Flat bottom Steering Wheel with active controls… on a MK1 TT??


After installing a Flat Bottom steering wheel in my Mk1 (and comfort blinkers), my goal was to have the radio controls and Bluetooth phone and handsfree functions working directly from it.

It’s easier said than done, believe me! I searched forums and found a potential source of help… HazzyDayz. Yes them again! After all, they are specialists… So I gave them a buzz and figured out a way for them to help me. Since I’m located in Canada, I had to ship my newly installed steering wheel across the pound oh sorry, pond. J While I’m at it, the journey across the ocean cost me a few squid oh I mean quid. Sorry you had to read that.

So I shipped it to HazzyDayz and they worked on it for quite some time. They then told me they would need my radio to test it on a bench. Thank god for long Canadian winters! I didn’t mind sending it over as the TT was stored for a few months.

So time passed and I finally got them back, plus A LOT of wiring to plug everywhere. I wanted to install it myself but it was a bit over my expertise! Have a look at the pics below…

So I went to a local radio shop and they were kind enough to install it. They had to contact HazzyDayz a few times apparently, but got it to work as planned.

So I’m now a proud owner of one of the only few Mk1s with functional steering wheel controls over the OEM radio. 🙂

Speaking of OEM radio, my following post will be on how I changed all speakers & amplifier but kept the original radio in place. (Why you may ask! Simple answer: Because I want to & will pay for it lol)

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About andre-martin hobbs

I started this blog just recently because I have so much fun modifying my MK1 TT... that I need to let the world know! And it's also a good reference when looking back at my mods. Ciao for now! Andre
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5 Responses to Flat bottom Steering Wheel with active controls… on a MK1 TT??

  1. Edd says:

    Can’t imagine doing that to my 05 Roadster TT Quattro . I’m trying to install puddle lights not much luck yet . There are no courtesy on stock door. Any suggestions ? P.S. That mod of yours sounds awesome

  2. Nate says:

    Nice! Looking forward to your next post on the speaker and amp update. I’m planning to do the same, keep the OEM radio and just change speakers/amp. Reason is same as yours, because I like it like that 😀

  3. ttwsm says:

    I’ve also done the same – replaced everything but the Concert II head unit. Oh and added a subwoofer. Trying to figure out the navigation control unit so that I can use that to operate some other aftermarket stuff that I’d like to integrate as if stock.

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