I'm about 2 weeks into my new Mk6 Jetta TDI highline and have been enjoying all the posts and information on the site. I can add some information to the different FAQ's about the white DIS displays. 2011 TDI Highline's in Canada do not have the DIS+ (taller than wider white display with door open) unless they have NAV. I didn't get NAV
so the display is wider than taller and there are only two gauges - picture is available. I have the RCD510 (Premium 8) radio instead which is lacking any phone integration.
A couple of questions:
I can get an Mk6 steering wheel (red stitching) and air bag with MFSW controls left and right. Will that work on my Mk6 car which has only left MFSW controls and stalk buttons for trip computer?
It depends on what your steering wheel control module part number is. You can use VCDS to look it up. If it's compatible it's plug play. If not you need a new control module. I believe it should be compatible.
I'm fairly certain I have the 9W7 bluetooth which is supposed to show the callers in the DIS+ (which I don't have) If I upgrade the instrument cluster but not the radio which is an RCD510 will the phone functions/convenience menu work in the instrument cluster DIS? This is a pricey upgrade, how can I be sure before going ahead?
Take a look at the module under the pass seat and look at the part number to confirm but 99% sure it's 9w7. The instrument cluster will show info. You need to have dealer install because the instrument cluster needs to be programmed with the immobilizer and the mileage reset.
I also looked into swapping the radio for the RNS315 - but the dealer says it requires a new wiring harness which is almost as expensive as the radio - $3500.
They are technically correct because you don't have the GPS antenna on roof and wire for it. In reality, you can add a $15 GPS antenna from ebay and stuff it under the dashboard behind the radio. Other than that, it's plug-play, no adapters needed.
And before anyone says it - yes - I should have bought the car with the NAV and avoided this issue!
I have plans for a few other convenience upgrades: Homelink mirror or visor, HID's, USB outlet in console (anyone done this?)
USB outlet would best be done through MDI. HID: VW hasn't released the OEM yet....
Homelink mirror- you could probably use an aftermarket Gentex mirror and attach it yourself. There's a writeup in the mk5 section which you could probably use. If you do a step by step pictorial on how to install in your mk6 it will qualify for the writeup contest, full rules-guidelines in general forum
Any info would be appreciated!