Category Archives: RCD 510

Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue

VAG 1K0907530S CAN bus gateway
VAG 1K0907530S CAN bus gateway

Early build Volkswagen cars can experience a power drain issue after upgrading their 2nd generation headunit from a RCD 300 or RCD 500 to a 3rd generation headunit like the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310 and RCD 510.

The problem is the CAN bus Gateway is too old and an updated version 1k0907530 (1k0 907 530) of L revision or higher is required – CAN bus gateway removing, installing and upgrading – Volkswagen Golf.

in vehicles belonging to the model series PQ35/PQ46 from
model year 2008 as well as the Tiguan,

Vehicles belonging to the model series PQ35/PQ46 from model year 2008 (MY08) as well as the Tiguan have gateways that are updated. Earlier models may require the updated CAN bus gateway to be installed. See Volkswagen Model Year Information for more details on the week of manufacture however generally Volkswagen change over Model Years around Week 22.

This problem does not* affect retrofits of the RNS 510 which is a 3rd generation head unit as this unit was in the production in 2007 whereas the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310 and RCD 510 are recent additions.

Check the ‘Skoda Parts’ link (right hand menu) for a reasonably priced gateway. Revisions that will work after the 1K0 907 530 S (1K0907530S) revision include 1K0 907 530 AA (1K0907530AA), 1K0 907 530 AB (1K0907530AB) and 1K0 907 530 AC (1K0907530AC).

* This problem does now affect the RNS 510 if the firmware is upgraded to 2660 or higher. The RNS 510 will exhibit the same problems as the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310 and RCD 510 and requires the CAN bus gateway to be upgraded.

Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 510, RCD 510) antenna adapter

3rd generation connection
3rd generation connection

Upgrading from a 2nd generation radio (RCD 300, RCD 500) to a 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 510, RCD 510) requires an antenna/aerial adapter to be fitted. The 2nd generation radios had two seperate connectors for the antenna/aerial connections whereas the 3rd generation still have the two antenna/aerial but in the one connector. As many of the 2nd generation had swivel antenna/aerial connectors replacing the fakra housing is not possible and an adapter is required.

Most recent Volkswagens including the Golf 5, Golf 6, Passat, EOS, Jetta, Polo, Touareg and so on have a diversity antenna system and twin tuners hence the two antenna/aerial connections, leaving one disconnected will affect the performance of the radio system and throw errors in the radio/navigation system.

The 2nd generation antenna/aerial connectors look like this (MY07.5 and later), earlier aerial connectors (MY07.5 and earlier) had a straight through lead from the rear and can use the cheaper solution.

antenna_2nd_generation

Solution 1 – Suits all (both straight and right angle swivel)

Volkswagen have an adapter available that resolves this problem.

antenna_7L6051551_1

Partnumber is 7L6 051 551 (7L6051551) and this is available for around AUD$50, GBP£25 and USD$30 from any Volkswagen spare parts department.

Solution 2 – Suits straight only

If you have the non swivel antenna/aerial connectors you can purchase just the fakra connector that attaches to the back of the headunit and replace the existing two connectors with the new one (only one connector inserted in photo).

The part number is 4E0 035 608 K (4E0035608K) and it is available for around AUD$10, GBP£5 and USD$7 from any Volkswagen spare parts department.

Alternatives

Option 1 – Build an adapter from parts (suits both straight and right angle swivel)

You require the following parts

  • 4E0035608K (4E0 035 608K) x 1 – Connector for the rear of the headunit
  • 000 098 707 (000 098 707) x 2 – Cable to connect to the antenna/aerial connection from car

Option 2 – Purchase an alternative adapter (suits both straight and right angle swivel)

Kufatec sell a similar adapter for EUR€24.99 but shipping is expensive.

antenna_kufatec

Option 3 – Remove the plastic housing (suits both straight and right angle swivel)

Remove the plastic surround around the antenna/aerial connectors using side cutters and push the connectors into the sockets on the headunit, there are a few problems with this method however and these include the connectors can fall out as there is nothing to hold them back other than the connector friction and the connector becomes loose over time. (right angle swivel shown)

antenna_2nd_generation_removed


Protecting the touch screen on the RNS 310, RCD 510 and RNS 510 headunits

Adding a screen protector to protect the touch screen on the RNS 310, RCD 510 and RNS 510 from scratches, chemicals and general wear and tear is easily performed.

Size of screen (can also be fitted to non touch screen models as well):

  • RNS 310 – please email me the size of the screen height and width
  • RCD 510 – please email me the size of the screen height and width
  • RNS 510 – 79mm x 145mm (order size 78mm x 144mm and delivered size is 76mm x 142mm)

I order most screen protectors through Clarivue, the quality of the product is excellent and delivery is prompt.

To order the custom sizes go to their custom ordering page.

Enter the order size, the price of USD$19.99, a quantity of 2 and enter the discount code on the next page reducing the price to USD$17.99.

Clarivue 10% discount code (valid until 31st of July 2009): 107099745

If you have any questions or problems with the ordering process you have to discuss with Clarivue as I am only a customer.

Fitting the screen is somewhat difficult because of the amount of dust in the car, I find wetting the screen carefully makes the installation easier and you will end up with no bubbles or dust. The protectors can be removed, cleaned and reused.

Upgrading the audio with the stock headunit without the factory amplifier

Upgrading the audio with the stock headunit in cars without the factory amplified is easy with the Blaupunkt PnP (Plug and Play) amplifiers. Two models suit the Golf Mark V and fit under the left hand side front seat where the factory amplifier would sit. Two parts are required, the amplifier itself and the PnP wiring harness which is available in two lengths, 2.5m for mounting under the seat and 5.5m for mounting in the rear of the car. Part number for the wiring is 7 607 622 016 001 (suits many other Volkswagen models as well). No alterations to the wiring is required, you unplug the headunit and plug an adapter in between the wiring harness and the headunit, this redirects the speaker outputs to the amplifier and the amplifier sends the amplified sound back to the factory harness.

blaupunkt_tha_475_pnpBlaupunkt THA 475 Pnp

Amplifier

  • Type: Digital
  • Number of channels : 4 Channel
  • Max. Power (Watt): 720
  • Max. Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×150
  • Max. Power 2 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×300
  • Max. Power 4 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4×170
  • RMS Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×75
  • RMS Power 2 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2 x 150
  • RMS Power 4 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4 x 85
  • Signal-/noise ratio at nominal power (dB): > 95
  • Signal-/noise ratio at 1 Watt (dB): > 80
  • Distortion factor at nominal power (1 kHz): < 0,05 %
  • Frequency response (Hz) -1dB: 10-30000
  • Thermal-Throttle-circuit: Yes
  • Attenuation factor at 4 Ohm: > 100
  • Stability normal mode (Ohm): 2
  • Stability bridge mode (Ohm): 4
  • Input impedance (kOhm): > 10
  • Input sensitvity (V): 0,3 – 8
  • High-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 10 – 250
  • High-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Low-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 50 – 250
  • Low-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Automatic starting: Highlevel-input
  • Slot for customer specific configuration module: Yes
  • Pre-equipped for Plug & Play: Yes
  • LED for protect-mode: Yes

Inputs

  • Direct Aux-In (number of): 2
  • Direct Aux-In (connection type): 3.5 mm phone jack
  • Permanent supply: Yes
  • Ground: Yes
  • Max. cable diameter (mm²): 10
  • Ignition supply: Yes
  • Highlevel (number of): 4
  • Surface connector: Silver

Outputs

  • Loud speaker (number of): 4
  • Loud speaker (connection type): Screw
  • Loud speaker (max. cable diameter in mm²): 2,5
  • Connector material: Silver


General

  • Height x Width x Depth (mm): 41 x 285 x 159

 

 

 

 

 
blaupunkt_tha_555_pnp

Blaupunkt THA 555 Pnp (Subwoofer output)

Amplifier      

  • Type: Digital
  • Number of channels : 5 Channel
  • Max. Power (Watt): 840
  • Max. Power 5 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×110+1×400
  • Max. Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×110+1×250+1×400
  • Max. Power 3 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×250+1×400
  • Max. Power 5 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4×130+1×500
  • RMS Power 5 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 4×55+1×200
  • RMS Power 4 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×55+1×125+1×200
  • RMS Power 3 Channel @4 Ohm (Watt): 2×125+1×200
  • RMS Power 5 Channel @2 Ohm (Watt): 4×65+1×250
  • Signal-/noise ratio at nominal power (dB): > 95
  • Signal-/noise ratio at 1 Watt (dB): > 80
  • Distortion factor at nominal power (1 kHz): < 0,05 %
  • Frequency response (Hz) -1dB: 10-30000
  • Thermal-Throttle-circuit: Yes
  • Attenuation factor at 4 Ohm: > 100
  • Stability normal mode (Ohm): 2
  • Stability bridge mode (Ohm): 4
  • Input impedance (kOhm): > 10
  • Input sensitvity (V): 0,3 – 8
  • High-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 10 – 250
  • High-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Low-pass filter crossover frequency (Hz): 50 – 250
  • Low-pass filter edge steepness (dB/Octave): 12
  • Automatic starting: Highlevel-input
  • Slot for customer specific configuration module: Yes
  • Pre-equipped for Plug & Play: Yes
  • LED for protect-mode: Yes


Inputs

  • Direct Aux-In (number of): 2
  • Direct Aux-In (connection type): 3.5 mm phone jack
  • Permanent supply: Yes
  • Cable remote control: Yes
  • Ground: Yes
  • Max. cable diameter (mm²): 10
  • Ignition supply: Yes
  • Highlevel (number of): 4
  • Surface connector: Silver


Outputs

  • Loud speaker (number of): 5
  • Loud speaker (connection type): Screw
  • Loud speaker (max. cable diameter in mm²): 2,5
  • Connector material: Silver


General

  • Height x Width x Depth (mm): 41 x 335 x 159

 

 

 

blaupunkt_tha_series_vw_harness_pnp_headunitHarness 7 607 622 016 001

This photo is of the part of the harness that plugs into the headunit. There is one more components which are the parts of the harness that run to and from the amplifier, the 2.5m is on the left and the 5.5m on the right below. Part number for the 2.5m is THA25M and for the 5.5m is THA55M.

 

blaupunkt_tha_series_vw_harness_pnp_2_5mblaupunkt_tha_series_vw_harness_pnp_5_5m

 

Further information cab be found on the Blaupunkt website 

Plug & Play Vehicle Adapters PDF

The THA555 PnP unit can be purchased from Sonic Electronix for $299.99 along with the other models.

Blue Spot Car Audio sell the full range, the cables start at £57.99

Information and photos of the install can be found on vwvortex

Upgrading of Volkswagen Park Distance Control (PDC) to Optical Parking System (OPS)

vw_rns_510_ops_front_rearVolkswagen’s Optical Parking System (OPS) gives a visual display of the rear and front (where fitted) PDC sensors on the RCD 310, RCD 510 and RNS 510.

Vehicles with genuine Volkswagen PDC and a suitable headunit can be upgrade to the Optical Parking System through a few simple upgrades.

The CAN gateway needs to be revision E or later, MY08 vehicles already have this fitted.  

CAN Gateway –  3C0 907 530 E (3C0907530E) 

PDC Control Unit – 3C8 919 475 (3C8919475)

Wiring for CANBUS (runs from front of car to the rear where PDC Control Unit is located)

Repair Wire – 000 979 009 (000979009) x 1

CAN cable (10M) – 000 979 987 (000979987) x 1

Webbing Adhesive (10M) – 000 979 950 (000979950) x 1

vw_rns_510_ops_rear

The new PDC controller doesn’t connect to the comfort CANBUS network but instead the drive CANBUS network. If you have bi-xenons installed the controller for this can be used to connect into the CANBUS network otherwise you need to use the CAN gateway. 

Remove the three connectors from the PDC unit (located near the drivers side of the car behind the rear wheel inside)

The brown plug (T16) with a orange/brown cable on pin 7 and orange/purple cable on pin 14 needs to have the outer housing removed by lifting the clip on the end and sliding the black connector out. Pin 7 and 14 are connected to the Comfort CANBUS network.

Remove pins 3, 7 and 14 as these are no longer required and ensure they are individually protected again short circuit with heatshrink tubing or electrical tape.

Connect the can bus cabling. 

CAN High goes to T16 Pin 6
CAN Low goes to T16 Pin 15

Connecting the CANBUS network.

On the bi-xenon connector (T-26) Pin 2 is CAN High (orange/purple) and Pin 3 is CAN Low (orange/brown)

On the CAN gate connector (T-20e) Pin 16 is CAN High and Pin 6 is CAN Low.

Remove the connector (blue) from the CAN Gateway and remove pin 2.

The old PDC was at address 76 and the new one OPS is address 10. 

A problem that can occur after the CAN gateway upgrade if the car is fitted with the premium telephone kit is a 2A power draw issue, if this occurs the numeric keypad (5D) has a software revision of 0018 or older, have a VW dealer flash this with a software revision 0019 or later to solve the problem. The numeric keypad has a hardware revision of 11 and software of 0018. Other solutions include removing the keypad and using the RCD 310/RCD 510 or RNS 510 screen, purchasing a new keypad or powering the keypad from a switched power supply.

Differences between the Volkswagen RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 315, RCD 510, RNS 510, RCD 550, RNS 810 and the RNS 850

Differences between the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 315,  RCD 510, RNS 510, RCD 550, RNS 810 and RNS 850 headunits.

RNS is the designation for Navigation Systems

RCD is the designation for Radio Systems

 RCD 210RCD 310RNS 310RNS 315RCD 510RNS 510RCD 550RNS 810RNS 850
PlatformMost *7Most *7Most *7Most *7Most *7Most *7Touareg 2011->PhaetonTouareg 2011->
MarketsAllAllEuropeNorth AmericaAllAllEuropeAllAll
Screen ResolutionUnsureUnsure400 x 240 pixels400 x 240 pixels400 x 240 pixels800 x 480400 x 240 pixels800 x 480800 x 480
Screen SizeUnsureUnsure5"5"6.5"6.5" 16:96.5"8"8"
Screen DetailsMonochromeMonochromeColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour Touchscreen
Amplifier PowerUnsure4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt
ProcessorUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsurePowerPC 400MHz 750 MIPSSH4UnsureUnsure
MemoryUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsure256MB RAM 256MB FlashUnsureUnsure
NavigationNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYes
MP3 CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SizeSingle DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DIN
Storage (HDD)NoNoNoNoNo30GB <2011 45GB >2011No60Gb80GB
Storage (SD)NoNoSD (32GB SDHC) *4SD (32GB SDHC)SD (32GB SD)*1SD (32GB SD)*1SD (32GB SD)*1SD (32GB SD)*2
Storage (other)NoNoNo4GB FlashNoNoNoNoNo
Storage (Optical)CDCDCDCDCD (6 stack)DVDCD (6 stack)DVDDVD
Storage (Optical Stackerl-OptionOptionOptionOptionOption-OptionOption
MDI CompatibleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
RVC (Reverse Camera)NoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Aftermarket RVCNoNoNoNoYes *6YesYesYesYes
OPS (Optical Parking System)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TMC (Traffic Reporting)NoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
DABOption *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2
Sirius
TV TunerNoNoNoNoNoYesUnsureYesYes
Dynaudio *3NoOptionOptionOptionOptionOptionOptionOption
Manufacturer-Blaupunkt (Portugal)BlaupunktTechnisatBlaupunkt(European),
Delphi(NorthAmerica)
VDO Continental
Link-----Volkswagen RCD 510 Information and SpecificationsVolkswagen RNS 510 Information and Specifications
RCD 210 RCD 310 RNS 310 RCD 510 RNS 510
Screen Resolution Unsure Unsure 400 x 240 pixels 400 x 240 pixels 800 x 480
Screen Size Unsure Unsure 5″ 6.5″ 6.5″ 16:9
Screen Details Monochrome Monochrome Colour Touchscreen Colour Touchscreen Colour Touchscreen
Amplifier Power Unsure 4 x 20 watt 4 x 20 watt 4 x 20 watt 4 x 20 watt
Navigation No No Yes No Yes
MP3 Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Size Single DIN Double DIN Double DIN Double DIN Double DIN
Storage (HDD) No No No No 30GB (10GB Nav/20GB Music)
Storage (SD) No No SD (32GB SDHC) *4 SD (32GB SDHC) SD (32GB SD)*1
Storage (Optical) CD CD CD CD (6 stack) DVD
Storage (Optical Stackerl Option Option Option Option
MDI Compatible No Yes Yes Yes Yes
RVC (Reverse Camera) No No Yes Yes Yes
Aftermarket RVC No No No Yes *6 Yes
OPS (Optical Parking System) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
TMC (Traffic Reporting) No No Yes Yes Yes
DAB Option *2 Option *2 Option *2 Option *2 Option *2
TV Tuner No No No No Yes
Dynaudio  *3 No Option Option Option Option
Manufacturer Blaupunkt
(Portugal)
Blaupunkt VDO Continental

*1 Units with firmware from 2660 upwards now have 32GB + SDHC support including older units (from HW04 and above type A units).

Units with firmware prior to 2660 or with a older hardware revision have a 2GB limitation.
Some 4GB SD cards (not SDHC) will work. 2GB is the maximum size allowed by the specification of SD however there are some 4GB cards available. One that has been tested to work when formatted as a FAT32 card is the Transcend 4GB Secure Digital Memory Card Class 6 (TS4GSDHC6)

*2 DAB Radio is a £150 option in the UK. Exact details of what is included or retrofitting are not available.

*3 Factory option only for Mark 6. The sound system developed for the Golf by Volkswagen and the Scandinavian hi-fi specialist Dynaudio can be paired with any of the 300 or 500 series units. The Dynaudio sound system offers pure high-tech sound: the four 168 millimeter woofers – made of a magnesium-silicate membrane, a very light 74 millimeter voice coil and an internal magnet design in a stiff plastic basket – provide for precise and powerful bass with high pulse fidelity in the doors and in the rear side panels. The 50 millimeter and 60 millimeter tweeters in the door and side trim supplement this sound with exceptionally clear transparency and complex sound impressions.

The loudspeaker system is supplied by a newly developed, digital 300 Watt amplifier; it consists of eight Class AB output amplifiers. The capabilities offered by the digital sound processor (DSP) for so-called propagation time correction (goal: to make a correction so that sound waves from all loudspeakers reach listeners’ ears simultaneously, regardless of their locations in the vehicle) and frequency equalization guarantee a sound experience of the highest level.

*4 Map data is loaded from CD onto a SDHC card, this card can also be used for MP3’s.

* 6 Unit has AV input on rear however this is not fitted to all head units.

* 7 New Polo, Golf Mk 5 & 6, Golf Plus, Scirocco, Touran, EOS, Tiguan, Passat & CC, Caddy, Transporter T6, Touareg <2011 and others.

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Retrofit

mdi_5n0057342Volkswagen 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 work on RNS 510’s built prior to February 1 2008, other information has this unit only working with B variants of the RNS 510. The firmware 1100 upgrades the unit to a B version so this should work with all units.

  • Module with extension cable and wiring loom: Part Number 5N0 057 342 (5N0057342)
  • Mini USB cable: Part Number 000 051 446 A (000051446A)
  • USB cable: Part Number 000 051 446 B  (000051446B)
  • iPOD cable: Part Number 000 051 446 C (000051446C)
  • 3.5mm cable: Part Number 000 051 446 D (000051446D)
  • Extension cable for MDI interface 000 051 447 (000051447)

The unit installs into the area behind the headunit and the extension cable is routed into the glovebox as shown below.

mdi_5n0057342_glovebox

The kit includes

  • Interface box
  • Wiring harness (this connects to the headunit)
  • Connecting line (this is the extension for the port that is run into the glovebox)
  • Earth wire
  • Fixing material
  • Installation instructions (see below for copy)

Compatability list (current as at February 2009 – from Volkswagen Germany)

  • 000051446A Adapter für Multimediabuchse Media-IN auf Mini-USB
  • 000051446B Adapter für Multimediabuchse Media-IN auf USB
  • 000051446C Adapter für Multimediabuchse Media-IN auf iPOD (Konzern)
  • 000051446D Adapter für Multimediabuchse Media-IN auf Klinke 3.5mm
  • 1K0057182AA MP3-Autoradio RCD510, Japan
  • 1K0057183 MP3-Autoradio RCD310, Japan
  • 1K0057186AA MP3-Autoradio RCD310
  • 1K0057186AB MP3-Autoradio
  • 1T0057680B Radio-Navigationssystem RNS510
  • 3C8057190 MP3-Autoradio
  • 3C8057190A MP3-Autoradio RCD510
  • 3C8057195 MP3-Autoradio RCD510
  • 3C8057195A MP3-Autoradio
  • 5M0057183 MP3-Autoradio RCD310, Japan
  • 5M0057186AA MP3-Autoradio RCD310
  • 5M0057186AB MP3-Autoradio
  • 7L6057680B Radio-Navigationssystem RNS510

Not Compatible list (current as at February 2009 – from Volkswagen Germany)

  • 1K0057195AA MP3-Autoradio RCD510
  • 1K0057195AB MP3-Autoradio RCD510
  • 1T0057680 Radio-Navigationssystem RNS510
  • 1T0057680A Radio-Navigationssystem RNS5
  • 10 7L6057680 Radio-Navigationssystem RNS510
  • 7L6057680A Radio-Navigationssystem RNS510

Installation Instructions (high quality PDF) – 1.2mb – volkswagen_mdi_5N0057342

Installation Instructions

mdi_5n0057342_installation_1 mdi_5n0057342_installation_2 mdi_5n0057342_installation_3 mdi_5n0057342_installation_4

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Specifications

(this has been translated roughly from a German Volkswagen document)

Product Multimedia socket MEDIA-IN  

Stand: 06.03.2008 

Introduction 

About Multimedia socket MEDIA-IN audio files can be an “external Medium “on the radio-navigation system reproduced and controlled will. As the “external data” are USB Mass Storage and MP3 Player refers to the multimedia jack can be connected and on which Audio files are stored. 

Since the correctness of the software in mobile audio players by Volkswagen not be and the software versions of the device manufacturer can also change, are Functional impairments in the vehicle possible. These are not at Volkswagen responsible. 

Therefore, selected audio devices and software versions continuously on their compatibility with Multimedia socket checked.

Boundary 

• Only external disk or USB mass storage  (Mass Storage Device) which supports USB 2.0 specified. 

• An external disk, according to the FAT filesystem FAT16 (<2GB) or FAT32 (> 2GB) structure (FAT: File Allocation Table). 

• In the case of complex file structures on the external disk (many files in a directory, many folders and subfolders, files, unplayable, etc.) there may be delays in the readout of the audio files. The Response time can be additionally affected by the connected device will. 

• The folder structure on the external disk to a depth of eight Folder levels do not exceed. A folder should be no more than 1000 entries included. 

• To connect an external USB disk must be no extension or USB hubs (USB distributor) may be used. 

• When an external disk into multiple partitions, only the first Partition with playable audio files is played. 

• Memory card adapters are not supported and may cause malfunction lead. 

• Has the software on an external MP3 player through the manufacturer updated (firmware upgrade), it can lead to malfunction during the Farm.

• An attached external disk may only be switched or there must be a corresponding data mode can be selected. 

• To operate the external disk read the manual of the respective manufacturer. 

• Supported file formats: You can audio files in MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, AAC format and an external disk on the radio device 

and controlled. 

• WMA audio files (Windows Media Audio) can only have the device be played if they do not have the DRM procedure (Digital Rights Management) are copyrighted. 

• Play in the formats PLS, B4S, ASX, and WPL will also be supported. 

• The play list information stored in a certain set playback order saved MP3 files. There are no playlists in MP3 Files. A playlist can only be played when the title to which the play refers to the same place on the data stored are. Otherwise, the playlist can not be played.

 USB Sticks

Manufacturer

Model

Tested Firmware

Capacity

Comments

Acer

 

 

1 GB

 

CN Memory

SD-Card

 

2 GB

 

Blue Pearl

 

128 MB

 

Emtec

Flashdrive

 

1 GB

 

Inovix

IMP-65

 

1 GB

 

Kingston

U3 Data

 

1 GB

 

Data Traveler

 

2 GB

 

Data Traveler

 

4 GB

 

Data Traveler 2

 

2 GB

 

Lexar

Jump Drive

 

1 GB

 

LG

 

 

128 MB

 

USB Drive

 

1 GB

 

 

 

2 GB

 

Maxfield

Blackline

 

512 MB

 

Molex

 

 

512 MB

 

Pretec

 

 

256 MB

 

Qimonda

Memory

 

1 GB

 

Ridata

EZ Drive

 

256 MB

 

San Disk

Cruzer

 

2 GB

also Titanium

Sony

 

 

1 GB

 

Transcend

JetFlash

 

512 MB

 

 

JetFlash 120

 

4 GB

 

TrekStor

 

 

128 MB

 

CS-D

 

6 GB

 

Pocket X.u

 

80 GB

 

Memory Key

 

1 GB

 

 

 

Music/Video Player

Manufacturer

Model

Tested Firmware

Capacity

Comments

Apple

iPod Mini

 

4 GB, 6 GB

 

iPod Shuffle

 

1 GB

 

iPod Nano 1G

 

4 GB

 

iPod Nano 2G

 

4 GB, 8 GB

 

iPod Nano 3G

 

8 GB

 

iPod Video 4G

 

80 GB

 

iPod Classic 5G

 

80 GB, 160 GB

 

iPod Touch

 

16 GB

 

iPhone

 

8 GB

 

Archos

106

 

4 GB

 

AV 500

 

30 GB

in target disk mode

Cowon

iAudio 6

 

4 GB

 

Creative

Zen

 

30 GB

 

Philips

Go Gear

 

1 GB

 

Rok

Rugby

 

256 MB

 

Sony

Walkman

 

2 GB

 

Yakumo

Hypersound XD

 

256 MB

 

At the Media-in devices should be protected against mechanical impact and other damage sources are protected. Any damage to the  connected devices can be no liability.

Known properties of devices

Manufacturer 

Model 

Summary

Detailed Description

Apple

iPod/iPhone

Volume Adjustment

the volume from iPod / iPhone is on the AUX-level on the radio or radio-navigation system also be raised or lowered, it comes to scratch the noise level should be setting veringert

Apple

iPod/iPhone

Mix

we open in the mix mode, the file browser, these jumps are not the current title, only after Deactivation of mix, this function again available

Apple

iPod/iPhone

Repeat Title

various iPod models or software stands (stands firmware), the function “Repeat Title” flawed from

Apple

iPod/iPhone

General Function

various iPod models or software Estates (firmware levels) may have different behavior

 

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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 allow the controller to use the gateway.

CAN Gateway – Controller 19

This controller uses Long Coding, recoding should be carried out using the Long Coding Helper built into VAG-COM. Select Byte 3 and put a tick in Bit 7 to enable Controller 77 Telephone. Write the Long Code back to the car.

Step 2 – Setup the telephone controller to function as per the settings chosen.

Telephone – Controller 77

The controller soft coding should be set to 0000422

0?xxxx: Motor Vechicle Type

0 – CANBUS
1 – D3/C6 High System
2 – C6 Standard System

0x?xxx: Steering Wheel Type

0 – Non multifunction steering wheel
1 – Standard steering wheel
2 – Modular steering wheel

0xx?xx: Installed Components

1 – None
2 – Multi Function Steering Wheel
3 – Head Unit
4 – Multi Function Steering Wheel and Head Unit
5 – K-line
6 – Multi Function Steering Wheel and K-line
7 – Head Unit and K-line
8 – Multi Function Steering Wheel, Head Unit and K-line

0xxx?x: Language Spoken by Unit

0 – Language operation out
1 – German
2 – English (UK)
3 – French
4 – Italian
5 – Spanish
6 – Not Used
7 – English (US)
8 – Language operation of external equipment (RNS 510 etc)
9 – Speaker dependent language choice

0xxxx?: Language for MFD (Multi Function Display)

0 – No announcement in the MFD
1 – German
2 – English (UK)
3 – French
4 – Italian
5 – Spanish
6 – Not used
7 – English (US)

Now move onto channel adaption, the following channels should be adapted with the default values listed, information on these values is available further down the page.

channel 128 (base volume) – 0
channel 129 (disconnection delay)- 6
channel 130 (offset delay) – 2
channel 131 (mircrophone sensitivity) – 130
channel 132 (unknown) – 0
channel 133 (bluetooth on/off) – 1
channel 134 (speech on/off) – 0
channel 135 (bluetooth passkey)- 1234
channel 136 (offset delay) – 9
channel 137 (unknown) – 1
channel 139 (unknown) – 0

Channel 128 – Base volume (Base volume of the output)

000 – 0dB (no increase/decrease)
001 – +1dB increase
002 – +2dB increase
003 – +3dB increase
004 – +4dB increase
005 – +5dB increase
006 – +6dB increase
128 – -1dB decrease
129 – -2dB decrease
130 – -3dB decrease
131 – -4dB decrease
132 – -5dB decrease
133 – -6dB decrease

Channel 129 – Disconnection Delay (Disconnection delay after turning ignition off)

000 – 30 seconds
001 – 5 minutes
002 – 10 minutes
240 – 20 hours

Channel 130 – Offset Delay (Offset compenstion delay to avoid echoes)

0 – 0ms
1 – 1ms
2 – 2ms
….
11 – 11ms
12 – 12ms

Channel 131 – Microphone Sensitivity (Lower/Raise the Microphones Sensitivity)

000 – 0dB (no increase/decrease)
001 – +1dB increase
002 – +2dB increase
003 – +3dB increase
004 – +4dB increase
005 – +5dB increase
006 – +6dB increase
128 – -1dB decrease
129 – -2dB decrease
130 – -3dB decrease
131 – -4dB decrease
132 – -5dB decrease
133 – -6dB decrease

Channel 132 – unknown

0 – default

Channel 133 – Bluetooth (Bluetooth activate/deactivate)

0 – Disable
1 – Enable

Channel 134 – Speech Function (Speech control On-Off)

0 – On with fixed mobile phone and bluetooth
1 – Off with fixed mobile phone and not bluetooth

Channel 135 – Bluetooth Passkey (4 Digital Passkey to allow access to the bluetooth)

1234 – Default passkey

Channel 136 – Offset Delay (Offset compensation delay between transmit and receive)

001 – 0.1 seconds
002 – 0.2 seconds
003 – 0.3 seconds
004 – 0.4 seconds
…..
024 – 2.4 seconds
025 – 2.5 seconds

Channel 137 – unknown

1 – default

Channel 139 – unknown

0 – default

Step 3 – Multi Function Steering Wheel – Voice activation (optional)

If you car is fitted with the Multi Function Steering Wheel you can modify the mute button (* on the VW models) to activate the voice dialing feature. The phone button under this button is not usable at this time as this is designed to operate with the fixed car kit unit.

Controller 16 – Steering

Select Coding 07 and you should see a 7 digit softcode which will be in the format 00xxxxx

The 4th digit from the right corresponds to the steering wheel variant. If you have a 4 spoke Multi Function Steering Wheel without the Cruise Control buttons it should be a 2. Change this to a 3 and that should convert your Mute button to activate the Voice Dialling.

Software version 0101 or lower

0?xxxxxVehicle Type

  • 0 = Normal
  • 1 = Special Purpose (e.g Taxi)

 

0x?xxxxTransmission

  • 0 = Manual Transmission
  • 1 = Automatic Transmission

0xx?xxxSteering Wheel

  • 0 = Steering Wheel without Multifunction
  • 1 = 3-Spoke Steering Wheel without Multifunction
  • 2 = 3/4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Multifunction without Cruise & Voice Control
  • 3 = 3/4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Multifunction with Cruise & Voice Control

0xxx?xxAdditional Equipment

  • +1 = Tiptronic (Shift Paddels)

0xxxx?xBoard Computer / Cruise Control System (CCS)

  • 0 = w/o Board Computer and w/o Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 1 = with Board Computer and w/o Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 2 = w/o Board Computer and with Cruise Control System (CCS)
  • 4 = with Board Computer and with Cruise Control System (CCS)

0xxxxx?Rear Wiper

  • 1 = Rear Wiper not installed
  • 2 = Rear Wiper installed

Software version 0110 or higher

0?xxxxxDriver-Assistance-Systems

  • 0 = Driver-Assistance-Systems not installed
  • 0 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems active w/o Button
  • 1 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems inactive w/o Button
  • 2 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems active with Button
  • 3 = Message for Driver-Assistance-Systems inactive with Button

0x?xxxxVehicle Type

  • 0 = Normal
  • 1 = Special Purpose with Multi-Function Control Module (Steer. Column. Contr. Mod. as Master)
  • 2 = Special Purpose with Multi-Function Control Module (Multi-Function Contr. Mod. as Master)

0xx?xxxTransmission

  • 0 = Manual Transmission
  • 1 = Automatic Transmission

0xxx?xxMulti-Function Steering Wheel

  • 0 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel not installed
  • 5 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/o Tiptronic and w/o Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 6 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Tiptronic and no Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 7 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel w/o Tiptronic and with Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed
  • 8 = Multi-Function Steering Wheel with Tiptronic and with Push-To-Talk (PTT) installed

0xxxx?xCruise Control System (CCS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

  • 0 = Cruise Control System (CCS) not installed
  • 1 = Cruise Control System (CCS) with 6 Positions via separate Stalk installed
  • 2 = Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with 6 Positions via separate Stalk installed
  • 3 = Cruise Control System (CCS) with 4 Positions via Blinker Stallk installed
  • 4 = Cruise Control System (CCS) via Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed
  • 5 = Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) via Multi-Function Steering Wheel installed

0xxxxx?Rear Wiper and Board Computer

  • 1 = Rear Wiper not installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk not installed
  • 2 = Rear Wiper installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk not installed
  • 3 = Rear Wiper not installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk verbaut
  • 4 = Rear Wiper installed / Board Computer via Wiper Stalk installed

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI)

MDI
MDI

The Media Device Interface (MDI) offers support for USB devices (memory sticks and hard drives), iPod integration and Aux In along with displaying ID3 tags over the CANbus to the MFD and the RCD310, RCD510 and RNS510 headunit. The unit is available for the Passat which mounts in the glovebox and the Golf which mounts in the centre console replacing the 6 stacker cd changer. It is possible to mount the unit elsewhere in the car.

UPDATE: Volkswagen have released a retrofit kit that comes without the additional trim for the cd changer mounting and is designed for mounting behind the dash. See here for further information.

  • Module with USB cable for Golf/Passat/Jetta: Part Number 5N0 035 341 B (5N0035341 B)  – 1stvwparts.com USD$255.86
  • Module with USB cable for Tiguan: Part number 5N0 035 341 (5N0035341) 1stvwparts.com USD$300.94)
  • iPod cable: Part Number 000 051 446 C (000051446C)  – 1stvwparts.com ~USD$51
  • AUX in cable: Part Number 000 051 446 D (000051446D)
  • Extension cable for MDI interface 000 051 447 (000051447)

If you want to install the unit into the cd changer location on a GTI with Anthracite trim that doesn’t have a changer installed in the console between the seats you will need the following parts

  • CD Changer Center Console: Part Number 1K0 863 323A 71N (1K0863323A71N)
  • CD Changer Insert: Part Number 1K0 863 328A 71N (1K0863328A71N)
  • CD Changer Air Duct: Part Number 1K0 864 255C (1K0864255C)
MDI installed in CD Changer Location
MDI installed in CD Changer Location

To remove the CD Changer housing to make the MDI easier to mount (Glovebox for example) remove the two T20 screws and then press down on the two clips on the unit to release it.

Pinouts on Media Device Interface (MDI), Bold connections only used if CD changer being retained.

Pin 1: Ground
Pin 2: CAN Low
Pin 3: not used
Pin 4: NFR+/AUX R+
Pin 5: NFL+/CD Changer pass thru
Pin 6: NFR+/CD Changer pass thru
Pin 7: 12V
Pin 8: CAN High
Pin 9: NFL+/AUX L+
Pin 10: NF-/AUX –
Pin 11: NF-/CD Changer pass thru
Pin 12: Shield for CD Changer pass thru cable

Make custom harness for connecting to headunit

  • 2m of 2 conductor shielded wire
  • 2m of unshielded twister pair
  • 4m of 18 guage wire
  • 5 x 000 979 009 repair wire
  • 8E0 972 112 housing

Place two connectors on the UTP for CAN High and CAN Low, two connectors on the 18guage wire for 12V and Ground and two connectors to the 2 conductor shielded wire. This is the end for the MDI and for the end on the head unit side you can splice these wires or use a bluetooth or similar harness.

MDI Interface    Headunit

Pin 1 Ground – T16/12
Pin 2 CAN Low – T16/10
Pin 4 NFR+/AUX R+ – T12B/7
Pin 7 12V – T16/15
Pin 8 CAN High – T16/09
Pin 9 NFL+/AUX L+ – T12B/1
Pin 10 NF-/AUX- – T12B/2

Add Auxiliary input with MDI fitted.

  • Aux in port: Part number 1K0 035 724B
  • 3 wire connector housing: Part number 1C0 973 119B
  • Terminals (2): Part number 000 979 009

Pin 1 of the 3 pin connector (R+) goes to Pin 4 of the MDI
Pin 2 of the 3 pin connector (-) goes to Pin 10 of the MDI
Pin 3 of the 3 pin connector (L+) goes to Pin 9 of the MDI

Kufatec sell this unit as a kit, click here for further information.

When using the USB with removable hard drive ensure that the drive is using a FAT32 file system, other types such as NTFS will not be usable.