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Old 03-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #15
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Any confirmation by anyone on parts numbers? This is one I want to do ASAP.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #16
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Me too. I can't always feel the detent on the non-lit switch. I'd rather the bigger knob, but I'll take what I can get.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #17
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In for the p/n! Anyone have ETKA?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #18
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Me too. I can't always feel the detent on the non-lit switch. I'd rather the bigger knob, but I'll take what I can get.
I'm kinda thinking the smaller knob will help me see the diagrams on the passenger side of the car. The big knob hides the stuff to my right.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #19
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Ordered the Anthracite Pontentiometer for a 2007 GTI. It's scheduled to arrive today. I'll try to install it this weekend, and give you guys an update.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #20
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Whoa, $72? In that case think I can live with what I've got until I am near a junkyard someday and can pick one up cheap..
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #21
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Maybe Keffer has a better deal on the switch ?
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #22
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$67 there.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #23
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Ordered the Anthracite Pontentiometer for a 2007 GTI. It's scheduled to arrive today. I'll try to install it this weekend, and give you guys an update.
when it comes, if it doesn't have a red and black wire coming out of the back of it then send it back because they updated the part... just giving you a heads up. hopefully it comes in and it's exactly what you need, plus this info will open more doors for people.. thanks for looking it up.
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Got this put in after work. Took less than 10 minutes. I'd say 30 minutes if you've never took apart the sunroof panel before. Just follow the OP's pics. You don't have to disconnect any of the panel wires, only the switch wire. It'll save you a few minutes. Just be careful.

The part I ordered was correct and a perfect color match with the existing switch. Just some things to note:

For the following, "older" refers to the 2007 replacement part.

Good:

1) The older switch has a firmer close position click. Its also easier to feel the position due to the shape of the knob. Makes closing and opening it a lot more intuitive than the one that comes with our cars.

2) The lighted switch completes the panel a lot better.

3) Installation was a breeze since its a perfect match to our panel. The led wire socket is also preexisting. Just make sure you push it in all the way.

4) Anthracite is a perfect match to the existing switch and other panel switches.

Bad:

1) Expensive.

2) The click points on the older switch do not match the newer one. This means that every 3 clicks on the older switch equals one click on the newer one. Hardly any practical implication for every day use unless you have OCD.

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Existing switch on the left. Note the led switch has the wires coming out.




My panel is a mess with the V1 and auto dimming mirror wiring, so I just left it plugged in.











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Looks good. Would certainly prefer this style of knob, but probably won't pay that much to do it. Maybe I will lurk around the Mk5 forum and wait for someone who's parting out a totalled car.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #26
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Just follow the OP's pics. You don't have to disconnect any of the panel wires
yeah, I only did becuase I thought I was swapping panels


but thanks for the correct part number, looks like the only difference is "A" for the mk5 style and "C" for ours..

Great info, thanks for your contribution
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:34 AM   #27
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Got this put in after work. Took less than 10 minutes. I'd say 30 minutes if you've never took apart the sunroof panel before. Just follow the OP's pics. You don't have to disconnect any of the panel wires, only the switch wire. It'll save you a few minutes. Just be careful.

The part I ordered was correct and a perfect color match with the existing switch. Just some things to note:

For the following, "older" refers to the 2007 replacement part.

TurtleJames,
Looks like the back covers with the circuit boards attached to them are the same. Did you try switching the "older" switch's back with the round switch's back. I do believe that the LED on the "older" switch is on the circuit board, so if they are interchangeable, then you can get the LED light on the round switch since the white plastic on the round is opaque. However, would need to check to see if the "older" backing would affect how the roof opens with each click of the round switch.
When you have the time, would you be able to please verify this? Or anyone else?

Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #28
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TurtleJames,
Looks like the back covers with the circuit boards attached to them are the same. Did you try switching the "older" switch's back with the round switch's back.
Great question!
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