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Build Sheet & M-Codes (aka Options Codes)

Notes:

There are numerous M-codes whose definitions are unknown (indicated by a blank entry).  For many of these codes, even Volkswagen does not have record of their meanings (code 647 is a prime example).


Destination Codes:

01 = Aschaffenburg, Germany

33 = Lage, Germany

37 = Mainz, Germany

41 = Munich, Germany

42 = Munster, Germany

AM = Melbourne, Australia

AS = Sydney, Australia

EG = Grimsby, England

FR = France

FX = Lyon, France

KA = Alberta, Canada

KN = St. John's, Canada

KT = Toronto, Canada

KV = Vancouver, Canada

SH = Birrfeld, Switzerland

UW = Washington, USA

UA = Los Angeles, USA

UH = Houston, USA

UL = St. Louis, USA

UN = New York, USA

UO = New Orleans, USA

UT = USA, Euro delivery

UV = Davisville, USA









Extended Option Codes

Extended options are essentially add-ons, or deletions, to/from the Primary Options for a given model/trim level.


002  USA equipment (3rd high-mount brake light)

012  Exhaust emission control

018  Padded steering wheel

020  Speedometer in miles

022  Sealed beam headlights

025  Speedometer with odometer in kms

026  Charcoal canister for fuel vapor containment

027  Compliance with exhaust emission standards (catalyst and fuel filler neck),        California

032  Locking fuel tank cap

034  Heavy duty rear coil springs

046  Side-mounted turn signals

049  Brake pad wear indicator

050  Light control

058  Bumper guards (front and rear, North America)

061  Speedometer with -mph- reading and temperature gauge in Fahrenheit and dim-dip driving lights

062  Sweden version

067  54 amp battery

078  Leatherette instead of cloth upholstery

082  Mounting parts for first aid kit

083  Warning triangle attachment

085

089  Laminated winshield glass

096  Radio Braunschweig (USA: standard AM/FM)

097  Radio Emden

098  Radio Inglostadt    

100  Multi-function indicator (MFA cluster)

103  Heavy duty shock absorbers

104  Adjustable lighting dials

105  Keihin carburetor

106  Special version fittings (Germany)

110  Catalyst

113  Canada version

123  Specially suppressed parts

124  Headlamp bulbs, yellow light

125    

130  Lap belt for rear seat

133

138  Rubber floor mats

151  K-Jetronic injection, 1.8L (JH)

157  1.6L carburetted engine (FN)

164  Wheel disc 'steel', 5Jx13 ET38; tires 175/70SR13 BSW

173  185/60 R14 steel belted (BSW - blackwall)

174  175/70 R13 steel belted (WSW - whitewall) radial tires

183  Rear seat lap belts (manual)

184  3-point front seat belts

186  3-point rear seat belts

187  Headlamps, RHD locales

188  200W radiator fan (vehicles in hot climates)

193  Compliance with exhaust emission standards and electrical equipment

197  45 amp battery

206  Rearview mirror with anti-glare adjust

208  Trailer towing

222  1.5L diesel engine

230  Lockable tonneau cover for front and rear seat

237  Side body molding

238  Day driving lights circuitry

249  3 speed automatic transmission

253

258  Headrest adjustable for seat, front

261  Exterior mirror (flat) (passenger side)

268  Heated spraying jet

277  4-cylinder carburetor engine (FJ)

282  Vanity mirror

283  Brake pressure regulator

284  Delete wheel cover

288  Headlight washer system

303  Engine protection grille (1.6L/1.8L)

324  Halogen fog lamps with yellow light

335  Center exhaust pipe

340  Seat and backrest electrically heated, front

352  Cruise control system

358  Modified EGR valve assembly

372  

376  Exhaust emissions control system: 1.3L/51kW (carb) & 1.8L/82kW (K-Jetronic)

390  Wheel disc 'alum', 6JX14H2 ET38

395  

400  

401  Wheel disc 'alum', 6JX14H2 ET38 (Avus wheel)

403

408  Wheel disc 'steel', 5½Jx13 ET38

409  Sports seat, front

415  Wheel disc 'alum', 5JX13H2 ET45

416  Sports steering wheel (leather), 15-H-009412>>

421  Golf Cabriolet "Quartett": Trim for wheel arch, exterior mirrors, bumpers, and         alum. 6Jx14 wheels matching color of vehicle; front spoiler; front sports seat         with height adjustment; tinted window glass (windshield in laminated glass)

423  Lighted cassette tape holder

430  Windshield glass (laminated), green

433  Stereo radio prep with 2 speakers

437

438  

440  Fitting parts for mono radio

450  

451  Wheel disc 'alum', 5½JX13H2 ET38

453  AM/FM stereo

456  

458  Wheel disc 'alum', 6JX14H2 ET14

462  Telescoping antenna (manual)

465  

466  Rear fog light in tail light

471  Sports version (GLI/GTI)

472  Digital cassette-radio

475  Front license plate bracket

479  4 cylinder fuel injection engine (Digifant, 1.8L/72kW) - 2H

481  5 speed manual transmission '4+e'

482  Wheel disc 'alum', 5½JX13  ET38

485  Wheel disc 'alum', 5JX13  ET45

489  AM/FM stereo cassette

494  Dual rear speakers

497  

506  Booster

527  Exterior mirror (convex), adjustable from inside (passenger side)

528  Exterior mirror (convex) (passenger side), right, lhd

541  5-speed "hi-performance" manual gearbox

545  

551  H4 Halogen headlamps

553  Sealed-beam headlights, turn signals and side lights, taillights with red turn        signals, buzzer for ignition starter switch, side marker lights and reflectors, dual        circuit brake warning light, without headlamp flasher and parking lights

555  4-speed manual gearbox

556  K-Jetronic injection, 1.8ltr.

559  Factory-prepared for service installation of air conditioner

561  Opening vent windows (>>15-K-035000)

565  Sport steering wheel

568  Tinted window glass (windshield in laminated glass), green

570

571  Rear fog lamp

572  Dual-tone horn

573  Air conditioner (also listed as D73)

574  Wheel disc 'steel' 5J X 13 ET45 only with 164 or 174

587  Radio Salzgitter

589  4-cylinder fuel injection engine (K-Jetronic, 1.8L/82kW) - JJ or KT

590  Center console with VDO gauges

597  4-cylinder fuel injection engine (K-Jetronic, 1.8L) - DX ~ definition unconfirmed

598  4-cyinder carburetor engine (1.3L/44kW)

599  4-cyinder carburetor engine (1.8L/66kW) - EX

600  4-cyinder carburetor engine (1.6L/55kW)

602  Luxury version (GL/GLI)

603  Luxury version

608  Australia version

615  Electric headlamp adjusters

617  Alternator, 45A

618  Alternator, 55A

619  Alternator, 65A

621  Alternator, 90A

635  Heavy-duty heater

639  

641  Power-assisted steering

643  Tray for doors, front

647  

650  Top frame with hydraulic operation, 15-L-000001>>

651  Power windows

652  Intermittent wash/wipe

654

656  Front seat with height adjustment (driver's side)

657  Servo steering, hydraulic

659  Halogen fog lamps (white); halogen fog lamps (yellow)

672  Wheel flares

675  Revolution counter

685  Rear backrest, divided

697  Continental tires RS771

764  Catalyst retrofit (tourist delivery vehicle)

805  4-speed manual gearbox

912

929  Sport package

930  Remote control mirror, driver's side

931  Exterior mirror (flat), adjustable from inside (passenger side)

935  Transistorized ignition

937  Window glasses, clear glass

945  Western mirrors, left & right

946  

948

952  175/70R13 tires with raised letters

960  Front and rear floor mats

962  Wheel trim rings

963  Engine pre-heater

968  Floor mats, front/rear, color-matched

979  

981  Leather trim

986  Front seat with height adjustment (passenger side)

989  Cloth interior, non-sport seat version


Optional Equipment Codes

Also referred to as "PR (Process) Numbers", these optional equipment codes are primarily for special models/trim levels.  Sometimes, one code is for multiple models.


700    Etienne Aigner: Exterior mirror in color of car; cover for top (cloth); gearshift knob and trim and handle for hand brake lever in leather; interior trim: blue/green, red/green, or black/green. Comprising: M416, M458, M568, M656, M657 (Europe)

         Quartett (1988)


701    Azur: Interior trim, door and side trim panels of Mauritius blue; gearshift knob and seat covers in leather; sports steering wheel; tinted glass; aluminum wheel rims. Basic model: 1.6L/55kW   (15-F-018500>>15-F-035000)


702    Coast: Exterior mirror in color of car; top cover and top boot in black; interior trim: blue green/black; comprising M401, M568, M656, M657  15-L-12200>>


703    Bel Air: Exterior mirror in color of car; spoiler; interior trim: gray/white. Comprising: M401, M568, M650, M656, M657


704    Coast: Exterior mirror in color of car; top cover and top boot in ermine; interior trim: blue green/ermine. Comprising: M401, M568, M656, M657


705    Christmas Cabrio (CC): Wheel housing extension, front spoiler, exterior mirror (convex & adjustable from inside) and bumpers in color of car; alum. wheel 6Jx14; interior trim in mauritius blue and partly with 'cc' lettering; 4-spoke sports steering wheel; sports seats. Basic model with 1.6L/55kW


705    Youngline: Top cover and top boot in blue; exterior mirror in color of car; side-foil inscription; interior trim: Mauritius blue. Comprising: M403, M430, M568, M656, M657


705    Azur - Canada (1988)


706     Special sales 'Golf Spring-Cabriolet' with alum. wheels 6Jx14; power steering; interior trim: black/silver. Basic model: 53kW  (15-J-019000>>15-J-035000)


706    Classicline - leather: Exterior mirror in color of car; gearshift knob and trim in leather; side-foil inscription; interior trim: light beige leather. Comprising: M385, M416, M585


707    Sportline: Exterior mirrors in color of car; top cover and top boot in black; gearshift knob and top boot, handle for brake lever in leather; interior trim: black with red trim cloth Recaros.


707    Wolfsburg Edition: Special 40-year anniversary campaign. Alloy wheels 6Jx14; exterior mirror in color of car (Star Blue Metallic); gearshift knob and 4 spoke sports steering wheel (leather); sports seats with height adjustment; servo steering; interior trim: 03 = Mauritius blue


708    Etienne Aigner: Convertible top cover in cloth; gear shift knob and trim and handle for brake lever in leather; interior trim: blue/green, red/green, or black/green; (USA)


709    Wolfsburg Edition IV: (Rabbit Convertible) Wheel disc 'alum.'; wheel arch trim and exterior mirror in color of vehicle; sports steering wheel, sports seats (driver's seat with height adjustment), headrests and gearshift knob in leather; top cover and top boot in silver, gray, or beige (USA, Canada)


710    Wolfsburg Edition V: (Rabbit Cabriolet) Wheel disc 'alum.' 6Jx14; wheel arch trim and exterior mirror in vehicle color; power steering; sport seats in leather and with height adjustment; steering wheel and gear shift knob in leather; top cover, top boot, seat covers, door and side trim panel in white (USA, Canada)


711    Wolfsburg Edition (1984)

         Deluxe (1984 Rabbit Convertible with minor upgrades; not badged as Deluxe          and not considered a "special" model)


711    Sondermodell (1984, Germany)


712    Special sales 'Golf Cabriolet -leather-' with wheel disc. 'alum.' 6Jx14; sport seats in leather and with height adjustment; sports steering wheel and gearshift knob in leather; tinted window glass; top cover, top boot, seat covers, door and side trim panel in white. Basic model: 1.6L/55kW    15-H-20001>>15-H-35000


712    Golf Cabriolet Quartett with leather


712    Boutique: Wheel disc 'alum.' 6Jx14; power steering; sports seats in leather and with height adjustment; steering wheel and gearshift knob in leather; exterior mirror, top cover, top boot, seat covers, door and side trim panel in white (USA, Canada)


714    Classicline - cloth: Exterior mirror in color of car; top cover and top boot in blue; gearshift knob and trim, handle for brake lever in leather; side-foil inscription; interior trim: mauritius blue. Comprising: M385, M416, M430, M568, M545, M656, M657, M986  (15-M-016000>>)


715    Youngline (Europe)


715    Wolfsburg Edition (USA, 1992)


716    Golf Cabriolet Rivage (UK)


722    Sondermodell - Montego Black "Black Edition" (Europe, 1984)


725    Sondermodell - Helios Blue (Europe, 1984)


726    Acapulco: Exterior mirror in color of car; top cover and top boot in mauritius blue; interior trim: cloth 10 - mauritius blue. Comprising M174, M386, M423, M430, M568, M656, M986  (15-P-000001>>15-P-000040)


727     Havanna: Bumpers, wheel arch trim and exterior mirrors in color of car; alum. wheels, sports seats and tinted glass. Basic model: 1.6L/55Kw (15-F-008442>>15-F-035000)


729    Wolfsburg Edition: (Rabbit Convertible) White exterior and interior trim, alum wheels, sports seats and sports steering wheel' (USA, Canada)


733    Youngline? (Jasmine Yellow; Lobster Red)


734    White Edition: Special sales campaign 'golf convertible' with white exterior and interior, alum. wheels, sports seats and sports steering wheel and tinted glass  (15-D-12001>>15-G-35000)


735    Quartett: Special sales campaign 'golf cabriolet-quartett' with white leather interior, sport steering wheel


737    unknown (Paprika Red)


750    Fashionline


751    Classicline (Classic Green, Classic Blue)


752    Classicline (Bordeaux Red)


753    Sportline: Exterior mirrors in color of car; top cover and top boot in black; gearshift knob and top boot, handle for brake lever in leather; interior trim: black with red trim cloth Recaros.


755    Toscana: Exterior mirrors in color of car; top cover and top boot in black; gearshift knob and top boot, handle for brake lever in leather; interior trim: cloth 28 - black. Comprising: M174, M385, M418, M430, M568, M656, M986


757    Wolfsburg Edition V: (Rabbit Cabriolet) Sport seats; interior trim: ermine/black-leatherette-90  (USA, Canada)


760     Genesis: Exterior mirrors and bumpers in color of car; top cover and top boot in black; gearshift knob and trim, handle for brake lever and steering wheel in leather; interior trim: cloth - black 27. Comprising: M388, M656, M986, M416, M545, M621, M430, M568  (15-N-030001>>15-N-040000)


771    Quartett (1987)

         Special sales campaign 'Golf Cabriolet-White Edition' (1985)


774    Champagne Metallic Golf Cabriolet



Other Options Codes

The following are codes that are essentially miscellaneous options, are precursors to the all-numerical codes, or are Primary Options codes. Most are unknown.


Note: R-level codes are for factory-installed radio types.  Please refer to the Audio System page in the Tech Center for more info.


B84

D01

D51

D73 = air conditioner (factory-equipped)

D99

F55

F70

FA7

H89

LPT

LPY

LRJ

LSK

LSP

MMK

MNN

MYL

MYP

QEJ

RBG

SIR

UG2

Y04

Y64

W03  Havanna (1985)

W05  Youngline (1992)?

W57  Wolfsburg Edition (1986)?

W61  Best Seller (1986)

W70

W71  White Edition (1985)?

WA2  Sportline (1991)?

WB8

WK7

WT3

Build Sheet––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-—––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-

The build sheet, if the car still has it, is found on the left side of the crossbar in the trunk.

The PKN (no. 1 in the sample above) is the build date code.  The above and below PKN translates into: 45th week, 4th day, #063 off the line that production day.  The 8 is an internal code that references the model type.  The PKN is also found on a plate riveted to the slam panel:

To determine your car's build date, please download the Build Date Guide.

The Type (no. 4 in the sample above): 155 = Golf I Cabriolet/Rabbit Convertible in left-hand drive; 154 = Golf I Cabriolet in right-hand drive.  The trailing 3-digit number (544 in the example above) is in reference to your specific car's equipment (engine, transmission) for a given production period.