Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial to the Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI, Jetta, Passat and others

Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial to the Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI, Jetta, Passat and other models can be achieved in four ways.

Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY Glass mounted stick on aerial (Surface mounted or external) Using the OEM method of the rear window aerial Roof mounted (Replacing the roof mounted aerial)


Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY


Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY is useful if you haven’t decided how to add on DAB/DAB+ support to your vehicle.

See the main article to see the other options – Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial to the Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI, Jetta, Passat and others The connector on the rear of the head […]

FAKRA (SMB) Connectors, Cables and Adapters


Fakra Cables

Volkswagen sell Fakra cables pre made in various lengths, the connectors fitted to these cables are a Type Z(Neutral Key Code) that works with the majority of Fakra connectors – see FAKRA (SMB) Connector Information and Specifications for further detail. To create an extension lead add the 0.3m Fakra Plug (Male) to Fakra […]

FAKRA (SMB) Connector Information and Specifications


FAKRA Connectors are designed for automotive applications and are based on the SMB connector interface and comply with the standard for a uniform connector system established by FAKRA (FACHARBEITSKREIS AUTOMOBIL – German group of experts from vehicle manufacturers and equipment suppliers). Due to their special standard locking system FAKRA connectors fulfill the high functional and […]

Replacement batteries for the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and others

Replacement batteries for the Volksagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and others.

The PR Code can be found on a white sticker near the spare wheel.

PR Code: J1P – various models including Golf Mk V 1.4TSI 103kW (140PS)

OEM Varta 12V 44Ah 220A DIN 360A EN/SAE (360CCA) 1K0915105 (1K0 915 105) (dimensions mm: 200W x 170L […]

Change battery in folding key with remote control for Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Rabbit and GTI


Replacing the battery in the folding remote for Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Rabbit, GTI and others using the same remote. Battery required is a CR2032 lithium battery (3V with 225 mAh capacity) (Assembly overview – battery for folding key with remote control)

1 – Key with variable code transponder

2 – Transmitter unit – upper […]

Adding switches to the blank switch covers in the centre console of the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta

Installing switches in the center console to utilise the blank spaces either requires purchasing the optional switch for that location from Volkswagen however these are a momentary switch, have different markings on them (W for example) and connectors for the switch are not readily available or fitting an aftermarket switch which looks out of place. […]

Covering the exposed wires on the accelerator pedal – Volkswagen Golf – Jetta – Passat – GTI

Exposed wires on the accelerator pedal are an easy fix, all that’s required is some Fabric Adhesive Tape for wiring looms and harnesses.

You can disconnect the connector or fit the tape whilst still connected.

Volkswagen Golf Accelerator Pedal Before

Volkswagen Golf Accelerator Pedal After


CAN bus gateway removing, installing and upgrading - Volkswagen Golf

The role of the Gateway (also known as the Data bus diagnostic interface J533) is the exchange of data between the CAN data bus systems (‘powertrain CAN data bus’, ‘convenience CAN data bus’ and ‘infotainment CAN data bus’) and the conversion of diagnostic data from CAN data bus systems to K-cable and vice versa so […]

Volkswagen Central Electronics Control Module (CECM)

The Central Electronics Control Module (CECM) is situated above the pedals on the drivers side and controls all the lights in the car, monitors them, controls what appears in the MFD under the lights menu, controls the leaving home and coming home lights function, controls the horn(s) and other features. There are different variants of […]