R8 steering wheel upgrade to 2015


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    R8 steering wheel upgrade to 2015

    Guys
    Trying to upgrade my r8 steering hweel to a new audi s3 2015 steering hweel. pic attached.
    The mutlifunction plug is smaller than my r8 but still has 3 color matched wires.
    The air bag plug is also the same but wired differently and the securing clip is slightly differet. pic atatched.
    Im aaware i mya have to amend the wiring harness, but 1. can it be done. 2. has itbeen done. 3. anyhelp would be appreciated.
    New Steering wheel part number: 8V0419091
    New airbag part number: 8V0880201
    kind regards
    anthony
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    Re: R8 steering wheel upgrade to 2015

    I changed mine over when I bought the car. Rather than buying a new wheel from another model, I had it refinished by a UK company I've used before a few times - might be worth considering to save the hassle.

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    Re: R8 steering wheel upgrade to 2015

    Short answer is 1) NO. or rather, NOT without an unusual amount of cost. Plugs, buttons, functions just don't match up to the electronics of the Gen 1 R8. Even the last of the Gen 1 cars used electronics (essentially from the A3/TT) of 2007 - and while some modules were updated somewhat, you can see that the steering wheels just didn't make it til Gen 2.
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