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OK, so I bought a blue MK5 back in February and quite frankly, never looked back! After driving it, I knew then I had to have one and got rid on my A4. It was the only one I want - the blue one! I searched for quite a while and originally went back to the first one I saw (price drop enticed me back). It had the majority of the things I wanted - heated seats and full leather. It was missing things like a headunit with sat nav, cruise control and a MFSW.

Here's a lists of things I've done. I've included some pictures too.

- ARB front replaced

- New tyres all round

- Android head unit installed with DAB, This is my second one as I decided against one with no buttons to go for a more stock look.

- converted a non MFSW into a MFSW

- retrofitted and coded cruise control.

- rear camera (mounted in the boot)

- underseat speaker (just to add a little bass which it was sadly lacking - not boy racer)

- Powerflex dog bone.

- new mats

- boot gas struts

- engine clean

- a full clay bar and compound on the bonnet. I still need to do the rest.

- a service - change of filters and oil

- led interior upgrade

- led sidelight upgrade

- touch up on stone chips

- subframe fix - bolts

- tidied up all the rubber with a silicone

I'm sure there's more but I will add to the list.

Anyway, enough of me rambling, here's some pictures.

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This is my current head unit. 32GB 4GB ram and pretty much does everything. Google maps, voice etc.

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This is my non-MFSW and a couple of pictures of the transformation.

I had to cut away the foam on the non-MFSW. A slow painful job. I did buy a passat sterering wheel and take the controls off that. It worked out cheper!

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This was the original Android screen I chose. With no buttons, it wasn't the best choice, it didn't look stock and the colour (glossy black) didn't quite match my interior.

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Thanks mate! Yes, it gave the interior a new lease of life. All the mod cons you get on the newer cars - DAB, handsfree, tv, Spotify, TPMS, Google maps, reverse camera etc. The list is endless. Coincidentally, the sound was also much improved when I fitted the new head unit.
 

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I used my steering wheel and airbag. Don't bother getting to buy the buttons separately. They were trying to charge me silly money. Buy a second hand steering wheel from ebay with the same buttons and take them off. It's the cheapest way to do it. Get yourself a decent knife and some patience.
 

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Sorry for the late reply.

That steering wheel should work but I did only pay 30 for a battered old wheel delivered

You will use the module and the buttons (screws too). Get yourself a nice, sharp knife.
 

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I can't even remember what I've done since I last posted. However, here's some new upgrades:

- New front wing (OEM) bye, bye rust.

- MK5 key upgraded to MK7 one with R bottom

- Gladden Extreme 10 speaker upgrade and amp (sounds much better)

- Sound deadening

- FM aerial converted to DAB (works perfect)

- Mats fitted (Plain black, good quality ones)

- CD changer removed

- LED upgrade inside but used Phillips bulbs and footwell leds.

- Nightbreaker Osram xenons

- Sweeping dynamic smoked wing mirror indicators

Next to do:

- Change the aerial to a shark fin to improve GPS

- powder coat all the wheels

- New grab handle

- Chrome tipped switches

- Replace CD changer with a cubby and possibly sink in a hidden cigarette lighter

- Door lights

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I done the cruise control myself. I had to upgrade a few parts, cut the steering wheels and used VCDS. Took a bit of time and patience. I had the horn going off constantly at one point!

Ebay will be fine for the sweeping indicators. I got mine from Aliexpress. They're all the same (pretty much)
 
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