The engine code on your Volkswagen or Audi can usually be found in one of several places, depending on the model and year of your vehicle. Here are a few ways you can try to locate the engine code:
- Look in the owner's manual: The engine code may be listed in the owner's manual that came with your vehicle. Check the section that includes specifications or technical data for your vehicle.
- Look under the hood: Open the hood of your Volkswagen and look for a sticker or label on the engine block or valve cover. This label may include the engine code, as well as other information such as the production date and engine displacement.
- Check the VIN: The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of your Volkswagen or Audi includes a series of letters and numbers that can help you identify the engine code. The engine code may be included as one of the characters in the VIN, typically in the eighth position.
- Consult a Volkswagen/Audi dealership: If you're having trouble locating the engine code on your Volkswagen, you can also contact a local Volkswagen dealership and provide them with your vehicle's VIN. They should be able to look up the engine code for you and provide you with any other relevant information about your vehicle.
- Use VCDS or an OBD-II scanner: You can use VCDS or an OBD-II scanner to retrieve the engine code from your vehicle's onboard computer. Connect the scanner to the OBD-II port, which is usually located under the dashboard on the driver's side of the vehicle. Engine code may be listed on the ECU identification string, or can be obtained by cross referencing the part number to the corresponding engine code.