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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: "RNS 315" Radio/Navigation System

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General Information

"RNS 315" Radio/Navigation System

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 and → No.397 for additional information.
  • Anti-theft code is equipped with protection code number. Refer to → Chapter "Anti-Theft Code".
  • For servicing or trouble shooting, use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester"Guided Fault Finding" and → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations
  • When the battery is reconnected, check any affected system or component (radio, clock, comfort electrical connection etc.) according to the repair manual.
  • For proper function of the navigation system, rotation angle sensor in unit must be set corresponding to installation position of unit in the vehicle. Therefore, always note the replacement part number when replacing the unit. An incorrect installation causes malfunctions in the navigation system.

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11129

"RNS 315" Radio/Navigation System Characteristics

"RNS 315" Radio/Navigation System Characteristics

  • 5-inch color display, 400 x 240 pixel
  • Antenna diversity (2 tuners)
  • Integrated CD player
  • SD Card Reader
  • AUX IN on the front of the unit with a jack plug
  • UHV Low/Premium (stereo input)
  • MP3 play back function
  • Navigation function using a 3D card and language
  • CD/SD Navigation (Navigation without a CD inserted)
  • MDI (Mobile Device Interface)
  • OPS (Optional Parking System)
  • A/C information shown in the radio display
  • External sound amplifier that can be controlled
  • RDS (radio data system) FM/AM Europe radio with diversity and TMC (traffic message channel)
  • 2 or 4 x 20 W output
  • AUX IN connection
  • External CD changer connection without MP3
  • Support for multifunction steering wheel
  • Support for multifunction indicator Plus (multifunction indicator, Highline instrument cluster)
  • SCV (Speed Compensated Volume)
  • OBD including speaker diagnosis
  • CAN, TP 2.0, BAP
  • CAN, TP 2.0, BAP
  • Convenience coding

The "RNS 315" also has an optional "Plus" version that has the following:

  • A DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) tuner for receiving digital radio signals
  • A universal cellular telephone preparation (UHV) with an integrated Bluetooth antenna
  • The view transmitted from the optional rearview camera appearing in the radio display

The antennas are located in the rear window on the sedan. The antenna system version has the "diversity function".

The antennas in the wagon are window antennas and are located in the rear side windows. The antenna system version has the "diversity function".

The wagon has a roof antenna for the telephone and navigation systems.

Overview - "RNS 315" Radio Navigation System

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - "RNS 315" Radio Navigation System

  1. Roof Antenna -RX5- for GPS Antenna -R50- and Optional Telephone Antenna -R65-
    • For navigation (GPS) and optional for the telephone (GSM)
    • For more information regarding the antenna system.
  2. Antenna -R11- and Radio Antenna 2 -R93-
    • Inside the rear window
    • AM and FM antenna with diversity
    • For more information regarding the antenna system.
  3. External Audio Source Connection -R199-
    • Located inside the storage compartment under the center armrest
    • For more information regarding external audio source connections.
  4. Left Multifunction Buttons on Steering Wheel -E440- and Right Multifunction Buttons on Steering Wheel -E441-
    • For more information regarding the steering wheel.
  5. Instrument Cluster Control Module -J285-
  6. Amplifier -R12-
    • Optional
    • Installed under the left front seat
    • For more information regarding the amplifiter.
  7. Radio/Navigation Display Unit Control Module -J503-
    • RNS 315
    • Removing and installing.
    • Connector overview.
    • Anti-theft coding.
  8. External Multimedia Device Interface -R215-
    • Located inside the glove compartment
    • For more information regarding the multimedia device.
    • It is not possible to have a CD changer if the vehicle has an external multimedia device interface because they both are installed in the same location.
  9. Right Front Treble Speaker -R22- and Left Front Treble Speaker -R20-
    • Inside the left and right front mirror triangle
    • For more information regarding the speaker system.
  10. Right Front Bass Speaker -R23- and Left Front Bass Speaker -R21-
    • Installed in left and right side front door trim panels
    • For more information regarding the speaker system.
  11. Right Rear Bass Speaker -R17- and Left Rear Bass Speaker -R15-
    • Installed inside the left and right rear door trim panels
    • For more information regarding the speaker system.
  12. Right Rear Treble Speaker -R16- and Left Rear Treble Speaker -R14-
    • Installed inside the left and right rear door trim panels
    • For more information regarding the speaker system.
  13. CD Changer -R41-
    • Located inside the glove compartment
    • For more information regarding the CD changer.
    • It is not possible to have a CD changer if the vehicle has an external multimedia device interface because they both are installed in the same location.

Overview - "RNS 315" Radio/Navigation System

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - "RNS 315" Radio/Navigation System

  1. Instrument Cluster Control Module -J285-
  2. Antenna -R11-, Radio Antenna 2 -R93-, Digital Radio Antenna -R183- in the Rear Window and GPS Antenna -R50- on the Roof.
  3. External Audio Source Connection -R199-
  4. Antenna Connection for Optional Digital Radio Reception DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  5. Navigation Antenna (GPS) Wiring Connection
  6. Antenna Wiring Connection for Terrestrial Radio Reception with Diversity
  7. External Multimedia Device Interface -R215-
    • It is not possible to have a CD changer if the vehicle has an external multimedia device interface because they both are installed in the same location.
  8. CD Changer -R41-
    • It is not possible to have a CD changer if the vehicle has an external multimedia device interface because they both are installed in the same location.
  9. Right Front Bass Speaker -R23-
  10. Right Front Treble Speaker -R22-
  11. Right Rear Bass Speaker -R17-
  12. Right Rear Treble Speaker -R16-
  13. Left Rear Treble Speaker -R14-
  14. Left Rear Bass Speaker -R15-
  15. Left Front Treble Speaker -R20-
  16. Left Front Bass Speaker -R21-
  17. Left Multifunction Buttons on Steering Wheel -E440- and Right Multifunction Buttons on Steering Wheel -E441-
  18. Radio/Navigation Display Unit Control Module -J503-
    • For more information regarding the sound system amplifier.

Overview - "RNS 315" Radio Navigation System, Connector

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - "RNS 315" Radio Navigation System, Connector

  1. DAB Connection, Digital Radio Reception
    • Optional
  2. Multi-Pin Connector 1, 8-Pin
    • Terminal assignment.
  3. Multi-Pin Connector 2, 8-Pin
    • Terminal assignment.
  4. Multi-Pin Connector 3, 12-Pin
    • Terminal assignment.
  5. Multi-Pin Connector 4, 12-Pin
    • Terminal assignment.
  6. 26-pin Connector
    • Terminal assignment.
  7. Antenna Connection
    • For navigation
    • For more information.
  8. Antenna Connection
    • FM 2 Antenna
    • For more information.
  9. Antenna Connection
    • FM/AM antenna
    • For more information.

8-pin Multi-Pin Connector 1, for 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

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11578

8-Pin Multi-Pin Connector 2, for the Power Supply and CAN-Bus

  1. CAN Bus High
  2. CAN Bus Low
  3. Not Assigned
  4. Power Supply, Negative, Terminal 31
  5. Not Assigned
  6. Not Assigned
  7. Voltage Supply, Positive, Terminal 30
  8. Control Signal for the Anti-Theft Coding, SAFE, Positive

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11578

12-Pin Multi-Pin Connector 3, for Telephone and Microphone Signals

  1. Microphone Input, Negative
  2. Not Assigned
  3. Not Assigned
  4. Not Assigned
  5. Left Telephone Audio Input Signal, Negative
  6. Right Telephone Audio Input Signal, Negative
  7. Microphone Input, Positive
  8. Not Assigned
  9. Not Assigned
  10. Telephone Mute (Radio Mute)
  11. Left Telephone Audio Input Signal, Positive
  12. Right Telephone Audio Input Signal, Positive

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11578

12-Pin Multi-Pin Connector 4, for CD Changer Controls and the CD Audio Input Signals

  1. Left Input AUX Signals
  2. AUX Signal Ground
  3. CD Changer, Audio Signal Ground
  4. CD Changer, Voltage Supply, Positive, Terminal 30, Contact Continuous Power Handling Greater Than 1A, Short-Term Peak Power Handling 5A
  5. Not Assigned
  6. CD Changer, DATA OUT (Data Exchange for CD Changer Control from the Radio Navigation System to the CD Changer)
  7. Right Input AUX Signals
  8. CD Changer, Audio Left Channel, CD/LA
  9. CD Changer, Audio Right Channel, CD/R
  10. CD changer, Control Wire, Switched Positive
  11. CD Changer, DATA IN (Data Exchange for the CD Changer Control from the CD Changer to the Radio Navigation System)
  12. CD Changer, CLOCK (Internal Test Protocol for Monitoring Data Flow)

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11578

26-Pin Multi-Pin Connector, Audio and Video

  1. Reserved For Protocol Debug RX
  2. Reserved For Protocol Debug TX
  3. Not Assigned
  4. Video Signal Input, Blue, Positive
  5. Not Assigned
  6. Cellular Telephone Recognition
  7. Key Cradle
  8. Antenna/Diagnosis
  9. Video Signal Input, Synchronizing, Green, Negative
  10. Not Assigned
  11. Video Signal Input, Shielding Ground
  12. Video Signal Input, Vertical and Horizontal Synchronization
  13. Video Signal Input, Green
  14. Debug, Negative
  15. Not Assigned
  16. Not Assigned
  17. Not Assigned
  18. Not Assigned
  19. Cradle, Negative
  20. Voltage Supply, Positive, Terminal 30
  21. Not Assigned
  22. Not Assigned
  23. Not Assigned
  24. Video Signal Input, Synchronizing, Red, Negative
  25. Video Signal Input, Blue
  26. Video Signal Input, Red

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11572

Antenna Connectors 7 through 9

  1. Terminal Connector Antenna Radio Reception AM and FM, Double Fakra, No Coding, Impedance 50 Ohm, Color Cream White
  2. Terminal Connector Antenna Radio Reception FM2, Double Fakra, Coding B, Impedance 50 Ohm, Color Cream White
  3. Terminal Connector Antenna Navigation, Fakra, Coding C, Impedance 50 Ohm, Color Signal Blue

Volswagen Tiguan. N91-11573

Anti-Theft Code

Gemeral Information

The "RNS 315" has anti-theft coding, which operates in conjunction with the instrument cluster.

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

Reactivating a locked radio/navigation system is only possible by entering correct radio code number for anti-theft protection.

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 connected "online" (network connection) to determine the anti-theft code. The user must have proper authorization to access the anti-theft code.

Anti-Theft Code, Deactivating

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • 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""Guided Fault Finding" in 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 or 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 a new radio or one that has not been adapted to the vehicle yet, the tester may not be able to read the radio device number. In this case, enter the device 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 anti-theft code will be displayed in the tester.

The radio navigation system anti-theft code must not be entered manually.

Deactivating the Anti-Theft Coding

  • Turn on the radio/navigation.
  • Enter the anti-theft code appearing in the display in the "RNS 315" number block and confirm it.

Unit is enabled and ready for operation.

Note

If the wrong radio code number was entered when overriding the electronic lock, first "SAFE" blinks in the display and "1000" appears again. The entire process may be repeated one more time. The number of tries is shown in the display. The unit will lock for approximately one hour if an incorrect code is entered again. That mean, it cannot be used. This lock is indicated by the word "SAFE" appearing continuously in the display. After one hour has elapsed in which the unit and the ignition must be switched on, the number of attempts disappears and the electronic lock can be deactivated again as described above. The cycle "two attempts, locked for one hour" still applies.

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