2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Group using the VW1 firmware for Media Device Interface (MDI), Multi-Funtion Display (MFD), bluetooth, amplifier turn on, amplifier digital fader, amplifier gain adjustment, steering wheel control, custom gauges, vehicle info, park assist, Navigation arrows on MFD, climate status screen...
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2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Post by jaykay9x » Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 am

As the subject states I installed Alpine INE-W977HD in to my 2008 VW R32 with the Maestro RR using the VW1 harness as recommended and I have some questions.

1. Which firmware should I be using since my specific model is not listed?
As of now I am use 2008 VW GTI firmware.

2. My car has a stock amp and I am getting hissing from all the speakers. This is not a ground issue but sound more like the gain is set too high. I am thinking that the system needs to use the radio pre outs and not the power out wires.

3. The VW1 harness I received does not come with pre out wires. I think the it is Ver 2.1 of the harness.

4. Should I be able to see the audio sources on my MFD? Currently that option is unavailable.

5. Should the right side steering wheel buttons work? I was assuming if the audio was displayed on the MFD the buttons would work on the steering wheel.

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Re: 2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu May 24, 2018 12:15 pm

1. That is the correct firmware.
2. The aftermarket radio likely has a slightly higher voltage output than the factory radio, which would account for the hiss.
3. Amplified VWs use high-level voltage, not low-level, which is why there are no RCAs on the harness.
4. Alpine does not support external display on the MFD
5. If you have your steering wheel set in audio mode, the right side of the wheel should work.
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Re: 2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Post by jaykay9x » Thu May 24, 2018 1:02 pm

2. Is there are way to fix the hissing?
5. How do you put the steering wheel in audio mode? I figured the audio needed to be showing on the MFD to be in audio mode.

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Re: 2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 pm

1. This issue is unrelated to the maestro. Bypass the OEM amplifier, or use a line output converter to lower the output voltage of the deck.
2. It appears that we aren't able to switch the buttons to audio mode in any vw pre-2010. Because of that, those buttons will work for the cluster only. We are working on a beta firmware for this, but I don't have an estimated time of completion.
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Re: 2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Post by jaykay9x » Wed May 30, 2018 2:47 pm

Thanks for the information.

Is it possible to test out the beta or is it not working at all?

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Re: 2008 VW R32 to Alpine INE-W977HD using Maestro RR

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed May 30, 2018 3:37 pm

The beta isn't written yet.
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