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    1. 10-08-2019 04:21 PM #1
      Hello guys I'm new here, it says N00b 😁.

      I've got me a Jetta Hybrid 2013 SEL Premium.
      I'm interested in installing a Golf/ Golf GTI steering wheel with paddles and MD retrofitted.

      Basicly, what I'm looking for is a smaller steering wheel with all the functionality that I currently have, plus paddle shifters.

      I'm wondering what's the easiest swap to do? Is there any plug and play steering wheels? (I've got VCDS).
      If there isn't, what's my cheapest, best looking option?
      In a perfect scenario, I'd find something that's plug and play that can also use the airbag I currently have.

      I also might be retrofitting autopark on the car, I've seen a post somewhere and it's possible, so if the steering I'm retrofitting is compatible, that'd be great.

      What are your thoughts?

      Thank you for your time.

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    3. 10-09-2019 02:34 PM #2
      Any help 😞?

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      10-09-2019 02:51 PM #3
      It should be completely possible, I did a GTI wheel swap with paddles onto a 2010 TDI Sportwagen a while back with no issues. It should be minimal coding as well if I remember correctly.
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    6. 10-10-2019 02:01 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Veedubin02 View Post
      It should be completely possible, I did a GTI wheel swap with paddles onto a 2010 TDI Sportwagen a while back with no issues. It should be minimal coding as well if I remember correctly.
      Well, I'm aware that it's possible to switch with another steering.
      But I want something that's more of a plug and play, I don't want to do any wiring manually and mess with the car's harness, besides, if the airbag could fit, it'd save me a lot of money, one last thing, I have AFS, I don't know if it'd work with any steering.

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      10-10-2019 02:15 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by ABanat View Post
      Well, I'm aware that it's possible to switch with another steering.
      But I want something that's more of a plug and play, I don't want to do any wiring manually and mess with the car's harness, besides, if the airbag could fit, it'd save me a lot of money, one last thing, I have AFS, I don't know if it'd work with any steering.
      Replacing the steering wheel is plug and play as long as its from the same generation of vehicles. No wiring, nothing. Swap it and code for any added features like paddles. If you are switching to a sportier wheel generally they have a different airbag and its it is visually apparent.
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    8. 10-10-2019 03:07 PM #6
      Alright, do you have any ideas what I'd need if I wanted to install a golf mk7 wheel?

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      10-10-2019 03:22 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ABanat View Post
      Alright, do you have any ideas what I'd need if I wanted to install a golf mk7 wheel?
      I do not, in all seriousness you will need to search the forums including the Golf ones, see if anyone has put a 7 on a 6 golf and so on. It wouldn't surprise me if they were still plug n play but I don't know for sure.
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    10. 10-10-2019 03:59 PM #8
      Alright, thank you very much.

    11. 10-12-2019 12:17 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ABanat View Post
      Alright, thank you very much.
      I've done this in my old 2014 Jetta, retrofitting a GLI steering wheel with paddles. No coding was needed since it already had the tiptronic in the shifter, but yours could be different. Once you find the steering wheel you want to install, all you'll need is a flathead screwdriver to remove the airbag (turn the steering wheel left 90° and feel behind, stick flathead in and move the latch. Next rotate 180° in the other direction and find the other latch behind to set the airbag free.), Next you'll need a triple square socket nut driver to remove the wheel bolt (size 12 maybe, spring $20 bucks or so for a set of them) When you pull your airbag off after releasing the second clip, do it carefully and hold the airbag so you don't RIP or damage the multi-function wiring harness. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/-YeCorwqiUU

      Find your steering wheel on Amazon or ebay and sell your old one once you don't need it anymore. Give us an update on your project.

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