Oil Change Tools for the Volkswagen BPG, BPY, BWT and other FSI engines

Volkswagen have a Spezialwerkzeug (Special Tool) for draining oil from the oil filter housing for the following models with FSI engines.

The Volkswagen oil filter housing drain tool is part number T40057 and suits 2006-2008 VW/Audi models with the 2.0L Turbo (engine codes; BPG, BPY, BWT), the 2005.5 – 2011 2.5L inline 5 cyl VW […]

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 […]

Volkswagen wire and cable specifications

An automotive wiring harness employs wires and cables. Each is made up of at least seven conductor strands (A), and covered with an insulating material (B).

Within Volkswagen, wire and cable are classified in three general categories, and then specified according to size, type of insulation, and color.


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 […]

Volkswagen Golf Automatic Hatch Opening Updated

The original Automatic Hatch Opening became less reliable over time as the springs compressed, this updated guide uses new struts from Skoda and bumpers from the Scirocco.

Parts required 2 x 6Y0 827 550 C (6Y0827550C) – Skoda Fabia gas struts 2 x 1K8 827 761 C (1K8827761C) – Scirocco bumpers 2 x 1J6 827 […]

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 […]

Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Head Unit – Removal and Installation

Tools required

Trim removal tools Torx T-20 driver Remove all CDs from head unit Switch off ignition and all electrical consumers and remove ignition key Removing Using trim removal tool and carefully lever out centre console cover in area of -arrows- and remove cover.

Remove bolts -arrows- from radio or radio navigation system. Pull […]