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9 hours ago, fla said:

Graham yours will be the most technologically advanced Corrado on the planet!

 

originally the idea was that adding some new tech would make it reliable, but then again, adding to much can cause its own problems, just hope I have the skills to get it all working together 🙂

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********Name change**************

 

Didn't think the rado20vt was appropriate anymore so now a more sensible name chosen

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The wheel from the mk7 golf / caddy / polo etc is not longer any good for what I need because it does not have the shift paddles

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This had been modified to use the Corrado horn plate and is up in the for sale section if anyone is interested

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So picked up this from a mk5 GTI, has the paddles and slightly better grips 😁

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2 hours ago, GrahamU said:

The wheel from the mk7 golf / caddy / polo etc is not longer any good for what I need because it does not have the shift paddles

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This had been modified to use the Corrado horn plate and is up in the for sale section if anyone is interested

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So picked up this from a mk5 GTI, has the paddles and slightly better grips 😁

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I've got the same wheel, yet to be fitted but replaced the gti badge with a plain insert. 

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1 hour ago, fla said:

I've got the same wheel, yet to be fitted but replaced the gti badge with a plain insert. 

I am looking to change the badge with either a plain one or maybe speak to renewert on facebook and see if he can make a Corrado badge to fit it 🙂

 

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Graham? Any advice on how to remove the airbag module completely from the frame without it blowing up in my face? It also weighs a fair bit! Thanks. Hasan

 

Edit:  Found this link on how to remove.  I'll try and use something else to hold the tabs in place to remove the cage though as opposed to cutting them off.

https://www.golfmkv.com/forums/index.php?threads/diy-replace-and-remove-airbag-cover.125838/

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On 11/2/2020 at 11:08 PM, fla said:

Graham? Any advice on how to remove the airbag module completely from the frame without it blowing up in my face? It also weighs a fair bit! Thanks. Hasan

 

Edit:  Found this link on how to remove.  I'll try and use something else to hold the tabs in place to remove the cage though as opposed to cutting them off.

https://www.golfmkv.com/forums/index.php?threads/diy-replace-and-remove-airbag-cover.125838/

That link pretty much shows what I did, 

Mine had not blown, from memory, the plastic cover is clipped on, once that was removed I took out the bag then unbolted the explosive.

I still have the explosive in the garage, have been thinking about a controlled experiment 😁

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i'm struggling to find thin enough strips to keep the clips in the open position!  Using jewellers screwdrivers and some wiper blade steel strips but its pretty fiddly.. Then again we're comparing your skills with mine...

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Latest purchased from ebay, had been quoted £100 each when I asked at a breakers, there were some cheaper on ebay then these came up and I got them for £28.50.

Will check them over and maybe give them a service before fitting.

Just need to progress this now so I can get some pictures up of them fitted 😁

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And after seeing some good work on ebay, I copied their idea 😊 and will use this to modify the center trim and fit my radio, climate control and a cup holder better

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8 hours ago, GrahamU said:

And after seeing some good work on ebay, I copied their idea 😊 and will use this to modify the center trim and fit my radio, climate control and a cup holder better

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I was looking at one of these the other day with a view to doing something the same. My Climatronic panel doesn’t always stay put in the console. How well does this fit into the Corrado dash?

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7 hours ago, tonedef said:

I was looking at one of these the other day with a view to doing something the same. My Climatronic panel doesn’t always stay put in the console. How well does this fit into the Corrado dash?

I'll get some pics of mine up as I do it but these are some pics that have given me the inspiration, they are from Tam on here but taken from Facebook

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Of course these pics are for a late dash whereas mine will be an early

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On 11/6/2020 at 1:31 PM, GrahamU said:

I'll get some pics of mine up as I do it but these are some pics that have given me the inspiration, they are from Tam on here but taken from Facebook

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Of course these pics are for a late dash whereas mine will be an early

Thanks, I like that, it looks like a decent fit, I’m just not sure about losing the ashtray/lighter even though one’s not used and the other has been replaced with a usb socket. Plus there’s the second din slot I don’t need...I see this is going to need thinking about?

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10 minutes ago, tonedef said:

Thanks, I like that, it looks like a decent fit, I’m just not sure about losing the ashtray/lighter even though one’s not used and the other has been replaced with a usb socket. Plus there’s the second din slot I don’t need...I see this is going to need thinking about?

I know what you mean, I don't need the double din either but with mine being an early dash, my thinking is that the vents are larger, and with the climate in place I already have to modify the ashtray and the lighter surround so with the added space for the cup holder the height wont be far off with maybe enough room for a small panel with the USB chargers in it

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Made a start on my dash insert.

This was my first attempt some time ago, the climate is too big and needed the ask tray trimming which was never gonna look right

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My plan is to use the radio aperture of the Corrado and add a cup holder and the climate control mount then with whats left use for a couple of USB ports, 1 that goes directly into the rado and another for charging

 

this is what I started with

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First stage was to cut the mk4 part into pieces

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I then stitched together the cup holder to the top of the climate using a soldering iron to plastic weld them

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Cut out the old ashtray and lighter and trimmed the edges to allow the mk4 plastic to fit onto it

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Then stitched it all together

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and finished up with this

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Well done mate, that is very impressive.  Keep pushing the boundaries.

What are your plans below the climatronic? 

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And in other news

So much of what I am fitting needs the ABS, my first thought was to use an Arduino to replicate the CAN messages but decided that I could use a real one, well at least most of it as I dont want the full ABS fitted.

The EPB, DSG, ECM, gateway and cluster all need the CAN data from the ABS, and hopefully with the front wheel speed sensors fitted the milage will work for the cluster so I can feed that into the MoTeC display.

A little trip to my local breakers and I picked up the ECU from the ABS of a Passat that has the electric park brake. Stripped it from the hydraulic and grabbed the cable as well

Stripped it down to remove all the coils, put it back into its housing and put a back onto it.

Checked to make sure I have the data and its working 🙂

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And one final update today, because I have the BCM from the mk5 I am also fitting the stalks so I am now looking at the wiper motor which means I can also look at auto wipers with this little sensor 

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