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Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 02:54:52 pm »
Do you guys have a link to the exact model to buy with the latest firmware? Thanks!

I ordered this one, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Crngiar-RCD330-RCD330g-Plus-R340G-6-5-MIB-Radio-Carplay-App-Android-Auto-For-VW-Tiguan/32833444755.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.0AkAWU.

Can't confirm it's right till I get it but will update here once I have tested.
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Offline jasegti

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2017, 10:20:57 pm »
I ordered this one, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Crngiar-RCD330-RCD330g-Plus-R340G-6-5-MIB-Radio-Carplay-App-Android-Auto-For-VW-Tiguan/32833444755.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.0AkAWU.

Can't confirm it's right till I get it but will update here once I have tested.

That is the one I got for my MK 6, Works perfectly , I love the android auto to bits with my galaxy s8. I went from the RNS 510 hence why its currently for sale to this. Works with all steering wheel controls etc.

If anybody has any questions on it give me a yell had mine for over a month now.




Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2017, 03:18:02 pm »
That is the one I got for my MK 6, Works perfectly , I love the android auto to bits with my galaxy s8. I went from the RNS 510 hence why its currently for sale to this. Works with all steering wheel controls etc.

If anybody has any questions on it give me a yell had mine for over a month now.



How long did the shipping take?
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

Offline jasegti

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2017, 03:25:50 pm »
 4 freaken days, I went to look at the tracking to see if it had even left the country and it showed as being with courier for delivery I was like WTF that is amazing. So pleased.

Your item has been collected by the overseas postal service and is en route to their depot

2017-12-12 20:02:00
 
Your item has been successfully delivered

2017-12-16 12:51:19


Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2017, 03:27:36 pm »
I ordered mine on a Tuesday night. Arrived Friday morning. The aliexpress seller used TNT couriers

Offline jasegti

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2017, 03:59:27 pm »
I just need to figure out how to code out the RVC as don't have one and not interested in putting one in.

Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2017, 06:42:56 pm »
I just need to figure out how to code out the RVC as don't have one and not interested in putting one in.

If youíve got access to VCDS its pretty trivial. Was able to do myself with no trouble.
MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

Offline jasegti

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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 07:33:39 pm »
If youíve got access to VCDS its pretty trivial. Was able to do myself with no trouble.

Yup done and done no more blank screen on reverse.

Offline ethan_rose

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2018, 04:58:44 pm »
Got the new unit today (see above for link) and installed. Hardware version 534, software 5314.

Works great, just the same as the previous one but with Android Auto instead of Baidu Carlife and red details on the various pages instead of yellow.





MY09 Scirocco 2.0T

Offline bravo

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2018, 10:25:43 pm »
Missed this thread, but ordered one of these on New year's Eve. Got here on Thursday (4 days from China). My r36 is in getting the bumper repaired as a noob in a Subaru rear ended me, so it won't be until the weekend that I can try fitting it.

Won't be so straightforward as I have rvc and need to install the rgb-cvbs adapter. Plus have the red MFD and 8 button wheel so no buttons for me :( still better than the Japanese RNS510 with no Bluetooth or radio stations tho!

Was looking at the C version but would have attracted duty as it's more expensive.

Also don't have vcds. What's the best affordable option here? eBay knock off or obdeleven?
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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 10:51:39 pm »
Missed this thread, but ordered one of these on New year's Eve. Got here on Thursday (4 days from China). My r36 is in getting the bumper repaired as a noob in a Subaru rear ended me, so it won't be until the weekend that I can try fitting it.

Won't be so straightforward as I have rvc and need to install the rgb-cvbs adapter. Plus have the red MFD and 8 button wheel so no buttons for me :( still better than the Japanese RNS510 with no Bluetooth or radio stations tho!

Was looking at the C version but would have attracted duty as it's more expensive.

Also don't have vcds. What's the best affordable option here? eBay knock off or obdeleven?


I have this. Works well.

http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/shop/vagcom-vcds-17
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2010 Mk6 Golf GTI

Offline bravo

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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2018, 10:55:25 pm »
Thx

Offline The Red Warrior

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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 01:28:13 pm »
Got the new unit today (see above for link) and installed. Hardware version 534, software 5314.

Works great, just the same as the previous one but with Android Auto instead of Baidu Carlife and red details on the various pages instead of yellow.






Any bugs that you've found so far or all good?

Offline wsnownz

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Re: RCD330+ Head Unit Install - Highly Recommended
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2018, 10:51:47 am »
MWon't be so straightforward as I have rvc and need to install the rgb-cvbs adapter. Plus have the red MFD and 8 button wheel so no buttons for me :( still better than the Japanese RNS510 with no Bluetooth or radio stations tho!

Iíve read on a couple of forums that updating the steering wheel control module to CH revision allows the 8 button steering wheel to work. Iíll probably give it a go if I end up going down this route with my golf.

Offline bravo

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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 10:13:29 pm »
Thanks. After a fair bit of searching found this on a VW Vortex thread:

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I can also confirm that updating the SWCM to a CH module allowed the steering wheel buttons to work with this HU on my 2006 GTI. I also replaced the dual cruise control stalk with a single version, as I was told the CH module is only compatible with the single stalk version, and if you swap the CH module without changing stalks, cruise will no longer work.

And yes, replacing the cruise stalk requires pulling the airbag and steering wheel off. Also the SWCM upgrade required VCDS coding to work properly. All worth it though!!

Not completely true on having to replace the turn signal/cruise control stalk if you have the dual stock setup. I still run mine, I just have to pull back to set, and turn it off and on again to create a new set point. Increase/decrease and resume still work, it is just the set that doesn't. When I pull everything apart for my climatronic swap, I will try merging the ground lines on the stalk, which I've also seen as a way to get it functioning correctly.

When you updated your SWCM, did you end up with an airbag fault? I did until I put a couple of pins into the airbag circuit path in the SWCM. My 2006 has a dual stage airbag, which requires two signal paths, not one.

Good to know you can combine the CH module with the dual cruise stalk and still have some functionality. I never actually tested that combo, just swapped it all at the same time. After using the single stalk setup for a while, I think I prefer it actually. Less accidental situations where I would hit the dual stalk and knock of out of cruise, or turn off cruise completely due to the multiple detents when pushing inward.

About the airbag fault, yes I had the same issue because the 06's have dual stage bags, and the CH module is intended for newer single stage airbag setups. I swapped the two pins over from my old SWCM onto the new board, using a solder gun, and voila, no more airbag fault.

So probably a fair bit more work and $ to get a partially working setup with simply a different compromise. Might be simpler to upgrade the wheel and MFD to the 12-button and white display. Although I haven't researched that completely yet either. At this stage I'm going to get it in and get the camera working and see how much I miss the steering wheel controls. While i use them every day, I'm pretty sure I'll quickly adapt.