Jetta 6 ICE help

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Jetta 6 ICE help

Post by fiex » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Hi guys!

I bought my 2012 Jetta 6 with an RCD310 (sans BT audio) which I then upgraded to an RCD510. But hating AUX cables & SD cards and the fact that it doesn't have Bluetooth, and refusing to spend ridiculous amounts just to get it to have bluetooth, I settled on one of those Chinese imports. Which ultimately is a POS. Nice features for the price, but supremely unreliable. So I've now had it. School fees paid unfortunately.

Now my question - the later facelift Jettas (2016+) comes with the Composition Colour and Composition Media, which both have bluetooth. Are these radios also still reliant on the seperate bluetooth module or has VW come to its senses and built it into the radio itself?

If it's built in, would I be able to retro-fit it to my Jetta?

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Re: Jetta 6 ICE help

Post by Jetta2 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:37 pm

I had a Composition Audio head unit in the Caddy when I bought it (changed to a Kenwood DDX418BT unit now) and it has built in Bluetooth and worked perfectly fine. Microphone sits on the top left of the head unit.
SD card slot, Auxiliary input (3.5mm jack) and USB port as well.

On the Composition Colour and Media, I have no idea if they use a seperate BT module or if they are built in.
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Re: Jetta 6 ICE help

Post by Beeno » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am

I was thinking of changing the composition colour MIB1 unit in my Golf 7 to the later MIB2 version so I could get APP Connect features, but it's not an easy thing to do - these units have software component protection which links the unit to the vehicle ID. If you're planning to do this, you'll also have to get this software protection removed in the unit first. There's a thread here on Mirrorlink/CarPlay/AndroidAuto in the pre-MY15 model composition colour units, it's a schlepp to transplant these.
BTW - bluetooth is built in
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Re: Jetta 6 ICE help

Post by Belix » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 am

Seen a lot of guys getting RCD330s which don't look to have any component protection, and have Bluetooth built in. Maybe an option?
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Re: Jetta 6 ICE help

Post by fiex » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 pm

THX for the replies guys!

I ended up buying an RCD510 again that came with the USB adapter and the bluetooth module from Firestrm_ZA for a bargain price.
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