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 […]

Differences between VW Golf Edition 30, VW Golf Pirelli, Audi S3 and Seat Leon Cupra R Engines

GTI – 200ps/197bhp/147kw/280nm

Edition 30 – 230ps/226bhp/169kw/300nm

Pirelli – 230ps/226bhp/169kw/300nm

Seat Leon Cupra R – 240ps/237bhp/177kw/300nm

Audi S3 – 265ps/261bhp/195kw/350nm (188kw Australia – temperature issue)

Differences between the Volkswagen Golf GTI Engine and the Volkswagen Golf Edition 30 and Pirelli Engine.

Larger Turbo from S3 (K04) rather then the K03 on the GTI 87°C thermostat […]

Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Programming

There are a number of steps to programming your bluetooth after installation, you will need access to VAGCOM/VCDS to perform these steps although your local dealer may be able to do these by using his VAS5052 dealer tool but it will be more difficult then using VAGCOM/VCDS.

Step 1 – Program the CAN Gateway to […]

Volkswagen Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Differences between Direct and Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) fitted to most Volkswagen vehicles with the exception of those in the US relies on inputs from the ABS wheel speed sensors to detect pressure loss, this is know as Indirect TPMS.

Differences in cost between Indirect TPMS and […]

Volkswagen Golf Dictionary

Volkswagen Dictionary (translated from Volkswagen Sweden website originally in Swedish)


An important factor in the development of a body is aerodynamic, because it affects fuel consumption, top speed and volume. In most publications on the cars down, which measure the car’s aerodynamic characteristics, the wind tunnel measured air value (cw value). A number of […]

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 […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI)


The Media Device Interface (MDI) offers support for USB devices (memory sticks and hard drives), iPod integration and Aux In along with displaying ID3 tags over the CANbus to the MFD and the RCD310, RCD510 and RNS510 headunit. The unit is available for the Passat which mounts in the glovebox and the Golf […]

Volkswagen Oils (504.00 and 507.00)

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30

This page has been replaced by – Volkswagen Oil Standards – lists of all approved oils – Skoda – Audi – Seat

Volkswagen introduced it’s own specifications for engine oil in the mid 1990’s and these cover Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and Seat made cars.

There are two new VW standards […]