Volkswagen Tiguan 2013 User Manual

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Volkswagen Tiguan 2013 User Manual

2013 Tiguan Quick-Start Guide

The information within this guide must be used in conjunction with the information in the Volkswagen Owner’s Manuals. Refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for all information and warnings. By using this guide, you acknowledge that you are aware of and have read the warnings and information provided in the Owner’s Manual on the topics in this guide and will use this information to augment that material.

Your Tiguan comes standard with turbo power, wrapped in a stylishly smaller package. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll also discover dozens of convenient features that make running errands or tackling your commute a little easier. Because at Volkswagen, we want to be sure that you’re getting the most out of your time behind the wheel. So we’ve created this guide to help you get around, and to show you how quickly you’ll be speaking fluent Volkswagen.

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Bluetooth® Technology

Text* BT to 50467 to watch the Bluetooth video.

Message and data rates may apply.

Phone button

Microphone button

*Do not text while driving.

Pairing your phone

First, check your phone’s compatibility at

Start the ignition. Your car’s Bluetooth system will be in “discovery” mode for the next three minutes. (If your car is equipped with an RNS 315 touchscreen display, power it on.)

From the Bluetooth menu on your phone, search for new devices and select VW PHONE.

A connection request will appear on the multi-function display (or on the RNS 315).

Press OK on the steering wheel (or PAIR on the RNS 315).

The multi-function display (or your RNS 315 screen) will then show a PIN.**

Make sure the same PIN is displayed on your phone and press OK on the steering wheel (or press YES on the RNS 315). Then press PAIR on your phone.

Reconnect Automatically

If your phone displays a prompt asking to connect to VW PHONE, make sure to enable future automatic connections.

**Some phones may require entering a four-digit PIN (0000) to complete the pairing process. Once the PIN is shown, pairing must be completed within 30 seconds. Otherwise the process will need to be repeated.

Bluetooth Voice Recognition

Text* VR to 50467 to watch the Voice Recognition video.

Message and data rates may apply.

Call by name

After you hear a beep, say, “Call” followed by the name of the person you want to call. For example, “Call Mike Brown.” The system will repeat your request. Say, “Yes” if correct. The system will answer, “Calling Mike Brown.”

*Do not text while driving.

Press the microphone button until you hear a chime. Your VW will say, “Main menu.” Then take the following steps.


After the beep, say, “Redial.”


After the beep, say, “Help.” Then follow the prompts.

Answer an incoming call

The Bluetooth system will interrupt your car stereo with a ringtone. Press the phone button on the multi-function steering wheel.

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Important Warnings and Safety Information, which you must read, are listed on the last panel, under BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY WARNINGS.


Phone Pairing

Optional RNS 315 Audio and Navigation

Enter a destination

Press the NAV hard key.

Tap the flag icon on the touchscreen.

This will allow you to enter the address.

Enter the state first, then the city, the street, and the number.

Not sure about the number of the address?

You can just enter the state, the city, and the street. Then press the List soft key to display the street.

Confirm the address. If the address is incorrect, press the back button to return to the address entry screen.

NAV hard key

Back button

Press the START soft key to begin your route.

Change the route settings

The system will automatically display the fastest route. You can also have the most economical or shortest route displayed.

Within the Navigation screen, press the SETUP hard key.



Now you can change from the Fast default to Economic or Short.

Streaming audio with Bluetooth® technology

First, pair your compatible Bluetooth equipped phone or audio player. (Refer to the pairing instructions in this booklet.)

Press the MEDIA hard key. Audio will start to play from your phone.

If other media are connected, such as an SD card, CDs or an iPod, press the soft key on the menu.

To select the next or previous track, press the arrow hard keys on the left side of the steering wheel.

To pause a song, press the radio tuning knob.

Set your presets | Press the BAND hard key repeatedly to toggle between FM, AM, or SiriusXM.

AM/FM stations


SiriusXM channels







Turn the center knob to your desired station,


Press the Station List soft key. Then turn the center

then press and hold the knob. The preset soft


knob to your channel and press the knob to select.

keys will appear. Press and hold a preset soft


Press the Save soft key; the preset soft keys will

key until you hear the confirmation tone. To


appear. Press a preset to save a channel. To save

save another preset, turn the center knob again


another preset, turn the center knob again to choose

to choose a station, and repeat the steps.


a channel, and repeat the steps.







SiriusXM Satellite Radio. New Volkswagen vehicles come with a three-month trial subscription to the Sirius Select package. Infrequently, tall buildings and tunnels may interrupt the satellite signal. This is normal. The signal will refresh as you drive. For more information, please refer to the SiriusXM brochure in your glove box.

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Important Warnings and Safety Information, which you must read, are listed on the last panel, under NAVIGATION WARNINGS and RNS 315 WARNINGS.

RNS 315

Audio / Navigation

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