I just bought a 2018 GSW 4mo 6mt Trendline (base model). I've always had higher-end aftermarket head units in my previous cars and I'm generally pretty audio-savvy but I have some stupid questions with the new audio system, which is a Composition Color (Generation 2 GP) system.
I tried my iPod Classic into the USB port, but the VW won't recognize the iPod. The manual doesn't specifically mention iPod compatibility, does anyone know if newer iPod Touch's will work?
I then looked for an Aux-In audio jack, but it appears I don't have one?! In the pocket below the HVAC controls there's only a USB jack, nothing in the glove box and nothing in the center console. The source menu only lists Bluetooth, USB and SD Card, so it seems my system doesn't have a simple analog audio input?!?!
If the system won't recognize iPods and there's no audio input, I guess that leaves me with trying an SD card. However, the manual states SD only supports MP3's or WAV's. Most of my library is AAC, which I'm worried the car can't read. Has anyone else been able to play AAC files from SD?
Bluetooth audio quality sucks (I will be replacing the rest of the system with a DSP, amp and speakers) and I prefer to keep that just for my phone's hands-free.
Doesn't seem like swapping the deck for aftermarket is an option, as there are so many integrated menus.
Thanks, if anyone can share their experience with VW systems it would be much appreciated!