Category Archives: EOs

Sunroof vents. Why I love them

New RNS 510 nav gets voice commands (Thank you baby Jesus!)

VW voice command fix

Pair your iPad 2 over BT and use it as your RSE

2012 Changes and updates

Tiguan 

  • New facelift model
  • Creation of S w/ sunroof trim
  • Steel wheels on S Manual
  • 16” Portland alloy wheels on S Automatic
  • Trip computer on S model
  • 18” alloy wheels and Chrome exterior elements standard on SE
  • 19” alloy wheels, Wheel housing extensions, LED Daytime Running Lights, Upgraded interior trim standard on SEL
  • RNS510 gets voice controls!
Golf 

  • Creation of three 2.5L carline trims ( base, connivence, conv and sunroof)
  • DELETE ALL Packages and Stand Alone Options
  • Creation of three 2.0L TDI® carline trims (base, sunroof and Nav, S&N with tech)
  • 2.0L Golf TDI New 17” Salamanca alloy wheels
  • LED DRLs with xenons on TDI tech

GTI

  • Creation Convenience & Sunroof carline trim (same as 2011 GTI with sunroof)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights on top two trims
  • 2.0T GTI Autobahn gets 18” Serron Alloy Wheels from Adidas model
  • iTunes tagging

Jetta

  • Creation of S w/ sunroof trim
  • Creation of TDI base and TDI w/ Premium trim
  • Deletion of SEL w/ Sunroof trim
  • Deletion of SEL w/ Sport Package trim (replaced by GLI)
  • iTunes® Tagging & HD Radio on premium 8 radio and RNS315 (new MDI cable)
  • Fender® Premium sound system on SEL
  • Sunroof standard on SEL
  • TDI premium adds power tilt & sliding sunroof, Premium VIII touch-screen radio w/ Fender® premium audio w/ subwoofer

Jetta SW

  • Creation of SE w/ sunroof trim
  • DELETE All packages & stand alone options
  • Creation of TDI® w/ sunroof trim
  • Creation of TDI® w/ Sunroof & Nav. trim
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) w/ iPod® cable,iTunes® tagging and HD radio standard on SE and TDI
Routan
  • Kessy keyless entry and push button start
Touareg
  • New “Sport” trim
  • RCD550 with six disc changer replaces RNS550  on Sport
  • Delete rear view camera on Sport
  • “Sport with Nav” adds rear view camera and RNS550 nav
  • Confort hatch cover (whatever that means, Power maybe?)
  • LED taillights standard on hybrid
CC

  • Analog clock!
  • Minor interior trim changes
  • new wood-trim on Lux plus, limited and executive

New for 2012

  • Beetle
  • GLI
  • Passat
  • EOS
  • Golf  R

Changing the battery on a VW key (3rd generation key 2009 and latter)

Get a 2011 or wait for a 2012?

Here is a model by model breakdown of my recommendations:

Jetta: No reason to wait for a 2012 unless you want an S model with a sunroof

Golf: Get a 2011 model unless you REALLY want a TDI with the new LED daytime running lamps

Tiguan: Tiguan is getting a facelift so check out the new 2012 model in person before making a decision. However, The 2012 gets 29 MPG!

CC: 2012 is nice but you can score 0% on a 2011!

Routan: 2012 model won’t be out till  late fall and there are awesome incentives on the 2011s right now

Touareg:  Too rich for your blood? wait for 2012 and there is a new less expensive (not by much)  trim level coming

GTI:  wait ONLY if you are shopping for an Autobahn package with the new wheels and LED DRLs

Jetta SportWagen: Get a 2011

EOS: its new and fresh for 2012

LEDs for the people!

Audi made LED DRLs popular and since many have jumped in the bandwagon with weird and tacky looking LEDs. For 2011 VW added LED Daytime Running Lamps to the Touareg and for 2012 6 more cars will get them:

– 2012 EOS

– 2012 Golf TDI

– 2012 GTI

– 2012 Golf R

-2012 Tiguan SEL

-2012 Beetle Turbo

Look for these built in christmas lights to show up in cars around July of this year.

How to change a tire on a Volkswagen

RNS315 retrofit parts list

Looking to install a new RNS315 in your Volkswagen? Here is a list of what you will need:

RNS315 unit: 1K0-057-274-A

GPS Antenna 000-051-502-F use required.

Factory antenna alternate for many models:

Antenna 3C0 035 507AC

Coax cable 3500 mm 000 098 710

Coax adapter 000 098 654A