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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 Golf Emergency Brake Warning Flash

When braking in an emergency the hazard lights flash to warn traffic following behind.

This feature can be turned on and off in Vagcom/VCDS using Byte 17 Bit 0.

For the lights to flash the following parameters must be met

  • Deaceleration has to be higher then 7m/s² and
  • for a duration longer then 700ms or
  • the ABS must be active for more then 2 seconds.

Once one or both of these requirements are met the indicator lights will flash until until the paramters are no longer met.

Volkswagen country coding differences

The instrument cluster coding in the golfs changes the way different functions operate or behave. I’m looking to build a comprehensive list of the coding here.

European Coding (1)

  • 24 hour clock
  • Odometer in KM is 2002+ models
  • Seat belt indicator operates whenever seatbelt is not worn for front seats – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008
  • Seat belt chime operates whenever seatbealt is not worn and the car is going over 15kph – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008

USA Coding (2)

  • 12 hour clock
  • Odometer in Miles
  • Seat belt indicator operates whenever seatbelt is not worn for front seats – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008
  • Seat belt chime operates whenever seatbealt is not worn and the car is going over 15kph – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008
  • Door open chime operates when key is in ignition
  • No single side parking light feature
  • FM RDS is not displayed on the MFD
  • MFD2 NAV has warning screen and frequency divisions on the radio are set for the USA
  • DRL function with euro headlight switch in the parking light position has DRL’s operate (other country coding results in the DRL’s turning off in this position)

Canada Coding (3)

  • 12 hour clock
  • Odometer in Miles in 2002+ models (in KM in MY08)
  • Seat belt indicator operates whenever seatbelt is not worn for front seats – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008

UK Coding (4)

  • 24 hour clock
  • Odometer in Miles
  • Seat belt indicator operates whenever seatbelt is not worn for front seats – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008

Japan Coding (5)

  • Clock?
  • Odometer in KM
  • Seat belt indicator operates whenever seatbelt is not worn for front seats – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008

Saudi Arabia Coding(6)

  • Clock? 
  • Odometer in KM
  • No selt belt indicator
Australia Coding (7)
  • 24 hour clock
  • Odometer in KM is 2002+ models
  • Seat belt indicator operates only when car is first turned on, removing seatbelt does not give warning or chime – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008
  • Seat belt chime operates from ignition on until seatbelt is fitted or 8 chimes. Remove seat belt later does not active chime – Golf GTI MY08 built April 2008

Volkswagen Golf Automatic Hatch Opening

(This mod has turned out to be unreliable over time as the springs compress – a new mod using replacement struts and bumpers supercedes this one –  Volkswagen Golf Automatic Hatch Opening Updated)

Automatic opening of your Volkswagen Golf rear hatch is possible with a few easy changes. Not all cars will work so try the first part requiring VCDS/Vagcom before proceeding.

In VCDs/Vagcom change Byte 2 Bit 3 in the Central Convience Controller 46.

Once this is done when you press the hatch open button on the remote the hatch will pop out about 10mm. If this works then proceed to adding the springs.

Springs for hatch
Springs for hatch
Alternative springs for hatch
Alternative springs for hatch

The springs on the left of the first photo are the correct ones to use with a size of 31.77mm long, 17.4mm wide and a spring wire thickness of 2.2mm, these were available from Mitre 10 and Bunnings along with other hardware stores in Australia but they are hard to find now in some areas. The spring on the right of the first photo cut into two is not suitable, it didn’t quite have the power required to keep popping the hatch.

The second photo is of a new spring stocked at Bunnings from the Century Spring Corp, the C-712 is very close to the specifications of the first spring at 31.75mm long, 17.475mm wide and a spring wire thickness of 2.337mm. The spring retails for AUD$4.75.

Warning, when you pop the strut off in the next step make sure you have an assistant or a broom or similar to hold the hatch up as it will drop and it’s very heavy.

Clip removal
Clip removal

Lever the clip back with a flat head screwdriver, don’t pop the clip completely off as it will be very hard to get back on. It takes a little force to pop the socket off.

End of strut
End of strut

This is the end of the strut with the end of the strut removed. To remove this use two pairs of vise grips and either plastic or a towel to protect the surface of the strut shaft and the end of the strut. Carefully remove the end piece and put to the side.

End of strut removed
End of strut removed

The end of the strut removed.

New spring and old spring
New spring and old spring

The new spring is on the left and the old one on the right.

Spring before installation
Spring before installation

New spring before installation, the old spring actually fitted perfectly into the end of the strut, the new one requires some crimping of the end as pictured to reduce the outside diameter and it’s now a snug fit into the end of the strut.

Spring in end of shaft
Spring in end of strut

The cap on the end of the shaft has been removed, using some pliers with a towel this doesn’t take a lot of strenght to remove.

The spring is now slid down and sits nicely in the end of the strut.

Spring in end of strut
Spring in end of strut

The spring should hold in the end of the strut by itself.

Cover back over the end of the strut
Cover back over the end of the strut

The cover install over the end of the spring and strut. Put silicon over the outside of the strut but make sure not to get it on the strut shaft as there may be some issues that arrise from silicon in that area. The cap will be a firm fit.

Follow the above instructions in reverse to refit. Then repear for the other side of the car.

All going well you should now have auto hatch opening.