VW Electromechanical Power Steering Rack
VW and other VAG group Vehicles prior to switching to an electric steering column for assist had an electrically assisted steering rack. Golf MK5 for example.
|1K1 909 144 L||MK5||VW Golf||LHD|
|1K2 909 144 F||MK5||VW Golf||RHD|
The rack can be used in failsafe mode simply by providing power to the unit as follows:
- There's a 2 pin connector with beefy pins: connect pin 2 to a permanent 12V though an 80 amp fuse, connect pin 1 to ground. Enable the rack though a switched/ignition 12V feed (10A fuse) to pin 4 (EN) of the smaller data connector.
If you want to use dynamic assist levels, you'll need to connect pin 1 to CAN-L and pin 2 to CAN-H, and send out the RPM on 0x280 where Bytes 2 and 3 are RPM*4. This must be above 600 for it to provide assistance.
The rack broadcasts 0x3D0 and 0x3D2