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    Question Dash, Radio and Wheel controls swap. 2010 -> 2007

    Hey all.
    What's involved with taking the dash cluster, stereo and steering wheel out of a 2010 Jetta TDI and placing it into a 2007 2.5L Jetta? Is it even possible?


    I'm trading in my 2010 TDI and would like to steal the stereo to get my bluetooth back without the need to spend $600+ on a kit from crutchfield.
    I figure while I have the dash apart doing that, i might as well yank the dial cluster out too, right?


    Will the dash cluster from the 2010 even be compatible with the 2007?
    If nobody knows, maybe i'll just take a weekend and try it - this thread will then turn into a build log.

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    Default Re: Dash, Radio and Wheel controls swap. 2010 -> 2007

    the TDI cluster is not the same cluster if I am correct, the tach is lower than the 2.5 and you will run into immobilizer issues when swapping clusters
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    Yeah the TDI redlines at 5K or something and stops at 6K. The 2.5 Winds out to around 6k and stops at 8k.
    So i can't do the cluster but what about the stereo? I've done a Crutchfield install kit into an old Accord, and I'm very well versed with electronics, but I have no idea how integrated the VW stereos are with the rest of the car.


    Do you foresee any issues if I attempt the swap?

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    Default Re: Dash, Radio and Wheel controls swap. 2010 -> 2007

    Could possibly need the radio code, everything we get from work is preceded to match the vin that's the only issue you may run into


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    How do you get the radio code if you need it?
    Also I'm assuming I'll need a VAGCOM. I've been meaning to pick one up anyway seeing as how I plan on modding the hell out of this car in the future.

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    Default Re: Dash, Radio and Wheel controls swap. 2010 -> 2007

    I just decided to pick up a Crutchfield kit. Has everything I need and I don't miss the steering wheel controls as much as I thought I would.

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