Notices
 

  

User Tag List

Thread: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread Directory

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread Directory 
    #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    8,636
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    EDIT: Since this directory was created, we have introduced the ICE section. This has been moved from the "How To" section to here for ease of reference.

    Many times the same question is asked so i thought i'd collate all the threads i know of in to one handy place for ease of reference. In no particular order.

    The questions in these links maybe asked about a particular car but all the problems and answers tend to be universal.

    EDIT ON 28/06/2007 - Just called it to VW TAMWORTH on my way home and enquired in to VW car audio and MP3 compatibility. AS OF NOW assuming 07 plate cars, all RCD300 and RCD500 are able to read MP3 discs. This feature can be identified by the text mp3 in white italic printed below centre of the CD slot. Should you be thinking of upgrading your radio, the cost of a brand new RCD500 mp3 is 649.75 ish.

    EDIT ON 15/06/2009 - Newer radios are available from Vw now, the rcd310, rcd510 with and without HDD. They can all be retro fitted but you may require a firmware upgrade to combat battery drainage. See this thread. http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=69325

    Your Equipment

    Types of radio - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=10373

    -----------------------
    Accessing your equipment / mods

    RCD300 / 500 / SAT NAV removal from MK5 Golf (possibly similar with other models) - VWAF own guide http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=21273 also http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ead.php?t=8315 and http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/thread/170547.aspx with thanks

    audi double din replacement / mod - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum//...ad.php?t=10502

    Inputting radio code on RCD300/500 series radios - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ghlight=button

    -----------------------
    VW 6 disc armrest changer information

    2005 golf cd changer - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ead.php?t=9480

    Fitting a cd changer golf mk5 - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=10110

    Retreiving a stuck cd from the above ^ thread - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ed=1#post47768

    -----------------------
    Ipod information

    Which ipod? - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=20814

    Ipod connection - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ead.php?t=7788

    Another ipod connection - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ighlight=radio

    Ipod query - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ead.php?t=3657

    Eos & Ipod - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ighlight=radio

    Ipod dock connection with which ipods - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=11096

    Ipod Dock size and looks - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...2641#post52641

    A successful self install of the Ipod interface in an 07 passat - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=11546

    A successful self install of the Ipod interface in an Audi A3 - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum//...ad.php?t=11698

    another Ipod thread - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ed=1#post52911

    Ipod connectivity lead. Heard of zero reviews of this product - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...3100&rd=1&rd=1

    -----------------------
    Other connectivity information

    Retro fitting the 3.5mm aux input jack to listen to any phone or mp3 music - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=70812

    -----------------------
    SAT NAV information

    This place seems to be the Gospel when it comes to information relating to VAG Sat Nav - http://vwnavi.com/forums/index.php

    Some interesting sat nav info from another forum - http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15206

    Even more interesting sat nav info including an interesting HOW TO which isn't quite perfected yet. - http://www.mytreg.com/viewtopic.php?...er=asc&start=0

    TMC in the UK - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...596#post102596 and more helpful http://www.mytreg.com/viewtopic.php?...er=asc&start=0

    Even more sat nav info! - http://www.mytreg.com/viewtopic.php?...er=asc&start=0

    TV / DVB in your car anyone? - http://www.mytreg.com/viewtopic.php?p=36925#36925

    Making a backup for personal use only - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...sat+nav+backup

    -----------------------
    Retailers & outlets of leads & ancillary equipment

    Xcarlink are a VWAF supporting company

    The Xcarlink website - http://www.xcarlink.co.uk/

    Ebay search for Xcarlink - http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/sear...trypage=search

    Running a SUB when you have no standard pre-outs. - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...330#post104330

    The Connects2 website - http://www.connects2.co.uk/c2home.as...ptsCookies=yes

    Ebay search for connects2 - http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/sear...trypage=search

    Halfords car to radio wiring harnesses - http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...ortResults=yes

    Golf MK5 Centre armrest on ebay (a guide to its cost) it houses the ipod dock or the 6 disc changer also other arm rests- http://search.ebay.co.uk/golf-arm-re...ageNameZRC0023

    Sat Nav DvDs - http://www.navshop.com/index.php

    another car audio supplier - http://www.neocaraudio.com/index.php

    -----------------------
    Bright Ideas

    Will this work? Ipod and cd work around. - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=11348

    -----------------------
    Miscellaneous articles & problems

    Bora related - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ighlight=radio

    Gamma replacement in Bora - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ead.php?t=9594

    power supply to aftermarket radio - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum//...ad.php?t=10012

    Leads on passat - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ighlight=radio

    Audi A3 6 disc / sub query - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...8251#post48251

    Passat radio safe mode and code entry - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=381

    MK5 kit working with MK4 kit? - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=11449

    Polo in dash and boot changer compatibility - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum//...ad.php?t=11478

    Car audio connector leads - http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=16070

    -----------------------
    Operating Manuals

    MFD2 Sat Nav instructions http://www.octavia-vrs.com/downloads/VW_MFD2.pdf
    Last edited by Ben; 15-06-2009 at 10:54 PM.
     
    0 0 0
     

  2. Rcd500 
    #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    My Touran was delivered at the start of July, and has an RCD500. Unforunately its not marked "mp3" on the front, and won't accept a cd-rom which I am sure is in the right format (e.g. no funny file names, less than 64 characters in the folder and file names).

    I burnt a cd with some mp3 files in the root folder, and it plays them. but there is no 'mp3 menu' type behaviour i could see (e.g. reading the id3 tags from the files to display the title).
     
    0 0 0
     

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    8,636
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by touranosaurus View Post
    My Touran was delivered at the start of July, and has an RCD500. Unforunately its not marked "mp3" on the front, and won't accept a cd-rom which I am sure is in the right format (e.g. no funny file names, less than 64 characters in the folder and file names).

    I burnt a cd with some mp3 files in the root folder, and it plays them. but there is no 'mp3 menu' type behaviour i could see (e.g. reading the id3 tags from the files to display the title).
    The one I saw was in the display cabinet in the VW showroom. If yours plays mp3's then i'd be happy with that. I myself have not seen one to experiment with.
     
    0 0 0
     

  4. arghhhh my mistake 
    #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    ooops, it doesn't work after all. My CD burning software created a music CD from the MP3 files. And of course, the audio CD plays fine.

    Apologies for the confusion. The RCD500 doesn't play MP3 unless its the right version. Believe me, I'm gutted.
     
    0 0 0
     

  5. Unhappy Re: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread 
    #5
    chasemac Guest
    Hi Folks - does anyone have a pinout/connection diagram for a Gamma V unit? I've installed one in my 97 Polo, but every time I remove the ignition key, I have to reset the code when I switch on the radio again. The car has the standard ISO connectors, but obviously something is missing......
    John McMillan
     
    0 0 0
     

  6. Re: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread 
    #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    8,636
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    it sounds like the it is only being powered by the ignition feed - i.e. only when the ignition is on. try looking towards the wiring, i'd guess, and it is only a guess that the live or battery feed is in the wrong place.
     
    0 0 0
     

  7. Re: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread 
    #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    127
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Just a quick note to say that I recently swapped my rcd 300 for a rcd 300 mp3 version following instructions posted in this thread. Works a treat, only took about 15mins- the hardest part of all was finding the right screwdrivers. Good to join the modern world & be able to play mp3 cds at long last...
     
    0 0 0
     

  8. Re: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread 
    #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    8,636
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_mkV_golf View Post
    Just a quick note to say that I recently swapped my rcd 300 for a rcd 300 mp3 version following instructions posted in this thread. Works a treat, only took about 15mins- the hardest part of all was finding the right screwdrivers. Good to join the modern world & be able to play mp3 cds at long last...
    Thank you for your kind note on behalf of all the contribtors.

    How much did it cost?
     
    0 0 0
     

  9. Re: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread 
    #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    127
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GOLFMK5GTTDI View Post
    Thank you for your kind note on behalf of all the contribtors.

    How much did it cost?
    Bought it off ebay- buy it now price was 195- I went through the auction process though. Eventually got it for just over 130- good price when you consider VW charge nearly 600 for a brand new bog standard rcd 300. Selling my 'old' rcd 300 unit as we speak (it had only be replaced in July under warranty) so at least I'll get some of that money back...

    Had though about other options- e.g. aftermarket unit, but in the end keeping the oem look can't be beaten for that blue glow on a night time...
     
    0 0 0
     

  10. Re: The Radio, Auxiliary, Ipod, and Leads Thread 
    #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    8,636
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Following your example from your previous post, i'm now also bidding on a head unit. i couldn't really decide between the rcd 300 mp3 or the standard rcd 500 and fit an ipod lead, also on ebay. i know its probably cost more but its just the job i think.
     
    0 0 0
     

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ipod adaptor
    By L33 APB in forum Audi A4 - B6 Forum - 2002 - 2005
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 17-08-2008, 10:29 AM
  2. iPod slot + MMI
    By Tom_kkfis in forum Audi A4 - B8 Forum - 2008 - 2015
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 14-05-2008, 04:55 PM
  3. IPOD - Audi Chorus with 6 Disc Changer? Advice Please
    By RickT in forum Chat - Completely Off Topic
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 31-12-2007, 05:12 PM
  4. XcarLink Ipod control unit
    By Alain in forum XCarlink
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 21-11-2007, 08:00 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




  



Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", administered in line with guidelines supplied by VAG in the UK, and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Certain "words", "phrases" and "Images" used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevant Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  



- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -