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It Can Fit Below BMW Vehicle
The following car model and year are for reference, please make sure your original car radio has the same shape as our unit.
Scirocco R 2009-2013
Golf 6 2008-2011
Altea XL 2007 -2013
Leon 2006 -2013
Golf GTI 2010-2012
Golf R 2010-2013
Golf estate 2009-2012
Passat estate 2005-2013
Passat sedan 2006-2013
Passat wagon 2007-2013
Passat alltrack 2012-2013
Nuevo passat 2010-2013
Passat CC 2008-2013
Passat variant 2005-2013
Polo sedan 2010-2013
Golf wagon 2011-2013
Golf cabriolet 2009-2013
Golf plus 2009-2013
Golf 5 2003-2009
The beetle 2011-2013
The beetle convertible 2013
21st century beetle 2012-2013
Jetta sportwagen Jetta GLI 2006-2013
Octavia 2009-2012 ( only fit in some countries, please contact us first)
- Very impressed Review by N. Gallagher
Quality Price Value
Very happy with it.
It was basically plug and play to install. All of the necessary cables etc. are in the box. The most difficult part was figuring out how to remove my existing VW radio (model RCD310), and to detach the fascia from around it. However I found a few videos on youtube which walked me through that. I ended up using some old credit cards to remove the fascia panels, as I hadn't thought to buy any panel tools. This worked fine.
I was impressed that the unit seems to integrate with the car itself. My original VW radio used to display the name/frequency of the radio station on its own (tiny) screen, and also on the screen in the dash/behind the steering wheel as well. I had figured that I would lose that second function if I removed the original VW radio. But I was surprised that this unit seems to tell the car which radio station is tuned in exactly the same way! Also when I open a door in the car, a graphic pops up on this unit's screen showing which door is opened. It has a lot of nice features like that.
I mostly bought this unit to have Spotify in the car, and specifically to be able to control Spotify using the music controls built into my steering wheel. Success! I found that I needed to install an app called "RK3066 HeadUnit" from the play store to control third-party apps via the steering wheel, but then once installed, it works perfectly. Note: if you have been listening to the radio and then you want to use spotify, if both apps are open the steering wheel will control the radio and not spotify. You need to hit the back button while inside the radio app to fully close the radio app, and then the steering wheel will control whatever app you launch next. Incidentally the sound quality is great, I'm using Spotify's "Extreme" audio quality.
The unit has a built-in microphone and it also comes with an external microphone. Initially I thought I could just use the internal mic and not bother installing the external one. It turned out that phone calls via bluetooth using its internal mic are very noisy. So I'd recommend to install the external mic actually, as there is a world of difference and phone calls via bluetooth using the external mic are quite good.
I'm using a TomTom Go app for navigation (from the play store). It works flawlessly on this unit. I know this unit comes with a different app for navigation for free but I haven't tried it TBH as I assumed those maps would not be as up-to-date as the ones in the play store. (I could be wrong though). You can also use Google Maps of course, but I preferred to use offline maps and not have to set up a hotspot on my phone.
I installed everything as above the first week after receiving this unit, in about 2-3 hours. (That is excluding the time to watch the various youtube videos.)
This weekend I installed a wireless reversing camera as well (bought separately on ebay), and connected it to this unit. Installing the camera was more work as I had to wire it in to the reversing light on my car which turned out to be a complete pain (probably 4hrs total). But once I figured it out, actually then connecting it to this unit was a breeze and it works very well! My car is automatic and as soon as I put the car in reverse, this unit displays the reversing camera automatically!
All in all I'm very happy (Posted on 24/08/2015)