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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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Edited by stuartj9, 09 June 2019 - 06:41 PM.


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Looks really nice. Makes such a big difference the new head unit. Those old ones did not age well.

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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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Kudos with the steering wheel it's an upgrade I'm tempted on mine.
How much was the wheel and did it come with an airbag?

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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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Interesting....
So do you have to remove the wheel or just the airbag?
I'm guessing all the wiring is already in place behind the wheel you just need the buttons and the module that fits at the bottom?

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/352684354353

Is that all I need to buy?

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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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Looks amazing. Who did you get to do your cruise control?



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I agree, looks like a great example. Can I ask where to get the 'swooping' indicators? I've seen a few on the bay, but quality is a bit dubious.

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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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MK6 climate added. Still needs coding and wiring joining but working as is. 

 

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Cherry red hazard. I liked the look of them but once fitted, it looks miles better. 

 

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