VW MAESTRO OPERATION and Tips and Tricks

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VW MAESTRO OPERATION and Tips and Tricks

Post by Jason Ewing » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:33 pm

I will be adding more and more to here as time allows:

The following section explains how to access and operate the factory systems that have been retained. Your vehicle must already be equipped with these systems.

Factory systems
The Maestro Rr module retains your factory system functionalities with your new Kenwood radio. In order for them to be functional, these features must be retained during the Maestro Rr online programming with the Weblink Updater. Up to three source buttons will be available in the My Volkswagen menu depending on the factory systems in the vehicle and the programming of the Maestro Rr.
Multi function display
Media Device Interface (MDI)
MDI is Volkswagens integrated multimedia player. To play audio from this device, plug a compatible device into the MDI proprietary port using the appropriate adapter (available from Volkswagen), or connect your device to the 3.5mm audio input.
Once connected, the source can be accessed in the My Volkswagen submenu by pressing the MDI source button. If no device is connected to the proprietary connector the MDI will default to Line In (3.5mm) input.
When using the Line In input there will be no controls available on the touch screen, nor will the touch screen display any audio meta data.
When using a device connected through the proprietary port, audio metadata will be displayed and the touch screen will provide full control of the media device. Use the MDI screen to browse your music library and access typical media player controls such as “play/pause”, “random”, and “seek”. To access additional control buttons, press the arrows to the right of the button bar.
Radio buttons and MDI buttons are easy to differentiate. MDI buttons are labeled with only the first letter capitalized while Radio buttons labels are ALL CAPITALIZED


VW Phone
If the aftermarket radio has Bluetooth and your vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth, there will be two hands-free systems installed in the vehicle at the same time. Only one hands-free phone system can be used to make phone calls.
The system was configured to use either the VW Bluetooth or the Kenwood/Alpine Bluetooth for hands free calls. Instructions for setting up the desired hands-free phone are included in the Installation guide. However, it is important to read and understand this section to prevent actions that will cause your system to malfunction. This selection must be made during installation and changing it later will require additional installation.

Using VW Bluetooth For Calls
To use VW Bluetooth for phone calls, your phone must be paired to the VW Bluetooth system. A setting in the radio will disable the hands free phone portion of the Kenwood/Alpine Bluetooth system. You may then pair your phone with the Kenwood/Alpine Bluetooth, but only for audio streaming. Once a phone is paired with both Bluetooth systems, it is possible to use either the Kenwood/Alpine radio or VW Bluetooth for audio streaming, but only VW Bluetooth can be used for hands-free calls. The VW Phone button will open the phone interface. Once in the VW Phone screen you can search you phonebook, make calls, and other typical phone features. All menus and features accessed in the MFD will still be available. Voice commands for the VW Bluetooth will continue to be recognized.
For more information about how to operate the VW Bluetooth system, consult the documentation that came with your vehicle. *PLEASE SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM OF POST REGARDING YOUR FACTORY INSTALLED BLUETOOTH UNIT*

Using Kenwood/Alpine Bluetooth For Calls
To use the Kenwood/Alpine Bluetooth for calls, it is important to delete all pairings to VW Bluetooth from your phone.
The VW Bluetooth system will be inoperable and the voice and telephone functions of the steering wheel buttons can be assigned to control the Kenwood radio. The Kenwood/Alpine provided microphone will be used for phone calls.


VW BT Audio
There are 2 types of VW Bluetooth Audio systems, and Maestro can retain either of them.
The older system (9W2)will stream audio from a compatible Bluetooth device but audio Meta data will be displayed on the radio or the MFD. Control of the Bluetooth device is not available from the aftermarket radio or the steering wheel controls. Control is available from the device itself or by using the voice command. This is a limitation of the VW Bluetooth system, not Maestro Rr or the Kenwood/Alpine radio.
The newer system (9W7) will stream audio from a compatible Bluetooth device, audio Meta data will be displayed on the radio and on the MFD. Control of the Bluetooth is available from the radio touch screen, steering wheel controls, voice commands, or from the device itself.
From the “VW BT Audio” screen, you can access typical media player controls such as “play/pause” and “seek”. Most of the advanced media library functions are not available when streaming over Bluetooth.



GAUGES

Select Kenwood Radio:
Press on Gauges to view the gauges that are selected. Press on the settings button to select and configure gauges. In some radios, the gauge selection menu can be quickly accessed by pressing the gauge you want to configure for two seconds.

Gauges that are supported in your vehicle will be displayed in white text and un supported gauges will be displayed in gray text. If a gauge is displayed in gray text with a number next to it, that gauge is supported and is already assigned to another position on the screen. Some gauges have options that can be set. You will see these appear when you select a gauge that has options. In order to use some of the fuel economy gauges, you will need to enter your fuel tank capacity. This information can usually be found in your vehicle owner’s guide.

Some radios can display a needle or a bar on each gauge. If your radio supports this feature, a short press on the gauge will toggle between the needle and bar display.



PARKING ASSIST

Press on Parking Assist to see the visual parking assist screen. This option will only be available if your vehicle is equipped a compatible factory parking sensor system. The Settings button will allow you to set this screen to automatically be displayed when the vehicle is in reverse and to change the units of length from feet to meters. If the vehicle is equipped with front sensors the parking assist screen will display them and stay activated when the sensors are active.



VEHICLE INFO

Press on Vehicle Info to display information about the vehicle such as battery voltage and open entry points. Should your check engine light come on, the CHECK ENGINE button will become active.(not compatible across every platform at this time) You will be able to press this button to see the active trouble codes and attempt to reset them. Press on Settings to configure the alerts that can be generated. These alerts will cause the Vehicle Info screen to come up when certain conditions occurs. TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) is not supported in Volkswagen vehicles.


NOTES:
The system will attempt to reset engine trouble codes when you press the Reset button However, this will not correct a persistent problem.
If the check engine light comes back on after a reset, the vehicle should be serviced by a qualified technician




Climate Status

In vehicles With the Volkswagen Climatronic system, the status of the system can be displayed on the radio screen. The climate screen is for information display only and the climate buttons on the touch screen will not control the system in the car. Press the settings button to configure the displayed units and to turn this feature on or off. Sometimes the climate screen will appear on its own for a few seconds. This is due to the fan speed automatically changing.


Vehicle features

Vehicle info settings
Allows alerts for check engine and open doors.

Amp settings
Allows the adjustment of amplifier gain and speed compensation volume.

Cluster display settings
Allows user to display or not display audio and navigation info on the MFD (multi function display).

Clear Airbag Warning
Used after installation to clear any airbag warning lights that may have been created by powering up the vehicle without the passenger air bag light plugged in.




Maestro settings

About Maestro
Provides info about the Maestro module and firmware,


Module Audio Gain
Allows adjustment of the audio gain of the maestro.#019


Module Master Reset
Used to reset the maestro module.




MDI Settings

Repeat option
This option allows repeat to be turned on or off for folder and song.

Audio Info Display
Full displays all lines of available metadata on the radio where as simple displays only one line.

MDI Auto Play
This option will allow or prevent the MDI from starting automatically when a device is connected.




Gauges settings

Select Gauges
Allows the choice of gauges to be displayed. When in the list of gauges, some will be highlighted (available), grayed out with a number to the left (already assigned to another gauge, or grayed out with an x to the left (not available in this vehicle). Once a gauge is selected you can set the parameters for that gauge.

Gauges Global Units
Allows all of the gauges to be set to Metric of English all at once. Individual gauges can be set in the select gauges menu.
Screen shot of gauges settings

Validate PIDs
Queries the factory system to find which Gauges are available. This is done upon the first boot up and is only required if the maestro has been reflashed.

OBD2 Communication
Auto disable (default)
The Maestro will communicate with the vehicles OBD2 system unless it detects another device such as a scan tool or aftermarket programmer connected to the vehicle.
Always enabled
The Maestro will communicate with the vehicles OBD2 system even if a scan tool or aftermarket programmer is connected. Some scan tools and aftermarket programmers will not function with this option enabled.
Disable
The maestro will not communicate with the vehicles OBD2 system. This is used if a scan tool or aftermarket programmer is used that does not allow multiple connections at the same time
Enable on demand
The Maestro will only communicate with the vehicles OBD2 system if you are on the vehicle info screen or the gauges screen. This is used in vehicles that have a periodic vehicle health report doen by a factory system eg. Sync or OnStar. Using this setting may cause the Maestro fuel economy to be inaccurate.

Center Gauge warning Text
Allows the choice of text to be displayed when the gauge reaches its peak.


Parking assist settings

Parking Assist interrupt
Allows the parking assist to interrupt the Ridio to display parking info.



Multi-function Display

The functionality of the MDF is retained by Maestro Rr. When the Audio screen is selected, audio meta data will be displayed on the MFD. The up and down buttons on the steering wheel will operate the programmed radio functions. In any other screen, these buttons will operate the functions of that screen.
The MFD will also display caller ID information when phone calls come in or are in progress.

With some radios, a new screen will be added to the MFD called NAVIGATION. This screen will display the street you are driving on when no route is active. When a route is active, this screen will display the street name for the next turn, the directional arrow and the distance to the turn.












Module integration Tips and Tricks:

NAVIGATION ARROWS IN MFD with Kenwood select radios:
Must unplug Factory Compass module before installation, to allow the Kenwood to send data to the MFD
so that NAV arrows and directions will display.

FACTORY BLUETOOTH INTEGRATION
Depending upon what BT module is factory installed, you will retain the original features. I suggest if the vehicle is a 2010-2011 and has the 9W2, that you upgrade to the latest 9W7 Bluetooth Module. My own vehicle came with the 9W2 and switching to the 9W7 provides for much better Bluetooth integration. It is a simple plug and play unit, and requires no additional wiring. See the link below for info on the factory BT modules:
http://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/bluet ... 7-modules/

TUNED VEHICLES WITH AFTERMARKET TUNING
Some of the tuning parameters set by the aftermarket are incompatible with the Gauges function on the Kenwood and Alpine radios. If you have a Unitronic tune, we are looking into integrating with them, but would be a future release version. As it sits right now, if you are tuned, there is no way for us to determine if the gauges function will work 100%.
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Re: Tips and Tricks

Post by covailla » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:57 pm

is this fireware ready to go, tharn and all..
do you get the BT mod from VW.
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Re: Tips and Tricks

Post by Jason Ewing » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:54 am

should be releasing very very soon

and the 9w7 module you can get on ebay if you have the older 9w2 unit
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Re: Tips and Tricks

Post by Jason Ewing » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:57 am

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testing the Boost update for on screen gauges with Alpine

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navigation arrows in MFD with kenwood
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Re: Tips and Tricks

Post by Jason Ewing » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:38 am

i am hoping to see the release within the next couple of days........ hopefully by monday
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Post by covailla » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:56 am

Thanks awesome Jason, i am really looking forward to using this one..
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Re: VW MAESTRO OPERATION and Tips and Tricks

Post by James Schwalb » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:00 am

Released
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Post by phil@Idatalink » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:45 am

James Schwalb wrote:Released
that's all

WOOOO WOOOO!
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Re: VW MAESTRO OPERATION and Tips and Tricks

Post by covailla » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:18 pm

Anything been tried on an 2009 Rabbit????
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Post by Jason Ewing » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:37 pm

that's an MK5
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Post by covailla » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:10 am

Jason brother,
I am really good at a lot of things , but knowing the subclass of VW is not one of them... :lol:
I assume it's related to the Golf or Jetta.. so i would also assume that the RR would work on the rabbit if it's firmware was loaded as a Golf or Jetta...
And now i am going to go sponge info off of Wikipedia about this "MK" thing bobber!!
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Re: VW MAESTRO OPERATION and Tips and Tricks

Post by Jason Ewing » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:56 am

<---------thinks everyone knows the model class on VW............... sorry :oops: :oops:


2009 had a different MFD in it, I know it is probably something to test here soon, as I have one here that is an 09.

It only has up down left and right on the steering wheel, and the RED MFD in the cluster, so it will most likely be some small revisions, but we still need to test it out.
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Post by Shaughnessy Murley » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:04 pm

MK5= mark 5, aka 5th generation. Us VW peoples are weird like that. Both me and Jason have mk6 golfs, and I also have a mk2 TT.
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Post by covailla » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:32 pm

Lol .. Vw guys are alil weird like that..I am Nissan guy myself..well my Nissan!! no one else's cause they suck. Lol... I would like to try it on a staff members rabbit... Just for basic audio functions seeing as they only bought the dnn 771...
10speaker audio system...steering wheel controls.
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Post by covailla » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:41 pm

so i just updated the staff member to the 571ex, how do we start beta testing ??
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