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Old July 14th, 2017, 14:48   #1
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Default RNS MP3 question

Is the CD player in a 2015 SEL MP3 compatible?
(I'm not talking about the SD slot, just the CD player)
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Old July 14th, 2017, 15:55   #2
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I guess you figure for those of us (like me) who understand this terminology, no further explanation is necessary. For our '13 Passat SEL, the answer is no; I would have no idea about the RNS-510 in the 2015.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 16:30   #3
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Thanks. I had heard that the Passat CD players were MP3 compatible, but your experience is otherwise. My 2009 Subaru has it and I have a lot of CDs packed with MP3s. Of course, I can always use SD cards.
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Thanks. I had heard that the Passat CD players were MP3 compatible, but your experience is otherwise. My 2009 Subaru has it and I have a lot of CDs packed with MP3s. Of course, I can always use SD cards.
That is what I do; I made it a bit more convenient by copying the MP3s to the 18GB of free space on the HD. The SD card I'm using is a 4GB, I don't know what the volume size limit is that the RNS-510 can handle.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 19:36   #5
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I can't recall for certain, but I am running either a 16GB or 32GB SD with no issues . . . (too lazy to go out and look . . .).

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I recorded a MP3 from Amazon on a CD and it worked fine (15 SEL)
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2015 Passat will play MP3 CD's and MP3 SD cards.

Have yet to figure out how to copy to HDD though.
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Have yet to figure out how to copy to HDD though.
For our 2013 Passat, the instructions were right there in the RNS-510 manual, and actually not that hard to do. Of course, I think that things have changed somewhat by 2015, I'm pretty your car has a SSHD, where ours is the regular mechanical "real disc" HDD. So who knows.
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We have both 2013 and 2015, with RNS510 in both. From a use/interface standpoint, I have yet to find a difference. Yeah, the 2015 is SSD, but that is unrelated to what content it can take - it's just a storage device, and 'bits are bits' as far as it is concerned. I don't think I have ever seen release notes/changes for the recent FW, and that would be the only way to know for certain . . . but then again MP3 data is MP3 data, no matter what it is stored on . . .

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For our 2013 Passat, the instructions were right there in the RNS-510 manual, and actually not that hard to do.
After the initial euphoria when I bought the car and read the manual from cover to cover it has been put away.
Thanks, I'll have to check it out.
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