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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 RNS 310 pin assignments

1. Multi-pin connector 1, 8-pin, for loudspeaker outputs 1 – Rear right loudspeaker, positive 2 – Front right loudspeaker, positive 3 – Front left loudspeaker, positive 4 – Rear left loudspeaker, positive 5 – Rear right loudspeaker, negative 6 – Front right loudspeaker, negative 7 – Front left loudspeaker, negative 8 – Rear left […]

Addition of extra circuits to the Volkswagen Golf / Jetta / Passat / EOS / Scirocco / Rabbit fuse box

Adding new circuits to your Volkswagen Golf / Jetta / Passat / EOS / Scirocco /Passat fuse box is reasonably straight forward, allow 2 hours for the first time and 1 hour for each time after that.

(Golf 1K1 /1K5, Golf Plus 5M1, Passat 3C2/3C5, Passat CC 357, EOS 1F7, Scirocco 137)

There are two […]

CD changer audio sound quality problems after changing head unit

Poor quality sound on the cd changer input can occur after the headunit has changed from a second generation headunit to a third generation headunit or vise versa. The fix is simple and requires pins 2 and 3 to be swapped on the head unit connector.

Second generation headunits

Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD […]

Auxiliary input audio sound quality problems after changing head unit

Poor quality sound on the audio input can occur after the headunit has changed from a second generation headunit to a third generation headunit or vise versa. The fix is simple and requires some pins to be swapped on the head unit connector.

Second generation headunits

Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD changer control and […]

Volkswagen RCD 310 pin assignments

1. Aerial Connector

DAB aerial input connection, optional

or

SDARS aerial input connection for vehicles for USA and Canada

2. Multi-pin connector 1, 8-pin, for loudspeaker outputs

1 – Rear right loudspeaker, positive 2 – Front right loudspeaker, positive 3 – Front left loudspeaker, positive 4 – Rear left loudspeaker, positive 5 – Rear […]

Volkswagen RCD 510 pin assignments

1. Aerial Connector

DAB aerial input connection, optional

or

SDARS aerial input connection for vehicles for USA and Canada

2. Multi-pin connector 1, 8-pin, for loudspeaker outputs

1 – Rear right loudspeaker, positive 2 – Front right loudspeaker, positive 3 – Front left loudspeaker, positive 4 – Rear left loudspeaker, positive 5 – Rear […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 pin assignments

Multi-pin connector 1, 8-pin, for loudspeaker outputs 1 – Rear right loudspeaker, positive 2 – Front right loudspeaker, positive 3 – Front left loudspeaker, positive 4 – Rear left loudspeaker, positive 5 – Rear right loudspeaker, negative 6 – Front right loudspeaker, negative 7 – Front left loudspeaker, negative 8 – Rear left loudspeaker, […]

Volkswagen factory amplifier details and pin assignments

Multi-pin connector A, 24-pin

1 – Rear left treble loudspeaker, positive 2 – Rear right bass loudspeaker, negative 3 – Rear right bass loudspeaker, positive 4 – Rear left bass loudspeaker, positive 5 – Rear right treble loudspeaker, negative 6 – Rear right treble loudspeaker, positive 7 – Rear left treble loudspeaker, negative 8 […]