MFD Navi System Thread, DIY: How to install MFD into Passat with Double-Din (DD) Radio in Volkswagen Factory-fit Navigation Systems; NOTE : This installation is for all Passats (Sedan or ...
21st July, 2004, 00:15 #1
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DIY: How to install MFD into Passat with Double-Din (DD) Radio
NOTE: This installation is for all Passats (Sedan or Avant) with Double-Din radio ONLY ("Premuim 6" in USA with or without Monsoon system, or "Delta 6" in Europ)
1- Double-Din/MFD radio Removal tools (T10057)
2- Double-Din "plug-n-play" adapter.
3- Bosch (or similar) GPS antenna.
4- Torx tool set.
5- Telephone wire tap connectors from RadioShack (64-3081).
6- Tap-In squeeze connectors from RadioShack (64-3035).
1- Discconect your Car battery, then remove the fuse cover.
2- Unscrew the four bolts on the knee bolster.
3- Disconnect the wires (headlight switch, dimmer and OBDII connectors) so that you can take the knee bolster away from you:
4- Remove your Double-Din radio with the correct removal tools.
5- Put the GPS antenna on this metal, it will stick right away. After that run the wire to the back of your MFD. Once itís done, zip tie the long wire behind the steering wheel metal. Make sure your steering wheel can be moved easily all ways. Also, make sure you have enough length of GPS antenna wire in the back of your MFD.
6- (optional step)If you want to make the CD changer adapter, click here.
7- Plug the ďPlug-n-PlayĒ adapter you have between the car original connectors and your MFD. Run the three long wires (Yellow, Red and Orange) to the driver area.
8- Plug the GPS antenna into the back of your MFD.
9- After you are done with the wires, you can put the MFD into its final place. Note that it could me difficult to push the MFD all the way in with all these wire. Try to push all the wires down where your A/C controls are. It gave me more room by doing this and the MFD slides easier now.
10- You need to connect three wires now and you are done. Iíd connect the GALA wire first. With the fuse cover removed, you can see the 32pin connector in the back of your cluster. You can remove it without removing your cluster. To remove the Blue connector, push the purple tap upwards with a flat screwdriver, then pull the connector after you unlocked it. Connect the Yellow wire that came from the "plug-n-play" adapter to the White wire with Blue strip (White/Blue) in the Blue connector.
NOTE: If you unplugged the connector while the key is in ignition, you WILL get the Airbag fault light. You need a Vag-Com or visit your dealer to remove that fualt code!!!
11- Now connect the other two wires to the headlight switch. Connect the Orange wire to pin#17 of the headlight switch and the Red wire to pin1 to the headlight switch as well.
12- Turn on your MFD and put the PIN code. After the correct code is entered, make sure to see if your MFD lights work when your lights on. Remember that your lights will NOT work without the headlight switch AND the dimmer switch both connected. See if the dimmer work as well. Also, check if your MFD turns on/off with your key as your old radio do.
13- Iíd take a 10 minutes test drive before put back the knee bolster. Note that your MFD will NOT work right away. It needs few minutes to calibrate it self. After about 5~10 minutes of driving, your MFD should be good for now. Donít worry about the MFD setting since your MFD will set it self after few minutes depends on your tireís life.
14- Put back your knee bolster after you put back the three connectors. Notice the small clip just above the dead pedal. There is a tap that should go inside this clip when you slide the knee bolster.
Enjoy your MFD now
Last edited by GTi 1.8Turbo; 4th February, 2005 at 15:12.
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