Ok, I've read through pretty much most of the threads on this swap, but there isn't much mention of the issue I might encounter. I have a 2006 Passat with 4 spoke MFSW and red highline MFD. I recently purchased a MKVI MFSW with paddle shifters from a member, who was kind enough to send me a link to this info below:-
Retrofitting a mk6 wheel into a mk5
You can swap any 3 or 4 spoke steering wheel across any mk5 mk6 Golf, Jetta, GLI, or GTI, and Eos. However, this only means the steering wheel will turn the front wheels. The 3 vs. 4 spoke steering wheels and mk5 vs. mk6 do not use the same airbag. The mk5 steering wheel (2005.5-2009) buttons and menu are different from the mk6 wheel (2010+). If you swap the mk6 wheel into a mk5, the right spoke's left and back buttons won't work. The left spoke button functionality depends on if you use BAP communication in the control module coding. If not, the left and right buttons won't do anything. If you don't, the left spoke left and right buttons will control radio station/track. In addition, BAP will disable nav or audio information in the MFD if you have a red screen MFD. Obviously, if you swap the mk6 wheel into any mk6, all buttons will work assuming the correct control module and coding.
My question is, has anyone here with my similar setup done this swap and not encountered any button issues? If not, how was it overcame? If there were issues, what were they and were you still able to use most of them for changing tracks and accessing menu options in the MFD?
Sorry for the long winded post, but as this is a pretty major piece of equipment, I can't afford to have any issues.