Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Passat, Jetta, EOS, Rabbit and Tiguan Air Conditioner Compressor Failure

Air conditioner does not work, noises from engine compartment

Volkswagen Technical Product Information # 2023580/1 Repair Operation # 87 34 01 99 Release Date: 29-Jun-2010


Air conditioning does not work.

Noises from the engine compartment.


Pulley bolt works it’s way free from compressor shaft creating noise and eventually failure of the compressor.


Volkswagen Climatronic Diagnostics – Mark VI

The Climatronic display on the Mark VI Golfs (and others that use the same system) has a heap of information that can be accessed like the Mark V.

Golk Mark V Information is here – Volkswagen Climatronic Information – Mark V

To access the information follow the steps as shown on the image.

Hold down […]

Sanden PXE16 Air Conditioner Compressor Specifications (1K0820803)

Sanden’s PX series next generation swash plate compressors are variable controlled for maximum environmental benefit, these compressors replace the Zelex and Valeo compressors that are prone to early failures – Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Passat, Jetta and Eos Air Conditioner Compressor Failure.

The PXE16 has a minimum displacement of 4.9cc, a maximum displacement of 163cc, maximum […]

Climatronic Air Quality Sensor Operation and Location

The air quality sensor detects noxious substances in the ambient air (primarily petrol and/or diesel fumes). t The Climatronic control unit -J255- evaluates the signal from the air quality sensor -G238-. The air conditioning system is actuated depending on the degree and manner of ambient air pollution. At an ambient temperature higher than approx. +2° […]

Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Passat, Jetta and Eos Air Conditioner Compressor Failure

Early Air Conditioner compressors manufacturered by Zelex/Valeo and installed in the Golf, Passat, Jetta and Eos until June 2007 have a reasonably good chance of early failure due to a lubrication problem inside the compressor. This causes metal fatigue and eventually the breakage of the compresser shaft which distributes metal particles around the system.

Volkswagen […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Retrofit

Volkswagen have released a kit for retrofitting that is designed for mounting behind the dash and is a much more compact size then the original MDI that was designed for replacing a cd changer. The kit is around 40% cheaper but doesn’t include the USB cable as the previous kit did. This kit may not […]

Volkswagen A Pillar Bullet Camera Mount suits Golf, Jetta, Passat and Rabbit

Mounting a bullet camera in the Volkswagen Golf without using suction mounts on the window or screwing into the trim is quite difficult especially around the rear vision mirror as the RegenLichtSens (RainLightSensor) means the camera needs to be mounted forward close to the glass. There are two places where cameras can be attached with […]

Volkswagen Climatronic Diagnostics

Climatronic Diagnostics

The Climatronic display on the Mark V Golfs has a wealth of information that can be easily accessed. The information below has been put together from bits and pieces, the original document was translated into another language and I’ve attempted to translate from that, as I find errors I’ll clean them up.


Volkswagen Golf 1kg and 2.5kg Fire Extinguisher Installation

Option 1 – Installing in hatch area

Installing a 2.5kg fire extinguisher into the Golf is pretty straight forward, especially with Australian specification cars which don’t have a first aid kit or warning triangle installed. Cars with these fitted will need to relocate them.

First pick out a suitable extinguisher, make sure that it has […]

Dual Zone Climate Control Diagnostics

The information on this page has been replaced by Volkswagen Climatronic Diagnostics