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
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 and the generic processing engine allow to proceed also [...]
When retrofitting a satellite navigation head unit to the car you can either install the factory GPS antenna on the roof which is a major job or install the GPS antenna in the area above the head unit where it receives a good view of the sky and minimal interference.
The install process is simple, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Whilst this guide is intended for the Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth kit harness it applies to anything that requires interfacing to the quad lock connector on the rear of the head unit or that uses similar connectors around the car. This guide specifically for 2 x power connections and 2 x data connections.
The way this [...]
Fabric adhesive tape is used to create wiring looms and harnesses and repair existing ones.
Description: Webbing Adhesive (10M)
Part Number: 000 979 950 (000979950)
Description: Certoplast Interior Fabric Adhesive
Exterior Tape (for under bonnet)
Description: Certoplast Exterior Fabric Adhesive
Schwaben Terminal Removal Tool Set
Available from ECS Tuning for USD $69.95
Laser 4329 Terminal Tool Set
Appears to be the same as the Schwaben kit above and both are similar dollars.
Volkswagen Terminal Tools
website: tools.vw.com Dealership spare parts department [...]
Early models of the Mark V had a aerial selection control unit (diversity) under the right front seat to select the strongest signal, in later headunits this function was performed by the headunit itself. Swapping headunits to or from cars with a diversity unit requires installation or bypassing the diversity unit.
An external diversity box [...]