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Mk6 GTI Steering Wheel to Mk5 GTI


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Chapel Hill, NC
This thread has been a godsend. Thank you all for your input. I have read this twice now and am pretty sure this hasn't been asked, but my apologies if so... Can this function with a lowline cluster? I have been told yes, but just want to make sure.

Thanks for the help!


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Hi I installed a Mk6 GTI steering wheel today into my mk5 golf with a steering column controller module : part# 1K0 953 549 CH. which I got on ebay, my car also has the mk6 Cruise control stalk : part# 1K0 953 513 G and Slip spring . part# : 1K0 959 653 rev C.

Currently the guy who programmed it has no idea what has happened but we are unable to get the power steering working anymore and the cruise control is not functioning either.

this is the error code that came up on vag com
18104/P1696/005782 - Powertrain Data Bus: Implausible Message from Steering Column Controller

can anybody help me because the volkswagen specialist mechanic has no idea what has gone wrong, he has never had this happen before???


New member
Comox Valley
I just want to clarify what id need to go from my 06 Jetta non MFSW to a 2010+ MFSW?
Wheel, airbag, airbag harness, and steering wheel control module? Do i need a different clock spring or anything with the cruise control?

Thanks in advance


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Driver Seat
So we have a modified K04 ED30/ Pirelli Edition and have swapped a MK6 non mfsw into it complete with same airbag that was with the mk6 wheel from donor car.
Both cars are non mfsw.

Initially did not change any other hardware other than wheel and airbag and straight away paddle shift doesnt work and horn doesnt work.
Have since ordered and fitted
MK6 Cruise stalk
CH module
and the airbag harness wiring

Horn still not working and paddles not working
Cant see any fault codes in steering

The original coding above wont be accepted by the new CH module as it says 'out of range'
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I think you may have made a mistake of simply copy&paste the original coding that you had in your original module.

I'd then leave the CH module installed, and try the stock MK5steering wheel (including cable and horn) to see if the horn sounds (to eliminate a faulty steering wheel ribbon / harness / horn button).

I'd use VCDS to do an output test of the horn with your car as it is NOW. If the horn sounds, then the CH module is good, and no coding needs to be done (but the suspect becomes the steering wheel ribbon/ harness/ dirty horn button contacts).