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Mk6 gti aftermarket head units?
« on: 03 March 2019, 16:48 »
My pal has a late (2012) mk6 gti which came with a low spec head unit.
He's after a replacement and I suggested an android touch screen unit.
I'm just not sure what's a good option for this car. Does anyone have any ideas, or own one with good/bad experience?
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Re: Mk6 gti aftermarket head units?
« Reply #1 on: 20 March 2019, 21:04 »
After some reading up, decided to go with an OEM unit. Now that appears to bring its own problems along with it....
Apologies if there's an existing link for this, I couldn't find anything. Please point me in the right direction. However :
RNS315 or 510? What's worth paying so much more for a 510?
The physical change looks straight forward with an additional "blue" aerial. What security coding, or pairing up is required?
Which version/part # of the head unit is preferable, they seem to be continually updated.
Can a unit from a different or later model fit in the Golf, say something from a newer Passat or Skoda?
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Re: Mk6 gti aftermarket head units?
« Reply #2 on: 22 March 2019, 18:36 »
If money were no object you could go for this;-

https://www.advanced-incar.co.uk/products/volkswagen-retrofits/volkswagen-discover-media-mib2/

Although if it's OEM you prefer I suspect an RNS510 or 315 will be much cheaper. RNS315 has built-in Bluetooth and the maps run from an sd card. The RNS510 is a more advanced unit with better screen and built-in hard drive, but no Bluetooth.

Mk7 generation units from eBay will have component protection that will need removing before they are useable in another car. Not a job for a novice.
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Re: Mk6 gti aftermarket head units?
« Reply #3 on: Today at 11:37 »
The 510 is touch screen.
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