Re: can I get a straight answer (Nite Ryder)
**OK LET'S CLEAR SOME THINGS UP HERE**
Things I know for a fact:
- the Cabrio gauge cluster includes just that - THE GAUGE CLUSTER
- the Cabrio cluster IS NOT
back lit. Never was. The top is lit up by 20 blue surface mount LEDs, the LCD screens each have 4 surface mount LEDs.
- a stock Cabrio cluster will not
work properly with a VR6. Both the speed and
the tachometer will be off. No if's and's or but's.
- You can
mod a Cabrio cluster to work with a VR6. Trust me, I've done it. It's expensive and it also isn't a straight plug and play affair.
If you wish to do it the factory way, save up your cash. Want a break down?
Cabrio cluster: $300CDN
Power window switches: $35CDN (you need two)
Power mirror adjustment switch: $40CDN
Cabrio headlight switch (mine's a Euro unit too... sweet, hey?): $140
Heated seat switch (surprisingly expensive!): $80CDN
AC/Recirc switch: $50CDN
Defrost switch: $25CDN
Sunroof switch (I bet you didn't even think of that, huh? I had to have mine custom made since a Cabrio obviously doesn't have a sunroof switch): $50CDN
Pricey, huh? You can try modifing the switches yourself, but remember that mine are covered by the VW parts warranty for a year. Also, if you want to do it FULLY factory, you'll need to add a Cabrio stereo deck. Luckily it's the same as any MK4 non-Monsoon deck, I picked mine up for $75CDN. (Total now is $830CDN
So, my setup is FULLY factory (with the exception of the Cabrio dash-texture) and it was expensive.
Can somebody PLEASE
archive this post? I've explained this three or four times now. And it's getting tiring typing it out so much.
[Modified by VWguy, 4:38 PM 2-6-2002]