I purchased a Tiguan SE model about three months ago. Does anyone know how use the car audio system (factory installed) to play music via your Iphone? I was under the impression that I could purchase a adapter cable and plug -n- pay your Iphone into the front seat center armrest/console's auxiliary jack. No music comes through my car audio system and my owner's manual lacks any details on the car audio system.
Thanks for your reply. Well I consider myself tech-challenged but attempted to figure out the problem. I looked through my owner's manual but it did not contain the booklet on the audio and/or navigation system. I don't know the model of my audio system. On my list of factory installed equipment, it just states "in dash 6-CD changer with MP3 format capability" I even had my nephew who is pretty good with gadgets, computers, etc. and he thinks I'm missing info on my audio system too. I think I may have ask my salesman as he was the one who pointed out the auxiliary jack in the front seat center console.
Is the Tig in NZ the same as the one that is sold is the U.S.?
I had the same problem with my iPhone on my home stereo as well as my SE model Tiguan. Try using a regular iPod as this works both at home and in the car. If you hit the "CD" button it plays as an auxilary device. I think the problem is with the iPhone.
In my owner's manual there's a section on the audio system in the back but it's labeled "Premium Audio System" for SEL and Passat models. There isn't any info. on iPods.
Do you have the phone system installed?
There have been talks on other forums that the wiring on rear of the audio unit has become disturbed during fittment of the bluetooth phone system and this prevents the sound of the ipod coming through.
Just a thought?
Hi Stacey, which version iPhone do you have? remember the version 1 iPhones have the resessed jack plug insert which prevents you from using standard jack plugs, the iPhone 3G has a standard jack, hope this helps.
Can anyone help me figure out if I can use the media in usb port to hook up my ipod, or do I need to buy an aux cable?
You have to hit the cd button once to get to the CD interface, hit it again to get to the AUX interface. I had the same question when I first bought my Tiguan. Good listening to you.
Both 1st and second gen iPhones will work using the aux in line (in the center console). You don;t have control over the iPhone from the radio or steering wheel controls, but the sound is great (hit CD button twice as stated)!!
Both 1st and 2nd generation phones will work but the 1st gen had a narrow resessed jack port so that Apple could rip people off with expensive headphones, this means that you either need an adaptor to go onto a regular jack plug or would have to source a jack lead with the narrow neck on it.
Sounds like a pain. Hope you are able to get it figured out soon. My ipod is pretty much the only thing I listen to in my tig so I do get your frustration. Unfortunately I can't give any good suggestions. I have a pioneer ipod module in my glovebox so I just literally plug and play.
hitting the CD button twice works, I just tried it. I used a sandisk MP3 player, so I am guessing anything works when you get an AUX cable and just hook it up. Hope it works for you!