Category Archives: Aerial

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.

  • 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>
    (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 unit is a Fakra Black Type A plug so a Fakra Black Type A jack (or a universal one) is required on the DIY aerial, see the this article for further information on Fakra connectors – FAKRA (SMB) Connector Information and Specifications.

In this example I’ve used a spare RNS 510 GPS aerial with RJ174 coax, cut off the GPS aerial and removed the Fakra Blue Type C jack housing from around the connector.

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Construction is simple.

1. Strip away the outer insulation and the braided shield from the first 300mm.

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2. Strip away the outer insulation on the next 230mm.

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3. Make a coil after the braided section of 50mm in diameter and secure with some electrical tape or similar.

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4. Add electrical tape or heatshrink to the end of the braided section as shown and the end of the aerial to enable it to be hung up.

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This aerial is best suited to a static environment such as a house but works quite well in a vehicle in various locations such as behind the front seats and the b-pillars.

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Original concept was from here – http://www.audiobritain.co.uk/DAB.html

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

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 difficult and expensive to source) headunits. DAB and DAB+ are available on all models of the DAB RNS 510 headunits and will work in any country with DAB and DAB+.

The version tested to work here in Australia is the 1T0035686C  (1T0 035 686 C) with a Hardware Level of HW:09 and running software level 5238. This unit is a stock RNS 510 with LED screen, 40GB hard drive and is the latest available model from Volkswagen at the time of fitting in late 2013.

There is another version which is the 1T0035686D  (1T0 035 686 D) and the difference between them is that the C version has Western European maps installed and the D version has Eastern European maps. Be aware that the versions of firmware prior to 5238 are buggy.

You will need to fit a suitable DAB/DAB+ aerial to your car to pick up DAB/DAB+ signals, there is a new FAKRA connector on the rear for this signal and the existing aerials are used for FM and AM.

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

 

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 Plug (Male) – 000 098 692 (000098692).

Fakra Jack Female to Fakra Jack Female

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0.3m Fakra cable – 000 098 650 (000098650)
0.5m Fakra cable – 000 098 651 (000098651)
1.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 652 (000098652)
1.5m Fakra cable – 000 098 652A (000098652A)
2.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 653 (000098653)
2.5m Fakra cable – 000 098 653A (000098653A)
3.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 654 (000098654)
3.5m Fakra cable – 000 098 654A (000098654A)
4.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 655  (000098655)
4.5m Fakra cable – 000 098 655A (000098655A)
5.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 656 (000098656)
5.5m Fakra cable – 000 098 656A (00009865Â)
6.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 657 (000098657)
7.0m Fakra cable – 000 098 658 (000098658)

 

Fakra Adapter Cables (300mm)

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Fakra Plug (Male) to BNC (Male) – 000 098 672 (000098672)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to FME (Male) – 000 098 678 (000098678)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to SMA (Female) – 000 098 686 (000098686)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to Fakra Plug (Male) – 000 098 692 (000098692)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to FME (Female) – 000 098 693 (000098693)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to ISO Radio – 000 098 696 (000098696)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to RAKU 2/RAKU II (Male) – 000 098 697 (000098697)
RAKU 2/RAKU II is the standard connector on the AM/FM roof mounted Aerial on the Golf MkV and MkVI.

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to RAST 2/RAST II (Female)- 000 098 698 (000098698)
The RAST 2/RAST II is the matching female connector for the RAKU 2/RAKU II.

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to SMB (female) – 000 098 700 (000098700)

 

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Fakra Plug (Male) to Fakra Jack (Female) – 000 098 703 (000098703)

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 safety requirements of today’s automotive industry and are specified for 6 GHz in 50 omh or 60 ohm. These connectors are commonly used in GPS antenna, Engine management system, Analog/Digital radio, Auxiliary heating, TV/Video-displays, Antenna, Distributor box, Accident data analysis, Mobile phone, Remote control keyless entry, Distance control, Air pressure control, and Navigation systems.

The connectors are equipped with a standardized coding system which permits easy and fast assembly using fourteen possible coding options. The locking system has primary and secondary locking to prevent inadvertent detachment.

The FAKRA standard is described today in the DIN 72594-1 / ISO 20860-1 and harmonized with the USCAR-17 standard and the goal is to transfer the DIN and USCAR standard into an international ISO standard. USCAR-17 is meanwhile replaced by ISO 20860-1 and the same will happen with DIN 72594-1.

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  1. Sophisticated mechanical and color coded system with 14 different codes
  2. Continuous strip mounted, stamped and formed center contacts ensure efficient automatic assembly
  3. High mounting security:
    1. Pre-assembling locking features ensures correct position of the coaxial insert in the coded housing
    2. Secondary locking feature prevents incorrect mating
    3. Secure primary locking system between plug and jack with tactile and audible locking mechanism
    4. Protection frame and protection strip protect against accidental demating
  4. Coaxial insert and cable can be rotated freely 360° in coded housing
  5. Secure secondary locking with high axial retention force of the coaxial insert in the coded housing
  6. Shock and vibration proof housing protects coaxial insert
  7. Cable types with fixing groove for chassis mounting
  8. Special shape of inner contact ensures tilt resistant PCB mounting

 

volkswagen_fakra_plug_dimensionsFAKRA Plug (male)

  • Snap-on coupling
  • Plastic housing covered (14 color options)
  • Six slots radically spaced outer contact inside shell
  • Female center contact
  • Insulator surrounds female center contact wholly for 50 ohm
  • An air gap between female center contact and outer contact for 75 ohm Fakra male

 

 

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  • Snap-on coupling
  • Plastic housing covered (14 color options)
  • A trough for mating captive after a smooth area of dia. 3.7mm, 3.0mm length from mating end
  • Male center contact
  • Insulator nestles up throughout against outer contact. An air gap between insulator and male center contact for 50 ohm Fakra female
  • Reducing insulator amount. An air gap between male center contact and outer contact for 75 ohm Fakra connector

Plug and Jack Keying Options

Plug Keying Options

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Jack Keying Options

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Mechanical and Colour Coding

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Commonly used Volkswagen Fakra connectors

A-Black – DAB/DAB+(RNS310 DAB/RNS510 DAB)

B-White – DAB/DAB+ with active power

C-Blue – GPS (RNS2-MFD2/RNS510-MFD3/Skoda Columbus/Audi RNS-E/Audi MMI)

Further information on Connectors, Cables and Adapters can be found in this post – FAKRA (SMB) Connectors, Cables and Adapters

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 the optional reception of “DAB”, digital radio reception, the window aerial in the rear window is equipped with a special aerial module.
Golf Plus: for the optional reception of “DAB”, digital radio reception, the window aerial in the rear window is equipped with a special aerial module.
For equipment with navigation, telephone or auxiliary heater remote control, an appropriated roof aerial is installed.
The aerial system with diversity function optimises and improves reception in the vehicle.
Diversity functions are directly executed in the radio unit or radio navigation system. No additional aerial selection control unit is installed in the vehicle.

Overview of basic aerial system without diversity function

1 –  Mobile telephone -R54-
  • Optional
2 –  Aerial -R66-
  • Roof-mounted
  • Only installed with following equipments as telephone, navigation system or auxiliary heater with remote control.
3 –  Right aerial module -R109-
  • For FM/AM reception
  • Impedance converter
4 –  Radio -R-
  • RCD 210
5 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
6 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
7 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
8 –  Rear window aerial -R130-

Overview of aerial system with diversity function and navigation system (depending on radio unit or radio navigation system)

1 –  Mobile telephone -R54-
  • Optional
2 –  Aerial -R66-
  • Roof-mounted
  • Only installed with relevant equipments as telephone, navigation system or auxiliary heater with remote control
3 –  Left aerial module -R108-
  • For FM reception
  • Diversity aerial FM 2
  • Impedance converter
4 –  Right aerial module -R109-
  • For FM/AM reception
  • Diversity aerial AM/FM 1
  • Impedance converter
5 –  Radio -R- or control unit with display for radio and navigation system -J503-
  • RNS 310
6 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
7 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
8 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
9 –  Rear window aerial -R130-

Overview of aerial system with diversity function, DAB radio reception and navigation system (depending on radio unit or radio navigation system), Golf saloon

1 –  Mobile telephone -R54-
  • Optional
2 –  Aerial -R66-
  • Roof-mounted
  • Only installed with relevant equipments as telephone, navigation system or auxiliary heater with remote control
3 –  Left aerial module -R108-
  • For FM reception
  • Diversity aerial FM 2
  • Impedance converter
4 –  Aerial wire for optional “DAB” radio reception
5 –  Right aerial module -R109-
  • For FM/AM reception
  • Diversity aerial AM/FM 1
  • Impedance converter
6 –  Radio -R- or control unit with display for radio and navigation system -J503-
  • RCD 310
  • RCD 510
  • RNS 510
7 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
8 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
9 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
10 –  Rear window aerial -R130-

Overview of aerial system with diversity function, DAB radio reception and navigation, Golf Plus

1 –  Mobile telephone -R54-
  • Optional
2 –  Aerial -R66- without DAB radio reception
  • Roof-mounted
  • Only installed with relevant equipments as telephone, navigation system or auxiliary heater with remote control
3 –  Aerial -R66- with DAB radio reception
  • Roof-mounted
  • Only installed with relevant equipments as telephone, navigation system, DAB radio reception or auxiliary heater with remote control
4 –  Left aerial module -R108-
  • For FM reception
  • Diversity aerial FM 2
  • Impedance converter
5 –  Aerial wire for optional “DAB” radio reception
6 –  Right aerial module -R109-
  • For FM/AM reception
  • Diversity aerial AM/FM 1
  • Impedance converter
7 –  Radio -R- or control unit with display for radio and navigation system -J503-
  • RCD 310
  • RCD 510
  • RNS 510
8 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
9 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
10 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
11 –  Rear window aerial -R130-

Overview of fitting location of components for rear window aerial

1 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
2 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
3 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
4 –  Right aerial module -R109-
  • For FM/AM reception
  • Diversity aerial FM 1
  • Optionally also DAB digital radio reception possible
  • Aerial amplifier, impedance converter
5 –  Left aerial module -R108-
  • For FM reception
  • Diversity aerial FM 2
  • Aerial amplifier, impedance converter
6 –  Rear window aerial -R130-

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 vent (or tray on non Climatronic units) by following this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel Centre Vents – Removal and Installation

If you need to remove the head unit remove the trim around the head unit using this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Centre Dash Panel Trim – Removal and Installation

Remove the head unit by unscrewing the 4 screws and carefully sliding it out, watch out when the unit is released as it could drop and scratch the climatronic.

Using double sided tape stick the GPS aerial in the location shown and press down, wedge some foam on top and tape the GPS wires down to prevent them interfering with the diffuser vent (for cars fitted with climatronic). The photos show two GPS aerials installed side by side and there is room for two more.

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Volkswagen aerial selection control unit / diversity information

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 is required for the following models

  • All MFD2 CD versions introduced week 10/2005 until week 45/2005 when the MFD2 DVD version replaced it.

The headunit performs the diversity function on the follow models

  • All MFD2 DVD versions introduced week 22/05 (it is possible that DVD versions fitted between 22/2005 and 25/2005 have the external diversity box but as so few were shipped I haven’t been able to confirm this)

If a car has the MFD2 CD version with the aerial selection control unit (diversity) under the right hand front seat and has a headunit with the diversity function built in installed the aerial selection control unit (diversity) needs to be bypassed which will be covered in detail further down.

On the rear of the headunits there are two antenna connectors.

On cars from week 45/2006 (unverified) the connectors are

HF1 (white) – left aerial module
HF2 (beige) – aerial amplifier

On cars prior to week 45/2006

ZF (white) – to aerial selection control unit
HF (white) – from aerial selection control unit

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1 – Transparent connection for FM aerial input signal from aerial selection control unit
2 – Beige connection for FM aerial output signal to aerial selection control unit (diversity)
The aerial input signal from connection 1 is checked in the radio navigation system and the result is sent via connection 2 to the aerial selection control unit. If the aerial signal being received is too weak, this then switches to a different aerial (diversity).

Accessing the aerial selection control unit

Before beginning dismantling work, perform the following steps:
– Switch off ignition and all electrical consumers and remove ignition key.
– Slide front right seat to rearmost position.

– Remove cover under seat in direction of -arrow-.

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Release and disconnect connectors -A-.

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Remove clips -arrows- and control unit.

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Bypassing the aerial selection control unit

The unit under the seat has two connections from the aerials, both are HF and are converted and sent onto the new headunit as a HF/ZF signal.

There are two ways to bypass the diversity box.

Option 1 – bridge connectors

Bridge the connectors internally in the box.

Option 2 – adapter cables

vw_diversity_system_adapter_1The specs on the cables are below and they can be purchased from ebay or ecommerce sites that specialise in Fakra cables.

www.telebox-live.de who sells the following adapters for ~AUD$25 per adapter (2 required)

Antenna extension adapter Fakra (m) Cable 0.1 m
Extension Fakra (m) to Fakra (m)

Fakra (m) connector with universal Z-Coded Case
Fakra plugs fit all different colored Fakra plug, since this is universal coding
Low loss coaxial cable RG Brand 58 (D = 5mm)
Made in Germany

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Aerial Information for Volkswagen Golf

Vehicles with radio “RCD 300” or “RCD 500” have a rear window aerial with two blocking circuits. The diversity function is carried out directly in the radio unit.
t   If the vehicle is equipped with a radio unit and telephone equipment or auxiliary heater remote control have also been ordered, the rear window aerial with 2 blocking circuits and diversity plus a roof aerial are fitted.
t   Vehicles with radio navigation system “RNS 300” are fitted with the rear window aerial without diversity and with a roof aerial.
t   Regardless of their other equipment, vehicles with radio navigation system “RNS 2” are always fitted with the rear window aerial with 2 blocking circuits and diversity and with a roof aerial.
The aerial system with diversity function optimises and improves reception in the vehicle.
The radio unit checks the aerial input signals and puts out the result via an additional aerial connection. The information from the test result then reaches the aerial selection control unit. If the aerial signal being received is too weak, this then switches to a different aerial (diversity). The customer will not be able to perceive this procedure audibly.

Aerial systems > 05.05

  • Vehicles without radio are not equipped with aerials.
  • Vehicles with radio “R100” only have a rear window aerial.
  • Vehicles with radio “RCD 300” or “RCD 500” have a rear window aerial with two blocking circuits. The diversity function is carried out directly in the radio unit.
  • If the vehicle is equipped with a radio unit and telephone equipment or auxiliary heater remote control have also been ordered, the rear window aerial with 2 blocking circuits and diversity plus a roof aerial are fitted.
  • Vehicles with radio navigation system “RNS 300” are fitted with the rear window aerial without diversity and with a roof aerial.
  • Regardless of their other equipment, vehicles with radio navigation system “RNS 2” are always fitted with the rear window aerial with 2 blocking circuits and diversity and with a roof aerial.

The aerial system with diversity function optimises and improves reception in the vehicle.

The radio unit checks the aerial input signals and puts out the result via an additional aerial connection. The information from the test result then reaches the aerial selection control unit. If the aerial signal being received is too weak, this then switches to a different aerial (diversity). The customer will not be able to perceive this procedure audibly.

Aerial systems 06.05 >

Various aerial systems are available in vehicles 06.05 >. The version depends on the vehicle’s equipment. Possible variants are as follows:
  • Vehicles without radio have no rear window aerial, and a “dummy” aerial without any connections is mounted on the roof.
  • Vehicles with radio “R100” only have a roof aerial with aerial rod.
  • Vehicles with radio “RCD 300” or “RCD 500” have a rear window aerial with an aerial amplifier on the right and a roof aerial with aerial rod. One diversity function circuit runs via the rear window aerial, the second via the roof aerial.
  • If the vehicle is equipped with a radio unit and telephone equipment or auxiliary heater remote control have also been ordered, the rear window aerial with 2 blocking circuits and diversity plus a roof aerial are fitted.
  • Vehicles with radio navigation system “RNS 300” are fitted with a rear window aerial with an aerial amplifier on the right and with a roof aerial.
  • Regardless of their other equipment, vehicles with radio navigation system “RNS 2” are always fitted with the rear window aerial with 2 blocking circuits and diversity and with a roof aerial.

Overview – aerial systems > 05.05

volkswagen_aerial_systems_to_05_051 –  Aerial -R11-
  • For navigation, telephone and auxiliary heater telestart
  • Installed on rear of roof
2 –  Navigation aerial cable
3 –  Control unit with display unit for radio and navigation -J503-
  • Radio navigation system designation “RNS 2 MFD” with CD drive or “RNS MFD 2 DVD” with DVD drive.
  • With two aerial cables for radio reception, with diversity function
  • With one aerial cable to the roof aerial for the navigation system
4 –  Aerial selection control unit -J515-
  • Only installed in conjunction with control unit with display for radio and navigation -J503-“RNS MFD 2” with CD player.
5 –  Aerial amplifier -R24-
  • For FM reception
6 –  Radio -R-
  • Designation RCD 300
  • Two aerial cables for FM/AM. Aerial selection (diversity) in radio unit
7 –  Radio -R-
  • Designation RCD 500
  • Two aerial cables for FM/AM. Aerial selection (diversity) in radio unit
8 –  Radio -R-
  • Designation of radio R100 with simple equipment.
  • With only one aerial cable for FM/AM radio reception, without diversity function
9 –  Control unit with display unit for radio and navigation -J503-
  • Designation of radio navigation system RNS 300
  • With only one aerial cable for FM/AM radio reception, without diversity function
  • With one aerial cable to the roof aerial for the navigation system
10 –  Aerial amplifier 2 -R111-
  • For FM and AM reception
11 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
12 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Installed in centre section of rear lid
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
13 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
14 –  Rear window with two aerial connections
  • For FM and AM radio reception
15 –  Telephone system aerial cable

Overview – aerial systems 06.05 > Radio Systems

volkswagen_aerial_systems_from_06_05_11 –  Aerial -R11-
  • Roof aerial with aerial rod for FM/AM radio reception
  • Installed on rear of roof
2 –  Aerial amplifier 2 -R111-
3 –  Rear window with one aerial connection
  • For FM radio reception only
4 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
5 –  Connection point as frequency filter substitute
  • As AM radio is not received via the rear window aerial, no amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter is required; therefore, only a connection point for heated rear window voltage distribution is located here.
6 –  Heated rear window voltage supply, negative
7 –  Heated rear window voltage supply, positive
8 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
9 –  Radio -R-
  • Radio “RCD 500”
  • Two aerial cables for FM/AM. Aerial selection (diversity) in radio unit
10 –  Radio -R-
  • Radio “RCD 300”
  • Two aerial cables for FM/AM. Aerial selection (diversity) in radio unit
11 –  Radio -R-
  • Radio “R 100”
  • With only one aerial cable for FM/AM radio reception, without diversity function

Overview – aerial systems 06.05 > Radio Systems with Telephone or Radio Navigation

volkswagen_aerial_systems_from_06_05_21 –  Aerial -R11-
  • Roof aerial for navigation, telephone and auxiliary heater telestart
  • Installed on rear of roof
2 –  Aerial connection for auxiliary heater telestart
3 –  Connection for mobile telephone -R54-
4 –  Aerial selection control unit -J515-
  • Only installed in conjunction with control unit with display for radio and navigation -J503-“RNS MFD 2” with CD player.
5 –  Aerial amplifier -R24-
  • For FM reception
6 –  Aerial amplifier 2 -R111-
  • For FM and AM reception
7 –  Rear window with two aerial connections
  • For FM and AM radio reception
8 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
9 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Installed in rear lid
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
10 –  Aerial amplifier 2 -R111-
  • For FM and AM reception
11 –  Rear window with one aerial connection
  • For FM and AM radio reception
12 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
13 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Installed in rear lid
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
14 –  Heated rear window voltage supply, negative
15 –  Heated rear window voltage supply, positive
16 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
17 –  Heated rear window voltage supply, negative
18 –  Heated rear window voltage supply, positive
19 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
20 –  Radio -R-
  • Radio “R 100”
  • With only one aerial cable for FM/AM radio reception, without diversity function
21 –  Radio -R-
  • Radio “RCD 500”
  • Two aerial cables for FM/AM. Aerial selection (diversity) in radio unit
22 –  Radio -R-
  • Radio “RCD 300”
  • Two aerial cables for FM/AM. Aerial selection (diversity) in radio unit
23 –  Control unit with display unit for radio and navigation -J503-
  • Radio navigation system “RNS 300”
  • With only one aerial cable for FM/AM radio reception, without diversity function
  • With one aerial cable to the roof aerial for the navigation system
24 –  Control unit with display unit for radio and navigation -J503-
  • Radio navigation system “RNS MFD 2” with CD player
  • Radio navigation system “RNS MFD 2 DVD” with DVD player
  • Radio navigation system “RNS 510”

Overview – aerial systems USA / Canada with Digital Satellite Tuner

volkswagen_aerial_systems_usa_and_canada1 –  Satellite tuner aerial -R172-
  • Installed on rear of roof
  • Depending on equipment, for navigation, telephone, satellite reception and Telestart of auxiliary heater
  • As of 11.06 ?, only one aerial cable between satellite tuner and satellite tuner aerial
2 –  Aerial cable for remote control of auxiliary heater (Telestart)
3 –  Satellite digital radio receiver -R190-
  • Installed under right front seat
  • As of 11.06 ?, only one aerial cable between satellite tuner and satellite tuner aerial
4 –  Aerial amplifier -R24-
  • For FM reception
5 –  Aerial amplifier 2 -R111-
  • For FM/AM reception
6 –  Control unit with display for radio and navigation -J503-
  • “RNS MFD 2 DVD”
  • “RNS 510”
7 –  Radio -R-
  • “Premium Sound System”
8 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wire -R179-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
9 –  Amplitude modulation (AM) frequency filter -R177-
  • Installed in centre section of rear lid
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
10 –  Frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wire -R178-
  • Installed in wiring harness
  • Has the task of preventing the aerial signals being shorted to earth
11 –  Rear window aerial -R130-
12 –  Telephone system