Hey everyone, this is my first post. I and the car are located in Brisbane Australia. I have a 2018 golf r grid edition with the 8in infotainment screen, is there a way to enable Dab radio as I only have FM and AM as options. Cheers and happy Bathurst!
Post by dv52 (Australia) on Oct 8, 2023 0:21:14 GMT
midlife5 : G'day cobber- Bathurst is a fantastic place for petrol-heads!!
The answer to your question is that enabling DAB is NOT solely a coding matter (at least for Aussie cars). To explain why, lets start with the wiring diagram - which is like this:
So, as you can see- the project basically involves swapping R108 for an aerial that includes a DAB amplifier.
This is the aerial set-up on a mk7:
The bottom part of my picture shows the location of the DAB aerial socket on the MIB (the brains for the infotainment system that lives in the glove-box). I suggest that you start the project by removing your existing MIB from the glove-box and physically eyeball the DAB socket to confirm that your unit actually has DAB circuitry. You will need a pair of "keys" for the removal - like this (the keys aren't expensive and you can buy them on Aussie eBay):
And this is a picture showing a comparison of the old FM aerial R108 and DAB aerial amplifier:
Notice that the DAB aerial (lower unit) has 2 x sockets at the right-side end while the old aerial (top unit) only has one socket. The existing cable plugs into one of the 2 x sockets - but a 2nd aerial cable (coaxial cable) will need to be installed and plugged into the other socket . The other end of the new coax cable plugs into the DAB socket that is shown on the MIB casing above
Finally, a coding change is needed to the long-code string on the hex5F module to set-up the DAB band. This ain't difficult if you decide to proceed
Please don't ask questions about car coding/repair via the forum "Message" function. The better place for such dialogue is in the forum proper. That way, the wider expertise of the entire forum community can be applied to solve your problem - thank you
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