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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #120 on: June 04, 2018, 03:40:51 PM »
Quality post, thank you!

So I want Carplay, so have decided on the RCD330 6RD 035 187B. I found this on ebay, is this the exact one I need?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-6-5-MIB-RCD330-Plus-Original-CarPlay-Version-B-Stereo-6RD-035-187-B/252934531446?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&clk_rvr_id=1553703412607&rmvSB=true

Also, read a lot about updating the Canbus... I've got a 2008 57 plate GT TDI, obviously want to avoid battery drain, but I've no idea what canbus I need...? Do I need to get anything else, or is it literally that HU and the revised canbus? Thanks!

Yes that unit will work fine for Apple CarPlay, the one you listed is the Desay unit.

You need a 7N0 907 530 Canbus Gateway to be on the safe side, some earlier 1N0 907 530 gateways exceeding the letter L and not before should theoretically be safe too (though I haven't tried this). As yours was a MY2008 you may find it has the correct canbus gateway to begin with, easiest way is to do a scan with VAGCOM (VCDS) and see what version it reports back.

Alternatively you can buy that Quadlock emulator dongle I've listed earlier which apparently solves the draining problem without needing to change the gateway. It will also gain back the MK5 MFSW controls for the RCD330 too.

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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #121 on: June 12, 2018, 08:21:40 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.


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Re: Which stereo?
« Reply #122 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 #123 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.