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Rjellisuk

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Bluetooth Install new mk5 owner
« on: May 28, 2019, 03:13:37 PM »
Hi there,

I am getting a mk5 gti 2007 tomorrow, it has satnav (Black with silver buttons, think the model number starts with 1k)
I was wondering if it is possible to add BT to this. I also have the MFSW with phone button.

Cheers all

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Re: Bluetooth Install new mk5 owner
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 12:31:23 PM »
Welcome!

Your standard unit is likely an RCD300 - not easy or econmical to fit bluetooth. Much better off going for a later VW unit e.g. RCD330+ (go for revE firmware) or RNS315 are popular choices. Both of these have bluetooth built in to the unit.

RCD 330+ VW unit for asian market where some newer cars are still built on the mk5 platform:
-bluetooth
-aux
-usb
-apple car play
-SD card (i think?)
-built in mic for phone calls (works surprisingly well)
-doesn't play so nicely with highline clocks or steering wheel buttons (i dont have these anyway)

RNS315 - EU VW unit:
-Bluetooth
-Sd
-Aux
-built in NAV
-DAB radio
-need to wire in a mic for phone calls
-play nicely with highline clocks/sterring wheel buttons (i think, dont have them)

other units are avaliable  :signLOL:

I had the 315 and moved on to the RCD330+. Never looked back but both are good units. A google will bring up fitting guides and things to watch out for (clue: canbus gateway). They integrate nicely with the car, changing brightness in the dark, altering sounds level with speed etc etc.

As an aside - i thin 99% of components on the mk5 gti start "1k..." as 1k is the chassis type for the mk 5 platform  :happy2:
MkV GTI, Tornado Red, 3-door, 06, R-tech Stage "1+"

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Re: Bluetooth Install new mk5 owner
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 10:38:30 AM »
@f00glee can you use the 330 with the MDI unit in the armrest?

All my stuff plays off the iPod in the armrest and I hate having cables hanging out the front of the unit - just looks too messy!

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Re: Bluetooth Install new mk5 owner
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 06:48:48 PM »
@f00glee can you use the 330 with the MDI unit in the armrest?

All my stuff plays off the iPod in the armrest and I hate having cables hanging out the front of the unit - just looks too messy!

Not sure to be honest, my car doesn’t have the armrest connector. I just use a small ~15cm cable from the front of the unit to my phone in a brodit mount Just off to the left.

Have seen people mod them to disable the front usb and solder a cable into the back to route a connection elsewhere. Seems a bit of a faff though - soldering a wore directly onto the PCB inside. I’m also fussy about having cables flopping about but find what I’ve done to be nice and neat.
MkV GTI, Tornado Red, 3-door, 06, R-tech Stage "1+"

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Re: Bluetooth Install new mk5 owner
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 08:33:14 AM »
Or move to a rns510 but you will have to get the bluetooth module also

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Re: Bluetooth Install new mk5 owner
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 02:30:12 PM »
@f00glee can you use the 330 with the MDI unit in the armrest?

No, unfortunately not.