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The NHTSA (national highway traffic safety administration) supposedly requires publication of the TSBs (technical service bulletins). But I went looking for the bass-boom radio issue TSB (discussed in the " '07 GTI Radio Issue" thread)...and it's not in their searchable database. Here's the link:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/tsbs/tsbsearch.cfm

There are only two there for the 07 GTI - something about engine cooling that is beyond my comprehension, and one for the speedometer indicating higher than actual speed. The radio one - 91-06-03 or 91-06-02 - is not listed.

Does anyone know why this is? Maybe it's "secret"....if anyone knows of any other "secret" TSBs they should list in this thread!
 

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preciousGTI said:
The NHTSA (national highway traffic safety administration) supposedly requires publication of the TSBs (technical service bulletins). But I went looking for the bass-boom radio issue TSB (discussed in the " '07 GTI Radio Issue" thread)...and it's not in their searchable database. Here's the link:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/tsbs/tsbsearch.cfm

There are only two there for the 07 GTI - something about engine cooling that is beyond my comprehension, and one for the speedometer indicating higher than actual speed. The radio one - 91-06-03 or 91-06-02 - is not listed.

Does anyone know why this is? Maybe it's "secret"....if anyone knows of any other "secret" TSBs they should list in this thread!
The full TSBs are on a subscription service (alldata?). NHTSA only publishes recalls. The mystery bass problem is not a recall and does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle.
 

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has anyone actually had their 207 gti bass boom issue fixed???? and if so what did the dealer call it i.e. what was the op code for the repair on your repair order and or what is the tsb if there is one?.... if you've had this fixed on your car please respond for i have taken mine in for this already and it still wasn't fixed... rrgghh, Dale
 

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Yes I have.. mine's an 06 tho.... As far as the TSB: It's already on this site once, but I'm feeling rebellious, so here it is again... >:D They fixed mine and it's perfect now, I've even run an aftermarket sub out of the stock HU and no problems with volume.

You walk up to the service dept with this printed out, and they still act clueless, head for the Service Managers Desk. Enjoy





TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) number is - 91-06-02

Condition
Radio Volume Varies Resulting in Poor Sound Quality
91 06 02 May 15, 2006, 2012018/2
Technical Background
Panasonic Premium 7 radio (FM and CD) sound quality may be poor due to excessive amplifier clipping. Radio sound quality varies too much with speed dependant volume feature disabled. Radio sound is muffled at various volume levels or may be perceived as fading in-and-out. This amplifier clipping can be verified at higher volumes with various types of music and is most noticeable when playing music via the radio or CD.
This is due to the radio unit software for amplifier clipping.
Production solution
Radio software updated.
Service
If vehicle is equipped with Panasonic Premium 7 radio, use software CD Part No. W42PANASONICPRE7 and VAS 5051, VAS 5052 or VAS 5051B tester to update amplifier-clipping software to prevent this condition from occurring following the procedure provided.
Follow guidelines below to determine if radio is a candidate for this type of software flash:
Determine Panasonic Radio type and software level
1. Connect VAS tester to vehicle. Switch vehicle?s ignition to ON position.
2. Activate Vehicle Self Diagnosis from VAS tester.
3. Access Address Word 56 ? Radio.
4. Look at header information which appears at the top of VAS screen. Panasonic Premium 7 radios can be identified by either PM6 or ZSW letters as shown in figure 1.
Is vehicle equipped with Panasonic Premium 7 radio?
? Yes, go to step 5.
? No, go to step 6.

5. Is software level 0016 or 0017 as shown in figure 2?

? Yes, press Go To button to Exit VAS tester. Turn ignition to OFF position. Go to step 1 in Programming procedure for Panasonic Premium 7 Radio.
? No, go to step 7.

6. Radio is not Panasonic Premium 7 type. Do not complete this TB. Further diagnosis required.
7. Radio software has already been updated. Do not complete this TB. Further diagnosis required.
Programming procedure for Panasonic Premium 7 Radio
Tip:
For software programming to execute properly, vehicle?s battery must be maintained by an approved VW battery charger / maintainer. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in software programming failure.
1. Connect an approved VW battery charger/maintainer to vehicle?s battery.
2. Insert update programming CD, Part No.W42PANASONICPRE7, into VAS tester.
3. Turn vehicle?s ignition to ON position.
4. Activate Vehicle Self Diagnosis from VAS tester
5. Access Address Word 56 ? Radio.
Tip:
Radio may be in the on or off position. Radio station presets will not be lost after the software programming has been completed.

6. At the bottom of the screen, select Update-Programming.
7. Read Note displayed on screen, and go forward to next screen, the Software programming process will begin.

Tip:
A bar-gauge will appear showing the programming process. If a pop-up appears on VAS tester stating that Diagnostic link is faulty, ensure ignition is ON and select repeat.

8. After programming process is completed, follow steps on VAS tester.
Tip:
If a pop-up appears on VAS tester stating that Diagnostic link is faulty, ensure ignition is on and select repeat.

9. Once programming process has completed (100% on bar-gauge), the VAS tester will display Programming Log ? Save Results?
This screen displays old and new radio information. Software level in header of screen should now be 0018

Press forward button on VAS tester.
10. VAS tester will now prompt to Erase Fault Memory?
DO NOT press forward button on VAS tester.
Instead, press the Go To button and select the option to Exit the VAS tester.
11. At the VAS start screen, select Vehicle Self-Diagnosis.
12. Select Collection Services.
13. Select Erasing DTC memory ? entire system

14. When DTCs have been erased, Exit VAS tester.
15. Disconnect VAS tester from vehicle.
16. Switch ignition OFF and remove battery charger / maintainer from vehicle.
Warranty
When procedure applies to vehicles within the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, use the following:
Claim Type: W2
Part Identifier: 9105
Damage Code: 9105 39 000 1
Labor Operation: Includes all procedures necessary to re-program radio 91052540 = 20TU
Diagnostic Time: No Additional Diagnostic Time Allowed
Claim Comment: Input ?As per Technical Bulletin Instance Number 2012018/2? in comment section of Warranty Claim.

Required Parts and Tools
Description Part No: Quantity
CD W42PANASONICPRE7 1
 

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8)...nothin' but a thing @ my V-dub dealer. I slipped up to the counter and had three guys ask me what I needed. I told 'em my TSB was set wrong for my stereo and the bass was needin' some tweakin'. They were pretty cool about it...in about twenty minutes they had me in and out of the service bay. They changed it so I have the clock activated on my stereo too. Not a major Vag-com alteration, but the bass doesn't have a mind of it's own. O0
 

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Hey BCRUZIN, just wanted to thank you for posting the TSB. It'll come in handy tomorrow when I go to have this fixed. When I mentioned the issue the dealership acted clueless, so this oughtta blow their minds...just wanted to shoot you some props, thanks again.
 

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The NHTSA (national highway traffic safety administration) supposedly requires publication of the TSBs (technical service bulletins). But I went looking for the bass-boom radio issue TSB (discussed in the " '07 GTI Radio Issue" thread)...and it's not in their searchable database. Here's the link:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/tsbs/tsbsearch.cfm

There are only two there for the 07 GTI - something about engine cooling that is beyond my comprehension, and one for the speedometer indicating higher than actual speed. The radio one - 91-06-03 or 91-06-02 - is not listed.

Does anyone know why this is? Maybe it's "secret"....if anyone knows of any other "secret" TSBs they should list in this thread!
had mine fixed ad the dealer. They called it bass flare. I think they reflashed the ECU
 

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i got mine fixed a couple of months ago....

has neone gotten the tsb to fix the error of the speedometer
 

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I took mine in a couple times, and they refused to perform the TSB because the bass wouldnt flare when they had the car. After the 4th time it finally happened to them and they put the new radio software on.
 
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