|Quote, originally posted by quality_sound »|
|Did something change? When the 510 was first available overseas a few guys brought them over and had to hack the crap out of the disks to get them to work.|
|Quote, originally posted by Jetty! »|
I wouldn't buy from this guy.
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|Quote, originally posted by runnin9z »|
Dang for that price id just do and Alpine indash screen and have all the features that wouldn't work on that thing in the US. Plus it would probably be cheeper.
Sure its not OEM, but at the end of the day it works, and thats the main thing.
|Quote, originally posted by rickerbr »|
|Let me throw in my experience buying from Steve. I got one of the RNS-510s he listed. AFAIK he doesn't have any more. Mine came as promised and was well packaged. I got it all hooked up all seemed to be working until I tried to eject the DVD I put in it. It was hanging up and making grinding noises. I contacted Steve to see what he would do to make it right and he attempted to blame my burned DVD and then tried to claim that I rebooted the device too many times (the RNS-510 boots everytime the car sits for more than 20 minutes). He told me to file a claim with Fedex (which since I had already signed for the package probably would have gone nowhere). Left pretty much high and dry, I decided that I had nothing to lose and pulled the unit and started taking the top cover off. Fortunately for me, the fix was simple, the DVD drive wasn't exactly aligned with the DVD slot and the metal front plate had a slight bend in it that was preventing the DVD from clearing the slot. I was able to make a slight adjustment to the mounting tabs of the DVD drive and straighten the slot. Now all works flawlessly. Do I think it happened in transit? Not sure, no obvious indication of outside damage. Might have happened in transit from his supplier in Germany, not sure. Might have happened during manufacture.|
Bottom line, It's a calculated risk. Steve will deliver on what he says, but based on my experience if you run into an issue with the unit, you're on your own. If you need/want the piece of mind of a VW parts warranty, you might be better off buying from a dealer. He doesn't have anyway to test these, so if a bad one gets through, someone might get stuck, hard to say.
|Quote, originally posted by M3Tech »|
|Good to know...