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 <coming soon> (Surface mounted or external) Using the OEM method of the rear window aerial <coming soon> Roof mounted <coming soon> […]

Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY

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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 […]

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

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Adding DAB+ support to Australian Volkswagen Golf Mark V and VI, Jetta, Passat and other similar models is reasonably straightforward with the introduction of new (albeit hard and expensive to source) headunits.

The version tested to work here in Australia is the 1T0035686C (1T0 035 686 C) with a Hardware Level of HW:09 and running […]

FAKRA (SMB) Connectors, Cables and Adapters

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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

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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 […]

Aerial Information for Volkswagen Golf Mark VI

General notes For radio and radio navigation systems without diversity function, the aerial system consists of a window aerial in the rear window with an aerial module. For radio and radio navigation systems with diversity function, the aerial system consists of a window aerial in the rear window with two aerial modules. Golf saloon: for […]

Inside the Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Car Kit

Inside the Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Car Kit

The bluetooth car kit is built around a TDA7590 a high performances, fully programmable 24-bit, 120 MIPS. Digital signal processor (DSP), designed to support several speech and audio applications, as automatic speech recognition, speech synthesis, MP3 decoding, echo and noise cancellation.

Nevertheless, the embedded CODE Cs bandwidth […]

Installing a GPS aerial inside the dash of the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta

When retrofitting a satellite navigation head unit to the car you can either install the factory GPS antenna on the roof which is a fairly large job or install the GPS aerial (antenna) in the area above the head unit where it receives a good view of the sky and minimal interference.

Remove the dash […]

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. […]

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 […]