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SKODA OCTAVIA MK1

Electrical system
Electrical system

ELECTICAL SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8


STARTER-CURRENT SUPPLY-CC ................................................................................................................................................... 8
BATTERY ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Battery handling instructions ..................................................................................................................................................... 8
Inspecting electrolyte level ......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Measuring voltage under load ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Basics .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Work sequence when disconnecting and connecting the battery ............................................................................................ 10
Check the battery ..................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Measure no-load voltage ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
Charging batteries .................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Removing and installing the battery ........................................................................................................................................ 12
Removing and installing the battery tray ................................................................................................................................. 14
BATTERY WITH A MAGIC EYE AND BATTERY PLUGS COVERED IN ADHESIVE TAPE ............................................................................................... 15
Checking the battery using the magic eye ............................................................................................................................... 15
BATTERY WITH A MAGIC EYE WITHOUT BATTERY PLUGS COVERED IN ADHESIVE TAPE (MAINTENANCE-FREE).......................................................... 16
Checking the battery using the magic eye ............................................................................................................................... 16
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE AC GENERATOR .................................................................................................................................... 17
Vehicles with petrol engine ...................................................................................................................................................... 17
Vehicles with diesel engine....................................................................................................................................................... 17
Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator ............................................................................................................... 19
Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator with free wheel ..................................................................................... 19
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE STARTER .............................................................................................................................................. 21
INSTRUMENTS, GCI................................................................................................................................................................... 22
DASH PANEL INSERT (? MY 00) ........................................................................................................................................................... 22
Self-diagnosis ........................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert...................................................................................................................... 23
Interrogating fault memory ..................................................................................................................................................... 24
Fault table ................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
Actuator diagnosis ................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Erasing fault memory ............................................................................................................................................................... 28
Ending output ........................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Coding control unit ................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Reading measured value block ................................................................................................................................................. 30
Adjustment ............................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Adapt service interval display - SID .......................................................................................................................................... 35
Input values when changing the dash panel insert .................................................................................................................. 37
Resetting service interval display (SID) without -V.A.G 1552- / -V.A.G 1551 - ......................................................................... 38
Resetting service interval display (SID) with -V.A.G 1552- / -V.A.G 1551 - ............................................................................... 39
Removing and installing the dash panel insert ........................................................................................................................ 40
Lamp assignment on the dash panel insert .............................................................................................................................. 41
Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert .......................................................................................... 41
Test signal from fuel gauge sender -G- .................................................................................................................................... 44
Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender - G- .................................................................................................................. 44
Check coolant temperature sender .......................................................................................................................................... 45
Testing the speed signal ........................................................................................................................................................... 45
TAXIMETER AND PRINTER .................................................................................................................................................................... 46
Removing and installing taximeter HALE ................................................................................................................................. 46
Removing and installing printer HALE ...................................................................................................................................... 46
DASH PANEL INSERT (MY 01 ?) ........................................................................................................................................................... 48

Self-diagnosis ........................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert...................................................................................................................... 49
Interrogating fault memory ..................................................................................................................................................... 50
Fault table ................................................................................................................................................................................ 50
Actuator diagnosis ................................................................................................................................................................... 50
Erasing fault memory ............................................................................................................................................................... 52
Ending output ........................................................................................................................................................................... 52
Coding dash panel insert .......................................................................................................................................................... 52
Reading measured value block ................................................................................................................................................. 54
Adaptation ............................................................................................................................................................................... 56
Adapting the service interval display when replacing the dash panel insert ........................................................................... 58
Input values when changing the dash panel insert .................................................................................................................. 61
SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF THE GATEWAY........................................................................................................................................................ 63
Initiating self-diagnosis ............................................................................................................................................................ 63
Interrogating fault memory ..................................................................................................................................................... 64
Fault table ................................................................................................................................................................................ 64
Erasing fault memory ............................................................................................................................................................... 67
Ending output ........................................................................................................................................................................... 67
Coding control unit ................................................................................................................................................................... 67
Reading measured value block ................................................................................................................................................. 68
Removing and installing the dash panel insert ........................................................................................................................ 70
Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert .......................................................................................... 70
Test signal from fuel gauge sender -G- .................................................................................................................................... 73
Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender -G- ................................................................................................................... 73
Check coolant temperature sender .......................................................................................................................................... 73
Testing the speed signal ........................................................................................................................................................... 73
Outside temperature sensor -G17 - .......................................................................................................................................... 73
Check oil level and oil temperature sender -G266-................................................................................................................... 73
CAN DATABUS .................................................................................................................................................................................. 75
Checking the data BUS drive .................................................................................................................................................... 75
Check the terminating resistances of the control units ............................................................................................................ 77
Test CAN databus for short-circuit ........................................................................................................................................... 79
Checking the data BUS Comfort version ................................................................................................................................... 80
INFOTAINMENT ........................................................................................................................................................................ 81
RADIO SYSTEM .................................................................................................................................................................................. 81
General Instructions ................................................................................................................................................................. 81
Radio system with 4 loudspeakers ........................................................................................................................................... 81
Radio system with 8 loudspeakers ........................................................................................................................................... 82
Overview of radio system ......................................................................................................................................................... 85
Removing and installing radio.................................................................................................................................................. 87
Removing and installing loudspeakers ..................................................................................................................................... 87
Removing and installing radio sets Gamma (MS 501), MS 303, Symphony ......................................................................... 89
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE ROOF AERIAL ........................................................................................................................................ 91
REMOVING AND INSTALLING ROOF AERIAL FOR RADIO AS OF MY 2002 ........................................................................................................ 93
REMOVING AND INSTALLING ROOF AERIAL FOR RADIO AND TELEPHONE AS OF MY 2002 ................................................................................. 94
REMOVING AND INSTALLING ROOF AERIAL FOR RADIO, TELEPHONE AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM AS OF MY 2002 .................................................... 95
TELEPHONE SYSTEMS .......................................................................................................................................................................... 96
Telephone system - overall view .............................................................................................................................................. 96
Telephone preinstallation 1 ...................................................................................................................................................... 98
Telephone preinstallation 2 - Cullmann ................................................................................................................................... 98
Telephone system ..................................................................................................................................................................... 99
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE CONTROL UNIT FOR THE MOBILE PHONE OPERATING ELECTRONICS -J412- (INTERFACE BOX) ............................... 101
OVERVIEW OF THE MOUNT FOR THE MOBILE PHONE 1 ............................................................................................................................ 103

OVERVIEW OF THE MOUNT FOR THE MOBILE PHONE 2 ............................................................................................................................ 104


REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE MICROPHONE FOR THE TELEPHONE -R38- ? 08.00 .................................................................................... 106
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE MICROPHONE FOR THE TELEPHONE -R38- 09.00 ? .................................................................................... 108
SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF RADIO SYSTEM GAMMA (MS 501), MS 303 AND SYMPHONY................................................................................... 109
Connecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and selecting the control unit for the radio set ........................................... 109
Interrogating and erasing fault memory ................................................................................................................................ 110
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 111
Actuator diagnosis ................................................................................................................................................................. 112
Code radio .............................................................................................................................................................................. 113
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 116
REMOVING AND INSTALLING CD CHANGER ........................................................................................................................................... 120
NAVIGATION SYSTEM........................................................................................................................................................................ 120
General description ................................................................................................................................................................ 121
Self-diagnosis of radio unit in RNS ......................................................................................................................................... 121
Self-diagnosis of navigation unit in RNS ................................................................................................................................. 121
Interrogating and erasing fault memory ................................................................................................................................ 123
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 123
Actuator diagnosis ................................................................................................................................................................. 125
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 125
Measured value block 006 (as of SG 3B0919887 D) ............................................................................................................... 127
Code control unit for RNS ....................................................................................................................................................... 130
Electronic anti-theft lock ........................................................................................................................................................ 130
Plug connections at Radio-Navigation System ....................................................................................................................... 131
Removing and installing Radio-Navigation System................................................................................................................ 134
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL STEERING WHEEL ................................................................................................................................................. 136
General description ................................................................................................................................................................ 136
Interrogating and erasing fault memory ................................................................................................................................ 137
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 138
Coding multi-functional steering wheel control unit -J453- ................................................................................................... 139
Actuator diagnosis ................................................................................................................................................................. 140
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 141
Removing and installing the key units of the multi-function steering wheel ......................................................................... 142
Contact assignment of the 18-pin plug connection for the CU multi-functional steering wheel -J453- ................................. 143
WINDSCREEN WIPE/WASH SYSTEM ....................................................................................................................................... 144
WINDSCREEN WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEM ......................................................................................................................................... 144
Removing and installing the windscreen wiper and washer system ...................................................................................... 144
Setting park position of windscreen wiper blades .................................................................................................................. 145
REPAIRING WINDSCREEN WASHER SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................ 147
Removing and installing washer reservoir ............................................................................................................................. 147
Removing and installing washer nozzles ................................................................................................................................ 148
Setting the washer nozzles ..................................................................................................................................................... 148
REPAIRING HEADLAMP CLEANING SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................. 150
Removing and installing the spray nozzles of the headlamp cleaning system ....................................................................... 150
Adjusting the spray nozzles .................................................................................................................................................... 150
Removing and installing washer fluid reservoir ..................................................................................................................... 150
REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................................ 151
Rear window wiper system - Summary of components ......................................................................................................... 151
Removing and installing rear window wiper .......................................................................................................................... 152
Setting park position of rear window wiper ........................................................................................................................... 153
Adjusting spray nozzle ............................................................................................................................................................ 153
Replacing spray nozzle (Octavia Combi)................................................................................................................................. 153
Replacing spray nozzle (Octavia)............................................................................................................................................ 154
Removing and installing wiper rubber ................................................................................................................................... 154

Removing and installing the rain sensor ................................................................................................................................ 155


LIGHTS, LAMPS, SWITCHES OUTSIDE ...................................................................................................................................... 157
REPAIRING HEADLIGHT...................................................................................................................................................................... 157
Overall view ? 07.00 ............................................................................................................................................................... 157
Overall view 08.00 ? ............................................................................................................................................................... 158
Removing and installing headlight ......................................................................................................................................... 158
Setting the headlight beam .................................................................................................................................................... 159
Unglueing a halogen headlight .............................................................................................................................................. 161
Changing light bulbs of headlight .......................................................................................................................................... 162
Removing and installing the headlight range control motor ................................................................................................. 163
REPAIRING TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS ......................................................................................................................................................... 165
Removing and installing turn signal lights ............................................................................................................................. 165
Removing and installing light bulb for the turn signal light ................................................................................................... 165
REMOVING AND INSTALLING SIDE TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS............................................................................................................................ 165
REPAIRING REAR LIGHTS .................................................................................................................................................................... 167
A general overview ................................................................................................................................................................. 167
Removing and installing the light bulb from the lamp holder ................................................................................................ 168
Removing and installing rear light ......................................................................................................................................... 168
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE LICENCE PLATE ILLUMINATION ................................................................................................................ 169
REPAIRING STEERING COLUMN SWITCH ................................................................................................................................................ 170
Removing and installing steering column switch ................................................................................................................... 170
Contact assignment on the steering column switch - up to MY 98 ........................................................................................ 172
Contact assignment on the steering column switch - as of MY 99 ......................................................................................... 173
REPAIRING LOCK CYLINDER AND IGNITION STARTER SWITCH ...................................................................................................................... 175
Removing and installing lock cylinder .................................................................................................................................... 175
Removing and installing the ignition switch .......................................................................................................................... 176
Contact assignment on the ignition starter switch ................................................................................................................ 177
REMOVING AND INSTALLING REAR LIGHTS OCTAVIA COMBI ...................................................................................................................... 177
ADDITIONAL BRAKE LIGHT.................................................................................................................................................................. 179
Additional brake light for OCTAVIA ........................................................................................................................................ 179
Additional brake light for OCTAVIA Combi ............................................................................................................................. 180
ANTI-THEFT WARNING SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................................................... 182
Bonnet contact switch -F120- (-F266-) ................................................................................................................................... 182
Horn for anti-theft alarm system -H8-.................................................................................................................................... 182
Horn for anti-theft alarm system -H8-.................................................................................................................................... 182
Replace emergency battery for alarm horn ........................................................................................................................... 183
PARKING AID - OVERALL VIEW ............................................................................................................................................................ 184
Removing and installing parking aid control unit -J446- ........................................................................................................ 184
Removing and installing the parking aid warning buzzer ...................................................................................................... 185
Removing and installing parking aid senders ......................................................................................................................... 185
SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF THE PARKING AID .................................................................................................................................................. 187
General Instructions ............................................................................................................................................................... 187
Initiating self-diagnosis of the parking aid ............................................................................................................................. 187
Interrogating and erasing fault memory ................................................................................................................................ 189
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 189
Coding park aid control unit ................................................................................................................................................... 190
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 191
Adaptation ............................................................................................................................................................................. 192
ROOF SIGN TAXI .......................................................................................................................................................................... 194
Removing and installing bracket for TAXI roof sign ............................................................................................................ 194
SELF DIAGNOSIS FOR THE XENON HEADLIGHTS WITH AUTOMATIC REGULATION (SYSTEM LITRONIC 4.1) ............................................................ 195
Interrogating fault memory ................................................................................................................................................... 196
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 197

Actuator diagnosis ................................................................................................................................................................. 198


Initiating basic setting ............................................................................................................................................................ 199
Erasing fault memory ............................................................................................................................................................. 200
Ending output ......................................................................................................................................................................... 200
Coding control unit ................................................................................................................................................................. 200
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 201
XENON HEADLIGHTS WITH AUTOMATIC REGULATION (SYSTEM LITRONIC 4.1) - OVERALL VIEW ........................................................................ 203
Headlight with control unit .................................................................................................................................................... 203
Removing and installing front Xenon headlights ................................................................................................................... 204
Changing light bulbs in the headlight..................................................................................................................................... 205
Removing and installing the D2S discharge lamp .................................................................................................................. 206
Removing and installing the ignition/high voltage unit BOSCH 2.3 ....................................................................................... 206
Removing and installing stepper motor ................................................................................................................................. 206
Removing and installing front sender .................................................................................................................................... 207
Removing and installing rear sender ...................................................................................................................................... 207
Removing and installing control unit ..................................................................................................................................... 208
Possibilities of sender adjustment .......................................................................................................................................... 208
Connection identification of the Xenon headlamps ............................................................................................................... 209
Switch over the inner aperture in the Xenon headlight .......................................................................................................... 211
LIGHTS, LAMPS, SWITCHES INSIDE, ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM ........................................................................................................ 212
DIAGNOSIS OF THE ELECTRONIC IMMOBILISER........................................................................................................................................ 212
Self-diagnosis of the 1st generation immobiliser ................................................................................................................... 212
Initiating self-diagnosis .......................................................................................................................................................... 212
Interrogating control unit version .......................................................................................................................................... 214
Interrogating fault memory ................................................................................................................................................... 214
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 214
Erasing fault memory ............................................................................................................................................................. 216
Ending output ......................................................................................................................................................................... 216
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 217
Adaptation ............................................................................................................................................................................. 218
Adapt ignition key ...................................................................................................................................................................................218
Adaptation after changing the engine control unit .................................................................................................................................221
Adaptation after changing the immobiliser control unit .........................................................................................................................222

Emergency start function with -V.A.G 1552- .......................................................................................................................... 222


Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................................................................222

Emergency start function without V.A.G 1552 ....................................................................................................................... 223


Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................................................................223

Transponder defective and/or key loss .................................................................................................................................. 224


Replacing reader coil .............................................................................................................................................................. 224
Procedure when changing the lock set or the immobiliser control unit ................................................................................. 224
1. 2-part sticker of the lock set................................................................................................................................................................225
2. 3-part sticker of the immobiliser control unit in the dash panel insert...............................................................................................226

System check .......................................................................................................................................................................... 226


REPAIRING SWITCH .......................................................................................................................................................................... 228
Removing and installing switches in centre console .............................................................................................................. 228
Removing and installing light switch...................................................................................................................................... 228
Removing and installing the headlight range control adjuster .............................................................................................. 228
Removing and installing the door contact switch .................................................................................................................. 229
Removing and installing electrical switch for sun roof and interior light ............................................................................... 229
Removing and installing the mirror adjustment switch ......................................................................................................... 230
Removing and installing the switch for the power window lifter ........................................................................................... 231
REPAIRING INTERIOR LIGHTS .............................................................................................................................................................. 232
Removing and installing glove box light................................................................................................................................. 232
Removing and installing the reading light (rear) ................................................................................................................... 232

Removing and installing front ashtray illumination ............................................................................................................... 233


Removing and installing make-up mirror lamp ...................................................................................................................... 233
Removing and installing door warning lamp ......................................................................................................................... 233
Removing and installing warning light for airbag switch-off function ................................................................................... 234
REPAIRING THE HORN ....................................................................................................................................................................... 235
Removing and installing horn................................................................................................................................................. 235
Removing and installing luggage compartment light ............................................................................................................ 235
Removing and installing switch for remote release/fuel tank cap ......................................................................................... 236
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT POWER SOCKET ................................................................................................ 238
SENSOR FOR INTERIOR MONITORING -G273- ........................................................................................................................................ 239
Removing and installing ......................................................................................................................................................... 239
Inspection ............................................................................................................................................................................... 239
Regulate sensitivity ................................................................................................................................................................ 240
ALARM SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................................................... 241
Removing and installing foot switch for alarm system .......................................................................................................... 241
SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF THE 2ND GENERATION IMMOBILISER MY 01 ? ........................................................................................................... 241
SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF THE 3RD GENERATION IMMOBILISER MY 01 ? ............................................................................................................ 242
Carry out self-diagnosis of immobiliser .................................................................................................................................. 242
Interrogating fault memory ................................................................................................................................................... 243
Fault table .............................................................................................................................................................................. 243
Erasing fault memory ............................................................................................................................................................. 243
Ending output ......................................................................................................................................................................... 244
Reading measured value block ............................................................................................................................................... 244
Performing the log-in procedure ............................................................................................................................................ 245
Adapt ignition key .................................................................................................................................................................. 245
Adaptation after changing the new engine control unit ........................................................................................................ 245
Adaptation after insertion of a used engine control unit ....................................................................................................... 246
Adaptation after changing the new immobiliser control unit ................................................................................................ 247
Adaptation after insertion of an already used dash panel insert ........................................................................................... 248
Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................................................................248

WIRING .................................................................................................................................................................................. 250


RELAY HOLDER, FUSE HOLDER............................................................................................................................................................. 250
Removing and installing relay and fuse holder ...................................................................................................................... 250

Electical system
Starter-current supply-CC
Battery
WARNING
When working on the batteries wear proper protection and observe safety precautions Chapter

Battery handling instructions


Warning instructions and safety precautions for
lead acid batteries
1-

Observe the instructions on the battery, in the


Workshop Manual Electrical System and in
the Owner's Manual.

2 - Risk of acid burns:


-

Battery acid is highly caustic. For this reason


always wear protective gloves and eye
protection.

- Do not tilt battery as otherwise acid may flow


out of the vent openings.
3 - No fire, sparks, naked lights or smoking:
- Avoid creating sparks when handling cables
and electrical equipment.
- Avoid short circuits.
4 - Wear eye protection.
5 - Keep acid and batteries away from children.
6 - Disposal:
-

Old batteries must be disposed of in


compliance with the country specific
regulations.

7 - Never dispose of old batteries as domestic


waste!
8 - Risk of explosion:
- A highly explosive gas mixture is produced
when charging batteries.

Inspecting electrolyte level


Only top up with distilled water if the electrolyte level has dropped below the MIN marking.
Note
If the battery electrolyte level exceeds the MAX marking the electrolyte will leak from the battery
t
during operation (it is necessary to skim off electrolyte). An electrolyte level that is too low (below the
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MIN marking shortens the battery life considerably. Top up with distilled water).
t

The battery plugs must always be inserted when charging the battery, measuring the voltage and
conducting a test under load.

t Always insert the plugs with O-rings after completing the test of the electrolyte density.

Measuring voltage under load


Note
Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
First of all disconnect the battery earth strap.

Measure the voltage under load with a battery


tester, e.g. -V.A.G 1498-.
The load current and the minimum voltage differ
according to the capacity of the battery, refer to
the sticker on the tester or the table below.

Battery capacity Cold test current Load current Minimum voltage (limit value)
[Ah]
[A]
[A]
[V]
36
175
100
10,0
40 ... 49
220
200
9,2
50 ... 60
265 ... 280
200
9,4
61 ... 80
300 ... 380
300
9,0
81 ... 110
380 ... 500
300
9,5
If the voltage measured is below the minimum voltage, replace the battery.
Explanations regarding battery load test:
The battery voltage drops during this test as a result of the high load on the battery (a high current flows).
If the battery is O.K., the voltage value drops only as far as the minimum voltage.
If the battery is faulty or only has a weak charge, the battery voltage will drop very rapidly below the
specified minimum voltage.
After completion of the test, the low voltage value is retained for a lengthy period, the voltage rises only
slowly again.
If the voltage measured under a load lasting for 5 to 10 sec. is below the minimum voltage, then the battery
is discharged or defective. The electrolyte density must be tested.

Basics
Battery types to be installed:
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t Batteries with a magic eye and battery plugs covered in adhesive tape Chapter.
t Batteries with a magic eye but without battery plugs covered in adhesive tape (maintenance-free) Chapter.

Work sequence when disconnecting and connecting the battery


Disconnect battery
Note
Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio set fitted with anti-theft coding Operating
instructions of the radio.
Switch off all electrical components and take out the ignition key.
Slacken the nut (6 Nm) of the fixing screw for the pole terminal and only disconnect the battery earth strap.
Note
If both pole terminals are disconnected, only then disconnect pole terminal (-) from battery earth.
Connect up the battery
WARNING
Please observe the following additional instructions after working on the airbag system or on the belt tighteners
or the safety belts:
t Switch on the ignition before connecting the battery.
t Nobody should be in the vehicle when the battery is being connected.
Note
t Neither grease nor oil the battery terminals.
t

The battery terminals must only be fitted by hand without using any force in order to avoid damaging the
battery housing.

t Install the pole terminals in such a way that the battery pole with the terminal is on the same level or protrudes.
t If both pole terminals are disconnected, only then disconnect the positive terminal of the battery (+).

When connecting, fit pole terminal of earth lead


onto negative terminal of battery and tighten the
nut of the fixing screw -arrow- (6 Nm).

When the battery is reconnected perform the


following operations depending on the vehicle
equipment:
t Set clock
t

Check the window lifter/comfort electrics


Octavia.

Code radio sets with Safe coding Operating


instructions of the radio.

Other adjustments may have to be made according


to the engine which is installed (e.g generating a
readiness code). To do so use Vehicle diagnosis,
testing and information system VAS 5051

Check the battery


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WARNING
When working on the battery - risk of accident. Observe the warning instructions and safety precautions
Chapter.
Check battery in the following sequence:
1 - Visual inspection Anchor.
2 - Check battery with a magic eye Chapter, Chapter.
3 - Testing the no-load voltage Chapter.
4 - Check measuring voltage under load Chapter.
Visual inspection
A visual inspection of the outer state of the battery, the cleanliness and of the fixed connections of the pole
terminals must be carried out before comprehensive measurements.
WARNING
When working on the battery - risk of accident. Observe the warning instructions and safety precautions
t
Chapter.
t Incorrect attachment of the battery can lead to damage. Carry out attachment inspection Chapter.
During the visual inspection determine:
If the battery housing is not damaged. In the event of damage to the battery housing e.g. the excess acid can lead
t to severe vehicle damage. In the event of excess acid the contamined vehicle parts must be immediately treated
with neutralizing agent or with a soapy solution. Paint damage must be repaired by a specialist.
t

If the battery terminals (connections of the battery cable) are not damaged and if the fixed connection of the
terminals is not destroyed in the event of damage to the battery terminals.

When connecting the battery pole terminals, pay attention to the specified procedure in this repair manual when
disconnecting and reconnecting the batteries, Chapter. If the battery terminals are not correctly connected and
t
tightened, the cable can ignite. This can result in extensive function problems of the electrical system. A safe
vehicle operation is no longer guaranteed.

Measure no-load voltage


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Handheld multimeter, e.g. -V.A.G 1526A -.
Note
t The battery must not be drained by any electrical equipment for at least 2 hours before the measurement is taken.
t If the battery was charged, perform measurement only 2 hours after the performed charging.
Follow the procedure described below for measuring the battery voltage in the no-load state:
Use the handheld multimeter to measure the battery voltage.
The battery no-load voltage must not fall below 12.5 V.
If the handheld multimeter indicates 12.5 V or more, the battery voltage is O.K.
If the handheld multimeter indicates less than 12.5 V:
Charging battery Chapter
After charging wait at least 2 hours during which the battery with electrical components must not be subjected to
any load or charge:
Use the handheld multimeter to measure the battery voltage.
The battery no-load voltage must not fall below 12.5 V.
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If the no-load voltage is N.O.K., replace battery.

Charging batteries
WARNING
The battery plugs must always be securely tightened when charging the battery, measuring the voltage and
conducting a test under load to ensure they are really sealed.
Do not smoke or use a naked light in rooms in which batteries are being charged. The reason for this is that the
gases, which are generated in the batteries, can produce a dangerous explosive gas mixture when charging.
Frozen batteries must be replaced.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Battery charger, e.g. -VAS 5900-, -VAS 5903- or -VAS 5095A-.
Note
t Batteries must only be charged with chargers recommended by the manufacturer.
t

Carefully read through the operating instructions and observe during the charging before using the battery
charger.

t The battery must be at a temperature of at least 15C.


t

If a severely discharged battery is quick-charged, it will not accept any charge current or will be indicated as
properly charged too soon as a result of so-called surface charging. Such batteries then appear to be O.K.

Charging a battery
Connect the positive cable of the battery charger to the positive terminal of the battery.
Connect the negative cable of the battery charger to the negative terminal of the battery.
Switch on battery charger Operating instructions for battery charger
Severely discharged batteries
Explanations regarding severely discharged batteries:
Batteries which have not been operational for a long time, such as in stock vehicles, discharge themselves.
A battery is severely discharged if the no-load voltage has dropped below 11.6 V. Measure no-load voltage
Chapter
If a battery is severely discharged, the battery electrolyte (sulphuric acid/water mixture) consists practically only of
water as the sulphuric acid portion is greatly reduced.
Note
t The battery acid in severely discharged batteries can already freeze at low frost-point temperature.
t Frozen batteries must not be reused.
Severely discharged batteries sulfate, i.e. the entire surfaces of the plates harden. The battery acid is not clear but
has a white opacity.
If a severely discharged battery is re-charged immediately after losing its charge, the sulphate deposit forms again.
If such batteries are not re-charged in due time, the plates continue to harden and this considerably restricts their
ability to accept a charge. This results in a loss of battery capacity.

Removing and installing the battery


WARNING
Observe the battery handling instructions as well as the warning instructions and safety precautions for lead acid
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batteries Chapter
Removing
Switch off the ignition and all electrical components.
First of all, disconnect the earth strap of the battery and then the positive cable on the battery and lay to the
side.
Release the catch pegs -arrows- of the fuse carrier,
fold the carrier to the rear, take out of the pegs
and place it with the connected lines to the rear
(tie up).
Unscrew the fixing screw -2- and remove the
clamp of the battery tray -3-.
Remove the battery from the tray.
Install
The battery is installed in the reverse order of
removal. Pay attention to the following:

Insert the battery in the tray in such a way that the


rear battery foot strip is held by the pegs of the
battery tray.

Align the battery in the tray in such a way that the


middle recess of the front battery foot strip is flush
with the threaded bore in the battery tray -arrows.

For batteries with hose for the central degassing,


make sure that the hose is not disconnected and
the battery can degasify.
For batteries without hose for the central
degassing, make sure that the degassing opening
on the battery lid is not clogged.

Check that the battery is sitting firmly after


installation.
Note
There are certain dangers if the battery is
t
incorrectly mounted or mounted loosely:
t

A shortened working life due to damage from


shaking (risk of explosion).

t Damage of the grid plates for the battery.


Damage to the battery housing from the mounting
t bracket (possibility of acid leaking out leading to
high consequential damage).
t Inadeqaute crash safety.
First of all connect the positive cable, then the
earth strap to the battery.
Tightening torques
Pole terminal of earth strap to negative pole of battery 6 Nm
Pole terminal of positive cable to positive pole of battery 6 Nm
Additional cable to battery pole terminal
6 Nm
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Mounting bracket for battery tray

25 Nm

Removing and installing the battery tray


Removing
Remove battery Chapter

Unscrew fixing screw -5- for air filter.


Remove cover for cable duct on the rear side of
the trim panel.

Unscrew the four fixing screws for the battery


tray.

Remove battery tray with cover.


Install
The battery tray is installed in the reverse order of
removal.

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Battery with a magic eye and battery plugs covered in adhesive


tape

Magic eye -1- is used for quickly determining the


battery state. The battery plugs -2- are covered in
plastic foil.
Note
The magic eye can be located at different points
on the battery lid.

Checking the battery using the magic eye


The magic eye gives information about the charge state and the electrolyte level of the battery via a colour indicator.
Note
The magic eye is located in one battery cell. Therefore, the reading is only relevant for this cell. An exact
t
assessment of the state of the battery is only possible by means of a battery load test Chapter.
When recharging the battery (via a charger or during operation), gas bubbles can form under the magic eye, which
t can distort the indicator regarding the battery state. For this reason before an inspection of the battery, tap lightly
and carefully on the magic eye. The gas bubbles rise in this way and the colour indicator becomes more accurate.
The battery indicator can show three different colours:
t Green - Battery is adequately charged up.
t Black - Battery is discharged or charged inadequately. The battery must be charged Chapter.
t Colourless or yellow - Electrolyte level too low. The battery must be replaced Chapter.
Note
We recommend to replace batteries which are older than 5 years of age.

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Battery with a magic eye without battery plugs covered in


adhesive tape (maintenance-free)
Magic eye -1- is used for quickly determining the
battery state. The new generation of
maintenance-free batteries do no longer have
battery plugs, they were replaced by a fixed
cover -2-.
WARNING
The battery is factory-filled with the battery
acid, which cannot be subsequently topped up
during operation.
Cover -2- cannot be removed. The cover should
never be removed otherwise the battery will be
severely damaged and must be replaced.

Checking the battery using the magic eye


The magic eye gives information about the charge state and the electrolyte level of the battery via a colour indicator.
Note
The magic eye is located in one battery cell. Therefore, the reading is only relevant for this cell. An exact
t
assessment of the state of the battery is only possible by means of a battery load test Chapter.
When recharging the battery (via a charger or during operation), gas bubbles can form under the magic eye, which
t can distort the indicator regarding the battery state. For this reason before an inspection of the battery, tap lightly
and carefully on the magic eye. The gas bubbles rise in this way and the colour indicator becomes more accurate.
The battery indicator can show three different colours:
t Green - Battery is adequately charged
t Black - Battery is discharged or charged inadequately. The battery must be charged Chapter.
t Colourless or yellow - Electrolyte level too low. The battery must be replaced Chapter.
Note
We recommend to replace batteries which are older than 5 years of age.

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Removing and installing the AC generator


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Vehicles with petrol engine


Removing:
First of all disconnect the battery earth strap Chapter.

Unscrew nut -3- and remove cable strap.


Remove insulating cap, unscrew nut -1- and
disconnect cable B+.
Unplug connector -2-.
Note
Mark the direction of rotation for re-installation
before removing the V-ribbed belt.
Remove V-ribbed belt Engine, Mechanics
Rep. Gr.13.

Screw out the fixing screws for the generator arrows- and carefully remove the generator
upwards.

Installing:
The generator is installed in the reverse order of
removal.
Note
Knock back the threaded bushings of the fixing
screws for the generator approx. 1 mm before the
re-installation.
Note
Observe the instructions after reconnecting the
battery Chapter.
Tightening torques:
Component
Nm
Alternator to bracket
25
Connection B+ (terminal 30) to generator
15
Pole terminal of earth strap to negative pole of battery 6
Nut M4 for cable strap
2

Vehicles with diesel engine


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Removing:
Note
If necessary, determine the anti-theft code of the radio set before disconnecting the battery.
First of all disconnect the battery earth strap Chapter.
Unscrew nut -3- and remove cable strap.
Remove insulating cap, unscrew nut -1- and
disconnect cable B+.
Unplug connector -2-.
Note
Mark the direction of rotation for re-installation
before removing the V-ribbed belt.
Remove V-ribbed belt Engine, Mechanics
Rep. Gr.13.
Remove tensioning element for V-ribbed belt.
Vehicles with air conditioning system and vane pump
for power-assisted steering located at the top:
Note
Do not open the hydraulic circuit when removing the
vane pump.
Remove the vane pump for the power-assisted
steering from the bracket and place it with the
connected lines to the right Chassis Rep.
Gr.48.
Vehicles with increased cooling:
Remove right auxiliary fan Engine, Mechanics
Rep. Gr.19.
Note
Protect the radiator e.g. with cardboard from
damage.
All vehicles:
Screw out the fixing screws for the generator and
carefully remove the generator upwards.
Installing:
The generator is installed in the reverse order of
removal.
Note
Knock back the threaded bushings of the fixing
screws for the generator approx. 1 mm before the
re-installation.
Note
Observe the instructions when reconnecting the
battery Chapter.
Tightening torques:
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Component
Nm
Alternator to bracket
25
V-ribbed belt tensioner to bracket
25
Connection B+ (terminal 30) to generator
15
Pole terminal of earth strap to negative pole of battery 6
Nut for cable strap
2

Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Socket insert -T30032Removing:
Remove V-ribbed belt and/or generator from the vehicle Chapter.

Remove belt pulley of AC generator with socket


insert -T30032-.
Removing: turn the generator shaft to the right.
Installing:
The installation of the belt pulley of AC generator
occurs in the reverse order of removal.
Installing: turn the generator shaft to the left.
Tightening torque: 65 Nm

Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator with free wheel


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Polygon-head adapter -MP 1-309Removing:
Remove V-ribbed belt and/or generator from the vehicle Chapter.

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Remove cap and belt pulley of AC generator with


polygon-head adapter -MP 1-309-.
Removing: turn the generator shaft to the right.
Installing:
The installation of the belt pulley of AC generator
occurs in the reverse order of removal.
Installing: turn the generator shaft to the left.
Tightening torque: 80 Nm

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Removing and installing the starter


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Removing:
First of all disconnect the battery earth strap Chapter.
Only vehicles with diesel engine:
Remove battery tray Chapter.
All vehicles:

Disconnect the plug connections -1- and pull out of


the holder.
Unscrew cable -2- and disconnect plug connection
-3-.
Remove the cables from the cable guide.
Unscrew fixing screw for starter at the top.

Unscrew the pressure line for the power-assisted


steering from the bracket -right arrow-.
Unscrew fixing screw for starter at the bottom.
Remove starter downwards.
Installing:
The starter is installed in the reverse order of
removal.
Note
Observe the instructions when reconnecting the
battery Chapter.
Tightening torques:
Component
Nm
Starter to gearbox
65
Pressure line for power-assisted steering to bracket 20
Connection B+ (terminal 30) to starter
15
Pole terminal of earth strap to negative pole of battery 6
Earth lead B- to gearbox
23
Earth lead B- to body frame side rail
10

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Instruments, GCI
Dash panel insert (? MY 00)
Self-diagnosis
General Instructions:
This description is also valid for 1.4 Itr/44 kW engines and 1.6 ltr./55 kW engines MY 01?.
Technology of the dash panel insert
The dash panel insert of the KODA Octavia is available in two versions. The basic version and the midline version
with multi-function display.
The multi-function display is integrated in the rev counter.
The following functions are indicated in the multi-function display:
t Digital clock
t Driving time and distance
t Average speed
t Average consumption
t Momentary consumption
t Outside temperature
The basic version is fitted only with a digital clock in the rev counter.
An LCD (liquid crystal display) is provided in the speedometer for the odometer, trip counter and service interval
display (SID).
The warning lights are integrated in the centre panel.
The dash panel insert is controlled by a microprocessor and features a comprehensive self-diagnosis. If faults occur
in the system components, fault codes are stored in the fault memory of the dash panel insert. These faults can be
detected using the diagnostic units -V.A.G 1552-, -V.A.G 1551- or -V.A.S 5051-.
Note
The following description only relates to the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- using the program card 5.0. The use
of the fault read-out scan tool - V.A.G 1551- with the program card 8.0 is similar except for specific deviations (e.g.
different readouts in display, possibility of using a printer etc.).
In addition, the following adaptation functions can be performed:
t correction of fuel tank sender characteristic curve
t correction of fuel consumption gauge
t adjustment of service interval display
t adjustment of odometer when the dash panel insert is replaced
Information on replacing the dash panel insert
t The dash panel insert must not be disassembled.
t All the warning lights, which are formed of light bulbs, can be replaced separately Chapter.
t

If a replacement dash panel insert is fitted, the odometer reading and the service interval display can be adapted
using the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 - or the fault read-out scan tool -V.A.G 1551 - Chapter.

If the control unit in the dash panel insert detects a fault in the programmed memory, the read-out dEF appears in
the trip counter.
If the read-out dEF appears, replace the dash panel insert Chapter.

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Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert


Test requirements:
t Test the fuses on the basis of the current flow diagram if they are O.K.
t Always check the coding of the dash panel insert by referring to the table of codes Chapter.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Test conditions
l Battery voltage at least 11 volts
l Earth connection to engine and gearbox O.K.
l Fuses O.K.
The connection for self-diagnosis is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


cable -V.A.G 1551/3 -.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
If there is nothing on the display: Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester
Readout on display:
Enter address word 17 dash panel insert and confirm with
key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

After approx. 5 secs the display will show e.g.:


t 1U1919033C: Number of the dash panel insert
t A+-COMBIINSTR.: Designation of component
t

VDO: Manufacturer's identification (UN4 = Nippon Seiki, VDO =


VDO)

X05: Software version of the dash panel insert (readout V01 also
->
possible)

1U1919033C A+-COMBIINSTR. VDO X05


Coding
XXXXX

t Coding 02142: Coding of the dash panel insert


t WSC XXXXX: Workshop code
Note
Check coding with the table of codes Chapter
-> -Press key.
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02142

WSC

Readout on display:
SKZ7Z062000222: 14-digit identification number for immobiliser
t
control unit
-> -Press key.

IMMO-IDENT NO: SKZ7Z062000222


->

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does not respond!
Vehicle system test

If one of the following messages appears in the display, carry out fault finding as HELP
The control unit does
specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable.
not respond

Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and


Fitting Locations

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to
earth

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the possible functions


is displayed.
Move forward in the programme with the key .
Overview of selectable functions
The following functions are possible.

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter.


03 - Actuator diagnosis Chapter.
05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter.
06 - Ending output Chapter.
07 - Coding control unit Chapter.
08 - Read measured value block Chapter.
10 - Adaptation Chapter.

Interrogating fault memory


Note
The displayed fault information is not constantly updated, this only occurs when the self-diagnosis is initiated or if
the function 05 Erase fault memory is selected.
Readout on display:
Enter 02 for the function Interrogate fault memory and confirm the
entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of faults stored appears on the display.


X faults detected!

The stored faults are displayed in sequence.


Find the fault displayed in the fault table and rectify the fault Chapter.
If No fault detected the program returns to its initial position after the
key is pressed.

No fault detected!
->

Readout on display:
If anything else appears in the display: Operating instructions for
vehicle system tester
Ending output (Function 06) Chapter

24

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Fault table
Note
All the possible faults which can be detected by the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below
t
according to the 5-digit fault code.
t

Before replacing components found to be faulty, test all corresponding lines and plug connections to these
components according to the current flow diagram.

After repair always interrogate the fault memory using the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and erase the
memory.

All static and sporadic faults are stored in the fault memory: a fault is detected as static if it exists for at least 2
seconds (outside temperature fault after 60 seconds of running the engine, coolant temperature after 30
t
minutes of running the engine). If the fault is then no longer present, it is stored as a sporadic (temporary) fault.
/SP appears on the right of the display.
t

After switching on the ignition, all the faults which exist are set to sporadic and are not stored as static faults
unless they continue to exist after completing the check.

If a sporadic fault no longer occurs during 50 driving cycles (ignition on for at least 5 minutes, speed > 30 km/h),
it is erased.

Display -V.A.G 1552Possible causes of fault


00562
t Line interruption or short-circuit
Oil level and oil temperature
t Sender -G266- defective
sender -G266Line interruption or short
t
circuit to positive

Rectifying fault
Test line interruption Current
flow diagrams and Fitting locations
Check plug connections
Replace sender -G266-

t Short circuit to earth


t implausible signal
00667
t Line interruption or short-circuit
Outside temp. signal
t Sender -G17- defective
Line interruption or short
t
circuit to positive
t Short circuit to earth
00769
Line interruption or short-circuit between
Coolant temperature gauge t sender -G2- and dash panel insert
sensor -G2t Sender -G2- defective
Line interruption or short
t
circuit to positive

Test line interruption Current


flow diagrams and Fitting locations
Check plug connections
Replace sender -G17 Test line interruption Current
flow diagrams and Fitting locations
Check plug connections
Replace sender -G2-

t Short circuit to earth


00771
Line interruption or short-circuit between
Read measured value block 002
t
Fuel gauge sender -Gfuel gauge sender -G- and dash panel insert Test line interruption Current
Line interruption or short t Fuel gauge sender -G- defective
flow diagrams and Fitting locations
t
circuit to positive
Check plug connections
t Short circuit to earth
Replace fuel gauge sender -G-

Display -V.A.G 1552Possible causes of fault


Rectifying fault
00779
Line interruption or short-circuit between
Read measured value block 002
Outside temp. sensor -G17- t outside temperature sensor -G17- and dash
Chapter
Line interruption or short
panel insert
Test line interruption Current
t
circuit to positive
t Ambient temperature sensor -G17- defective
flow diagrams and Fitting
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t Short circuit to earth

locations
Check plug connections
Replace outside temperature
sensor -G17-.

01039
Line interruption or short-circuit between
Coolant temperature sender t sender -G2- and dash panel insert
readout -G2t Sender -G2- defective
Line interruption or short
t
circuit to positive

Read measured value block 003


Chapter

t Short circuit to earth

Check plug connections

Test line interruption Current


flow diagrams and Fitting
locations

Replace sender -G201044


Control unit wrongly coded

t Dash panel insert incorrectly coded

Coding dash panel insert

t Control unit defective

Replace dash panel insert

01086
Sender for speedometer G22t Signal too high

t Sender for speedometer -G22- defective

Read measured value block 001


Chapter

01312
Data BUS drive
t defective

t Faults in the databus lines

01314
Engine control unit
t no communication

t Line interruption to the control unit

Checking the data BUS Chapter

t Control unit not fitted

Replacing engine control unit

01315
Gearbox control unit
t no communication

t Line interruption to the control unit

Checking the data BUS Chapter

t Control unit not fitted

Replace gearbox control unit

01316
Brake control unit
t no communication

t Line interruption to the control unit

Checking the data BUS Chapter

t Control unit not fitted

Replace ABS control unit

01317
Control unit in dash panel
insert
- J285t no communication

t Line interruption to the control unit

Replace speedometer sender G22 Checking the data BUS Chapter


Check the coding of the control
units connected to the databus

t Engine control unit defective

t Gearbox control unit defective

t ABS control unit defective


Checking the data BUS Chapter

t Control unit not fitted

Display -V.A.G 155201321


Airbag control unit -J234t no communication

Possible causes of fault


t

Line interruption to the


control unit

Rectifying fault
Checking the data BUS Chapter
Replace airbag control unit -J234 -

t Control unit not fitted


t Airbag control unit defective

01324
Four-wheel drive control unit -J492t no communication

Line interruption to the


control unit

t Control unit not fitted


t Control unit -J492- defective
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Checking the data BUS Chapter


Replace control unit -J492-

01326
Multi-functional steering wheel control
unit -J453t no communication
01330
Central control unit for convenience
system -J393t no communication
01336
Group convenience data bus
t defective

Line interruption to the


control unit

Checking the data BUS Chapter


Replace control unit -J453-

t Control unit not fitted


t Control unit -J453- defective
t

Line interruption to the


control unit

Checking the data BUS Chapter


Replace control unit -J393-

t Control unit not fitted


t Control unit -J393- defective
t Faults in the databus lines

Checking the data BUS Chapter

t Faults in the databus lines

Checking the data BUS Chapter

t Group convenience data bus


01402
Data line of navigation
t implausible signal

Radio-Navigation System
defective

Check radio navigation system


Chapter
Replace radio navigation system
Chapter

65535
Control unit defective

t Dash panel insert defective

Replace dash panel insert


Chapter

Actuator diagnosis
Note
The actuator diagnosis can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is not
t
running!
t If a fault is detected during the actuator diagnosis, the dash panel insert must be replaced!
All the actuators of the dash panel insert are activated one after the other in the function actuator
diagnosis.
t

Simultaneous parallel running of the display area of all analogue display instruments (coolant
temperature gauge, rev counter, speedometer, fuel gauge).

t Test all the warning lights for the respective equipment.


t Test the seat belt warning light.
t Actuating the gong.
t Segment test of the multi-function display and/or of the distance counter (LCD).
t Excess temperature test: switching on the safety deactivation
Note
Depending on the country version, the display is shown in the country-specific unit.
Perform self-diagnosis:
Enter function 03. Confirm the entry with the key Q.
The actuator diagnosis for the analogue displays is immediately started!
Readout on display:
The following inspections are carried out at the same time:
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Actuator diagnosis
Analogue displays

t Movement of the coolant temperature needle across the entire display range.
t Movement of the rev counter needle across the entire display range.
t Movement of the speedometer needle across the entire display range.
t Movement of the fuel gauge needle across the entire display range.
After moving across the display ranges, the following fixed values are displayed:
Coolant temperature:approx. 1/2
Rev counter:
approx. 3000 rpm
Speedometer:
approx. 100 km/h
Fuel gauge:
approx. 1/2
Press key.
Readout on display:
Warning lights for
t Coolant temperature/coolant level
t Fuel level

Actuator diagnosis
->
Warning light tests combiinstrument

t Engine oil pressure


t Brake fluid
are activated and light up at the same time.
Press key.
Readout on display:

The seat belt warning light (-K19-) is activated and must light up
(only USA).

Actuator diagnosis
->
Seat belt warning light -K19

Press key.
Readout on display:
The gong is operated and sounds continuously.
Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
Gong

->

Readout on display:
All the display points of the multi-function display and/or of the LCD
distance counter are actuated (all the segments).

Actuator diagnosis
->
Segment test

Press key.
Readout on display:
The coolant temperature warning light begins to light up and a warning
tone sounds (only for Climatronic).

Actuator diagnosis
->
Excess coolant temp. test

Press key.
Readout on display:
Press key.

Function unknown or cannot


be carried out at the moment

Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

->
HELP

Erasing fault memory


Note
The contents of the fault memory will be deleted automatically after the fault memory is erased. If it is not
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possible to erase the fault memory, interrogate the fault memory once again and rectify any faults.
Requirements:
t Fault memory interrogated, Chapter.
t All faults rectified.
After interrogating the fault memory:
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 05 and confirm with key Q.

HELP

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
Fault memory erased!

The fault memory is now erased.

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Note

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

t If the following message is displayed the test sequence is incorrect.


t

Carefully follow the test sequence step by step: first interrogate the fault
memory, if necessary rectify faults, then erase.

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Caution!
Fault memory was not
interrogated

Ending output
Enter 06 for End output
Readout on display
Confirm entry with key Q.

Vehicle system test


06 End output

Readout on display:
Switch off ignition.
Separate vehicle system tester.

Vehicle system test


Enter address word XX

HELP

Coding control unit


This function can be used to code the dash panel insert as follows:
t Additional equipment or gearbox versions.
t Country versions.
t Number of cylinders.
t Engine versions.
Note
The various combinations of the dash panel insert are set by coding according to the equipment, country
t
version, number of cylinders and engine type.
t

If the dash panel insert is replaced, the replacement dash panel inserts must already be coded. These must only
be coded for the country version Saudi Arabia and for vehicles with 1.9 ltr./81 kW TDI engine.

Coding
Enter function 07.
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Confirm entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes Anchor.
Example: 00042
00
0 Country version Germany
4 4th cylinder
2Petrol engine

Readout on display:

Code control unit


Enter code number 08042

Confirm entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.

Coding control unit


Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

Q
(0-32000)

8L0919860A AB COMBIINSTR. UN4 D04 ->


Coding 08042
WSC 06812

Readout on display:

IMMO-IDENT NO: SKZ7Z062000222

->

End coding with key.


Readout on display:
End output (function 06) Chapter.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Table of codes:
00
X
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Country version
Germany
Europe and Rest of World
USA
Canada
Great Britain
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Australia
X Number of cylinders
4 4th cylinder
X Engine versions
0 Diesel engines (except 1.9 ltr./81 kW MY 99 ?)
2 Diesel engine 1.9 ltr./81 kW TDI MY 99 ?
or petrol engines

Reading measured value block


Readout on display:
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Enter channel number (from the table Chapter) and
confirm with key Q.

Reading measured value block


What now appears in the display is the measured value block Enter display group number XXX

selected in standardised form.


List of display groups:
Channel number Readout on display
30

(0-

001

002

003
050

1 = speed km/h
2 = engine speed 1/min
3 = oil pressure switch 2 < min
4 = time h
1 = distance counter km
2 = fuel gauge l
3 = not assigned
4 = outside temperature C
1 = coolant temperature C
1 = distance counter km
2 = engine speed rpm
3 = not assigned
4 = coolant temperature C

Note
The display always shows the actual values of the senders and sensors. These may differ in view of the fact that
t
the values which appear in the dash panel insert are shown filtered!
t

If the actual coolant temperature is between approx. 80 C and 100 C, it is always 90 C which appears in the
display of the dash panel insert!

t Further display groups for the dash panel insert are not possible!
Measured value block 001
Reading measured value block 1 Readout on display
50 km/h 2400 rpm Oil p2<min. 0:0 h
Time
Oil pressure switch 2
l Oil p2 < min.
l Oil p.2 O.K.
Engine speed
l 0 to 9990 rpm
Vehicle speed
l 0 through 300 km/h

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2
Readout on display
2390 km
43 ltr.
23.0 C
Outside temperature
l -40 up to +70 C
Fuel tank sender
l not assigned
Fuel gauge
l 0 up to 100 ltr.
Odometer

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3 Readout on display
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85.0 C

Coolant temperature

Measured value block 050


Reading measured value block 50
Readout on display
2390 km 2400 rpm
0.0 C 85.0 C
Coolant temperature
Oil temperature
l not assigned
Engine speed
l 0 to 9990 rpm
Odometer

Adjustment
The following changes can be made and stored with the Adaptation function:
t correction of momentary fuel consumption gauge
t adjustment (reset) of service interval display (SID)
t adjustment of odometer when the dash panel insert is replaced
t correction of fuel tank sender characteristic curve
What are retrieved are the individual functions by entering the respective number of the adjustment channel (see
adjustment table Anchor).
Adjustment table:
adjustment channel adjustment function
03
adjustment of momentary fuel consumption gauge Anchor
04
Language versions of multi-function display (not assigned)
09
Odometer/mileage reading display Anchor
10
SID residual value for oil service after changing dash panel insert Chapter
11
SID residual value for service inspection (distance) after changing dash panel insert Chapter
12
SID residual value for service inspection (time) after changing dash panel insert Chapter
30
Adjustment of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve Chapter
Performing function 10 Adaptation
Readout on display:
Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Enter the desired adjustment channel (adjustment table Anchor).
Note
After changing an adaptation value or ending an adaptation channel, it is once again
necessary to perform the function 10 Adaptation in order to select another adaptation
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Adjustment
Enter channel
number XX

channel!
Adjust momentary fuel consumption gauge
Note
t Adjustment only on vehicles fitted with multi-function display.
t It is only possible to make an entry of between 85% and 115%.
t The entry must be made in steps of 5%.
Enter 03 (channel number).
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel
100 ->

03

Adaptation

Note
The correction of the momentary fuel consumption gauge is only
possible via the direct entry!

(-

-)

Readout on display:
Enter the desired correction value via the keypad of the vehicle system
tester, to do so fill in "0" as the first digits.

Channel 03
Adaptation
100
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX

Example:
Specified value: 90 %
Entry value: 00090
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 03
Adaptation
Enter adaptation value
00090
Channel 03
Store changed value?

Readout on display:
Deactivate the adjustment of momentary fuel consumption gauge
with the key .

Adaptation

100

90

Channel 03
Adaptation
90 ->
Changed value stored

Readout on display:
Odometer/mileage reading display
The odometer/mileage reading of the distance counter can be updated with this
channel when changing the dash panel insert.
Note
The adjustment is only possible for a dash panel insert with an odometer reading of
t
up to max. 100 km.
t The adjustment is only possible once for each dash panel insert.
t Only a greater adaptation value can be entered.
WARNING
It is no longer possible to correct the entry if an incorrect entry is made and confirmed.
The dash panel insert must then be replaced with a new one again.
In countries with a speedometer reading in mileage, the adaptation must also be
t carried out in kilometres! For this purpose, convert the adaptation value from miles
into kilometres (1 mile = 1.609 km).
t Observe the instructions when changing the dash panel insert Chapter!
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Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter 11.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:

HELP

Vehicle system test


11 - Login procedure

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Readout on display:

Login procedure
Enter code number XXXXX

Enter code number 13861 and confirm entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:

HELP

Adjustment
Enter channel number XX

Enter 09 (channel number) and confirm entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 09
0 ->

Note
Only a direct entry is possible using the keypad of the vehicle system
tester -V.A.G 1552 -!

<-

Adaptation

->

Move forward in test program with key .


Readout on display:
Example:
Kilometre reading = 89627

Channel 09
AAdaptation
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

08963
X
X

Hundred thousands: 100000 ... 900000 km


Ten thousands: 10000 ... 90000 km
X Thousands: 1000 ... 9000 km
X Hundreds: 100 ... 900 km
X Tens: 10 ... 90 km
Ones: rounded up to the next ten

Enter adaptation values with the keypad.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 09
Adaptation
Enter adaptation value 08963

Readout on display:
The km reading entered now appears in the display of the dash
panel insert.
If the displayed km reading is not O.K., e.g. because an incorrect
entry was made:

Channel 09
Q

Press key C and repeat the entry with the correct adaptation
value.

Adaptation

8963
<-

->

If the displayed km reading in the display of the dash panel insert is


O.K.:
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 09
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Readout on display:
End the adjustment of the kilometre reading on the display with
the key .
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8963

Channel 09
Adaptation
->
Changed value stored

8963

Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Adapt service interval display - SID


The service interval display must be adapted after replacing the dash panel insert.
Adjustment table:
Adaptation Counter contents:
channel:
10
Distance driven
in 1000 km
11
Distance driven
in 1000 km
12
Time in steps of 10 days
Note
The entry of the relevant adaptation value for the distance counters can only be made in steps of 1000
t
km; consequently the read-out in the display is also in 1000 km.
t

The adaptation value must be entered as a 5-digit number (e.g. 00015 for adaptation value 15, equals a
distance of 15000 km to the next service event).

t The value entered is counted back to 0 km.


t The time counter for the "SERVICE INSP" can be adapted with a maximum of 365 days.
t Only a direct entry is possible using the keypad of the vehicle system tester!
t

If an incorrect value is entered the Adaptation function is terminated and it is then necessary to
recommence!

SIA residual value for oil service


The number of km which are left to drive before the next oil change is required, can be entered with this
channel if the dash panel insert is replaced.
Enter 10 (channel number).
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
The remaining kilometres until the next OIL service are displayed (1
is still 1000 km in our example).

Channel
->

10

Adaptation

(- -)

Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter the residual value using the keypad, to do so fill in "0" as
Channel
the first digits.

10
Adaptation
0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Example:
Residual value: 1000 km
Entry value: 00001
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 10
Adaptation
Enter adaptation value
00001

Readout on display:

Channel

10

Confirm the entry with key Q.


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Adaptation
(-

1
-)

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 10
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Readout on display:
End the adaptation of the SID with the key .

Channel 10
Adaptation
Changed value stored

->

Readout on display:
SID residual value for service inspection (distance)
Vehicle system test

The number of km which are left to drive before the next service inspection is HELP
required, can be entered with this channel if the dash panel insert is replaced. Select function XX
Enter 11.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display: the remaining kilometres until the inspection are
displayed (5 is still 5000 km in our example)

Channel
->

Press key.

-)

11

Adaptation

(-

Readout on display:
Enter the residual value using the keypad, to do so fill in "0" as
Channel
the first digits.

11
Adaptation
0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Example:
Residual value: 5000 km
Entry value: 00005
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 11
Adaptation
Enter adaptation value
00005

Readout on display:

Channel

11

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

End the adaptation of the SID with the key .

Adaptation 5
(- -)

Channel 11
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Readout on display:

Channel 11
Adaptation
Changed value stored

->

Readout on display:
SID residual value for service inspection (time)
The remaining time in days before the next service inspection is required,
can be entered with this function if the dash panel insert is replaced.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter 12.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Channel
->

The remaining time in days before the inspection is displayed (11 is 11


still 110 days in our example).

12

Adaptation
(- -)

Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter the residual value using the keypad, to do so fill in "0" as
the first digits.
Example:
Residual value: 110 days
Entry value: 00011
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Channel 12
Adaptation
0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 12 Adaptation
Enter adaptation value

Readout on display:

Channel

12

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

End the adaptation of the SID with the key .

00011

Adaptation
11
(- -)

Channel 12 Adaptation
Store changed value?

Readout on display:

11

Channel 12 Adaptation
Changed value stored

11

->

Readout on display:
Adjustment of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve
The resistance characteristic curve of the fuel tank sender can be moved with
this function in order to correct, if necessary, an inclined fuel tank sender.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter 30.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display: the adaptation value is displayed, 128 in our example.
Note
The adjustment value 128 is the average fuel tank sender characteristic
t
curve set at the factory.
t

The resistance value of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve can be
changed by 8 W to the adaptation value of 120 ... 136.

Channel 30
Adaptation

128

->
(-

-)

Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter the adaptation value using the keypad, to do so fill in "0" as
the first digits, for example 132.
Readout on display:

Channel 30
Adaptation
128
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 30
Adaptation
Enter adjustment value
00132

Readout on display:

Channel

30

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Adaptation
132
(- -)

Channel 30
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Readout on display:
End the adaptation of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve
with the key .
Readout on display:

128 Q

132

Channel 30
Adaptation
->
Changed value stored

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

132

HELP

Input values when changing the dash panel insert


Absolutely pay attention to the following points when changing the dash panel insert:
Note
The dash panel insert must be coded for the country version Saudi Arabia and for vehicles with 1.9 ltr./81 kW TDI
t
engine.
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Note the values of the adjustment channels 10, 11, 12 of the SID, which are displayed on the vehicle system tester
-V.A.G 1552 -, before changing!

t These residual values must be entered counting backwards up to the service which is due!
t

Note the readout of the distance counter before changing and enter in accordance with the instruction
Chapter!

In countries with a speedometer reading in mileage, the adaptation of the service interval display (SID) of the
t distance counter must also be carried out in kilometres! For this purpose, convert the adaptation values from
miles into kilometres or enter the previously noted adaptation values (1 mile = 1.609 km).
t

The immobiliser control unit is integrated in the dash panel insert, this means that when changing the dash panel
insert, the immobiliser control unit is also replaced and must be adapted!

t After changing the dash panel insert, the following steps must be carried out:
Code dash panel insert Chapter (only for the country version Saudi Arabia and for vehicles with 1.9 ltr./81 kW
TDI engine).
Resetting the SID after the service Chapter.
or
Enter SID residual values for oil service Anchor.
Enter SID residual values for service inspection (distance) Anchor.
Enter SID residual values for service inspection (time) Anchor.
and
Enter odometer/mileage reading Chapter.
Perform the adaptation of the immobiliser control unit after changing the engine control unit Chapter.
Adapt ignition key Chapter.

Resetting service interval display (SID) without -V.A.G 1552- / V.A.G 1551 After completing the service work, the appropriate service message, OIL or INSP, must be reset.
Note
Always only reset the desired service interval (OIL or INSP), otherwise an incorrect date for
t
another service interval will be set.
t The individual service intervals can be switched over with the reset button.
Switch off ignition.

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Press reset button of short journey counter -1and hold and simultaneously switch on
ignition.

As soon as the display OIL appears, release


the reset button of the short journey counter.
Turn set button for time -2- to the right.
- - - appears in the display.

Move forward to the next service message by


once again pressing the reset button of the
short journey counter.

INSP appears in the display.


As soon as the display INSP appears, release
the reset button of the short journey counter.
Turn set button for time -2- to the right.
- - - appears in the display.
Switch off ignition.

Resetting service interval display (SID) with -V.A.G 1552- / -V.A.G 1551 Connect -V.A.G 1552- or -V.A.G 1551 -.
Switch on ignition.
Enter address word 17 dash panel insert and confirm with key Q.
Press key.
Readout on display (e.g.):
Press key.
Readout on display (e.g.):
Press key.

1U1919033C A+- COMBIINSTR VDO X 05


->
Coding 02142
WSC XXXXX
IMMO-IDENT NO: SKZ7Z062000222

->

Readout on display:
Enter function 10 Adaptation.
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Select adaptation channel of the service event to be reset.
For the display SERVICE OIL channel 10
For the display SERVICE INSP channel 10, 11 and 12.

Adjustment
Enter channel number XX

Adjustment table:
Service Adaptation Counter contents:
Adaptation value for setting the service intervals
event channel
OIL 10
Distance in 1000 km
00015
INSP 11
Distance in 1000 km
00030
INSP 12
Time in steps of 10 days 00037
Note
t The entry of the relevant adaptation value for the short journey counter can only be made in steps of
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1.000 km; consequently the readout in the display is also in units of 1.000 km.
t

Adaptation values must be entered as a 5-digit number (e.g. 00015 for adaptation value 15, equals a
distance of 15000 km to the next service event).

t The value entered is counted back to 0 km.


t The time counter for the SERVICE INSP can be adapted with a maximum of 370 days.
t Only a direct data entry is possible using the keypad of the vehicle system tester.
t If an incorrect figure is entered the Adaptation function is terminated and must be adapted again.
Example:
Resetting SID for SERVICE OIL:
Readout on display: The current read-out of the short journey counter for the
OIL service is displayed (the number 1 is still 1000 km in our example until
OIL Service).

Channel 10
Adaptation 1
->

Press key.

(-

Readout on display: The short journey counter must be set to 15 (equals 15000
km) for resetting the SID for the OIL service.

-)

Enter adaptation value 00015.

Channel 10
Adaptation 1
Enter adaptation
value XXXXX

Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 10 Adaptation 1
Enter adaptation value
00015

Readout on display after entering adaptation value


00015:

Channel
>

10

Adaptation

15
(-

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel 10 Adaptation 15
Store changed value?

Channel 10 Adaptation
Changed value stored

Readout on display:
Enter 06 for "End output".

15

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

-)

->

HELP

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Observe short journey counter.
Switch off ignition.
After switching off the ignition the short journey counter display should show the entered service interval
for a short time.
Switch on ignition.
After switching on the ignition the short journey counter display does not show a service interval.
The service interval display is now reset.
Switch off ignition.
-V.A.G 1552- separate.

Removing and installing the dash panel insert


WARNING
40

Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t The dash panel insert must not be disassembled.
t

It is not necessary to remove the steering wheel. For reasons of clarity the steering wheel is not shown in the
following illustrations.

t Before and after removing the dash panel insert, interrogate fault memory Chapter if necessary Chapter.
t

Read off the values of the service interval display and the kilometre reading of the distance counter -V.A.G 1552 with the vehicle system tester and note Anchor up to Anchor, if necessary pages Chapter and Chapter.

t If the battery earth strap is disconnected and re-connected, carry out additional operations Chapter.
Removing
Adjust the steering wheel fully downwards with the adjustment installation.
Remove the dash panel cover Body Work Rep. Gr.70.
Remove dash panel insert and disconnect plug connections.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
After installing, perform functional test.
If not fault was detected during the functional test Chapter if necessary Chapter.

Lamp assignment on the dash panel insert


Note
Most of the warning lights are fitted with LEDs, which means that the dash panel insert must be
exchanged when a warning light fails.
Midline - dash panel insert
1 - Main beam warning light -1.2 W
2 - Warning light for front fog light - 1.2W
3 - Warning light for side light - 1.2 W
4 - Warning light for rear fog light - 1.2 W
5 - Seat belt warning light - 1.2 W
6 - Warning light for low beam (not assigned)
7 - Warning light for trailer turn signal lights 1.2 W (only if trailer coupling is fitted)
A - Multi-pin plug connection for basic
functions, 32-pin, blue.
B - Multi-pin plug connection for extended
functions, 32-pin, green.

Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert

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Multi-pin plug connection for basic functions,


32-pin, blue T32a
1 - Terminal 15
2 - Right turn signal light
3 - Speedometer, output 1
4 - not assigned
5 - Fuel tank sender
6 - Airbag, on vehicles without airbag earth
connection
7 - Terminal 31 (sensor mass)
8 - Coolant temperature
9 - Terminal 31 (load mass)
10 - Oil pressure switch
11 - Engine speed signal
12 - Terminal 61
13 - Preheating test / EPC = inspection of engine
electronics (EPC as of MY99)
14 - Rear fog lights
15 - not assigned
16 - Trailer turn signal lights
17 - Main beam
18 - Left turn signal light
19 - ABS, on vehicles without ABS earth
connection
20 - Terminal 58b
21 -

Door contact switch driver side (vehicles


with central locking) all door contact
switches (vehicles without central locking)

22 - Low coolant level


23 - Terminal 30
24 - Terminal 31
25 - K cable
26 - Parking light on the right, side light
27 - Parking light on the left, side light
28 - Speedometer, input
29 - Brake fluid level
30 - S contact
31 - Seat belt lock
32 - Side light, exhaust emission warning lamp
(for EU 4 as of MY00)

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Multi-pin plug connection for extended


functions, 32-pin, green T32b
1 - not assigned
2 - Transponder coil
3 - not assigned
4 - not assigned
5 - W-line
6 - not assigned
7 - not assigned
8 - not assigned
9 - not assigned
10 - not assigned
11 - immobilisation time output not assigned (as
of MY99 up to MY00 for Climatronic)
Air conditioning system (deactivation) for
12 - engine identification characters AEH, AKL
(as of MY00 on all engines) + or MY00
signal for alarm system as well
13 - Handbrake
14 - ESP/TCS not assigned (as of MY99)
15 - Front fog lights
16 - Low beam
17 - Transponder coil
18 - not assigned
19 - not assigned
20 - not assigned
21 - not assigned
22 - not assigned
23 - MFD - top function selection
24 - MFD - bottom function selection
25 - MFD - Reset/level 1/2
26 - MFD - Outside temperature
27 - not assigned
28 - not assigned
29 - not assigned
30 - Speedometer, output 2 (as of MY01 not
assigned)
31 - Selector lever range display - only on
vehicles with automatic gearbox 1)
32 - MFD - Signal of fuel consumption gauge
1)

First of all the dash panel insert is not prepared


for the selector lever range display (extra
display). But the electrical connections are
already wired up in the dash panel insert.
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Test signal from fuel gauge sender -GTest the signal on the multi-pin connector to the dash panel insert.
Remove dash panel insert Chapter.
Connect the test box -V.A.G 1598 - with the adapter -V.A.G 1598/25- to the blue 32 pin connector.
Use the multimeter (e.g. -V.A.G 1526 A-) to measure the resistance between the contacts 5 and 7 (signal ground).
Nominal values:
Tank full: approx. 270
Tank half full: approx. 170
Tank on reserve: approx. 96

Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender - GThe fuel gauge sender is located under the rear seat bench.
Remove rear seat bench Body Work Rep. Gr.72.

Screw out Phillips head screws -arrows- and


remove the cover -1-.

Disconnect plug -1- from fuel tank sender.

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Check coolant temperature sender


Test the signal on the multi-pin connection on the dash panel insert.
Remove dash panel insert Chapter.
Connect the test box -V.A.G 1598- with the adapter -V.A.G 1598/25- to the blue 32 pin connector.
Use the multimeter -V.A.G 1526 A- to measure the resistance between the chamber 8 and the chamber 7 (signal
ground).
Nominal values:
Coolant temperature 90C: approx. 110
Coolant temperature 120 C: approx. 50

Testing the speed signal


If the speed display on the speedometer is faulty, one must check whether the speedometer signal is present.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- Chapter.
Reading measured value block Chapter.
Select the display group 001 and conduct a test drive.
If the speed is indicated in the display of the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552-, the dash panel insert is defective
and must be replaced.
If also no speed display appears in the display of the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552-, the signal must be tested on
the multi-pin connection on the dash panel insert.
Remove dash panel insert Chapter.
Connect the test box -V.A.G 1598- with the adapter -V.A.G 1598/25- to the blue 32 pin connector.
Use multimeter -V.A.G 1526 A- to measure the voltage between the chamber 28 and the vehicle mass.
Roll the vehicle slightly forward and backward.
Nominal values:
The voltage must rise from 0 V to approx. 12 V and drop again to 0 V (pulsating direct current voltage).
If the specified values were not reached, the wiring to the vehicle speed sender must be tested.
Test the wiring according to the current flow diagram binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding
and Fitting Locations
If the wiring is O.K., the vehicle speed sender must be replaced.

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Taximeter and printer


Removing and installing taximeter HALE
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
t After installing the printer in the vehicle, a new original lead seal must be used.
Removing
Remove interior light Chapter.

Unscrew screw -1- and slacken the taximeter -5with bracket -2- and rear cover -6-.
Screw out 2 screws on the rear cover -6-.
Remove the taximeter -5- from the bracket -2- and
remove the cover -6-.
Dispose of the lead seal and screw out the screw 4-.
Remove the cover -3- by pulling it off.
Disconnect the plug connections and remove the
taximeter from the vehicle.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing printer


HALE
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before
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commencing work on the electrical system.


Note
Before disconnecting the battery determine the
t
code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t

After connecting the battery, perform the


following:

on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the


coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with
power windows Octavia.
t

After installing the taximeter in the vehicle, a new


original lead seal must be used.

Removing

Dispose of the lead seal and screw out the screw 2-.
Remove cover -1- and disconnect plug
connections.

Remove the screws -2- and take the printer -1- out
of the vehicle.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Dash panel insert (MY 01 ?)


Self-diagnosis
General Instructions:
This description is not valid for 1.4 Itr/44 kW engines and 1.6 ltr./55 kW engines. The procedure is valid for these
engines Chapter.
Version Classic for data BUS engines
Rev counter, speedometer, coolant thermometer, fuel gauge sender, digital clock, LCD display for the odometer,
warning lights, 2nd and 3rd generation immobiliser with variable code.
Version Ambiente, Elegance for data BUS engines
Compared to the version Classic, the onboard computer MFD (instead of digital clock display) is installed.
Version with small dot display for data BUS engines (equipment: automatic gearbox or L&K)
Compared to the version Ambiente, the following functions still exist: small dot display, for the function display of
the onboard computer and the gears for the automatic gearbox.
Version with large dot display for data BUS engines (equipment: navigation)
Compared to the version Ambiente, the following functions still exist: large dot display, for the display of the
navigation pictograms, radio data, onboard computer and the gears for the automatic gearbox.
The following functions are indicated in the multi-function display (onboard computer MFD):
t Digital clock
t Driving time, driving distance and average speed
t Average consumption
t Momentary consumption
t Outside temperature
t Driving
The basic version (LX) is fitted only with a digital clock in the rev counter.
A display is provided in the speedometer for the odometer, trip counter and service interval display (SID).
The warning lights are designed as LEDs and cannot be replaced.
The dash panel insert is controlled by a microprocessor and features a comprehensive self-diagnosis. If faults occur
in the system components, fault codes are stored in the fault memory of the dash panel insert. These faults can be
detected using the diagnostic unit -V.A.G 1552-, -V.A.G 1551 - or -V.A.S 5051-.
Note
The following description only relates to the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- using the program card 5.0. The use
of the fault read-out scan tool - V.A.G 1551- with the program card 8.0 or -V.A.S 5051- is similar except for specific
deviations (e.g. different readouts in display, possibility of using a printer etc.).
Use the self-diagnosis system to perform:
t adjustment of service interval display
t adjustment of odometer when the dash panel insert is replaced
Note
t The dash panel insert must not be disassembled.
t

If a replacement dash panel insert is fitted, the odometer reading and the service interval display must be adapted
using the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552-, or the fault read-out scan tool -V.A.S 5051- Chapter.

t After replacing the dash panel insert, the respective adaptation values must be entered Chapter.
If the control unit in the dash panel insert detects a fault in the programmed memory, the read-out dEF appears in
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the odometer. Then the dash panel insert must be replaced Chapter.

Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552t Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CTest requirements:
t Test fuses according to current flow diagram.
t Code dash panel insert Chapter.
Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Test conditions
l Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts
l Earth connection to engine and gearbox O.K.
l Fuses O.K.
The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
If there is no readout on the display: Operating instructions of
vehicle system tester.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

Enter address word 17 dash panel insert and confirm with key Q.
After approx. 5 secs the display will show e.g.:
t 1U0920810A: Number of the dash panel insert
t COMBI+IMMOBILISER: Designation of component

1U0920810A COMBI+IMMOBILISER
VDO X06
WSC
X06: Software version of dash panel insert (other readouts are Coding 05112
00123
t

t VDO: Manufacturer's identification


possible)

t Coding 05112: Coding of the dash panel insert


t WSC 00123: Workshop code
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Note
Check coding with the table of codes Chapter.
Press key.
Readout on display, e.g.:
t TMBCC11U012430077:Vehicle number
SKZ720Y0531 556: 14-digit identification number for immobiliser
t
control unit

TMBCC11U012430077 SKZ720Y0531556

Press key.
If one of the following messages appears on the display, carry out fault finding
as specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable:

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does
not respond!

Vehicle system test

Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting HELP
Locations
Fault in communication set-up
Vehicle system test
HELP
K cable does not connect to earth

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the possible functions


is displayed.
Move forward in the programme with the key .
Overview of selectable functions
The following functions are possible:

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter


03 - Actuator diagnosis Chapter
05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter
06 - Ending output Chapter
07 - Coding of the dash panel insert Chapter
08 - Reading measured value block Chapter
10 - Adaptation Chapter

Interrogating fault memory


Description Chapter.

Fault table
Description Chapter.

Actuator diagnosis
Note
t The actuator diagnosis can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is not running!
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t If a fault is detected during the actuator diagnosis, the dash panel insert must be replaced!
Note
Depending on the country version, the display is shown in the country-specific unit.
Perform self-diagnosis:
Connect the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the address word 17 Dash panel insert; ignition is
switched on Chapter.
Readout on display:
Enter the function 03 Actuator diagnosis and confirm the entry
with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

Readout on display:
Actuator
diagnosis
Rev counter

The pointer of the rev counter moves across the full range and then indicates approx.
3000.
Press key.
Readout on display:
The pointer of the coolant temperature gauge moves across the full range and then moves
to the halfway point.

Actuator
diagnosis
Temp. gauge

Press key.
Readout on display:
The pointer of the fuel gauge moves across the full range and then moves to the halfway
point.

Actuator
diagnosis
Fuel gauge

Press key.
Readout on display:
The pointer of the speedometer moves across the full range and then indicates approx.
100.

Actuator
diagnosis
Speedometer

Press key.
Readout on display:
All the segments of the display in the speedometer and in the rev counter are actuated and
become visible.

Actuator
diagnosis
Segment test

Press key.
Readout on display:
The glow period warning light -K29- lights up (only on diesel engines).

Actuator diagnosis
Glow period warning light -K29

Press key.
Readout on display:
The coolant temperature/low coolant level warning light comes on.

Actuator diagnosis
Overheating light

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
Brake pad warning light -K32-

The brake pad warning light -K32- lights up.


Press key.
Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis
Fuel reserve warning light -K105

The fuel reserve warning light - K105- lights up.


Press key.
Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis
Oil pressure warning light -K3

The oil pressure warning light -K3- lights up.


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Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
00501 /Literature

The oil level warning light -K38- lights up.


Press key.
Readout on display:
The warning light indicating a low wash water level -K106- lights up (if
present).

Actuator diagnosis
Fuel reserve warning light K106

Press key.
Readout on display:
Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
00502 /Literature

Readout on display:
The dual circuit and hand brake system warning light K7- lights up.

Actuator diagnosis

Dual circuit and hand brake system warning


light -K7

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
Seat belt warning light -K19

The seat belt warning light -K19- lights up.

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
Gong

The gong is operated. A gong signal sounds at intervals.

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
Buzzer/gong -H3

A continuous warning signal sounds.

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis

The actual values are again shown on the display of the dash panel
insert.
End
Press key.
Readout on display:
End output (function 06).

Vehicle system test


Enter address word XX

Erasing fault memory


Description Chapter

Ending output
Description Chapter

Coding dash panel insert


When coding the dash panel insert, select:
additional equipment
country versions
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HELP

service intervals
speedometer calibration
Work sequence when coding:
Enter function 07.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes and confirm
entry with key Q.

Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

(0

Table of codes:
XX
Additional equipment (is read in)
01
Brake pad warning light
seat belt warning light
02
04
warning light for fluid level in the windscreen washer fluid reservoir
warning light for light bulb failure - only for L&K
08
16
warning light indicating an open door - only for L&K
X
Country version
0
Germany
1
Europe and Rest of World
2
USA
3
Canada
4
Great Britain
5
Japan
6
Saudi Arabia
7
Australia
X Service intervals
0 fixed interval (QG0)
1 extended interval (QG1)
2 extended interval with fixed limit (QG2)
3 without service interval
X speedometer calibration
1 = for engine 1.4/55 kW
2 = for engine 1.4/44 kW
1.6/74 - 75 kW with automatic gearbox
2.0/85 kW
1.8/110 - 132 kW
1.9/66 - 81 kW TDI
3 = for engine 1.9/50 kW SDI
1.6/74 - 75 kW with manual gearbox
4 = for engine 1.9/74 kW PDi
1.9/96 kW PDi

The control unit coding appears on the display, e.g.


05112.

1U0920810A COMBI+IMMOBILISER
VDO X06

Coding
05112
WSC 00123

Press key.
Readout on display:
End coding with key.

TMBCC11U01243077

Readout on display:

SKZ720Y0531556

Vehicle system
test
HELP

End output (function 06).


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Example:
Should be selected: brake pad warning light, warning light for fluid level in the
windscreen washer fluid reservoir, Europe, extended service interval, engine 1.9 TDI
01000+04000+00100+00010+00002 = 05112 the number 05112 is coded

Select function
XX

Reading measured value block


Readout on display:
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Enter code number of the desired display group and confirm with the key Q.
Now appears the measured value block in the display.
Note
The display always shows the actual values of the senders and sensors. These may
t differ in view of the fact that the values which appear in the dash panel insert are
shown filtered!
t

If the actual coolant temperature is between approx. 75C and 115C, it is always 90C
which appears in the display of the dash panel insert!

Measured value block 001


Reading measured value block 1
Readout on display
0 km/h 01 /rpm TO2<rpm 22:51 h
Time
Oil pressure switch
l T02 <rpm
l T02 O.K.
Engine speed
l 0 to 9990 rpm
Vehicle speed

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2
Readout on display
20 km
3 ltr. 71 Ohms
22.0 C
Outside temperature
l -40 ... +70 C
Fuel tank sender
l on open circuit 510
l on short circuit 0
Fuel gauge
Odometer

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3 Readout on display
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Read measured value


block
HELP
Enter display group
number XXX

18.0 C

O.K.

21.0 C

not assigned
Oil temperature from oil sensor
Oil level from oil sensor
Coolant temperature
Measured value blocks 022, 023 and 024 Chapter
Measured value block 025
Read measured value block 025 Readout on display
2
not assigned
not assigned
not assigned
Generation of the vehicle immobiliser
l 0 - Status not detected
l 1 - 3. generation
l 2 - 2. generation
Measured value block 050
Read measured value block 050
Readout on display
20 km 0 /rpm
20.0 C
18.0 C
Coolant temperature
Oil temperature
Engine speed
l 0 to 9990 rpm
Odometer
Measured value block 125
Reading measured value block 125
Engine 1 Gearbox 1
ABS 1

Readout on display

not assigned
ABS control unit
l ABS 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l ABS 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Automatic gearbox control unit
l Gearbox 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Gearbox 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Engine control unit
l Engine 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Engine 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Measured value block 126
Reading measured value block 126

Readout on display
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Steering angle 1

Airbag 1
not assigned
not assigned
Airbag control unit
l Airbag. 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Airbag. 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Steering angle
l Steering angle 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Steering angle 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.

Measured value block 127


Reading measured value block 127
FWD 1

Readout on display

not assigned
not assigned
Four-wheel drive control unit
l Four-wheel drive 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Four-wheel drive 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
not assigned

Measured value blocks 130, 131, 132, 140 and 143 Chapter
Measured value block 201
Reading measured value block 201
4297

Readout on display

not assigned
not assigned
not assigned
The calibration constants of the tachometer

Measured value block 202


Reading measured value block 202
open

Readout on display

not assigned
not assigned
not assigned
Status switch for the engine hood
l open up - the engine hood is closed
l close - the engine hood is open

Adaptation
This function is used for the setting of certain function parameters of the dash panel insert. The following
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channels, in which the adaptation values can be entered, are available.


Adaptation channel Adaptation purpose
02
Reset service interval display
04
Language versions (only for units with dot display)
09
Odometer/mileage reading display Anchor
21
Key adaptation Chapter
40 ... 48
Service intervals Chapter
50
Adaptation of the vehicle immobiliser Rep. Gr.96
Odometer/mileage reading display
The odometer/mileage reading of the distance counter can be updated with this function when changing the dash
panel insert.
t The adaptation is only possible for a dash panel insert with an odometer reading of up to max. 100 km.
t The adaptation is only possible once for each dash panel insert.
t Only a greater adaptation value can be entered.
WARNING
It is no longer possible to correct the entry if an incorrect entry is made and confirmed. The dash panel insert
must then be replaced with a new one again.
t

In countries with a speedometer reading in mileage, the adaptation must also be carried out in kilometres! For
this purpose, convert the adaptation value from miles into kilometres (1 mile = 1.609 km).

t Enter the values in the dash panel insert Chapter.


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:

Enter 09 (channel number) and confirm entry with key Q.

HELP

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Readout on display:
Note
Only a direct entry is possible using the keypad of the vehicle system
tester -V.A.G 1552-!

Channel 9
Adaptation 0

Odometer reading in 10 km
(- -)

Press key.
Readout on display:
Example:

Channel 9 Adaptation
Enter adaptation value

Kilometre reading = 89627

0
XXXXX

0 8 9 6 3 = entered adaptation value


X

Hundred thousands: 100000 ... 900000 km


X
Ten thousands: 10000 ... 90000 km
X Thousands: 1000 ... 9000 km
X Hundreds: 100 ... 900 km
X Tens: 10 ... 90 km
Ones: rounded up to the next ten

Enter adaptation values with the keypad.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 9
Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value 08963

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Readout on display:
The km reading entered now appears in the display of the dash
panel insert.
If the displayed km reading is not O.K., e.g. because an incorrect
entry was made:

Channel 9

Press key C and repeat the entry with the correct adaptation
value.

-)

Adaptation

08963
(-

If the displayed km reading on the display of the dash panel insert is


O.K.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 9
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.
Readout on display:

Channel 9
Adaptation
Changed value stored
Vehicle system test
Select function XX

08963

08963

HELP

Adapting the service interval display when replacing the dash panel insert
If the dash panel insert is replaced, the current service interval data must be entered into the new dash panel
insert. If the current values are not known, the initial values of the service interval must be entered.
Note
The adaptation channels 42, 43, 44, 45, will be automatically adapted once the dash panel insert has been coded.
Adaptation table for the service intervals:
Adaptation channel Valid for vehicles
Counter contents
QG1 and QG2 petrol the distance driven since the last inspection service (initial value = 0)
40
QG1 and QG2 diesel
QG0
QG1 and QG2 petrol the elapsed time since the last inspection service (initial value = 0)
41
QG1 and QG2 diesel
QG0
QG1 and QG2 petrol the minimum distance value which limits the service interval
42
QG1 and QG2 diesel
QG1 and QG2 petrol the maximum distance value which limits the service interval
43
QG1 and QG2 diesel
QG0
QG1 and QG2 petrol the maximum value of time which limits the service interval
44
QG1 and QG2 diesel
QG0
QG1 and QG2 petrol oil quality
45
QG1 and QG2 diesel
46
QG1 and QG2 petrol consumed fuel (initial value = 0)
47
QG1 and QG2 diesel oil smoke counter (initial value = 0)
48
QG1 and QG2 diesel counter of thermal oil load (initial value = 0)
Performing function 10 Adaptation
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

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HELP

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:
Enter the desired adaptation channel (adaptation table Chapter)
Note
After changing an adaptation value or ending an adaptation channel, it is once again
necessary to enter the function 10 Adaptation in order to select another adaptation
channel!

Adaptation
Enter channel
number XX

The distance driven since the last inspection service (distance in km)
The distance in km since the last inspection service can be entered with this channel, if the
dash panel insert is replaced.
Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter function 40 and confirm with the key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 40
Adaptation 0
Actual value INSP. in 100 km

Press key.

(- -)

Readout on display:
Enter the driven value using the keypad, to do so fill in zero as the first digits.
Example:
A total distance driven of 6000 km since the last inspection service for the vehicle was
calculated based on the defective dash panel insert.
Enter adaptation value 00060.

Channel 40
Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation
value XXXXX

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 40
Adaptation 60
Actual value INSP. in 100 km

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 40
Adaptation 60
Store changed value?

Press key.
Readout on display:

Channel 40
Adaptation
Changed value stored

Press key.

Q
(- -)

60

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

The elapsed time since the last inspection service


The distance in days since the last inspection service can be entered with this
channel, if the dash panel insert is replaced.
Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter channel number 41 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel 41
Adaptation 0
Actual value INSP. in 1 day

(- -)

Readout on display:
Enter the elapsed time using the keypad, to do so fill in zero as the first digits.
Example:
An elapsed time of 87 days since the last inspection service for the vehicle was
calculated based on the defective dash panel insert.
Enter adaptation value 00087.
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Channel 41
Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation
value XXXXX

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 41
Adaptation 87
Actual value INSP. in 1 day

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 41
Adaptation 87
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Q
(- -)

Channel 41
Adaptation 87
Changed value stored

Press key.

Readout on display:
Adaptation of consumed fuel

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Only QG1 and QG2 - petrol.


The value of the consumed fuel can be entered with this channel if the
dash panel insert is replaced.
Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter channel number 46 and confirm with the key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 46
Adaptation 17
Consumption gauge in 1 liter

Press key.

(- -)

Readout on display:
Channel 46 Adaptation 17
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Enter adaptation value 00019.


Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 46
Adaptation 19
Consumption gauge in 1 liter

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 46
Adaptation 19
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 46
Adaptation 19
Changed value stored

Press key.

Q
(- -)
Q

Readout on display:
Adaptation of the oil smoke

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Only QG1 and QG2 - diesel.


The value of the oil smoke can be entered with this channel if the dash
panel insert is replaced.
Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter channel number 47 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel 47 Adaptation 0
Amount of soot in 100km

(- -)

Readout on display:
Value of the old dash panel insert 5000 km.

Channel 47 Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Enter adaptation value 00050.


Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 47 Adaptation 50
Amount of soot in 100 km

Q
(- -)

Channel 47 Adaptation 50
Store changed value?
Channel 47

Adaptation 50

60

Press key.

Changed value stored

Readout on display:
Adaptation of thermal oil load

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Only QG1 and QG2 - diesel.


The value of the thermal oil load can be entered with this channel if the
dash panel insert is replaced.
Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter channel number 48 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 48 Adaptation 0
Thermal load in 100 km

Press key.

(- -)

Readout on display:
Value of the old dash panel insert 5000 km.

Channel 48 Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Enter adaptation value 00050.


Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 48 Adaptation 0
Thermal load in 100 km

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 48 Adaptation 50
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.
Readout on display:

Q
(- -)
Q

Channel 48 Adaptation 50
Changed value stored
Vehicle system test
Select function XX

HELP

Input values when changing the dash panel insert


Absolutely pay attention to the following points when changing the dash panel insert:
Note
The parameter which is set can be deducted with the diagnosis from the dash panel insert which was changed
t (function 10 adaptation, channels 40-41, diesel 47-48, petrol 46). Furthermore the coding and the km reading are
registered.
t The residual values since the last inspection service must be entered!
In countries with a speedometer reading in mileage, the adaptation of the service interval display (SID) must be
t carried out in kilometres! For this purpose, convert the adaptation values from miles into kilometres or enter the
previously noted adaptation values (1 mile = 1.609 km).
t

The immobiliser control unit is integrated in the dash panel insert, this means that when changing the dash panel
insert, the immobiliser control unit is also replaced and must be adapted!

t After changing the dash panel insert, the following steps must be carried out:
Adaptation of the immobiliser control unit Chapter.
Adapt ignition key Chapter.
Adapt odometer reading (mileage reading) Chapter.
Perform coding of the dash panel insert page Chapter.
Adapt service interval display Chapter.
Set the desired language version (only on dash panel inserts with dot display) .
61

Code control unit Gateway Chapter.


Code radio Chapter (valid for radios Gamma, Symphony and MS 303).

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Self-diagnosis of the Gateway


Initiating self-diagnosis
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552t Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CTest requirements
t Check the coding of the dash panel insert by referring to the table of codes.
Test conditions
l Fuses according to current flow diagram O.K.
l Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts
l all electrical components switched off
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition

Readout on display:
Note
If there is no readout on the display: Operating instructions of
vehicle system tester.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

After approx. 5 secs the display will show:


t 6N0909601: Gateway No.
t Gateway K <-> CAN: Designation of component
t 0001: Software version of the Gateway
t Coding 00006: Coding of the Gateway
t WSC 60081: Workshop code

6N0909601 Gateway K <->


CAN 0001
Coding 00006
WSC 60081

Note
Check coding with the table of codes Chapter.
Press key.
If one of the following messages appears in the display, carry out fault finding as
Vehicle system test
stated in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable Current flow diagrams HELP
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The control unit


does not respond!

and Fitting locations.


Vehicle system test
Fault in communication set-up

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth
Vehicle system test
HELP
K cable does not connect to pos. term.

Press the key after fault elimination.


Overview of selectable functions
The following functions are possible:
02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter
05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

06 - Ending output Chapter


07 - Coding control unit Chapter
08 - Reading measured value block Chapter

Interrogating fault memory


Readout on display:
Select function 02 Interrogate fault memory and confirm
with Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of faults stored appears on the display.


X faults detected!

The stored faults are displayed in sequence.


Find the fault displayed in the fault table and rectify the fault Chapter.

If No fault detected is shown in the display and if the key is pressed, the programme
returns to the initial position.

No fault
detected!

Readout on display:
If anything else appears in the display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Operating instructions of the vehicle system tester

HELP

End output (function 06) Chapter.

Fault table
Note
All the possible faults which can be detected by the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below
t
according to the 5-digit fault code.
t

After repair always interrogate the fault memory using the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and erase the
memory.

All static and sporadic faults are stored in the fault memory: a fault is detected as static if it exists for at least 2
t seconds. If the fault is then no longer present, it is stored as a sporadic (temporary) fault. /SP appears on the
right of the display.
t

After switching on the ignition, all the faults which exist are set to sporadic and are not stored as static faults
unless they continue to exist after completing the check.
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If a sporadic fault no longer occurs during 50 driving cycles (ignition on for at least 5 minutes, speed > 30 km/h),
it is erased.

Display -V.A.G 155200778


Steering angle sender -G85t no communication

Possible causes of fault


t

Possible effects

Open circuit to
Function for data
steering angle sender
BUS drive not O.K.

t Sender not fitted

Rectifying fault
Checking the data BUS
Chapter
Replace sender -G85-

t Sender defective
01044
Control unit wrongly coded

Dash panel insert


incorrectly coded

Poor vehicle
handling

Dash panel insert


defective

no vehicle dynamic Replace dash panel insert


control
Chapter

01300
Open circuit to
CU for navigation with CD drive t control unit for RNS
-J401 Control unit for RNS
t
t no communication
not installed

01304
Radio
t no communication

Control unit for RNS


defective

Line interruption to
the control unit

no self-diagnosis is
possible

Coding dash panel insert


Chapter

Checking the data BUS


Chapter
Replace control unit for RNS

no self-diagnosis is
possible

t Control unit not fitted

Checking the data BUS


Chapter
Replace radio

t Radio defective
01309
Line interruption to
Poor vehicle
Checking the data BUS
Power-assisted steering control t the control unit
handling
Chapter
unit -J500t Control unit not fitted no vehicle dynamic Replace control unit -J500t no communication
control
Control unit -J500t
defective
01312
Data BUS drive
t defective

Faults in the databus


lines

Poor vehicle
handling

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

no vehicle dynamic Check the coding of the control


control
units connected to the databus
replace defective control unit

01314
Engine control unit
t no communication

01315
Gearbox control unit
t no communication

01316
Brake control unit
t no communication

Line interruption to
the control unit

Poor vehicle
handling

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

t Control unit not fitted no vehicle dynamic Replacing engine control unit
control
Engine control unit
t
defective
t

Line interruption to
the control unit

Poor vehicle
handling

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

t Control unit not fitted no vehicle dynamic Replace gearbox control unit
control
Gearbox control unit
t
defective
t

Line interruption to
the control unit

Poor vehicle
handling

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

t Control unit not fitted no vehicle dynamic Replace ABS control unit
control
ABS control unit
t
defective
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01317
Control unit in dash panel
insert -J285 t no communication

Line interruption to
the control unit

Poor vehicle
handling

t Control unit not fitted no vehicle dynamic


control

01320
Line interruption to
no self-diagnosis is
Climatronic control unit -J255- t the control unit
possible
t no communication
t Control unit not fitted

01321
Airbag control unit -J234t no communication

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Climatronic control
unit defective

Line interruption to
the control unit

no self-diagnosis is
possible

t Control unit not fitted


t

Checking the data BUS


Chapter
Replace Climatronic control unit
- J255 Checking the data BUS
Chapter
Replace airbag control unit J234-

Airbag control unit


defective

01324
Line interruption to
Poor vehicle
Checking the data BUS
Four-wheel drive control unit - t the control unit
handling
Chapter
J492t Control unit not fitted no vehicle dynamic Replace control unit -J492t no communication
control
Control unit -J492t
defective
01326
Line interruption to
no self-diagnosis is
Multi-functional steering wheel t the control unit
possible
control unit -J453t Control unit not fitted
t no communication
Control unit -J453t
defective

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

01330
Central control unit for
convenience system -J393t no communication

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Line interruption to
the control unit

no self-diagnosis is
possible

t Control unit not fitted


t

Replace control unit -J453-

Replace control unit -J393-

Control unit -J393defective

01331
Line interruption to
no self-diagnosis is
Door control unit, driver side - t the control unit
possible
J386t Control unit not fitted
t no communication
Control unit -J386t
defective

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

01332
Door control unit passenger's
side - J387t no communication

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

01333
Door control unit RL -J388t no communication

01334
Door control unit RR -J389-

Line interruption to
the control unit

no self-diagnosis is
possible

t Control unit not fitted


t

Control unit -J387defective

Line interruption to
the control unit

Replace control unit -J387-

no self-diagnosis is
possible

t Control unit not fitted


t

Control unit - J388defective

Line interruption to
the control unit

Replace control unit -J386-

Checking the data BUS


Chapter
Replace control unit -J388 -

no self-diagnosis is
possible
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Checking the data BUS


Chapter

t no communication

01335
Seat/mirror position control
unit Driver's side
t no communication

01336
Group convenience data bus
t defective
t

t Control unit not fitted


t

Control unit -J389defective

Line interruption to
the control unit

Replace control unit -J389-

no self-diagnosis is
possible

t Control unit not fitted


t

Seat position control


unit defective

Faults in the databus


lines

Checking the data BUS


Chapter
Replace seat position control
unit

no self-diagnosis is
possible

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Group convenience data


bus

Erasing fault memory


Procedure Chapter

Ending output
Procedure Chapter

Coding control unit


Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select Gateway data bus (address word 19); ignition is
switched on Chapter.
Readout on display:
Select function 07 Code control unit and confirm entry with
the key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes and confirm the
entry with key Q.
Table of codes

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Code control unit
Q
Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

(0-

Control units to data bus Code number


ABS
00002
Airbag
00004
Add up the coding numbers of the fitted control units, e.g.
ABS + airbag
00002 + 00004 = 00006
The display shows the control unit coding (e.g. 00006):

6N0909601 Gateway K <-> CAN 0001

Coding 00006
WSC 60081

Press .
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Select function 06 End output and confirm with Q.

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HELP

Reading measured value block


Readout on display:
Select function 08 Read measured value block and confirm
with Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter display group number and confirm the entry with the key Q.
Note
If a control element has not been fitted in accordance with the equipment,
the relevant value is not displayed.
Measured value block 125
Reading measured value block 125
Engine 1 Gearbox 1 ABS 1

Read measured value block


HELP
Enter display group
number XXX

Readout on display
not assigned

ABS control unit


l ABS 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l ABS 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Automatic gearbox control unit
l Gearbox 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Gearbox 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Engine control unit
l Engine 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Engine 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.

Measured value block 126


Reading measured value block 126
Steering angle 1
Airbag 1
not assigned

Readout on display

not assigned
Airbag control unit
l Airbag 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Airbag 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Steering angle
l Steering angle 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Steering angle 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.

Measured value block 127


Reading measured value block 127
FWD 1

Readout on display
not assigned

68

not assigned
Four-wheel drive control unit
l Four-wheel drive 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Four-wheel drive 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
not assigned

Measured value block 130


Reading measured value block 130
Readout on display
Two-wire Central 1 D door 1 FP door 1
Door control unit front passenger's side
l FP door 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l FP door 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Door control unit driver's door
l D door 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l D door 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Central control unit for convenience system (central locking system)
l Central 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Central 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Operating condition CAN databus Comfort
l Two-wire - O.K.
l Single-wire - fault

Measured value block 131


Reading measured value block 131
Door RL 1 Door RR 1 Memory 1

Readout on display
not assigned

Control unit for memory seats


l Memory 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Memory 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Door control unit rear right
l Door RR 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Door RR 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Door control unit rear left
l Door RL 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Door RL 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.

Measured value block 132


Reading measured value block 132
Steering wheel 1
not assigned

Readout on display

69

not assigned
Multi-functional steering wheel control unit
l Steering wheel 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Steering wheel 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
not assigned

Measured value block 140


Reading measured value block 140
Readout on display
Two-wire Radio 1 Navigation 1 Telephone 1
Telephone control unit
l Telephone 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Telephone 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Navigation control unit
l Navigation 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Navigation 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Radio control unit
l Radio 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Radio 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
Operating condition CAN databus Comfort
l Two-wire - O.K.
l Single-wire - fault

Measured value block 143


Reading measured value block 143
Steering wheel 1

Readout on display
not assigned

not assigned
Multi-functional steering wheel
l Steering wheel 1 - CAN databus communication O.K.
l Steering wheel 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.
not assigned

Removing and installing the dash panel insert


Work procedure Chapter.
If no fault was detected during the functional test Chapter.

Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert

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Multi-pin plug connection for basic functions,


32-pin, blue -T32a1 - Terminal 15
2 - Right turn signal light
3 - Speedometer, output 1
4 - Trailer turn signal lights
5 - Fuel tank sender
6 - Light failure
7 - Terminal 31 (sensor mass)
8 - Coolant temperature
9 - Terminal 31 (load mass)
10 - Oil pressure switch
11 - Front right door contact switch (as of MY
02 not assigned)
12 - Terminal 61
13 - Low beam
14 - Rear fog lights
15 - Front fog lights
16 - Tailgate (as of MY02 not assigned)
17 - Main beam
18 - Left turn signal light
19 - Brake light failure
20 - Terminal 58b
21 -

Door contact switch driver side (vehicles


with central locking) all door contact
switches (vehicles without central locking)

22 - Low coolant level


23 - Terminal 30
24 - Terminal 31
25 - K cable
26 - Parking light on the right, side light
27 - Parking light on the left, side light
28 - Speedometer, input
29 - Brake fluid level
30 - S contact
31 - Seat belt lock
32 - Rear left and right door contact switch (as
of MY02 not assigned)

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Multi-pin plug connection for extended


functions, 32-pin, green -T32b1 - not assigned
2 - Transponder coil
3 - not assigned
4 - not assigned
5 - W-line
6 - Washer fluid sensor
7 - Brake pads
8 - not assigned (as of MY02 CAN High)
9 - not assigned (as of MY02 CAN Low)
10 - not assigned
11 - not assigned
12 - Air conditioning system (deactivation) for
engine identification characters AEH, AKL
13 - Handbrake
14 - not assigned
15 - not assigned
16 - not assigned
17 - Transponder coil
18 - Oil sensor
19 - CAN drive High
20 - CAN drive Low
21 - Gas discharge lamp failure or step motor
failure
22 - Contact switch for the engine hood
23 - MFD - top function selection
24 - MFD - bottom function selection
25 - MFD - Reset/level 1/2
26 - MFD - Outside temperature
27 - CAN drive High - output for diagnostic
plug connection
28 - CAN drive Low - output for diagnostic plug
connection
29 - CAN drive screening - output for diagnostic
plug connection
30 - Clock (only dash panel insert with large dot
display)
31 - Data (only dash panel insert with large dot
display)
32 - Input data of the navigation

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Test signal from fuel gauge sender -GProcedure Chapter

Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender -GProcedure Chapter

Check coolant temperature sender


Procedure Chapter

Testing the speed signal


Procedure Chapter

Outside temperature sensor -G17 Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Handheld multimeter, e.g. -V.A.G 1526 A Remove the left ventilation grid Body Work Rep. Gr.50.
Remove outside temperature sensor.
Unplug connector from outside temperature sensor.
Connect handheld multimeter to the contacts of the outside temperature sensor to measure the resistance.
Nominal values:
Temperature Specified value
-30 C
approx. 18265
0C
approx. 3300
20 C
approx. 1184
50 C
approx. 359
If the specified value is not reached, replace the outside temperature sensor.
If the specified value is reached, then check the cable to the outside temperature sensor binder Current Flow
Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting Locations.
If the specified resistance value and the cable to the temperature sensor are O.K., then replace the dash panel
insert.

Check oil level and oil temperature sender -G266Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Handheld multimeter, e.g. -V.A.G 1526 ATest conditions
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l Oil temperature at least 70 C


l The oil level is OK
Raise vehicle.
Remove the noise insulation.
Disconnect plug from oil level and oil temperature sender.

Connect handheld multimeter to the contacts 1


and 3 of the oil level and oil temperature sender.
Specified value: approx. 15.5 M
If the specified value is not reached, replace the oil
level and oil temperature sender.

Connect handheld multimeter to the contacts 1


and 2 of the oil level and oil temperature sender to
measure the resistance.

Oil temperature Specified value


20 C
approx. 8.67
50 C
approx. 1.87
If the specified value is not reached, replace the oil level and oil temperature sender.
If the specified value is reached, then check the cable to the oil level and oil temperature sender Current flow
diagrams and Fitting locations.
If the cable to the sender is O.K., then replace the dash panel insert.

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CAN databus
Two data BUS wiring with a different priority are elements of the electrical system of the vehicle:
t Data BUS drive - priority 1
t Data BUS Comfort - priority 2
Note
t Both databus cables are connected in Gateway as of MY 01, which is part of the control unit for dash panel insert.
t The existence of a data BUS connection can be checked via the measured value blocks of the Gateway Chapter.

Checking the data BUS drive


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G. 1552t Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3Ct Handheld multimeter (e.g. -1526 A-)
t Test box -V.A.G. 1598/22t Test box -V.A.G. 1598/21t Test box -V.A.G. 1598/33t Test box -V.A.G. 1598/31t Current flow diagram
Procedure
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G. 1552- with appropriate cable.
Select function 00 Automatic test sequence and confirm with key Q.
After this all the control unit identifications with possible entries in the fault memories appear in the display.
Ending output (Function 06) Chapter
In view of the automatic test sequence, check the relevant control unit or control units, if necessary the databus
cables.

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CAN databus line without Gateway


A - CAN databus - drive
B - CAN databus - Comfort
1 - Engine control unit
2 - Automatic gearbox control unit
3 - ABS control unit
4 - Convenience central control unit
5 - Door control unit driver's door
6 - Door control unit front passenger's side
7 - Door control unit rear right
8 - Door control unit rear left

CAN databus line with Gateway MY01 ?


A - CAN databus - drive
B - CAN databus - Comfort
1 - Dash panel insert (with integrated line Gateway)
2 - Engine control unit
3 - Automatic gearbox control unit
4 - ABS control unit
5 - Airbag control unit
6 - Four-wheel drive control unit
7 - Telephone
8 - Radio
9 - Multi-functional steering wheel control unit
10 - Control unit for navigation system
11 - Convenience central control unit
12 - Climatronic control unit
13 - Control unit for electric seats
14 - Door control unit driver's door
15 - Door control unit front passenger's side
16 - Door control unit rear left
17 - Door control unit rear right

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Check the terminating resistances of the control units


Check the terminating resistance of all the control units according to the databus cables.
Procedure
Connect test box -V.A.G 1598/33 - to wiring loom of the ABS/ESP control unit, or test box - V.A.G 1598/21- to
wiring loom of the ABS control unit.
Remove all the control units, except the ones to be checked, from the databus cables.
Note
To check the terminating resistance of the 121-pin engine control unit, the other CUs must not be disconnected
from the databus cables, the resistance must be checked after connecting the test box -V.A.G 1598/31- to the
engine control unit.
Measure the resistance between the test box sockets 10 and 11 on the test box -V.A.G 1598/21-, if necessary 19
and 20 on the test box 1598/33.
Specified resistance values:
Control unit
? MY 99
MY 00 ?
Engine control unit
110 to 130 60 to 72
CU ABS/ESP
110 to 130 2.35 to 2.85 k
Control unit with display in dash panel insert 2.35 to 2.85 k 2.35 to 2.85 k
CU for automatic gearbox
2.35 to 2.85 k 2.35 to 2.85 k
CU for four-wheel drive
2.35 to 2.85 k 2.35 to 2.85 k
CU for airbag
2.35 to 2.85 k 2.35 to 2.85 k
If the specified values are not reached:
Replace the relevant control unit.
Note
If random damage of the databus cables is suspected, check the terminating resistance directly on each CU.
Check terminating resistance of the engine control unit
Disconnect connector from control unit and unplug.
For engines with 121-pin engine control unit
Connect test box -V.A.G 1598/31 - to the 121-pin engine control unit. The wiring loom to the engine control unit
is not connected.
Check terminating resistance in the engine control unit.
For petrol engines with 121-pin engine control unit
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 58 and 60.
For diesel engines with 121-pin engine control unit
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 6 and 7.
For engines with 80-pin engine control unit
Vehicles with ABS
Connect test box -V.A.G 1598/21 - to wiring loom for ABS CU.
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 10 and 11.
Vehicles with ESP
Connect test box -V.A.G 1598/33 - to wiring loom for ABS/ESP CU.
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 19 and 20.
Continued for all engines
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Specified resistance values:


? MY 98 110...130
MY 99 ? 60...72
If the specified value is not reached:
Replacing engine control unit:
Injection and ignition system for diesel engines, Rep. Gr. 24.
Injection and ignition system for diesel engines, Rep. Gr. 23.
If the specified value is reached:
Unplug the test box from the engine control unit, if necessary the wiring loom of the ABS control unit.
Test data BUS wiring for short-circuit to each other, for short-circuit to positive battery or earth and/or for open
circuit Chapter.
Check terminating resistance of CU for ABS - J104-

Measure the resistance between the terminals 10


and 11 at the connector for ABS CU -J104-.
For vehicles with ESP

Measure the resistance between the terminals 10


and 20 at the connector for ESP CU -J104-.
For both systems
Nominal resistance value:

? MY 98 110...130
MY 99 ? 2.35 to 2.85 k
Check terminating resistance of CU for dash panel insert -J218 Measure the resistance between the terminals 19 and 20 at the green 32-pin connector for dash panel insert
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Chapter.
Specified resistance value: 2.35 to 2.85 k
Check terminating resistance of CU for four-wheel drive -J492 Measure the resistance between the terminals 7 and 8 at the 8-pin connector for CU -J492-.
Specified resistance value: 2.35 to 2.85 k
Check terminating resistance of CU for airbag -J234-

Measure the resistance between the terminals 74


and 75 at the connector for CU -J234-.
Specified resistance value: 2.35 to 2.85 k
Check terminating resistance of CU for automatic
gearbox -J217-

Measure the resistance between the terminals 3


and 25 at the connector for CU -J217-.
Specified resistance value: 2.35 to 2.85 kW
Continued for all control units
If the specified value is not reached:
Replace the relevant control unit.

Test CAN databus for short-circuit


First of all disconnect the plug connections from all the control units connected to the CAN databus, in order to
check the CAN databus drive for short-circuit to each other, short-circuit to earth and/or to positive. Only then is it
possible to check the CAN databus cables for short-circuit to each other, for short-circuit to earth and/or to positive.
When working use the updated current flow diagrams Current flow diagrams and Fitting locations.
Test condition
l Ignition off.
l All the control units are disconnected from the databus cables.
Procedure
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Check databus cables for short-circuit to each other:


For engines with 121-pin engine control unit
Connect test box -V.A.G 1598/31 - to 121-pin connector at wiring loom of engine control unit.
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 58 and 60 (petrol engine).
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 6 and 7 (diesel engine).
For engines with 80-pin engine control unit
Connect test box -V.A.G 1598/22 - to 80-pin connector at wiring loom of engine control unit.
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 29 and 41 (petrol engine).
Measure resistance between the test box sockets 68 and 75 (diesel engine).
Continued for all engines
Specified value:
If the specified value is reached (there is no short-circuit between the cables):
Test data BUS wiring for short-circuit to positive, short-circuit to earth and/or for open circuit Current flow
diagrams and Fitting locations.

Checking the data BUS Comfort version


Procedure
Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with appropriate cable.
Select function 00 Automatic test sequence and confirm with key Q.
After this all the control unit identifications with possible entries in the fault memories appear in the display.
Because of interrogating the fault memory, replace the relevant control unit (relevant control units).
If the fault is not rectified, even after replacing the control unit, the data BUS wiring must be checked for shortcircuit to each other, short-circuit to earth, short-circuit to positive and/or for open circuit.
First of all disconnect the plug connections from all the control units connected to the data BUS Comfort, in order to
check the data BUS Comfort for short-circuit to each other, short-circuit to earth, short-circuit to positive and/or for
open circuit.
When working use the updated current flow diagrams Current flow diagrams and Fitting locations.
Test condition
l Ignition off.
l All the control units are disconnected from the databus cables.
Procedure
Connect handheld multimeter to the terminals 6 and 9 of the connector at wiring loom to Convenience central
control unit.
Test data BUS wiring for short-circuit to each other.
Specified value:
If the specified value is reached (there is no short-circuit between the cables):
Test data BUS wiring for short-circuit to positive or earth and/or for open circuit Current flow diagrams and
Fitting locations.

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Infotainment
Radio system
General Instructions
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
Additional information
Operating instruction for car radio
t When retrofitting equipment, carrying out repair work or fault finding
Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting Locations
Installation instruction for car radio
t Detailed assembly information, e.g. detaching and attaching trim panels Body Work.
t All radio systems are equipped with the Key-Card anti-theft code or Quick-out mounting.

Radio system with 4 loudspeakers

Bass speaker front right -3- and left -2t installed in the door pocket
t Diameter 168 mm
Treble speaker front right -4- and left -1t

installed in the door at the top in the exterior


mirror trim panel

t Diameter 36 mm

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Contact assignment of multi-pin plug


connections I, II and III on rear of radio
Multi-pin plug connection l, 10-pin
4 - Mute (telephone mode)
Multi-pin plug connection ll, 8-pin
3 - Speaker + front right
4 - Speaker - front right
5 - Speaker + front left
6 - Speaker - front left
Multi-pin plug connection lll, 8-pin
1 - Gala function (volume adaptation)
4 - Battery + (tml. 30)
5 - switched positive for electronically amplified
roof aerial
6 - Lighting (tml. 58b)
7 - Connection for ignition key-controlled on
and off (S-contact)
8 - Battery - (tml. 31)

Radio system with 8 loudspeakers

Bass speaker front right -3- and left -2t installed in the door pocket
t Diameter 168 mm

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Treble speaker front right -4- and left -1t

installed in the door at the top in the exterior


mirror trim panel

t Diameter 36 mm
Bass speaker rear right -7- and left -6t

in the support, installed on the right and left


side

t Diameter 130 mm

Treble speaker rear right -8- and left -5t installed next to the door handle
t Diameter 36 mm
Contact assignment of multi-pin plug
connections I, II and III on rear of radio - up to
MY 98

Multi-pin plug connection l, 10-pin


4 - Mute (telephone mode)
Multi-pin plug connection ll, 8-pin
1 - Speaker + rear right
2 - Speaker - rear right
3 - Speaker + front right
4 - Speaker - front right
5 - Speaker + front left
6 - Speaker - front left
7 - Speaker + rear left
8 - Speaker - rear left
Multi-pin plug connection lll, 8-pin
4 - Battery + (tml. 30)
5 - switched PLUS for electronically amplified
roof aerial
6 - Lighting (tml. 58b)
7 - Connection for ignition key-controlled on
and off (S-contact)
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8 - Battery - (tml. 31)


Contact assignment of multi-pin plug
connections A, B, C on rear of radio - as of MY
99
Radio Gamma, Grundig MS 201, 401, 411,
MS 303, Symphony
Multi-pin plug connection A, 8-pin
1 - Function gala (volume adaptation - not
valid for MS 201)
2 - Mute (telephone mode)
3 - Self-diagnosis/K wire
4 - Connection for ignition key-controlled on
and off (S-contact)
5-

Battery + (terminal 30) - only for Gamma


radio sets (for radio sets Grundig, MS 303
and Symphony not assigned)

6 - Lighting (tml. 58b)


7 - Battery + (tml. 30)
8 - Battery - (tml. 31)
Multi-pin plug connection B, 8-pin
1 - Speaker + rear right
2 - Speaker - rear right
3 - Speaker + front right
4 - Speaker - front right
5 - Speaker + front left
6 - Speaker - front left
7 - Speaker + rear left
8 - Speaker - rear left
Multi-pin plug connection C, part 1 (yellow)
1 - Line Out left rear; LR
2 - Line Out right rear; RR
3 - Line Out, earth
4 - Line Out left front; LF
5 - Line Out right front; RF
6 - Switched PLUS for sound amplifier

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Multi-pin plug connection C, part 2 (green)


7 - Telephone input signal; TEL+ (not for MS
201)
8-

9-

Second display; CLOCK (not assigned for


Grundig radio sets and radio sets with CAN
databus communication)
Second display; DATA (not assigned for
Grundig radio sets and radio sets with CAN
databus communication)

10 -

Second display; ENA (not assigned for


Grundig radio sets and radio sets with CAN
databus communication)

11 - Remote control; REM (not assigned for


Grundig radio sets)
12 - Telephone input signal; TEL - (not for MS
201)
Multi-pin plug connection C, part 3 (blue)
13 - CD changer; DATA IN (for Grundig radio
sets DATA)
14 - CD changer; DATA OUT (for Grundig
radio sets DATA)
15 - CD changer; CLOCK (for Grundig radio
sets earth)
16 - CD changer; voltage supply (+), terminal 30
17 - CD changer; control signal
18 - CD changer; left and right channel, earth
19 - CD changer; left channel, CD/L
20 - CD changer; right channel, CD/R

Overview of radio system

85

1 - Radio
q installed in centre console
q removing and installing
2 - Treble speaker
q Technical data: nominal resistance = 4
q in exterior mirror trim panel on inside
q removing and installing Chapter
3 - Roof aerial
q with aerial amplifier
q removing and installing Chapter
4 - Bass speaker
q Technical data: nominal resistance = 4
q installed in the rear window shelf on the left
q removing and installing Chapter
5 - Treble speaker
q Technical data: nominal resistance = 4
q next to door handle
q removing and installing Chapter
6 - Bass speaker
q Technical data: nominal resistance = 4
q installed in door pocket
q removing and installing Chapter

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Removing and installing radio


Note
Determine the anti-theft code of the radio set before removal.
Removing:
Insert both unlocking clamps (assembly tool V160)
in the front side of the radio as shown.
Press the unlocking clamp in the -direction of
arrow- and pull the radio out of the dash panel.
Remove aerial cable.
Disconnect plug.
Installing:
Pull both unlocking clamps out of the radio.
Mount plug.
Attach aerial cable.
Carefully insert the radio into the dash panel.

Check the coding, if necessary newly code.


Vehicle diagnosis, testing and information
system VAS 5051

Removing and installing loudspeakers


Removing and installing the front bass speaker
Removing:
Unclip loudspeaker cover.

Release the torx screws (4 x T20) -arrows- on the


bass speaker and take the loudspeaker out of the
holder.

Disconnect the plug connections at the


loudspeaker.
Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in
reverse order.
Removing and installing the front treble speaker
Removing:
Unclip the exterior mirror cover.

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Disconnect the electrical plug connections.


Unclip the speaker from the trim panel.
Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in
reverse order.
Removing and installing the rear treble speaker
Removing:
Remove rear door trim panel Body Work
Rep. Gr.70.
Disconnect the electrical plug connections.

Carefully unclip the treble speaker -1- from the


bracket.
Take speaker out of door trim panel.
Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in reverse
order.
Removing and installing the rear bass speaker
Removing:
Open tailgate.
Disconnect the electrical plug connections.

Unscrew the screws -arrows- on the bass speaker


and remove the loudspeaker from the side trim
panel.

Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in
reverse order.
Remove and install rear bass speaker Octavia Combi
Removing
Open tailgate.
Remove side trim panel in luggage compartment
Body Work Rep. Gr.70.
Disconnect the electrical plug connections.

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Unscrew the screws -arrows- on the bass speaker


and remove the loudspeaker.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing radio sets Gamma (MS 501), MS 303,


Symphony
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Release tool for radio -T10057 t Release tool for radio -T30005 Removing
Note
Ask the customer for the code number of the radio before removal. If the radio is replaced, advise the customer
t
of the new code number.
t

Remove radio Gamma with the release tool -T10057 - and remove Radio MS 303 and Symphony with the release
tool -T30005-.

Insert the release tool in the holes, as shown in the


figure, until they lock in place.
Pull the radio out of the trim panel with the lugs of
the release tool.
Note
While doing so, the release tools -T10057- and T30005- must not be pressed aside and must not be
twisted.
Loosen the release tools by pressing in the catch
pegs at the radio.
Remove aerial cable.
Disconnect plug.
Install
Attach aerial cable.
Mount plug.
Insert the radio straight into the trim panel until it
locks in place.
89

Check the coding, if necessary newly code:


Vehicle diagnosis, testing and information
system VAS 5051

90

Removing and installing the roof aerial


Up to model year 98

1 - Aerial rod
q for screwing in
2 - Aerial base
q with installed amplifier
q removing and installing: lower moulded headliner at rear
3 - Aerial cable for radio
q from roof aerial to radio
4 - Nut M14 with serrated washer
q 7 Nm
q nut is connected to serrated washer by a plastic ring
q apply contact grease on the inside of roof in the area of the serrated washer
5 - Gasket

As of model year 99
Note
The illustration shows the roof aerial for radio and mobile phone. On vehicles fitted only with radio, only
the aerial cable for the mobile phone is not fitted -Pos 4-.

91

1 - Aerial rod
q for screwing in, as of manufacturing date 30 04 01
2 - Aerial base
q with installed amplifier for radio
q removing and installing: lower moulded headliner at rear
3 - Aerial cable for radio
q from roof aerial to the radio set (centre console)
4 - Aerial cable for telephone
q from roof aerial to the control unit for telephone operating electronics (interface box)
5 - Nut M14 with serrated washer
q 7 Nm
q nut is connected to serrated washer by a plastic ring
q apply contact grease on the inside of roof in the area of the serrated washer
6 - Gasket

92

Removing and installing roof aerial for radio as of MY 2002

1 - Aerial base with aerial rod


q a component, the aerial rod cannot be screwed out completely but only lowered
q do not let the aerial rod remain released
q Amplifier for radio is installed in base of aerial
q to remove and install lower moulded headliner at rear
2 - Connection of the aerial cable for radio
3 - Nut M14 with serrated washer
q 7 Nm
q nut is connected to serrated washer by a plastic ring
q apply contact grease on the inside of roof in the area of the serrated washer
4 - Roof

93

Removing and installing roof aerial for radio and telephone as of


MY 2002

1 - Aerial base with aerial rod


q a component, the aerial rod cannot be screwed out completely but only lowered
q do not let the aerial rod remain released
q Amplifier for radio is installed in base of aerial
q to remove and install lower moulded headliner at rear
2 - Connection of the aerial cable for radio
3 - Connection of aerial cable for telephone
4 - Nut M14 with serrated washer
q 7 Nm
q nut is connected to serrated washer by a plastic ring
q apply contact grease on the inside of roof in the area of the serrated washer
5 - Roof

94

Removing and installing roof aerial for radio, telephone and


navigation system as of MY 2002

1 - Aerial base with aerial rod


q a component, the aerial rod cannot be screwed out completely but only lowered
q do not let the aerial rod remain released
q Amplifier for radio is installed in base of aerial
q to remove and install lower moulded headliner at rear
2 - Connection of aerial cable for navigation
3 - Connection of the aerial cable for radio
4 - Connection of aerial cable for telephone
5 - Nut M14 with serratedwasher
q 7 Nm
q nut is connected to serrated washer by a plastic ring
q apply contact grease on the inside of roof in the area of the serrated washer
6 - Roof
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Telephone systems
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Two types of telephone systems are available. Either as a complete telephone system or as a telephone preinstallation.
On vehicles fitted with telephone pre-installation there is the possibility later to retrofit mobile phones (portables).
Mobile phones always require their own operating electronics, a so-called interface box, for operation in KODA
vehicles. This creates the link between the mobile phone and the components installed in the vehicle by means of a
standardised VDA plug connection. The standard telephone from KODA is connected to this VDA plug connection
via a special interface box. Whatever type of interface box can be used for the telephones of other manufacturers,
determine from the particular telephone manufacturer. Interface boxes without a VDA connector require an
appropriate adapter (available e.g. from the company Votex).
An overview of the possible versions is presented in the next few pages.

Telephone system - overall view

96

1 - Radio
q removing and installing Chapter
2 - Cable from interface box to radio
q Mute
q Signal for door loudspeaker
3 - Telephone microphone -R38q in the left trim panel of pillar A
q removing and installing Chapter
4 - Treble speaker
q in exterior mirror trim panel on inside
q removing and installing Chapter
5 - Roof aerial for radio and mobile phone
q with aerial amplifier for radio
q removing and installing Chapter
6 - Aerial cable for telephone
q Routing along the left B pillar up to the centre console
7 - Bass speaker
q installed in door trim panel
q removing and installing Chapter
8 - Aerial cable for radio
q Routing along the left A pillar up to the middle of the dash panel
9 - Control unit for the mobile phone operating electronics -J412- (interface box)
q under the centre console next to the handbrake lever
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q removing and installing Chapter


10 - Mobile phone holder with mobile phone
q in the box of the front armrest
q with mount
q removing and installing Chapter

Telephone preinstallation 1

1 - Roof aerial for radio and telephone -R512 - Radio


3 - Door loudspeaker
4 - Voltage supply (terminals 15a, 31 and 58b)
5 - Connector of telephone preinstallation
q behind the radio Anchor
6 - Aerial cable for telephone
q behind the radio

Connector assignment (position 5)


Contact Assignment
1
Terminal 15a
2
terminal 58b
3
terminal 31
4
not assigned

Telephone preinstallation 2 - Cullmann

98

1 - Roof aerial for radio and telephone -R512 - Radio


3 - Door loudspeaker
4 - Voltage supply for telephone system
5 - Telephone microphone -R38q in the left trim panel of pillar A
6 - VDA plug connection for control unit of telephone operating electronics (interface box)
q under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever Anchor
7 - Control unit for the mobile phone operating electronics -J412- (interface box)
q under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever
8 - Plug connection for linking to interface box
q in the pouch next to the handbrake in the handbrake lever console

Telephone system

99

1 - Roof aerial for radio and telephone -R512 - Radio


3 - Door loudspeaker
4 - Voltage supply for telephone system
5 - Telephone microphone -R38q in the left trim panel of the A pillar or in the interior light
6 - VDA plug connection for control unit of telephone operating electronics (interface box)
q under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever Anchor
7 - Control unit for the mobile phone operating electronics -J412- (interface box)
q under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever
8 - Mobile phone holder with mobile phone
q in the mount, in the armrest between the front seats or on the dash panel middle part

Connector assignment (position 6)


Contact Assignment
1
Terminal 31
2
not assigned
3
Vehicle speed signal
4
to radio connector A (mute)
5
not assigned
6
not assigned
7
to radio connector C, part 2, contact 12
(telephone input signal, TEL-)
8
not assigned
9
Telephone microphone -R38-

Contact Assignment
10
Terminal 15a
11
Terminal 30a
12
Terminal 58b
13
not assigned
14
not assigned
15
not assigned
16
to radio connector C, part 2, contact 7 (telephone
input signal, TEL+)
17
not assigned
18
Telephone microphone -R38-

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Removing and installing the control unit for the mobile phone
operating electronics -J412- (interface box)
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t If the battery earth strap is disconnected and connected, carry out additional operations Chapter.
If the plug connection of the interface box is lead out from the compartment next to the handbrake, the
t interface box is located under the centre console next to the handbrake lever Anchor. If it is lead out from
another point, the interface box is located in the centre dash panel Anchor.
t

The interface boxes are installed in two versions, one with inseparably connected spiral cable and the other with
separable cable.

Vehicles with interface box under the centre console next to the handbrake lever
Removing
Remove armrest and centre console. Body Work Rep. Gr.68

Unscrew fixing screws -A-.

Turn the locking arms of the VDA plug connection B- and disconnect the plug connection.
Unscrew the aerial cable -A- and carefully remove
it.
Carefully remove the interface box with the spiral
cable, or separate the spiral cable.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
For vehicles with interface box in the centre dash
panel
Removing
Remove glove compartment Body Work Rep.
Gr.70
Remove console Chapter.
101

Disconnect the plug connection Chapter from


the retaining plate Chapter.

Unscrew fixing screws -2- (4.5 Nm).


Disconnect the plug connection of the electric
installation -1-.
Separate aerial cable -3-.
Remove the interface box -4- with the spiral cable,
or separate the spiral cable.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

102

Overview of the mount for the mobile phone 1


The mobile phone holder is located in the dash panel middle part.

1 - Mobile phone
2 - Console
3 - Connector
q to the interface box with the spiral cable
4 - 2 Nm
5 - Mounting bracket
6 - Retaining plate
7 - Dash panel middle part
8 - Mobile phone holder
q with plug connection to the interface box

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Overview of the mount for the mobile phone 2


The mobile phone mount is located in the armrest between the front seats.

1 - Mobile phone
2 - Mobile phone holder
t with plug connection to the interface box
3 - 8 Nm
4 - Mount for telephone preinstallation 2 - CULLMANN
5 - Mount for mobile phone holder NOKIA 3110 and NOKIA 6210
6 - Armrest
7 - Mount for mobile phone
t in the armrest
t swivable towards the front

Removing
In order to remove the mobile phone holder and the mount for mobile phone holder, the mobile phone must be
removed from the mobile phone holder Operating Instruction for car radio.
Release the mobile phone holder Item and disconnect the plug connection to the interface box.
Remove the mobile phone holder Item.
Unscrew the mount for the mobile phone Item or Item depending on the type of the telephone
preinstallation.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
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Plug connection for linking to interface box for telephone preinstallation 2 - CULLMANN

1 - Connecting cable
t of mobile phone holder
2 - Plug connection
t of interface box
3 - Covering for the hand brake lever

105

Removing and installing the microphone for the telephone -R38- ?


08.00
The microphone for the telephone -R38- is installed in the left trim panel of the A pillar.
Overview

1 - Left trim panel of pillar A


t removing and installing Body Work Rep. Gr.70
2 - Telephone microphone -R38t is locked in the trim panel of pillar A
t Microphone cable is layed up to the interior light of the vehicle
t Plug connection to wiring loom behind the interior light
3 - Plug connection of microphone
4 - Interior light of the vehicle
t removing and installing Chapter

Removing
First of all remove the left trim panel of pillar A Item.
Carefully lever the microphone out of the trim panel of pillar A to the front and fit it towards the rear through the
opening in the trim panel.
Remove the interior light of the vehicle Item and disconnect the plug connection of the microphone Item.
Remove the sun visor on the driver's side Body Work Rep. Gr.68.
Carefully lever off the moulded headliner in the area of pillar A up to the interior light and pull out the
106

microphone cable.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

107

Removing and installing the microphone for the telephone -R3809.00 ?


The microphone for the telephone -R38- is installed in the interior light of the vehicle.
Overview

1 - Telephone microphone -R38t secured in the interior light with catch pegs
t Plug connection to wiring loom behind the interior light
2 - Interior light of the vehicle
t removing and installing Chapter
3 - Plug connection of microphone

Removing
Remove the interior light of the vehicle -Pos. 2- Chapter.
Disconnect the plug connection of the microphone Item.
Lever off the microphone from the catch pegs.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Self-diagnosis of radio system Gamma (MS 501), MS 303 and


Symphony
At present, only radio sets Gamma, MS 303 and Symphony are equipped with the self-diagnosis.

Connecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and selecting the control
unit for the radio set
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CTest conditions
l All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.
l Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts
The connection for self-diagnosis is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition

Readout on display:
Note
If there is nothing on the display: Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter address word 56 Radio and confirm the entry with the key
Q.
After approx. 5 secs the display will show e.g.:
t 1U0035186C: Set version number of the radio set
t Radio: Designation of component
1U0035186C
>
Coding 01403
XXXXX

t 0002: Software version


t Coding 01403: Coding of the radio set
t WSC XXXXX: Workshop code
Readout in the display of the radio during the self-diagnosis:
DIAG.
-> -Press key.
109

Radio

0002
WSC

If one of the following messages appears in the display, carry out fault finding as Vehicle system test
HELP
specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable.
Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting Locations
Vehicle system test
Fault in communication set-up

The control unit does


not respond!

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the possible functions


is displayed.
Move forward in the programme with the -> key.
Overview of selectable functions
The following functions are possible:

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter.


03 - Actuator diagnosis Chapter.
05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter.
06 - Ending output Chapter.
07 - Code control unit (radio Gamma) Chapter.
08 - Read measured value block Chapter.

Interrogating and erasing fault memory


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3 Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the radio (address word 56) Chapter.
Readout on display:
Enter function 02 Interrogate fault memory and confirm the entry
with the Q key.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of stored faults or No fault recognised appears in the display.


X faults detected!

If one or several faults are stored:


The stored faults are displayed in sequence.
Readout on display:
Enter function 05 Erase fault memory and confirm the entry with Q.
Note
If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault memory and Erase
fault memory, the fault memory is not erased.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
-> -Press key.
Enter function 06 End output and confirm with the key Q.
Rectify the faults displayed by referring to the fault table
Chapter.
If no fault is stored:
-> -Press key.
110

Vehicle system test


->
Fault memory erased!

Readout on display:
Enter function 06 End output and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Fault table
Note
t The fault table is ordered according to the 5-digit fault code on the left.
t

Explanations on fault types (e.g. open circuit/short-circuit to earth): Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester.

If parts are output as faulty: First test all of the cables and plug connections to these components as well as the
t earth cables of the system according to the current flow diagram. Replace component only if these tests do not
reveal any fault. This applies in particular if the fault is shown as sporadic (SP).
Readout on display V.A.G 155200668
Onboard voltage tml.
30
signal too low*

Possible cause of fault Possible effects


poor or no function of radio set
Battery voltage
below 9.5 V, battery
t
insufficiently
charged

* This fault may also be t Battery defective


stored if the starter has
t Generator defective
been operated for
more than 10 sec.!

Rectifying fault

Reading
measured value
block Chapter

Test battery;
charge if
necessary
Chapter
Check generator
Chapter

00849
S contact on ignition
starter switch D

open circuit

t Radio N.O.K

Ignition starter
switch N.O.K

t Wiring N.O.K

It is not possible for the radio to switch itself


Reading
on again automatically when switching on the measured value
ignition, if the ignition was previously switched block Chapter
off while the radio was switched on. When
Test wiring
switching on the ignition the radio, which is
according to
switched on, switches itself off automatically
current flow
after 1 hour.
diagram
Test ignition
starter switch,

replace if
necessary
Chapter

00852
Loudspeaker f
short-circuit
open circuit

00853
Loudspeaker r

Short-circuit
t one front loudspeaker does not work
between the cables t one front bass speaker does not work
t or to earth to one of
the front
loudspeakers

Line interruption to
t one of the front
loudspeakers

Performing
actuator
diagnosis
Chapter.
Reading
measured value
block Chapter

Test wiring
according to the
current flow
diagram.

one rear loudspeaker does not work


Short-circuit
between the cables
111

Performing
actuator

or to earth to one of
the rear
loudspeakers

short-circuit
open circuit

00855
Connection to CD
changer or CD player
no communication

diagnosis
Chapter.

Line interruption to
t one of the rear
loudspeakers

Wiring to CD
changer defective

CD changer
defective

Reading
measured value
block Chapter

Test wiring
according to the
current flow
diagram.
CD changer function not O.K

Reading
measured value
block Chapter

Test wiring
according to the
current flow
diagram.

t Radio defective

Replace CD
changer.
Replace radio.
00856
Aerial (radio)

Aerial cable
defective

short-circuit

Aerial cable not


plugged in

open circuit

t Aerial defective

no or poor radio reception

Reading
measured value
block Chapter

Check aerial
cable.
Test wiring
according to the
current flow
diagram.
Inspecting
aerial.

01044
Control unit wrongly
coded

Radio functions are not t Radio functions or sound not O.K.


coded
t Incorrect fault entry in the fault memory

This fault
message cannot
be erased.

Code radio
functions
Chapter radio
Gamma.
65535
Radio defective
Control unit defective

Function of radio set not O.K.

Actuator diagnosis
With the actuator diagnosis the following parts are activated in the sequence indicated:
1. Loudspeaker
2. Output radio display dash panel insert
Note
Point 2 is also performed if dash panel inserts which do not have a radio display, are fitted.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
112

Replace radio.

t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3Test condition
l Fuses O.K.
Procedure
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the radio (address word 56); ignition is switched on
Chapter.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 03 Final control diagnosis.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

HELP

Vehicle system test


03-Actuator diagnosis

Readout on display:
The loudspeakers are tested with a test current.
If a loudspeaker circuit is recognised as faulty by the system, it is stored as a
fault message in the fault memory.
Interrogating fault memory.
Repair wiring or the loudspeaker if necessary, erase fault memory and
repeat final control diagnosis.

Actuator diagnosis
->
Loudspeaker

If actuator diagnosis test is O.K.:


-> Press key.
Readout on display:
-> Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
->
Output radio display dash panel insert

Readout on display:
-> Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
END

->

Readout on display:
Erasing fault memory Chapter.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Ending output Chapter.

Code radio
The following can be coded on the radio:
t Country (state)
t Sound adaptation (musical setting)
t Number of passive loudspeakers
t Sound system correction
t Radio configuration (aerial, CD changer, CAN databus or second display)
Composition of the code number (e.g. 00403)
0
Coding number for the country (Europe)
0
Coding number for sound tuning (basic setting)
4 Coding number for number of passive loudspeakers (4 loudspeakers)
0 Coding number for sound system correction (without correction)
3Coding number for radio configuration (CD changer and active roof aerial)

Table of codes (up to MY01)


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HELP

X
0
X
0
X
2
4
X
0
2
X
1
3
5
7

Coding number for the country


Europe and other countries
Coding number for sound tuning
Basic setting
Coding number for number of passive rear loudspeakers
2 passive front loudspeakers
4 passive loudspeakers
Coding number for sound system correction
no correction
with correction
Coding number for radio configuration
Radio with active roof aerial
Radio with CD changer and active roof aerial
Radio with second display in dash panel insert and active roof aerial
Radio with second display in dash panel insert, active roof aerial and CD changer

Table of codes (as of MY02)


X
Coding number for the country
0
Europe
1
other countries
X
Coding number for sound tuning
0
Basic setting
X
Coding number for number of passive loudspeakers 1)
0
no loudspeakers
1
1 passive loudspeaker - front left
2
2 passive loudspeakers - front
3
2 passive loudspeakers - rear
4
4 passive loudspeakers
X
Coding number for sound system correction
0
no correction
X Coding number for radio configuration
0 Radio without active roof aerial, CD changer and CAN databus communication
1 Radio with active roof aerial (without CD changer and CAN databus communication)
2 Radio with CD changer (without active roof aerial and CAN databus communication)
3 Radio with CD changer and active roof aerial (without CAN databus communication)
4 Radio with CAN databus communication (without active roof aerial and CD changer)
5 Radio with active roof aerial and CAN databus communication (without CD changer)
6 Radio with CD changer and CAN databus communication (without active roof aerial)
7 Radio with active roof aerial, CD changer and CAN databus communication
1)

at present only code numbers 2 and 4 are valid

Code radio
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the radio (address word 56); ignition is switched on
Chapter.
Readout on display:
Enter 07 for the function Code control unit.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX
Vehicle system test
07 Coding control unit

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HELP

Readout on display:
Assemble code number by referring to table of codes Chapter and
enter the number.

Coding control unit


Enter code number XXXXX
(0-32000)

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Note
On vehicles as of MY 2002, the speed signals, the signals for the intensity of the display
illumination, status S contact, status terminal 15, the multi-functional steering wheel and the
external display are only transmitted via the CAN databus when activating the CAN databus
communication (code number for radio configuration - code number 4 to 7 Chapter).
Readout on display:
Enter 06 for the function End output.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX
Vehicle system test
06 End output

Code control
unit
Q
Enter code
number 00403
(0-32000)

HELP

Readout on display:
Switch off ignition.
Separate vehicle system tester.
Convenience coding
On radio systems as of MY01, the function for convenience coding can be used (not valid for
vehicles with 1.4/44 kW and 1.6/55 kW engines). It is the function for the radio system and
the dash panel insert, whereby the dash panel insert and the radio system communicate with
each other and exchange information about their inner code.
The radio must only be coded when installed for the first time (or changed) Anchor.
Note
The entry of the code number must be confirmed when the dash panel insert is active
(terminal 15 - on).
For the following disconnections of the radio voltage supply (disconnecting the battery,
disconnecting the radio etc.) the radio must no longer be coded.
Note
For the mutual communication, the dash panel insert must be active (terminal 15 - on).
CAN databus
On Symphony radio sets (with cassette as of 05/01, with CD changer as of 11/02) the
communication can be activated and used via the CAN databus.
The CAN databus on radio sets (also known as infotainment CAN) serves for transmitting
information from the vehicle (usually from the dash panel insert) to the radio and vice versa.
On radio, this information is transmitted:
t information on multi-functional steering wheel
t

Information on data display from the display of the radio on the external display of the dash
panel insert

t Information on vehicle speed


t Information on the intensity of the display illumination
t Information on status terminal 15
t Information on status S contact
t Information on status radio (On/Off)
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Vehicle system
test
HELP
Select function
XX

Reading measured value block


Test sequence:
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the radio (address word 56); ignition is switched on
Chapter.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Enter 08 for the function Read measured value block and confirm the HELP
Select function XX
entry with the key Q.

Readout on display:
Enter the desired three-digit display group number and confirm the
entry with the key Q.

Read measured value block


Q
Display group number XXX

Measured value block 001


(for radios MS 303, Symphony without CD player and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 1 Readout on display
0 12.3 V
60 %
on
Status S contact
l can be checked during continuous output of measured values
l off - ignition key withdrawn
l on - ignition key inserted in the ignition lock
Dimming of radio lighting in percent (only with light "on")
l 0 up to 100 %
Voltage terminal 30
l measured behind filter
Vehicle speed signal from speedometer 1)
l 0 or 1 (4 pulses for each revolution of tyre)
1)

Is not displayed for communication via CAN databus on radio Symphony without CD player.

Measured value block 002


(for radios Symphony without CD player)
Reading measured value block 2 Readout on display
Lsp. front
O.K. Lsp. rear
O.K.
Status of rear loudspeaker 1)
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit
Rear loudspeaker 1)
Status of front loudspeaker
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit
Front loudspeaker
1)

Display only in the case of passive rear loudspeakers.


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Measured value block 002


(for radios MS 303 and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 2 Readout on display
Lsp. FL
O.K. Lsp. FR
O.K.
Status of front right loudspeaker
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit
Front right loudspeaker
Status of front left loudspeaker
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit
Front left loudspeaker

Measured value block 003


(for radios Symphony without CD player)
Reading measured value block 3
active aerial
O.K.

Readout on display
not assigned
not assigned
Status of aerial
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit

Type of aerial
l passive
l active (e.g. roof aerial with aerial amplifier)

Measured value block 003


(for radios MS 303 and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 3 Readout on display
Lsp. RL
O.K. Lsp. RR
O.K.
Status of rear right loudspeaker
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit
Rear right loudspeaker
Status of rear left loudspeaker
l O.K.
l Short circuit
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l Open circuit
Rear left loudspeaker

Measured value block 004


(for radios Symphony without CD player)
Reading measured value block 4 Readout on display
0
Telephone
off
Status of input telephone mute
l Telephone in operation = on
l Telephone switched off = off
Telephone
not assigned
Status of control output of active amplifier
l 0 = Status O.K
l 1 = Short circuit to earth

Measured value block 004


(for radios MS 303 and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 4
active aerial
O.K.

Readout on display
not assigned
not assigned
Status of aerial
l O.K.
l Short circuit
l Open circuit

Type of aerial
l passive
l active (e.g. roof aerial with aerial amplifier)

Measured value block 005


(for radios Symphony without CD player)
Reading measured value block 5 Readout on display
CD link
O.K.

Status of CD link
l O.K.
l N.O.K. 1)
CD link

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1)

Display also if no CD changer is fitted.

Measured value block 005


(for radios MS 303 and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 5 Readout on display
0
Telephone
off
Status of input telephone mute
l Telephone in operation = on
l Telephone switched off = off
Telephone
not assigned
Status of control output of active amplifier
l 0 = status O.K.
l 1 = Short circuit to earth

Measured value block 006


(for radios Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 6 Readout on display
CD link
O.K.

Status of CD link
l O.K.
l N.O.K. 1)
CD link
1)

Display also if no CD changer is fitted.

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Removing and installing CD changer


The CD changer is located at the left luggage compartment trim panel.
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Removing
Remove the trim panel on the CD changer.

Unscrew the 4 screws -1- (4 Nm) from the bracket


-2- and remove the CD changer -3-.
Disconnect the plug connection.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Navigation system
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
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t After connecting the battery, perform the following:


on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.

General description
The Navigation System (also known as the Radio-Navigation System = RNS) combines the functions of a
navigation system with those of a high-performance RDS car radio.
The double DIN housing of the system contains
t an RDS radio
t a 5'' colour liquid crystal display
t a navigation system with GPS satellite receiver
t a CD-ROM drive for the navigation system
The aerial for the radio, telephone and navigation mode is linked to the navigation system by a plug
connection.
The radio functions can be enlarged by means of the connection facilities for a 6-CD changer.
A TV input on the rear of the housing makes it possible to use TV and video functions.
Fault finding
The Radio-Navigation System is equipped with self-diagnosis.
For fault finding, initiate self-diagnosis and interrogate the information stored with the vehicle system tester
- V.A.G 1552-.

Self-diagnosis of radio unit in RNS


Radio unit and navigation unit have different address words for the self-diagnosis.
The procedure for conducting self-diagnosis of the radio unit is identical to the self-diagnosis of the radio system
Gamma (MS501) Chapter.

Self-diagnosis of navigation unit in RNS


Measures for rectifying current and model-specific faults Operating Instructions of Navigation System
Note
The following description only relates to the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- using the program card 5.0 or
higher.
Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CTest conditions
l All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.
l Battery voltage at least 11 volts
The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

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Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
If there is nothing on the display: Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

37 Enter Navigation and confirm the entry with the key Q.


Interrogating control unit version
Readout on display:
t 3B0919887 A: Control unit version number of navigation system RNS-C
t 3B0919887 D: Control unit version number of navigation system RNS-D
t Navigation: System designation
t 0002: Software version number
t 00000: Coding control unit
t WSC 00000: Workshop code
Navigation system readout on the display during the self-diagnosis DIAG.

3B0919887A
Navigation 0002
Coding 00000
WSC 00000

->

Note
t Radio unit and navigation unit have different control unit version numbers.
t

The control unit version number displayed is not the part number for the
complete Radio-Navigation System.

The part number for the complete Radio-Navigation System is indicated on a


sticker on the housing of the Radio-Navigation System.

The following appears in the display:


After pressing the HELP button a list of possible fault causes is
displayed.

The control unit does not


respond!
HELP

Enter again the address word 37 for navigation after fault elimination
and confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Press the -> key.

3B0919887 A
Coding 00000

Navigation

Readout on display:
After pressing the HELP button an overview of the selectable
functions is displayed.
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0002 ->
WSC 00000
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

Move forward in the programme with the -> key.


Available functions of the self-diagnosis
For the self-diagnosis, the following functions can be selected:
01 - Interrogating control unit version Anchor
02 - Interrogating fault memory
Chapter
03 - Actuator diagnosis
Chapter
05 - Erasing fault memory
Chapter
06 - Ending output
Chapter
07 - Coding control unit
Chapter
08 - Reading measured value block Chapter
10 - Adaptation
Chapter

Interrogating and erasing fault memory


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3 Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the address word 37 Navigation Anchor.
Readout on display:
Enter 02 for the function Interrogate fault memory and confirm the
entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of stored faults or No fault recognised appears in the display.


X faults detected!

If one or several faults are stored:


The stored faults are displayed in sequence.
Readout on display:
Enter 05 for the function Erase fault memory and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
Note
If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault memory and Erase
fault memory, the fault memory is not erased.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
-> Press key.
Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
Rectify the faults displayed by referring to the fault table
Chapter.

Vehicle system test


->
Fault memory erased!

If no fault is stored:
-> Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter 06 for End output and confirm the entry with the key
Q.

Fault table
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Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Note
All the possible faults which can be detected by the radio navigation system and can be displayed on the vehicle
t
system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below according to the 5-digit fault code.
t

Before it is determined if the component is replaced, the wiring and the plug connections to these components
as well as the earth connections must be tested according to the current flow diagram.

t After repair always interrogate the fault memory and erase it.
Display Possible causes of fault
V.A.G 155200481
Line interruption
between
TMC and nav.
t

Possible effects

Rectifying fault

the navigation does not


Check wires Current flow
provide traffic information
diagrams and Fitting locations.

Connection or TMC box


defective

Replace TMC box.


00668
El. syst. voltage
tml. 30
Signal too low 1)

t Battery voltage below 9.5 V Poor or no function of


navigation unit
Battery insufficiently
t
charged
t Battery defective

Test battery, charge if necessary


Chapter

t Generator defective

1)

Reading measured value block


Chapter.

large number of electrical


components switched on

Function of navigation not


OK

Inspect AC generator Current


flow diagrams and Fitting
locations.

Switch off all the consumers which


are not required.

this fault may also be stored if the starter has been operated for more than 10 sec.!

Display -V.A.G 1552-

Possible causes of Possible effects


fault

Rectifying fault

00854

Output radio display


dash panel insert1)
no communication

Wiring
defective

RadioNavigation
t
System
defective
t

No data transfer between RadioNavigation System and dash panel


insert, readout in display of dash
panel insert not O.K.

Test wiring according to


current flow diagram.
Conduct self-diagnosis of
dash panel insert, replace
dash panel insert if necessary
Chapter.
Replace Radio-Navigation
System.

Dash panel
insert defective

00862
Navigation aerial (GPS) Wiring
t
-R50/R52defective

Reading measured value


block Chapter.

Function of navigation not OK


(positioning)

t Navigation

Reading measured value


block Chapter.
Test wiring according to

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Open circuit/short circuit


to positive/short circuit
to earth
00867
Link to ABS control unit

aerial (GPS)
defective

Wiring
defective

Wheel sensor
defective

ABS control unit


defective

no signal

current flow diagram.


Test navigation aerial (GPS),
replace if necessary.
Navigation N.O.K.

Perform adaptation of the


wheel pulses or the tyre
circumference Chapter.

Reading measured value


block Chapter.
Perform ABS self-diagnosis.
Test wiring according to
current flow diagram.

01311
Data BUS: Information
no signal

Function of Sound System (DSP) not


O.K.

RadioNavigation
t
System
defective
t

65535
Control unit defective

Wiring
defective

Reading measured value


block Chapter.
Test wiring according to
current flow diagram.

Sound System
(DSP) defective

Radio-Navigation
System defective

Function of navigation not OK

Replace Radio-Navigation
System.

1)

Each time a fault is rectified and the fault memory is erased, it is then necessary to perform an operational check
of the second display and to then once again interrogate the fault memory!

Actuator diagnosis
Note
In this case, the final control diagnosis is not of significance for repair measures.

Reading measured value block


The input signals and voltages required for the operation of the Radio-Navigation System are constantly monitored
by the self-diagnosis.
For fault finding, display the status of the input signals in the measured value blocks.
Procedure
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the address word 37 Navigation Anchor.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Enter 08 for the function Read measured value block and confirm the HELP
Select function XX
entry with the key Q.

Readout on display:

Read measured value block


Enter display group number XXX

Measured value block 001


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Reading measured value block 1 Readout on display


0 12.3 V
60%
on
Status S contact
l Can be checked during continuous output of measured values
l Withdraw ignition key = readout off
l Switch on S contact again = readout on
Dimming of radio lighting in percent (only with light "on")
l 0 up to 99%
Voltage tml. 30
l measured behind filter
Vehicle speed signal from speedo
l 0 or 1 (4 pulses for each revolution of tyre)

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2 Readout on display
Reverse OFF
Tml. 15 ON

Status tml. 15
l Ignition switched on = tml. 15 ON
l Ignition switched off = tml. 15 OFF
Status of reversing light switch
l Reverse gear engaged = rev. g. ON
l Reverse gear not engaged = rev. g. OFF

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3 Readout on display
GPS aerial
O.K.

Status GPS receiver


l O.K.
l N.O.K.
GPS receiver

Measured value block 004


Reading measured value block 4 Readout on display
ext. displ.
O.K.

Status external display


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l O.K.
l N.O.K. 1)
external display (dash panel insert)
1)

Readout also if dash panel insert without second display is fitted.

Measured value block 005


Reading measured value block 5 Readout on display
Databus
O.K.

Databus status
l O.K.
l N.O.K.
Databus

Measured value block 006 (up to SG 3B0919887 A)


Reading measured value block 6
Readout on display
left
0 km/h
right
0 km/h
Vehicle speed right in km/h
Right wheel speed sensor
Vehicle speed left in km/h
Left wheel speed sensor

Measured value block 006 (as of SG 3B0919887 D)


Reading measured value block 6 Readout on display
left
0 km/h

Vehicle speed left in km/h


Left wheel speed sensor
Adaptation
The Navigation System also makes use of the tyre circumference and the pulses of wheel speed sensors for
calculating the distance.
The following changes can be stored with the Adaptation function:
t Tyre size
t Number of pulses of wheel speed sensors
t Resetting the production values
The individual functions are retrieved by entering the relevant number of the adaptation channel (refer to
adaptation table).
Adaptation table:
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Adaptation channel adjustment function


01
Tyre circumference in mm Anchor
02
Number of pulses of wheel speed sensors Anchor
03
Resetting the production values Anchor

Note
After changing an adaptation value or ending an adaptation channel, it is once again necessary to perform the
function 10 Adaptation in order to select another adaptation channel!
Adapting tyre circumference
Note
It is only necessary to adapt the tyre circumference if the Navigation System is replaced.
Enter 10 for the function Adaptation and confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 01 for channel 1.


Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

The channel selected and the tyre circumference currently stored in mm


appear in the top line.

Channel 1
1930 ->

Adaptation
(- -)

-> Press key.


Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter new tyre circumference. Place a 0 (zero) in front of the 4-digit
number, e.g. 01915.
Table for tyre circumferences; page Anchor.

Channel 1
Adaptation
1930 ->
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 1

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Adaptation
(- -)

Channel 1
Adaptation
Store changed value?

1915 Q

1915 Q

Readout on display:
-> Press key.
Enter 06 for the function End output.
Table for tyre circumferences
Note
The tyre sizes of the relevant tyre circumferences can be obtained by referring to
t the table below. These tyre sizes are then used for adapting the tyre circumference
to the Radio-Navigation System.
t The adaptation is only necessary if the navigation unit was replaced.
t

It is not necessary to carry out adaptation after fitting tyres of different size for the
RNS system is calibrated automatically.

Tyre designation Tyre circumference [mm]


175/80 R14
1940
195/65 R15
1935
205/60 R15
1910
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Channel 1
Adaptation
1915 ->
Changed value stored

205/55 R16

1930

Adapting pulses of wheel speed sensors


Note
It is only necessary to adapt the wheel speed sensors if the Navigation System is replaced.
Readout on display:
Enter 10 for the function Adaptation and confirm the entry with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 02 for channel 2.


Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 2

Adaptation

45
(- -)

Readout on display:
Enter new number of pulses. Place three 0s (zero) ahead of the 2digit number, e.g. 00043.

>

Channel 2
Adaptation
45
>
Enter adaptation value 00043

Tyre designation No. of pulses


175/80 R14
43
195/65 R15
43
205/60 R15
45
205/55 R16
43
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 2

Adaptation
(- -)

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Channel 2
Adaptation
Store changed value?

43 Q

43 Q

Readout on display:
-> Press key.
Channel 2
Adaptation
>
Changed value stored

Enter 06 for the function End output.


Adapt production value

43

Channel 03 makes it possible to reset the entered production


values.
Readout on display:
Enter 10 for the function "Adaptation" and confirm the entry with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 03 for channel 3.


Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 3

Adaptation

>

- -

-> Press key.


Readout on display:

Enter 0 or 1. Enter four 0s (zero) ahead of the 1-digit number, e.g. 00000.
Resetting the entered production values:
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Channel 3 Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

0 - no
1 - yes
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 3

Adaptation
- -

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

0 Q

Channel 3
Adaptation
Store changed value?

0 Q

Readout on display:
-> Press key.

Channel 3
Adaptation
Changed value stored

0 ->

Enter 06 for the function End output.

Code control unit for RNS


Note
Only valid for navigation, which enables the connection of the dynamic unit (TMC box).
Conduct coding
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G. 1552- with appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition.
Readout on display:
Enter the address word 37 Navigation and confirm with the
key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
-> Press key.
Enter the function 07 and confirm the entry with the key
Q.

3B0919887A
>
Coding 00003

Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes and confirm the
entry with the key Q.
Table of codes

Navigation 0002

WSC 00000

Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
(0-32000)

Conduct coding Vehicle equipment


00001
no TMC box and no telephone
00002
with TMC box, no telephone
00003
no TMC box, with telephone 1)
00004
with TMC box and with telephone 1)
1)

Only valid for telephone with CAN databus connection

The control unit coding appears on the display, e.g. 00003.


-> Press key.
Readout on display:
End output (function 06) Chapter.

3B0919887A
Coding 00003

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Electronic anti-theft lock


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Navigation 0002
->
WSC 00000
HELP

The radio navigation system is equipped with an electronic anti-theft lock.


If the electronic anti-theft lock is activated, the red LED in the top right of the front panel flashes when the unit is
switched off and the ignition is off.
When the radio navigation system is switched on, the LED goes out and the system is operational.
The anti-theft lock is active and locks the system as soon as
t the voltage supply (terminal 30) drops below a certain voltage
t the fuse for the Radio-Navigation System has blown
and of course,
t if the battery (terminal 30) is disconnected (to carry out work on the vehicle).
Locking of the system by the electronic anti-theft lock is indicated by the SAFE text in the display when the unit is
switched on.
Cancelling the lock
It is only possible to re-start the system by entering the correct code number for the electronic anti-theft lock.
Obtain code number of unit.
Note
t The code number is stuck on together with the unit number on the radio card Operating instructions.
t

The radio card should not be kept in the vehicle for safety reasons. Determine the code number from the
customer, if it is not known.

Each unit has its own code number. If the radio navigation system is replaced the code number of the new unit
must also be used. The new code number must be advised to the customer.

Switch on the radio navigation system


The readout SAFE appears in the display. In addition the text Please enter a numerical code and the numerical
series 0000 appear.
Enter the code number stuck on the radio card by marking the digits on the selection field for letters and numbers
in sequence and confirming.
Note
Entering the first digit causes the string of numbers 0000 to be overwritten.
Confirm the code by pressing on the right-hand rotary knob/pushbutton.
The unit is enabled and is now operational.
If the code number has been correctly entered, the LED located at the top right of the unit must flash when the
ignition key is withdrawn. If the LED flashes, the Radio-Navigation System is operational and the electronic anti-theft
lock is activated.
If an incorrect code number has inadvertently been entered for cancelling the lock, SAFE appears in the display,
first of all as a flashing readout and then as a constant readout. It is only possible to repeat the procedure for
cancelling the electronic anti-theft lock twice.
If an incorrect code number is entered once again, the unit is blocked for about 1 hour.
It is only possible to carry out a further attempt to cancel the electronic anti-theft lock after this blocking period has
elapsed.
During the blocking period the unit must remain switched on and the ignition key must be left in the ignition lock.
After the blocking period has elapsed, the number of attempts in the display disappears and the electronic anti-theft
lock can be cancelled again as described above.

Plug connections at Radio-Navigation System


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1 - Connection for navigation system aerial


2 - 26-pin plug connection for the navigation sensor
Contact assignment Anchor.
3 - RGB connection (video)
This connection is not assigned.
4 - Multi-pin plug connection I, II, III
Contact assignment Anchor and continue.
5 - Connection for radio aerial

Contact assignment of 26-pin plug connection for the navigation sensor

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26-pin plug connection


4 - Terminal 15 (ignition)
5 - Left wheel speed sensor output
6 - Drive instruction Nf + (not assigned)
13 - CAN databus HIGH (not assigned)
17 - Reversing light switch
18 - Right wheel speed sensor output
19 - Drive instruction Nf - (not assigned)
20 - Drive instruction Nf - screening (not assigned)
26 - CAN databus LOW (not assigned)
Contact assignment of multi-pin plug connections I,
II, III on the rear side of the radio navigation system
The multi-pin plug connection I, -T20-, consists of 3
parts which are colour-coded:

Multi-pin plug connection I, part 1, yellow


1 - Line Out rear left, LR
2 - Line Out rear right, RR
3 - Line Out, earth
4 - Line Out left front, LF
5 - Line Out right front, RF
6 - Switched positive for the sound amplifier

Multi-pin plug connection I, part 2, green


7 - Telephone - input signal. TEL+
8 - Second display, CLOCK
9 - Second display, DATA
10 - Second display, ENA
11 - Remote control, REM
12 - Telephone input signal, TEL-

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Multi-pin plug connection I, part 3, blue


13 - CD changer, DATA IN
14 - CD changer, DATA OUT
15 - CD changer, CLOCK
16 - CD changer, voltage supply (+), terminal 30
17 - CD changer, control signal
18 - CD changer, left and right channel, earth
19 - CD changer, left channel, CD/L
20 - CD changer, right channel, CD/R
Multi-pin plug connection ll, -T8a-, 8-pin, brown
1 - Speaker + rear right
2 - Speaker - rear right
3 - Speaker + front right
4 - Speaker - front right
5 - Speaker + front left
6 - Speaker - front left
7 - Speaker + rear left
8 - Speaker - rear left
Multi-pin plug connection lll, -T8-, 8-pin, black
1 - Gala (volume adaptation)
2 - Mute (telephone mode)
3 - Self-diagnosis/K wire
4 - Connection for ignition key-controlled on and off
(S-contact)
5 - Anti-theft lock control signal, SAFE
6 - Lighting (tml. 58b)
7 - Battery + (tml. 30)
8 - Battery - (tml. 31)

Removing and installing Radio-Navigation System


Note
The part number for the complete Radio-Navigation System is indicated on a sticker on the housing of the
Radio-Navigation System!
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Release tool -T 10057 - (two sets)
Removing:
Note
Ask the customer for the code number of the radio navigation system before removing. If the RadioNavigation System is replaced, the electronic anti-theft lock should be activated, (refer to Operating
Instructions). The new code number must be advised to the customer.
Perform the following procedure:
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Insert the release tool in the holes, as shown in


the figure, until they lock in place.
Pull Radio-Navigation System out of the dash
panel by holding at the eyes of the release tool.
Unlock plug connections and separate.
Pull off release tools:

Press locking catch -arrow- and pull out


release tools.
Installing:
Fit together plug connections at RadioNavigation System.
Insert Radio-Navigation System straight into
the dash panel until it locks in place.
Note
When inserting the RNS unit on no account press
on the display or on the operating buttons
otherwise it may be damaged.

135

Multi-functional steering wheel


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t If the battery earth strap is disconnected and connected, carry out additional operations Chapter.

General description
The radio, CCS and telephone functions are operated on the multi-functional steering wheel by integrated
pressure units in the steering wheel.
Two versions are realised:
t Radio and cruise control system
t Radio, cruise control system and telephone
Fault finding
The multi-functional steering wheel is equipped with self-diagnosis.
For fault finding, initiate self-diagnosis and interrogate the information stored with the vehicle system tester V.A.G 1552-.
Note
The following description only relates to the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- using the program card 6.0 or
t
higher.
t

The use of the fault read-out scan tool -V.A.G 1551- or the vehicle diagnosis, measurement and information
system -V.A.S. 5051- is similar, a minor deviation in the display read-out is possible.

Special tools and workshop equipment required


t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 - with cable -1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CConnecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Test conditions
t All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.
t Battery voltage at least 11 V.
The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

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Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition.
Enter address word 16 Steering wheel
electronics and confirm the entry with the key Q.

Readout on display:
t

1J0907487 A: Control unit version number for multi-functional


steering wheel version with CAN databus

1J0907487 B: Control unit version number for multi-functional


steering wheel version without CAN databus

1J0907487 A
Steering wheel
electronics 0002 ->
Coding 00119
WSC
00000

t Steering wheel electronics: System designation


t 0002: Software version number
t 00119: Coding control unit
t WSC 00000: Workshop code
If the following readout appears in the display:
Press the HELP button, a list of possible fault causes is displayed.

Enter again the address word 16 for steering wheel electronics after fault
elimination and confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Press key.

1J0907487 A
Coding 00119

The control unit does not


respond
HELP

Steering wheel electronics 0002 ->


WSC 00000

Readout on display:
Available functions of the self-diagnosis
For the self-diagnosis, the following functions can be selected:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

02 -Interrogating fault memory Chapter


03 -Actuator diagnosis
Chapter
05 -Erasing fault memory
Chapter
06 -Ending output
Chapter
07 -Coding control unit
Chapter
08 -Reading measured value block Chapter

Interrogating and erasing fault memory


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 - with cable -1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3C Switch on ignition.
Connect the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and enter the address word 16 steering wheel electronics and
confirm the entry with the key Q.
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Readout on display:
Enter 02 for the function Interrogate fault memory and confirm the
entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of stored faults or No fault recognised appears in the display.


If one or several faults are stored:

X faults detected!

Faults are displayed in sequence.


Rectify the faults displayed by referring to the fault table Chapter.
Readout on display:
Enter 05 for the function Erase fault memory and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
Note
If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault memory and Erase
fault memory, the fault memory is not erased.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Press key.
Enter function 06 for End output and confirm the entry with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


->
Fault memory erased!

If no fault is stored:
Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter function 06 for End output and confirm the entry with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Fault table
Note
All the possible faults which can be detected by the multi-functional steering wheel and can be displayed on the
t
vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below according to the 5-digit fault code.
t

Before it is determined if the component is replaced, the wiring and the plug connections to these components
as well as the earth connections must be tested according to the current flow diagram.

t After repair always interrogate the fault memory and erase it.
Display V.A.G 155200926
Terminal 30

Possible cause of fault

Rectifying fault

Signal too
high

Voltage regulator on generator


defective

Inspect AC generator Current flow diagrams and


Fitting locations.

Signal too
low

Wiring or plug connections to the


steering wheel control unit defective

t Battery discharged

Check battery Chapter.

t AC generator defective
t

Check wiring and plug connections to the steering


wheel control unit according to the current flow
diagram.

Wiring or plug connections to the


steering wheel control unit defective

01042
Control unit not
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coded
incorrect or no coding of the multit functional steering wheel control unit J453-

Display -V.A.G 155201336


Group convenience
data bus
t

Open circuit/shortcircuit to earth

Code the control unit Chapter.

Possible cause of fault

Rectifying fault

t Line interruption or short-circuit

Test CAN databus - Comfort Chapter.

01341
CU in dash panel insert
on CAN Comfort -J285 t

Open circuit/short
circuit to positive

t implausible signal

Wiring or plug connections


defective

Control unit in dash panel insert J218- defective

Check wiring and plug connections according to


the current flow diagram Current flow diagrams
and Fitting locations.

Test CAN databus Chapter, if necessary replace


control unit in dash panel insert.

01426
Operating unit in the
steering wheel -E221t

Open circuit/shortcircuit to earth

Line interruption or short-circuit


between - E221- and multit
functional steering wheel control
unit - J453-

Check wiring and plug connections to the multi functional steering wheel control unit according to
the current flow diagram Current flow diagrams
and Fitting locations.

65535
Control unit defective
t

Multi-functional steering wheel


control unit -J453- defective

Replace multi-functional steering wheel control


unit.

Wiring or plug connections


defective

Check wiring and plug connections according to


the current flow diagram Current flow diagrams
and Fitting locations.

Coding multi-functional steering wheel control unit -J453Conduct coding


Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with corresponding cable and switch on ignition.
Enter address word 16 Steering wheel electronics and confirm with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter function 07.

1J0907487 A
Coding 00119

Steering wheel electronics 0002 ->


WSC 00000

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes and confirm the
entry with the key Q.
Table of codes
Coding Vehicle equipment
00008 Radio/cruise control system without CAN databus
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Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
(032000)

00118 Radio/cruise control system with CAN databus


00119 Radio/cruise control system/telephone with CAN databus

The control unit coding is shown on the display, e.g.


00119
Press key.
Readout on display:

1J0907487 A
0002 ->
Coding 00119

Steering wheel electronics


WSC 00000

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

End output (function 06) Chapter.

HELP

Actuator diagnosis
With the actuator diagnosis the following parts are activated in the sequence indicated:
1. Set the volume of the radio higher
2. Reset the volume of the radio
3. Search for the following station
4. Search for the previous station
5. Horn activation (only for 1 J0907487 A)
Note
If a fault is detected during the actuator diagnosis, the multi-functional steering wheel control unit must be
replaced.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 t Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CPerform self-diagnosis:
Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with corresponding cable, select the address word 16 Steering
wheel electronics and confirm with the key Q.
Enter function 03 and confirm with the key Q.
Readout on display:
The volume is set higher for 3 seconds.

Actuator diagnosis
Radio louder

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
The volume is reset for 3 seconds.

Actuator diagnosis
Radio quieter

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Search for the next station.

Actuator diagnosis
Station finding forward

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Search for the previous station.

Actuator diagnosis
Station finding backward

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
The horn is switched on for 0.5 sec.

Actuator diagnosis
Horn activation - H

140

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
End

Readout on display:

->

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

End output (function 06) Chapter.

HELP

Reading measured value block


For fault finding, display the status of the input signals in the measured value blocks.
Procedure
Connect vehicle system tester - V.A.G 1552- and select the address word 16 Steering wheel electronics
Anchor.
Enter 08 for the function Read measured value block and confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter the desired three-digit display group number and confirm the
entry with the key Q.

Read measured value block


Q
Enter display group number XXX

Measured value block 001


Reading measured value block 1

Readout on display
not activated not activated not activated not activated
Status button for station finding upwards
l not activated
l Mem. down
Status button for station finding downwards
l not activated
l Mem. up
Status set button for volume higher
l not activated
l louder
Status set button for resetting volume
l not activated
l quieter

Measured value block 002 (for control unit with coding 00119 Anchor)
Reading measured value block 2

Readout on display
not activated not activated not activated not activated
Status MODE button
l not activated
l activated
Status TEL button
l not activated
l activated
Status SET - button
l not activated
l Mem. up
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Status RES + button


l not activated
l Mem. down

Measured value block 002 (for control unit with coding 00008 and 00118 Anchor)
Reading measured value block 2

Readout on display
not activated not activated not activated not activated
Status CANCEL button
l not activated
l activated
l ignore
Status SET - button
l not activated
l Mem. up
Status RES + button
l not activated
l Mem. down

Measured value block 003 (for CU 1J0907487 A)


Reading measured value block 3 Readout on display
not activated
12.3 V

Vehicle voltage
Status horn
l activated
l not activated

Measured value block 003 (for CU 1J0907487 B)


Reading measured value block 3 Readout on display
not activated not activated

ignore
ignore

Removing and installing the key units of the multi-function steering wheel
Note
When removing the key unit, both key units must be removed together with the cable harness and replaced
completely.
Removing
Removing airbag unit Body work Rep. Gr.69.
142

Unplug connector -1-.


Remove both sheet metal contacts for the horn -2-.

Release screws -arrows-.


Remove both key units together with wiring.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Contact assignment of the 18-pin


plug connection for the CU multifunctional steering wheel -J453-

Retaining clipOperation
1
Convenience CAN low
3
Convenience CAN high
4
Cruise control system OFF
5
Radio, databus lines serial
6
K cable, diagnosis
8
Cruise control system - SET
9
Horn relay
10
Earth, terminal 31
12
Terminal 15
13
Battery positive, terminal 30
14
Cruise control system - CANCEL
15
Illumination
16
Cruise control system - RES
18
Single wire CAN
2, 7, 11, 17 Not assigned

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Windscreen wipe/wash system


Windscreen Wiper and Washer System
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Removing and installing the windscreen wiper and washer system


Note
Before removing the wiper arms ensure that the wiper motor is in the park position.
Remove wiper arms:
Remove wiper blades.
Use a screwdriver to lever off the two caps on the wiper arms.

Release the hexagon nuts -arrows-, but do not


unscrew completely.
Slightly move the wiper arms until they loosen.
Fully unscrew hexagon nuts and take off wiper
arms.
Remove plenum chamber cover Body work;
Rep.-Gr.; Rep. Gr.66.

Remove wiper frame with linkage and wiper motor


Unplug connector at wiper motor.
Unscrew nuts -1-.

Carefully tilt up the wiper frame -2- at the front arrows- and then remove it from the plenum
chamber fully to the left.

Remove wiper motor from linkage.

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Unscrew the three hexagon nuts -2- at the wiper


motor holder.

Remove the crank on the wiper motor, to do so


unscrew the hexagon nut and then remove the
wiper motor from the linkage.

Installing:

Attach the wiper motor -1- with the crank to the


linkage -3- (8 Nm) and while doing so, set the final
position of the linkage -a-.

Screw the wiper motor onto the holder with the


hexagon screws -2-.

When installing the wiper frame, guide the wiper


frame into the plenum chamber with the wiper
motor to the front.

Tilt the wiper frame towards the rear and screw it


on (8 Nm).
Carry out all further installation steps in reverse
order of removal.
Setting park position of windscreen wiper blades
Chapter.

Setting park position of windscreen wiper blades


Run wiper motor until it is in park position.

Driver's side:
A - 25 mm (measured at the end of the metal
surround of the windscreen/wiper blade. Rubber
trim and wiper blade lifted off.)
Tightening torque of wiper arm: 20 Nm

145

Front passenger side:


A - 40 mm (measured at the end of the
sheetglass. Rubber trim and wiper blade lifted
off.)
Tightening torque of wiper arm: 20 Nm

146

Repairing windscreen washer system


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Removing and installing washer reservoir


Removing:

Unscrew the hexagon screws -1- and remove


the cooling water expansion reservoir -Aupwards.
Unscrew both Phillips head screws -2- and take
the activated charcoal filter or diesel filter out
of the engine compartment to the top.

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Unscrew the nuts -arrows-.


Lift the washer fluid reservoir -A- out of the
engine compartment to the top.
Disconnect the plug connections at the
windscreen washer pump.

Pull the windscreen washer pump out of the


washer fluid reservoir and then remove the
washer fluid reservoir.

Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing washer nozzles


Removing:
Remove windscreen wiper arms Chapter.
Remove plenum chamber cover Body Work Rep. Gr.66
Press the washer nozzles out of the plenum chamber cover upwards.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Setting the washer nozzles


Up to 05.98

148

Set the washer nozzles with a suitable needle


as shown in the illustration.
As of 06.98
The windscreen washer system is set by the
manufacturer and cannot be altered.

Two water sprays should strike the windscreen


in a cone-shaped pattern.
Note
If a spray flows out unevenly, replace the washer
nozzle.

149

Repairing headlamp cleaning system


Removing and installing the spray nozzles of the headlamp cleaning system

Removing
Remove bumper -1- Body Work Rep. Gr.63.
Separate the washer fluid connection of the
headlamp cleaning system.
In order to remove the spray nozzles -2- pull off
each support block -3-.
Separate the connection of the spray nozzles to
the washer fluid pipe.
Remove the spray nozzles upwards.
Install
The installation occurs in reverse order.
Install bumper Body Work Rep. Gr.63.

Adjusting the spray nozzles


Note
The spray nozzles have been pre-set by the manufacturer when delivered and do not have to be adjusted
after the installation.

Removing and installing washer fluid reservoir


Note
The common washer fluid reservoir for the windscreen washer and headlamp cleaning system is located in the
engine compartment on the front right. Removing and installing Chapter.

150

Rear window wiper and washer system


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Rear window wiper system - Summary of components

1 - Wiper arm
t setting park position Chapter
t removing and installing Chapter
2 - Wiper blade
t Removing and installing wiper rubber Chapter
3 - Spray nozzle
t only for vehicles Octavia
t adjust Chapter
t replace Chapter
4 - Rubber hose
t only for vehicles Octavia
5 - Final drive
t only for vehicles Octavia
6 - Gasket ring
7 - Wiper motor
151

t removing and installing Anchor


8 - 8 Nm
9 - Rubber ring
10 - Spacer
11 - Spray nozzle
t only for vehicles Octavia Combi -> MY 00
t adjust Chapter
t replace Chapter
12 - Gasket
13 - 15 Nm
14 - Cap

Removing and installing rear window wiper

Detaching and attaching wiper arm


Raise cap.
Release hexagon nut SW 13 -arrow-.
Raise wiper arm and detach by moving laterally
from the cone.
Unscrew nut and remove wiper arm.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing rear window wiper motor


Remove the bottom trim panel of the tailgate
Body Work Rep. Gr.70
Unplug the connector -1- on the wiper motor.
Detach hose -2- from the washer nozzle.
Unscrew hexagon nuts SW 10 Nm -arrows- and
remove wiper motor.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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When installing the wiper motor, ensure that the


seal in the rear window is positioned as shown in the
illustration.

Setting park position of rear window wiper


The wiper blade must be positioned parallel to the bottom heating element -arrows- on the right of the
rear window.

Adjusting spray nozzle


In middle of swept area.

Replacing spray nozzle (Octavia Combi)


Up to MY 00
Removing
Run wiper until it is in park position.
Open cap of rear window wiper.

Use suitable pliers to carefully pull out spray nozzle


in -direction of arrow-.
Install

Push spray nozzle fully into the wiper shaft so that


the opening of the spray nozzle is facing vertically
up.

As of MY 01
Spray nozzle in the additional brake light.
Removing
Remove additional brake light Chapter.
Detach hose from washer nozzle.

153

Pull out spray nozzle -arrow-.


Install
Push in spray nozzle so that the spray nozzle
opening is pointing vertically down.

Replacing spray nozzle (Octavia)


Removing
Detach hose from washer nozzle.

Use a small screwdriver to separate the clip for


the spray nozzle.
Remove spray nozzle.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing wiper rubber


Removing

154

Use combination pliers to compress both steel


rails at the closed side of the wiper rubber, take

them out of the top clip to the side and pull


rubber complete with rail out of the remaining
clips of the wiper blade.
Install
Fit new wiper rubber into the bottom clips of
the wiper blade.
Insert both steel rails into the first groove of
the wiper rubber so that the recesses of the rails
point towards the rubber and lock into the
rubber lugs of the groove.

Use combination pliers to again compress both


steel rails and rubber and insert into the top

clip so that the lugs of the clip on both sides


engage in the retaining slots -arrow- of the
wiper rubber.

Removing and installing the rain sensor


Removing
Removing rear-view mirror Body work Rep. Gr.68.
Remove interior light Chapter.

155

Disconnect plug connection -2-.


Remove rain sensor -3-.
Install
Remove the cover -4- immediately before the
installation (only for a new part).
Press the sensor on the window. During this
procedure do not touch the sensor surface!
Connect the plug connection -2-.
Install interior light Chapter.
Install rear-view mirror Body Work Rep.
Gr.68.

156

Lights, lamps, switches outside


Repairing headlight
Overall view ? 07.00

1 - Retaining clip (7x)


2 - Lens
3 - Seal for headlight
4 - Seal for lens
5 - Headlight housing
6 - Light bulb for the fog light
q H3 - 12 V, 55 W
q Removal of light bulb Chapter
7 - Headlight range control motor
q removing and installing Chapter
8 - Light bulb for the parking light
q W5W - 12 V, 5 W
q Removal of light bulb Chapter
9 - Light bulb for main beam and low beam
q H4 - 12 V, 60/55 W
q Replace light bulb Chapter
10 - Screw cap

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Overall view 08.00 ?

1 - Headlight housing
2 - Light bulb for main beam and low beam
q H4 - 12 V, 60/55 W
q Removal of light bulb Chapter
3 - Light bulb for the parking light
q W5W - 12 V, 5 W
q Removal of light bulb Chapter
4 - Light bulb for the fog light
q H3 - 12 V, 55 W
q Removal of light bulb Chapter
5 - Screw cap
6 - Headlight range control motor
q removing and installing Chapter

Removing and installing headlight


Removing:
Note
t Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
t Observe the measures, which may affect the headlight beam setting, when newly adjusting the headlights.
t Cover the bumper in the area of the headlight with adhesive tape in order to avoid damage to the paintwork.
158

Unscrew screw -arrow- (2 Nm).


Remove turn signal light Chapter.

Unscrew the four screws -arrows- (2Nm).


Disconnect the multi-pin plug connections for the
headlight.
Remove the headlight forwards.
For vehicles ? 07.00
Disconnect the plug connection at the control
motor for headlight range control.
Installing:
For all vehicles
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Always align the headlight according to the


contours of the vehicle body (the gap size) and fix
in place.

After the installation adjust the headlight


Chapter.

Setting the headlight beam


Note
The valid specified values and the instructions for the headlight beam setting
For vehicles ? 07.00

159

Adjusting screws on the left headlight.


The arrangement on the right headlight is a mirror
image.
1 - Adjusting screw for height adjustment.
2 - Adjusting screw for side adjustment.

For height adjustment, adjust the right


thumbwheel with a screwdriver through the slot
above the headlight.

For side adjustment, adjust the left thumbwheel


with a screwdriver through the slot above the
headlight.

For vehicles 08.00 ?

160

Adjusting screws on the left headlight.


The arrangement on the right headlight is a mirror
image.
1 - Adjusting screw for side adjustment.
2 - Adjusting screw for height adjustment.

Adjust the height adjustment by turning the screw


-1-.
Adjust the side adjustment by turning the screw 2-.

Unglueing a halogen headlight


The halogen headlights should have self-adhesive foil glued over them when driving in countries which
drive on the right or the left thereby preventing blinding of the drivers travelling in the opposite direction.
Left-hand drive vehicles in left-hand traffic

161

Stick the self-adhesive foil -1-, as shown in the


figure, onto the right headlight glass.
Stick the self-adhesive foil -2-, as shown in the
figure, onto the left headlight glass.
Right-hand drive vehicles in right-hand traffic

Stick the self-adhesive foil -1-, as shown in the


figure, onto the right headlight glass.
Stick the self-adhesive foil -2-, as shown in the
figure, onto the left headlight glass.
Continued for all vehicles
Respect dimensions:
-a- = 69 mm
-b- = 63 mm
-c- = 31 mm
-d- = 138 mm

Changing light bulbs of headlight


Change light bulb for fog light and/or main beam/low beam
Removing:
Remove cap from headlight housing.

162

Disconnect the plug connection on the light


bulb for fog light -1- and/or on the light bulb
for main beam and low beam -2-.
Release the relevant wire spring clamp and
remove the light bulb from the headlight
housing.

Installing:
Re-connect the plug connection.

Insert the new light bulb in the bulb socket,


while doing so do not touch the glass with the
bare hand!

Secure the bulb socket with the wire spring


clamp.
Position the cap.
Removing and installing light bulb for parking
light
Remove cap.
Pull out the light bulb with socket -3- at the
connector from the reflector.
After replacing the bulb, press socket and bulb
fully into the headlight.

Removing and installing the headlight range control motor


Note
The removal and installation of the control motor can only be carried out when the headlight housing is
t
removed.
t

A headlight beam setting must always be carried out if the control motors are removed and installed or replaced
, Chapter.

Removing:
Remove headlight Chapter.
For vehicles ? 07.00

Release the control motor -1- by turning to the left


for the left headlight and by turning to the right for
the right headlight.
Pull the spherical head of the adjusting axis out of
the catch on the reflector downwards with a
sudden sharp pull.

Installing:
Remove the cover of the light bulb.
Pull the reflector through the opening in the
headlight housing towards you and hold it.

Lock the spherical head of the adjusting axis in


place in the ball head mount on the reflector from
below.

Release the reflector and turn the control motor to


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the right for the left headlight and to the left for
the right headlight.
For vehicles 08.00 ?
Remove the cover of the light bulb.

Release screws (2Nm) -arrows-.


Disconnect the plug connection at the control
motor.

Slightly pull the control motor towards the outside


and turn it in -direction of arrow A-.
Unscrew screws (2Nm) -arrow B-.
Remove control motor.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

164

Repairing turn signal lights


Removing and installing turn signal lights
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
The removal of the turn signal light is possible without removing the headlight.
Removing:

Unscrew screw -arrow- (2Nm).


Pull out the turn signal light towards the front.
Carefully lever out using the screwdriver.
Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in
reverse order.

Removing and installing light bulb for the turn signal light
Removing:

Turn the socket -1- to the left and remove it


from the housing -3-.
Remove the light bulb -2- from the socket.
Light bulb for turn signal light: 12V, 21W
(orange)
Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in
reverse order.
When installing, the socket must be turned until
it clicks into place.

Removing and installing side turn signal lights


Removing:
165

Unclip the side turn signal with a suitable tool


-arrow-.
Note
Cover the paintwork with a suitable protection
t
(e.g. textile adhesive tape).
t

The catch peg -arrow- is positioned at the front


right or front left of the vehicle.

Pull the turn signal light out of the wing.


Pull the housing -1- out of the rubber grommet
-2-.
Light bulb -3- can now also be pulled out for
replacing.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Note
When installing the housing -1- ensure that the
guide lugs engage in the recesses of the socket 2-.
The housing of the turn signal light -1- must
lock in place in the wing.

166

Repairing rear lights


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

A general overview

1 - Rear light housing


2 - Light bulb for rear fog light
q 12 V, P21 W
3 - Light bulb for the parking light
q 12 V, R5 W
4 - Fixing nuts, M5
q 3 Nm
5 - Body
6 - Lamp holder
7 - Light bulb for the turn signal light
q 12 V, P21 W
8 - Light bulb for the brake light
q 12 V, P21 W
9 - Light bulb for reversing lights
q 12 V, P21 W
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Removing and installing the light bulb from the lamp holder

Press together the locking arms -2- and remove


the lamp holder -3-.
Screw the light bulbs out of the sockets.
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing rear light


Removing:
Open tailgate.
Remove side trim panel.
Disconnect plug connection -1-.
Unscrew the fixing nuts M5 -arrows- (3 Nm).
Pull the complete rear light outwards from the
tail end of the vehicle.
Installing:
Note
When installing ensure that the seal between the
body and the rear lamp housing provides a
proper seal.
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Before tightening the nuts, match up the rear


light to the bodywork (uniform gap size all
round).

168

Removing and installing the licence plate illumination


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Removing:
Note
In the illustration only the right licence plate illumination is illustrated.

Loosen the securing screws -2- (2x cross


recess) on the light emission window -1-.
Remove the light emission window.
Remove the light bulb (12 V, 5 W) from its
socket.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

169

Repairing steering column switch


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Removing and installing steering column switch


Removing:
Disconnect earth strap/cable of the battery.
Bring the steering wheel in its centre position, i.e. place the wheels into the straight position.
Move adjustable steering wheel fully down and pull out.
Note
Always observe the safety precautions for airbag systems when working on components of the airbag system.
Body Work Rep. Gr.69

Unhook springs, release the airbag unit -1- on left


and right of the steering wheel from the rear with
a screwdriver -2-.

Carefully remove the airbag unit.

Disconnect the electrical plug connector from the


airbag unit and place down the airbag unit with the
impact absorber to the top.

Unscrew the hexagon screw -1- and remove the


steering wheel from the steering column.
WARNING
Always replace hexagon screw.
Tightening torque: 75 Nm
WARNING
Do not turn the coil spring out of its centre position
when removing the steering wheel.

170

Loosen both Phillips head screws -1- and remove


the handle of the steering wheel adjustment.
Then unscrew both Phillips head screws -3-.
Unscrew both fixing screws -2- with a thin and long
cross-head screwdriver.
Remove the top and bottom part of the trim panel
for the steering column switch.

Disconnect plug connection -1-.

Slacken the Allan screw (5 mm) -2- on the warmtype clamp until the steering column switch can be
slightly moved.

Carefully disconnect the electrical plug connections


from the steering column switch.
WARNING
The coil spring remains on the steering column
switch. Ensure that the coil spring does not get
turned out of the centre position.
Remove the steering column switch from the
steering column and place it to the side.
Installing:

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First of all fix the steering column switch -2- in such


a way, using the Allen screw -3-, on the steering

column that the specified distance -a- between the


steering wheel -1- and the steering column switch 2- is maintained. -a- = 3 mm

Remove the steering wheel again and then carry


out the installation in the same way in reverse
order.

Contact assignment on the


steering column switch - up to MY
98
A - Connection for the windscreen wiper switch
B - Connection for the onboard computer
(optional equipment)
C - Connection for the cruise control system
(optional equipment)
D - Connection for the turn signal switch

Contact assignment for the windscreen wiper


switch -A1 - Terminal 53a
2 - Interval wiping
3 - Terminal 53b
4 - Rear window wiper
5 - Terminal 53c
6 - Terminal 53e
7 - Terminal 31
8 - Terminal 53

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Contact assignment for the turn signal switch -D1 - Terminal 56


2 - Terminal 56b
3 - Terminal PL
4 - Terminal PR
5 - Terminal R
6 - Terminal 56a
7 - Terminal 30
8 - Terminal 30
9 - Terminal L
10 - Terminal P
11 - Terminal 49a
12 - Terminal 71

Contact assignment on the


steering column switch - as of MY
99
A - Connection for the windscreen wiper switch
B-

Connection for the multi-function display


(optional equipment) and intermittent wiper
switch

C - Connection for the cruise control system


(optional equipment)
D - Connection for the turn signal switch
Contact assignment for the windscreen wiper
switch -A1 - Terminal 53a
2 - Interval wiping
3 - Terminal 53b
4 - Rear window wiper
5 - Terminal 53c
6 - Terminal 53e
7 - Terminal 31
8 - Terminal 53
Contact assignment for the multi-function
display (optional equipment) and intermittent
wiper switch -B1 - MFD - top function selection
2 - MFD - bottom function selection
3 - MFD - terminal 31
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4 - MFD - Reset/change over switch level 1/2


5 - Regulator for the windscreen wiper interval
switching (POT)
6 - Terminal 31

Contact assignment for the switch for cruise


control system-C2 - CCS - resumption of the stored speed
3 - CCS - set/accelerate
4 - CCS - On/Off with deletion of the stored
speed
5 - CCS - reset without deletion of the stored
speed
6 - Terminal 15
7 - CCS - On/Off with deletion of the stored
speed

Contact assignment for the turn signal switch -D1 - Terminal 56


2 - Terminal 56b
3 - Terminal PL
4 - Terminal PR
5 - Terminal R
6 - Terminal 56a
7 - Terminal 30
8 - Terminal 30
9 - Terminal L
10 - Terminal P
11 - Terminal 49a
12 - Terminal 71

174

Repairing lock cylinder and ignition starter switch


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t The reader coil for the vehicle immobiliser is fixed to the lock cylinder and cannot be replaced separately.
t If the reader coil is defective, the lock cylinder must be changed.
t

There is no need to remove the steering wheel and the steering column switch. To provide a better
overview the illustrations do not show the steering wheel and the steering column switch.

Removing and installing lock cylinder


Removing:
Move adjustable steering wheel fully down.
Remove the covers of the steering column switch.

Separate plug connection of reader coil -1-.

Insert key into ignition lock and turn into position


Ignition ON. This reveals the hole (opening) on
the face end next to the ignition key insert.

Push steel wire or pin (about 1.5 mm) -1- into


the lock cylinder, as shown, up to the stop and

while doing so pull the lock cylinder with the


reader coil in direction of arrow out of the steering
lock housing -2-.
Note
If it is necessary to replace the lock cylinder, pay
attention to the instructions for replacing the
immobiliser reader coil Chapter.
Installing:
Insert key into ignition lock and turn into position
Ignition ON.
Push lock cylinder and ignition key fully into
steering lock housing.
Fit together the electrical plug connection at the
immobiliser reader coil.
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Removing and installing the ignition switch


Removing:

Separate plug connection of reader coil -1-.

Disconnect plug connection -1- on ignition


starter switch -2-.
Remove the safety varnish from the securing
screw -A-.

Slightly loosen the fixing screws -A- and pull


the ignition starter switch -2- in direction of
arrow out of the steering lock housing -3-.

Installing:
Note
When installing, the ignition/starter switch and
t the lock cylinder must be in the same position,
e.g. Ignition ON.
After tightening the two screws at the steering
t lock housing, secure them again with locking
varnish.
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Contact assignment
on the ignition
starter switch
15 - Terminal 15
30 - Terminal 30
50 - Terminal 50
50b - Terminal 50b
75 - Terminal 75
86s - Terminal 86s
P - Park position

Removing and installing rear lights Octavia Combi


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Removing
Open tailgate.
Open side compartment.
Disconnect the plug connection.

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Unscrew the fixing nuts M5 -1- (3 Nm).


Pull the complete rear light -2- outwards from the
tail end of the vehicle.
Install
Note
When installing ensure that the seal between the
body and the rear lamp housing provides a proper
seal.
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Before tightening the nuts, match up the rear light
to the bodywork (uniform gap size all round).

178

Additional brake light


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.

Additional brake light for OCTAVIA


The additional brake light is installed in the top part of the tailgate, directly at the rear window.
Removing
Open tailgate.

Press the right and left catch pegs -arrowsinwards and pull the lamp holder downwards.
Disconnect plug.

Unlock both retaining springs -arrows- and


slide the light upwards from the tailgate
windscreen.

Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Change light bulbs:

179

Remove lamp holder.


Carefully pull the light bulb out of the lamp
holder.
Note
The light bulbs do not have a base and can be
replaced by hand.

Additional brake light for OCTAVIA Combi


Removing
Open tailgate.
Remove the top trim panel of the tailgate Body Work Rep. Gr.70.

Lever the 3 latch springs -3- and the catch peg -4out of the slots in the tailgate.
Close the tailgate.
Remove the complete additional brake light -2from the tailgate.
Unplug plug connection -1-.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Change light bulbs:

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Screw the three Phillips head screws -1- out of the


lamp holder -2-.
The light bulbs -3- are plugged in. They can be
pulled out of the lamp holder -1- and plugged in.
Note
The light bulbs do not have a base and can be
replaced by hand.

181

Anti-theft warning system


Bonnet contact switch -F120- (-F266-)
Removing
Remove engine bonnet lock Body Work Rep. Gr.55.
Disconnect plug connection at the contact switch.

Carefully lever the contact switch out of the spring


clamp using a flat screwdriver -arrow-.
Install
The installation occurs in reverse order.

Horn for anti-theft alarm system -H8Removing


Remove windscreen wiper and washer system Chapter.

Loosen the horn with holder from the plenum


chamber and unplug the plug connection.
Remove horn from holder.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Horn for anti-theft alarm system -H8Removing


Remove windscreen wiper and washer system Chapter.

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Loosen the horn with holder from the plenum


chamber and unplug the plug connection.
Remove horn from holder.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Replace emergency battery for alarm horn


The emergency battery is a component part of the alarm horn -H12- and therefore cannot be replaced
separately, it must be completely replaced together with the alarm.

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Parking aid - overall view


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.

1 - The warning buzzer for the parking aid -H15t Rear part of B pillar
t removing and installing Chapter
2 - Control unit for the parking aid -J446t in left of luggage compartment on wheel housing
t removing and installing Chapter
3 - Parking aid senders
t in the bottom part of the rear bumper
t removing and installing Chapter

Removing and installing parking aid control unit -J446184

Removing:
Remove left side trim panel in luggage compartment Body Work Rep. Gr.70.

The parking aid control unit is located behind the


left side trim panel in the luggage compartment on
the wheel housing.

Disconnect the plug connections.


Unscrew both nuts and take out the parking aid
control unit.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing the parking aid warning buzzer


The parking aid warning buzzer is located under the bottom left trim panel of pillar B.
Removing:

Remove trim panel of pillar B Body Work


Rep. Gr.70.
Disconnect the plug connection.
Screw out both screws and remove parking aid
warning buzzer.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing parking aid senders


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Note
When replacing the bumper, in the new bumper new sender holders must be stuck on, whose visible part is
t
painted in the colour of the bumper.
t The inner and outer sender holders are not identical, part no. Electronic Catalogue of Original parts.
t

Before the sender holders are stuck on, the contact surfaces on the bumper must be cleaned, de-greased and
activator 3M plastprimer 4298UV (www.3m.com - Order No. 70-0706-9724-1) must be applied.

t When changing the sender, paint in the colour of the bumper.


t

Removing and installing the inner senders is only possible after removing the bumper Body Work Rep.
Gr.63

t Removing and installing the outer senders is possible without removing the bumper.
Removing:

Disconnect plug -1- at sender.


Press off both locking tabs -arrows- and remove
ultrasonic sender.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

186

Self-diagnosis of the parking aid


General Instructions
The parking aid system measures the distance from the rear of the vehicle to an obstacle when reversing according
to the Echolot principle.
Four ultrasound sensors are installed in the rear bumper for this.
The actuation of the sensors is performed in the combined send-receive mode or only in the receive mode.
If a trailer is hitched up to the vehicle and the trailer socket is plugged in, the parking aid sensors are switched off.
Operation:
The parking aid consists of:
t Control unit for the parking aid -J446t Rear left parking aid sensor -G203t Centre rear left parking aid sensor -G204t Centre rear right parking aid sensor -G205t Rear right parking aid sensor -G206t The warning buzzer for the rear parking aid -H15After the ignition is switched on, a selftest is carried out for about one second.
The parking aid control unit is now permanently in operation, but the distance measurement system is not activated
until the reverse gear is engaged.
As soon as the parking aid is ready, a short signal sounds. (Delay of one second in the case of vehicles fitted with
automatic gearbox.)
If the parking aid control unit detects a fault in the system, a continuous signal sounds for 3 seconds.
Note
If a fault was detected in the park aid system, it is displayed on the vehicle system tester -V.A. G 1552- after a time
delay of two minutes.
The distance warning begins when reversing once the distance to an obstacle is about 1.50 m. The warning consists
of sound pulses with a duration of about 75 ms.
The intervals between the sound pulses become proportionally shorter as the distance to the obstacle decreases.
The sound pulses change into a continuous signal at a distance of less than 25 m (adaptation of the volume with V.A. G 1552- Chapter).
Special case: reversing along a wall

Initiating self-diagnosis of the parking aid


Connect vehicle system tester-V.A.G 1552- and select parking aid control unit.
Test conditions
l All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.
l Battery voltage at least 11 V.
The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

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Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 - with


the cable -V.A.G 1551/3 -.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
If there is nothing on the display: Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter address word 76 for parking aid and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
After approx. 5 seconds the display will show:
t 1 U0919283: Part No. of the parking aid control unit
t Parking aid: Designation of component
1U0919283 Parking aid
Coding 00103

t 0001: Software version of the parking aid control unit

0001 ->
WSC xxxxx

t Coding 00103: Coding parking aid control unit


t WSC xxxxx: Workshop code
-> Press key.
Vehicle system
test
If one of the following three messages is shown on the display, carry out fault finding as
specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable binder Current Flow HELP
The control unit
Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting Locations.
does not respond
Vehicle system test
Fault in communication set-up

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the selectable


functions is displayed.
Move forward in the programme with the -> key.
Self-diagnosis functions

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to
pos. term.

The following functions are possible:


02 - Interrogate the fault memory Chapter.
05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter.
06 - Ending output Chapter.
07 - Code the control unit Chapter.
08 - Reading measured value block Chapter.
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10 - Adaptation Chapter.

Interrogating and erasing fault memory


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3 Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select parking aid control unit (address word 76) Anchor.
Readout on display:
Enter 02 for the function Interrogate fault memory and confirm the
entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of stored faults or No fault recognised appears in the display.


X faults detected!

If one or several faults are stored:


The stored faults are displayed in sequence.
Readout on display:
Enter 05 for the function Erase fault memory and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
Note
If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault memory and Erase
fault memory, the fault memory is not erased.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
-> Press key.
Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
Rectify the faults displayed by referring to the fault table
Chapter.

Vehicle system test


->
Fault memory erased!

If no fault is stored:
-> Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm the entry with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Fault table
Note
t The fault table is ordered according to the 5-digit fault code on the left.
t

Explanations on fault types (e.g. open circuit/short-circuit to earth): Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester

If components are indicated as faulty: First of all, test all of the cables and plug connections to these
components as well as the earth cables of the system according to the current flow diagram. Only if no fault is
t
detected here should the part be replaced. This applies in particular if the fault is shown as sporadically
occurred (SP).
Display -V.A.G 155201543

Possible cause of fault

Possible effects

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Rectifying fault

Parking aid warning


buzzer -H15-

Short-circuit between -H15- and


earth

short-circuit to earth

Parking aid warning buzzer


defective

01545
Rear left parking aid
sensor -G203-

Short circuit between -G203- and


parking aid control unit and earth

t -G204- defective
short-circuit to positive
short-circuit to earth
01547
Centre rear right parking Short circuit between -G205- and
t
aid sensor -G205parking aid control unit and earth

Rear right parking aid


sensor -G206-

no warning given
when reversing

Fault finding according to


current flow diagram.
-G203- replace.

no warning given
when reversing

Fault finding according to


current flow diagram.
-G204- replace.

no warning given
when reversing

t -G205- defective

Fault finding according to


current flow diagram.
-H15- replace.

t -G203- defective
short-circuit to positive
short-circuit to earth
01546
Centre rear left parking
Short circuit between -G204- and
t
aid sensor -G204parking aid control unit and earth

short-circuit to positive
short-circuit to earth
01548

no warning given
when reversing

Fault finding according to


current flow diagram.
-G205- replace.

Short circuit between -G206- and


parking aid control unit and earth

t -G206- defective
short-circuit to positive
01549
Voltage supply for
Short-circuit to earth between
t
parking aid sensor
sensor and parking aid control unit
short-circuit to earth
65535
Control unit defective
Control unit for the parking aid t
J446- defective

no warning given
when reversing

Fault finding according to


current flow diagram.
-G206- replace.

no warning given
when reversing

Fault finding according to


current flow diagram.

no warning given
when reversing

Replace parking aid control


unit.

Coding park aid control unit


This function can be used to code the park aid control unit as follows:
t Gearbox type: manual gearbox or automatic gearbox
t Signal for reverse gear engaged: With or without acknowledgement of function
t Vehicle type: e.g.: Octavia
Note
The coding specifically sets the universal parking aid control unit -J446- to the requirements of the
particular model.
Conduct coding
Enter address word 07 for Coding control unit and confirm the entry with the key Q.
190

Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes. Example:
00103

Coding control unit


Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

(0-

Table of codes:
x x x x x Code number
0
without trailer coupling
1
with trailer coupling
0
Manual gearbox
1
Automatic gearbox
0 without acknowledgement of reverse gear engaged
1 with acknowledgement of reverse gear engaged
0 Octavia and Octavia Combi
3 koda

Readout on display:

Code control unit


Enter code number 00103

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
End coding with the -> key.

1J0919283 Parking aid


Coding 00103
Vehicle system test
Select function XX

Readout on display:

Q
(0-32000)

0001 ->
WSC xxxxx
HELP

Reading measured value block


Test sequence:
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select parking aid control unit (address word 76) Anchor.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Enter address word 08 and confirm the entry with the key Q. Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter the desired three-digit display group number and confirm
the entry with the key Q.
What appears in the display is the measured value block selected in
standardised form.
Measured value block 001
Reading measured value block 1
Readout on display
50 cm
110 cm
90 cm
50 cm
Distance sensor, rear right
l 0 ... 200 cm
Distance sensor, rear right, middle
l 0 ... 200 cm
Distance sensor, rear left, middle
l 0 ... 200 cm
Distance sensor, rear left
l 0 ... 200 cm

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Read measured value block


Q
Enter display group number XXX

HELP

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2 Readout on display
50 cm 20km/h Signal off
Light
OFF
Warning light
l Light ON
l Light OFF 1)
Warning buzzer
l Signal on
l Signal off
Vehicle speed
l 0 ... 300 km/h
Minimum distance
l Minimum distance of the four distances measured
1)

Also displayed if warning light not fitted.

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3
Readout on display
12.0 V
Rev.
Tr. no
activated
yes
Function button
l activated1)
l not activated
Trailer display
l Tr. yes
l Tr. no
Reverse gear display
l Rev. yes
l Rev. no
Supply voltage sensors
l 0 ... 15 V
1)

Also displayed if function button not fitted.

Adaptation
The volume of the warning signal can be altered with the Adaptation function (channel 01):
Performing function 10 - Adaptation
Readout on display:
Enter address word 10 and confirm the entry with the key
Q.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 10 (channel number).


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Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 01

Adaptation 6
(- -)

-> Press key.

->

Readout on display:
Enter adaptation value by hand (e.g. 00005).
The volume can be adjusted in stages from 1 through 10.
Readout on display:

Channel 01
Adaptation 6
Enter adaptation value XXXXX
Q

Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Channel 01
Adaptation 6
Enter adaptation value 00005

Readout on display:

Channel 01

Adaptation 5
(- -)

Channel 01
Adaptation 5
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 01
Adaptation 5
Changed value stored

End the adaptation of the volume with the -> key.


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

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HELP

->

Roof sign TAXI


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.

Removing and installing bracket for TAXI roof sign


Removing
Remove roof sign Operating instructions.
Removing moulded headliner Body work Rep. Gr.70.
Valid for vehicles with roof racks
Roof rack Body Work Rep. Gr.66.
Valid for all vehicles
Remove roof drip moulding Body Work Rep. Gr.66.

Unscrew nuts -2-.


Disconnect plug connection, plug off contacts and
remove holder -1-.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

194

Self diagnosis for the Xenon headlights with automatic regulation


(System Litronic 4.1)
General Instructions
The system contains a discharge lamp D2S with automatic regulation of the headlight height depending on the
angle of declination of the vehicle relative to the road surface.
The regulation of the headlight height works on the basis of data from two senders which are positioned on the
front and rear axle. All of the evaluation values for adjusting the stepper motors are carried out in the left
headlight (master) and after the connection of the electrical installation, the information is transferred to the right
headlight (slave).
If faults arise in the Litronic system 4.1 (discharge failure, ignition unit does not work, line interruption of senders,
front and rear sender defective) these faults are displayed by an orange warning light with the symbol of a lit light
bulb in the dash panel insert. (only for L&K version).
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CConnecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Test conditions
l Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts
l Earth connection to engine and gearbox O.K.
l Fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.
The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
If there is no readout on the display: Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester.
Communication build-up is possible after entering the address word - 29 for
master (left light), 39 for slave (right light).

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter address word 29 or 39 "Xenon headlights" and confirm the entry with
the key Q.
After approx. 5 secs the display will show e.g.:
t 1U0 941 651: Part no. of the control unit

1U041651 ECG GDL + auto HRC 0001


->
Coding 00005
WSC 00123

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t ECG GDL + auto HRC: Designation


t 0001: Software version
t Coding 00005: Coding
t 00123: Workshop code
Note
Check coding with the table of codes Chapter.
-> Press key.
If one of the following messages appears on the display, carry out fault finding as
specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable Current flow
diagrams and Fitting locations.
Vehicle system test
Fault in communication set-up

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit
does not respond!

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the possible functions


is displayed.
Move forward in the programme with the -> key.
Overview of selectable functions
The following functions are possible.

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter


03 - Actuator diagnosis Chapter
04 - Initiate basic setting Chapter
05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter
06 - Ending output Chapter
07 - Coding control unit Chapter
08 - Reading measured value block Chapter

Interrogating fault memory


Readout on display:
Select function 02 Interrogate fault memory and confirm with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of faults stored appears on the display.


X faults detected!

The stored faults are displayed in sequence by pressing the arrow key.
Find the fault message displayed in the fault table and rectify the fault Chapter.

If No fault detected and after the -> key is pressed, the programme returns No fault detected!
->
to the initial position.
Readout on display:
If anything else appears in the display: Operating instructions for
vehicle system tester.
End output (function 06) Chapter.

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Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Fault table
Note
All the possible faults which can be detected by the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below
t
according to the 5-digit fault code.
t

Before replacing components found to be defective first check the wiring and plug connections to these
components as well as the earth cables according to the current flow diagrams.

After repair always interrogate the fault memory using the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and erase the
memory.

All static and sporadic faults are stored in the fault memory: A fault is detected as static if it exists for at least 2
t seconds. If the fault is then no longer present, it is stored as a sporadic (temporary) fault. /SP appears on the
right of the display.
t

After switching on the ignition, all the faults which exist are set to sporadic and are not stored as static faults
unless they continue to exist after completing the check.

If a sporadic fault no longer occurs during 50 driving cycles (ignition on for at least 5 minutes, road speed > 30
km/h), it is erased.

Display -V.A.G 155265535 1361)


t no fault detected

Possible cause of fault


Rectifying fault
If after repair "No fault detected" is displayed,
the self-diagnosis is completed.

65535 0001)

t Internal failure of the control unit

t Control unit defective


00496
Front vehicle level sensor
t Signal too low

Replace control unit

Internal failure of the CU when preparing to


ignite the discharge lamp

t Sensor main cable harness defective

Check main cable harness and


sensor cable Current flow
diagrams and Fitting locations

Replace front sensor


t Signal too high
00546
Databus line defective
t Implausible signal

t Sensor defective
t

Slave receives incorrect communication


signal

Check main cable harness between


CU master and slave sensor cable
Check master
Replace CU slave

01344
Gas discharge lamp
t Signal outside tolerance

Static voltage when igniting the discharge


t lamp outside the allowed range (after 3
minutes of ignition time)

Replace discharge lamp

t Discharge lamp defective


t Discharge lamp is at the end of its life
01345
Starter device for the gas
discharge lamp
t implausible signal

t Ignition of the discharge lamp not successful If the fault 01344 is stored, replace
the gas discharge lamp
Otherwise replace ignition/high
voltage unit

t defective
Electrical fault on the high voltage unit
t when preparing the ignition/artificial light
source
t Ignition/high voltage unit is defective
t Ignition/high voltage unit is missing or the
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Check main cable harness between


CU and ignition/high voltage unit
Replace ignition/high voltage unit

plug connection is incorrectly connected


01344
Gas discharge lamp
t defective
01346
Cable to ignition module
t Signal outside tolerance

Ignition of the gas discharge lamp is not


possible

Replace discharge lamp

Electrical fault on CU output when


preparing the ignition/discharge lamp

Check main cable harness between


CU and ignition/high voltage unit
Replace ignition/high voltage unit
Replace control unit

01533
Tml. 56 (headlight)
t Supply voltage too high

Switching off the undervoltage of the


discharge lamp

If the fault 01344 is stored, replace


the gas discharge lamp
Otherwise replace ignition/high
voltage unit

t Resistance too great

Switching off the undervoltage of the


Check main cable harness and
t headlight due to a too high resistance of the
contacts
feed line

01537
Sensor for vehicle level
supply voltage.
t Signal outside tolerance

t Sensor main cable harness defective

Check main cable harness and


sensor cable Current flow
diagrams and Fitting locations

Replace control unit

01538
An electrical fault was recognised when
Check the stepper motor line
Control motors for headlight t actuating the stepper motor (e.g. the motor
Replace the stepper motor
beam range regulation. is not connected up)
Replace CU
V48/49electrical fault in the
t
circuit
01539
The headlight was not
adjusted

t Delivered state

01771
Control unit for AHRC
t incorrectly connected

The master control unit is detected as a


t slave or vice versa if applicable (e.g. for
mutual exchange)

Headlight adjustment - broken off, possibly


not successful

Headlight beam setting (initiate


basic setting) Chapter
On master:
check main cable harness of sensors

and sensors Current flow


diagrams and Fitting locations
Replace control unit
On slave:
check main cable harness Current
flow diagrams and Fitting locations
Replace control unit

1)

Index which shows the type of fault.

Actuator diagnosis
Condition
l Vehicle stationary
l Ignition on
Note
198

If the engine is running or the vehicle is moved, it is not possible to initiate final control diagnosis or the final
control diagnosis is interrupted.
Perform self-diagnosis:
Both headlight parabolas should be checked only with the address word master 29 during this operation.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select Xenon headlights (address word 29); ignition is
switched on Anchor.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 03. Confirm the entry with the key Q.

HELP

Readout on display:
Both headlight parabolas are set downwards to the deadstop.

Actuator diagnosis
The headlights will be lowered

>

-> Press key.


Readout on display:
The parabolas on both headlights are set upwards to the
deadstop.
-> Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
The headlights will be lifted
upwards

>

The headlights are tilted into the set Pos. 0.


Readout on display:
-> Press key.
Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis
END

>

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Initiating basic setting


The basic setting is only undertaken on the master; address word 29.
Conditions
l

The vehicle after mechanical installation of the components (after lowering it from the lift platform or
straightening bench)

l Note the zero positions (vehicle without driver, unloaded)


l Ignition on
l The low beam is switched on
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 04. Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:

HELP

Basic setting
Q
Enter display group number XXX

Enter 001. Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Adjust the headlight mechanically .

System in basic setting


Setting the headlight beam

1 ->

-> Press key.


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 04. Confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:

Basic setting
Q
Enter display group number XXX

Enter 002. Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
-> Press key.

System in basic setting


2 ->
The regulated position has been learned

Readout on display:

Vehicle system test

199

HELP

HELP

Select function XX

Erasing fault memory


Note
If it is not possible to erase the fault memory, interrogate the fault memory once again and rectify any faults.
Requirements:
l Fault memory was interrogated Chapter
l All faults were rectified
After interrogating the fault memory:
Readout on display:
Enter function 05 and confirm with key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
In doing so, the fault memory is erased.

Vehicle system test


Fault memory erased!

>

-> Press key.


Readout on display:
Note

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

t If the following message is displayed the test sequence is incorrect.


t

Carefully follow the test sequence step by step: first interrogate the fault
memory, if necessary rectify faults, then erase.

Ending output (Function 06) Chapter

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Caution!
Fault memory was not
interrogated

Ending output
Enter 06 for End output.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


06 End output

Readout on display:
Switch off ignition.
Separate vehicle system tester.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Coding control unit


The coding of the parameter must be carried out separately for master (left light - address word 29) and for slave
(right light - address word 39).
Coding
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3-.
Switch on ignition.
Readout on display:
Enter address word 29 - left light and confirm the entry with the
key Q.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

1U041651 ECG GDL + auto HRC

200

0001

>

Coding

-> Press key.

00005

WSC

00123

Enter function 07.


Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter code number by referring to table of codes and confirm with
the key Q.
Table of codes

Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

(0-

00005 Front-wheel-drive
00006 4x4

The control unit coding appears on the display, e.g. 00005.


-> Press key.

1U041651 ECG GDL + auto HRC 0001


->
Coding 00005
WSC 00123

Readout on display:
End output (function 06) Chapter.
Afterwards enter the address word 39 and code the right headlight - the
coding is the same as for the address word 29.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

Reading measured value block


Readout on display:
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Enter address word XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Enter code number of the desired display group and confirm with
the key Q.

Read measured value block


HELP
Enter display group number XXX

Now appears the measured value block in the display.


Measured value block 001
Reading measured value block 1 Readout on display
12.3 V
11.2 V
0 km/h
0
State of motion
l 0 - Vehicle stationary (up to 5 km/h)
l 85 - Vehicle moves uniformly
l 255 - Vehicle does not move uniformly
Vehicle speed
Voltage terminal 56b
l below 10.5 V the correct function of the lights is not assured
Voltage tml. 15
l below 10.5 V the correct function of the lights is not assured

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2 Readout on display
2.4 V
2.10 V
-0,5 %
216

201

Actuation of the stepper motor


Adaptation signal from master to slave has been sent
Voltage on the rear sender (master - left headlight)
not assigned (slave - right headlight)
l 1.9 up to 2.3 V - front-wheel drive
l 3.5 up to 3.9 V - 4x4 vehicles
Voltage on the front sender (master - left headlight)
not assigned (slave - right headlight)
l 2.3 up to 2.8 V - vehicle stationary without load

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3
42
54

Readout on display

Voltage at the discharge lamp


l 45 up to 95 V, after through heating of the discharge lamp
Power output at the discharge lamp
l 32 up to 65 V, after through heating of the discharge lamp

202

Xenon headlights with automatic regulation (System Litronic 4.1) overall view
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

1 - Headlight with stepper motor and ignition of the discharge lamp


t removing and installing Chapter
2 - Control unit for Xenon headlights
t removing and installing Chapter
3 - ABS control unit
t removing and installing Chassis Rep. Gr.45
4 - Dash panel insert - display of fault
t orange warning light with the symbol of a lit light bulb
5 - Rear sender
t on the rear axle
t removing and installing Chapter
t adjust Chapter
6 - Front sender
t on the front axle
t removing and installing Chapter
t adjust Chapter

Headlight with control unit


Note
Observe the measures, which may affect the headlight beam setting, when newly adjusting the headlights (e.g.
remove headlights).

203

1 - Control unit BOSCH Litronic 4.1


t removing and installing Chapter
2 - Scuttle
3 - Holder of discharge lamp (cap for the discharge lamp)
4 - Discharge lamp D2S
t removing and installing Chapter
5 - Light bulb for the fog light H1
t Removal of light bulb Chapter
6 - Stepper motor
t removing and installing Chapter
7 - Headlight housing
8 - Optical seal
9 - Ignition/high voltage unit - BOSCH 2.3
t removing and installing Chapter
10 - Light bulb for main beam H3
t Removal of light bulb Chapter
11 - Light bulb for the parking light H-W5W
t Removal of light bulb Chapter

Removing and installing front Xenon headlights


WARNING
204

Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
Cover the bumper in the area of the headlight with adhesive tape in order to avoid damage to the paintwork.
Remove turn signal lights Chapter.

Release screws -arrows- (2 Nm).


Remove the headlight towards the front from the
vehicle body.
Disconnect the plug connections of the headlights.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Align the headlight according to the contours of
the vehicle body and secure.
After installing, perform basic setting Chapter.

Changing light bulbs in the headlight


Change light bulbs for fog and main beam
Removing:
Remove the front headlight Chapter
Remove the scuttle.
Remove ignition unit BOSCH 2.3 (only change on light bulb for main beam) Chapter.

Disconnect the plug connection on the light bulb


for fog light -1- and/or on the light bulb for main
beam -2-.

Release the relevant spring and remove the light


bulb from the headlight housing.
Installing:
Re-connect the plug connection.
Insert the light bulb in the bulb socket. While doing
so do not touch the glass with the bare hand!
Secure the light bulb with a spring.
Install the scuttle.
Install front headlight Chapter.
Removing and installing light bulb for parking light
Remove the front headlight Chapter
Remove the scuttle.
Pull the light bulb with socket -3- out of the
reflector.
Remove the bulb from the socket.
205

After removing the light bulb, insert the light bulb


with the socket up to the stop.

Removing and installing the D2S discharge lamp


Removing:
Remove the front headlight Chapter
Remove the scuttle.

Slacken the ignition unit from the discharge lamp 5-.

Remove holder of discharge lamp -4- and take out


discharge lamp. While doing so do not touch the
glass with the bare hand!

Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing the ignition/high voltage unit BOSCH 2.3


Removing:
Remove the front headlight Chapter.
Remove the scuttle.

Disconnect the plug connection from the unit -6-.


Detach the ignition unit -5- from the discharge
lamp.
Unscrew the fixing screws of the unit.
Take out the ignition unit -5-.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing stepper motor


Removing:
206

Remove the front headlight Chapter


Remove the scuttle.

Disconnect plug connection for stepper motor -1-.


Screw out the fixing screws of the motor -2-.
Remove stepper motor -3-.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing front sender


Removing
Raise vehicle.
Disconnect the plug connection of the sender.
Mark the fitting position of the tension rod of the sender (only on old senders).

Unscrew the fixing screws of the sender and the


tension rod -arrows-.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Adjust tension rod Chapter (only on old
senders).

Removing and installing rear sender


Removing
Raise vehicle.
Disconnect the plug connection of the sender.

207

Unscrew the fixing screws of the sender and the


tension rod -1-.
Install
Note
When installing, adjust the sender as far as the
cutout -arrow-.
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Adjust tension rod Chapter.

Removing and installing control unit


Removing
Remove the front headlight Chapter

Unscrew the fixing screws of the control unit arrows-.


Remove the control unit and at the same time
disconnect the plug connection.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Possibilities of sender adjustment


Adjust front sender:
Vehicles 08.01 ?
(only with 1.8 ltr./110 and 132 kW; 1.9 Itr./74 and 81 kW engines)
Without adjusting.
Other vehicles
This is about adjusting a tension rod which is part of the sender.
Raise vehicle.
Vehicles with front-wheel-drive
Front-wheel drive with anti-roll bar attached to the suspension arm.
208

Adjust the tension rod on the plastic device which is part of the new sender.
Remove the device after the assembly.
Front-wheel drive with anti-roll bar attached to the suspension strut.
Adjust the tension rod in the centre of the recess.
4x4 vehicles
4x4 drive with anti-roll bar attached to the suspension strut.
Adjust the tension rod as far as the recess.
4x4 drive with anti-roll bar attached to the suspension arm.
Adjust the tension rod on the plastic device which is part of the new sender.
Remove the device after the assembly.
Installing the rear sender:
Vehicles with front-wheel-drive
Without adjusting.
4x4 vehicles

Set a distance of 153 mm between the clamp of


the tension rod of the sender and the lug of the
suspension arm.

Specified values of the sender


Voltage on the front sender when the vehicle is
stationary without load: 2.3 - 2.8 V.
Voltage on the rear sender when the vehicle is
stationary without load for front-wheel drive: 1.9
- 2.3 V.
Voltage on the front sender when the vehicle is
stationary without load for 4x4: 3.5 - 3.9 V.

Connection identification of the Xenon headlamps


Contact assignment, 20-pin, on the control unit
1 - Igniter - H
2 - Igniter - negative
3 - Igniter - positive
4 - Terminal 56b
5 - Terminal 31
6 - Signal - rear sender
7 - Ground for sender
8 - Signal - front sender
9 - Connection with SLAVE
10 - Warning light
11 - Voltage supply of the senders
209

12 - Terminal 15
13 - Diagnosis
14 - not assigned
15 - not assigned
16 - Vehicle speed signal
17 - Stepper motor
18 - Stepper motor
19 - Stepper motor
20 - Stepper motor
Contact assignment of left headlight
12-pin plug connection for connecting to the main vehicle wiring harness of the electrical system.
1 - Terminal 15 of the fuse No.2 from the inner fuse holder
2 - Diagnosis
3 - Terminal 58L parking light
4 - Fog light
5 - Terminal 56A main beam
6 - Terminal 56B low beam
7 - Terminal 31 earth of parking light, main beam, fog light
8 - Terminal 31 earth of low beam, control unit and stepper motor
9 - ABS speed signal
10 - not assigned
11 - from dash panel insert, pin No. 21 plug green
12 - Bridge of headlight left - right
4-pin plug connection for sender connection of the vehicle (only on master - front left headlight)
1 - Voltage supply of the sender
2 - Signal from sender - rear
3 - Signal from sender - front
4 - Ground for sender
Contact assignment of right headlight
12-pin plug connection for connecting to the main vehicle wiring harness of the electrical system.
1 - Terminal 15 of the fuse No.2 from the inner fuse holder
2 - Diagnosis
3 - Terminal 58L parking light
4 - Fog light
5 - Terminal 56A main beam
6 - Terminal 56B low beam
7 - Terminal 31 earth of parking light, main beam, fog light
8 - Terminal 31 earth of low beam, control unit and stepper motor
9 - not assigned
10 - not assigned
11 - from dash panel insert, pin No. 21 plug green
210

12 - Bridge of headlight left - right


Switch over the inner aperture in the Xenon headlight
The inner aperture in the Xenon headlight should be switched over when driving in countries which drive on the
right or the left thereby preventing blinding of the drivers travelling in the opposite direction.
Remove headlight Chapter.
Remove the scuttle Chapter.

Move the lever -arrow- into position A ( right-hand


traffic) or B (left-hand traffic) with a blunt object.
The left headlight is mirror image displaced.

Switch over the inner aperture in


the Xenon headlight
The inner aperture in the Xenon headlight should be
switched over when driving in countries which drive
on the right or the left thereby preventing blinding of
the drivers travelling in the opposite direction.
Remove headlight Chapter.
Remove the scuttle Chapter.

Move the lever -arrow- into position A ( right-hand


traffic) or B (left-hand traffic) with a blunt object.
The left headlight is mirror image displaced.

211

Lights, lamps, switches inside, anti-theft system


Diagnosis of the electronic immobiliser
Self-diagnosis of the 1st generation immobiliser
General Instructions:
Operation
The electronic immobiliser consists of:
t an immobiliser control unit
t an adapted engine control unit
t a warning light in the dash panel insert
t a reader coil on the ignition lock
t adapted ignition keys with electronic circuit (transponder)
The electronic immobiliser control unit is integrated in the dash panel insert, this means that the dash panel insert
must be replaced if the control unit is defective.
The immobiliser intervenes in the engine control via an adapted engine control unit.
The immobiliser reader coil reads out the response code of the transponder each time after switching the ignition
on.
The warning light briefly lights up when using an authorised vehicle key.
If an unauthorised vehicle key is used or in the event of a system fault, the warning light flashes continuously with
the ignition "On".
The electronic immobiliser features a comprehensive self-diagnosis. If faults occur in the system components, fault
codes are stored in the fault memory of the control unit. The faults can be detected with the vehicle system tester V.A.G 1552-, -V.A.G 1551- or - V.A.S 5051-.
Note
The following description only relates to the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552-. The use of the fault read-out scan
tool -V.A.G 1551- is similar except for specific deviations (e.g. different readouts in display, possibility of using a
printer etc.).
Notes for use or adaptation of the vehicle key
The engine only starts when using an authorised vehicle key, this means a vehicle key adapted to an immobiliser
control unit.
When adapting the vehicle keys Chapter all of the vehicle keys, as well as the spare keys, must be adapted to the
immobiliser control unit.
If new or additional vehicle keys are required, carry out the adaptation of the vehicle keys.
If for certain reasons, it is not possible to adapt all of the vehicle keys, e.g. keys are lost during a journey, the
customer must be informed that an adaptation of all the vehicle keys must subsequently be carried out.

Initiating self-diagnosis
Test requirements:
t Test the fuse on the basis of the current flow diagram for proper operation.
t Connect vehicle system tester - V.A.G 1552- Chapter.
t Switch off the ignition for approx. 30 s and then switch it on again.
Note
212

If no readout appears in the display, test the voltage supply of the vehicle system tester according to current
flow diagram.

t Additional operating instructions can be interrogated via the HELP button of the vehicle system tester.
t The button is used for moving forward in the program.
t An incorrect entry can be aborted with the key -C-.
Readout on display:
Note
As the immobiliser control unit is integrated in the dash panel insert, it is necessary
Vehicle system test
to use the common address word for the dash panel insert.

HELP
Enter address word XX

Enter the address word 17 and confirm the entry with the key Q.
Note
If the address word 25 (immobiliser) is entered, the common address word for
the dash panel insert and the immobiliser 17 appears on the display.
For approx. 5 secs the display will show:

Please enter address word 17

->

Afterwards appears in the display:


t 1U1919033C: Number of the dash panel insert
t A+-COMBIINSTR: Designation of component
t

VDO: Manufacturer's identification (UN4 = Nippon Seiki, VDO =


VDO)

V06: Software version of the dash panel insert (e.g. readout V07
also possible)

1U1919033C A+-COMBIINSTR.VDO V06


->
Coding 02142
WSC
XXXXX

t Coding 02142: Coding of the dash panel insert


t WSC XXXXX: Workshop code
Press key.
Readout on display:
t SKZ7Z062000222: 14-digit identification number for immobiliser control unit
Press key.

IMMO-IDENT NO:
SKZ7Z062000222

If one of the following messages appears in the display, carry out fault
finding as specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable.
Vehicle system test

Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting HELP
The control unit does not
Locations
respond!
Vehicle system test
Fault in communication set-up

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth
Vehicle system test
HELP
K cable does not connect to pos. term.

Readout on display:
After pressing the HELP button an overview of the possible
functions is displayed.
The following functions are possible:
01-Interrogating control unit version Chapter.
02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter.
213

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

->

05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter.


06 - Ending output Chapter.
08 - Read measured value block Chapter.
10 - Adaptation Chapter.
11 - Login procedure Chapter, Chapter.

Interrogating control unit version


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter 01 and confirm the entry with the key Q.

HELP

After approx. 5 secs the display will show:


t 1 U1919033C: Number of the dash panel insert
t A+-COMBIINSTR: Designation of component
t

VDO: Manufacturer's identification (UN4 = Nippon Seiki,


VDO = VDO)

V06: Software version of the dash panel insert (e.g. readout


V07 also possible)

1U1919033C A+-COMBIINSTR.VDO V06


->
Coding 02142
WSC
XXXXX

t Coding 02142: Coding of the dash panel insert


t WSC XXXXX: Workshop code
Press key.
Readout on display:
SKZ7Z062000222: 14-digit identification number for
t
immobiliser control unit

IMMO-IDENT NO: SKZ7Z062000222


->

Interrogating fault memory


Note
The displayed fault information is not constantly updated, this only occurs when the self-diagnosis is initiated or if
the function 05 Erase fault memory is selected.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter 02 (the function "Interrogate fault memory" is selected with 02)


and confirm entry with key Q.
The number of faults stored appears on the display.

X faults detected!

The stored faults are displayed in sequence.


Find the fault displayed in the fault table and rectify the fault Chapter.
If No fault detected is shown in the display and if the key is pressed, the
programme returns to the initial position.

No fault detected!
->

Readout on display:
If anything else appears in the display: Operating instructions for
vehicle system tester
End output (function 06) Chapter.

Fault table
214

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Note
Below is a list of all possible faults that can be detected by the immobiliser control unit and can be displayed on t
V.A.G 1552-, arranged according to their 5-digit fault code.
t

Before replacing components found to be defective first check the wiring and plug connections to these
components as well as the earth cables according to the current flow diagram.

After carrying out the repair, always interrogate and erase the fault memory using the vehicle system tester V.A.G 1552 - or -V.A.G 1551-.

All static and sporadic faults are stored in the fault memory: A fault is detected as static if it exists for at least 2
t seconds. If the fault is then no longer present, it is stored as a sporadic (temporary) fault. /SP appears on the
right of the display.
t

After switching on the ignition, all the faults which exist are set to sporadic and are not stored as static faults
unless they continue to exist after completing the check.

If a sporadic fault no longer occurs during 50 driving cycles (ignition on for at least 5 minutes, road speed > 30
km/h), it is erased.

Display V.A.G 155201128


Immobiliser
reader coil -D2-

Possible cause of fault

Rectifying fault

Plug connection on control unit not


plugged in or reader coil with cable
defective.

Immobiliser control unit defective.

01176
Key
Signal too low

Reader coil or cable defective (contact


resistance/loose contact).

Check plug connection and reader coil with cable


(visual inspection), if necessary replace reader coil
replace reader coil.
Erase fault memory and interrogate again Chapter
and Chapter, if necessary replace the dash panel
insert Chapter.

Check plug connection and reader coil with cable


(visual inspection), if necessary replace reader coil
replace reader coil.

Electronics in ignition key (transponder) Replace ignition key and re-adapt all ignition keys and
is missing or is not operating.
check proper operation Chapter.
01176
Key
not authorised Mechanically correct ignition key not
adapted.

Adapt all ignition keys and check proper operation


Chapter.

Display Possible cause of fault


Rectifying fault
V.A.G 155201177
Engine control
unit
not authorised Engine control unit or control unit for fuel shut-off
Adapt the engine control unit or the

valve not adapted. W-line between the control


control unit for fuel shut-off valve
units is O.K.
Chapter.
Line interruption or short-circuit on the W-line.
01179
Key programming Adaptation of ignition keys is faulty.
wrong

Check W-line according to the current


flow diagram.
Re-adapt all ignition keys by entering the
secret number and check operation

215

Chapter.
01312

Faults in the databus lines

Check databus lines Chapter

Databus drive

Replace control unit

defective
65535

Check coding of the control unit


Immobiliser control unit defective.

replace dash panel insert Chapter.

Control unit
defective

Erasing fault memory


Note
The contents of the fault memory will be deleted automatically after the fault memory is erased. If it is not
possible to erase the fault memory, interrogate the fault memory once again and rectify any faults.
Requirements:
t Fault memory interrogated Chapter.
t All faults rectified.
After interrogating the fault memory:
Readout on display:
Enter function 05 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
The fault memory is erased

The fault memory is now erased.

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Note

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

t If the following message is displayed the test sequence is incorrect.

HELP

Caution!
Fault memory was not interrogated

t If the following message is displayed the test sequence is incorrect.


t

Carefully follow the test sequence step by step: first interrogate the fault
memory, if necessary rectify faults, then erase.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Vehicle system test
->
Fault memory was not
interrogated

Ending output
Enter 06. (The function "End output" is selected with 06.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Vehicle system test


06 End output

Vehicle system test


Enter address word XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Switch off ignition.
Separate vehicle system tester.

216

Reading measured value block


Readout on display:
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:
Enter display group number (from the table Anchor) and confirm with
the key Q.
What now appears in the display is the measured value block selected in
standardised form.
List of display groups:
Display group number Readout on display
020
1 = ident. number 1st and 2nd digit
2 = ident. number 3rd and 4th digit
3 = ident. number 5th and 6th digit
4 = ident. number 7th and 8th digit
021
1 = ident. number 9th and 10th digit
2 = ident. number 11th and 12th digit
3 = ident. number 13th and 14th digit
4 = free measured value block
022
1 = start operation authorised
2 = engine control unit answers
3 = key status O.K.
4 = free measured value block

Measured value block 020


Reading measured value block 20 Readout on display
EEA
Z7
Z0
-T1Ident. number 7th and 8th digit
Ident. number 5th and 6th digit
Ident. number 3th and 4th digit
Ident. number 1st and 2nd digit

Measured value block 021


Reading measured value block 21 Readout on display
00
00
71
Free measured value block
Ident. number 13th and 14th digit
Ident. number 11th and 12th digit
Ident. number 9th and 10th digit

Measured value block 022


Reading measured value
block 22
1
1
1

Readout on display

Free measured value block


Key status O.K.
l 1 = yes
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Read measured value block


HELP
Enter display group number
XXX

0 = no, this means that the vehicle key is not/incorrectly adapted or the
transponder is defective

Engine control unit answers1)


l 1 = yes
l 0 = no, this means that there is a fault in the engine control unit or in the wiring
Start authorised
l 1 = yes
l

0 = no, this means that the vehicle key is not/incorrectly adapted or the engine control unit is
incorrectly coded or faulty

1)

Depending on the engine control unit, the measured value block is in the setting 0 = engine control unit does not
answer for 10 ... 30 s after the engine and the ignition is switched off, this means the engine control unit is abled
and there is no defect. Initiate again the self-diagnosis for reasons of safety Chapter.

Adaptation
The following changes can be made and stored with the Adaptation function:
t Adapt ignition key Chapter.
t Adaptation after changing the engine control unit Chapter.
t Adaptation after changing the immobiliser control unit Chapter.

Adapt ignition key


Note
t If new or additional ignitions keys are required they must be adapted to the immobiliser control unit.
t

Observe the procedure when changing the lock set, the reader coil and the immobiliser control unit
procedure for changing lock set or immobiliser control unit.

t Always adapt all the ignition keys, i.e. also the available ignition keys.
t

If it is not possible to adapt all of the keys, for instance when travelling abroad, the customer should have this
operation carried out subsequently by his local KODA dealer.

t The number of already adapted keys is displayed by selecting the function Adaptation.
t The adaptation can be interrupted with the key C of the vehicle system tester.
Requirements
t All ignition keys must be available. If no old ignition key is available, see Lost ignition key procedure Anchor.
t Key fob with concealed secret number is available, if not, see Determining the secret number Anchor.
Insert the old (authorised) ignition key in the ignition lock.
Connect the vehicle system tester and enter the address word 17 Dash panel insert Chapter.
After control unit identification is displayed:
Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter function 11 and confirm with key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter secret number, place a 0 ahead of the 4-digit number (e.g. 01915).
The PIN code is indicated on the key fob and can be read by carefully "scratching free" the
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HELP

Login procedure
Enter code number
XXXXX

protective layer (e.g. with a coin).


Note
If the PIN code indicated in the key fob is only a 2 or 3-digit number, the front entry must
then be completed with zeros, e.g. 344 = 00344.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Note
t If the following readout appears briefly in the display:
t PIN code is not accepted. Repeat entry.

2 attempts for entering the secret number correctly are immediately possible, the 3rd
attempt is only permissible after waiting at least 35 minutes, if the ignition remains switched
t
on constantly during this time and if you quit self-diagnosis with the function 06 End
output.

Tester sends
address word
17

Caution!
Readout on display:
If this readout appears during the Login procedure, the secret number was entered several
times incorrectly (e.g. incorrect secret code).
Note
The control unit blocks automatically after a third incorrect entry of the secret number.
t
In the display of the trip counter in the dash panel insert appears FAIL.
A further attempt is only permissible after waiting at least 10 minutes, if the ignition
remains switched on constantly during this time and if you quit self-diagnosis with the
t
function 06 End output This time is doubled after each additional three unsuccessful
attempts.

Function is
unknown or cannot
->
be carried out at
the moment

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:
Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Press keys 2 and 1. (The "channel 21" is selected with 21.)


Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Repeat adaptation by entering the PIN code.

Function is unknown or cannot


be carried out at the moment

Readout on display:
The top line indicates that 2 ignition keys have been adapted to
the system.

Channel 21
2 ->

->

Adaptation
<-

->

Press key.
Readout on display:

Press the key 0 four times and then enter the number of all ignition keys to be
adapted, including the existing keys (e.g. 00003); up to 8 keys are possible.
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout in display if 3 ignition keys are to be adapted:

Channel 21

Channel 21
Adaptation
2 ->
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX
Adaptation
<-

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 21
Adaptation
Store changed value?

3 Q
Channel 21
Adaptation

Readout on display:
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3 Q
->

3 ->

Changed value stored

Press key.
Enter 06 for the function End output.
The key in the ignition lock is now adapted.
Insert the next key in the ignition lock and switch on the ignition for at least 1
second.
Repeat adaptation procedure until all of the keys have been adapted.
Note
Do not exceed 30 seconds when adapting all of the keys; the time is not
registered if the ignition is switched off.
Enter function 02 Interrogate fault memory. If no fault is stored, the function
"Key adaptation" has been successfully completed.
After each successful log-in function the immobiliser is deactivated for 10
minutes, i.e. it is not purposeful to perform a system or functional test during this
period.
Note
The number of keys to be adapted can also be entered using the key (reducing
the number) and the key (increasing the number).
Readout on display:
The top line indicates that 2 ignition keys have been adapted to the
system.

Channel 21
2 ->

Use the key to reduce the number of the keys or use the key to
increase the number of keys e.g. to 3.

<-

Readout in display if 3 ignition keys are to be adapted:

Adaptation

->

Channel 21

Adaptation
<-

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Channel 21
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with key Q.

3 Q
->

3 Q

Readout on display:
Press key.
Enter 06 for the function End output.
The key in the ignition lock is now adapted.
Insert the next key in the ignition lock and switch on the ignition for at least
1 second.
Repeat adaptation procedure until all of the keys have been adapted.
Note
Do not exceed 30 seconds when adapting all of the keys; the time is not
registered if the ignition is switched off.

Channel 21
Adaptation
3 ->
Changed value stored

Enter function 02 Interrogate fault memory. If no fault is stored, the


function "Key adaptation" has been successfully completed.
The following fault messages are a result of the adaptation procedure and can
be ignored:
Data transfer error

Readout on display (ignore).


Readout on display (ignore).

Rapid data transfer


Tester sends address word 25

Readout on display (ignore):

Tester sends

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The fault Key not authorised is displayed throughout the adaptation procedure as it is not
permitted to start the engine during adaptation.

address word
17

The ignition key adaptation is automatically terminated if:

Key not
authorised

t the number of adapted keys has been reached,


t

the ignition is once again switched on with an already adapted key and remains switched on
for more than 1 second (fault is stored).

the allowed adaptation time of 30 seconds after switching on the ignition with the 2nd key
has been exceeded (fault is stored).

t a fault is stored during the key adaptation.


Lost key procedure
Order the spare ignition key by referring to the locking number.
Adapt all of the ignition keys Chapter.
Adapt all the keys of the control unit for radio remote control on vehicles with radio remote
control Body Work Rep. Gr.57
Determine secret number
If the 4-digit secret number is not known or the key fob with the secret number is not
available, then the secret number must be obtained from the authorised distributor
(domestic) or the importer (in the case of other countries) by means of the 14-digit
identification number for immobiliser control unit.
The identification number of the immobiliser control unit is provided:
t as a sticker on the key fob for the customer
t can be read via the self-diagnosis, see Interrogating control unit version
t as a sticker on the dash panel insert

Adaptation after changing the engine control unit


Note
The engine control unit or the control unit for fuel shut-off valve is adapted to the immobiliser control unit. An
t
adaptation must be performed again when changing the components.
t If no authorised ignition key is available, but the secret number, new ignition keys must be made and adapted.
t The adaptation can be interrupted with the key C of the -V.A.G 1552- or -V.A.G 1551-.
Insert the old (authorised) ignition key in the ignition lock.
Connect the vehicle system tester and enter the address word 17 Dash panel insert Chapter.
After control unit identification is displayed:
Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter 10 for the function Adaptation and confirm the entry with
the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter channel number 00.


Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Adaptation
Erase initialisation values?
Adaptation
Initialisation values erased

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Q
->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm with the key Q.
Note
The engine control unit identification is stored in the immobiliser control
unit and the engine can be started.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Adaptation after changing the immobiliser control unit


Note
The immobiliser control unit is installed in the dash panel insert, this means that when changing the dash panel
t
insert, the immobiliser control unit is also replaced.
t After changing the dash panel insert, the following steps must be carried out:
after changing the engine control unit perform adaptation Chapter.
Adapt ignition key Chapter.

Emergency start function with -V.A.G 1552A vehicle with a deactivated immobiliser, unfit to drive, can be enabled with the emergency start function
and driven to the next local KODA dealer using its own engine power.
Note
A possible blocking period which was triggered through faulty or incorrect use of the emergency start
function without V.A.G 1552, can be lifted immediately with this emergency start function.

Requirements
t

The customer must identify himself as a legitimate vehicle user or owner with the vehicle documents and the
identification papers.

t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 - or -V.A.G 1551-.


t Key fob with concealed secret number is available, if not, see Determining the secret number Anchor.
Connect the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- or -V.A.G 1551- and enter the address word 17 Dash panel
insert Chapter.
After control unit identification is displayed:
Press key.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


11 Enter Login procedure and confirm the entry with the key HELP
Select function XX
Q.

Readout on display:
Enter secret number, place a 0 ahead of the 4-digit number (e.g. 01915).
The PIN code is indicated on the key fob and can be read by carefully "scratching free" the Login procedure
Enter code number
protective layer (e.g. with a coin).
XXXXX

Note
If the PIN code indicated in the key fob is only a 2 or 3-digit number, the front entry must
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then be completed with zeros, e.g. 344 = 00344.


Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Note
t If the following readout appears briefly in the display:
t PIN code is not accepted. Repeat entry.

2 attempts for entering the secret number correctly are immediately possible, the 3rd
attempt is only permissible after waiting at least 10 minutes, if the ignition remains
t
switched on constantly during this time and if you quit self-diagnosis with the function 06
End output.
Enter 06 for the function End output Chapter.
Start the engine again.
Note
If the emergency start attempt has been successfully performed, the vehicle engine can
t
always be restarted during a period of 45 mins. when the S contact is closed.
t

Vehicle system
test
HELP
Select function
XX
Tester sends
address wor

If the S contact is opened, i.e. the ignition key is withdrawn, the engine can only be
started within 10 mins.

Emergency start function without V.A.G 1552


A vehicle with a deactivated immobiliser, unfit to drive, can be enabled with the emergency start function
and driven to the next local KODA dealer using its own engine power.
Note
A possible blocking period which was triggered through faulty or incorrect use of the emergency start
function with V.A.G 1552, can be lifted immediately with this emergency start function.

Requirements
t

The customer must identify himself as a legitimate vehicle user or owner with the vehicle documents and the
identification papers.

t Key fob with concealed secret number is available, if not, see Determining the secret number Anchor.
Switch on ignition
At the same time turn the set button for time on the dash panel insert and press the trip counter reset button.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 0 0 0 0 and the first digit flashes.
Only the first digit from 0 through 9 can be pressed with the trip counter reset button.
Press the trip counter reset button as often as necessary until the valid first digit of the secret number is displayed,
e.g. 5.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 0 0 0.
Turn the set button for time.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 0 0 0 and the second digit flashes.
Press the trip counter reset button as often as necessary until the valid second digit of the secret number is
displayed, e.g. 3.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 3 0 0.
Turn the set button for time.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 3 0 0 and the third digit flashes.
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Press the trip counter reset button as often as necessary until the valid third digit of the secret number is
displayed, e.g. 4.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 3 4 0.
Turn the set button for time.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 3 4 0 and the fourth digit flashes.
Press the trip counter reset button as often as necessary until the valid fourth digit of the secret number is
displayed, e.g. 9.
In the display of the trip counter appears: 5 3 4 9.
At the same time turn the set button for time on the dash panel insert and press the trip counter reset button.
In the display of the trip counter appears again the readout of the trip.
The immobiliser warning light goes out if the valid secret number was entered.
Switch off the ignition and then start the engine.
Note
The control unit blocks automatically after a third incorrect entry of the secret number. In the display of the trip
t
counter in the dash panel insert appears FAIL.
t

A further attempt is only permissible after waiting at least 10 minutes, if the ignition remains switched on
constantly during this time. This time is doubled after each additional three unsuccessful attempts.

If no button or knob is operated for longer than 30 s, during the entry procedure, the emergency start attempt is
aborted.

If the emergency start attempt has been successfully performed, the vehicle engine can always be restarted during
a period of 45 mins. when the S contact is closed.

t If the S contact is opened, i.e. the ignition key is withdrawn, the engine can only be started within 10 mins.

Transponder defective and/or key loss


t The transponder is integrated in the ignition key.
t If the transponder is defective or a key was lost, the complete set of car keys must be replaced.
Make spare keys with integrated transponder by referring to the locking number or order them.
Adapt all of the ignition keys Chapter.

Replacing reader coil


t The reader coil is firmly connected to the lock cylinder and cannot be replaced separately.
t The reader coil must be exchanged together with the lock cylinder.
t In order to establish the mobility as quickly as possible, proceed as follows:
Remove lock cylinder Chapter.
Install the spare lock cylinder with a random locking number and adapt the door locks.
Note
The customer must operate the vehicle with two vehicle keys during the delivery period.
After delivery the spare lock cylinder must be replaced with the ordered vehicle-specific lock cylinder.

Procedure when changing the lock set or the immobiliser control unit
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Note
In order to ensure an identification of the immobiliser at a later stage, the following steps must absolutely be
carried out when changing the lock set and the control unit.

1. 2-part sticker of the lock set


Note
The stickers on the key fob of the new key set
serve to identify the mechanical locking.

Separate the right sticker -2- (with bar code),


remove it from the key fob of the new lock set
and destroy it.

Remove the remaining left sticker -1- (without


bar code) from the new key fob and affix it to
the key fob of the customer instead of the
previous old sticker.

Thus, the identification on the key fob of the


customer was updated:
t left sticker -1- (new) - mechanical locking
t right sticker - immobiliser control unit

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2. 3-part sticker of the immobiliser


control unit in the dash panel insert
Remove and separate the large sticker -1- (with
bar code) and the bottom left small sticker -3
(black concealed characteristic diagram) from
the new dash panel insert. Destroy the large
sticker -1- (with bar code).
Affix the small sticker -3- (black concealed
characteristic diagram) to the key fob of the
customer instead of the previous right sticker.

Thus, the identification on the key fob of the


customer was updated:
t left sticker - mechanical locking
t

right sticker -3- (new) - immobiliser control


unit

System check
Note
After each successful log-in function the immobiliser is deactivated for 10 minutes, i.e. it is not purposeful to
perform a system or functional test during this period.
The ignition must be switched "Off" for at least 30 seconds.
Cover the reader coil with a metal plate with a slot, e.g. place a suitable flat washer on the ignition lock and
insert the ignition key through the hole into the ignition lock.
or
Separate the electrical cable of the reader coil at the plug between the ignition starter switch and the immobiliser
control unit.
Activate the starter.
The engine must not run and the warning light must flash.
Initiating self-diagnosis of immobilizer Chapter.
Interrogating fault memory Chapter:
One of the following error messages appears on the display.
Readout on display:

Key

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Signal too low

or
Readout on display:

Immobiliser reader coil D2

Erasing fault memory Chapter.

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Repairing switch
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Removing and installing switches in centre console


Removing:
Unclip the trim strip -1- around the centre console.

Use a small screwdriver inserted from the left


to carefully lever out the relevant switch from
the centre console.

Then pull out the switch and disconnect the


plug connection.
Installing:
Mount the plug connection.
Press the switch into the mount in the centre
console and lock in place.

Removing and installing light switch


Removing:

Press the light switch -1- and at the same time


turn it to the right -2-.
Pull out the switch towards you in this position
-3-.
Disconnect plug connection at switch.
Installing:
Mount the plug connection.
Carefully push the light switch into the
opening until it audibly locks into place.

Removing and installing the headlight range control adjuster


Removing:
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Remove the light switch from the cover.


Unclip cover with adjuster.
Disconnect the plug connection.

Press together both metal clips -1- and pull out


the adjuster -2- in direction of arrow.
Installing:
Mount plug connections.

Insert the adjuster for headlamp range control


into the guide webs in the cover and press in
up to the stop.

Clip the cover in the dash panel and install the


light switch.

Removing and installing the door contact switch


The door contact switch is fitted in the door lock and cannot be replaced separately if any defects arise.
Remove door lock and replace it Body Work Rep. Gr.57 Rep. Gr.58.

Removing and installing electrical switch for sun roof and interior light
For vehicles up to 07.99
Removing:

Lever off the interior light using the tool 3409.


Disconnect both plug connections.
Installing:
Insert the connectors.
Clip in the interior light with electrical switch
for sun roof.
For vehicles as of 08.99
Removing
Remove light emission window.

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Unscrew fixing screws -arrows-.


Remove interior light and sun roof switch.
Disconnect both plug connections.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing the mirror adjustment switch


Up to MY 98

Removing
Carefully unclip mirror adjustment switch
together with trim surround -arrow-.
Disconnect the plug connection at the mirror
adjustment switch.
Unclip the mirror adjustment switch from the
trim surround.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

As of MY 99
The removal and installation procedure is carried
out as described for model year 98.

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Removing and installing the switch for the power window lifter
Removing

Carefully unclip the plastic cover (handle) -1and the switch cover -2-.

Release the three Phillips head screws arrows-.

Carefully remove the switch combination with


cover and disconnect the plug on the rear side
and remove it.

Remove switch combination.


Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Repairing interior lights


Removing and installing glove box light
Removing:
Use a cross-head screwdriver to grasp behind the lens and carefully lever out lamp.
Replace light bulb 12 V, 3 W.
Installing:
Note
Check fitting position. The switch contact of the lamp must point downwards.

Insert the lens with lamp socket in the glove


box and lock into position.

Removing and installing the reading light (rear)


Removing:
Use a cross-head screwdriver to grasp behind the lens and carefully lever out lamp.

Disconnect the plug connection.


Replace light bulb 12 V, 5 W.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Removing and installing front ashtray illumination


Removing
Remove ashtray with housing Body Work Rep. Gr.68.

Carefully clip the lamp holder -2- out of the


ashtray housing -1-.
Disconnect the plug connection.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing make-up mirror lamp


Removing
Carefully lever out the mirror cover using a cross-head screwdriver (the cover is fitted with side tabs).
Replace light bulb 12 V, 3 W.
Install
Insert the cover until it clicks into position.
After installing a new light bulb, check the operation of the make-up mirror lamp.

Removing and installing door warning lamp


Removing
Place a cross-head screwdriver under the cover and carefully lever out the light.

Disconnect the plug connection.


Remove the cover from the light.
Replace light bulb 12 V, 5 W.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
After installing a new light bulb, check the
operation of the door warning lamp.

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Removing and installing warning light for airbag switch-off function


Note
On vehicles as of MY 03, the interior light was retrofitted with a warning light for airbag switch-off function. This
warning light is a fixed component part of the interior light and therefore both lights must be completely replaced.
Removing
Remove interior light Chapter.
Disconnect the plug connection.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Note
After installing the interior light housing, check the operation of the warning light for airbag switch-off function.

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Repairing the horn


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t If the battery earth strap is disconnected and re-connected, carry out additional operations Chapter.

Removing and installing horn


Removing:
Remove the plastic cover at the front left on the underside of the vehicle.
Vehicles with dual tone horns:

Unscrew the fixing nuts -arrows- (10 Nm) and


remove the horns from the holders.
Disconnect the plug connections.
Vehicles with simple horn:
Note
Do not loosen the nut M8 on the fixing bolt of
the horn.

Unscrew the fixing screw (20 Nm) -arrowfrom the nut on the holder and remove the horn
with the hanger.

Disconnect the plug connection.


Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing luggage compartment light


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WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
re-set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Removing
Open tailgate.
Only Octavia:

Carefully clip the luggage compartment light out of


the side trim panel.
Disconnect the plug connection.
Remove luggage compartment light.
Only Octavia Combi:

Carefully clip the luggage compartment light out of


the bottom trim panel of pillar D.
Disconnect plug.
For all vehicles:
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing switch for remote release/fuel tank cap


WARNING
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Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
re-set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Removing - version I.

Carefully unclip the switch for remote release/fuel


tank cap -arrows- upwards.
Disconnect plug connection at switch.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Removing - version Il.

Carefully lever the switch for remote release/fuel


tank cap out of the centre dash panel with a small
screwdriver.

Disconnect plug connection at switch.


Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Removing and installing the luggage compartment power socket


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
re-set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Removing
Open tailgate.
Remove bottom left trim panel of pillar D Body Work Rep. Gr.70.
Disconnect the plug connection.

Release the nut -5- from the power socket sleeve 3- with cap -2-.
Remove the power socket -1- with sleeve -3- from
the trim panel of pillar D.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

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Sensor for interior monitoring -G273Removing and installing


WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
re-set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.
Removing
Remove cover from centre dash panel.
Remove front ashtray.
Remove control and display unit for air conditioner, Climatronic -E87- and disconnect the plug connections.

Unplug connector from sensor -1-.


Slacken both screws -2- and remove the sensor.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Inspection
The function of the sensor for interior monitoring can be checked by the Service station as well as by the
customer.
Open the window pane of the driver's door slightly, so that you can reach in.
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Lock the vehicle with the key or the remote control.


Wait approx. 2 minutes for the alarm system to be fully effective (recognizable by the slow flashing of the
red warning light in the driver's door).
Now reach through the opened window of the driver's door into the interior. The alarm must immediately
set off (hazard warning lights and alarm horn).
The alarm is deactivated by unlocking the vehicle.

Regulate sensitivity
The interior monitoring sensor is fitted with a regulator to control the response sensitivity.
The factory setting is on medium sensitivity. The Service station will adapt the response sensitivity to the customer's
requirements:
Carry out the first 3 work steps for removing the sensor Chapter.
Now the trim-pot sensor can be set to + (increase in sensitivity) or to - (time delay sensitivity) with a suitable
screwdriver.
Perform a functional test.

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Alarm system
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
Note
t Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft coding.
t After connecting the battery, perform the following:
on vehicles with radio encoding, carry out the coding,
re-set clock,
initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.

Removing and installing foot switch for alarm system


Removing
Remove the entrance plate Body Work Rep. Gr.68.
Remove the trim panel below the dash panel Body Work Rep. Gr.68.
Remove trim panel at bottom of pillar A Body Work Rep. Gr.70.
Remove the floor covering in the area of the bottom pillar A.

Remove screws -2-.


Separate the sender -1- from the electrical
installation and remove it.
Install
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Self-diagnosis of the 2nd generation immobiliser MY 01 ?


Valid for engines: 1.6/74 kW; 2.0/85 kW (APK, AEG, AQY); 1.8/110 kW EU3D (AGU).
The procedure for conducting the self-diagnosis is identical to the 1st generation Chapter - except the function 08.
The function 08 Read measured value block is identical to the 3rd generation Chapter.

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Self-diagnosis of the 3rd generation immobiliser MY 01 ?


Valid for engines: 1.4/55 kW; 1.6/75 kW; 2.0/85 kW (AZH, AZJ); 1.8/110 kW EU3 and EU4 (ARX,
AUM); 1.8/132 kW; diesel engines.
The electronic immobiliser consists of:
t an immobiliser control unit integrated in the dash panel insert
t an adapted engine control unit
t a reader coil on the ignition lock
t adapted ignition keys with electronic circuit
t a warning light in the dash panel insert

Carry out self-diagnosis of immobiliser


Special tools and workshop equipment required
t Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 t Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3-, 3A, 3B or 3C
Test requirements
l Fuses according to current flow diagram O.K.
l Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts
l all electrical components switched off
Connecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with


appropriate cable.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
If there is nothing on the display: Operating instructions of vehicle
system tester

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Enter address word 17 dash panel insert and confirm with key Q.
After approx. 5 secs the display will show e.g.:

1U0920810A COMBI+IMMOBILISER VDO V03


->
Coding 05112
WSC
00123

t 1U0920810A: Spare part no.


t COMBI+IMMOBILISER: Designation of component
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t VDO: Manufacturer's identification


t

V03: Software version of dash panel insert (other readouts are


possible)

t Coding 05112: Coding of the dash panel insert


t WSC 00123: Workshop code
-> Press key.
Readout on display:
t TMBCC11U012430077:Vehicle number
SKZ720Y0531556: 14-digit identification number for immobiliser
t
control unit

TMBCC11U012430077 SKZ720Y0531556
->

-> Press key.


If one of the following messages is shown on the display, carry out fault finding as
specified in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic cable binder Current Flow
Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and Fitting Locations.
Vehicle system test
Fault in communication set-up

Vehicle system
test
HELP
The control unit
does not respond!

HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the possible functions


is displayed.
-> Press key.
Overview of selectable functions
The following functions are possible.

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter


05 - Erasing fault memory Chapter
06 - Ending output Chapter.
08 - Read measured value block Chapter.
10 - Adaptation Anchor.
11 - Login procedure Chapter.

Interrogating fault memory


Description Chapter.

Fault table
Description Chapter.

Erasing fault memory


Description Chapter.

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Ending output
Description Chapter.

Reading measured value block


Readout on display:
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter code number of the desired display group and confirm with
the key Q.

HELP

Read measured value block


HELP
Enter display group number XXX

Measured value block 022


Reading measured value block 22 Readout on display
1
1
1
2
Number of initialised keys
l 1 to 8 keys
Key code read
l 1 = yes
l 0 = no
Engine control unit communicates
l 1 = yes
l 0 = no
Start authorised
l 1 = yes
l 0 = no

Measured value block 023


Reading measured
Readout on display
value block 23
1
1
1
2
Status of immobiliser
l 1 = Basic factory setting
l 2 = Control unit ready for adaptation
l 3 = Control unit is adapted, keys are learned
l 4 = Basic setting of replacement control unit
l

5 = The codes are read into the control unit (if these agree with the code of the
engine control unit = move on to status 6)

l 6 = Keys can be adapted


l 7 = Key adaptation
programmed key code (key is learned)
l 1 = yes
l 0 = no
Key locking (2nd generation - no, 3rd generation - yes)
l 1 = yes
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l 0 = no
Drive code of the key
l 1 = yes
l 0 = no

Measured value block 024


Reading measured value
block 24
0
0
0

Readout on display
0

Blocking period for reading key code, after 20x terminal 15 ''on'' with
unauthorised key
l 0 to 10 minutes
Blocking period of emergency release
l 0 to 255 minutes (FAIL lights up on the dash panel insert)
Blocking period of adaptation via channel 50
l 0 to 255 minutes (FAIL lights up on the dash panel insert)
Blocking period of PIN entry
l 0 to 255 minutes (FAIL lights up on the dash panel insert)

Performing the log-in procedure


Log-in function must be performed in these possible instances:
t when inserting an already used dash panel insert Chapter
t before the function adaptation of new ignition keys Anchor
t adapting for engine control unit Chapter
t for emergency release of the vehicle Chapter
Adaptation
The following changes can be made and stored with the Adaptation function:
t Adapt ignition key Chapter
t Adaptation after changing the engine control unit Chapter
t Adaptation after changing the immobiliser control unit Chapter
Adaptation table:
Adaptation channel Adaptation purpose
21
Key programming
50
Adaptation of the immobiliser

Adapt ignition key


Work procedure Chapter.

Adaptation after changing the new engine control unit


Requirements
245

l Secret number of immobiliser control unit is present


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Enter address word 01 Engine electronics and confirm with the HELP
Enter address word XX
key Q.

Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 11 and confirm with key Q.

HELP

Readout on display:
Login procedure
Enter code number XXXXX

Enter code number according to table and confirm with key Q.


Table of code numbers:
Injection system Code number
SIMOS 3
00000
Bosch, diesel
12233

Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 50 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel 50
PIN?

Adaptation

32000 ->
(- -)

Readout on display:

Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 Q
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX

Enter the secret number for the relevant vehicle (from the immobiliser
control unit) and confirm the entry with key Q.
Confirm entry with key Q.
Readout on display:

Channel 50
>
Wait

After approx. 4 to 5 seconds the vehicle number is


displayed.
Readout on display:
Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 50
Adaptation
Changed value stored

32000 (-

-)

32000 Q
(- -)

Channel 50
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

Adaptation

Channel 50
Adaptation
TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

Confirm the entry with key Q.

HELP

32000 Q

32000 ->

Readout on display:
Press key.

TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

SKZ7Z0W0202038

->

The immobiliser warning light goes out.


Readout on display:
End output (function 06) Chapter.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Switch off ignition.

Adaptation after insertion of a used engine control unit


l

The secret number of the immobiliser control unit of the vehicle from which the engine control unit was removed
is available.
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The secret number of the immobiliser control unit of the vehicle in which the engine control unit is fitted is
available

Note
The adaptation process of a used engine control unit is identical to the adaptation process of a new engine control
unit. The secret number of the immobiliser control unit of the original vehicle must be entered as a code number in
the function 11.
Adaptation process Chapter

Adaptation after changing the new immobiliser control unit


Note
The immobiliser control unit is installed in the dash panel insert, this means that when changing the dash panel
t
insert, the immobiliser control unit is also replaced.
t After changing the dash panel insert, the following steps must be carried out:
Insert the old (authorised) ignition key in the ignition lock.
Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and enter address word 17 Dash panel insert Anchor.
After control unit identification is displayed:
-> Press key.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter channel number 50 and confirm with key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel 50
PIN?

Adaptation

32000 ->
(- -)
Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 Q
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX

Readout on display:
Enter the secret number for the relevant vehicle (from the immobiliser
control unit) and confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
After approx. 4 to 5 seconds the vehicle number is displayed and the
immobiliser warning light lights up.
Readout on display:

Channel 50
32000 ->
Wait
-)

Channel 50
Adaptation
TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

Confirm the entry with key Q.

HELP

Adaptation
(-

32000 Q
(- -)

Readout on display:
Channel 50
Adaptation
Store changed value

Confirm the entry with key Q.

32000 Q

The immobiliser warning light goes out.


Readout on display:
Press key.
The dash panel insert has adopted the original secret number of the vehicle.
The dash panel insert is now set to the address word 17 and after approx. 2
seconds the vehicle number and the identification number of the immobiliser are
displayed.
Readout on display:

TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

SKZ7Z0W0202038

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Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 ->
Changed value stored

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
End output (function 06) Chapter.
Switch off ignition.
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

Adapt ignition key Chapter.


Code control unit Gateway Chapter.
Enter 00 for the address word Automatic test sequence and confirm
the entry with key Q.
Erasing fault memory Chapter.

Adaptation after insertion of an already used dash panel insert


Requirements
The original code number of the immobiliser control unit is provided.
After ending the adaptation, the original code number is cancelled and only the code number for the relevant
vehicle is used.
Note
The immobiliser control unit is installed in the dash panel insert, this means that when changing the dash panel
t
insert, the immobiliser control unit is also replaced.
t After changing the dash panel insert, the following steps must be carried out:
Switch on ignition.
Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and enter address word 17 Dash panel insert Anchor.
After control unit identification is displayed:
Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter function 11 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:

Login procedure
Enter code number
XXXXX

Enter the secret number of the installed immobiliser control unit and confirm the
entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter function 10 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter function 50 and confirm with the key Q.


Readout on display:
Press key.

Channel 50
PIN?

Adaptation

Readout on display:
Enter the secret number for the relevant vehicle (from the removed
immobiliser control unit) and confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
After approx. 4 to 5 seconds the vehicle number is displayed and the
immobiliser warning light lights up.
Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

HELP

32000 ->
(- -)
Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 Q
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX
Channel 50
32000 ->
Wait
(- -)

Channel 50
Adaptation
TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

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Adaptation

32000 Q
(- -)

Readout on display:
Channel 50
Adaptation
Store changed value

Confirm the entry with key Q.

32000 Q

The immobiliser warning light goes out.


Readout on display:
Press key.
The dash panel insert has adopted the original secret number of the vehicle.
The dash panel insert is now set to the address word 17 and after approx. 2
seconds the vehicle number and the identification number of the immobiliser are
displayed.
Readout on display:

TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

SKZ7Z0W0204038

Channel 50
Adaptation
32000
->
Changed value stored

->

Press key.
Readout on display:
Adapt ignition key Chapter.
Code control unit Gateway Chapter.
Enter 00 for the address word Automatic test sequence and confirm
the entry with key Q.
Erasing fault memory Chapter.

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Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Wiring
Relay holder, fuse holder
WARNING
Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.

Removing and installing relay and fuse holder


Removing:
Note
The additional relay holder -A- is not generally fitted, yet only with the corresponding auxiliary equipment.
Remove the cover on the bottom left Body work Rep. Gr.70.
Loosen both fixing screws -C- (2 Nm), if necessary,
loosen all screwed connections -D-.
Pull out the relay and the control units then unclip
the relevant relay carrier.
Remove relay holder -B- and additional relay
holder -A- downwards.
Installing:
Carry out the installation in the same way in
reverse order.
Note
The assignment of the relay and fuse holder can
always be taken from the valid current flow diagram
Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding,
Fitting Locations.

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