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i mean is my $200 garmin better? besides the factory nav looking better that a aftermarket one, are they any good? just curious becuz i see a lot of them in the classifieds going for about $500.....is it worth it or should i stick with the garmin? thanks
 

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Re: is the nav unit pre- RNS 510 total crap?? (Eric M)

Nope. You are just seeing the effect of a newer unit being released and people upgrading - I sold mine, too, for a few hundred. If you don't mind the lack of a touchscreen, slower map updates, and a few other things, they're fine -- and you get the neat cluster integration, too.
 

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Re: is the nav unit pre- RNS 510 total crap?? (Buran)

maybe a dumb question, but how to you type locations if theres no touch-screen??
 

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MFD2 DVD destination entry

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maybe a dumb question, but how to you type locations if theres no touch-screen??

The optional Navigation on 2006-2008 US market MK V was the MFD2 DVD.
It uses a display of the alphabet and numbers and
you turn a knob to select a letter, etc.
A bit tedious, but functional.

 

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Re: MFD2 DVD destination entry (JetTurbo)

gotcha...thanks http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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noob to the MFD2 question.
Are all MFD2 plug and play, or is there coding? I made the VW MFD2 Color Navigation DVD purchase to fit in an 06 GTI and it comes with the GPS antenna, but don't know if i made a mistake during my research.
The part # for the unit is 1t0035194b. Any assistance will help.
thank you,
Tom


Modified by Tom(Dubfest) at 12:59 AM 8-26-2009
 

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Re: (Tom(Dubfest))

Quote, originally posted by Tom(Dubfest) »
noob to the MFD2 question.
Are all MFD2 plug and play, or is there coding? I made the VW MFD2 Color Navigation DVD purchase to fit in an 06 GTI and it comes with the GPS antenna, but don't know if i made a mistake during my research.
The part # for the unit is 1t0035194b. Any assistance will help.
thank you,
Tom

Modified by Tom(Dubfest) at 12:59 AM 8-26-2009


pretty sure it's plug and play. Pm me if you have any questions, or need help with install. Doesn't take that long. Btw, it's edris, the guy with the white mk5 with polished fat fives from the HB meet http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (Tom(Dubfest))

Quote, originally posted by Tom(Dubfest) »
noob to the MFD2 question.
Are all MFD2 plug and play, or is there coding? I made the VW MFD2 Color Navigation DVD purchase to fit in an 06 GTI and it comes with the GPS antenna, but don't know if i made a mistake during my research.
The part # for the unit is 1t0035194b. Any assistance will help.
thank you,
Tom

It can be plug and play, a certain amount of luck is involved.
As you note, a GPS antenna must be added

If you have an aux, it cable must be removed from its existing connector
and moved to a new connector unique to US market nav units.
There are VAG-COM settings that adjusts the output, eq etc. to mate with the various VW sound setups.
Basically adjustments for things like premium sound (extra amplifier)
that could cause an issue if it is set wrong for your car.

You don't mention what kind of car, some models (GTI/GLI)
will have conflicts with non-nav standard equipment compass which should be disconnected.
That 1t0035194b part number is a bit strange, are you sure it is a US DVD model?
Sounds like it may be an older MFD2 CD never supplied in US Mk V,
the only references I can find for that part number are the EU version of MFD2 CD
which would have issues in the US.
1K0 035 197 C is the part number on a unit that was shipped in a 2006 car
(I think 2006 was the first year MFD2 DVD was available in the US MK V).
 
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