Oh, and this is the model w sunroof & nav.
Hi, I'm looking for a better MDI cable. I want one that can load my tagged songs onto my iPhone. Also, I'd like it to be able to skip Spotify tracks when I'm connected via MDI. Anyone know of a good cable. I saw someone used this one, but it seems pretty expensive: http://www.amazon.com/000-051-446-J-...hu-rd_add_1_dp Any cheaper options out there?
You can get it from DriverGear: https://www.drivergear.vw.com/vw10/S...000051446J.asp
Use a discount code for another 10-20% off.
As far as I know it's the only one available. That's the one I have in case I have passengers with an iPhone.. lol.
Last edited by jsausley; 10-05-2012 at 03:14 PM.
My MDI cable will charge, and the radio shows music playing but theres no sound. The cable is too short and all the replacements are the same length from what Ive found. Poor design. cant see the phone without pinching the cable with the arm rest. Unless I'm missing something. Still love my R tho. Even after I push waaaayyy too hard around traffic circles and the breaks freak out on me. ESP!
I just checked it and my standard ipod/old iphone style MDI cable with the lightning adapter hooked to my iphone 5 works perfect for charging and music. Not sure why yours says "no audio files" DeanCorp but mine works 100% as it did with the iphone 4 and my ipod.
Is anyone having trouble with sound quality through the MDI? I have an iPod plugged in through the MDI and it sounds terrible- all scratchy and super low quality. All my MP3's on the iPod are the highest kb/sec quality and sound fine through headphones. Since its a direct connect, I figured this would be even better quality than bluetooth (but even that sounds pretty bad). My guesses:
1) bad MDI cable
2) bad connection from the MDI port to the stereo somewhere
3) older iPod (80gb from 2008)
If anyone has had similar quality issues and found a solution, please let me know. I have a long road trip coming up and would like to resolve this beforehand.