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Old 01-10-2017, 06:43 AM   #441 (permalink)
 
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Question on this install, I just ordered a leather wheel complete with all buttons in it (Except gears) from a 2014. I have a 2013 ST with no audio buttons and RA1. I have new mirror w/ Mic's and 8.4 RA4 nav ready to install.

For this steering wheel, because I'm buying it complete, does it already have the additional harness installed inside of it ? I'm assuming I'll just swap airbag , wheels, PnP and go .. then should be able to install the 8.4 and use it with stock slightly not fitting bezel.

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Question on this install, I just ordered a leather wheel complete with all buttons in it (Except gears) from a 2014. I have a 2013 ST with no audio buttons and RA1. I have new mirror w/ Mic's and 8.4 RA4 nav ready to install.



For this steering wheel, because I'm buying it complete, does it already have the additional harness installed inside of it ? I'm assuming I'll just swap airbag , wheels, PnP and go .. then should be able to install the 8.4 and use it with stock slightly not fitting bezel.



Just need to know if I need to order parts first. Thanks!


The new wheel doesn't have the gear buttons. Do you need those? If so you could take them off your current wheel and put them on the new one before you install it.
The new wheel will have the correct harness inside it, you should be good to just swap if you don't need the gear buttons.
If you use the stock RA1 bezel be prepared to push on it kind of hard to get it to click in place over the RA4. I ran like that for a bit before we were able to make the conversion harnesses to use the correct 8.4 bezels.


I wonder what this button does?
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The new wheel doesn't have the gear buttons. Do you need those? If so you could take them off your current wheel and put them on the new one before you install it.
The new wheel will have the correct harness inside it, you should be good to just swap if you don't need the gear buttons.
If you use the stock RA1 bezel be prepared to push on it kind of hard to get it to click in place over the RA4. I ran like that for a bit before we were able to make the conversion harnesses to use the correct 8.4 bezels.

I wonder what this button does?
I do need the gear +/- .. haven't quite figured out what they do other than preventing upshift passed the selected gear but thats for another thread.

yea I will just pull the gear buttons from my old steering wheel. I got it for $125CAD+shipping, stoked to get this mod going!! Need me some hands free.
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A little confused on the wiring. Obviously the 2 wires for the switches, but the rest of it...especially the long flat plug in what does that hook too?
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The long flat plug sounds like the one that connects to the controls on the front of the wheel for the cruise control, gears, evic, and hands free controls.


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Yep I figured it out. The wiring is replaced by the new harness, not added along with the other.
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[QUOTE=cgeorgemo;1437911]The long flat plug sounds like the one that connects to the controls on the front of the wheel for the cruise control, gears, evic, and hands free controls.


By the way...thanks for chiming in. I was in the wrench mode at the time.

It works beautifully, and I really like the leather wrapped wheel.
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