Instrument cluster removal: mk6 VW Jetta TDI
Instrument cluster removal: mk6 VW Jetta TDIdifficulty: 2/5
This article shows how to remove the instrument cluster in a mk6 VW Jetta TDIPlease note that the Jetta is slightly different but similar to the Golf and Sportwagen. Also refer to 1000q: JSW and Golf cluster removal for some more general tips, this article is specific to the Jetta. If you are installing a replacement instrument cluster you must program the immobilizer for the new cluster or else the engine will shut off after a second. See 1000q: immobilizer FAQ for more details on the system.
The Golf-sportwagen instrument cluster will not work in a mk6 Jetta.
Many thanks to mofocus for the original documentation, please refer to this thread in the forum for support on this topic.
DIY procedure to remove the VW Jetta TDI instrument cluster
Its not hard, but a bit tricky. Make sure you do take out the vents with the trim work that way all the vent parts stay within and dont fall out!
I used the torx to get the two cluster screws out, that was the only tool needed for this task. Also used a butter knife to pry the trim out. From the pictures you will see where you need to apply the pressure to get the cluster out (near where the metal clips are on left-right side). Also on the far right corner where the passenger side vent is, there were two clips, but they fell out! i didnt care about those bc they trim vent back snug still.
BTW i do have the Canadian highline as well, but i guess mine has the NAV and yours doesnt, but i think most of the stuff should be the same considering dealers would be able to add NAV on site.
As for KESSY i was the one who first said you need to have KESSY cluster, but i was told that might not be required, i guess we just have to wait and see. I really wonder if the Passat cluster would fit, that would be our only hope, unless the Euro Jetta TDI has the full MFD as well.