I've gotten pretty good at using the BT system, so I hope this helps. I don't have the steering wheel buttons (using the steering wheel I assume would be easier). So this is directions for controlling the home screen with the buttons on the right knob.
You first have to pair your phone with the BT system through the settings option in the main menu on your dash - between the guages. If you are seeing for example mph, mpg, mpg avg. or anything else on that display, press and hold the button on the tip down a few seconds until the main menu pops up. In the main menu screen you can switch in between Phone(BT), Audio, and MFI (regular mph screen) even when you're driving - pretty handy when you get used to it.
For now, push down until you get to settings. Push the OK button on the underside of the knob. There should be an option here to set up BT by adding a new user. Click OK, and when it asks the password is 0000. Then when it starts looking for devices, you have to check your phone and allow the VW BT system access onto your phone. Once allowed, your phone should show up on the search screen (as iPhone, Droid, or Blackberry). Click OK and you've configured BT. To get back to the main menu you hold the OK button.
The BT mode you're finding on the radio player is for playing music through your phone once you get BT running. To enable this you have to find it through the settings option on your radio - separate from the screen on your dash. If you have already enabled it then just push the media button until it is in that mode. On your device, push play on the song you want to hear, and it takes about 2-3 seconds to start playing.
**If you're not seeing BT Mode even if it has already been enabled, you need to go back into the main menu screen where you programmed your phone. Push OK on Phone, then go to settings, then BT audio (or mp3) device. Just click OK on that and the music should now work when you pick a song.
**If your phone is connected through BT and you push play on a song and it doesn't play, it has to do with the media setting on the radio. You always have to manually put it back to BT mode after listening to a CD or iPod.
The buttons by the sunglasses container are for:
1. Searching for a BT device (for 4 min) - BT must be turned on on your phone for this to work
2. Pick up button: to answer a call AND to activate the command system when you want to call someone else (The command system pisses me off, but it's doable)
3. Hang up
After you get BT setup, everytime you unlock your car it will automatically search for your device.
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Last edited by bjohnson; 03-19-2011 at 08:21 PM.
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