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    Radio Head Unit Upgrade

    Hi all,
    I know this has probably been done to death, however none of my searches have given me much info.
    I have a 2007 Mk5 Golf Comfortline diesel, bought new with, I assume, the standard factory radio unit, like this one:
    Radio Head Unit Upgrade-golf-radio-jpg

    As I would like to keep the car for a few more years, I thought an aftermarket android based unit, with blue tooth and maybe reversing camera, would make it a bit more modern and user friendly.
    Alternatively, a more modern VW unit if that's possible?

    I've read a whole bunch of info and watched many a video, but the kits or links are often dead, no longer available or confusing.

    I am cool with tools and electricity but also happy for a drive in, drive out solution in Brisbane.

    Cheers for any assistance

    Ralph

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    The RCD330+/330G give you CarPlay and Android Auto (if you get the right model) and is basically a drop in replacement:
    You will likely need an updated canbus to deal with battery drain in the MK5's.

    Plenty of talk over here:
    Replacing RNS 510 with RCD 330+


    If you really want an Android headunit so you can run apps natively there are options out there, but nothing I know much about. Joying is a brand I keep seeing when I do read, but I have zero knowledge past that.


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    Cheers, I'll look through it all. I'm not particular about running android apps native. Android Auto would suffice.
    Ralph

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    Hey there fellow new dubber!

    I'm going with the RCD330+ as it's basically plug and play. I've been told I'll need a canbus gateway upgrade so I'm hoping to find someone to help me with that
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    Hi!

    Recently purchased a 2009 mk V Pacific TDI 2.0(maybe the last release) and am looking to upgrade to RCD330+. I don't have vagcom access - is mine a good chance to not have the battery-drain curse does anyone know?

    thanks
    Last edited by southseas; 25-11-2021 at 05:23 PM.

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