Retrofitting Virtual Cockpit to 2016

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Mar 23, 2018
I've done this (and many other retrofits - MIB2.5, heated Mk8 SW, pACC, BSM, etc.) to my Mk7 2015 Golf Sportwagen, and recently came upon a decent deal on a Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster out of a 2017 A3 e-tron.

Our 2016 e-tron wasn't available with the VC (but, as stated above, neither was my 2015 GSW), so just wondering if anyone here has attempted or looked into pursuing this (admittedly, probably foolhardy) endeavour. :)

Thus far, I've figured I need the cluster and bezel (cluster didn't come with it - argh!), and looks like the whole dash as well. Wondering if the dash is a straight swap, though - like, would the vents line up? Would the MIB display fit?