Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0530-0546 KW22-2012

Firmware Changes

Version 0530/0546 – production (from week) KW22/2012 (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2012 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats and connectivity.

Firmware […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0240 KW22-2011

Firmware Changes

Version 0240 – production (from week) KW22/2011 (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2011 until week 21 2012 should have this version fitted out of the factory)

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades

Firmware upgrades to the Media Device Interface (MDI) are performed using the USB cable and a suitable USB storage device, the upgrade cannot be performed using the iPod/iPhone cable. Detailed instructions and possible error messages are detailed on the firmware version update pages.

Firmware Versions

MDI 0530-0546 KW22-2012 (this is only for vehicles produced from […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0150 KW45-2010

Firmware Changes

Version 0150 – production (from week) KW45/2010 (launched KW45/10) (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 45 2010 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats and […]

Formatting USB hard and flash drives for use with the Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI)

The Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) requires external hard or flash drives to have a FAT16 filesystem for under 2GB sized media or a FAT32 filesystem for over 2GB media. See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Specifications for the details.

Windows won’t allow you to create a FAT32 filesystem over 32GB but it can be […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0111 KW22-2010

Firmware Changes

Version 0111 – production (from week) KW22/2010 (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2010 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for the latest version.

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0090 KW33-2009

Firmware Changes

Version 0090 – production (from week) KW33/2009 (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 33 2009 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for the latest version.

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general […]

Build harness using connector housings and repair wires for Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Install

Whilst this guide is intended for the Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth kit harness it applies to anything that requires interfacing to the quad lock connector on the rear of the head unit or that uses similar connectors around the car. This guide specifically for 2 x power connections and 2 x data connections.

The way this […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) USB Specifications

Overview of connectors on USB connection 1 – Data in, (here output) 2 – Data clock 3 – Voltage supply, terminal 31 4 – Data out (here input) 5 – Not assigned 6 – Voltage supply, terminal 30 7 – LF audio signal, right, positive 8 – Control line, positive, switched from radio 9 – […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Retrofit

Volkswagen have released a kit for retrofitting that is designed for mounting behind the dash and is a much more compact size then the original MDI that was designed for replacing a cd changer. The kit is around 40% cheaper but doesn’t include the USB cable as the previous kit did. This kit may not […]