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Good news!
We've sold ten units to clubtouareg members last month. So our company will provide 10% discount for all clubtouareg members from now.
VW8110 is now in the New Year sales promotion, we provide 10% discount for all units(head unit, backup camera and all items)
Please click car dvd player, dvd gps, radio gps, navigation system to see more details.
We are also looking for someone who can install VW8110 on his vehicle came with factory navi system successfully and share the experience with all of us, we will provide him 20% discount.
Please feel free to contact [email protected] if you have any questions!
 

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Hi, I believe some members already asked this but here it is again:
Will that fit in My 2006 Touareg, I allready have a navigation system, but without camera, aux, DVD etc? And How much will cost that with shiping to Montenegro, Europe?
 

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This unit is totally plug and play for non-navi and non-amp vehicle.
If your vehicle come with factory navi system then it may came with factory amplifier as well. Then you can still install our unit on your vehicle, but it will not be plug and play.
You need to rewires to connect the car speakers to our unit directly to by pass the factory amplifier. The audio will output from our unit built-in amplifier. The factory amplifier will be invalid.
The shipping cost to Montenegro is about US$100.(FedEx, 2-5 working days for delivery)
 

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Just a quick review, having had this unit now for a month. I haven't gotten the rear camera wired up yet. I am impressed, that for the price, this unit does everything I want it to and looks OEM, feels solid, good responsive touchscreen, and interface. It is "plug and play", except that my shipment was missing a needed antenna cable and I had to search around to find one at a stereo shop. The instructions are minimal, and the translation of the owner's manual is very poor, to the point of useless. However, everything seems very intuitive with the exception being the ipod/iphone interface....

1) navigation is excellent, maps up to date even in rural Canada. Better than my factory audi setup in other vehicle.

2) the bluetooth works with a built-in microphone; sometimes incoming calls sound tinny, other times more clear. People on the other end report they can hear me fine but definitely sounds like I'm in the car on a speakerphone. I might look into a better microphone to put up closer to my face on the drivers' A pillar, as some others have done, for better clarity. I can't get my iphone to stream over the bluetooth, but I think that's a known problem with apple ios6, rather than the head unit.

3) the FM reception is good, even though this must be bypassing part of the diversity antenna setup. I also can get good reception on the one AM station in my area, although I don't ever listen to it. I didn't buy the TV tuner.

4) the DVD player works while in motion, handy for the kids in the back seat, hopefully I won't get a ticket while its on, not supposed to be able to watch on the screen while driving here.

5) the iphone interface is really lacking; it comes up just with an alphabetical list of songs, and it takes multiple button presses to find artists/playlists/etc.
I may try to jailbreak my phone so I can control the playback from the phone itself.

6) the sound quality overall is excellent, better than the standard stock stereo.

7) I miss the satellite radio capability, but if I really want it I suppose I can get the app on my phone and play it through the aux input.

8) The screen does wash out with bright sunlight or glare, and also doesn't dim at night when the cabin lights dim, but doesn't bother me. My volume controls work, that's all I use anyway on the steering wheel, I have the basic red MFD and it doesn't show anything in that, but who cares.

If you buy this, and plan to install it yourself, make sure the company sends you 4 of the VW radio removal keys, and not just 2. And, there are a whole lot of cables and hardware behind the unit that make it really challenging to get it back in locked position; mine is still sticking out 1/2 inch until I get the camera installed.

All in all, for a price less than $500, does 95% of what I would want an RNS510 to do, for about 25% of the price. Couldn't really be happier. No affiliation, just my initial impressions of what seems to be a good value unit. Also, despite lack of documentation, the customer service emails are very responsive and quick. The thing shipped from China to eastern Canada in 4 days; must be some kind of record.
 

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Thanks for your detailed review.
1. For the camera installation, here is a photo for FYI:

2. We are sorry for the missing radio antenna adapter, we will check the parcel more carefully in future.
3. The unit can be dim automatically when you turn the headlight on at night. Please check the power harness, there is an orange cable labeled "ill", you need to connect this cable to the positive pole(+12V) of the headlight. When you turn on the headlight at night, the screen will dim.
4. OK, we will ship 4 remove keys in future.
Just a quick review, having had this unit now for a month. I haven't gotten the rear camera wired up yet. I am impressed, that for the price, this unit does everything I want it to and looks OEM, feels solid, good responsive touchscreen, and interface. It is "plug and play", except that my shipment was missing a needed antenna cable and I had to search around to find one at a stereo shop. The instructions are minimal, and the translation of the owner's manual is very poor, to the point of useless. However, everything seems very intuitive with the exception being the ipod/iphone interface....

1) navigation is excellent, maps up to date even in rural Canada. Better than my factory audi setup in other vehicle.

2) the bluetooth works with a built-in microphone; sometimes incoming calls sound tinny, other times more clear. People on the other end report they can hear me fine but definitely sounds like I'm in the car on a speakerphone. I might look into a better microphone to put up closer to my face on the drivers' A pillar, as some others have done, for better clarity. I can't get my iphone to stream over the bluetooth, but I think that's a known problem with apple ios6, rather than the head unit.

3) the FM reception is good, even though this must be bypassing part of the diversity antenna setup. I also can get good reception on the one AM station in my area, although I don't ever listen to it. I didn't buy the TV tuner.

4) the DVD player works while in motion, handy for the kids in the back seat, hopefully I won't get a ticket while its on, not supposed to be able to watch on the screen while driving here.

5) the iphone interface is really lacking; it comes up just with an alphabetical list of songs, and it takes multiple button presses to find artists/playlists/etc.
I may try to jailbreak my phone so I can control the playback from the phone itself.

6) the sound quality overall is excellent, better than the standard stock stereo.

7) I miss the satellite radio capability, but if I really want it I suppose I can get the app on my phone and play it through the aux input.

8) The screen does wash out with bright sunlight or glare, and also doesn't dim at night when the cabin lights dim, but doesn't bother me. My volume controls work, that's all I use anyway on the steering wheel, I have the basic red MFD and it doesn't show anything in that, but who cares.

If you buy this, and plan to install it yourself, make sure the company sends you 4 of the VW radio removal keys, and not just 2. And, there are a whole lot of cables and hardware behind the unit that make it really challenging to get it back in locked position; mine is still sticking out 1/2 inch until I get the camera installed.

All in all, for a price less than $500, does 95% of what I would want an RNS510 to do, for about 25% of the price. Couldn't really be happier. No affiliation, just my initial impressions of what seems to be a good value unit. Also, despite lack of documentation, the customer service emails are very responsive and quick. The thing shipped from China to eastern Canada in 4 days; must be some kind of record.
 

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just installed mine. Got 4 keys :D and yeah, it's a b*tch to stuff those cables in - I stuck the factory connector up and to the left - then it still just would NOT go in. I finally pulled the RCA connectors out of the Aux input on the back - schnick! it went in all the way. Needs 90 bends on the connectors, there wasn't room in back with the RCA connectors sticking out.
Brightness - too bright when I turn it to the lowest setting. I'm thinking a screen cover of tint, maybe red to go with the tourareg, would help.
Br
Love the sound. It's even louder than the stock unit, which does rock. The stock cd player couldn't handle writeable cd's - this unit does. The blue tooth was easy to hook up. I was hoping for an aux. port on the front, so as to use any-old mp3 player - but I'm pretty happy with it. My wife had the stock stereo almost out before I got outside (her car, and she loves the new player). I haven't tried the rear camera yet.
instructions - I can see why they aren't car specific. I'm a former mechanic/now a telcom tech - I can figure it out, but some basics would be good to have included.
 

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Great!
If possible can you share us some photos after installation!
just installed mine. Got 4 keys :D and yeah, it's a b*tch to stuff those cables in - I stuck the factory connector up and to the left - then it still just would NOT go in. I finally pulled the RCA connectors out of the Aux input on the back - schnick! it went in all the way. Needs 90 bends on the connectors, there wasn't room in back with the RCA connectors sticking out.
Brightness - too bright when I turn it to the lowest setting. I'm thinking a screen cover of tint, maybe red to go with the tourareg, would help.
Br
Love the sound. It's even louder than the stock unit, which does rock. The stock cd player couldn't handle writeable cd's - this unit does. The blue tooth was easy to hook up. I was hoping for an aux. port on the front, so as to use any-old mp3 player - but I'm pretty happy with it. My wife had the stock stereo almost out before I got outside (her car, and she loves the new player). I haven't tried the rear camera yet.
instructions - I can see why they aren't car specific. I'm a former mechanic/now a telcom tech - I can figure it out, but some basics would be good to have included.
 

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We will preload the latest maps for your country before shipping and send you the download link once there is an update.
How do you update Navigation Maps and settings?? Marty
 

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Great!
If possible can you share us some photos after installation!
Sure - I just got a GoPro for Christmas, maybe I can get a good video out of it too :p

Hey - every time I turn on the GPS, it goes to GMT time - here in Alaska, we are GMT -9 - I set up the clock - it's good, turn the car off and on, it's good - turn on GPS.....and it's Jolly Old England time! ......
 

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Does the 6 Cd player in rear still work??
Nope...... but with an SD slot, you could put a 32 gig SD in there - waaaaaaaay more than 6 CD's of music.....so far tho', I just bluetooth my Samsung phone to the system, and use THAT 32Gig card (ok,I've only got like 25-30 albums in my phone, not 32 gig's worth) ........

Anyone want a stock head unit and a rear 6 CD changer? Works fine!
 

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First. Enter Settings/Time, choose the right time zone for your local area.(GMT-9:00)/OK
Second. Enter navigation software, Menu/Settings/Regional/Time and Time Zone Settings/Set Time Zone/GMT-09:00 Alaska

Sure - I just got a GoPro for Christmas, maybe I can get a good video out of it too :p

Hey - every time I turn on the GPS, it goes to GMT time - here in Alaska, we are GMT -9 - I set up the clock - it's good, turn the car off and on, it's good - turn on GPS.....and it's Jolly Old England time! ......
 

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Hello everyone, just installed mine this week ( 2 units, one on my reg and one on my fathers reg, both 2004 V8, one with air suspension and on with out, both do not have stock NAV).. Everything seems to be working fine. i will write up a full review in about a week, once i really test everything out.

What i can say for now is:

shipping was EXTREMELY fast, 4 days from china to Canada. Very happy with that. one thing though, which i havnt gotten the chance to communicate with them yet about is, the plastic on the wiring harness was cracked on one and a piece was broken off on the other one, nothing major. I was still able to use them and they fit fine. One remote is all cracked broken which i'm sure they will be happy to help me out with finding a solution for. Things like this happen, so my advice for them is maybe when packing the accessories, just make sure their placed nicely so they dont break. Over all I'm super happy with the shipping, cant complain at all.

The unit really is plug and play but I would of liked a wiring diagram. I say this because to connect the trucks connecter to the connecter of the unit is no problem, but there is other lose wires which are part of the units harness that im note really sure what their purpose is, so I just left them there for now. it is impossible to connect the RCA wires to the aux because this is not enough space (the unit doesnt go in, it's missing about 1/2" or 15mm. The only way that it can be done is if a 90 degree is used or a smaller adapter ( but i honestly don't know what the RCA wires do, connected or not connected I cant tell a difference. If anyone knows what they do, let me know please :))

To install the frist unit ( because i bought 2 one for each reg) it took me about 2.5 hours because it took me a while to find a nice place to pass the GPS antenna up on to the dashboard with out making any holes anywhere. (when i write the next review, will post pics on how i did it). The iPhone wire i didn't pass yet, it will get done once i install the back up camera. It took me awhile to place all the wires so that the unit fit in perfect. The second unit took me 45 minutes to install and that's because i had a hard time placing the wire behind the unit again, or else it would of took about 25 minutes.

The unit look's AMAZING. It look totally original, if the person doesn't know about the touareg, they'll think it original.

The communication was great, email response very quick.

oh and i forgot to mention, even in -22 degree Celsius weather, its working fine.

Thats it for now, i will keep you guys posted on the functionality of i the units.

Nicholas
 

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Glad to hear you've installed the unit by yourself. No need additional installation costing. Great!
We will contact our delivery company to check which process has damaged the parcel.
Please email us which parts were broken during the transportation, we will ship you new parts.
The wiring scheme was printed on the shell of the unit. The RCA jacks are for AUX-IN, AUX-OUT, Backup camera etc. If you did not order any other accessories(such as backup camera, parking radar, Digital TV and TPMS), then you can leave them free.
Very appreciative if you can share pics with us!
Hello everyone, just installed mine this week ( 2 units, one on my reg and one on my fathers reg, both 2004 V8, one with air suspension and on with out, both do not have stock NAV).. Everything seems to be working fine. i will write up a full review in about a week, once i really test everything out.......
 

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Anyone that replaced stock nav have a DIY for this?!
NO, still not.
But we have another unit may work with Touareg with factory NAV system.(Some one has installed it successfully)
We are testing now, and the information will update soon.
Please take heed of our company's Web site and this thread.
 
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