Figured..... my abs p/n didn't match any with rear disc. Can always put R brakes up front, but it would look like quagmire's left hand after he discovered the internet.
I'll get pics when done with steering wheel buttons keep this on topic lol
Different p/n's don't necessarily mean it's not doable.
All abs systems (ATM machine, PIN number...) work pretty much the same. The brain that operates the m/c gets its info by measuring individual wheel speeds. I'm wondering how changing from drums to discs would hinder a 2.5 Jetta's abs? Wheel diameter is still the same and I have a hard time believing the disc brake abs rings are radically different than those found on drum brake cars. But if they are, maybe it's not hard to use the rings from the drum brakes with the discs?
Sorry OP for going off topic - if this is covered somewhere else a link would be greatly appreciated.
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Regardless, Mike works at VW as a technician -- easily one of the more brilliant out there and the only reason I even bother keeping in contact with my home dealership. He also owns Euro-Werks and has plenty of features for his builds and talent.
Honestly, I trust his word on this and his confirmation that it could easily push over a grand to do and complete.
What he may know is more than myself so I take his word on it. Additionally, I would prefer not to disable my ABS on a DD....
I've given up complete hope on bothering.
Edit: If I had more information as to why it wouldn't work, I would elaborate, but I don't. Next time I see him, I will ask him to explain and go in depth.
Last edited by SimpleStaple; 04-18-2012 at 09:25 PM.
I did confirm that the sel and diesels use stalk controls. New stalk and possibly steering column module may be needed like the mkv. I can't confirm this, however. The steering wheel module is LIN bussed to the column module so that is why the wheel buttons are such an easy retrofit. ONE wire is needed for the buttons to work and that is why if the car has left buttons the right ones will work....the communication wire is already there.
Last edited by rustlerdude; 04-19-2012 at 08:51 AM.
I have a '12 se + convince. I see that all I need is the switch for it to work. where is the harness that plugs into the back of the new switch or does the harness come with the switch? I didn't see it in the photos in the beginning.....just where it plugs in.
also what's the p/n# for the switch I need? I saw someone posted 2 different ones above. Not sure which one I need.
Last edited by gti rt; 04-21-2012 at 11:14 AM.
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