I'm watching this thread with much interest as I've just bought an 08 MCS
with no MFSW and although I did want it, I talked myself into it not being that important because I wouldn't use cruise control and I am perfectly capable of changing my stereo using the ordinary controls! However, it's still on my want list, especially as I now hear that you can control your iPod\iPhone with it if you have the right bits.
My section on RealOEM says the following:
i Retrofit possible by replacing
multifunction steering wheel switch and
steering column switch cluster.
Code retrofit with Software Service
Station (SSS) via "Retrofit CIP" path.
Vehicles with standard steering wheel
must be converted to Sport steering
01 Set, Mfunction switches, Sport str.wheel 1 32306773645 +core
01 Set, Mfunction switches, Sport str.wheel 1 32309190802 +core
01 Set, Mfunction switches, Sport str.wheel 1 32309200098 +core
Am really hoping that this means that my car is able to have this retrofitted for not too much money. My main dealer seems to like making as much money as possible so I'm concerned that a "couple of hours coding" could cost me about £200 over and above the cost of the parts. Is software coding classed as something other than labour? I guess I'll find out when the parts people are back in tomorrow but I'm so impatient! I only put the deposit on the car on Saturday!