I've added as many photographs as possible to illustrate each step. It cannot retrieve the radio code though. Removing the compass module If your car currently has a compass screen on the multifunction display you have a compass module. I have no 'rubber anti-slip mat or tray on the top of the dashboard and there are not two screws which have Torx screw heads. First you have to record the options and bits on your old gateway. If you have an aux-in on the old radio you have to swap pin 3 aux ground and pin 2. Figure 6 Gently pull the panel towards you while lifting up.
The old radio uses an external sirius module which sent the signal from the antenna to the radio. One word of warning for others - don't disconnect the passenger airbag light from the section containing the vent grilles and then turn on the ignition as I did. This contains the ventilation grills. Or are they just where the slots are located? The head unit will otherwise work fine by itself. The main harness plug has a tab on the bottom to release the lock lever. Officially they charge you £10 however most should do it for free. The radio is held in with 4 clips.
On some cars it may be under the passenger seat the bluetooth module may also be located there. Press the tab and pivot the lever up to release it. The buttons on the steering wheel if equipped should now work and the nav info should also appear on the multifunction display if equipped. Save and close the controller. I'm considering just removing the locking clips the next time I have the unit out. This is caused by the module not going to sleep correctly. If you want satellite radio, you have to use an antenna adapter.
I gave Vw a ring 10mins ago,and they said to retrieve your radio code i've to leave them my car for an hour so they can get it for. You also have to unplug or deactivate the current compass module if your car is equipped with one. The radio has internal memory which remembers which car it was installed in. I couldn't find much information about how to remove the radio, so thought I'd best fill the gap. It can be taken out by gripping between your fingers and lifting. See the demo video below. The new radio uses an internal sirius module which means the antenna signal should go straight to the radio.
It will show the serial number of the radio I removed my serial number. Again, since the plugs are different on the mk6 style radio, see the radio swap article linked at the top if you are swapping a mk6 style radio in. I sometimes have had to use a putty knife to gently pry the unit out. All pictures and references to the Porsche name, and the car names and shapes are for restoration reference only, and do not imply any association with Porsche. .
Just pull the other side out for access. Use care when reinstalling the clips. Also swap pin 5 aux R and pin 7. This is for the compass module. It's normal for the assembly to feel loose so that when you install the trim plate it's a tight fit.
Others with 2006 have also been fine so test your car before blindly replacing the gateway but budget to replace it. Or just taping them in the released position. Sometime during 2005-2009, the dealers no longer wrote the radio unlock codes in the owner's manual tear-off card so you have to request it. Plug in the radio antenna adapter. Need to buy parts for this project? The existing plugs plug into one end and the other end plugs into the new radio. Remove them by pressing the lock tabs up and then pulling the plug straight out. Introduction The 2010 Golf and wagon used the mk6 style dashboard and are slightly different.
Work your way around in a circle, keep going at it slowly and the face should just pop off. Thanks in advance I've had my Mk5 for 6. If you have a mk6, just pop out the trim around the faceplate with a trim tool. I've had conflicting opinions on this. When installing the radio trim, note that the climate control assembly is on floating washers. Safest to disconnect the battery for the duration of the process. Or you can make your own tool, print this image on a paper and make sure it is 5cm long when printed should already be done for you but double check.