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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: RCD 310 Radio System

General Information

View of the "RCD 310" Radio

Note

  • Familiarity with the function and operation of the digital sound system is needed if there are customer concerns.
  • Refer to the Owner's Manual
  • Anti-theft code is equipped with protection code number.
  • Use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester"Guided Fault Finding" function.
  • When the battery is reconnected, check any affected system or component (radio, clock, comfort electrical connection etc.) according to the repair manual and/or the Owner's Manual.

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11584

The RCD 310 radio has the following features:

  • 4 speaker channels with 20 watts each
  • Monochrome display
  • Control for an external 6-CD changer
  • Telephone control (hands free)
  • Externally connectable sound amplifier
  • Digital audio broadcasting radio possible

The "RCD 310" radio consists of the radio and the front and rear speakers.

The CD player integrated inside the radio plays the following CD formats:

  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • MP3
  • wma

Note

Mix CDs (CDs that contain computer data and also music) cannot be played.

The antenna is integrated inside the radio unit with "diversity function".

Overview - "RCD 310" Radio System

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - "RCD 310" Radio System

  1. External Multimedia Device Interface -R215-
    • Installed in the center console
    • Additional information can be found in the external multimedia device interface chapter.
    • Optional installation of "CD Changer" or "External Multimedia Device Interface". Both systems are not available together because they both use the same installation location.
  2. Radio -R-
    • Removing and installing.
    • Connector overview.
    • Anti-theft coding.
  3. CD Changer -R41-
    • 6 disc CD changer
    • Located inside the glove compartment
    • For more information regarding the CD changer.
    • Optional installation of "CD Changer" or "External Multimedia Device Interface". Both systems are not available together because they both use the same installation location.
  4. External Audio Source Connection -R199-
    • Located inside the storage compartment under the center armrest
    • For more information regarding the External Audio Source Connection -R199-.
  5. Telephone/Navigation System/Parking Heater Antenna -R66-
    • Located on the roof at the back of the vehicle
    • For more information regarding the different antenna systems.
  6. Window Antennas
    • Installed in the rear window, for radio reception with antenna diversity
    • Antenna for digital radio reception, DAB, also optional
    • For more information regarding the different antenna systems.
  7. Right Rear Treble Speaker -R16- and Left Rear Treble Speaker -R14-
    • Installed in door trim of left and right rear doors
    • For more information regarding the different speaker systems.
  8. Right Rear Bass Speaker -R17- and Left Rear Bass Speaker -R15-
    • Installed in door trim of left and right rear doors
    • For more information regarding the different speaker systems.
  9. Amplifier -R12-
    • Installed under the left front seat
    • For more information regarding the amplifier.
  10. Right Front Midrange Speaker -R104- and Left Front Midrange Speaker -R103- as well as Right Front Bass Speaker -R23- and Left Front Bass Speaker -R21-
    • Installed in door trim of left and right front doors
    • Installed in door trim of left and right front doors
    • The midrange speaker and the bass speaker are a single unit.
    • Only the bass speaker is installed here when there is no sound system. Midrange frequencies play through the bass and treble speakers.
    • For more information regarding the different speaker systems.
  11. Right Front Treble Speaker -R22- and Left Front Treble Speaker -R20-
    • Installed in triangle window of left and right front doors
    • For more information regarding the different speaker systems.

Overview - "RCD 310" Connector

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - "RCD 310" Connector

  1. Antenna Connection
    • Input connector for the DAB antenna, optional

or

  • Input connector for SDARS antenna, USA and Canada
  1. Multi-Pin Connector 1, 8-Pin, Speaker Outputs
    • Terminal assignment.
  2. 8-Pin Connector 2, Voltage Supply, CAN-Bus, Telephone Muting
    • Terminal assignment.
  3. 12-Pin Connector 3, AUX Audio Output, Telephone Signal Input
    • Terminal assignment.
  4. 12-Pin Connector 4, AUX Audio Input, CD Changer Control and CD Audio Input Signals
    • Terminal assignment.
  5. Antenna Connection
    • AM/FM antenna input connection
  6. Antenna Connection
    • AM/FM antenna input connection

Multi-Pin Connector 1, 8-Pin, Speaker Outputs

  1. Right Rear Speaker, Positive
  2. Right Front Speaker, Positive
  3. Left Front Speaker, Positive
  4. Left Rear Speaker, Positive
  5. Right Rear Speaker, Negative
  6. Right Front Speaker, Negative
  7. Left Front Speaker, Negative
  8. Left Rear Speaker, Negative

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8-Pin Connector 2, Voltage Supply, CAN-Bus, Telephone Muting

  1. CAN Bus High
  2. CAN Bus Low
  3. Supply Voltage Supply, Connected, Positive
  4. Negative Connection, Terminal 31
  5. CAN Bus Display, Negative
  6. CAN Bus Display, Positive
  7. Positive Connection, Terminal 30
  8. Control Signal For The Anti-Theft Coding, SAFE

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12-Pin Connector 3, AUX Audio Output, Telephone Signal Input

  1. Microphone Input, Negative
  2. AUX Output, Audio, Positive, Right
  3. AUX Output, Audio, Negative
  4. Microphone Output, Negative
  5. Telephone LF Signal Input, Left, Negative
  6. Telephone LF Signal Input, Right, Negative
  7. Microphone Input, Positive
  8. AUX Output, Audio, Positive, Left
  9. Microphone Output, Positive
  10. Telephone Mute
  11. Telephone LF Signal Input, Left, Positive
  12. Telephone LF Signal Input, Right, Positive

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12-Pin Connector 4, AUX Audio Input, CD Changer Control and CD Audio Input Signals

  1. AUX Input, Audio, Positive, Left
  2. AUX Input, Audio, Negative
  3. CD Changer, Audio, Negative
  4. CD Changer, Voltage Supply, Positive
  5. Not Assigned
  6. CD Changer, DATA OUT Bus
  7. AUX Input, Audio, Positive, Right
  8. CD Changer, Left Channel Audio, Positive
  9. CD Changer, Right Channel Audio, Positive
  10. CD Changer, Control Signal
  11. CD Changer, DATA IN Bus
  12. CD Changer, CLOCK bus

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-10016

Anti-Theft Code

General Information

The radio is equipped with convenience anti-theft protection, which operates in conjunction with the instrument cluster.

After disconnecting the radio power supply, the radio is ready for use again once the power supply is connected. The anti-theft code does not need to be entered again. The requirement is that the anti-theft coding must be activated for the first time and that the radio is reconnected in the same vehicle.

Use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester to get the anti-theft code. The radio card and the label on the radio that were used in the past are no longer used.

Note

The Vehicle Diagnostic Tester must be "online" (connected to the network) in order to get the anti-theft code and the user must be authorized to access radio codes.

Anti-Theft Coding, Deactivating

Required Special Tools and Equipment

  • Vehicle Diagnostic Tester
  • Vehicle Diagnosis System - Updated Cable - 3m - VAS5051/5a- or Vehicle Diagnosis System - Diagnostic Cable -VAS5051/6a- or Vehicle Diagnostic Tester - Diagnostic Cable - 5m -VAS5052/3-

Retrieving the Anti-Theft System Code Using the VAS tester

Select "Guided Functions" or "Guided Fault Finding" on the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

After all control modules have been checked:

  • Press the "GO TO" button.
  • Select "Functions/Component selection".
  • Select "Body".
  • Select "Electrical Equipment".
  • Select "01-OBD-capable system".
  • Select "Radio navigation system".
  • Select "Functions"
  • Select and start "radio code inquiry".

Authorization will be requested from the system: Then the operating data, the VIN and the radio serial number of the radio/navigation system will be automatically read out.

Note

When installing new radio / radio-navigation unit, or a unit which has not be adapted to the vehicle, it can happen that tester will not be able to read the serial number of the radio / radio-navigation unit. In this case, enter the serial number manually. The serial number can be found on a sticker on the unit and is also stamped into the side of the unit.

Then the radio code will be displayed in the tester.

The anti-theft coding must now be entered manually in the radio.

Deactivating the Anti-Theft Coding

  • Turn on the radio.

"SAFE" appears in the display for approximately 10 seconds, after that "1000" appears.

  • Enter the code numbers by pressing the function button as many times as necessary until the correct number sequence appears.

The message "OK" is activated in the display after four-digit code number has been entered.

  • Once the correct code number has been entered, press the "OK" button to confirm it.

Unit is enabled and ready for operation.

Note

If the anti-theft code has been entered incorrectly, it can be corrected immediately in another attempt. If anti-theft code is entered incorrectly twice, then the radio will lock up for one hour. Leave the radio and the ignition on. After one hour, then the procedure for deactivating the anti-theft system can be repeated. Always remember: there can be two attempts to enter the code. After that, the radio unit will be locked for one hour.

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