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Offline GrantDavis

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Another Mk5 Can Gateway question - 2008 Tdi
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:17:00 am »
Hey Guys and Gals,

I just picked up a 2008 Golf Tdi for the mrs. Nice little car and super safe, she loves it.

I am looking to upgrade the RCD 300 white head unit with the RCD 330+ unit from aliexpress or similar. She wants hands free but I want to keep the car super factory and reliable

From all the research I've done the Can Bus in the 2008 golf should be ok, however ive found a few conflicting reports...

Is there any way to identify which Can Bus I have without checking with vcds? I don't have access to one and don't want to buy it if I don't need it...

Any help will be appreciated. the VIN of the car is WVWZZZ1KZ8U031303 if that helps in anyway,

Thanks!


Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Another Mk5 Can Gateway question - 2008 Tdi
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 05:20:32 pm »
Well, you could pull it out and have a look.
Where in the country are you? There are plenty of people (myself included) who would scan your car for you.
Do you currently have steering wheel controls? You say she wants hands free, so I'm guessing yes. In that case you still need to buy a can adaptor. There's even a member on here who sells them. Have a look in the technical section and you should find the thread.

And welcome to the forum  ;)


Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Another Mk5 Can Gateway question - 2008 Tdi
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 09:41:42 pm »
I've sent you a pm
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