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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #120 on: June 12, 2018, 08:50:01 AM »
Bumping this. Just ordered myself a 330 plus with CarPlay thanks to this informative thread.

Car is an ‘08 plate GTi. Hoping I don’t need a canbus gateway.

Did you get one off eBay? There's so many on there, all ranging from £120 - £160... Just trying to understand if I'd need Desay or NoName (I'm an iPhone user) and everything I seem to read up on is regards Androids.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #121 on: June 12, 2018, 08:43:47 PM »
Bumping this. Just ordered myself a 330 plus with CarPlay thanks to this informative thread.

Car is an ‘08 plate GTi. Hoping I don’t need a canbus gateway.

Did you get one off eBay? There's so many on there, all ranging from £120 - £160... Just trying to understand if I'd need Desay or NoName (I'm an iPhone user) and everything I seem to read up on is regards Androids.

Yup. £127 delivered. Here’s hoping.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #122 on: June 24, 2018, 07:17:26 PM »
OUt of interest what is the sound quality like on these OEM upgraded units verses the original head unit. The RNS 330G plus looks attractive at the moment and interested to hear if the theres a difference.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #123 on: June 25, 2018, 08:30:01 AM »
OUt of interest what is the sound quality like on these OEM upgraded units verses the original head unit. The RNS 330G plus looks attractive at the moment and interested to hear if the theres a difference.

My new 330 plus is definitely an improvement over the standard 300 if that helps.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #124 on: June 25, 2018, 10:40:12 AM »
I currently have and MFD2 in my 2007 mk5 and im thinking of a 330 plus. Is it a straight swap with he cables, ive seen I will maybe need a canbus upgrade and maybe the Fakra radio aerial antenna adaptor.

anything else?

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #125 on: June 26, 2018, 03:57:18 PM »
I currently have and MFD2 in my 2007 mk5 and im thinking of a 330 plus. Is it a straight swap with he cables, ive seen I will maybe need a canbus upgrade and maybe the Fakra radio aerial antenna adaptor.

anything else?
you would need can gateway and arial adaptor.
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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #126 on: June 27, 2018, 08:57:18 AM »
I currently have and MFD2 in my 2007 mk5 and im thinking of a 330 plus. Is it a straight swap with he cables, ive seen I will maybe need a canbus upgrade and maybe the Fakra radio aerial antenna adaptor.

anything else?
you would need can gateway and arial adaptor.

cool, wheres the best place to get a coded can gateway?

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #127 on: June 27, 2018, 11:20:13 PM »
I currently have and MFD2 in my 2007 mk5 and im thinking of a 330 plus. Is it a straight swap with he cables, ive seen I will maybe need a canbus upgrade and maybe the Fakra radio aerial antenna adaptor.

anything else?
you would need can gateway and arial adaptor.


cool, wheres the best place to get a coded can gateway?

Would also be keen to know, ordered 330g plus with Fakra cable. Going to chance it with battery drain but would be good to know just incase. Am i also right in thinking you still get auto dim function, speed sensitive volume and radio station names?

Im also planning to add multi functions later aswell - mines manual 55 reg with Mid cluster. Would this need new steering module and slip ring. Im guessing you still keep radio station select controls?

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #128 on: June 28, 2018, 12:08:57 AM »
I currently have and MFD2 in my 2007 mk5 and im thinking of a 330 plus. Is it a straight swap with he cables, ive seen I will maybe need a canbus upgrade and maybe the Fakra radio aerial antenna adaptor.

anything else?
you would need can gateway and arial adaptor.


cool, wheres the best place to get a coded can gateway?

Would also be keen to know, ordered 330g plus with Fakra cable. Going to chance it with battery drain but would be good to know just incase. Am i also right in thinking you still get auto dim function, speed sensitive volume and radio station names?

Im also planning to add multi functions later aswell - mines manual 55 reg with Mid cluster. Would this need new steering module and slip ring. Im guessing you still keep radio station select controls?

Auto dim yes, speed sensitivity yes (is an option in settings) radio station names no, not really. Mine primarily displays the frequency in the presets, but when you select that radio station it does show the station name in small letters under the frequency. But not off the preset list in mine unfortunately. And only on FM.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #129 on: June 28, 2018, 09:10:54 AM »
@Chesto18 Thanks. Sounds like its got some handy reatures. Am i also right in thinking you can also buy a cable that prevents battery drain that attached to the quadlock? Of course avoiding the need for a updated Canbus? I read this somewhere and Tried searching but not much luck.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #130 on: June 28, 2018, 09:32:54 AM »
I’ve not heard of that. Mine is a 2008 so took my chances on battery drain and it’s been fine.

I’ve read other people just wiring the stereo straight to the ignition which will avoid the need to update the canbus.

Radio will work without the Farka cable, I ordered one but it’s not arrived and it’s been fine so far.

It’s a really good unit and CarPlay works well.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #131 on: July 01, 2018, 07:56:52 AM »
@Chesto18 Thanks. Sounds like its got some handy reatures. Am i also right in thinking you can also buy a cable that prevents battery drain that attached to the quadlock? Of course avoiding the need for a updated Canbus? I read this somewhere and Tried searching but not much luck.

That's correct. I've posted about it and provided a link too. Try searching my posts and you should find it

Nevermind, I found it for you:

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32847626802.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32847626802&productSubject=BODENLA-RCD330-MIB-RCD510-Multifunction-Steering-Wheel-Button-Control-Simulator-Adapter-For-VW-Golf-5-6
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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #132 on: July 15, 2018, 01:09:19 AM »
@Chesto18 Thanks. Sounds like its got some handy reatures. Am i also right in thinking you can also buy a cable that prevents battery drain that attached to the quadlock? Of course avoiding the need for a updated Canbus? I read this somewhere and Tried searching but not much luck.

That's correct. I've posted about it and provided a link too. Try searching my posts and you should find it

Nevermind, I found it for you:

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32847626802.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32847626802&productSubject=BODENLA-RCD330-MIB-RCD510-Multifunction-Steering-Wheel-Button-Control-Simulator-Adapter-For-VW-Golf-5-6

Managed to fit my RCD330 today! Great unit and very good value. Unfortunately do seem to have battery drain so have ordered this connector. I dont have mfsw yet but plan to in future. Is there any specific installation requirements for the cable or is it just plug and play?

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #133 on: July 15, 2018, 10:15:44 AM »
@Chesto18 Thanks. Sounds like its got some handy reatures. Am i also right in thinking you can also buy a cable that prevents battery drain that attached to the quadlock? Of course avoiding the need for a updated Canbus? I read this somewhere and Tried searching but not much luck.

That's correct. I've posted about it and provided a link too. Try searching my posts and you should find it

Nevermind, I found it for you:

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32847626802.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&productId=32847626802&productSubject=BODENLA-RCD330-MIB-RCD510-Multifunction-Steering-Wheel-Button-Control-Simulator-Adapter-For-VW-Golf-5-6

Managed to fit my RCD330 today! Great unit and very good value. Unfortunately do seem to have battery drain so have ordered this connector. I dont have mfsw yet but plan to in future. Is there any specific installation requirements for the cable or is it just plug and play?

Can't help there, sorry. I didn't need it as already upgraded canbus and upgraded to mk6 MFSW

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #134 on: July 18, 2018, 10:23:30 PM »
Hopefully it does the job. Otherwise its a good unit and makes the dash look much nicer. Only complaint i have is the screen does suffer from glare somewhat- although window tint would see to that. I also cant find anyway to autodim the screen when the lights turn on. Ive looked through the settings, is there something im missing?