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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Operation and visualization in the system infotainment

— If a message or a vehicle pictogram is displayed,  
Operation and display in  
the infotainment system  
press the OK button ÿ fig. 24; if necessary, several  
— To display a menu and to move within the menu, press  
the key o ÿ fig. 24.  
Introduction to the topic  
— To open the displayed menu or information display,  
press the OK button ÿ fig. 24 or wait a few seconds until  
the menu or information display opens automatically.  
The infotainment system concentrates important  
vehicle functions and systems, e.g. eg menu settings,  
radio equipment or navigation system, in a single  
central control unit.  
Make settings in the menus  
— In the displayed menu, press the arrow key  
cha o ÿ fig. 24 until the desired menu option is  
highlighted. The option appears framed.  
General information on operation In  
the following section, all relevant information for making  
settings in the menu has been compiled.  
— Press the OK button ÿ fig. 24 to make the modifications  
you want. A tick indicates that the function or system  
in question is activated.  
Vehicle settings. General information on operating the  
infotainment system as well as warning and safety  
instructions to be observed can be found in a separate  
manual ÿ Infotainment system, telephone interface.  
Back to menu selection  
— Pulse on key o ÿ fig. 24.  
VIEW button on the multifunction steering wheel  
System settings and vehicle related information  
Vehicles with analog instrument panel:  
— With the VIEW key you can switch between the menu  
current and previous ÿ fig. 24.  
Pressing the CHAR key  
the Vehicle function button and  
the corresponding function buttons, information can be  
Vehicles with digital instrument cluster: — With the  
displayed or settings can be made.  
By pressing the vehicle function  
in the Status menu  
VIEW button ÿ fig. 24 can be switched between the  
classic representation of circular instruments, the large  
stage representation without information profiles and  
the enlarged view with prominent information profiles.  
The classic representation shows the large circular  
button you can query, e.g. For example, the current status  
of the systems or show if any system has a fault:  
— Vehicle settings ÿ p. 36—Think  
instruments on the sides and the selected information  
Blue. Trainer. ÿ p. 136.  
profile in the middle. Press and hold the VIEW key to  
select the preset information profiles from the list:  
— Depending on the equipment: power monitor ÿ p. 36  
— Depending on equipment: stopwatch ÿ p. 38  
— Offroad indicator ÿ p. 158 — Independent  
View without information profiles  
Automatic The information profiles are  
adapted to the selected driving profile.  
heating settings  
Only on vehicles with drive profile selection.  
— Active media  
Memory entry 1 information Individual selection of the  
— Trip data  
profiles Memory entry 2  
information profiles Memory eInndtriyvidual selection of the  
— Vehicle status  
— Comfort consumers  
3 Only on vehicles with  
factory-fitted navigation system  
— Radio station selection  
If warnings about existing faults are displayed when  
the ignition is switched on, it may not be possible  
to make settings or display information in the manner  
described. In this case, go to a specialized workshop and  
request that the anomalies be repaired.  
If the driver is distracted it can lead to an accident and  
injury. Operating the infotainment system can distract  
attention from traffic.  
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Operation and display in the infotainment system  
· Always drive paying attention to traffic and  
Open the vehicle settings menu  
— Switch on the ignition.  
After starting the engine with a deeply discharged  
or newly replaced 12-volt battery, some system  
settings (time, date, custom comfort settings, and  
schedules) and user accounts may be reset. have been  
misadjusted or erased. Check and correct these settings  
when the battery is sufficiently charged.  
— If necessary, switch on the infotain system  
— Press the CAR key or function button  
— Press the Vehicle function buttons and  
open the Vehicle settings menu .  
— To open other menus within the Vehicle Settings  
menu or to make adjustments to menu options, briefly  
press the corresponding function buttons.  
If the function button check box is  
Vehicle Settings Menu  
, means that the function in question is  
Please note on  
page 35.  
at the beginning of this chapter,  
Press the function button  
to return to the menu  
In the infotainment system, in the vehicle settings  
menu, you can activate and deactivate certain functions  
and systems, as well as make settings.  
power monitor  
Keep in mind  
at the beginning of this chapter, on page 35.  
Fig. 25 On the screen of the infotainment system: power monitor.  
Legend of fig. 25:  
The power monitor is an indicator for sporty driving.  
1 Display Areas  
The digital instruments display in real time values  
relating to engine power, temperature and  
acceleration, which are recorded by vehicle sensors.  
In this way, the driver has an overview of the driving  
2 Arrows to switch to stopwatch  
open power monitor  
— Press the key or the MENU function button of the infotainment  
— Press the Vehicle function button.  
— Press the Select function button.  
Driver Information  
— Press the Sport function button.  
Engine coolant temperature gauge: If the engine is  
subjected to high stress at high outside temperatures,  
the needle may move more clockwise. This is  
irrelevant as long as the control indicator does not  
light up or flash on the instrument panel display ÿ p.  
If you want to switch between power monitor and  
stopwatch ÿ p. 38, press one of the arrows to the left  
and right above the instruments ÿ fig. 25 2  
Selecting Instruments and Setting Units The screen  
can display a maximum of three instruments  
simultaneously. All instruments can be selected  
Oil temperature gauge: Under normal driving  
conditions, the needle remains in the central area. If  
the needle is in the lower left area, it means that the  
engine has not yet reached operating temperature.  
Avoid driving at high speed and strong acceleration  
until the engine has reached operating temperature.  
If the engine is subjected to high stress at high outside  
temperatures, the needle may move more clockwise.  
This does not matter as long as the control indicator  
does not come on or flash on the instrument panel  
indiscriminately for any display area ÿ fig. 25 1 (left,  
center and right).  
To switch between instruments, swipe up with one  
finger on the screen. The selected instrument will  
disappear and a different one will appear.  
The unit of some instruments can be set in the  
infotainment system ÿ p. 36.  
The following instruments can be displayed:  
Boost pressure gauge: This gauge ÿ fig. 25 1 (on  
the left) shows the pressure in the section between  
the turbocompressor and the engine (in the unit  
Adjust the display areas according to the driving  
The further to the right the needle is on the scale, the  
greater the power delivered by the  
Select the three possible instruments according to your  
driving style and the driving situation.  
Acceleration meter (accelerometer): The  
acceleration meter (accelerometer) ÿ fig. 25 1 (in  
the center) shows the value of the acceleration (in  
the unit “g”) in the central area.  
If the driver is distracted it can lead to an accident  
and injury. Operating the infotainment system can  
distract attention from traffic.  
The red mark in the lattice-shaped area shows  
the force of the acceleration and the direction of the  
Always drive paying attention to traffic  
and responsibly.  
acting force (in the opposite direction according to  
physical laws). Yep. For example, when turned to  
the left, the red mark moves to the right of the  
instrument (and vice versa). When accelerating, the  
red mark moves downward. When braking, the red  
mark moves up. The force of the acceleration is  
represented by the position of the red mark from the  
inside out.  
After starting the engine from cold, avoid high engine  
speeds, engine overstressing and acceleration.  
Due to the method available on the vehicle for  
obtaining power values,  
the values shown may not be completely  
When the acceleration increases, the red mark moves  
away from the central zone.  
Power indicator: The power indicator ÿ fig. 25 1  
(on the right) shows the requested motor power in  
digital format and in the surrounding scale (in kW).  
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Keep in mind  
at the beginning of this chapter, on page 35.  
Fig. 26 On the infotainment system display: stopwatch, function buttons and lap times.  
3 Saved Lap Times  
4 Start or continue timing (only possible with ignition on). Press  
Start to start timing. Timing starts automatically as soon  
as the vehicle moves forward. You can start with a new  
first lap if you have previously reset the statistics data to  
5 Abort the current lap. The time of the  
lap is erased. The statistics show --:  
6 Finish timing.  
7 Stop timing or interrupt the current lap (in case of timing in  
8 Start a new lap. The time of the last lap is saved and a new  
lap is started.  
The total time of the laps is shown in the statistics.  
9 Show split time. The stopwatch is  
Fig. 27 Function buttons on the infotainment system  
screen: timing in the event of a stopped, running and  
completed lap.  
has for a few seconds and the split time is displayed.  
10 Show statistics after finishing or stopping timing (number of  
laps, total time, fastest and slowest lap, average of all times  
and values of all laps). Press the Reset function button  
to reset the statistic to zero.  
The stopwatch gives you the option of manually timing  
the lap times you have completed on a racetrack in the  
vehicle, saving them and comparing them with the best  
times previously measured.  
A maximum of 99 laps and a maximum time of 99 hours, 59  
minutes and 59 seconds can be saved. If one of these limit  
values is reached, the statistics data must be cleared before  
timing can be performed.  
Legend to ÿ fig. 26 and ÿ fig. 27:  
1 stopwatch  
2 Function button with lap time ac  
Driver Information  
open stopwatch  
The small one in the central zone shows minutes and  
— Depending on the version of the infotain system  
ment, press the CAR key or function button  
The indicator on the right shows the current lap time to the  
nearest 1/100 second.  
— Press the Vehicle function button.  
If no lap with split times is saved yet, there is no difference  
between the stopwatch time and the lap time.  
— Press the Select function button.  
— Press the Sport function button. Power monitor shown.  
— On the power monitor, press one of the arrows to switch  
to the stopwatch.  
As much as possible, avoid using the stopwatch while driving.  
With the arrows you can switch between the stopwatch and the  
power monitor at any time.  
· Only make presets on the stopwatch and view the statistics  
when the vehicle is stopped.  
measure lap times  
The stopwatch measures times in two zones:  
· While driving, do not operate the stopwatch in difficult  
driving situations.  
The red hand and the numerical value in the center show  
the current time in seconds; the most indicator  
— Create a new user account directly  
in the vehicle if you are not yet registered with We  
Please note on  
page 35.  
at the beginning of this chapter,  
If you do not wish to log in or register for We Connect, the  
infotainment system has a guest account. When switching to  
this account, the current vehicle settings are maintained.  
Using the personalization function, individual vehicle settings  
can be saved, e.g. For example, climate control, instrument  
panel or lighting, in a We Connect user account.  
Once you have logged in, the vehicle settings saved online will  
be loaded and activated. The first time you log in to the vehicle  
with your user account, the factory settings will be active.  
The user identifies himself by logging into his We Connect  
user account in the infotainment system.  
Changes made to the settings will be assigned to the user  
If the vehicle has seats with a memory function, you can  
account that is active in the vehicle and, if there is an active  
manually override the corresponding setting on the  
Internet connection, will be automatically saved online in the  
infotainment system display.  
We Connect account.  
Managing users and making settings In the  
Greeting and user account selection After  
user administration menu of the infotainment system, you can  
switching on the ignition, the name of the detected user  
manage users and select settings with the ignition on. Here  
appears in the infotainment system.  
new users can log in or register and you can delete saved user  
If automatic key assignment is activated, the user is recognized  
accounts from the memory. As the main user of the vehicle,  
via the vehicle key.  
you can invite co-users and assign mobile keys to them ÿ p.  
If this mapping is not activated, the last user who logged  
in to the vehicle is always displayed.  
If you are not the detected user, you have the following  
Open the user administration menu:  
— Press User in the main menu.  
— Select your user account in the list with  
Open the settings menu:  
rrespondent if on another occasion you have already  
logged into the vehicle.  
— Click Settings in the user administration menu.  
— Log in to your We Connect user account with your access  
data and thus add your user account to the user list.  
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Change user account  
there, these settings will also be uploaded to your vehicle  
and assigned to the corresponding account.  
You can select the user account in the user  
management menu. In this menu you can activate  
another existing user account in the vehicle, log in to an  
Vehicle settings that can be customized Vehicle  
functions that can be adjusted depend on equipment.  
Some customizable functions are not saved online, but  
are only assigned locally in the vehicle to the user  
account. The following functions can be customized:  
existing We Connect account or register to We Connect  
with an account.  
new aunt  
Automatically assign a vehicle key to a user  
If automatic key assignment is selected, when changing  
user accounts the following key will be assigned to the  
user account:  
— Opening and closing (individual door opening,  
comfort opening, windows, etc.)  
— Wiper adjustments.  
— Seat adjustments  
Vehicles without the lock and start system without  
"Keyless Access" key: The key with which the vehicle  
was unlocked.  
— Lights and visibility (daytime running lights, dipped  
beam switch-on time, convenience indicators, etc.)  
Vehicles with the