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SKODA OCTAVIA

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Electrical system
Electrical system

ELECTICAL SYSTEM....................................................................................................... - 7 STARTER-CURRENT SUPPLY-CC.......................................................................................- 7 BATTERY.............................................................................................................................................. - 7 Battery handling instructions........................................................................................................ - 7 Inspecting electrolyte level........................................................................................................... - 7 Measuring voltage under load....................................................................................................... - 8 Basics............................................................................................................................................ - 8 Work sequence when disconnecting and connecting the battery.................................................- 9 Check the battery....................................................................................................................... - 10 Measure no-load voltage............................................................................................................. - 11 Charging batteries...................................................................................................................... - 12 Removing and installing the battery........................................................................................... - 13 Removing and installing the battery tray....................................................................................- 15 BATTERY WITH A MAGIC EYE AND BATTERY PLUGS COVERED IN ADHESIVE TAPE.................................................- 16 Checking the battery using the magic eye..................................................................................- 16 BATTERY WITH A MAGIC EYE WITHOUT BATTERY PLUGS COVERED IN ADHESIVE TAPE (MAINTENANCE-FREE)..............- 17 Checking the battery using the magic eye..................................................................................- 17 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE AC GENERATOR.......................................................................................- 19 Vehicles with petrol engine......................................................................................................... - 19 Vehicles with diesel engine......................................................................................................... - 20 Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator...................................................................- 22 Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator with free wheel.........................................- 22 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE STARTER.................................................................................................- 24 INSTRUMENTS, GCI..................................................................................................... - 26 DASH PANEL INSERT (? MY 00)............................................................................................................. - 26 Self-diagnosis.............................................................................................................................. - 26 Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert.........................................................................- 27 Interrogating fault memory......................................................................................................... - 29 Fault table................................................................................................................................... - 30 Actuator diagnosis...................................................................................................................... - 34 Erasing fault memory.................................................................................................................. - 35 Ending output............................................................................................................................. - 36 Coding control unit...................................................................................................................... - 36 Reading measured value block................................................................................................... - 38 Adjustment................................................................................................................................. - 41 Adapt service interval display - SID............................................................................................. - 45 Input values when changing the dash panel insert.....................................................................- 48 Resetting service interval display (SID) without -V.A.G 1552- / -V.A.G 1551 -..............................- 49 Resetting service interval display (SID) with -V.A.G 1552- / -V.A.G 1551 -...................................- 49 Removing and installing the dash panel insert............................................................................- 51 Lamp assignment on the dash panel insert.................................................................................- 52 Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert.............................................- 52 Test signal from fuel gauge sender -G-........................................................................................ - 54 Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender - G-.....................................................................- 54 Check coolant temperature sender............................................................................................. - 55 Testing the speed signal.............................................................................................................. - 56 TAXIMETER AND PRINTER...................................................................................................................... - 57 Removing and installing taximeter HALE....................................................................................- 57 Removing and installing printer HALE......................................................................................... - 58 DASH PANEL INSERT (MY 01 ?)............................................................................................................. - 60 Self-diagnosis.............................................................................................................................. - 60 Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert.........................................................................- 61 -

Interrogating fault memory......................................................................................................... - 63 Fault table................................................................................................................................... - 64 Actuator diagnosis...................................................................................................................... - 64 Erasing fault memory.................................................................................................................. - 67 Ending output............................................................................................................................. - 67 Coding dash panel insert............................................................................................................. - 67 Reading measured value block................................................................................................... - 68 Adaptation.................................................................................................................................. - 73 Adapting the service interval display when replacing the dash panel insert...............................- 75 Input values when changing the dash panel insert.....................................................................- 80 SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF THE GATEWAY.......................................................................................................... - 82 Initiating self-diagnosis............................................................................................................... - 82 Interrogating fault memory......................................................................................................... - 83 Fault table................................................................................................................................... - 84 Erasing fault memory.................................................................................................................. - 88 Ending output............................................................................................................................. - 88 Coding control unit...................................................................................................................... - 88 Reading measured value block................................................................................................... - 89 Removing and installing the dash panel insert............................................................................- 92 Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert.............................................- 92 Test signal from fuel gauge sender -G-........................................................................................ - 94 Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender -G-......................................................................- 94 Check coolant temperature sender............................................................................................. - 94 Testing the speed signal.............................................................................................................. - 94 Outside temperature sensor -G17 -............................................................................................. - 94 Check oil level and oil temperature sender -G266-.....................................................................- 95 CAN DATABUS.................................................................................................................................... - 97 Checking the data BUS drive....................................................................................................... - 97 Check the terminating resistances of the control units...............................................................- 99 Test CAN databus for short-circuit.............................................................................................- 103 Checking the data BUS Comfort version...................................................................................- 104 INFOTAINMENT......................................................................................................... - 106 RADIO SYSTEM.................................................................................................................................. - 106 General Instructions.................................................................................................................. - 106 Radio system with 4 loudspeakers............................................................................................ - 106 Radio system with 8 loudspeakers............................................................................................ - 107 Overview of radio system.......................................................................................................... - 110 Removing and installing radio................................................................................................... - 112 Removing and installing loudspeakers......................................................................................- 113 Removing and installing radio sets Gamma (MS 501), MS 303, Symphony............................- 115 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE ROOF AERIAL......................................................................................... - 117 REMOVING AND INSTALLING ROOF AERIAL FOR RADIO AS OF MY 2002.........................................................- 119 REMOVING AND INSTALLING ROOF AERIAL FOR RADIO AND TELEPHONE AS OF MY 2002..................................- 120 REMOVING AND INSTALLING ROOF AERIAL FOR RADIO, TELEPHONE AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM AS OF MY 2002......- 121 TELEPHONE SYSTEMS......................................................................................................................... - 122 Telephone system - overall view............................................................................................... - 122 Telephone preinstallation 1....................................................................................................... - 124 Telephone preinstallation 2 - Cullmann.....................................................................................- 125 Telephone system..................................................................................................................... - 127 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE CONTROL UNIT FOR THE MOBILE PHONE OPERATING ELECTRONICS -J412- (INTERFACE
BOX)............................................................................................................................................... - 129 OVERVIEW OF THE MOUNT FOR THE MOBILE PHONE 1...............................................................................- 131 OVERVIEW OF THE MOUNT FOR THE MOBILE PHONE 2...............................................................................- 132 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE MICROPHONE FOR THE TELEPHONE -R38- ? 08.00.......................................- 135 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE MICROPHONE FOR THE TELEPHONE -R38- 09.00 ?.......................................- 137 SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF RADIO SYSTEM GAMMA (MS 501), MS 303 AND SYMPHONY......................................- 139 -

Connecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and selecting the control unit for the radio set- 139 Interrogating and erasing fault memory...................................................................................- 140 Fault table................................................................................................................................. - 141 Actuator diagnosis.................................................................................................................... - 144 Code radio................................................................................................................................. - 145 Reading measured value block................................................................................................. - 149 REMOVING AND INSTALLING CD CHANGER.............................................................................................. - 156 NAVIGATION SYSTEM.......................................................................................................................... - 157 General description................................................................................................................... - 157 Self-diagnosis of radio unit in RNS............................................................................................- 157 Self-diagnosis of navigation unit in RNS....................................................................................- 158 Interrogating and erasing fault memory...................................................................................- 160 Fault table................................................................................................................................. - 161 Actuator diagnosis.................................................................................................................... - 163 Reading measured value block................................................................................................. - 163 Measured value block 006 (as of SG 3B0919887 D)..................................................................- 167 Code control unit for RNS.......................................................................................................... - 171 Electronic anti-theft lock........................................................................................................... - 172 Plug connections at Radio-Navigation System..........................................................................- 174 Removing and installing Radio-Navigation System...................................................................- 177 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL STEERING WHEEL..................................................................................................... - 179 General description................................................................................................................... - 179 Interrogating and erasing fault memory...................................................................................- 181 Fault table................................................................................................................................. - 182 Coding multi-functional steering wheel control unit -J453-........................................................- 184 Actuator diagnosis.................................................................................................................... - 184 Reading measured value block................................................................................................. - 186 Removing and installing the key units of the multi-function steering wheel.............................- 189 Contact assignment of the 18-pin plug connection for the CU multi-functional steering wheel -J453-190 WINDSCREEN WIPE/WASH SYSTEM............................................................................- 191 WINDSCREEN WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEM........................................................................................... - 191 Removing and installing the windscreen wiper and washer system..........................................- 191 Setting park position of windscreen wiper blades.....................................................................- 193 REPAIRING WINDSCREEN WASHER SYSTEM............................................................................................... - 194 Removing and installing washer reservoir.................................................................................- 194 Removing and installing washer nozzles...................................................................................- 195 Setting the washer nozzles....................................................................................................... - 195 REPAIRING HEADLAMP CLEANING SYSTEM................................................................................................ - 197 Removing and installing the spray nozzles of the headlamp cleaning system..........................- 197 Adjusting the spray nozzles...................................................................................................... - 197 Removing and installing washer fluid reservoir.........................................................................- 197 REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEM........................................................................................... - 198 Rear window wiper system - Summary of components.............................................................- 198 Removing and installing rear window wiper..............................................................................- 199 Setting park position of rear window wiper...............................................................................- 200 Adjusting spray nozzle.............................................................................................................. - 201 Replacing spray nozzle (Octavia Combi)...................................................................................- 201 Replacing spray nozzle (Octavia).............................................................................................. - 202 Removing and installing wiper rubber.......................................................................................- 202 Removing and installing the rain sensor...................................................................................- 203 LIGHTS, LAMPS, SWITCHES OUTSIDE..........................................................................- 205 REPAIRING HEADLIGHT........................................................................................................................ - 205 Overall view ? 07.00.................................................................................................................. - 205 Overall view 08.00 ?.................................................................................................................. - 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Removing and installing headlight............................................................................................ - 207 Setting the headlight beam....................................................................................................... - 208 Unglueing a halogen headlight.................................................................................................- 210 Changing light bulbs of headlight..............................................................................................- 211 Removing and installing the headlight range control motor......................................................- 211 REPAIRING TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS........................................................................................................... - 214 Removing and installing turn signal lights................................................................................- 214 Removing and installing light bulb for the turn signal light.......................................................- 214 REMOVING AND INSTALLING SIDE TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS..............................................................................- 214 REPAIRING REAR LIGHTS...................................................................................................................... - 216 A general overview................................................................................................................... - 216 Removing and installing the light bulb from the lamp holder....................................................- 217 Removing and installing rear light............................................................................................ - 217 REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE LICENCE PLATE ILLUMINATION....................................................................- 218 REPAIRING STEERING COLUMN SWITCH................................................................................................... - 219 Removing and installing steering column switch......................................................................- 219 Contact assignment on the steering column switch - up to MY 98............................................- 222 Contact assignment on the steering column switch - as of MY 99.............................................- 223 REPAIRING LOCK CYLINDER AND IGNITION STARTER SWITCH.........................................................................- 225 Removing and installing lock cylinder.......................................................................................- 225 Removing and installing the ignition switch..............................................................................- 226 Contact assignment on the ignition starter switch....................................................................- 227 REMOVING AND INSTALLING REAR LIGHTS OCTAVIA COMBI.........................................................................- 228 ADDITIONAL BRAKE LIGHT.................................................................................................................... - 229 Additional brake light for OCTAVIA............................................................................................- 229 Additional brake light for OCTAVIA Combi.................................................................................- 230 ANTI-THEFT WARNING SYSTEM.............................................................................................................. - 232 Bonnet contact switch -F120- (-F266-)......................................................................................- 232 Horn for anti-theft alarm system -H8-.......................................................................................- 232 Horn for anti-theft alarm system -H8-.......................................................................................- 233 Replace emergency battery for alarm horn...............................................................................- 233 PARKING AID - OVERALL VIEW.............................................................................................................. - 234 Removing and installing parking aid control unit -J446-............................................................- 235 Removing and installing the parking aid warning buzzer..........................................................- 235 Removing and installing parking aid senders............................................................................- 236 SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF THE PARKING AID.................................................................................................... - 238 General Instructions.................................................................................................................. - 238 Initiating self-diagnosis of the parking aid.................................................................................- 239 Interrogating and erasing fault memory...................................................................................- 240 Fault table................................................................................................................................. - 241 Coding park aid control unit...................................................................................................... - 243 Reading measured value block................................................................................................. - 244 Adaptation................................................................................................................................ - 246 ROOF SIGN TAXI........................................................................................................................... - 247 Removing and installing bracket for TAXI roof sign................................................................- 247 SELF DIAGNOSIS FOR THE XENON HEADLIGHTS WITH AUTOMATIC REGULATION (SYSTEM LITRONIC 4.1)...............- 249 Interrogating fault memory....................................................................................................... - 251 Fault table................................................................................................................................. - 251 Actuator diagnosis.................................................................................................................... - 254 Initiating basic setting............................................................................................................... - 255 Erasing fault memory................................................................................................................ - 256 Ending output........................................................................................................................... - 257 Coding control unit.................................................................................................................... - 257 Reading measured value block................................................................................................. - 258 XENON HEADLIGHTS WITH AUTOMATIC REGULATION (SYSTEM LITRONIC 4.1) - OVERALL VIEW...........................- 260 Headlight with control unit........................................................................................................ - 261 Removing and installing front Xenon headlights.......................................................................- 262 -

Changing light bulbs in the headlight........................................................................................Removing and installing the D2S discharge lamp.....................................................................Removing and installing the ignition/high voltage unit BOSCH 2.3...........................................Removing and installing stepper motor....................................................................................Removing and installing front sender........................................................................................Removing and installing rear sender.........................................................................................Removing and installing control unit......................................................................................... Possibilities of sender adjustment.............................................................................................Connection identification of the Xenon headlamps...................................................................Switch over the inner aperture in the Xenon headlight.............................................................-

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LIGHTS, LAMPS, SWITCHES INSIDE, ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM.............................................- 271 DIAGNOSIS OF THE ELECTRONIC IMMOBILISER.......................................................................................... - 271 Self-diagnosis of the 1st generation immobiliser.......................................................................- 271 Initiating self-diagnosis............................................................................................................. - 272 Interrogating control unit version.............................................................................................. - 274 Interrogating fault memory....................................................................................................... - 274 Fault table................................................................................................................................. - 275 Erasing fault memory................................................................................................................ - 277 Ending output........................................................................................................................... - 277 Reading measured value block................................................................................................. - 278 Adaptation................................................................................................................................ - 280 Adapt ignition key.................................................................................................................................. - 281 Adaptation after changing the engine control unit................................................................................. - 286 Adaptation after changing the immobiliser control unit.......................................................................... - 287 -

Emergency start function with -V.A.G 1552-..............................................................................- 287 Requirements......................................................................................................................................... - 287 -

Emergency start function without V.A.G 1552...........................................................................- 288 Requirements......................................................................................................................................... - 288 -

Transponder defective and/or key loss......................................................................................- 290 Replacing reader coil................................................................................................................ - 290 Procedure when changing the lock set or the immobiliser control unit.....................................- 291 1. 2-part sticker of the lock set............................................................................................................... - 291 2. 3-part sticker of the immobiliser control unit in the dash panel insert................................................- 292 -

System check............................................................................................................................ - 292 -

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
Observe the instructions on the battery, in the
1 - Workshop Manual Electrical System and in
the Owner's Manual.
2Risk 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.
4Wear eye protection.
5 - Keep acid and batteries away from children.
6Disposal:
Old batteries must be disposed of in
- compliance with the country specific
regulations.
Never dispose of old batteries as domestic
7waste!
8Risk 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
MIN marking shortens the battery life considerably. Top up with distilled water).
The battery plugs must always be inserted when charging the battery, measuring the voltage and
t
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
[Ah]
36
40 ... 49
50 ... 60
61 ... 80
81 ... 110

Cold test current


[A]
175
220
265 ... 280
300 ... 380
380 ... 500

Load current
[A]
100
200
200
300
300

Minimum voltage (limit value)


[V]
10,0
9,2
9,4
9,0
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:
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
t

Switch on the ignition before connecting the battery.


Nobody should be in the vehicle when the battery is being connected.
Note

Neither grease nor oil the battery terminals.

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

Install the pole terminals in such a way that the battery pole with the terminal is on the
same level or protrudes.

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).

Set clock
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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


WARNING

When working on the battery - risk of accident. Observe the warning instructions and safety
precautions Chapter.
Check battery in the following sequence:
1234-

Visual inspection Anchor.


Check battery with a magic eye Chapter, Chapter.
Testing the no-load voltage Chapter.
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 Chapter.

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 to severe vehicle damage. In the event of excess acid the
t
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
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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
t terminals are not correctly connected and 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

The battery must not be drained by any electrical equipment for at least 2 hours before the
measurement is taken.

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.

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
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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
t

Carefully read through the operating instructions and observe during the charging before
using the battery charger.
The battery must be at a temperature of at least 15C.

If a severely discharged battery is quick-charged, it will not accept any charge current or will
t 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 noload 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
t

The battery acid in severely discharged batteries can already freeze at low frost-point
temperature.
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
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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 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.

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Note

There are certain dangers if the battery is


incorrectly mounted or mounted loosely:

A shortened working life due to damage


from shaking (risk of explosion).

Damage of the grid plates for the


battery.

Damage to the battery housing from the


mounting bracket (possibility of acid
t
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

Mounting bracket for battery tray

25 Nm

Removing and installing the battery tray


Removing

Remove battery Chapter

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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.

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.

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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
t cell. An exact 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 can distort the indicator regarding the battery state. For this
t
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
t

Green - Battery is adequately charged up.


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.

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 maintenancefree 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.

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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
t cell. An exact 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 can distort the indicator regarding the battery state. For this
t
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
t

Green - Battery is adequately charged


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 -1and disconnect cable B+.


Unplug connector -2-.
Note

Mark the direction of rotation for reinstallation 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
18

Alternator to bracket

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Connection B+ (terminal 30) to generator

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Pole terminal of earth strap to negative pole of battery

Nut M4 for cable strap

Vehicles with diesel engine


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 -1and disconnect cable B+.


Unplug connector -2-.
Note

Mark the direction of rotation for reinstallation 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:
19

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:
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

Nut for cable strap

Removing and installing belt pulley of AC generator


20

Special tools and workshop equipment required


t

Socket insert -T30032-

Removing:

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 1-309-

Removing:

Remove V-ribbed belt and/or generator from the vehicle Chapter.

21

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

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:

22

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

Earth lead B- to gearbox

23

Earth lead B- to body frame side rail

10

23

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

Driving time and distance

Average speed

Average consumption

Momentary consumption

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 selfdiagnosis. 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

correction of fuel consumption gauge

adjustment of service interval display

adjustment of odometer when the dash panel insert is replaced


24

Information on replacing the dash panel insert


t
t

The dash panel insert must not be disassembled.


All the warning lights, which are formed of light bulbs, can be replaced separately
Chapter.

If a replacement dash panel insert is fitted, the odometer reading and the service interval
t 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.

Initiating self-diagnosis of the dash panel insert


Test requirements:
t
t

Test the fuses on the basis of the current flow diagram if they are O.K.
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
l
l

Battery voltage at least 11 volts


Earth connection to engine and gearbox O.K.
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:

Vehicle system test

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Note
HELP
Enter address word XX

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

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)

t Coding 02142: Coding of the dash panel insert


t

1U1919033C A+-COMBIINSTR. VDO X05


->
Coding 02142
WSC
XXXXX

WSC XXXXX: Workshop code


Note

Check coding with the table of codes Chapter

-> -Press key.


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

IMMO-IDENT NO: SKZ7Z062000222


->

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does not respond!

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.

Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault


Finding and Fitting Locations

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
26

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does
not respond

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to earth

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

The following functions are possible.


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 selfdiagnosis is initiated or if the function 05 Erase fault memory is selected.

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

Enter 02 for the function Interrogate fault memory and HELP

Select function XX
confirm the entry with the key Q.
The number of faults stored appears on the display.
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

X faults detected!

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Ending output (Function 06) Chapter

Fault table
Note
t

listed below according to the 5-digit fault code.

t Before replacing components found to be faulty, test all corresponding lines and plug
27

connections to these components according to the current flow diagram.


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 seconds (outside temperature fault after 60 seconds of running the
t engine, coolant temperature after 30 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 155200562


Oil level and oil
temperature sender
-G266-

Possible causes of fault


t Line interruption or short-circuit
t

Sender -G266- defective

Line interruption or
t short 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
Outside temp. signal

t Line interruption or short-circuit


t

Sender -G17- defective

Line interruption or
t short circuit to
positive

Test line interruption


Current flow diagrams and
Fitting locations

Check plug connections

Replace sender -G17-

t Short circuit to earth


00769
Coolant temperature
gauge sensor -G2-

Line interruption or short-circuit


t between sender -G2- and dash
panel insert

Test line interruption


Current flow diagrams and
Fitting locations

Line interruption or
t short circuit to
positive

Check plug connections

Replace sender -G2-

Sender -G2- defective

t Short circuit to earth


00771
Line interruption or short-circuit
Read measured value block

Fuel gauge sender -G- t between fuel gauge sender -G- and
002
dash panel insert
Test line interruption
t Line interruption or
t
Fuel
gauge
sender
-Gdefective
Current flow diagrams and
short circuit to
28

positive

Fitting locations

t Short circuit to earth

Display -V.A.G 155200779


Outside temp. sensor
-G17Line interruption or
t short circuit to
positive

Check plug connections

Replace fuel gauge sender


-G-

Possible causes of fault

Rectifying fault

Line interruption or short-circuit


Read measured value block

t between outside temperature sensor


002 Chapter
-G17- and dash panel insert
Test line interruption

Ambient temperature sensor -G17 Current flow diagrams


t
defective
and Fitting locations
Check plug connections

t Short circuit to earth

01039
Coolant temperature
sender readout -G2Line interruption or
t short circuit to
positive

Line interruption or short-circuit


Read measured value block

t between sender -G2- and dash panel


003 Chapter
insert
Test line interruption

t Sender -G2- defective


Current flow diagrams
and Fitting locations
Check plug connections

t Short circuit to earth


01044
Control unit wrongly
coded
01086
Sender for
speedometer -G22t

Replace sender -G2-

t Dash panel insert incorrectly coded

Coding dash panel insert

Replace dash panel insert

Control unit defective


Sender for speedometer -G22defective

Signal too high

01312
Data BUS drive

Replace outside
temperature sensor -G17-.

Faults in the databus lines

defective

Read measured value block


001 Chapter

Replace speedometer
sender -G22-

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

01314
Engine control unit
t no communication
29

Check the coding of the


control units connected to
the databus

01315
Gearbox control unit
t no communication

01316
Brake control unit
t no communication
01317
Control unit in dash
panel insert
- J285-

t Line interruption to the control unit


t

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Replace gearbox control


unit

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Control unit not fitted

t Gearbox control unit defective


t Line interruption to the control unit
t

Control unit not fitted

ABS control unit defective

Replace ABS control unit

t Line interruption to the control unit


t

Control unit not fitted

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

t no communication

Display -V.A.G 1552-

Possible causes of fault

01321
Airbag control unit -J234-

t Control unit not fitted

no communication

01324
Four-wheel drive control unit
-J492t

Airbag control unit


defective

Line interruption to the


control unit

t Control unit not fitted


t

Control unit -J492defective

Line interruption to the


control unit

t Control unit not fitted

no communication

01330
Central control unit for
convenience system -J393t

no communication

01326
Multi-functional steering wheel
control unit -J453-

no communication

Line interruption to the


control unit

Control unit -J453defective

Line interruption to the


control unit

t Control unit -J39330

Rectifying fault

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Replace airbag control unit


-J234 -

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Replace control unit -J492-

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Replace control unit -J453-

defective
01336
Group convenience data bus
t

Faults in the databus


lines

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Faults in the databus


lines

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Radio-Navigation
System defective

Check radio navigation


system Chapter

Replace radio navigation


system Chapter

Replace dash panel insert


Chapter

defective

t Group convenience data bus


01402
Data line of navigation
t

implausible signal

65535
Control unit defective

Dash panel insert


defective

Actuator diagnosis

Note
The actuator diagnosis can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is not
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.
Simultaneous parallel running of the display area of all analogue display instruments (coolant
t
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
t

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:
t Movement of the coolant temperature needle across the entire display range.
Actuator diagnosis
t Movement of the rev counter needle across the entire display range.
Analogue displays
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
31

Rev counter:
Speedometer:
Fuel gauge:

approx. 3000 rpm


approx. 100 km/h
approx. 1/2

Press key.
Readout on display:
Warning lights for
t Coolant temperature/coolant level
Actuator diagnosis
->
t
Fuel level
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:
Actuator diagnosis
The seat belt warning light (-K19-) is activated and must light up ->
(only USA).
Seat belt warning light -K19

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
->
The gong is operated and sounds continuously.
Gong

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
All the display points of the multi-function display and/or of the LCD ->
distance counter are actuated (all the segments).
Segment test

Press key.
Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
The coolant temperature warning light begins to light up and a warning
->
tone sounds (only for Climatronic).
Excess coolant temp. test

Press key.
Function unknown or cannot
->
Readout on display:
be
carried
out
at
the
moment
Press key.
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 possible to erase the fault memory, interrogate the fault memory once
again and rectify any faults.
Requirements:
t
t

Fault memory interrogated, Chapter.


All faults rectified.

After interrogating the fault memory:


Readout on display:
Enter function 05 and confirm with key
32

Q.
Readout on display:
The fault memory is now erased.

Vehicle system test


Fault memory erased!

->

Press key.

Readout on display:
Note

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

If the following message is displayed the test sequence is


incorrect.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Carefully follow the test sequence step by step: first
Caution!
t interrogate the fault memory, if necessary rectify faults, then Fault memory was not
erase.
interrogated

Ending output

Enter 06 for End output


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

Switch off ignition.


Separate vehicle system tester.

Vehicle system test


06 End output
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.

Country versions.

Number of cylinders.

Engine versions.
Note

The various combinations of the dash panel insert are set by coding according to the
equipment, country version, number of cylinders and engine type.

If the dash panel insert is replaced, the replacement dash panel inserts must already be
t 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

Coding control unit


Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

00
0

Country version Germany


4

4th cylinder
2

Petrol engine

Readout on display:

Readout on display:

Code control unit


Enter code number 08042

Confirm entry with key Q.

Press key.

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

Table of codes:
00
X

Country version

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Germany
Europe and Rest of World
USA
Canada
Great Britain
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Australia
X

Number of cylinders

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 ?
34

HELP

(0-

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


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

value block selected in standardised form.


List of display groups:
Channel number

Readout on display

001

1
2
3
4

=
=
=
=

speed km/h
engine speed 1/min
oil pressure switch 2 < min
time h

002

1
2
3
4

=
=
=
=

distance counter km
fuel gauge l
not assigned
outside temperature C

003

1 = coolant temperature C

050

1
2
3
4

=
=
=
=

distance counter km
engine speed rpm
not assigned
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 the values which appear in the dash panel insert are shown filtered!

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!

Further display groups for the dash panel insert are not possible!

Measured value block 001


Reading measured value block 1

35

Readout on display

50 km/h

2400 rpm

Oil p2<min.

0:0 h
Time

Oil pressure switch 2


l

Oil p2 < min.

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
2390 km

43 ltr.

Readout on display

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

85.0 C

36

Coolant temperature

Measured value block 050


Reading measured value block 50
2390 km

2400 rpm

0.0 C

Readout on display

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

adjustment (reset) of service interval display (SID)

t
t

adjustment of odometer when the dash panel insert is replaced


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)


37

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 channel!
Adjust momentary fuel consumption gauge

Adjustment
Enter channel
number XX

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:

Channel
100 ->

03

Adaptation
(-

Press key.
Note

The correction of the momentary fuel consumption gauge


38

-)

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.

Example:
Specified value: 90 %

Channel 03
Adaptation
100
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX

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?

Adaptation

100

90

Readout on display:
Deactivate the adjustment of momentary fuel

consumption gauge with the key .

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 up to max. 100 km.

t The adjustment is only possible once for each dash panel insert.
t

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

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
t must also be 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!

Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

39

HELP

Enter 11.

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Vehicle system test


11 - Login procedure

Readout on display:
Enter code number 13861 and confirm entry with key Q.

Login procedure
Enter code number XXXXX

Readout on display:
Enter function 10 and confirm with key

Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter 09 (channel number) and confirm entry with key Q.

HELP

Adjustment
Enter channel number XX

Readout on display:
Note
Channel 09
0 ->

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

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 09
Adaptation
Enter adaptation value 08963
Channel 09
Q

Readout on display:
The km reading entered now appears in the display of
40

Adaptation

8963
<-

the dash panel insert.


If the displayed km reading is not O.K., e.g. because an
incorrect entry was made:

Press key C and repeat the entry with the correct


adaptation value.

->

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?

8963

Readout on display:
End the adjustment of the kilometre reading on the

display with the key .


Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Channel 09
Adaptation
->
Changed value stored

8963

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
km; consequently the read-out in the display is also in 1000 km.
The adaptation value must be entered as a 5-digit number (e.g. 00015 for adaptation value 15, equals a
t
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!
If an incorrect value is entered the Adaptation function is terminated and it is then necessary to
t
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.


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Readout on display:
Channel 10 Adaptation
1
The remaining kilometres until the next OIL service are displayed (1 ->
is still 1000 km in our example).
(- -)

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

Channel 10
Adaptation
the first digits.
0
Example:
Enter adaptation value XXXXX
Residual value: 1000 km
Entry value: 00001
Channel 10
Adaptation
0 Q
Readout on display:
Enter
adaptation
value
00001
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 10
Adaptation
1
Q
Readout on display:
(
-)
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 10
Adaptation
1
Q
Readout on display:
Store
changed
value?
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 10
Adaptation
1 ->
Readout on display:
Changed
value
stored
End the adaptation of the SID with the key .
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.


Channel 11
Adaptation 5
Readout on display: the remaining kilometres until the inspection are
->
displayed (5 is still 5000 km in our example)
(-

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

Channel 11
Adaptation
the first digits.
0
Example:
Enter adaptation value XXXXX
Residual value: 5000 km
Entry value: 00005
Channel 11
Adaptation
0
Q
Readout on display:
Enter
adaptation
value
00005
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 11
Adaptation 5
Q
Readout on display:
(- -)
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 11
Adaptation
5
Q
Readout on display:
Store
changed
value?
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 11
Adaptation
5 ->
Readout on display:
Changed
value
stored
End the adaptation of the SID with the key .
Readout on display:
SID residual value for service inspection (time)
Vehicle system test
The remaining time in days before the next service inspection is required, can HELP
be entered with this function if the dash panel insert is replaced.
Select function XX

Enter 12.

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Channel 12
Adaptation
Readout on display:
11 ->
The remaining time in days before the inspection is displayed (11 is
(- -)
still 110 days in our example).
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Press key.
Readout on display:
Enter the residual value using the keypad, to do so fill in "0" as the

Channel 12
Adaptation
first digits.
0
Example:
Enter adaptation value XXXXX
Residual value: 110 days
Entry value: 00011
Channel 12 Adaptation
0
Q
Readout on display:
Enter
adaptation
value
00011
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 12 Adaptation
11
Q
Readout on display:
(- -)
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 12 Adaptation
11
Q
Readout on display:
Store
changed
value?
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 12 Adaptation
11
->
Readout on display:
Changed
value
stored
End the adaptation of the SID with the key .
Readout on display:
Adjustment of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve
Vehicle system test
The resistance characteristic curve of the fuel tank sender can be moved with HELP
this function in order to correct, if necessary, an inclined fuel tank sender.
Select function XX

Enter 30.

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display: the adaptation value is displayed, 128 in our example.
Note
Channel 30
Adaptation

128 ->
The adjustment value 128 is the average fuel tank sender characteristic
(-
curve set at the factory.
-)
The resistance value of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve can be
t
changed by 8 W to the adaptation value of 120 ... 136.

Press key.
Readout on display:
Channel 30
Adaptation
128
Enter the adaptation value using the keypad, to do so fill in "0" as

Enter adaptation value XXXXX


the first digits, for example 132.
Channel 30
Adaptation
128 Q
Readout on display:
Enter
adjustment
value
00132
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 30
Adaptation
132
Q
Readout on display:
(
-)
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Channel 30
Adaptation 132
Q
Readout on display:
Store changed value?
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Channel 30
Adaptation 132
->
End the adaptation of the fuel tank sender characteristic curve

Changed value stored


with the key .

Readout on display:

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

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The dash panel insert must be coded for the country version Saudi Arabia and for vehicles
with 1.9 ltr./81 kW TDI engine.

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 distance counter must also be carried out in kilometres! For this
t
purpose, convert the adaptation values from miles into kilometres or enter the previously
noted adaptation values (1 mile = 1.609 km).
The immobiliser control unit is integrated in the dash panel insert, this means that when
t 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 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.
1U1919033C A+- COMBIINSTR VDO X 05
->
Readout on display (e.g.):
Coding
02142
WSC
XXXXX

Press key.
IMMO-IDENT NO: SKZ7Z062000222
->
Readout on display (e.g.):

Press key.
Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
HELP
Enter function 10 Adaptation.
Select function XX
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Select adaptation channel of the service event to be reset.
Adjustment
For the display SERVICE OIL channel 10
Enter channel number XX
For the display SERVICE INSP channel 10, 11 and 12.
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
t
t
t
t

The entry of the relevant adaptation value for the short journey counter can only be made in steps of
1.000 km; consequently the readout in the display is also in units of 1.000 km.
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).
The value entered is counted back to 0 km.
The time counter for the SERVICE INSP can be adapted with a maximum of 370 days.
Only a direct data entry is possible using the keypad of the vehicle system tester.
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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 Channel 10 Adaptation
->
OIL service is displayed (the number 1 is still 1000 km in our example until 1
OIL Service).
(-
-)

Press key.
Readout on display: The short journey counter must be set to 15 (equals 15000 Channel 10
Adaptation 1
km) for resetting the SID for the OIL service.
Enter adaptation

Enter adaptation value 00015.


value XXXXX
Channel 10 Adaptation 1
Q
Readout on display:
Enter adaptation value
00015

Press key.
Readout on display after entering adaptation value
Channel 10 Adaptation 15
->
00015:
(-
-)
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Channel 10 Adaptation 15
Q
Readout on display:
Store changed value?
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Channel 10 Adaptation 15
->
Readout on display:
Changed
value
stored
Press key.
Vehicle system test
HELP
Readout on display:
Select
function
XX
Enter 06 for "End output".
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

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

t
t
t

Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft
coding.
The dash panel insert must not be disassembled.
It is not necessary to remove the steering wheel. For reasons of clarity the steering wheel is
not shown in the following illustrations.
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Before and after removing the dash panel insert, interrogate fault memory Chapter if
necessary Chapter.

Read off the values of the service interval display and the kilometre reading of the distance
t 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)
Warning light for trailer turn signal lights 71.2 W (only if trailer coupling is fitted)
Multi-pin plug connection for basic
Afunctions, 32-pin, blue.
Multi-pin plug connection for extended
Bfunctions, 32-pin, green.

Contact assignment of plug connections on the dash panel insert

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Multi-pin plug connection for basic functions, 32pin, blue T32a


1Terminal 15
2Right turn signal light
3Speedometer, output 1
4not assigned
5Fuel tank sender
Airbag, on vehicles without airbag earth
6connection
7Terminal 31 (sensor mass)
8Coolant temperature
9Terminal 31 (load mass)
10 Oil pressure switch
11 Engine speed signal
12 Terminal 61
Preheating test / EPC = inspection of engine
13 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
ABS, on vehicles without ABS earth
19 connection
20 Terminal 58b
Door contact switch driver side (vehicles
21 - 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
Side light, exhaust emission warning lamp
32 (for EU 4 as of MY00)

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Multi-pin plug connection for extended functions,


32-pin, green T32b
1not assigned
2Transponder coil
3not assigned
4not assigned
5W-line
6not assigned
7not assigned
8not assigned
9not assigned
10 not assigned
immobilisation time output not assigned (as
11 of MY99 up to MY00 for Climatronic)
Air conditioning system (deactivation) for
engine identification characters AEH, AKL
12 (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
Speedometer, output 2 (as of MY01 not
30 assigned)
Selector lever range display - only on
31 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.
Test signal from fuel gauge sender -GTest the signal on the multi-pin connector to the dash panel insert.

Remove dash panel insert Chapter.


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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 -arrowsand 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

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

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 -5- with 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.

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Removing and installing printer HALE


WARNING

Disconnect earth strap from the battery


before commencing work on the electrical
system.
Note

Before disconnecting the battery


t 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.

After installing the taximeter in the


t 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.

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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
t

Digital clock
Driving time, driving distance and average speed

Average consumption

Momentary consumption

Outside temperature

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 selfdiagnosis. 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

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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
t

adjustment of service interval display


adjustment of odometer when the dash panel insert is replaced
Note

The dash panel insert must not be disassembled.

If a replacement dash panel insert is fitted, the odometer reading and the service interval
t 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 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
t

Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3C-

Test requirements:
t
t

Test fuses according to current flow diagram.


Code dash panel insert Chapter.

Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Test conditions


l
l
l

Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts


Earth connection to engine and gearbox O.K.
Fuses O.K.

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
Vehicle system test
HELP
Enter address word XX

If there is no readout on the display: Operating


instructions of vehicle system tester.

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
t
t

VDO: Manufacturer's identification


X06: Software version of dash panel insert (other
readouts are possible)

t Coding 05112: Coding of the dash panel insert


t

WSC 00123: Workshop code


Note

Check coding with the table of codes Chapter.

Press key.

Readout
on display, e.g.:
t TMBCC11U012430077:Vehicle
number

Press key.
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1U0920810A COMBI+IMMOBILISER
VDO X06
Coding 05112
WSC
00123

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:
Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault
Finding and Fitting Locations

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does
not respond!

Vehicle system test


HELP
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:
02 03 -

Actuator diagnosis Chapter

05 -

Erasing fault memory Chapter

06 -

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

Interrogating fault memory Chapter

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

The actuator diagnosis can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary and the
engine is not running!

t If a fault is detected during the actuator diagnosis, the dash panel insert must be replaced!
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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:
Vehicle system test

Enter the function 03 Actuator diagnosis and confirm HELP

Enter address word XX


the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
The pointer of the rev counter moves across the full range and then
indicates approx. 3000.

Actuator diagnosis
Rev counter

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:

Actuator diagnosis
Overheating light

The coolant temperature/low coolant level warning light comes on.


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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:
The fuel reserve warning light - K105- lights up.

Actuator diagnosis
Fuel reserve warning light -K105

Press key.

Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
Oil pressure warning light -K3

The oil pressure warning light -K3- lights up.

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 -K106lights up (if present).

Press key.

Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis
Fuel reserve warning light
-K106

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:
The seat belt warning light -K19- lights
up.

Actuator diagnosis
Seat belt warning light -K19

Press key.

Readout on display:
The gong is operated. A gong signal sounds at
intervals.

Actuator diagnosis
Gong

Press key.

Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis
Buzzer/gong -H3

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A continuous warning signal sounds.

Press key.

Readout on display:
The actual values are again shown on the display of
the dash panel insert.

Press key.

Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis

End

End output (function 06).

Vehicle system test


Enter address word XX

HELP

Erasing fault memory


Description Chapter
Ending output
Description Chapter

Coding dash panel insert

When coding the dash panel insert, select:

additional equipment

country versions

service intervals

speedometer calibration
Work sequence when coding:

Enter function 07.

Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:
Code control unit
Q
Enter code number by referring to table of codes and confirm

Enter code number XXXXX


entry with key Q.
32000)
Table of codes:
XX
Additional equipment (is read in)
01
Brake pad warning light
02
seat belt warning light
04
warning light for fluid level in the windscreen washer fluid reservoir
08
warning light for light bulb failure - only for L&K
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
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(0

X
0
1
2
3
X
1
2

3
4

Service intervals
fixed interval (QG0)
extended interval (QG1)
extended interval with fixed limit (QG2)
without service interval
speedometer calibration
= for engine 1.4/55 kW
= 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
= for engine 1.9/50 kW SDI
1.6/74 - 75 kW with manual gearbox
= for engine 1.9/74 kW PDi
1.9/96 kW PDi

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


1U0920810A COMBI+IMMOBILISER
VDO X06

05112.
Coding
05112
WSC 00123

Press key.
TMBCC11U01243077
SKZ720Y0531556

Readout on display:
End coding with key.
Readout on display:
Vehicle system

End output (function 06).


test
Example:
HELP
Should be selected: brake pad warning light, warning light for fluid level in the
Select function
XX
windscreen washer fluid reservoir, Europe, extended service interval, engine 1.9 TDI
01000+04000+00100+00010+00002 = 05112 the number 05112 is coded
Reading measured value block
Readout on display:
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:

HELP

Read measured value


block
HELP
Enter
display
group
Enter code number of the desired display group and confirm with the

number XXX

key Q.

Now appears the measured value block in the display.


Note

The display always shows the actual values of the senders and
t sensors. These may 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
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insert!
Measured value block 001
Reading measured value block 1
0 km/h

01 /rpm

TO2<rpm

Readout on display

22:51 h
Time
Oil pressure switch
l

T02 <rpm

T02 O.K.

Engine speed
l

0 to 9990 rpm

Vehicle speed

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2
20 km

3 ltr.

71 Ohms

Readout on display

22.0 C
Outside temperature
l

-40 ... +70 C

Fuel tank sender


l

on open circuit 510

on short circuit 0

Fuel gauge
Odometer

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3
18.0 C

O.K.

21.0 C
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Readout on display

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

1 - 3. generation

2 - 2. generation

Measured value block 050


Read measured value block 050
20 km

0 /rpm

20.0 C

Readout on display

18.0 C
Coolant temperature
Oil temperature

Engine speed
l

0 to 9990 rpm

Odometer

Measured value block 125


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Reading measured value block 125


Engine 1

Gearbox 1

Readout on display

ABS 1
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.

Engine 0 - CAN databus communication N.O.K.

Measured value block 126


Reading measured value block 126
Steering angle 1

Readout on display

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.


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Measured value block 127


Reading measured value block 127

Readout on display

FWD 1
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

Readout on display

4297
not assigned
not assigned
not assigned
The calibration constants of the tachometer

Measured value block 202


Reading measured value block 202

Readout on display

open
not assigned
not assigned
not assigned

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Status switch for the engine hood


l

open up - the engine hood is closed

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 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
50

Service intervals Chapter


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
t
t

The adaptation is only possible for a dash panel insert with an odometer reading of up to
max. 100 km.
The adaptation is only possible once for each dash panel insert.
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 carried
t 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

68

HELP

Enter function 10 and confirm with key


Q.

Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter 09 (channel number) and confirm entry with key Q.

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Readout on display:
Note
Channel 9
Adaptation 0

Odometer reading in 10 km
(- -)

Only a direct entry is possible using the keypad of the


vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552-!

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

Readout on display:

Channel 9

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:

Press key C and repeat the entry with the correct


adaptation value.

If the displayed km reading on the display of the dash


panel insert is O.K.
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-)

Adaptation

08963
(-

Confirm the entry with key Q.

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

Press key.

Readout on display:

Channel 9
Adaptation
Store changed value?

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

the distance driven since the last inspection service (initial


value = 0)

40

QG1 and QG2


petrol
QG1 and QG2
diesel
QG0

the elapsed time since the last inspection service (initial


value = 0)

41

QG1 and QG2


petrol
QG1 and QG2
diesel
QG0

42

QG1 and QG2


petrol
QG1 and QG2
diesel

the minimum distance value which limits the service


interval

the maximum distance value which limits the service


interval

43

QG1 and QG2


petrol
QG1 and QG2
diesel
QG0
QG1 and QG2
petrol

the maximum value of time which limits the service

44

70

QG1 and QG2


diesel
QG0

interval

oil quality

45

QG1 and QG2


petrol
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:
Enter function 10 and confirm with key

Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

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:

Enter function 40 and confirm with the key Q.

Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 40
Adaptation 0
Actual value INSP. in 100 km

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

(- -)

Readout on display:
Enter the driven value using the keypad, to do so fill in zero as the

first digits.
Example:
71

Channel 40
Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation
value XXXXX

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.

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:

Press key.

Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 40
Adaptation 60
Store changed value?
Channel 40
Adaptation
Changed value stored

Q
(- -)

60

Readout on display:
The elapsed time since the last inspection service

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

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:
Enter channel number 41 and confirm with key Q.
Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 41
Adaptation 0
Actual value INSP. in 1 day

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

(- -)

Readout on display:

Enter the elapsed time using the keypad, to do so fill in zero as the
first digits.

Example:

Channel 41
Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation
value XXXXX

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.

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 41
Adaptation 87
Actual value INSP. in 1 day

Q
(- -)

Channel 41
Adaptation 87
Store changed value?

Channel 41
Adaptation 87
Changed value stored

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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:

Press key.

Channel 46
Adaptation 17
Consumption gauge in 1 liter

(- -)

Readout on display:

Enter adaptation value 00019.

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:

Press key.

Channel 46 Adaptation 17
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Channel 46
Adaptation 19
Consumption gauge in 1 liter

Q
(- -)

Channel 46
Adaptation 19
Store changed value?

Channel 46
Adaptation 19
Changed value stored

Readout on display:
Adaptation of the oil smoke
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:
Enter channel number 47 and confirm with key Q.
Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 47 Adaptation 0
Amount of soot in 100km

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

(- -)

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

Enter adaptation value 00050.

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 47 Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

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Readout on display:

Channel 47

Adaptation 50

Q
(- -)

Confirm the entry with key Q. Amount of soot in 100 km


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

Press key.

Channel 47 Adaptation 50
Store changed value?

Channel 47 Adaptation 50
Changed value stored

Readout on display:
Adaptation of thermal oil load
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:
Enter channel number 48 and confirm with key Q.
Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 48 Adaptation 0
Thermal load in 100 km

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

(- -)

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

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:

Press key.

Readout on display:

Channel 48 Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Channel 48 Adaptation 0
Thermal load in 100 km

Q
(- -)

Channel 48 Adaptation 50
Store changed value?

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

t The parameter which is set can be deducted with the diagnosis from the dash panel insert
74

which was changed (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 carried out in kilometres! For this purpose, convert the adaptation
t
values from miles into kilometres or enter the previously noted adaptation values (1 mile =
1.609 km).
The immobiliser control unit is integrated in the dash panel insert, this means that when
t 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) .

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
t

Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3C-

Test 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.

Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts

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.

Gateway K <-> CAN: Designation of


t
component

6N0909601 Gateway K <->


CAN 0001
Coding 00006
WSC 60081

t 0001: Software version of the Gateway


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t Coding 00006: Coding of the Gateway


t

WSC 60081: Workshop code


Note

Check coding with the table of codes


Chapter.

Press key.

If one of the following messages appears in the display, carry out fault Vehicle system test
HELP
finding as stated in the fault finding programme in the diagnostic
The control unit does
cable Current flow diagrams and Fitting locations.
not respond!

Vehicle system test


HELP
Fault in communication set-up
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 06 07 08 -

Erasing fault memory Chapter

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Ending output Chapter


Coding control unit Chapter
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.


The stored faults are displayed in sequence.

X faults detected!

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.
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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 according to the 5-digit fault code.

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
t exists for at least 2 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, speed > 30 km/h), it is erased.

Display -V.A.G 1552-

Possible causes of
fault

00778
Steering angle sender
-G85-

Open circuit to
t steering angle
sender

t no communication

t Sender not fitted

Possible effects

Function for
data BUS drive
not O.K.

Rectifying fault

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Replace sender -G85-

t Sender defective
01044
Control unit wrongly
coded

01300
CU for navigation with
CD drive -J401 t no communication

Dash panel insert


Poor vehicle

incorrectly coded
handling

Dash panel insert


no vehicle
Replace dash panel insert

defective
dynamic control
Chapter

Open circuit to
t control unit for
RNS

Coding dash panel insert


Chapter

no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

is possible
Chapter

t Control unit for


78

Replace control unit for


RNS

RNS not installed

01304
Radio
t no communication

Control unit for


RNS defective

Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

to the control unit is possible


Chapter

Control unit not


fitted

Replace radio

t Radio defective
01309
Power-assisted steering
control unit -J500t no communication

01312
Data BUS drive
t

Line interruption
Poor vehicle

to the control unit


handling

Control unit not


fitted

Control unit -J500defective

Faults in the
databus lines

defective

01314
Engine control unit
t no communication

01315
Gearbox control unit
t no communication

01316
Brake control unit

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

no vehicle
Replace control unit

dynamic control
-J500-

Poor vehicle
handling

Line interruption
Poor vehicle

to the control unit


handling

Control unit not


fitted

Engine control
unit defective

Line interruption
Poor vehicle

to the control unit


handling

Control unit not


fitted

Gearbox control
unit defective

Line interruption
to
the control unit
fitted

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

no vehicle
Check the coding of the

dynamic control
control units connected to
the databus

replace defective control


unit

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

no vehicle
Replacing engine control

dynamic control
unit

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

no vehicle
Replace gearbox control

dynamic control
unit

t no communication
t ABS control unit
79

defective
01317
Control unit in dash
panel insert -J285 t no communication
01320
Climatronic control unit
-J255t no communication

Line interruption
Poor vehicle

to the control unit


handling

Control unit not


fitted

Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

to the control unit is possible


Chapter

Control unit not


fitted

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

no vehicle
dynamic control

Replace Climatronic
control unit - J255-

Climatronic
t control unit
defective
01321
Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS
t

Airbag control unit -J234- to the control unit is possible


Chapter
t no communication

Control unit not


fitted

Airbag control
unit defective

Replace airbag control


unit -J234-

01324
Line interruption
Poor vehicle
Checking the data BUS
t

Four-wheel drive control


to the control unit
handling
Chapter
unit -J492Control unit not
no vehicle
Replace control unit
t

fitted
dynamic control
-J492t no communication
t

Control unit -J492defective

01326
Line interruption
no self-diagnosis
t

Multi-functional steering
to the control unit is possible
wheel control unit -J453Control unit not
t

fitted
t no communication

01330
Central control unit for
convenience system
-J393-

Replace control unit


-J453-

Control unit -J453defective

Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

to the control unit is possible


Chapter

Control unit not


fitted

Control unit -J393defective

t no communication

01331
Door control unit, driver

Checking the data BUS


Chapter

Replace control unit


-J393-

t Line interruption no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS


to the control unit is possible
Chapter
80

side -J386-

Control unit not


fitted

Control unit -J386defective

Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

to the control unit is possible


Chapter

Control unit not


fitted

Control unit -J387defective

Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

to the control unit is possible


Chapter

Control unit not


fitted

Control unit J388- defective

Line interruption
no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

to the control unit is possible


Chapter

Control unit not


fitted

Control unit -J389defective

t no communication

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

01333
Door control unit RL
-J388t no communication

01334
Door control unit RR
-J389t no communication

01335
Line interruption
no self-diagnosis
t

Seat/mirror position
to the control unit is possible
control unit Driver's side
Control unit not
t

fitted
t no communication

Replace control unit


-J386-

Replace control unit


-J387-

Replace control unit -J388


-

Replace control unit


-J389-

Checking the data BUS


Chapter
Replace seat position
control unit

Seat position
t control unit
defective
01336
Faults in the
t
Group convenience data
databus lines
bus
t
t

no self-diagnosis Checking the data BUS

is possible
Chapter

defective
Group convenience
data bus

Erasing fault memory

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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.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:

Enter code number by referring to table of codes and


confirm the entry with key Q.

Table of codes

Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

Control units to data bus

Code number

ABS

00002

Airbag

00004

(0-

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

Press .

WSC 60081

Readout on display:
Select function 06 End output and confirm

with Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Reading measured value block

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
Select function 08 Read measured value block and confirm HELP

Select function XX
with Q.
Readout on display:
Enter display group number and confirm the entry with the key Q.
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Read measured value block


HELP
Enter display group
number XXX

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
Readout on display
Engine 1
Gearbox 1
ABS 1
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

Readout on display

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 block 130


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Reading measured value block 130


Two-wire
Central 1 D door 1

Readout on display
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

Readout on display

not assigned
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
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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, 32pin, blue -T32a1Terminal 15


2Right turn signal light
3Speedometer, output 1
4Trailer turn signal lights
5Fuel tank sender
6Light failure
7Terminal 31 (sensor mass)
8Coolant temperature
9Terminal 31 (load mass)
10 Oil pressure switch
Front right door contact switch (as of MY 02
11 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
Door contact switch driver side (vehicles
21 - 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
Rear left and right door contact switch (as of
32 MY02 not assigned)

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Multi-pin plug connection for extended functions,


32-pin, green -T32b1not assigned
2Transponder coil
3not assigned
4not assigned
5W-line
6Washer fluid sensor
7Brake pads
8 - not assigned (as of MY02 CAN High)
9 - not assigned (as of MY02 CAN Low)
10 not assigned
11 not assigned
Air conditioning system (deactivation) for
12 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
Gas discharge lamp failure or step motor
21 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
CAN drive High - output for diagnostic plug
27 connection
CAN drive Low - output for diagnostic plug
28 connection
CAN drive screening - output for diagnostic
29 plug connection
Clock (only dash panel insert with large dot
30 display)
Data (only dash panel insert with large dot
31 display)
32 Input data of the navigation
Test signal from fuel gauge sender -GProcedure Chapter

Contact assignment on the fuel gauge sender -GProcedure Chapter


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Check coolant temperature sender


Procedure Chapter

Testing the speed signal


Procedure Chapter

Outside temperature sensor -G17 Special tools and workshop equipment required
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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
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Handheld multimeter, e.g. -V.A.G 1526 A-

Test conditions
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Oil temperature at least 70 C

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:
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Data BUS drive - priority 1


Data BUS Comfort - priority 2
Note

Both databus cables are connected in Gateway as of MY 01, which is part of the control unit
for dash panel insert.

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
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Vehicle system tester -V.A.G. 1552Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3CHandheld multimeter (e.g. -1526 A-)

Test box -V.A.G. 1598/22-

Test box -V.A.G. 1598/21-

Test box -V.A.G. 1598/33-

Test box -V.A.G. 1598/31-

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

89-

Radio
Multi-functional steering wheel control
unit

10 - Control unit for navigation system


11 - Convenience central control unit
12 -

Climatronic control unit


91

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

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

92

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


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.

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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 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-.
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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 shortcircuit 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
l

Ignition off.
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 short-circuit 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, shortcircuit 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
96

l
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Ignition off.
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
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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.
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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
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Diameter 168 mm
Treble speaker front right -4- and left -1installed in the door at the top in the exterior
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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
4Mute (telephone mode)
Multi-pin plug connection ll, 8-pin
3Speaker + front right
4Speaker - front right
5Speaker + front left
6Speaker - front left
Multi-pin plug connection lll, 8-pin
1 - Gala function (volume adaptation)
4Battery + (tml. 30)
switched positive for electronically amplified
5roof aerial
6Lighting (tml. 58b)
Connection for ignition key-controlled on and
7off (S-contact)
8Battery - (tml. 31)
Radio system with 8 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 -1installed in the door at the top in the exterior
t
mirror trim panel
t
Diameter 36 mm
Bass speaker rear right -7- and left -6in the support, installed on the right and left
t
side
t
Diameter 130 mm

99

Treble speaker rear right -8- and left -5t installed next to the door handle
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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


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

100

Multi-pin plug connection A, 8-pin


Function gala (volume adaptation - not
1valid for MS 201)
2Mute (telephone mode)
3Self-diagnosis/K wire
Connection for ignition key-controlled on and
4off (S-contact)
Battery + (terminal 30) - only for Gamma
5 - radio sets (for radio sets Grundig, MS 303 and
Symphony not assigned)
6Lighting (tml. 58b)
7Battery + (tml. 30)
8Battery - (tml. 31)
Multi-pin plug connection B, 8-pin
1Speaker + rear right
2Speaker - rear right
3Speaker + front right
4Speaker - front right
5Speaker + front left
6Speaker - front left
7Speaker + rear left
8Speaker - rear left
Multi-pin plug connection C, part 1 (yellow)
1Line Out left rear; LR
2Line Out right rear; RR
3Line Out, earth
4Line Out left front; LF
5Line Out right front; RF
6 - Switched PLUS for sound amplifier
Multi-pin plug connection C, part 2 (green)
Telephone input signal; TEL+ (not for MS
7201)
Second display; CLOCK (not assigned for
8 - Grundig radio sets and radio sets with CAN
databus communication)
Second display; DATA (not assigned for
9 - Grundig radio sets and radio sets with CAN
databus communication)
Second display; ENA (not assigned for
10 - Grundig radio sets and radio sets with CAN
databus communication)
Remote control; REM (not assigned for
11 Grundig radio sets)
Telephone input signal; TEL - (not for MS
12 201)
Multi-pin plug connection C, part 3 (blue)
CD changer; DATA IN (for Grundig radio
13 sets DATA)
CD changer; DATA OUT (for Grundig radio
14 sets DATA)
15 - CD changer; CLOCK (for Grundig radio
101

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

1-

Radio

installed in centre console

removing and installing

2-

Treble speaker

Technical data: nominal resistance = 4

in exterior mirror trim panel on inside

removing and installing Chapter

3q
q
4-

Roof aerial
with aerial amplifier
removing and installing Chapter
Bass speaker
102

Technical data: nominal resistance = 4

installed in the rear window shelf on the left

removing and installing Chapter

5q

Treble speaker
Technical data: nominal resistance = 4

next to door handle

removing and installing Chapter

6q

Bass speaker
Technical data: nominal resistance = 4

q
q

installed in door pocket


removing and installing Chapter

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


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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.


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.

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Carefully unclip the treble speaker -1from 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
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Release tool for radio -T10057 -

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 of the new code number.

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 -T10057and -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.
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Disconnect plug.

Install

Attach aerial cable.

Mount plug.
Insert the radio straight into the trim
panel until it locks in place.
Check the coding, if necessary newly
code: Vehicle diagnosis, testing and
information system VAS 5051

Removing and installing the roof aerial

Up to model year 98

1q
2q
q
3q
4-

Aerial rod
for screwing in
Aerial base
with installed amplifier
removing and installing: lower moulded headliner at rear
Aerial cable for radio
from roof aerial to radio
Nut M14 with serrated washer
107

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
5Gasket
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-.

1Aerial rod
q
for screwing in, as of manufacturing date 30 04 01
2Aerial base
q
with installed amplifier for radio
q
removing and installing: lower moulded headliner at rear
3Aerial cable for radio
q
from roof aerial to the radio set (centre console)
4Aerial cable for telephone
q from roof aerial to the control unit for telephone operating electronics (interface box)
5Nut 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
6Gasket

108

109

Removing and installing roof aerial for radio as of MY 2002

1Aerial 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
2Connection of the aerial cable for radio
3Nut 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
4Roof

110

Removing and installing roof aerial for radio and telephone as of MY 2002

1Aerial 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
2Connection of the aerial cable for radio
3Connection of aerial cable for telephone
4Nut 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
5Roof
Removing and installing roof aerial for radio, telephone and navigation system as of MY 2002

111

1Aerial 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
2Connection of aerial cable for navigation
3Connection of the aerial cable for radio
4Connection of aerial cable for telephone
5Nut 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
6Roof

Telephone systems
WARNING

Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing work on the electrical system.
112

Note

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

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 pre-installation.
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

113

1q
2-

Radio
removing and installing Chapter
Cable from interface box to radio

Mute

Signal for door loudspeaker

3q
q
4-

Telephone microphone -R38in the left trim panel of pillar A


removing and installing Chapter
Treble speaker

in exterior mirror trim panel on inside

removing and installing Chapter

5q
q
6q
7-

Roof aerial for radio and mobile phone


with aerial amplifier for radio
removing and installing Chapter
Aerial cable for telephone
Routing along the left B pillar up to the centre console
Bass speaker
114

q
q
8q

installed in door trim panel


removing and installing Chapter
Aerial cable for radio
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
q
10 q

under the centre console next to the handbrake lever


removing and installing Chapter
Mobile phone holder with mobile phone
in the box of the front armrest

with mount

removing and installing Chapter

Telephone preinstallation 1

1-

Roof aerial for radio and telephone -R51-

2345q
6q

Radio
Door loudspeaker
Voltage supply (terminals 15a, 31 and 58b)
Connector of telephone preinstallation
behind the radio Anchor
Aerial cable for telephone
behind the radio
115

Connector assignment (position 5)


Contact

Assignment

1
2
3
4

Terminal 15a
terminal 58b
terminal 31
not assigned

Telephone preinstallation 2 - Cullmann

1-

Roof aerial for radio and telephone -R51-

2345q

Radio
Door loudspeaker
Voltage supply for telephone system
Telephone microphone -R38in the left trim panel of pillar A

6 - VDA plug connection for control unit of telephone operating electronics (interface box)
116

under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever Anchor

7 - Control unit for the mobile phone operating electronics -J412- (interface box)
q
8q

under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever


Plug connection for linking to interface box
in the pouch next to the handbrake in the handbrake lever console

Telephone system

1-

Roof aerial for radio and telephone -R51-

2345q

Radio
Door loudspeaker
Voltage supply for telephone system
Telephone microphone -R38in 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
8q

under the centre console, next to the handbrake lever


Mobile phone holder with mobile phone
in the mount, in the armrest between the front seats or on the dash panel middle part

117

Connector assignment (position 6)


Conta Assignment
ct

Conta Assignment
ct

Terminal 31

10

Terminal 15a

not assigned

11

Terminal 30a

Vehicle speed signal

12

Terminal 58b

to radio connector A (mute)

13

not assigned

not assigned

14

not assigned

not assigned

15

not assigned

to radio connector C, part 2, contact 12


(telephone input signal, TEL-)

16

to radio connector C, part 2, contact 7


(telephone input signal, TEL+)

not assigned

17

not assigned

Telephone microphone -R38-

18

Telephone microphone -R38-

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

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

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 interface box is located under the centre console next to the handbrake
t
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
118

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.

Disconnect the plug connection


Chapter from the retaining plate
Chapter.

119

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.

Overview of the mount for the mobile phone 1

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

123q
4-

Mobile phone
Console
Connector
to the interface box with the spiral cable
2 Nm
120

5678q

Mounting bracket
Retaining plate
Dash panel middle part
Mobile phone holder
with plug connection to the interface box

Overview of the mount for the mobile phone 2


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

12t

Mobile phone
Mobile phone holder
with plug connection to the interface box

345-

8 Nm
Mount for telephone preinstallation 2 - CULLMANN
Mount for mobile phone holder NOKIA 3110 and NOKIA 6210

6-

Armrest

7-

Mount for mobile phone

in the armrest
121

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.

Plug connection for linking to interface box for telephone preinstallation 2 - CULLMANN

1t
2t

Connecting cable
of mobile phone holder
Plug connection
of interface box
122

3-

Covering for the hand brake lever

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

1t
2t

Left trim panel of pillar A


removing and installing Body Work Rep. Gr.70
Telephone microphone -R38is locked in the trim panel of pillar A

Microphone cable is layed up to the interior light of the vehicle

Plug connection to wiring loom behind the interior light

34t

Plug connection of microphone


Interior light of the vehicle
removing and installing Chapter
123

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 microphone cable.

Install

Installation is carried out in the reverse order.

Removing and installing the microphone for the telephone -R38- 09.00 ?
The microphone for the telephone -R38- is installed in the interior light of the vehicle.
Overview

124

1t
t

Telephone microphone -R38secured in the interior light with catch pegs


Plug connection to wiring loom behind the interior light

2t

Interior light of the vehicle


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
l

All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.


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

Enter address word 56 Radio and confirm the entry


with the key Q.

approx. 5 secs
the display
will show
tAfter
1U0035186C:
Set version
number
of thee.g.:
radio set

WSC XXXXX: Workshop code


126

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout in the display of the radio during the selfdiagnosis: DIAG.

-> -Press key.

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.
Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault Finding and
Fitting Locations

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does
not respond!

Vehicle system test


HELP
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 - 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 1551/3Switch 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


127

X faults detected!

display.
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

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault


memory and Erase fault memory, the fault memory is not
erased.
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.

Vehicle system test


->
Fault memory erased!

If no fault is stored:

-> -Press key.

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

HELP

Enter function 06 End output and confirm with Select function XX

the key Q.

Fault table
Note

t
t

The fault table is ordered according to the 5-digit fault code on the left.
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 earth cables of the system according to the current flow
t
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 Possible cause of
-V.A.G 1552fault

Possible effects

128

Rectifying fault

00668
Onboard voltage
tml. 30
signal too low*

Battery voltage
below 9.5 V,
t battery
insufficiently
charged

poor or no function of radio set

* This fault may


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

00849
S contact on
ignition starter
switch D
open circuit

Ignition starter
switch N.O.K

t Wiring N.O.K
t

Radio N.O.K

Reading
measured
value block
Chapter

Test battery;
charge if
necessary
Chapter
Check
generator
Chapter
It is not possible for the radio to
Reading
switch itself on again automatically
measured
when switching on the ignition, if the
value block
ignition was previously switched off
Chapter
while the radio was switched on.
Test wiring
When switching on the ignition the
radio, which is switched on, switches according to
current flow
itself off automatically after 1 hour.
diagram
Test ignition
starter switch,

replace if
necessary
Chapter

00852
Loudspeaker f
short-circuit
open circuit

Short-circuit
between the
cables or to
t
earth to one of
the front
loudspeakers

one front loudspeaker does not


work

one front bass speaker does not


work

Reading
measured
value block
Chapter

Line interruption
to one of the
t
front
loudspeakers

00853
Loudspeaker r
short-circuit
open circuit

Short-circuit
between the
cables or to
t
earth to one of
the rear
loudspeakers

Performing
actuator
diagnosis
Chapter.

Test wiring
according to
the current
flow diagram.
one rear loudspeaker does not work

Performing
actuator
diagnosis
Chapter.
Reading
measured
value block

t Line interruption
129

to one of the
rear
loudspeakers

00855
Wiring to CD
Connection to CD t changer
changer or CD
defective
player
no communication t CD changer
defective

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

Test wiring
according to
the current
flow diagram.

t Radio defective

00856
Aerial (radio)

Aerial cable
defective

short-circuit

Aerial cable not


plugged in

open circuit

t Aerial defective

Reading
measured
value block
Chapter

no or poor radio reception

Replace CD
changer.

Replace
radio.

Reading
measured
value block
Chapter

Check aerial
cable.

Test wiring
according to
the current
flow diagram.

01044
Control unit
wrongly coded

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


not coded
Incorrect fault entry in the fault
t
memory

Inspecting
aerial.

This fault
message
cannot be
erased.
Code radio
functions

Chapter
radio
Gamma.

65535
Control unit
defective

Radio defective

Function of radio set not O.K.

130

Replace
radio.

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
t

Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- with cable -V.A.G 1551/3-

Test 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

->

131

Readout on display:
Erasing fault memory Chapter.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Ending output Chapter.

Code radio
The following can be coded on the radio:
t

Country (state)

Sound adaptation (musical setting)

Number of passive loudspeakers

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)

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)
3 Coding number for radio configuration (CD changer and active roof aerial)

Table of codes (up to MY01)


X

Coding number for the country

Europe and other countries


X

Coding number for sound tuning

Basic setting
X

Coding number for number of passive rear loudspeakers

2 passive front loudspeakers

4 passive loudspeakers
X

Coding number for sound system correction

no correction

with correction
X Coding number for radio configuration
132

1 Radio with active roof aerial


3 Radio with CD changer and active roof aerial
5 Radio with second display in dash panel insert and active roof aerial
7 Radio with second display in dash panel insert, active roof aerial and CD
changer

Table of
codes

(as of MY02)

Coding number for the country

Europe

other countries
X

Coding number for sound tuning

Basic setting
X

Coding number for number of passive loudspeakers

no loudspeakers

1 passive loudspeaker - front left

2 passive loudspeakers - front

2 passive loudspeakers - rear

4 passive loudspeakers
X

Coding number for sound system correction

no correction

1)

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
133

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

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
32000)

(0-

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 multifunctional 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:

Vehicle system test


Enter 06 for the function End output. Select function XX

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

Vehicle system test


06 End output

Readout on display:

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

HELP

Vehicle system
test
HELP
Select function
XX

Switch off ignition.


Separate vehicle system tester.
134

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
t
t
t

information on multi-functional steering wheel


Information on data display from the display of the radio on the external
display of the dash panel insert
Information on vehicle speed
Information on the intensity of the display illumination

Information on status terminal 15

Information on status S contact

Information on status radio (On/Off)

135

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:
Enter 08 for the function Read measured value block

and confirm the entry with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Readout on display:
Read measured value block

Enter the desired three-digit display group number and Q

Display group number XXX


confirm the entry with the key Q.
Measured value block 001
(for radios MS 303, Symphony without CD player and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value
block 1
0

12.3 V

Readout on display

60 %

on
Status S contact
l
l
l

can be checked during continuous output of measured


values
off - ignition key withdrawn
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


l

1)

1)

0 or 1 (4 pulses for each revolution of tyre)

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

136

Readout on display

Lsp. front

O.K.

Lsp. rear

O.K.
Status of rear loudspeaker
l

1)

O.K.

Short circuit

Open circuit

Rear loudspeaker

1)

Status of front loudspeaker


l

O.K.

Short circuit

Open circuit

Front loudspeaker

1)

Display only in the case of passive rear loudspeakers.

Measured value block 002


(for radios MS 303 and Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 2
Lsp. FL

O.K.

Lsp. FR

Readout on display

O.K.
Status of front right loudspeaker
l

O.K.

Short circuit

Open circuit

Front right loudspeaker


Status of front left loudspeaker
l

O.K.

Short circuit

Open circuit

Front left loudspeaker


137

Measured value block 003


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

Readout on display
O.K.
not assigned

not assigned
Status of aerial
l

O.K.

Short circuit

Open circuit

Type of aerial
l

passive

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
Lsp. RL

O.K.

Lsp. RR

Readout on display

O.K.
Status of rear right loudspeaker
l

O.K.

Short circuit

Open circuit

Rear right loudspeaker


Status of rear left loudspeaker
l

O.K.
138

Short circuit

Open circuit

Rear left loudspeaker

Measured value block 004


(for radios Symphony without CD player)
Reading measured value block 4
0

Readout on display

Telephone

off
Status of input telephone mute
l

Telephone in operation = on

Telephone switched off = off

Telephone
not assigned
Status of control output of active amplifier
l
l

0 = Status O.K
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

Readout on display
O.K.
not assigned

not assigned
Status of aerial
l
l
139

O.K.
Short circuit

Open circuit

Type of aerial
l
l

passive
active (e.g. roof aerial with aerial amplifier)

Measured value block 005


(for radios Symphony without CD player)
Reading measured value block 5
CD link

Readout on display
O.K.

Status of CD link
l

O.K.

N.O.K.

1)

CD link

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
0

Telephone

Readout on display
off
Status of input telephone mute
l

Telephone in operation = on

Telephone switched off = off

Telephone
140

not assigned
Status of control output of active amplifier
l
l

0 = status O.K.
1 = Short circuit to earth

Measured value block 006


(for radios Symphony with CD player)
Reading measured value block 6
CD link

Readout on display
O.K.

Status of CD link
l
l

O.K.
N.O.K.

1)

CD link

1)

Display also if no CD changer is fitted.

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
141

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
t

Before disconnecting the battery determine the code of radio sets fitted with anti-theft
coding.
After connecting the battery, perform the following:
142

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


Navigation System

Note

All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.


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Battery voltage at least 11 volts

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 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

3B0919887 D: Control unit version number of navigation


system RNS-D

Navigation: System designation

0002: Software version number

00000: Coding control unit

WSC 00000: Workshop code

3B0919887A
Navigation 0002
Coding 00000
WSC 00000

Navigation system readout on the display during the selfdiagnosis DIAG.


Note

144

->

Radio unit and navigation unit have different control unit


version numbers.

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


t 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.

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

The control unit does not


respond!
HELP

0002 ->
WSC 00000

Readout on display:

After pressing the HELP button an overview of the


selectable functions is displayed.

Move forward in the programme with the -> key.


Available functions of the self-diagnosis

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

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 workshop
erasing fault
memoryrequired
Special
tools and
equipment

Switch on ignition.
145

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- and select the address word 37 Navigation
Anchor.

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

Enter 02 for the function Interrogate fault memory and HELP

Select function XX
confirm the entry with the key Q.
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

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault


memory and Erase fault memory, the fault memory is not
erased.
Readout on display:

-> Press key.


Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm the
entry with the key Q.
Vehicle system test

Rectify the faults displayed by referring to the fault

table Chapter.

->
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.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Fault table
Note

t All the possible faults which can be detected by the radio navigation system and can be
displayed on the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below according to the 5146

digit fault code.


Before it is determined if the component is replaced, the wiring and the plug connections
t 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 1552-

Possible causes of fault

Possible effects

Rectifying fault

00481
Line
interruption
between
TMC and nav.
t

Connection or TMC box the navigation does


not provide traffic
defective
information

Check wires Current flow


diagrams and Fitting
locations.
Replace TMC box.

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

Battery voltage below


9.5 V

Battery insufficiently
charged

Poor or no function of
Reading measured value

navigation unit
block Chapter.

Battery defective

t Generator defective
large number of
t electrical components
switched on

1)

Test battery, charge if


necessary Chapter
Inspect AC generator
Current flow diagrams
and Fitting locations.

Function of navigation Switch off all the consumers

not OK
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 fault

Possible effects

00854

147

Rectifying fault

Output radio display Wiring


t
dash panel insert1)
defective
no communication

RadioNavigation
t
System
defective

No data transfer between


Reading measured

Radio-Navigation System and


value block Chapter.
dash panel insert, readout in
Test wiring according to
display of dash panel insert

current flow diagram.


not O.K.
Conduct self-diagnosis
of dash panel insert,
replace dash panel
insert if necessary

Dash panel
t insert
defective

Chapter.

Replace RadioNavigation System.

00862
Navigation aerial
(GPS) - -R50/R52-

Wiring
defective

Function of navigation not OK


Reading measured

(positioning)
value block Chapter.

Navigation
Open circuit/short
t aerial (GPS)
circuit to
positive/short circuit defective
to earth

Test wiring according to


current flow diagram.
Test navigation aerial
(GPS), replace if
necessary.

00867
Link to ABS control
unit

Wiring
defective

no signal

Wheel sensor
defective

Navigation N.O.K.

ABS control
t unit
defective

Perform adaptation of
the wheel pulses or the
tyre circumference
Chapter.

Reading measured
value block Chapter.

Perform ABS selfdiagnosis.

Test wiring according to


current flow diagram.

Reading measured
value block Chapter.

Test wiring according to


current flow diagram.

01311
Data BUS:
Information
no signal

Wiring
defective

Function of Sound System


(DSP) not O.K.

RadioNavigation
t
System
defective
t Sound
System
148

(DSP)
defective
65535
Control unit
defective

RadioNavigation
System
defective

Function of navigation not OK

Replace RadioNavigation 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:
Enter 08 for the function Read measured value block

and confirm the entry with the key Q.


Readout on display:

Read measured value block


Enter display group number XXX

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Q

Measured value block 001


Reading measured value
block 1
0

12.3 V

60%

Readout on display

on
Status S contact
l Can be checked during continuous output of measured
149

values
l

Withdraw ignition key = readout off

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
Reverse OFF

Readout on display

Tml. 15 ON

Status tml. 15
l

Ignition switched on = tml. 15 ON

Ignition switched off = tml. 15 OFF

Status of reversing light switch


l

Reverse gear engaged = rev. g. ON

Reverse gear not engaged = rev. g. OFF

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3
GPS aerial

Readout on display
O.K.

150

Status GPS receiver


l

O.K.

N.O.K.

GPS receiver

Measured value block 004


Reading measured value block 4
ext. displ.

Readout on display
O.K.

Status external display


l

O.K.

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
Databus

Readout on display
O.K.

Databus status
l
151

O.K.

N.O.K.

Databus

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


Reading measured value block 6
left

0 km/h

Readout on display
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
left

Readout on display

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
t

Tyre size
Number of pulses of wheel speed sensors
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Resetting the production values

The individual functions are retrieved by entering the relevant number of the adaptation
channel (refer to adaptation table).
Adaptation table:
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


Channel 1
the 4-digit number, e.g. 01915.

Table for tyre circumferences; page Anchor.

Adaptation
1930 ->
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Readout on display:

Channel 1

153

Adaptation
(- -)

1915 Q

Confirm the entry with the key Q.


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

Channel 1
Adaptation
Store changed value?

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


t by referring to 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.

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

205/55 R16

1930

Channel 1
Adaptation
1915
->
Changed value stored

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:
Vehicle system test

Enter 10 for the function Adaptation and confirm the HELP

Select function XX
entry with the key Q.
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

154

45
(- -)

>

Readout on display:
Channel 2
Adaptation
45
>
Enter adaptation value 00043

Enter new number of pulses. Place three 0s (zero)

ahead of the 2-digit number, e.g. 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:

Channel 2
Adaptation
Store changed value?

Confirm the entry with the key Q.

43 Q

43 Q

Readout on display:

-> Press key.


Enter 06 for the function End output.

Channel 2
Adaptation
>
Changed value stored

Adapt production value

43

Channel 03 makes it possible to reset the entered


production values.
Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

Enter 10 for the function "Adaptation" and confirm the HELP

Select function XX
entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Confirm the entry with the key Q.

Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 03 for channel 3.

Channel 3

Adaptation

-> Press key.

0
- -

Channel 3 Adaptation 0
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

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:


0 - no
155

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:
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

Enter the address word 37 Navigation and

confirm with the key Q.


Readout on display:

-> Press key.

3B0919887A
Coding 00003

Enter the function 07 and confirm the entry


with the key Q.

Navigation 0002
->
WSC 00000

Readout on display:

Enter code number by referring to table of codes and


confirm the entry with the key Q.

Table of codes

Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
32000)

Conduct coding

Vehicle equipment

00001

no TMC box and no telephone

00002

with TMC box, no telephone


156

(0-

1)

no TMC box, with telephone

00004

with TMC box and with telephone

1)

Only valid for telephone with CAN databus connection

The control unit coding appears on the display,


e.g. 00003.

1)

00003

-> Press key.

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

3B0919887A
Coding 00003

Navigation 0002
->
WSC 00000

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Electronic anti-theft lock


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
t

the voltage supply (terminal 30) drops below a certain voltage


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

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
157

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
t 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

158

12-

Connection for navigation system aerial


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


26-pin plug connection
4-

Terminal 15 (ignition)
159

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

160

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-

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
161

1-

Gala (volume adaptation)

2-

Mute (telephone mode)

34-

Self-diagnosis/K wire
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:

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:

162

Press locking catch -arrow- and pull out release


tools.
Installing:
Fit together plug connections at Radio
Navigation 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.

163

Multi-functional steering wheel


WARNING

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

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

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
t

Radio and cruise control system


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 higher.

The use of the fault read-out scan tool -V.A.G 1551- or the vehicle diagnosis, measurement
t 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 3C-

Connecting vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552Test conditions


t
t

All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.


Battery voltage at least 11 V.
164

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.
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 multifunctional steering wheel version with CAN databus

1J0907487 B: Control unit version number for multifunctional 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

00119: Coding control unit

WSC 00000: Workshop code

If the following readout appears in the display:

Press the HELP button, a list of possible fault causes is


displayed.

The control unit does not


respond
HELP

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

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:

02 -

Interrogating fault memory

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Chapter
165

HELP

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 3CSwitch 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.

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

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault


memory and Erase fault memory, the fault memory is not
erased.
display:
Readout on
Press
key.

Press key.
166

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
t can be displayed on the vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552- are listed below according to
the 5-digit fault code.
Before it is determined if the component is replaced, the wiring and the plug connections
t 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 cause of fault
-V.A.G 1552-

Rectifying fault

00926
Terminal 30
t
t

Signal too
Voltage regulator on generator
t
high
defective
Signal too
Wiring or plug connections to
low
t the steering wheel control unit
defective
t

Battery discharged

AC generator defective

Inspect AC generator Current flow


diagrams and Fitting locations.
Check wiring and plug connections to the
steering wheel control unit according to
the current flow diagram.
Check battery Chapter.

Wiring or plug connections to


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

167

Code the control unit Chapter.

Display
-V.A.G 1552-

Possible cause of fault

Rectifying fault

01336
Group
convenience data
bus
Open
t circuit/shortcircuit to earth

Line interruption or shortcircuit

Test CAN databus - Comfort Chapter.

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.

01341
CU in dash panel
insert on CAN
Comfort -J285 Open
circuit/short
t
circuit to
positive
t

implausible
signal

Test CAN databus Chapter, if necessary


replace control unit in dash panel insert.

01426
Operating unit in
the steering wheel
-E221Open
t circuit/shortcircuit to earth

Line interruption or shortCheck wiring and plug connections to the


circuit between - E221- and
multi-functional steering wheel control
t

multi-functional steering
unit according to the current flow
wheel control unit - J453diagram Current flow diagrams and
Fitting locations.

65535
Control unit
defective
Multi-functional steering
t wheel control unit -J453defective
t

Wiring or plug connections


defective

Replace multi-functional steering wheel


control unit.

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


168

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.


Confirm the entry with the key
Q.

1J0907487 A
Coding 00119

Steering wheel electronics 0002 ->


WSC 00000

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

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

Code control unit


Q
Enter code number XXXXX
(032000)

Press key.

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

1J0907487 A
0002 ->
Coding 00119

Steering wheel electronics

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

WSC 00000

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

169

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
t

Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3, 3A, 3B oder 3C-

Perform 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:
Actuator diagnosis
Radio quieter

The volume is reset for 3 seconds.

->

Press key.

Readout on display:
Actuator diagnosis
Station finding forward

Search for the next station.

->

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.

->

Press key.

Readout on display:

Actuator diagnosis
Horn activation - H

Press key.

Actuator diagnosis
End

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

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

->

HELP

Reading measured value block


For fault finding, display the status of the input signals in the measured value blocks.
170

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:
Read measured value block

Enter the desired three-digit display group number and Q

Enter display group number XXX


confirm the entry with the key Q.
Measured value block 001
Reading measured value block 1
not
activated

not
activated

not
activated

Readout on display

not
activated
Status button for station finding
upwards
l

not activated

Mem. down

Status button for station finding downwards


l

not activated

Mem. up

Status set button for volume higher


l

not activated

louder

Status set button for resetting volume


l

not activated

quieter

Measured value block 002 (for control unit with coding 00119 Anchor)
Reading measured value block 2
not activated

not activated

not activated

Readout on display

not activated
Status MODE button
l

171

not activated

activated

Status TEL button


l

not activated

activated

Status SET - button


l

not activated

Mem. up

Status RES + button


l

not activated

Mem. down

Measured value block 002 (for control unit with coding 00008 and 00118 Anchor)
Reading measured value block 2
not activated

not activated

not activated

Readout on display

not activated
Status CANCEL button
l
l
l

not activated
activated

ignore

Status SET - button


l

not activated

Mem. up

Status RES + button


l

not activated

Mem. down

Measured value block 003 (for CU 1J0907487 A)


Reading measured value block 3
not activated

Readout on display
12.3 V
172

Vehicle voltage
Status horn
l

activated

not activated

Measured value block 003 (for CU 1J0907487 B)


Reading measured value block 3
not activated

Readout on display

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.


Unplug connector -1-.
Remove both sheet metal contacts for the horn -2-.

173

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 multi-functional
steering wheel -J453-

Retaining clip
1
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
12
13
14
15
16
18
2, 7, 11, 17

Operation
Convenience CAN low
Convenience CAN high
Cruise control system OFF
Radio, databus lines serial
K cable, diagnosis
Cruise control system - SET
Horn relay
Earth, terminal 31
Terminal 15
Battery positive, terminal 30
Cruise control system - CANCEL
Illumination
Cruise control system - RES
Single wire CAN
Not assigned

174

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.

175

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.

176

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

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

177

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.

178

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

179

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.

180

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 -2pull 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.

181

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

setting park position Chapter

removing and installing Chapter

2t
3t

Wiper blade
Removing and installing wiper rubber Chapter
Spray nozzle
only for vehicles Octavia

adjust Chapter

replace Chapter

4t

Rubber hose
only for vehicles Octavia
182

5-

Final drive

only for vehicles Octavia

6-

Gasket ring

7t

Wiper motor
removing and installing Anchor

8-

8 Nm

9-

Rubber ring

10 -

Spacer

11 t

Spray nozzle
only for vehicles Octavia Combi -> MY 00

adjust Chapter

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.

183

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.

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.


184

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.

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.

185

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
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.

186

Removing and installing the rain sensor


Removing

Removing rear-view mirror Body work Rep. Gr.68.

Remove interior light Chapter.


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.

187

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
q
7q
8q

H3 - 12 V, 55 W
Removal of light bulb Chapter
Headlight range control motor
removing and installing Chapter
Light bulb for the parking light
W5W - 12 V, 5 W

Removal of light bulb Chapter

9-

Light bulb for main beam and low beam


188

q
q

H4 - 12 V, 60/55 W
Replace light bulb Chapter

10 -

Screw cap

Overall view 08.00 ?

12q
q
3q
q
4q
q

Headlight housing
Light bulb for main beam and low beam
H4 - 12 V, 60/55 W
Removal of light bulb Chapter
Light bulb for the parking light
W5W - 12 V, 5 W
Removal of light bulb Chapter
Light bulb for the fog light
H3 - 12 V, 55 W
Removal of light bulb Chapter
189

56q

Screw cap
Headlight range control motor
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.

Cover the bumper in the area of the headlight with adhesive tape in order to avoid damage
to the paintwork.

Unscrew screw -arrow- (2 Nm).

Remove turn signal light


Chapter.

Unscrew the four screws -arrows(2Nm).


connections
for the headlight.

Installation is carried out in the reverse


190

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

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
191

the slot above the headlight.


For vehicles 08.00 ?

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

192

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.

193

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 removed.

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

194

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 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.

195

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.

196

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:
197

Unclip the side turn signal with a suitable tool


-arrow-.
Note

Cover the paintwork with a suitable protection


(e.g. textile adhesive tape).
The catch peg -arrow- is positioned at the front
t
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
t

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.

198

Repairing rear lights

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

A general overview

12q
3q
4q
567q
8q
9q

Rear light housing


Light bulb for rear fog light
12 V, P21 W
Light bulb for the parking light
12 V, R5 W
Fixing nuts, M5
3 Nm
Body
Lamp holder
Light bulb for the turn signal light
12 V, P21 W
Light bulb for the brake light
12 V, P21 W
Light bulb for reversing lights
12 V, P21 W

Removing and installing the light bulb from the lamp holder
199

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).

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.
200

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.

201

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.

202

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.

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.

203

Disconnect plug connection -1-.


Slacken the Allan screw (5 mm) -2- on the
warm-type 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:

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.

204

Contact assignment on the steering


column switch - up to MY 98

A - Connection for the windscreen wiper switch


Connection for the onboard computer
B(optional equipment)
Connection for the cruise control system
C(optional equipment)
D - Connection for the turn signal switch

Contact assignment for the windscreen wiper


switch -A1Terminal 53a
2Interval wiping
3Terminal 53b
4Rear window wiper
5Terminal 53c
6Terminal 53e
7Terminal 31
8Terminal 53

Contact assignment for the turn signal switch -D1Terminal 56


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

205

Contact assignment on the steering


column switch - as of MY 99

A - Connection for the windscreen wiper switch


Connection for the multi-function display
B - (optional equipment) and intermittent wiper
switch
Connection for the cruise control system
C(optional equipment)
D - Connection for the turn signal switch

Contact assignment for the windscreen wiper


switch -A1Terminal 53a
2Interval wiping
3Terminal 53b
4Rear window wiper
5Terminal 53c
6Terminal 53e
7Terminal 31
8Terminal 53
Contact assignment for the multi-function display
(optional equipment) and intermittent wiper
switch -B1 - MFD - top function selection
2 - MFD - bottom function selection
3MFD - terminal 31
4 - MFD - Reset/change over switch level 1/2
Regulator for the windscreen wiper interval
5switching (POT)
6Terminal 31

206

Contact assignment for the switch for cruise


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

Contact assignment for the turn signal switch -D1Terminal 56


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

207

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.
There is no need to remove the steering wheel and the steering column switch. To provide a better
t
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:
208

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.

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.

209

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
PPark position

Removing and installing rear lights Octavia Combi


WARNING

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

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

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.
210

Removing

Open tailgate.

Open side compartment.

Disconnect the plug connection.

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).

211

Additional brake light


WARNING

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

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

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.

212

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:

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.

213

Lever the 3 latch springs -3- and the


catch peg -4- out of the slots in the
tailgate.

Close the tailgate.


Remove the complete additional brake
light -2- from the tailgate.
Unplug plug connection -1-.

Install

Installation is carried out in the reverse


order.

Change light bulbs:

Screw the three Phillips head screws -1out of the lamp holder -2-.
The light bulbs -3- are plugged in. They
can be pulled out of the lamp holder -1and plugged in.
Note

The light bulbs do not have a base and can


be replaced by hand.

214

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


215

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.

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.

Parking aid - overall view


WARNING

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

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

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.

216

1t
t
2t
t

The warning buzzer for the parking aid -H15Rear part of B pillar
removing and installing Chapter
Control unit for the parking aid -J446in left of luggage compartment on wheel housing
removing and installing Chapter

3-

Parking aid senders

in the bottom part of the rear bumper

removing and installing Chapter

Removing and installing parking aid control unit -J446Removing:


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.


217

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


Note

When replacing the bumper, in the new bumper new sender holders must be stuck on,
whose visible part is painted in the colour of the bumper.

t The inner and outer sender holders are not identical, part no. Electronic Catalogue of
218

Original parts.
Before the sender holders are stuck on, the contact surfaces on the bumper must be
t cleaned, de-greased and activator 3M plastprimer 4298UV (www.3m.com - Order No. 700706-9724-1) must be applied.
t
t

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


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.

219

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 -J446-

Rear left parking aid sensor -G203-

Centre rear left parking aid sensor -G204-

Centre rear right parking aid sensor -G205-

t
t

Rear right parking aid sensor -G206The warning buzzer for the rear parking aid -H15-

After 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

220

Initiating self-diagnosis of the parking aid


Connect vehicle system tester-V.A.G 1552- and select parking aid control unit.
Test conditions
l
l

All fuses must be OK in compliance with the current flow diagram.


Battery voltage at least 11 V.

The diagnostic connection is located in the storage compartment on the driver's side.

Connect vehicle system tester -V.A.G


1552 - with the cable -V.A.G 1551/3 -.
Switch on ignition.

Readout on display:
Note
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

If there is nothing on the display: Operating


instructions of vehicle system tester

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


t

1U0919283 Parking aid


Coding 00103

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.

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
221

Vehicle system
test
HELP

diagnostic cable binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault


Finding and Fitting Locations.

The control unit


does not respond

Vehicle system test


HELP
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


selectable functions is displayed.

Move forward in the programme with the -> key.


Self-diagnosis functions
The following functions are possible:
02 05 06 07 08 10 -

Interrogate the fault memory Chapter.


Erasing fault memory Chapter.

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

Ending output Chapter.


Code the control unit Chapter.
Reading measured value block Chapter.
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 1551/3Switch 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.


222

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Note

If the ignition was switched off between Interrogate fault


memory and Erase fault memory, the fault memory is not
erased.
Readout on display:

-> Press key.


Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm the
entry with the key Q.
Vehicle system test

Rectify the faults displayed by referring to the fault

table Chapter.

->
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
t

The fault table is ordered according to the 5-digit fault code on the left.
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
t
flow diagram. Only if no fault is detected here should the part be replaced. This applies in
particular if the fault is shown as sporadically occurred (SP).
Display -V.A.G
1552-

Possible cause of fault

Possible effects Rectifying fault

01543

Parking aid warning Short-circuit between -H15t


buzzer -H15and earth
short-circuit to

t Parking aid warning buzzer

no warning
given when
reversing

223

Fault finding
according to current
flow diagram.
-H15- replace.

earth
01545

Rear left parking


aid sensor -G203short-circuit to
positive
short-circuit to
earth

defective

Short circuit between -G203- no warning


t and parking aid control unit given when
reversing
and earth
t

-G203- defective

Fault finding
according to current
flow diagram.
-G203- replace.

01546

Centre rear left


parking aid sensor
-G204-

Short circuit between -G204- no warning


t and parking aid control unit given when
reversing
and earth

short-circuit to
positive
short-circuit to
earth

-G204- defective

Fault finding
according to current
flow diagram.
-G204- replace.

01547

Centre rear right


parking aid sensor
-G205-

Short circuit between -G205- no warning


t and parking aid control unit given when
reversing
and earth

short-circuit to
positive
short-circuit to
earth

-G205- defective

Fault finding
according to current
flow diagram.
-G205- replace.

01548

Rear right parking


aid sensor -G206short-circuit to
positive

Short circuit between -G206- no warning


t and parking aid control unit given when
reversing
and earth
t

-G206- defective

01549

224

Fault finding
according to current
flow diagram.
-G206- replace.

Voltage supply for


parking aid sensor
short-circuit to
earth

no warning
Short-circuit to earth
t between sensor and parking given when
reversing
aid control unit

Fault finding
according to current
flow diagram.

65535

Control unit
defective

Control unit for the parking


aid -J446- defective

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.

Readout on display:
Coding control unit
Enter code number by referring to table of codes. Example: Enter code number XXXXX
(0
00103
32000)
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:
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:
End coding with the -> key.
Readout on display:

Code control unit


Enter code number 00103
1J0919283 Parking aid
Coding 00103

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Reading measured value block


225

Q
(0-32000)

0001 ->
WSC xxxxx
HELP

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
Select function XX

Enter address word 08 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

What appears in the display is the measured value


block selected in standardised form.
Measured value block 001
Reading measured value block 1
50 cm

110 cm

90 cm

Readout on display

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

Measured value block 002


Reading measured value block 2
50 cm

20km/h

Signal off

Readout on display

Light
OFF

Warning light
226

HELP

Light ON

Light OFF

1)

Warning buzzer
l

Signal on

Signal off

Vehicle speed
l

0 ... 300 km/h

Minimum distance
l

1)

Minimum distance of the four distances measured

Also displayed if warning light not fitted.

Measured value block 003


Reading measured value block 3
12.0 V

Rev.
yes

Tr. no

Readout on display

activated

Function button
l

activated1)

not activated

Trailer display
l

Tr. yes

Tr. no

Reverse gear display


l

Rev. yes

Rev. no

Supply voltage sensors


l

1)

0 ... 15 V

Also displayed if function button not fitted.


227

Adaptation

The volume of the warning signal can be altered with the Adaptation function (channel 01):
Performing function 10 - Adaptation
Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
Enter address word 10 and confirm the entry with the key HELP

Select function XX
Q.
Readout on display:
Adaptation

Enter 10 (channel number).


Enter channel number XX
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Channel 01
Adaptation 6
->
Readout on display:
(- -)

-> Press key.


Readout on display:
Channel 01
Adaptation 6
Enter adaptation value by hand (e.g. 00005).
Enter adaptation value XXXXX
The volume can be adjusted in stages from 1 through 10.
Channel 01
Adaptation 6
Q
Readout on display:
Enter
adaptation
value
00005
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Channel 01
Adaptation 5
Q
Readout on display:
(- -)
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Channel 01
Adaptation 5
Q
Readout on display:
Store
changed
value?
Confirm the entry with the key Q.
Channel 01
Adaptation 5
->
Readout on display:
Changed
value
stored
End the adaptation of the volume with the -> key.
Readout on display:

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

228

HELP

Roof sign TAXI


WARNING

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

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

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.

229

Unscrew nuts -2-.


Disconnect plug connection, plug off
contacts and remove holder -1-.

Install

Installation is carried out in the reverse


order.

Self
diagnosis
for the Xenon headlights with automatic regulation (System Litronic 4.1)
General
Instructions

Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts


230

l
l

Earth connection to engine and gearbox O.K.


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 test


HELP
vehicle system tester.
Communication build-up is possible after entering the address
word - 29 for master (left light), 39 for slave (right light).

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.:

1U041651 ECG GDL + auto HRC 0001


->
Coding 00005
WSC 00123

t 1U0 941 651: Part no. of the control unit


t ECG GDL + auto HRC: Designation
t

0001: Software version

Coding 00005: Coding

00123: Workshop code


Note

Check coding with the table of codes


Chapter.
231

-> 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


HELP
The control unit
does not respond!

Vehicle system test


HELP
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.
02 03 -

Actuator diagnosis Chapter

04 -

Initiate basic setting Chapter

05 -

Erasing fault memory Chapter

06 07 08 -

Vehicle system test


HELP
K cable does not connect to pos.
term.

Interrogating fault memory Chapter

Ending output Chapter


Coding control unit Chapter
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.


The stored faults are displayed in sequence by pressing the arrow key.

X faults detected!

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 to the initial position.
Readout on display:
If anything else appears in the display: Operating
instructions for vehicle system tester.
232

No fault detected!
->

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

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 according to the 5-digit fault code.

Before replacing components found to be defective first check the wiring and plug
t connections to these components as well as the earth cables according to the current flow
diagrams.
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
t exists for at least 2 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 1552-

Possible cause of fault

65535 1361)
t no fault detected

If after repair "No fault detected" is


displayed, the self-diagnosis is
completed.

65535 0001)

t Internal failure of the control unit

Control unit
defective

00496
Front vehicle level
sensor
t

Rectifying fault

Internal failure of the CU when


t preparing to ignite the discharge
lamp
t

Sensor main cable harness


defective

Signal too low

Check main cable harness


and sensor cable Current
flow diagrams and Fitting
locations

Signal too high

Replace control unit

Replace front sensor

Sensor defective

00546
Slave receives incorrect
t
Databus line defective communication signal

t Implausible signal

233

Check main cable harness


between CU master and slave
sensor cable
Check master


01344
Gas discharge lamp
t

Signal outside
tolerance

Static voltage when igniting the

discharge lamp outside the allowed


t
range (after 3 minutes of ignition
time)
t

01345
Starter device for the
gas discharge lamp

Discharge lamp is at the end of its


life

Ignition of the discharge lamp not


successful

If the fault 01344 is stored,


replace the gas discharge
lamp

defective
Electrical fault on the high voltage
t unit when preparing the
ignition/artificial light source
t

Replace discharge lamp

Discharge lamp defective

t implausible signal
t

Replace CU slave

Ignition/high voltage unit is


defective

Otherwise replace
ignition/high voltage unit
Check main cable harness
between CU and ignition/high
voltage unit
Replace ignition/high voltage
unit

Ignition/high voltage unit is missing


t or the plug connection is incorrectly
connected
01344
Gas discharge lamp
t

Ignition of the gas discharge lamp


is not possible

Electrical fault on CU output when


t preparing the ignition/discharge
lamp

Signal outside
tolerance

01533
Tml. 56 (headlight)
t

Replace discharge lamp

defective

01346
Cable to ignition
module
t

Switching off the undervoltage of


the discharge lamp

Supply voltage too


high

t Resistance too great

Switching off the undervoltage of


t the headlight due to a too high
resistance of the feed line
234

Check main cable harness


between CU and ignition/high
voltage unit
Replace ignition/high voltage
unit
Replace control unit

If the fault 01344 is stored,


replace the gas discharge
lamp

Otherwise replace
ignition/high voltage unit

Check main cable harness


and contacts

01537
Sensor for vehicle
level supply voltage.
t

Sensor main cable harness


defective

Signal outside
tolerance

Check main cable harness


and sensor cable Current
flow diagrams and Fitting
locations

Replace control unit

01538
An electrical fault was recognised
Check the stepper motor line
Control motors for
t when actuating the stepper motor
headlight beam range
(e.g. the motor is not connected up) Replace the stepper motor
regulation. -V48/49
Replace CU
t

electrical fault in the


circuit

01539
t
Delivered state
The headlight was not
Headlight adjustment - broken off,
adjusted
t
possibly not successful
01771
Control unit for AHRC
t

incorrectly
connected

Headlight beam setting


(initiate basic setting)
Chapter

The master control unit is detected On master:


t as a slave or vice versa if applicable
check main cable harness of
(e.g. for mutual exchange)
sensors and sensors
Current flow diagrams and
Fitting locations

Replace control unit

On slave:

1)

check main cable harness


Current flow diagrams and
Fitting locations
Replace control unit

Index which shows the type of fault.

Actuator diagnosis
Condition
l

Vehicle stationary

Ignition on
Note

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.
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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

Enter function 03. Confirm the entry with the Select function XX

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
Actuator diagnosis
the deadstop.

>

The headlights will be lifted


upwards

-> Press key.

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
l
l
l

The vehicle after mechanical installation of the components (after lowering it from the lift
platform or straightening bench)
Note the zero positions (vehicle without driver, unloaded)
Ignition on
The low beam is switched on

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

Enter function 04. Confirm the entry with the Select function XX

key Q.
Readout on display:
Enter 001. Confirm the entry with the key Q.
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HELP

Readout on display:
System in basic setting
Setting the headlight beam

Adjust the headlight mechanically .

1 ->

-> Press key.

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

Readout on display:

Basic setting
Q
Enter display group number XXX

Enter 002. Confirm the entry with key Q.


Readout on display:

HELP

Enter function 04. Confirm the entry with the Select function XX
key Q.

-> Press key.

Readout on display:

System in basic setting


2 ->
The regulated position has been learned
Vehicle system test
Select function XX

HELP

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
l

Fault memory was interrogated Chapter


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

If the following message is displayed the test sequence is


incorrect.
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HELP

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Carefully follow the test sequence step by step: first


t interrogate the fault memory, if necessary rectify faults, then Caution!
erase.
Fault memory was not

interrogated

Ending output (Function 06) Chapter

Ending output

Enter 06 for End output.


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

Switch off ignition.


Separate vehicle system tester.

Vehicle system test


06 End output
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.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

Readout on display:

-> Press key.


Enter function 07.

1U041651 ECG GDL + auto HRC 0001


>
Coding
00005
WSC 00123

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)

00005

Front-wheel-drive

00006

4x4

The control unit coding appears on the display,


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1U041651 ECG GDL + auto HRC 0001

(0-

->

e.g. 00005.

Coding 00005

-> Press key.

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


Vehicle system test
HELP
Readout on display:
Enter address word XX
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Read measured value block
Enter code number of the desired display group and confirm with HELP

the key Q.
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
2.4 V
2.10 V
-0,5 %

Readout on display
216

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

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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

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

removing and installing Chapter

2t
3t
4-

Control unit for Xenon headlights


removing and installing Chapter
ABS control unit
removing and installing Chassis Rep. Gr.45
Dash panel insert - display of fault
240

orange warning light with the symbol of a lit light bulb

5t
t
t

Rear sender
on the rear axle
removing and installing Chapter
adjust Chapter

6t
t
t

Front sender
on the front axle
removing and installing Chapter
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).

1t

Control unit BOSCH Litronic 4.1


removing and installing Chapter
241

23-

Scuttle
Holder of discharge lamp (cap for the discharge lamp)

4t
5t

Discharge lamp D2S


removing and installing Chapter
Light bulb for the fog light H1
Removal of light bulb Chapter

6t

Stepper motor
removing and installing Chapter

7-

Headlight housing

8-

Optical seal

9t

Ignition/high voltage unit - BOSCH 2.3


removing and installing Chapter

10 t
11 t

Light bulb for main beam H3


Removal of light bulb Chapter
Light bulb for the parking light H-W5W
Removal of light bulb Chapter

Removing and installing front Xenon headlights


WARNING

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.

242

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
243

Remove the scuttle.


Pull the light bulb with socket -3- out of
the reflector.
Remove the bulb from the socket.
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.

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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:

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
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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.
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

246

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.
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

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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


1Igniter - H
2Igniter - negative
3Igniter - positive
4Terminal 56b
5Terminal 31
6Signal - rear sender
7Ground for sender
8Signal - front sender
9Connection with SLAVE
10 Warning light
11 Voltage supply of the senders
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.
1Terminal 15 of the fuse No.2 from the inner fuse holder
2Diagnosis
3Terminal 58L parking light
4Fog light
5Terminal 56A main beam
6Terminal 56B low beam
7Terminal 31 earth of parking light, main beam, fog light
8Terminal 31 earth of low beam, control unit and stepper motor
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9ABS 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)
1Voltage supply of the sender
2Signal from sender - rear
3Signal from sender - front
4Ground for sender
Contact assignment of right headlight
12-pin plug connection for connecting to the main vehicle wiring harness of the electrical system.
1Terminal 15 of the fuse No.2 from the inner fuse holder
2Diagnosis
3Terminal 58L parking light
4Fog light
5Terminal 56A main beam
6Terminal 56B low beam
7Terminal 31 earth of parking light, main beam, fog light
8Terminal 31 earth of low beam, control unit and stepper motor
9not assigned
10 not assigned
11 from dash panel insert, pin No. 21 plug green
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


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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.

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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
t
t
t
t

an immobiliser control unit


an adapted engine control unit
a warning light in the dash panel insert
a reader coil on the ignition lock
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
251

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.

Switch off the ignition for approx. 30 s and then switch it on again.
Note

If no readout appears in the display, test the voltage supply of the vehicle system tester
according to current flow diagram.

Additional operating instructions can be interrogated via the HELP button of the vehicle
system tester.

The button is used for moving forward in the program.

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 to use the common address word for the dash
panel insert.
Vehicle system test
Enter the address word 17 and confirm the entry with the key Q.

HELP
Enter address word XX

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

appears
in theofdisplay:
tAfterwards
1U1919033C:
Number
the dash panel insert

t V06: Software version of the dash panel insert (e.g.


252

->

readout V07 also possible)


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

IMMO-IDENT NO:
SKZ7Z062000222

Press key.

->

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.
Binder Current Flow Diagrams, Electrical Fault
Finding and Fitting Locations

Vehicle system test


HELP
The control unit does not respond!

Vehicle system test


HELP
Fault in communication set-up
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.
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

02 - Interrogating fault memory Chapter.


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


Vehicle system test
HELP
Readout on display:
Select function XX
Enter 01 and confirm the entry with the key Q.
1U1919033C A+-COMBIINSTR.VDO V06
After approx. 5 secs the display will show:
->
t 1 U1919033C: Number of the dash panel insert
Coding 02142
WSC
t A+-COMBIINSTR: Designation of component
XXXXX
t VDO: Manufacturer's identification (UN4 = Nippon Seiki,

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VDO = VDO)
V06: Software version of the dash panel insert (e.g. readout
t
V07 also possible)
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 selfdiagnosis is initiated or if the function 05 Erase fault memory is selected.
Readout on display:
Enter 02 (the function "Interrogate fault memory" is

selected with 02) and confirm entry with key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

The number of faults stored appears on the display.


The stored faults are displayed in sequence.

X faults detected!

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

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

End output (function 06) Chapter.

Fault table
Note

Below is a list of all possible faults that can be detected by the immobiliser control unit and
can be displayed on -V.A.G 1552-, arranged according to their 5-digit fault code.

Before replacing components found to be defective first check the wiring and plug
t connections to these components as well as the earth cables according to the current flow
diagram.
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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
t exists for at least 2 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 1552-

Possible cause of fault

Rectifying fault

01128
Immobiliser
reader coil
-D2-

Plug connection on control unit


Check plug connection and reader coil with

not plugged in or reader coil with cable (visual inspection), if necessary


cable defective.
replace reader coil replace reader coil.
Immobiliser control unit
defective.

Erase fault memory and interrogate again


Chapter and Chapter, if necessary
replace the dash panel insert Chapter.

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.

Electronics in ignition key


Replace ignition key and re-adapt all
(transponder) is missing or is not ignition keys and check proper operation
operating.
Chapter.
01176
Key
not
authorised

Display
-V.A.G 1552-

Mechanically correct ignition key


Adapt all ignition keys and check proper

not adapted.
operation Chapter.

Possible cause of fault

Rectifying fault

01177

255

Engine control
unit
not
authorised

Engine control unit or control unit for fuel


Adapt the engine control unit or

shut-off valve not adapted. W-line


the control unit for fuel shut-off
between the control units is O.K.
valve Chapter.
Line interruption or short-circuit on the
W-line.

Check W-line according to the


current flow diagram.

01179
Key
Adaptation of ignition keys is faulty.
programming
wrong
01312

Faults in the databus lines

Re-adapt all ignition keys by


entering the secret number and
check operation Chapter.

Check databus lines Chapter

Databus drive

defective
65535

Replace control unit

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
t

Fault memory interrogated Chapter.


All faults rectified.

After interrogating the fault memory:


Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

HELP

Enter function 05 and confirm with the key Select function XX


Q.

Readout on display:
The fault memory is now erased.

Vehicle system test


The fault memory is erased

256

->

Press key.

Readout on display:
Vehicle system test
Select function XX

Note

If the following message is displayed the test


sequence is incorrect.

HELP

Caution!
Fault memory was not interrogated

If the following message is displayed the test sequence is


incorrect.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX
Vehicle system test
Carefully follow the test sequence step by step: first
t interrogate the fault memory, if necessary rectify faults, then ->
Fault memory was not
erase.
interrogated

Ending output

Enter 06. (The function "End output" is selected with 06.


Vehicle system test
Readout on display:
06 End output
Confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

Switch off ignition.


Enter address word XX
Separate vehicle system tester.

HELP

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.

Read measured value block


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

selected in standardised form.


List of display groups:
Display group number

Readout on display

020

1
2
3
4

=
=
=
=

ident.
ident.
ident.
ident.

number
number
number
number

021

1 = ident. number 9th and 10th digit


2 = ident. number 11th and 12th digit
3 = ident. number 13th and 14th digit
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1st and 2nd digit


3rd and 4th digit
5th and 6th digit
7th and 8th digit

4 = free measured value block


022

1
2
3
4

=
=
=
=

start operation authorised


engine control unit answers
key status O.K.
free measured value block

Measured value block 020


Reading measured value block 20
EEA

Z7

Z0

Readout on display

-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
00

00

Readout on display
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

Readout on display

1
Free measured value block
Key status O.K.
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l
l

1 = yes
0 = no, this means that the vehicle key is not/incorrectly adapted or
the transponder is defective

Engine control unit answers1)


l
l

1 = yes
0 = no, this means that there is a fault in the engine control unit or in the
wiring

Start authorised
l
l

1 = yes
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.

Adaptation after changing the engine control unit Chapter.

Adaptation after changing the immobiliser control unit Chapter.

Adapt ignition key


Note

If new or additional ignitions keys are required they must be adapted to the immobiliser
control unit.

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
t

Always adapt all the ignition keys, i.e. also the available ignition keys.
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.
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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.

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

HELP

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 protective layer (e.g. with a coin).
Note

Login procedure
Enter code number
XXXXX

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:
Note

t
t

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

If the following readout appears briefly in the display:


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
Tester sends
t
minutes, if the ignition remains switched on constantly during this time and address word
17
if you quit self-diagnosis with the function 06 End output.
Caution!
Readout on display:
If this readout appears during the Login procedure, the secret number
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Function is
unknown or cannot
->

was entered several times incorrectly (e.g. incorrect secret code).


Note

The control unit blocks automatically after a third incorrect entry of the
t secret number. In the display of the trip counter in the dash panel insert
be carried out at
appears FAIL.
the moment

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
t
quit self-diagnosis with the function 06 End output This time is
doubled after each additional three unsuccessful attempts.

Enter function 10 and confirm with key Q.

Readout on display:
Press keys 2 and 1. (The "channel 21" is selected with 21.) Adaptation

Enter channel number XX

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
Adaptation
2 ->
Enter adaptation value
XXXXX

Channel 21

Adaptation
<-

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 21
Adaptation
Store changed value?

3 Q
->

3 Q

Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 21
Adaptation
3 ->
Changed value stored

Enter 06 for the function End output.

The key in the ignition lock is now adapted.


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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.

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:

Channel 21
2 ->

Adaptation

->

Channel 21

Adaptation
<-

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Readout on display:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 21
Adaptation
Store changed value?

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.
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Channel 21
Adaptation
3 ->
Changed value stored

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.
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):


The fault Key not authorised is displayed throughout the adaptation
procedure as it is not permitted to start the engine during adaptation.
The ignition key adaptation is automatically terminated if:
t

the number of adapted keys has been reached,

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).

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
263

Tester sends
address word 17
Key not
authorised

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
t immobiliser control unit. An 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:
Vehicle system test

Enter 10 for the function Adaptation and confirm the HELP

Select function XX
entry with the key Q.
Readout on display:

Enter channel number 00.

Confirm the entry with key Q.

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

Press key.

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Adaptation
Erase initialisation values?

Adaptation
Initialisation values erased

->

Readout on display:

Enter 06 for the function End output and confirm with the
key Q.
Vehicle system test
HELP
Select function XX

Note

The engine control unit identification is stored in the


immobiliser control unit and the engine can be started.

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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 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 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 without V.A.G 1552, can be lifted immediately with this emergency start function.

Requirements
t
t

The customer must identify himself as a legitimate vehicle user or owner with the vehicle
documents and the identification papers.
Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 - or -V.A.G 1551-.

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:

11 Enter Login procedure and confirm the entry


with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
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 protective layer (e.g. with a coin).

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Login procedure
Enter code number
XXXXX

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:
Note

t
t

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

If the following readout appears briefly in the display:


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
t
minutes, if the ignition remains 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.

Vehicle system
test
HELP
Select function
XX

Note
Tester sends
address wor

If the emergency start attempt has been successfully performed, the


t 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.

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.

Key fob with concealed secret number is available, if not, see Determining the secret
number Anchor.

Switch on ignition
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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.

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 counter in the dash panel insert appears FAIL.

A further attempt is only permissible after waiting at least 10 minutes, if the ignition
t remains switched on constantly during this time. This time is doubled after each additional
three unsuccessful attempts.
t If no button or knob is operated for longer than 30 s, during the entry procedure, the
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emergency start attempt is aborted.


t

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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Thus, the identification on the key fob of the


customer was updated:
t left sticker - mechanical locking
right sticker -3- (new) - immobiliser control
t
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:
or
Readout on display:

Key
Signal too low
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:

Remove the light switch from the cover.


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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.

Removing and installing front ashtray illumination


Removing
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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

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

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.

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Unscrew the fixing screw (20 Nm) -arrow from 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


WARNING

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

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

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:

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

Note

initialise power windows on vehicles fitted with power windows Octavia.


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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.

Removing and installing the luggage compartment power socket


WARNING

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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).
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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
t

Vehicle system tester -V.A.G 1552 Diagnostic cable -V.A.G 1551/3-, 3A, 3B or 3C

Test requirements
l

Fuses according to current flow diagram O.K.

Battery voltage at least 11.5 volts

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:

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

Note

If there is nothing on the display: Operating


instructions of vehicle system tester
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Enter address word 17 dash panel insert and confirm


with key Q.

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


t

1U0920810A: Spare part no.

t COMBI+IMMOBILISER: Designation of component


t
t

VDO: Manufacturer's identification


V03: Software version of dash panel insert (other
readouts are possible)

1U0920810A COMBI+IMMOBILISER VDO V03


->
Coding 05112
WSC
00123

t Coding 05112: Coding of the dash panel insert


t

WSC 00123: Workshop code


-> Press key.

Readout on display:
t
t

TMBCC11U012430077:Vehicle number
SKZ720Y0531556: 14-digit identification number for
immobiliser 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


HELP
The control unit
does not respond!

Vehicle system test


HELP
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.
-> 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.
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Interrogating fault memory


Description Chapter.

Fault table
Description Chapter.

Erasing fault memory


Description Chapter.

Ending output
Description Chapter.

Reading measured value block


Vehicle system test
HELP
Readout on display:
Select
function
XX
Enter 08 and confirm with the key Q.
Readout on display:
Read measured value block
Enter code number of the desired display group and confirm with HELP

Enter display group number XXX


the key Q.
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
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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
5 = The codes are read into the control unit (if these agree with the code of the
l
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
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

before the function adaptation of new ignition keys Anchor

adapting for engine control unit Chapter

for emergency release of the vehicle Chapter

Adaptation
The following changes can be made and stored with the Adaptation function:
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Adapt ignition key Chapter

Adaptation after changing the engine control unit Chapter

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
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Secret number of immobiliser control unit is present

Readout on display:

Enter address word 01 Engine electronics and


confirm with the key Q.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Enter address word XX

Readout on display:

Enter function 11 and confirm with key


Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

HELP

Readout on display:

Enter code number according to table and confirm with key


Q.

Login procedure
Enter code number XXXXX

Table of code numbers:


Injection system

Code number

SIMOS 3

00000

Bosch, diesel

12233

Readout on display:
Enter function 10 and confirm with key
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Q.
Readout on display:

Readout on display:

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX

Enter 50 and confirm with key Q.

Press key.

Channel 50
PIN?

Adaptation

32000 ->
(- -)

Readout on display:

Enter the secret number for the relevant vehicle (from the
immobiliser control unit) and confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 Q
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

Confirm entry with key Q.

Readout on display:
Channel 50

Adaptation

After approx. 4 to 5 seconds the vehicle number Wait


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

Press key.

(-

Channel 50
Adaptation
TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

32000 Q
(- -)

Channel 50
Adaptation
Store changed value?

32000 Q

Channel 50
Adaptation
Changed value stored

32000 ->
-)

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


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The secret number of the immobiliser control unit of the vehicle from which the engine
control unit was removed is available.

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
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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 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:

Enter function 10 and confirm with key


Q.

Vehicle system test


Select function XX

Readout on display:
Enter channel number 50 and confirm with key Q.
Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 50
PIN?

Adaptation

HELP

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX
32000 ->
(- -)

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:
Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 50
32000 ->
Wait
-)

Channel 50
Adaptation
TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

Readout on display:

Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 Q
Enter adaptation value XXXXX

The immobiliser warning light goes out.


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(-

32000 Q
(- -)

Channel 50
Adaptation
Store changed value

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Adaptation

32000 Q

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

Channel 50
Adaptation
32000 ->
Changed value stored

->

Press key.

Readout on display:

End output (function 06) Chapter.


Switch off ignition.
Adapt ignition key Chapter.

Vehicle system test


HELP
Select function XX

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 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.
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Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

HELP

Enter function 11 and confirm with the key Select function XX

Q.
Readout on display:

Login procedure

Enter the secret number of the installed immobiliser control unit and Enter code number

XXXXX
confirm the entry with key Q.
Readout on display:
Vehicle system test

HELP

Enter function 10 and confirm with the key Select function XX

Q.
Readout on display:

Enter function 50 and confirm with the key Q.

Readout on display:

Press key.

Channel 50
PIN?

Adaptation

Adaptation
Enter channel number XX
32000 ->
(- -)

Readout on display:
Channel 50

Enter the secret number for the relevant vehicle (from the
Adaptation
32000 Q
Enter
adaptation
value
removed immobiliser control unit) and confirm the entry with
XXXXX
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.

Channel 50
32000 ->
Wait
-)

Channel 50
Adaptation
TMBMC46Y0Y7000001

Adaptation
(-

32000 Q
(- -)

Readout on display:

Confirm the entry with key Q.

Channel 50
Adaptation
Store changed value

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:

Vehicle system test


HELP

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Adapt ignition key Chapter.


Code control unit Gateway Chapter.
Enter 00 for the address word Automatic test sequence Select function XX
and confirm the entry with key Q.
Erasing fault memory Chapter.

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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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