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Can the radio on a Golf 5 be set to play MP3 CD's?

South African built 2.0 litre Golf 5. When inserting the MP3 recorded disc it ejects with an "Error" message. It plays in other cars with MP3 capability.

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    Pieter Zwanepoel May 11, 2014

    The question was whether the player can be set to play MP3.

  • Clive Gray May 13, 2014

    if it doesn't play them then it's unlikely it can be set to play them without updating the radio firmware which you would need to talk to VW about (or the radio manufacturer).

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If the radio was not originally built to play MP3 format, then no. Unless the manufacturer has an update for the player's software/firmware (which I doubt they bother with) it will be impossible.

Posted on May 13, 2014

  • RSole May 13, 2014

    You could convert your MP3s to WAV files using a converter and copy them to writable CDs, or, do like I did and buy a new radio that accepts USB memory sticks. I got one from Walmart in the USA for $15 and did away with disks, which are so passe

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Try inserting another mp3 disc in the player. if it ejects that one as well, your player cannot play the format.

Posted on May 11, 2014

Testimonial: "It probably was not built to play MP3. One would have expected a 2007 VW to be fitted with such a player. Thanks, RSole (really?)"

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