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Defjam3

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G'Day all.

 

I have a 2008 R32 MkV that I love, but it is basically stock and I'm looking at a replacement head unit to get telephone and music connectivity specifically over Android Auto.

 

I've seen posts about the gateway and battery drain, and also a few questions about microphone placement. Looking for some advise.

 

Firstly I have had three head units recommended to me:

Wondering if anyone has experience with any of these units?

 

The second question is broader, any tips for working out things like the gateway compat? I've tried to get to the secret menu in the existing unit, but it doesn't work, so I assume the firmware is too old. Rally looking to learn from other's experiences and not make the same mistakes over again.

 

Advice and suggestions are appreciated.

 

james



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SebHall

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Hey mate, no experience with any of those head units but I did upgrade my CANBUS gateway to solve the battery drain issue. Any revision after 'L' will work, mine came out of a Mk6 Gti and have no issues with it.

 

Have you considered an RCD340 as an alternative to those head units also?

 

For the microphone placement if it has one built in I wouldn't bother with the external one, otherwise you can run it out through the steering wheel column trim and put it in front of the cluster.


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CharlesdEarF

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i gotta put a system in the GFs 04 grand cherokee with the factory infinity package. my question is how do i connect the audio outputs from the back of the stock head unit to the amp?

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Have no experience with any of those radios either, but I have been changing many units in the past years for my parents, friends, uncles etc. due to the transition from fm to dab + in my country (we closed down the fm broadcasting entirely 3 years ago). In my experience you can't go wrong with a Pioneer unit. 

A way to get around the battery drain issue is to install this thing between your car and the new head unit.

https://connects2.co...Item/CTSVW002.2

Since your car is one of the later R32 models it is possibly you have the gateway 1K0907530K with software version 0178. This can be checked with VCDS. Gateway can be updated at a VW dealer to a newer software version if you have a controller that is likely to have the drain issue. 

http://wiki.ross-tec...0)_Retrofitting
 



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ChrisGR32

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If you have a 2008 car, then you should not have a canbus gateway problem. It only affects earlier cars.






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