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How to recognize my VW Volkswagen Car radio / Infotainment System (Head Unit)?

This article is created to help you to identify or recognize your VW Volkswagen Car Radio or as we call it here Head Unit. Every unit has a description of their functionality and what type of devices can be retrofitted to it. After you have recognized the type of unit installed in your car then you can check in our website for all kinds of Bluetooth car kits and other accessories available for your vehicle such as handsfree car kits, Digital TV, Digital Radio and iPod, iPhones USB Adapters.

To find products compatible with your specific car radio easily, please go to our easy to use Search by car model area  and select your car model and radio type and search for products compatible with it.

If you are still unsure of the type of radio you have in your VW, please Contact us, sending a picture of your car radio and let us know the model of your car and manufacturing year, plus which kind product you are looking for and we will be happy to help you (click here)

RCD radios

   
     

RCD 200 radio

   
  • Single-tuner
  • Four output stages with 20 Watt output, 2 or 4 speaker channels can be connected
  • RDS FM/AM Europa radio (VHF/MW)
  • Integrated single CD drive
  • Control for an external 6-CD changer
  • Convenience code
  • Mute mode for telephone hands-free system
  • Speed-dependant volume control (GALA)
  • Self-diagnosis incl. loudspeaker diagnosis
  • Transport mode (reduction of the current requirement during transport and rest times)

 

   
 VW RCD200 Bluetooth car kit    
     
     

RCD 300 radio

   
  • FM dual-tuner diversity
  • Four output stages with 20 Watt output, 2 or 4 speaker channels can be connected
  • RDS FM/AM Europa radio (VHF/MW)
  • Stored stations with RDS name shown in display
  • Control via multifunction steering wheel (MFW) and multifunction display (MFD)
  • Integrated single CD drive
  • Control for an external 6-CD changer
  • Convenience code
  • Mute mode for telephone hands-free system
  • Speed-dependant volume control (GALA)
  • Self-diagnosis incl. loudspeaker diagnosis
  •  Transport mode
  • Driving school version (optional)
   
 VW RCD300 Head unit, car radio for Bluetooth car kit    
     

RCD 310

   
  • large LCD screen
  • Live Traffic Info for UK via build-in RDS-TMC (Radio Data System – Traffic Message Channel) CD / MP3
  • Displays Radio, Audio (iPod & mp3 tracks), Telephone information on the Driver Information Screen (DIS) if the car is fitted with a Highline computer.
  • Integration with Multi Function Steering Wheel (where fitted, not all models).
  • Visual display for optical parking sensors. – Optional
  • DAB digital radio reception SUPERIOR QUALITY 
  • FM/AM Radio Tuner – RDS EON
  • 4 x 6 Radio Station Memory Presets 
  • Radio scan and Station Preset scan
  • Compact Disc (CD) Player
  • MP3 / CDR/RW Playback Capability
  • CD Changer Compatable
  • Quadlock / Fakra Connections
  • Aux input (requires additional lead/module)
  • iPod Compatable (requires additional lead/module)
  • Red Key Illumination
  • Bluetooth Audio Compatable (requires additional module)
   
 VW rcd310 dab radio Bluetooth car kit    
     

RCD 500 radio

   
  • FM dual-tuner diversity
  • Four output stages with 20 Watt output, 4 speaker channels connected
  • RDS FM/AM Europa radio (VHF/MW)
  • Stored stations with RDS name shown in display
  • Control via MFW and MFD
  • Integrated 6-CD changer
  • Control for an external 6-CD changer
  • Mute mode for telephone hands-free system
  • Speed-dependant volume control (GALA)
  • Traffic Information Message (TIM)
  • Convenience code
  • Self-diagnosis incl. loudspeaker diagnosis
  • Transport mode
  • Optional external sound amplifier can beconnected (output stage reduction by 14 dB)
  • your RCD 500 has the capability to add handsfree kit and ipod adapter
   
 VW RCD500 Bluetooth car kit    
     

RCD 510 radio

   
  • Double-DIN-sized rcd 510 unit features:
  • 6.5 inch colour touchscreen with 400*240 pixel resolution
  • Amplifier Power of 4 x 20 watt
  • Disk Drive supporting CD/MP3/WMA/ formats with built-in 6 stack changer
  • FM/AM radio tuner
  • SD card slot supporting SDHC cards up to 32Gb
  • You can adapt Handsfree kits, iPod adapters and Rear view cameras to your RCD 510
   
 VW RCD510 Bluetooth car kit    
     

RNS RADIOS

   
     
RNS 310    
  • Door to door navigation system.
  • European Maps on CD
  • High-preformance processor for a fast and accurate calculation of the route
  • Intergrated GPS receiver
  • Destionation input via address,post code or more than 100 different POI (Points of Intrest) categories
  • TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
  • Traffic jam avoidance and automatic re-routing using TMC data.
  • CD drive (for data and audio files) compatible with MP£,WMA,AAC, Ogg Vorbis
  • SD card slot (for data and audio files)
  • Multimedia jack AUX-IN connection of external audio sources (MP3player, iPod)
  • Double FM/AM Radio Tuner
  • CD/MP3 Player.
  • Visual and audio navigation instructions. Over 10,000 searchable Points of Interest (POI).
  • Split screen display with 2D and 3D map view with compass, bird’s eye views.
  • CD/MP3 Player.
  • SD Card reader for mp3 and unprotected WMA music and internal aux input and MDI compatible
  • Double tuner phase diversity
  • Automatic tracing of broadcast stations CAN interface
  • Support of multi-function steering wheel (dependent on vehicle)
  • Support for the connection of external sound amplifier
  • Signal output for Rear View Camera
  • Compatible with handsfree and ipod Adapters compatible with the RNS 310 radio
   
 VW RNS310 Navigation Bluetooth car kit    

RNS 315

   
  • Double-DIN-sized unit specs feature:
  • 5 inch colour touchscreen with 400*240 pixel resolution
  • Amplifier Power of 4 x 20 watt
  • GPS navigation with POIs
  • Built-in Stereo Bluetooth
  • Disk Drive supporting CD/MP3/WMA/ formats
  • FM/AM and SAT radio tuner
  • SD card slot supporting SDHC cards up to 32Gb
  • 4 GB Flash storage
  • Aux jack
  • You can adapt Handsfree kits to your car
   
 volkswagen RNS-315 Navigation System Bluetooth car kit    
     
     

RNS 510

   
  • Double-DIN-sized unit specs feature:
  • 6.5 inch high-res touchscreen
  • Amplifier Power of 4 x 20 watt
  • Disk Drive supporting CD/MP3/WMA/DVD formats
  • FM/AM tuner
  • GPS navigation with custom personal POIs and voice instructions
  • Capacious HDD for maps and multimedia
  • SD card slot
  • Reverse camera support
  • Connect an iPod adapter to your RNS 510
   
 VW RNS510 Bluetooth car kit
   
     
 RNS 850    
  • 8 inch high-res touchscreen
  • Amplifier Power of 4 x 20 watt
  • Disk Drive supporting CD/MP3/WMA/WMV/ MP4/AVI/MOV/DVD formats with built-in 6 stack changer
  • FM/AM, DAB radio tuner
  • Voice control
  • Built-in Stereo Bluetooth
  • GPS navigation
  • Capacious 60GB HDD for maps and multimedia
  • Two SD card slot supporting SDHC cards up to 32Gb
  • SIM Card slot
  • Reverse camera support
  • Compatible with video in motion and bluetooth handfree car kits
   
VW RNS-850 Bluetooth car kit    
 
   
 Hope you were able to find the model of your car radio for your VW car if not please don’t hesitate to contact us.