Here at Enfig Car Stereo we answer the same questions every day so I figured that if I made this guide it would clarify most of the questions and let us get back onto VWVortex.com. We specialize in Volkswagen & Audi. We also carry all the relevant iPod interfaces on the market and have been selling Auxiliary AUX interfaces for over 10 years since they were just used for people who wanted a direct audio input for their in-car TV’s. Everything on this page is for sale on our website EnfigCarStereo.com or you can click on the image of the item for a direct link to the item. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE CALLING US WITH QUESTIONS. It will help you make the best decision as to what interface you need and help keep us from answering repetitive questions. But if you do have questions after reading this please feel free to call us. We will be more than happy to speak to you.
Lets start with the cars.
GTI 2006 2007 2008 2009
Jetta 2005.5 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 ( the 2005 Jetta’s body was changed mid year so only the later half is covered on this page)
Rabbit 2006 2007 2008 2009
All the cars above have the same audio systems. There are three different types of radios as far as iPod adapters are concerned. Non Satellite ready, satellite ready and the Navigation radio. All of these radios have an external CD changer port that is tricked into thinking that there is an external CD changer attached so that the audio port is activated and opened to allow the transfer of audio from your iPod to your radio. NONE OF THESE INTERFACES WILL DISABLE YOUR IN DASH CD CHANGER OR CD PLAYER.
There are 4 different radios in these cars (us market) Not Satellite Ready single CD/Not Satellite Ready 6CD/Satellite Ready 6CD/Navigation
Single CD, AM/FM not satellite ready radios
6 Disc in dash CD Changer, AM/FM, Not Satellite Ready Radios
6 Disc in dash CD Changer, AM/FM, Satellite Ready Radios
The navigation radio also known as MFD2
There is also the RCD 500 that is not available in the United States
Lets start with how to take out the radio. The video below will show you how to take out the radios in a Rabbit but the removal is the same for all cars listed.
You will need 2 tools to remove that radio. A T-20 Torx screwdriver and a Trim removal tool to pop off the trim around the climate controls. We sell the both. Click on the pictures below to go the purchase pages of the tools.
This product is currently not available.
There are 2 places to connect your interface. To the “VW12″ CD changer port behind the radio or to the “VWT” CD changer connection in the center console between the seats. All cars have the connection behind the radio. Usually only the cars with factory installed navigation radios have the connection between the seats because all cars equipped with a navigation radio also come equipped with a CD changer in that location. You may also have a factory iPod adapter between the seats. Cars with a factory iPod dock between the seats also have this connection.
The video below will show you how to remove a factory iPod dock and locate the “VWT” connection.
Factory Satellite Radio
If you have factory XM or Sirius satellite radio it will be plugged into the CD changer port. If you don’t plan on using the XM or Sirius satellite radio you can just unplug it and disable it. If you plan on using the factory XM or Sirius satellite radio there are 2 options. You can take apart the connector and move pins around or for $9.99 (on sale)we have designed a complete plug and play splitter. The Enfig VW SAT PASS 1 http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/ENFIG_MK5_SAT_PASSTHRU.html. We recommend the splitter because the pins are small and fragile therefore can easily be damaged if you have never removed one before. If you have the navigation radio with the “VWT” CD changer connection or “VWT” factory iPod dock between the seats the splitter is built into the car so as long as you connect it at the black plug between the seats the satellite radio will not be disturbed.
Internet radio: Some iPods like the touch & iPhone are capable of internet radio like AOL radio & Pandora. All of the iPod adapters below will allow you to play the audio through your factory radio. All adapters that control the iPod from the radio will also control internet radio apps.
All the interfaces below with the exception of the generic auxiliary aux audio input charge the iPod the new 5V USB charging that is required for the 4th Gen nano, Touch 2nd Gen, iPhone 3G , iPhone 3Gs iPhone4 &
BlitzSafe AUX Adapters
An aux adapter is a universal audio only input. It does not charge or control any device but it can be used with any device. These units have an RCA input so extra cables are necessary.
BlitzSafe VW/AUX DMX V.5 connects behind radio to the VW12 connector – includes XM & Sirius satellite splitter
BlitzSafe VW/AUX DMX V.3A connects to the VWT connector in the center console
BlitzSafe M-Link adapters
BlitzSafe is the entry level iPod adapter. It works through the external CD changer port. The radio displays disc 1 track 99. The iPod is charged while the radio is on and for 20 minutes after you turn off the ignition. The only control from the radio and steering wheel controls is volume. The iPod controls are never locked. The Satellite splitter is built into the behind the radio interface. Notes: Does not work with the Non US RCD 500 radio.
BlitzSafe VW/M-Link1 V.5 connects behind radio – includes XM & Sirius satellite splitter
BlitzSafe VW/M-Link1 V.3A connect in center console
Enfig CIP-AUX adapters
The Enfig CIP-AUX adapters are both a iPod and an aux adapter. When on CD1 you can control the iPod from the iPod as well as track up and down controls from the radio and steering wheel controls. When you switch to CD2 you select the AUX. The aux audio is switchable so the iPod and aux can be connected at all times. It works through the external CD changer port.
Enfig VW12 CIP-AUX connects behind radio to the VW12 connection – includes XM & Sirius satellite splitter
Enfig VWT-CIP-AUX connect in center console to the VWT connection
USA Spec adds a secondary Auxiliary Aux audio input via a left and right RCA plugs on the side of the unit. Disc 1 is your first, disc 2 is your second, disc 3 is your third playlist on your iPod in alphabetical order. Disc 4 is all the songs on your iPod in one playlist. On disc 1-4 the controls on the iPod are locked but you still have track up & track down controls from the radio and steering wheel controls. Disc 5 unlocks the iPod controls and you have track up & track down controls from the radio and steering wheel. Disc 6 is the Auxiliary Aux audio input.
USA SPEC PA11-VW6 connects behind radio
USA Spec currently does not have a unit that uses the connector in the center console.
We are currently not selling the dice units because their latest DUO units are very confusing to use even for us with 10+ years experience. We look forward to adding them back to the site when they update the software on their units.
The Enfig VW12-CIPS-AUX adapter is the bes available for your car. It is an iPod an aux unit that works through the satellite port. The unit has the option of displaying text on your radio. Your radio must have the sat button and it is not compatible with the navigation radio. Does not disable any functions on the radio (this means it retains your satellite radio).
Call for more info.
Now that we have the iPod adapters out of the way. Some of you may want to keep your iPod mounted inside of the cabin instead of inside the glove box. There are several ways to do this.
2Point5 Spec Dock VWMKVV2I is my favorite. It replaces your front cup holder and turns it into a iPod dock. Very good especially if you have an iPhone. We also give you a $20 credit for your iPod cable if you order an adapter at the same time. Since Dension units are sold without the iPod cable the $20 credit does not apply to Dension interfaces.
ProClip also makes custom Dash Mounts that clip onto 3 different locations on your dash to give you a universal mounting surface for any purpose. When you use these dash mounts along with an iPod holder it places the iPod at a location that is convenient to you. ProClip makes 3 different ones for your car.
ProClip 853689 Install Instructions:
ProClip 853359 Installation Instructions:
ProClip 833690 Installation Instructions:
Panavise is another company that makes a dash mount. They make a dash mount that is made of metal and bolts into the car.
Link to Panavise 75138-405 installation instructions:
We have many different iPod holders depending on your need. Some are just holders that do not incorporate the iPod cable. Then there are what we call cradles that hold the iPod cable in the holder so it does not get run over by the seat track or get wet on the floor. The best bet is to go on our website and browse your iPod model at the following link. http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/ipod_holders.html
If you still have questions contact us at numbers below. Remember it’s always best to call. E-mails may not be responded to immediately because we are busy answering phones.
Thanks for reading and let me know if I forgot something,