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Stereo upgrade
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:31:51 PM »
Hiya all.I've just bought 2006 mk5 and would like a stereo with sat navigation built in.I've seen the stuff on ebay and it looks pretty dog pile so would like some ideas of makes and models I could buy or better still do and sat nav double din units fit from any other vw models.thanks

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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 10:19:00 AM »
Lots of stereos from other VAG cars will fit.

RNS310,RCD510,RNS510 Loads of info out there on these. You might also need to update your Can Gateway if you fit one of these as they can cause the battery to drain.

There's also some Kenwood headunits designed to fix but are expensive £600+

The other option is a Chinese Android system at about £300, reviews are mixed on these. I have one, and its ok. Not great, not awful.
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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:38:07 AM »
I put a RNS315 in my 2004 golf cost £250
had to change the Can Gateway  £40 off ebay
fits in no problems and my steering wheel controls work
all come with sat nav
some have DAB and bluetooth
Mine had
satnav aerial cost £5 and sits under the top vents works fine
dab fitted a windscreen aeria lfor £11
and got a origional mic for the bluetooth phone £15

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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 12:16:58 PM »
I put a RNS315 in my 2004 golf cost £250
had to change the Can Gateway  £40 off ebay
fits in no problems and my steering wheel controls work
all come with sat nav
some have DAB and bluetooth
Mine had
satnav aerial cost £5 and sits under the top vents works fine
dab fitted a windscreen aeria lfor £11
and got a origional mic for the bluetooth phone £15

That's good to know, I read the 315 didn't work with the multifunction buttons, in the mk5.
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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 02:12:45 PM »
I put a RNS315 in my 2004 golf cost £250
had to change the Can Gateway  £40 off ebay
fits in no problems and my steering wheel controls work
all come with sat nav
some have DAB and bluetooth
Mine had
satnav aerial cost £5 and sits under the top vents works fine
dab fitted a windscreen aeria lfor £11
and got a origional mic for the bluetooth phone £15

That's good to know, I read the 315 didn't work with the multifunction buttons, in the mk5.

Me too... @willni would probably love to know how he got it working!

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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 02:16:56 PM »
I put a RNS315 in my 2004 golf cost £250
had to change the Can Gateway  £40 off ebay
fits in no problems and my steering wheel controls work
all come with sat nav
some have DAB and bluetooth
Mine had
satnav aerial cost £5 and sits under the top vents works fine
dab fitted a windscreen aeria lfor £11
and got a origional mic for the bluetooth phone £15

That's good to know, I read the 315 didn't work with the multifunction buttons, in the mk5.

Me too... @willni would probably love to know how he got it working!

Lol bit late Ross, putting money away for mk6 wheel and white clocks now if we can gather enough people to get the white clock retrofitter to bring him over from England.


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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 02:52:54 PM »
I don't know about the RNS315 but later RNS510s can have the battery drain fix applied to the unit itself, rather than having to p1ss about with gateways.

You won't beat either of those 2 for OEM fit and finish, and reliability, but the sound quality is bloody awful.  Boxy, boomy bass, closed-in sound stage and no clout either. 
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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 11:31:31 PM »
I just fitted a kenwood dnx516dab .... the one designed to fit /look oem . Yes on the pricey side but a very good unit , with everything you'll ever need .


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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 09:46:44 AM »
Just to add i have a mk6 flat bottom steering wheel and 10 of the 12 buttons work
two buttons on the right dont work
i can answer/end a phone call
turn volume up/down
change track/radio station
mute the sound
thats all on the left
and right side works the lineline mk5 dash info

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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 09:47:22 AM »
The Kenwood and Blaupunkt units look great.  Can they both 'talk' to an iPhone and stream music from it without cables?
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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 10:00:36 AM »
Considered a unit that uses nav on your phone, and displays on screen?

E.g. The £300 pioneer SPH-DA120 is a great bit of kit. Apple CarPlay and android auto compatible - which means you connect your phone with a cable, and then can access your music/phone/Nav via the touchscreen.




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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 10:03:01 AM »
Considered a unit that uses nav on your phone, and displays on screen?

E.g. The £300 pioneer SPH-DA120 is a great bit of kit. Apple CarPlay and android auto compatible - which means you connect your phone with a cable, and then can access your music/phone/Nav via the touchscreen.




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Does this work with the MFSW?

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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 10:08:27 AM »
Yep - as long as you get the adapter. I think connects2 sell it


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Re: Stereo upgrade
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 10:39:30 AM »
Considered a unit that uses nav on your phone, and displays on screen?

E.g. The £300 pioneer SPH-DA120 is a great bit of kit. Apple CarPlay and android auto compatible - which means you connect your phone with a cable, and then can access your music/phone/Nav via the touchscreen.




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That certainly is an option.   I was even considering a 'dumb' unit that just amplifies the music and use the phone or an ipad mini on a screen mount for the display.   I'm stuck in my ways though and just want to leave the phone in my pocket and for the Bluetooth pairing to happen automatically.   My mates MK7 GTD does that......but MK7 radios don't fit in MK5s without a lot of faff.

I actually had that Pioneer for a short while and returned it as I couldn't get on with it.  It sounded a lot better than the RNS510 (I do like Pioneer for SQ), but there was some functionality stuff I didn't get on with, and the screen viewing angle and picture sharpness wasn't great either, imo.

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