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Offline Rigpig

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How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« on: December 29, 2018, 06:30:30 am »
Iím trying to find a manual online for my stereo but need to identify the model first.

Itís a radio and CD and has Bluetooth. Also has a usb socket and card reader on the front.

Car is a Japanese import but Iím unsure if this is the unit that was originally in the car.

Thanks
Me 2015 Amarok
Her 2005 Golf GTi

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 08:57:34 am »
Definitely not original. Original was RCD300 I think.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2018, 09:00:18 am by The Red Warrior »

Offline schattenblau

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 11:05:24 am »
got a pic ?

yes rcd300 was oem

Offline Rigpig

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 11:09:13 am »
I found it now, itís an aftermarket one that must have been installed after import. There are quite a few on Trademe.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/trade-me-motors/car-stereos/cd-players/other/auction-1888451446.htm

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 03:29:05 pm »
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 06:51:56 am »
RCN210

So are these official Head units or replicas?

I upgraded it yesterday to an Apple Car play unit  which looks, sounds and works great. There are all sorts of suspect stories about them on the internet ďremoved from new carsĒ etc... but why?

I bought this one from trademe and am very happy with it.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/volkswagen/listing-1890939137.htm?rsqid=31b62fa8a08146949b692864409a76a3

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 10:00:27 am »
They are great units,  have had no issues. VW radios fitted to Chinese models.
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 10:58:10 am »
they are good units with many features, at a good price

but ...

they don't sound as good as the original euro stereos, especially on fm radio where the rcd300 used a diversity aerial system.

so far haven't seen a chinese equivalent of the old rcd500/510 multi-disc, single unit players

there are also issues integrating them with steering wheel controls.

Offline Rigpig

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Re: How to identify my Stereo? 2005 Mk5 GTi
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 11:28:13 am »
Interesting 🙂 Good to know they are official units. Would be interested to know how they happen to end up on the likes of trademe?

I fitted the CarPlay one in to my partners GTi yesterday and must admit I was a bit worried that the quality would not be great but itís boosted the functionality and modernized the interior plus it sounds pretty good. So Iím really pleased and more importantly so is she 😎

I have a 500 or 510 (not sure which) in my Amarok and am thinking of replacing that with one of these units but would need to get it professionally fitted to work with the reversing camera and steering wheel buttons.
Me 2015 Amarok
Her 2005 Golf GTi