Caddy steering wheel MF overlay

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Caddy steering wheel MF overlay

Post by tonymaroney » Tue May 19, 2020 3:40 am

Hi Everyone,
First post here and a new owner of a Caddy 2K (2CA) 2014 1.6L TDi. I'm loving this car and I'm finding it fantastic for mountain bike adventures!
I am going to swap the head unit for a Pioneer android auto unit, and I'll put a rear view camera in as well, and with that I'll be pretty content, but it would be "preferable" to have a MFSW. I've looked through a heap of posts and I understand the basics (ie get a new MFSW inc airbag, replace the slip ring, and a controller etc) but I was wondering if anyone has ever tried one of these sorts of things:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000698771854.html
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Note: This one isn't suitable, but it's an example of what I'm talking about)
Yes, they are questionable and I agree that replacing the steering wheel is a far better idea, but that will have to wait for a year of so until funds are available and I wouldn't mind having a solution in the meantime. Basically it's a stick-on overlay that has it's own battery, and it communicates via bluetooth with a module that you plug into the back of the headunit.
The second question is...these overlay units are available for Golfs, polos, tiguans, transporters etc but none of them specifically mention Caddys. I wrote to about 5 sellers, and included a picture of my wheel, but none of them will commit to saying theirs will fit. The question is: is there a golf, polo, tiguan, transporter or some other VW that came out with exactly the same wheel as my Caddy: Image
If a polo etc did then I can buy a Polo overlay and give it a go.
Regards,
Tony

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Re: Caddy steering wheel MF overlay

Post by Doc » Tue May 19, 2020 7:28 am

Hi, welcome to the forum.

I've never seen these Bluetooth overlays before, it's an interesting concept.

From the listing you have linked, the option A looks like it is for the Caddy4 style steering wheel.
The option B is for the wheel that came on some VWs 2010-2015 but only on caddys built with multi function.
There doesn't appear to be an option to fit your style of steering wheel.

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Re: Caddy steering wheel MF overlay

Post by tonymaroney » Wed May 20, 2020 8:17 am

Thanks Doc.
There are quite a few around, but none of them seem quite right. I saw a video on how to fit it and tune it to the radio, and it's pretty clever stuff actually.

Do we know if any other VW or SEAT car came out with the exact same shaped wheel as what I have? I was thinking the most basic Polo or maybe a transporter or something low end might have had the non-multifunction steering wheel with the same shape.
I've done a lot of searching and some look very similar but it's hard to know if the dimensions are identical (and those MFSW overlays would need an exact fit).
Regards,
Tony

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