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Offline ethan_rose

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RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:13:35 pm »
Installed a RCD330+ head unit in my Scirocco today and really happy with it.

Worked immediately after connection and with a little coding got it to show ParkPilot (with the Scirocco car graphic) instead of reversing camera (as I don't have one installed) and changed over the steering wheel buttons so the mic button triggered Siri rather than just muting the audio.

Here's a few images from my fitting (gallery with more here, https://imgur.com/a/BEhDX), don't mind the United Car Care air freshener hanging about!

Original RCD510 ready to come out



Just the quadlock and dual antenna connections in my NZ-new Scirocco, no reverse camera or anything else fancy



Quick test fitting



Obligatory CarPlay proof shot



Finished product with my newly fitted MK6 MFSW buttons in the background, everything matches stock with the exception of the chrome silver trim where the rest of the car is brushed silver



Pretty happy to have gone from the average RCD510 with no bluetooth or phone preparation, to MFSW buttons and full CarPlay in a couple of weeks, and without enormous fitting expenses!

Happy to answer questions about coding if anyone has some. Interestingly after fitting the head unit I got some errors related to the MDI interface in the arm rest which required me to disable it in the gateway's 'Installation List' to resolve, as well as one for the missing reverse camera module.
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 10:10:44 am »
Looks good.
Which hardware version is it? Itís under the set up menu. Haradware, software, Bluetooth version etc.

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 01:15:44 pm »
Looks good!

What did you use for coding the graphic and steering wheel controls?
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Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 02:33:14 pm »
Looks good!

What did you use for coding the graphic and steering wheel controls?

Picked up a Rosstech cable and VCDS shortly after getting the car. Very handy indeed.
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 05:33:34 pm »
Looks good.
Which hardware version is it? Itís under the set up menu. Haradware, software, Bluetooth version etc.

Hi Red,

Is this what you're looking for?

Part No: 6RD 035 187 B
HW: 036 SW: 0317 
Bluetooth: c250
Apple CarPlay: CPL24.V1.4.3@C1
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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 06:12:55 pm »
Thanks bro, my friend Tom got one of these but when he uses Park Pilot, he gets an amarok to display!
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 06:43:26 pm »
Hi Red,

Is this what you're looking for?

Part No: 6RD 035 187 B
HW: 036 SW: 0317 
Bluetooth: c250
Apple CarPlay: CPL24.V1.4.3@C1

Yeah, that's it. You've got the same version as me then. Alas it's not the version with a new firmware upgrade available for it. New firmware changes the background yellow stripes to red to better match the interior colours and fixes a few bugs too. Also, most importantly for Android users it replaces the Baidu CarLife with Android Auto.


Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 07:56:32 pm »
Thanks bro, my friend Tom got one of these but when he uses Park Pilot, he gets an amarok to display!

I specifically coded mine to show the Scirocco image so could show you where/how if you like?
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 08:05:28 pm »
Yeah, that's it. You've got the same version as me then. Alas it's not the version with a new firmware upgrade available for it. New firmware changes the background yellow stripes to red to better match the interior colours and fixes a few bugs too. Also, most importantly for Android users it replaces the Baidu CarLife with Android Auto.

I would be interested to see if I couldnít get my hands on one of those. What version should be I be looking for?
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 08:47:47 pm »
Need hardware version 534 at this point.
Mine came from aliexpress and was listed as a NoName version but appears to be the Desay version which is annoying as it's cheaper.
It's discussed at length in this thread and specifically this page of it:

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110801&page=48

EDIT: had a look at my order from aliexpress and I was wrong. Clearly says it is a DeSai version and shows screen with same software, firmware etc as what I got.  Hmmm, maybe I'll sell it and get the RCD340G version with fixed bugs.
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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 08:28:43 pm »
Thanks bro, my friend Tom got one of these but when he uses Park Pilot, he gets an amarok to display!

Nah the RCD330 is sweet. The RCD510 has the Amarok  :P
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Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 12:42:38 pm »
Thanks bro, my friend Tom got one of these but when he uses Park Pilot, he gets an amarok to display!

Can be coded to show the right car graphic if you have VCDS
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 04:49:03 pm »
Can be coded to show the right car graphic if you have VCDS

Awesome, thanks for that!
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Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 10:33:25 am »
Yeah, that's it. You've got the same version as me then. Alas it's not the version with a new firmware upgrade available for it. New firmware changes the background yellow stripes to red to better match the interior colours and fixes a few bugs too. Also, most importantly for Android users it replaces the Baidu CarLife with Android Auto.

Ordered one of these to replace mine so Iíll let you know how it goes.
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 10:55:44 am »
Do you guys have a link to the exact model to buy with the latest firmware? Thanks!
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