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Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Car Kit Microphone Install in Volkswagen Golf

Installing the microphone requires removal of the A-Pillar Trims, the sun visor and part of the overhead console. The final parts of the install such as the connecting to a bluetooth car kit or the RNS 510 are covered separately.

Step 1 – Volkswagen Golf A-Pillar Trims – Removal and Installation

Step 2 – Pop off the screw cap using a fine screwdriver on the sun visor mount closest to the pillar and undo the torx screw, than tilt the bracket forward which will allow the sunvisor to hang from it’s harness for the illuminated mirror (if fitted – otherwise you can remove it completely).

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Step 3 – Remove the light fitting using a trim removal tool and and gently levering on the side closest to the door. Now you insert the end of the microphone cable at the top of the A pillar and jiggle the wire around until you can pull it through the hole left by removing the light fitting (you may want to use a draw wire, 2.5mm home electrical cable is ideal).

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Step 4 – Using a trim removal tool and working from the side that is towards the rear of the car pop the cover off that covers the area where the microphone installs (microphone installs in the rectangular area shown towards the top of the photo on the right hand side).

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Step 5 -Undo the two torx screws visible in Step 4 above and gently pull the panel down working from the side closest to the rear of the car as there are a few clips at the front holding it in place. Disconnect the wires to make installing the microphone easier.

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Step 6 – Using a draw wire bring the microphone cable over to the console area.

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Step 7 – Remove the foam piece and install the microphone, it only goes in one way and is a tight fit.

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Step 8 – To prevent rattles in the ceiling wrap the cable that runs from the A pillar with foam or rubber tape, make sure you wrap it along the length and cable tie it at each so if the adhesive fails due to the heat it won’t unwrap itself.

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Step 9 – Connect the cable to the microphone and wrap the connectors with foam tape to prevent rattles. Reconnect the harness that connects to the console at this stage. And put the overhead console and mirror light back together.

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Stage 10 – Cable tie the microphone down the A-Pillar as shown to prevent rattles and to keep it out of the way of the airbag.

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Stage 11 – Re-install the A-Pillar following these instructions – Volkswagen Golf A-Pillar Trims – Removal and Installation

Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control

Adding a microphone to the RNS 510 to enable voice control is a simple process and there are a number of ways to go about it.

vw_rns_510_microphone_connectionOption 1 – use the factory microphone as used in the Skoda bluetooth kit

The factory microphone is fitted in the overhead console and run to the rear of the RNS 510 (green highlighted connectors).

Parts Required

  • 1 x 3B0 035 711 B41 (3B0035711B41) – Microphone – Satin Black
  • 1 x 8D0 972 643 (8D0972643) – 2 Pin Housing
    • 1 x 000 979 017 (000979017) – Repair Wire 0.5mm
  • 1 x 3B7 035 447 B (3B7035447B) – 12 Pin Green Housing
    • 1 x 000 979 009 (000979009) – Repair Wire 0.5mm
  • 3m of microphone cable
    • 2 core 14/.020 shielded cable (DRAKA DE FLRYWBYM 0.5-A+0.5-A is suitable) or
    • RG174 with 2mm and 3mm heat shrink tubing.
    • The 2 core cable is the easiest to connect you don’t need to heatshrink the shield and use it as the ground.

Install the microphone into the overhead compartment. Join the microphone wire to the 2 pin housing and route via the A pillar to the rear of the RNS 510 and connect to pins 1 and 7. The repair wires are cut into two giving you two pins. Ensure you have the polarity correct!

Option 2 – use the factory microphone that is used with the Skoda bluetooth kit

This routes the cable from the microphone to the RNS 510 (green highlighted connectors) and from the RNS 510 (purple highlighted connectors) to the bluetooth instead of it running from the microphone directely to the bluetooth unit.

Parts Required

  • 2 x 000 979 009 (000979009) – Repair Wire 0.5mm
  • 3m of microphone cable
    • 2 core 14/.020 shielded cable (DRAKA DE FLRYWBYM 0.5-A+0.5-A is suitable) or
    • RG174 with 2mm and 3mm heat shrink tubing.
    • The 2 core cable is the easiest to connect you don’t need to heatshrink the shield and use it as the ground.

Cut the existing microphone cable around 5cm back from the Skoda bluetooth connector and route this to the rear of the RNS 510 along with one end of the microphone cable. The cable from the microphone is trimmed to the correct length and connected to the repair wire that has been cut into two. Keep the length of the repair wire as short as possible (under 5cm) to maintain the shielding. This cable connects to pins 1 and 7.

The new cable that you also have behind the RNS 510 is connected to repair wire cut in two and pins 4 and 9 and the other end after being trimmed is connected where you cut off the microphone cable at the Skoda bluetooth connector. Ensure you have the polarity correct!

Option 3 – use a 3rd party microphone (not tested nor has this been documented)

  • 1 x 3B7 035 447 B (3B7035447B) – 12 Pin Green Housing
    • 1 x 000 979 009 (000979009) – Repair Wire 0.5mm
  • 1-3m of microphone cable depending on microphone location

Install the microphone, connect to the microphone wire and route to the rear of the RNS 510 and connect to pins 1 and 7. The repair wire is cut into two giving you two pins. Ensure you have the polarity correct!

After the hardware has been sorted coding is required on the head unit using Vagcom/VCDS.

Open controller 37 and click on coding.

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Click on Long Coding Helper

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Select Byte 3 and Bit 1 to enable Microphone Diagnostics (not essential but will alert you to problems with Microphone)

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Finally deselect Byte 7 and Bit 1 to enable voice control and save the settings.

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Multi Function Steering Wheel – Voice activation (optional)

If you car is fitted with the Multi Function Steering Wheel you can modify the mute button (* on the VW models) to activate the voice feature. This will not work if you have the Skoda car kit as this uses the mute buttone (*) for it’s voice dialling, no workaround has been found at this time so use the top right hand button adjacant to the dvd slot to active the feature.

Controller 16 – Steering

Select Coding 07 and you should see a 7 digit softcode which will be in the format 00xxxxx

The 4th digit from the right corresponds to the steering wheel variant. If you have a 4 spoke Multi Function Steering Wheel without the Cruise Control buttons it should be a 2. Change this to a 3 and that should convert your Mute button to activate the Voice Dialling.

Software version 0101 or lower

0?xxxxxVehicle Type

  • 0 = Normal
  • 1 = Special Purpose (e.g Taxi)

0x?xxxxTransmission

  • 0 = Manual Transmission
  • 1 = Automatic Transmission

0xx?xxxSteering Wheel

  • 0 = Steering Wheel without Multifunction
  • 1 = 3-Spoke Steering Wheel without Multifunction
  • 2 = 3/4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Multifunction without Cruise & Voice Control
  • 3 = 3/4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Multifunction with Cruise & Voice Control

0xxx?xxAdditional Equipment

  • +1 = Tiptronic (Shift Paddels)

0xxxx?xBoard Computer / Cruise Control System (CCS)

  • 0 = w/o Board Computer and w/o Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 1 = with Board Computer and w/o Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 2 = w/o Board Computer and with Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 4 = with Board Computer and with Cruise Control System (CCS)

0xxxxx?Rear Wiper

  • 1 = Rear Wiper not installed
  • 2 = Rear Wiper installed

Software version 0110 or higher

0?xxxxxDriver-Assistance-Systems

  • 0 = Driver-Assistance-Systems not installed
  • 0 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems active w/o Button
  • 1 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems inactive w/o Button
  • 2 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems active with Button
  • 3 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems inactive with Button

0x?xxxxVehicle Type

  • 0 = Normal
  • 1 = Special Purpose with Multi-Function Control Module (Steer. Column. Contr. Mod. as Master)
  • 2 = Special Purpose with Multi-Function Control Module (Multi-Function Contr. Mod. as Master)

0xx?xxxTransmission

  • 0 = Manual Transmission
  • 1 = Automatic Transmission

0xxx?xxMulti-Function Steering Wheel

  • 0 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel not installed
  • 5 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/o Tiptronic and w/o Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 6 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Tiptronic and no Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 7 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/o Tiptronic and with Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 8 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Tiptronic and with Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed

0xxxx?xCruise Control System (CCS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

  • 0 = Cruise Control System (CCS) not installed
  • 1 = Cruise Control System (CCS) with 6 Positions via separate Stalk installed
  • 2 = Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with 6 Positions via separate Stalk installed
  • 3 = Cruise Control System (CCS) with 4 Positions via Blinker Stallk installed
  • 4 = Cruise Control System (CCS) via Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed
  • 5 = Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) via Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed

0xxxxx?Rear Wiper and Board Computer

  • 1 = Rear Wiper not installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk not installed
  • 2 = Rear Wiper installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk not installed
  • 3 = Rear Wiper not installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk verbaut
  • 4 = Rear Wiper installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk installed

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 allow the controller to use the gateway.

CAN Gateway – Controller 19

This controller uses Long Coding, recoding should be carried out using the Long Coding Helper built into VAG-COM. Select Byte 3 and put a tick in Bit 7 to enable Controller 77 Telephone. Write the Long Code back to the car.

Step 2 – Setup the telephone controller to function as per the settings chosen.

Telephone – Controller 77

The controller soft coding should be set to 0000422

0?xxxx: Motor Vechicle Type

0 – CANBUS
1 – D3/C6 High System
2 – C6 Standard System

0x?xxx: Steering Wheel Type

0 – Non multifunction steering wheel
1 – Standard steering wheel
2 – Modular steering wheel

0xx?xx: Installed Components

1 – None
2 – Multi Function Steering Wheel
3 – Head Unit
4 – Multi Function Steering Wheel and Head Unit
5 – K-line
6 – Multi Function Steering Wheel and K-line
7 – Head Unit and K-line
8 – Multi Function Steering Wheel, Head Unit and K-line

0xxx?x: Language Spoken by Unit

0 – Language operation out
1 – German
2 – English (UK)
3 – French
4 – Italian
5 – Spanish
6 – Not Used
7 – English (US)
8 – Language operation of external equipment (RNS 510 etc)
9 – Speaker dependent language choice

0xxxx?: Language for MFD (Multi Function Display)

0 – No announcement in the MFD
1 – German
2 – English (UK)
3 – French
4 – Italian
5 – Spanish
6 – Not used
7 – English (US)

Now move onto channel adaption, the following channels should be adapted with the default values listed, information on these values is available further down the page.

channel 128 (base volume) – 0
channel 129 (disconnection delay)- 6
channel 130 (offset delay) – 2
channel 131 (mircrophone sensitivity) – 130
channel 132 (unknown) – 0
channel 133 (bluetooth on/off) – 1
channel 134 (speech on/off) – 0
channel 135 (bluetooth passkey)- 1234
channel 136 (offset delay) – 9
channel 137 (unknown) – 1
channel 139 (unknown) – 0

Channel 128 – Base volume (Base volume of the output)

000 – 0dB (no increase/decrease)
001 – +1dB increase
002 – +2dB increase
003 – +3dB increase
004 – +4dB increase
005 – +5dB increase
006 – +6dB increase
128 – -1dB decrease
129 – -2dB decrease
130 – -3dB decrease
131 – -4dB decrease
132 – -5dB decrease
133 – -6dB decrease

Channel 129 – Disconnection Delay (Disconnection delay after turning ignition off)

000 – 30 seconds
001 – 5 minutes
002 – 10 minutes
240 – 20 hours

Channel 130 – Offset Delay (Offset compenstion delay to avoid echoes)

0 – 0ms
1 – 1ms
2 – 2ms
….
11 – 11ms
12 – 12ms

Channel 131 – Microphone Sensitivity (Lower/Raise the Microphones Sensitivity)

000 – 0dB (no increase/decrease)
001 – +1dB increase
002 – +2dB increase
003 – +3dB increase
004 – +4dB increase
005 – +5dB increase
006 – +6dB increase
128 – -1dB decrease
129 – -2dB decrease
130 – -3dB decrease
131 – -4dB decrease
132 – -5dB decrease
133 – -6dB decrease

Channel 132 – unknown

0 – default

Channel 133 – Bluetooth (Bluetooth activate/deactivate)

0 – Disable
1 – Enable

Channel 134 – Speech Function (Speech control On-Off)

0 – On with fixed mobile phone and bluetooth
1 – Off with fixed mobile phone and not bluetooth

Channel 135 – Bluetooth Passkey (4 Digital Passkey to allow access to the bluetooth)

1234 – Default passkey

Channel 136 – Offset Delay (Offset compensation delay between transmit and receive)

001 – 0.1 seconds
002 – 0.2 seconds
003 – 0.3 seconds
004 – 0.4 seconds
…..
024 – 2.4 seconds
025 – 2.5 seconds

Channel 137 – unknown

1 – default

Channel 139 – unknown

0 – default

Step 3 – Multi Function Steering Wheel – Voice activation (optional)

If you car is fitted with the Multi Function Steering Wheel you can modify the mute button (* on the VW models) to activate the voice dialing feature. The phone button under this button is not usable at this time as this is designed to operate with the fixed car kit unit.

Controller 16 – Steering

Select Coding 07 and you should see a 7 digit softcode which will be in the format 00xxxxx

The 4th digit from the right corresponds to the steering wheel variant. If you have a 4 spoke Multi Function Steering Wheel without the Cruise Control buttons it should be a 2. Change this to a 3 and that should convert your Mute button to activate the Voice Dialling.

Software version 0101 or lower

0?xxxxxVehicle Type

  • 0 = Normal
  • 1 = Special Purpose (e.g Taxi)

 

0x?xxxxTransmission

  • 0 = Manual Transmission
  • 1 = Automatic Transmission

0xx?xxxSteering Wheel

  • 0 = Steering Wheel without Multifunction
  • 1 = 3-Spoke Steering Wheel without Multifunction
  • 2 = 3/4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Multifunction without Cruise & Voice Control
  • 3 = 3/4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Multifunction with Cruise & Voice Control

0xxx?xxAdditional Equipment

  • +1 = Tiptronic (Shift Paddels)

0xxxx?xBoard Computer / Cruise Control System (CCS)

  • 0 = w/o Board Computer and w/o Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 1 = with Board Computer and w/o Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 2 = w/o Board Computer and with Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 4 = with Board Computer and with Cruise Control System (CCS)

0xxxxx?Rear Wiper

  • 1 = Rear Wiper not installed
  • 2 = Rear Wiper installed

Software version 0110 or higher

0?xxxxxDriver-Assistance-Systems

  • 0 = Driver-Assistance-Systems not installed
  • 0 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems active w/o Button
  • 1 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems inactive w/o Button
  • 2 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems active with Button
  • 3 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems inactive with Button

0x?xxxxVehicle Type

  • 0 = Normal
  • 1 = Special Purpose with Multi-Function Control Module (Steer. Column. Contr. Mod. as Master)
  • 2 = Special Purpose with Multi-Function Control Module (Multi-Function Contr. Mod. as Master)

0xx?xxxTransmission

  • 0 = Manual Transmission
  • 1 = Automatic Transmission

0xxx?xxMulti-Function Steering Wheel

  • 0 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel not installed
  • 5 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/o Tiptronic and w/o Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 6 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Tiptronic and no Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 7 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/o Tiptronic and with Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 8 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Tiptronic and with Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed

0xxxx?xCruise Control System (CCS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

  • 0 = Cruise Control System (CCS) not installed
  • 1 = Cruise Control System (CCS) with 6 Positions via separate Stalk installed
  • 2 = Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with 6 Positions via separate Stalk installed
  • 3 = Cruise Control System (CCS) with 4 Positions via Blinker Stallk installed
  • 4 = Cruise Control System (CCS) via Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed
  • 5 = Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) via Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed

0xxxxx?Rear Wiper and Board Computer

  • 1 = Rear Wiper not installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk not installed
  • 2 = Rear Wiper installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk not installed
  • 3 = Rear Wiper not installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk verbaut
  • 4 = Rear Wiper installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk installed

Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Pinouts

Bluetooth connector removed from holder
Bluetooth connector removed from holder

Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Pinouts

Red text is at the headunit end.

1 V+ to pin 16 (actually pin 15 on harness)
2 V- to pin 12
3 Telephone ON
8 Audio LF Signal out + connected to be connected to pin 12 con 3
9 Audio LF Signal Out – connected to be connected to pin 6 con 3
10 Screening Term 31
11 Mic in +
12 Mic in –
15 K Line
16 Mute
17 CAN Hi to pin 9
18 Can Lo to pin 10
37 Switched positive term for phone charging
39 Term 31 -ve
41 Interface to mob phone Term 30
42 Mic Out +
43 Mic out –
44 Screening Term 31
45 Audio LF Sig input +
46 Audio LF Sig Input –
47 Wakeup lead to phone bracket
49 Serial Tx comms with tele bracket +ve 50 Serial Tx comms with tele bracket -ve
51 Serial Rx comms with tele bracket +ve
52 Serial Rx comms with tele bracket -ve

Bluetooth being removed from holder
Bluetooth being removed from holder

Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Car Kit Install in Volkswagen Golf

VW / Skoda Bluetooth UnitVolkswagen in Australia and other countries offers a parrot car kit as their “OEM” car kit and don’t offer the excellent VW/Skoda fully integrated unit. The units are available from a number of sources in Europe and the US.

Part numbers for the kit include

  • 1Z0 035 729 (1Z0035729) – Interface Unit (older models don’t support the RNS 510)
  • 8P0 035 503 E (8P0035503 E) – Bluetooth Antenna
  • 3B0 035 711 B (3B0035711 B) – Microphone
  • 1Z0 971 813 62U (1Z0971813 62U – Covering Black or
  • 1Z0 971 813 3AU (1Z0971813 3AU) – Covering Ivory
  • N90 946 001 (N90946001) – Expanding Nut x2
  • N90 817 003 (N90817003) – Torx Screw x2
  • 6U0 819 055 (6U0819055) – Clip x2
  • Wiring loom – Strongly recommend a full plug and play unit

Bluetooth unit prior to installation. The 1Z0035729B as shown is compatible with the RNS 510.

Tools required for the install include


Wiring Harness

There are a few options here to connect the bluetooth unit to the factory harness behind the headunit.

  • purchase a fully built plug and play harness
  • build an inline adapter and connect to the harness that comes with the kit so you have a plug and play harness as above
  • use connector housings and repair wires to plug inline with the factory headunit harness
  • cut and splice (not recommended)

Plug n Play Harness

A problem with the Plug n Play harnesses is that they don’t have compliant CAN bus cabling which has to have a twist maintained throughout. The solution is to replace it with CAN bus repair wire.

Performing repairs on CAN bus wiring

Inline Adapter

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Connector housing and repair wires

This process involves joining the connectors to the harness and doesn’t involve adding bulky adaptors or cutting the harness.

  • 1 x 000 979 133 (000979133) – 1mm repair wire – CAN bus Hi and Lo female.
  • 1 x 000 979 134 (000979134) – 1mm repair wire – CAN bus Hi and Lo male.
  • 1 x 000 979 225 (000979225) – 2.5mm repair wire – 12v and ground female.
  • 1 x 000 979 226 (000979226) – 2.5mm repair wire – 12v and ground male.
  • 4 x 191 972 701 (191972701) – Housing
  • 4 x 191 972 711 (191972711) – Connector Housing

Build harness using connector housings and repair wires for Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Install

Splice

Splicing the cables like shown here is not recommended.

Connection behind headunit

Bluetooth Interface Unit

Remove the two carpet squares that are premarked under the drivers seat using a small knife, don’t cut too deeply or you will cut into the paint on the sheet metal underneath. Insert the two plastic plugs and screw the bracket into place. Note that the bluetooth unit in this photo is upside down. Before you slide the unit in bend the metal bracket inwards so that it holds the unit tightly to prevent rattles.

Next remove the sill panel trim on the right hand side of the car, this only has to be removed for the front door and requires the clips to be removed so the edge of the carpet can be accessed.

Volkswagen Golf Sill Panel Trims – Removal and Installation

The next step required the installation of the microphone.

Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Car Kit Microphone Install in Volkswagen Golf

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

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel Centre Vents – Removal and Installation

Remove the trim around the head unit using this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Centre Dash Panel Trim – Removal and Installation

Remove the headunit 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.

Release the cables from the rear of the headunit and put the headunit aside safely.

The unit that I installed came from the UK, contact the owner of this site to purchase a kit.

Another installation guide is available from his website.