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Volkswagen MY05 changes Golf, GTI and R32 (Worldwide)

External temperature displayed in MFD* Audible seat belt warning for driver and passenger front seats* VW logo over halogen bulb in headlight housing* Diesels now only have TDI badge, engine displacement is removed* Chrome added to glove box lock, handbrake button and chrome gear lever collar*

Volkswagen MY06 changes Golf, GTI and R32 (Worldwide)

Chrome plate surrounding gear lever* Upgraded wiper arms* Change to button labelling on climatronic with the addition of ‘Dual’ button* Buttons on RCD 300, RCD 500 and MFD2 replaced with chrome buttons* Changes to door trim* RCD 300, RCD 300 Plus, RCD 500 gain roof mounted aerial in conjunction with aerial in rear window* […]

Volkswagen MY07 changes Golf, GTI and R32 (Worldwide)

Automatic operation of hazard lights under emergency braking* Active front headrests replaced with whiplash reducing variants* Rear headrests height reduced to increase visibility* Icon on door lock button on drivers door changed* Plastics in doors changed from soft touch to hard plastic* Leather armrest is replaced with faux leather (leatherette)* Buttons on RCD 300, […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Voice Commands for CD, Media, Navigation, Radio and Phone

Using Voice Commands with the RNS 510 requires a compatible bluetooth kit or a microphone to be added – Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control.

If you have the Skoda Bluetooth installed you can have two sets of voice commands, one activated by pressing the button on the RNS 510 and the other […]

Volkswagen refiles complaint over my-gti.com domain name

After losing the previous case Volkswagen has once again refiled a similar complaint in the Czech Arbitration Court seeking the transfer of the my-gti.com and another related unused domain. There has been zero communication from Volkswagen or their legal representatives before or after the previous case.

Update: Volkswagen lost the latest case, the decision can […]

Oil Change Tools for the Volkswagen BPG, BPY, BWT and other FSI engines

Volkswagen have a Spezialwerkzeug (Special Tool) for draining oil from the oil filter housing for the following models with FSI engines.

The Volkswagen oil filter housing drain tool is part number T40057 and suits 2006-2008 VW/Audi models with the 2.0L Turbo (engine codes; BPG, BPY, BWT), the 2005.5 – 2011 2.5L inline 5 cyl VW […]

Volkswagen files complaint over my-gti.com domain name

Volkswagen AG filed a complaint in the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) to take over ownership of the my-gti.com domain name. End result is that Volkswagen lost.

Decision: https://udrp.adr.eu/adr/decisions/decision.php?dispute_id=101302

Volkswagen have refiled a similar complaint – the details are here.

Volkswagen MY16 changes Polo, Golf, GTI, Golf Wagon, Beetle, Passat, Jetta and Tiguan (Australia)

Volkswagen Australia have announced a wide range of upgrades to its model line-up with the arrival of MY16 vehicles in the coming weeks. These significant upgrades across all major models represents the biggest model year update in the local company’s history, and reaffirms Volkswagen’s commitment to offering exceptional quality and value to its customers.

From […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 6276

Version 6276 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control) NEW DAB+ Support (from 5xxx) NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx) NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx) NEW Faster navigation and user interface NEW Automatic illumination control NEW […]

Alphabetical Glossary of Automotive Terms

1~9 2V – 2 Valve 2WD – 2 Wheel Drive 2WS – 2 Wheel Steer 4V – 4 Valve 4WAL – 4 Wheel Anti-Lock 4WAS – 4 Wheel Active Steer 4WAS – 4 Wheel Active Suspension 4WD – 4 Wheel Drive 4WS – 4 Wheel Steer A A – Amperes AA – Automobile Association AAA […]