Category Archives: Tech

VW shows advance features on European 2012 Tiguan


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

2011 VW Touareg Bluetooth pairing

VW voice command fix

VW cancels all rear view cameras due to Japan quake

The unfortunate events in Japan have caused VW phase out the  rear view cameras on most of its cars. VW will not install rear view cameras in the following models: CC Lux Plus, Lux Limited, and VR6, Touareg, and Tiguan SEL w/Premium Nav. VW is working on finding a new supplier and has created alternate configurations for the models mentioned above. The Routan is not affected.

GTI Smoked LED Taillights & Scirocco Hatch Pop Kit from Futurell

New VW CC ad “nice try”

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


Keep your RNS315 Navigation up to date with MapCare


If like me you have found your self  driving down a road that your nav system thinks is a empty piece of land there is now a solution for you. Volkswagen just released MapCare  2010 and latter VWs equipped with the RNS315 navigation system.

If you need help on how to check your current database and how to update it check this link

Item Number:   000-051-256-A -DSP
Navigation SD Card USA Version RNS-315 (Map Care) updates for 2 years

Map updates help make sure that the “shortest route” and “fastest route” functions of your navigation system work most efficiently. Updates can also save you time by showing the locations of the closest gas stations, restaurants, ATM’s and more. 

Map Care includes two map updates (one per year) for 2 years by Navteq the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data, NAVTEQ, makes sure your system has the accurate, detailed, up-to-date information you need to get where you’re going.

This is the Navigation softwear loaded on an SD card for the RNS-315.


Park Distance Control coming to 2011 Jetta..Sort of

Park Distance Control (PDC ) is just a  fancy name for “the car will beep just before you hit something” system.  Owners of 2011 Jettas will now be able to retrofit this feature or get it installed at the time of purchase. Here is the info you will need:

Park Distance Control

Part # 1K0-054-630C

Fits: 2011 Jetta sedan, 2012 GLI

The park distance control, with 4-valve stem and acoustic warning function, provides additional safety when parking. This park distance control is easy to install and effectively helps avoid unsightly damage to the bumpers when reversing. A short sound (emitted when reverse gear is engaged) indicates that the system is active. The closer the vehicle comes to the obstacle, the more frequently the signal is emitted. Sold only through your local dealership. Professional installation may be required at an additional charge. Prices may vary.