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    mainly cause i dont know how to hook it on the computer but there is more.. i dont really like their look and they can sometimes give you hard times when driving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quaraxkad View Post
    Why not use a wireless remote?

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    That would look SUPPPPPER whack on a car that has a custom computer, Amp's, Subwoofers, Custom paint/doors/dash/Leather and new carpet.

    Imagine that your car is so pimped out. Then you get the idea for easy access using your Steering wheel. Well your whole car is boss and you are going for a clean, modern, and sleek feel. Having a Gray snap on remote that costs like 10$ from china is not going to do it. This tutorial is a little to basic considering the final result is not the best but the idea is awesome.

    Sand your steering wheel more by the way lol.

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    lol thanks will do when i have the time

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    don't like!

    i would prefer something like the attached image of an seat ibiza radio remote, it's attached behind the steering wheel, and should look more OEM
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    what part of the " i cant pass cables through my steering wheel" you failed to understand ? If i used something BEHIND the steering wheel, then it would be as "disturbing" as using the touch screen instead... whats the point?? although it could be a good addition to the steering wheel buttons, for some less used functions.

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    ^^^ you can awlays pass wire from the wheel to the/down the shaft....you just havent figured out how to do it yet...

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    settra, do a search for 'slip ring' this is how OEM steering wheel buttons passwires through the steering wheel.


    Or maybe you can get a later model Audi's steering wheel which will fir your car and use the buttons on that.


    That is what I did with my BMW E36

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    Enforcer, wouldn't a new wheel require a cable reel be installed? I'm guessing that is what the slip ring is. I've not installed my new wheel and am unsure where exactly the cable reel sits. I just know how they work and I see in all my electrical diagrams that anything going to the steering wheel just says "cable reel"

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    The 'cable reel' is really the 'slip ring' or 'clock spring'. It usually fits to the back of the steering wheel and plugs into it.

    Basically it is a flat cable that is rolled up into a spring.


    There are three main things to be concerned about retrofitting a newer Steering Wheel.

    1. the actual fit to the sterring wheel stalk. - Using a steering wheel from the same Car Maker usually gurantees this but you still need to check.

    2. Airbag fitment and trigger - If your car does not already have an airbag, then this is not a worry.

    3. Will the new steering wheel and it's 'cable reel' (clock spring/ slip ring) fit and connect OK with the stalks.

    4. Decoding the signals from the buttons once you have connected them through the cable reel.


    Have a look at the thread I linked to in my above post, there are a number of pictures that show the steps I went through.

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