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Offline GLIDN

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DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« on: September 19, 2015, 05:29:52 pm »
Decided to finally make this mod public so anyone can do it if they have tools, steering wheels and associated parts.

Basically to make the MK4 GTI 3 spoke steering wheel fit into a MK3.
Here is a photo of what I have done so far.


Will update this thread as I go along over the next few days, including the parts used to make it possible.

Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake

Offline choppy16v

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 07:59:55 pm »
looking forward to this

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 09:52:41 pm »
Not so subtle product placement there.  ;D

Offline GLIDN

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 06:34:26 pm »
it's my only spot to work on, the floor that is.

Have made more progress on this steering wheel. Test fitting it in the next day or so. If all goes well, I will do the full write up.
Just not worth providing everyone with half measures of information, until done

« Last Edit: September 29, 2015, 06:36:35 pm by GLIDN »
Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake

Offline GottaMkII

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 09:45:58 am »
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Offline GLIDN

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 02:14:11 pm »
Finally got a chance for some updates and test fitment.

Good news is Airbag light operates just as per OEM, Horn also works.
Only need to transfer the trigger plate from the MK3 steering wheel to the MK4 steering wheel so that the slip ring works correctly.

So will try to get this completed this weekend so that I can start using the MK4 steering wheel from Monday.
If all goes well? I will take photo's and try my best to explain what I have done, so that anyone else can also try this mod if they wish.

Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake

Offline vwtec

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2016, 12:11:17 pm »
How did it go?

Offline GLIDN

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 10:10:37 am »
How did it go?

I have one final adjustment to make. Then I'll post everything.
My time has just been very much tied up in helping family the past 6 months.
So my car related stuff has been put on the back burner.
Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake

Offline GLIDN

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Re: DIY: MK4 GTI steering wheel into a MK3 GTI
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 04:21:13 pm »
I'm updating this purely, as I have loaned my mk3 to a family member a few months ago.
Advised they can use it for as long as they need.

As soon as I finally get the car back, I can fit the steering wheel and finalize all the relevant information. In case anyone else would like to perform this swap in their car too.
Top Secret Project
MK3 GTI 16v Tornado Red - under the knife soon
Mk3 12v VR6 Variant
MK5 GTI DSG - Unitronic Stage 1 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake |Tuned by HSP Tuning |
MK6 GTI DSG -  Unitronic Stage 2 | Stage 1 DSG | Unitronic Intake