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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old October 28th, 2019, 13:24   #1
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Columbia SC
TDI(s): 2012 SEL TDI
Fuel Economy: 37
Default Bluetooth phone set up

Wow. So darn complicated to pair my Android phone to my 2012 Passat SEL.
I purchased this car two weeks ago and I absolutely love this car. First diesel Iíve ever owned and Iím 66! Getting 37MPG combined hwy/city driving.

Anyways, I paired my phone via Bluetooth and my phone says paired to VW. But the car doesnít recognize my phone or says no phone available. Iím the second owner and I wonder if previous owner phones are still in there taking space? I followed the masters degree required owners manual but to no avail.


Thanks all.
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Old October 28th, 2019, 18:55   #2
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lewisville, TX

I don't know about the 2012, but pairing to our 2013 was an excercise in triviality . . . took 10 seconds tops. 2013 Passat SEL, RNS510 . . .

Simply went into the MFD and initiated the pairing . . .
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Old October 31st, 2019, 19:38   #3
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Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Virginia
Fuel Economy: 42mpg

Mine was pretty easy too. Well it still disconnects very often but once it's connected it's good .
You may want to reset to factory settings so it might delete previous ones?
Sometimes does not connect right away, just keep your Bluetooth on when you are in the car,it might connect anytime
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Old November 4th, 2019, 14:20   #4
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Columbia SC
TDI(s): 2012 SEL TDI
Fuel Economy: 37
Default Got it working!

I was trying to do this in my garage. Once I pulled outside, everything paired fine and I now have car phone working!! WooHoo!
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