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Hi All,
Looking for some real world guidance.
My scenario is as follows....
1) Intermittent heavy steering, recently been operating fine, notice on here there are issues with wiring - will look into this later
2) Electronic steering issue - The car would let you in but not allow starting, steering lock on, had to get recovery who came with 4 x skids and delivered to my independent VW specialist
3) Indi - diagnosed that I needed a new steering column at £800.00 plus fitting and diagnostics (Circa £1200)
4) Found a second hand part (£100) from a VW dismantler, had them speak to my Indi and they both agreed that it could be programmed to the car
5) £100 2nd hand steering rack replaced, Indi cant reprogram the control box! - They are now telling me that after searching the internet and ringing main dealer and programming specialists that I need a brand new control unit for the steering column and that there initial quote of £1200 hadn't inc this ! That would have been £1800!


So now I have the 2nd hand steering column fitted awaiting a control unit, my Indi is telling me it has to be a brand new one at £600 but im not convinced, why cant it be a second hand one assuming you can get them and be reprogrammed...???


Anyone got any real world experience and can point me in the right direction?


Many thanks
Kevin
 

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