Okay, so I finally was able to grab a good RCD off of the site and it arrived today. I took it down to my local VW dealer and tried to get them to install it. Since I have the 2.5 I don't have the luxury of TDI/GTI owners with their sharkfin on the roof with the antennas built in. The guy at the dealership was really knowledge about (except about the existence of this site) but even he said it couldn't be done properly...the reasons will be at the bottom of the post. Sorry for the lame pics, my blackberry is only so good. Here is the visual install:
Pry the plastic cover off with a removal tool/or your fingers
Remove the four screws with a T15
Gently pull out the unit to expose the connectors on the back
Release the main coupler carefully by lifting the gate on the bottom of the connector
Release the AM/FM connector and now you have a large cavity. Whats the rubber band for??
Just plug in the main coupler to the new unit and here is the interesting part..... the new unit has two AM/FM hookups. The one on the right is for the FM signal. But I only have one connector?!?!?!
Slide the unit back in and it on. You should get the passcode screen.
Enter your code and do a reset of the factory options found under setup.
Looks like it came right from the factory!
Now...here are my questions:
The radio/CD/Aux all work just fine except the audio on the radio signal is very slightly distorted sometimes.
1. Is there a connector/adapter for the two hookups on the back to the single cable from my car?
2. Do I need to do a VAGCOM to tell the system I have the RCD installed to get better sound?
3. Where can I purchase a Sat connector/cable to wire the car for Sirius?
4. Lastly! How do I change the clock on this thing!! When I changed the clock on the drivers screen it changed automatically on the radio.
I am trying to locate a users manual for this thing to help. Very easy install. Took my 20 min at most.
Any help is appreciated!!