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 […]

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 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 […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Hardware and Software (firmware) Versions

HW Vehicle: 0xC001 – HW Radio: 0003 C3/C4 1T0 035 680 (1T0035680) 1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A) Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 1200 Firmware version (unmodified releases): 1200 Firmware version (modified releases): 5238

HW Vehicle: 0xC201 – HW Radio: 0004 C6/C7 1T0 035 680 B (1T0035680B) Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 1300 Firmware […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New features with firmware 3xxx

Firmware version 3xxx and upwards on the RNS 510 introduces a new POI system that uses a z-value instead of latitude and longitude.

The map DVD requires a EDB folder for the POI function to work, the older map DVDs will work however the POI function will not operate. The file contains a file called […]