Last post on Nov 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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Volkswagen Passat, Audio, Sedan, Wagon
#77 of 86 Re: SAT Radio antenna? [njsteve]
Sep 17, 2009 (5:32 pm)
The "stock" VW radio uses a 'powered' antenna. The stock head unit sends power to the antenna where an RF (Radio Frequency) amplifier boosts the signal right from the antenna into the wire feeding to the radio.
I am not certian about the Passat.... but the Jetta antenna is imbedded into the rear window. (alongside the heating-elements for the defroster)
#78 of 86 Re: RCD-510 aka Premium VIII [vabeachcc]
Sep 18, 2009 (12:14 am)
There should be a retrofit kit available. It's part number 5N0 035 342 B and 000 051 446 C. You'll need a harness. However VW will offer it as an accessory and it includes the cable. Sorry for the late response.
#79 of 86 Monsoon stereo going haywire
Jan 04, 2010 (6:28 am)
I recently had to replace my battery (01' 4-motion) and now my monsoon stereo sounds terrible. The volume fades up and down by itself, the max volume is very quiet, the sound quality is distorted and the right rear speaker has no sound at all. I did lose the station settings, but the treble, mid, bass and faders were saved. Any ideas what might be going on? I'm at a loss. It sounded great until I replaced the battery.
#80 of 86 Re: Monsoon stereo going haywire [sabian1]
Jan 05, 2010 (2:25 pm)
The volume is SUPPOSED to go up as your MPH increases and down as you slow. The owners-manual explaines that feature and how to disable it if you want.
As for the rest of your problems, I cannot explain them.
QUESTION: Did your radio go into SAFE mode when you replaced the battery? (Most VW radios will 'think' they are being stolen and say SAFE on the screen when you replace the battery.. .you must enter a secret-code to unlock the SAFE mode.)
#81 of 86 Re: Monsoon stereo going haywire [bpeebles]
Jan 27, 2010 (1:42 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I don't think the volume is supposed to change with acceleration in the way mine is. The sound fades out to complete silence for one to two minutes, then fades back in. It does this even at a consistent driving speed. Also, the max volume is very low. On a normal scale of 0-10 with 10 being the normal max volume. Mine is about a 4. It did not go into safe mode. The stereo came on and I had some sound after replacing the battery, just distorted, quiet sound.
#82 of 86 01 PASSAT WAGON GLX V6 4 MOTION
Feb 21, 2010 (6:37 pm)
I recently purchased a 01 Passat wagon with the Monsoon Audio system, with 6 disc changer located in the cargo area, unfortunately the cd player that goes above the radio, was not there. Could someone give me some idea on where to find the cd player or what other cd player I could get. Thanks in advance
#83 of 86 Volume Control Issues
Mar 15, 2010 (6:05 am)
I have a 2008 VW Passat. So its relatively new and only has 30k on it. I got home from work on Friday, parked the car and didn't drive it again until Sunday. I got in and the audio volume was all messed up. First of all, it was very very low (unusually so)- to the point where I had to turn it all the way up to barely hear it. That's not normal- its usually too loud at the lower levels even. I noticed that it faded in and out on its own...after a few seconds at a new volume level, the volume would decrease by itself and be viturally inaudible at half volume...And when I would turn down the volume (on both the knob and steering wheel) the volume woud actually increase to what it should have been at the level and then taper down again to an inaudible volume. This happened all of a sudden-out of nowhere when I got back in the car to run to the grocery store. It is still like that today. I thought that it could have been changed to turn up when accelerating, but that is definitely not the case.
Is this normal? Will it just go back to normal by itself? Do I need to call the dealership and use the warranty and get this fixed. This is my first car I bought myself...is this the way this car will be for the entire time I own it? haha
Any advice/previous experiences with similar problems...much appreciated!
#84 of 86 Burn rate for my '02 VW Golf
May 03, 2010 (6:47 am)
I'm trying to burn a cd off of my itunes, 2x doesn't seem to work, any idea at what speed I should use? Thanks
#85 of 86 96 Passat 2.0T with Serious radio/navigation system
Sep 24, 2010 (4:44 pm)
First the navigation system could not read the cd. Now the radio doesn't work at all. They are telling me a new system is $2500, does anyone know how I can get something cheaper? The dealer doesn't know anything about how to fix it, a new system is all they can recommend. Advise please.
#86 of 86 Incoming phone calls are not being announced on the 09 Passat
Nov 26, 2010 (5:28 pm)
I have successfully synced up my smartphone to the 09 Passat via Bluetooth and can make/receive calls from the car. I can make an outgoing call by asking to dial the name, however, when an incoming call is coming in, the name of the calling party is not being announced, even though the name is in the phone book and I am seeing the name on the console. Does anyone know what I need to tweak to make the incoming calls being announced?