Author Topic: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf  (Read 54046 times)

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Finally got my Discover Media that I ordered on http://vagtec.co.uk  :laugh:
(I was a bit anxious because they took 3-4 weeks to ship it and it was quite a lot of money, but everything was fine)

Installation was super easy. Plug and play. As they said
Big problem is that I lost my rear camera. Hopefully they'll find a solution for it...

FM, DAB, navigation, phone, music everything works perfect
Display is very sharp. Very nice resolution
Finally a touch screen that works ! As it should be. (my previous RNS510, then Z-E2026 were just sh*tty experiences)

I couldn't have App-Connect to work so far. Probably I miss the right cable. But I'm not sure it will be really useful for me. I doubt I will use CarPlay actually...

What I would like to have is Car-Net (control the car, a/c from the phone, send destinations for gps.. as I understand it)
But I doubt it will ever work, since it asks to register the car with its VIN, which is obviously not recognized as car-net compatible.
If anyone has any idea...

Anyway, I really like it so far. And thanks a lot to the guy at vagtec who is really helping



And my car is a VW Golf cabriolet 2014 MK6
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 08:14:12 AM by nico33 »

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It may be that we don't resolve it. We are doing our best but I cannot promise. If you are not satisfied you may return the unit and motherhood at our cost. Upon receipt we will refund the costs.

Any news / update?
Would love this working in mk5......
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Any news / update?

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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #124 on: September 06, 2017, 04:37:31 PM »
@ady-uk   I've got a fully working MIB2 in my MK5 Golf.
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MK6 dashboard - MK6 R MFSW - Cruise Control - Discover Media 2 - 2016 Passat Climatronic panel - 8 Sensor parking kit - Interior door handle illumination - Door entry lights - TMPS - Custom made 3D cluster - Side Assist - TMPS Highline - Veyron modded LED taillights - NQSBBK front and rear upgrade... And a whole bunch of other stuff!

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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2017, 04:59:21 PM »
@Christiank did you manage to make car-net and app-connect work ?

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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »
@ady-uk   I've got a fully working MIB2 in my MK5 Golf.

I've got a solution to try but not got round to it yet.
It's on the shelf at moment and on the back burner.....
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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #127 on: September 07, 2017, 01:42:47 PM »
@Christiank did you manage to make car-net and app-connect work ?

Car-net will never work if you retrofit it to a that are old as ours. Mirrorlink, apply and all that works fine
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MK6 dashboard - MK6 R MFSW - Cruise Control - Discover Media 2 - 2016 Passat Climatronic panel - 8 Sensor parking kit - Interior door handle illumination - Door entry lights - TMPS - Custom made 3D cluster - Side Assist - TMPS Highline - Veyron modded LED taillights - NQSBBK front and rear upgrade... And a whole bunch of other stuff!

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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #128 on: January 25, 2018, 03:25:46 AM »
Just picked up a 2015 Jetta GLI SEL w/ RNS 315 (Nav) and Car-Net, would the discover media be plug and play on my car by chance if it doesn't have component protection? It seems like it would at this point but looking for further verification from people.

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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #129 on: February 13, 2018, 03:56:36 PM »
can someone give me the link to the conversion harness to get this in a mk5 please.
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Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2018, 07:37:25 PM »
can someone give me the link to the conversion harness to get this in a mk5 please.

You'll need an adapter with a can blocker on it.. So an adapter like this isn't enough to make it function.
Here's an adapter cable if you still want one without can blocker.

http://www.carsystems.pl/quadlock-adapter-for-mqb-mib-head-units,id2352.html


@nico33 :

Reason is that the MQB units are different from our mk5/6 platform stuff.

The solution will be to keep your Mk6 logo and swap out the camera for a mk7 or seat one, these will fit. Then ofc you'll mk7 wirering and controller for the camera.
I've done it a few times and it's not that hard to swap out.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 07:37:47 PM by Christiank »
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MK6 dashboard - MK6 R MFSW - Cruise Control - Discover Media 2 - 2016 Passat Climatronic panel - 8 Sensor parking kit - Interior door handle illumination - Door entry lights - TMPS - Custom made 3D cluster - Side Assist - TMPS Highline - Veyron modded LED taillights - NQSBBK front and rear upgrade... And a whole bunch of other stuff!

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Have anyone link for loom + can blocker for mib2 unit?
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These guys can supply and fit the discover media to your car
http://www.advanced-incar.co.uk
Also if you are on Facebook search for them and there is page with them offering the unit
I've also bought a highline reversing camera kit from them and they are great bunch of guys

scott :happy2: sorry newbie didn't no how to send u these pics
[/URL  :driver: she still alive n going strong got told its been mapped but no Prof just wondering if you had put map on cheers

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These guys can supply and fit the discover media to your car
http://www.advanced-incar.co.uk
Also if you are on Facebook search for them and there is page with them offering the unit
I've also bought a highline reversing camera kit from them and they are great bunch of guys

scott :happy2: sorry newbie didn't no how to send u these pics
[/URL  :driver: she still alive n going strong got told its been mapped but no Prof just wondering if you had put map on cheers

Hey Hey now thats a quality car right there!!!!!!

still looks great...

i never got it mapped

scott :happy2:

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