Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Car Kit Microphone Install in Volkswagen Golf

Installing the microphone requires removal of the A-Pillar Trims, the sun visor and part of the overhead console. The final parts of the install such as the connecting to a bluetooth car kit or the RNS 510 are covered separately.

Step 1 – Volkswagen Golf A-Pillar Trims – Removal and Installation

Step 2 – Pop […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control

Adding a microphone to the RNS 510 to enable voice control is a simple process and there are a number of ways to go about it.

Option 1 – use the factory microphone as used in the Skoda bluetooth kit

The factory microphone is fitted in the overhead console and run to the rear of […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668

Version 2660 / 2662/ 2664/ 2666 / 2668 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released and gives new features such as

Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control) Speed Limit Display Stability Improvements Faster Startup Display OPS and RVC at the same […]

Accessing the Setup Menu on RNS 510 head units with firmware version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668

Firmware versions 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668 access to the Setup/Test Menu.

Option 1 – Vagcom/VCDS access

Using Vagcom/VCDS open Channel 37 – Navigation, go into adaption and change channel 50 to 1 (will be 0).

To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the […]

Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Programming

There are a number of steps to programming your bluetooth after installation, you will need access to VAGCOM/VCDS to perform these steps although your local dealer may be able to do these by using his VAS5052 dealer tool but it will be more difficult then using VAGCOM/VCDS.

Step 1 – Program the CAN Gateway to […]

Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Pinouts

Bluetooth connector removed from holder

Volkswagen / Skoda Bluetooth Pinouts

Red text is at the headunit end.

1 V+ to pin 16 (actually pin 15 on harness) 2 V- to pin 12 3 Telephone ON 8 Audio LF Signal out + connected to be connected to pin 12 con 3 9 Audio LF Signal […]

Volkswagen / Skoda OEM Bluetooth Install

Bluetooth with cover installed

Volkswagen in Australia and other countries offers a parrot car kit as their “OEM” car kit and don’t offer the excellent VW/Skoda fully integrated unit. The units are available from a number of sources in Europe and the US.

Part numbers for the kit include

1Z0 035 729 (1Z0035729) – Interface Unit (older models don’t […]