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#123 of 172 2009 Jetta iPod adapter
Feb 13, 2009 (8:44 am)
What function does the iPod adapter provide vs the aux input? Can you control the iPod from the steering wheel? If the car doesn't had the adapter can it be added later?
#124 of 172 Bluetooth is now here
Feb 27, 2009 (4:17 pm)
Bluetooth can now be a factory option on a Jetta with nav. The kit does work on non nav units though. Option code is 9W3 and 09 Jetta TDI's and possibly even SEL's can order it. Bluetooth requires a MFSW and a highline cluster which only TDI, and SEL's have. TDI wagon owners will have to retrofit the MFSW in order to have it fully working which is very expensive. $275 is the price of the unit and it's pretty nice.
#125 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [shamrock22]
Mar 13, 2009 (8:14 am)
Well,now that I have my 09 TDI sedan with IPOD adapter for several weeks I can answer my own question! The car does NOT have the Navigation option. There' little value in the $200 IPOD adapter. Best that can be said is that it charges the ipod. Basically, it makes your ipod look like an external 6 disk CD changer. I grouped my favorite songs into 5 playlists that represent the 5 'CDs'. There's no track name displayed except 'Track x'. The 'Mix' function doesn't seem like it's very random, First song in the playlist/CD always plays first. This may be an ipod problem, not sure. Anyway, the standard aux-in would have been fine.
#126 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [shamrock22]
Mar 17, 2009 (3:31 pm)
VW is working on next gen radios that will work with the MDI. The RCD-310 and RCD-510 can't come fast enough. The RCD-510 looks a lot like the RNS-510 but has no HDD, and no Navigation feature. It does have a 6 CD changer but you can't play DVD's on it. One of them is called Premium 8. Once they come out you'll be able to retrofit the MDI and get full integration. You must buy a special iPod cable though.
#127 of 172 Re: 2008 Jetta 2.5 [f1refLy228]
Mar 19, 2009 (7:32 am)
You should have gotten 3 months of trial radio service. Your dealer is supposed to see that this is all set up at vehicle pick up. Unless your 08 was not a "new" car. I had both my cars that I leased the same day activated and ready to go. One car has XM and the other has Surius.
I am not sure where to get the code. But, take it to your dealer to get it set up for you. They should go over it with you.
#128 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [shamrock22]
Apr 19, 2009 (6:20 pm)
Well why don't you save up and get the Premium VIII, MDI, and the MDI iPod cable. That way you get full integration. For 2010 VW is replacing the iPod adapter with the MDI. Of course they are including the iPod cable which enables the full iPod integration. It also plays USB devices but you have to use the iPod cable for iPod's not USB. The Premium VIII has a 6.5" touch screen but no NAV. No DVD video playback or HDD support like the RNS-510. The Premium VIII is known as the RCD-510 in Europe and it works great.
#129 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [rv65]
Apr 20, 2009 (5:49 am)
I have an 09 Sportwagon TDI with NAV. The NAV unit has a "phone" button but it doesnt function without bluetooth. The dealer is supposed to install the bluetooth kit that is compatible with the NAV unit. The TDI steering wheel does not have any function buttons on the steering wheel - all control is done thru the NAV unit.
Does anyone have any experience with this phone setup?
Also, I've read different things about the compatiblity of the IPOD adapter cable for units with NAV. I also have an AUX in capability. I am interested to know if anyone has definitive info on using an IPOD in conjunction with NAV equipped cars.
By the way, my car came with a six-month sat radio trial period.
#130 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [joelk01]
Apr 20, 2009 (11:33 am)
For the iPod cable all you need is 000 051 446 C. It gives you full iPod integration. It's the MDI iPod cable. You should be able to get it for around $40 or less. It works on 4th gen iPod photo's up to the latest one. Just get this cable at your local dealer and you should be fine in that department.
For Bluetooth you can install the Skoda unit or the 9W3 thats being installed on new models. It can function without a MFSW. If you really want the phone button you could retrofit a MFSW but that would be at least $800 since it requires an expensive steering wheel and controller. It might be cheaper if you used ebay. Your airbag would be reused. If you want the full functionality on bluetooth then you should get it. It all depends on what you really want.
#131 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [rv65]
Apr 20, 2009 (5:55 pm)
With NAV, the iPOD cable you cited will fully integrate the iPOD? What does "fully integrate" mean - you can operate the iPOD via the touch screen buttons and the iPOD contents are viewable on the screen?
The NAV system already has a phone button. I dont need one on the steering wheel. Just wanted to know if anyone has experience with VW bluetooth capability in conjunction with the NAV system.
#132 of 172 Re: 2009 Jetta iPod adapter [joelk01]
Apr 20, 2009 (8:31 pm)
You won't be able to get voice dialing then.
Yes it will full integrate it the iPod. You can use the touch screen to control it and it will show it on the display. It works great on some units. It works really well. As long as it's made past the 4th gen Photo unit then it will work.
The Volk-L only acts as a headset and you have to use your phones send/receive buttons. The benefit of having the MFSW is that you can send/recieve calls. The Phone button is really a menu button which can access your contacts, latest calls, and touch screen dialing. The Phone button on the wheel would enable voice dialing. Only the 9W3 and Skoda unit do this feature.