Category Archives: Radio

Want a rear view camera for your Golf or GTI?

I get a lot of mail from people looking to add a rear view camera to their Golfs and GTIs so here is all you need:

– Make sure your radio is compatible by following the Radio compatibility guide fond here 

– Follow the instruction to the DIY found here

 

You can source the parts from places like Futrell and other after market parts retailers, happy modding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

VW voice command fix

New VW CC ad “nice try”

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

What is iTunes tagging ?

Itunes tagging is coming to many radios in 2012 but what is it?

iTunes Tagging enables an HD Radio tuner to record information about the currently playing track, save it to an iPod/iPhone, and let you easily find that track in the iTunes Store for purchase.

Once we get our first cars with these features I will do a demo video

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

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

 

VW media in software update now available

VW has released a software update for the Media In device in you 2009 and latter Volkswagen:

Compatibility guide

Software update

Instructions

Disclaimer:  If you don’t know what you are doing you can mess up your car and it is not my fault. Be careful!

 

Keeping your navigation system up to date