Electrical Hardware

CAN Gateways

What is CAN Bus? CAN (Controller Area Network) bus is a modern, digital way of connecting devices in your vehicle. For example, in most 2006 and later Volkswagens, speed information is relayed to the Engine Control Unit from the Anti-lock Brake System controller via (and only by) the CAN bus. Information from the Engine Control Unit to the Speedometer is also only relayed by the CAN bus.

In order to have these newer motors function correctly, we need to convert the digital CAN signals to conventional analog signals and vice versa.


New version 4.5 !

Combines the best features of the original CAN2DASH, plus the capabilities of our Tachotronic module to adjust speed signals from 0.10x to 10x

CAN2DASH by Fast Forward Automotive

The CAN2DASH converts CAN bus signals into conventional signals for older vehicles. This is useful when you are installing a 2000 model or later Volkswagen Automobile Group motor into an older vehicle that uses conventional signals for the Tachometer, Check Engine Light, EPC Light and Glow Plug Light.


This is perfect for Pumpe Duse, Common Rail, 1.8T, VR6, and TFSI ECUs that do not have conventional wired outputs for:

  • Check Engine Light

  • Glow Plug or EPC Light

  • Tachometer - 4 and 6 cylinders outputs


All the features of CAN2DASH plus:

  • Speed Signal Calibration - Adjust the speed of your electronic speedometer or adjust the input frequency for automatic transmission swaps when you piggybacking off the OE Power Control Unit's crank position input.


This is where we can customize the CAN2DASH to suit your needs. If the OBD system can read it we can do something with it, with features like:

  • Radiator Fan Control

  • Trigger a Relay at a certain Boost pressure

  • Do something at a certain engine speed (shift light)

  • Trigger a light or relay for too hot turbo (common rail and BHW only)


  • Bosch EDC15 | Volkswagen Part Number 038 906 01x (engine codes: ALH, ARL etc.)

  • Bosch EDC16 | Volkswagen Part Number 038 906 01x (engine codes: BEW, BHW etc.)

  • Bosch EDC16 | Volkswagen Part Number 03G 906 02x (engine codes: BRM etc.)

  • Bosch EDC17 | Volkswagen Part Number 03L 906 01x (engine codes: CBAA, CJAA etc.)

  • Bosch MED7.5.x | Volkswagen Part Number 06A 906 032 x (Most 2000+ 1.8T - AWP, AWM)

  • Bosch MED9.1.x | Volkswagen Part Number 1Q0 907 115 x (Most 2L TFSI - BGB, BPG, BYK, BWT, BPY)

If you don’t see your engine here, please email us at support@fastforward.ca to see if it is compatible.

CAN2DASH Price: C$250 / US$200

CAN2DASH+ Price: C$300 / USD$240

$25 discount when purchasing a harness!

Purchase Link: CAN2DASH

User Manual: CAN2DASH

UDS2DASH (Better Imaging Coming Soon)

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UDS2DASH by Fast Forward Automotive

The UDS2DASH converts USD bus signals into conventional signals. This is useful when you are installing a 2016 model or later Volkswagen Automobile Group motor into an older vehicle that uses conventional signals for the Tachometer, Check Engine and Glow Plug Lights, and Radiator Fan Control, as the EDC17U64 ECU doesn't have conventional wired outputs for those circuits.

Price: C$500 / US$400

User Manual: coming soon!

We're looking for BETA testers!

* User selectable between 4 or 6 cylinder tachometers - customization is available.** User selectable between on at 102/104C and off at 98/96C - further customization is available.
*** On only when engine is running
We can change any these settings to match what you need.

Signal Processors and Converters

Tachometer Converter

Tachometer Converter (Digital to Analog) by Fast Forward Automotive

This converter enables a traditional coil-driven tachometer to use a 5 or 12V square wave signal that is generated by modern ECUs and hall sensors.

Compatibility: Pre 1993 Volkswagen, Pre 2000 Toyota, Suzuki, Jeep, and many more!

Single Price: C $50 / US $40
Six Pack Price: C $240 / US $190 (contact us to order)

Purchase Link: Tachometer Converter

User Manual: Hasenwerk Digital to Analog Tachometer Converter

Logic Converter

Logic Converter by Fast Forward Automotive

This is a “NOT gate” or inverter circuit. When the Input is 12V, the Output will be GND. When the Input is GND, the Output is 12V.

Use Example #1: Brake Input Correction

1999.5 and later Volkswagen ECUs have two brake inputs that are opposite signals from each other that must switch at the same time or else you will have an "implausible input" and the ECU will throw a check engine light. This silent solid state switch will ensure that "F" and "F47" inputs will switch at the same time and all that is required is to connect this to the brake light circuit, no additional brake switch is required.

Use Example #2: Revered Polarity Status Lights

If you have a check engine or glow plug light that uses a switched 12V input as opposed to the switched ground that the Volkswagen ECU provides, the Hasenwerk Logic Converter will resolve that problem.

Use Example #3: Oil pressure switch

Volkswagen oil pressure senders go to ground when they achieve pressure, Toyota (and some other makes) instrument pods want to see the opposite signal.

Compatibility: Universal

Price: C $20 / US $16
Six Pack Price: C $ 120 / US$ 96

Purchase Link: Logic Converter

User Manual: Logic Converter


Tachotronic by Fast Forward Automotive

Tachotronic calibrates your tachometer, speedometer, or other speed input.

  • Simple four-wire design: Power, ground, input, and output

  • Frequency multiplication depends on model ordered

  • Convert Tachometer signals from 4 cylinder, to 6 or 8 cylinder tachometers

  • Convert 8000 pulse per mile Speed Sensors to be accurate with Volkswagen ECUs

  • Input: Square Wave, 5V or 12V

  • Ouput: Square Wave 12V

Tachotronic 426 - makes 6 Cylinder Tachometers work with a 4 cylinder tachometer signal)

Tachotronic 428 - makes 8 Cylinder Tachometers work with a 4 cylinder tachometer signal)

Tachotronic 8000 - makes 8000 ppm vehicle speed sensors compatible with Volkswagen ECUs)

Tachotronic Custom - custom ratio specified by you!

Price: C $60 / US $40

Purchase Link: Tachotronic

Hasenwerk Two-Wire Cruise Control Adapter

Hasenwerk Two-Wire Cruise Control Adapter

The Hasenwerk Two-Wire Cruise Control Adapter adapts modern "two wire" Cruise Control button systems to make them compatible with Volkswagen ECUs and other Cruise Control Systems that require separate ON|OFF, SET, RESUME and CANCEL functions.


- Toyota Pickup, 4Runner and most other models.- Ford Ranger / Explorer and most other models.

Price: To Be Announced - Prototype is going to production! - ETA 2022 2nd quarter!

User Manual: Two-Wire Cruise Control Adapter

Hasenwerk Two-Wire Cruise Control Adapter

2006+ PWM AC Converter

Allows modern PWM AC compressors (most 2006+ VW engines) to work on older vehicles that have an ON|OFF style electric clutch.

Compatibility: Most 2006 and later motors. BRM, CBEA, CJAA, etc.

Price: C $25 / US $20

Purchase Link: Boost Gauge Adapter

3 bar MAP sensor

MAP Sensors

Most TDIs have a stock 2.5 bar MAP sensor, which enables the ECU to read up to 25 PSI boost pressure. To go for a Stage 4 or higher tune a 3.0 or 4.0 bar MAP sensor is required.

Compatibility: Most *tuned* cars, installing on a non-tuned car will result in a bad day!

Genuine Bosch 3 bar MAP Price: C $60 / US $48
Genuine Bosch 4 bar MAP Price: C $75 / US $60

Purchase Link: Bosch 3 bar MAP
Purchase Link: Bosch 4 bar MAP

Boost Gauge Adapter

Boost Gauge Adapter

Aluminum 3 bar boost gauge adapter. The Center hole is 11.5mm diameter and will only fit "051 C" 3 bar MAP sensors..

Compatibility: Most *tuned* cars.

Price: C $25 / US $20

Purchase Link: Boost Gauge Adapter

N75 Valve

N75 Valve

The N75 valve takes inputs from the ECU to control the boost level of the turbo by regulating the amount of vacuum going to the vacuum actuator on the turbo.

Compatibility: Most 2000 an later TDIs: ALH | BEW | BHW | BRM | CBEA | CJAA etc

Price: C $50 / US $40

Purchase Link: N75 Valve

User Manual: N75 Valve Connection Information

Vehicle Speed Sensors

A Vehicle Speed Sensor or VSS is a device that measures the speed of a vehicle by reading the speedometer, CV joint, Universal Joint, drive shaft or similar rotation and converting that motion into electrical signals that read by the the engine's computer, speedometer, cruise control or similar system.

Most Volkswagen Audi Group product before 2006 want to see a speed input ratio of 1Hz to 1km/h. In other words, at 100km/h (62mph) the input frequency for a speedometer or Engine Control Unit needs to be 100Hz. 2006 and later vehicles use CAN bus to communicate speeds to the ECU.

If the VSS is going to be used to only for Cruise Control or Engine Management purposes 100% accurate speed isn't necessary as they need to know if you are moving and if so, are accelerating, decelerating or maintaining a constant speed. If you are looking for 100% accurate measurement for speedometer use then a signal calibration unit may be necessary as well.

Hasenwerk Universal VSS

Universal VSS

This is a simple, IP67 waterproof, universal Vehicle Speed Sensor for most vehicles with CV joints or a drive-shaft. One pulse per bolt - no external magnets are needed. This video details an example installation.

This sender can be also used to generate a tachometer signal if you are running a full mechanical configuration, or a 2006 and later engines with no discreet tachometer signal coming from the ECU.

Compatibility: Universal

Single Price: C $60 / US48
Six Pack Price: C $290 / US $230 (contact us to order)

Purchase Link: Universal VSS

User Manual: Hasenwerk Universal VSS

SpeedPuls VSS

SpeedPuls VSS

The SpeedPuls VSS is switchable between 5V and 12V outputs. Has a status LED that illuminates when a valid signal is detected and is a direct fit for most 1982 to 1999 Volkswagen and Audi Speedometers. The 4P model generates four pulses per cable rotation and the 8P generates 8 pulses. Works with both Volkswagen and Subaru ECUs.

SpeedPuls 4P = Vanagon Syncro / MK1 / MK2 / MK3

SpeedPuls 8P = Vanagon 2WD

Compatibility: Volkswagen, late MK1 / MK2 / B2 / B3 / Vanagon / Vanagon Syncro

Single Price: C $100 / US $ 80
Six Pack Price: C $480 / US $400 (contact us to order)

Purchase Link: SpeedPuls

User Manual: SpeedPuls Series of VSS

TACH2VSS (image coming soon!)

TACH2VSS by Fast Forward Automotive

This ties the Tachometer output to VSS input and eliminates the need to have an external Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS). This is useful for Fast Idle for cold weather warm-up, Winching, PTO, etc., and makes installing cruise control so much easier!

Known Issues:

- With no engine load, there may be slight surging. During normal driving or low load everything is fine.

- ECU will not report the correct road speed when monitoring OBD output.

Single Price: C $20 / US $ 16
Six Pack Price: C $200 / US $166 (contact us to order)

Purchase Link: TACH2VSS

User Manual: TACH2VSS

Terminals, Relays and Miscellaneous

Universal 30A Relays with fuse and status light

Universal 30/40A Relay with built in Fuse and Status Light

All of our harnesses feature these high-quality relays.

  • Built-in 40A fuse

  • Status LED that glows red when the relay is active

  • Rated 30A continuous on normally open circuit, up to 40A on normally closed circuit

  • Includes a plastic base with crimp terminals

Compatibility: Universal

Single Price: C $15 / US $12
Six Pack Price: C $75 / US $60

Purchase Link: Relays

Dash Mounted Cruise Control Buttons

Dash Mounted Cruise Control Buttons

Provides cruise control button inputs for the TDI ECU with dedicated wires for ON|OFF, SET and RESUME.

Compatibility: Universal

Price: C$130 / US$100

Purchase Link: Universal Cruise Control Buttons

User Manual: Universal Cruise Control Buttons

Glow Plug Connectors
1Z|AHU|ALH (top)
BEW|BHW|BRM (bottom)

Glow Plug Connectors

Factory New Replacement glow plug connectors.

1Z | AHU | ALH: C $100 / US $75

BEW | BRM | BHW: C $100 / US $75

To order, please contact us!