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Old 01-04-2018, 06:04 PM   #1
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Question 2018 Mk7.5 large screen head unit into Mk7?

Anyone know if the larger screen display unit from the 2018 Mk7.5 will fit/work in a Mk7? I'm on the fence on which gen to buy. The Mk7.5 SE no longer has Fender audio and the deals on remaining Mk7 SE's are pretty damn good. I do not like the tiny low res screen in the Mk7's.

I would buy one from a salvaged car being parted out when available and install. Any differences in harnesses or mounting or any coding needed? Seems like the screen in larger and more crisp and a faster processor is all.

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Old 01-04-2018, 06:15 PM   #2
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It will fit and itís possible. You will need the ďbrainsĒ of the unit as well though, which is in the glovebox.

I have been contemplating the same thing but I am just going to move from the 6.5Ē to the 8Ē display that is for the Mk7.


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Old 01-13-2018, 06:35 PM   #3
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Have you looked at the Alpine unit? Why not go that route?

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/SingleView/X901D-G7
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:00 PM   #4
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Have you looked at the Alpine unit? Why not go that route?

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/SingleView/X901D-G7


When I inquired about this from 2 Alpine dealers in the US it wasnít available.


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Old 01-13-2018, 07:21 PM   #5
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Have you looked at the Alpine unit? Why not go that route?

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/SingleView/X901D-G7
Or, the i902d-G7 if the OP wants Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto:

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/...wagen/i902d-g7


But, once again, it seems is not available at the US.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:15 PM   #6
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Or, the i902d-G7 if the OP wants Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto:

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/...wagen/i902d-g7


But, once again, it seems is not available at the US.
If it's not VW fucking us, it's Alpine...
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:30 AM   #7
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Yeah, they definitely need a HD radio/US variant. I'd be all over that.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:22 AM   #8
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Or, the i902d-G7 if the OP wants Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto:

https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/...wagen/i902d-g7


But, once again, it seems is not available at the US.
$1700. That's crazy
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:43 AM   #9
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$1700. That's crazy
for $1700 you also get a digital out to the DSP of your choice and a head unit that ties into the CANBUS bypassing vw cp.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:21 AM   #10
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What Iíve been told is all you need is the brain from the Discovery Pro MIB2 and itís just then a simple screen swap. Also the 7.5 has to be the Disovery Media Nav 8Ē and also a new trim panel.


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Old 02-13-2018, 02:57 PM   #11
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What Iíve been told is all you need is the brain from the Discovery Pro MIB2 and itís just then a simple screen swap. Also the 7.5 has to be the Disovery Media Nav 8Ē and also a new trim panel.


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I think you'll need a dealer to remove the component protection or finish part of the programming but im not 100% certain.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:26 PM   #12
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What Iíve been told is all you need is the brain from the Discovery Pro MIB2 and itís just then a simple screen swap. Also the 7.5 has to be the Disovery Media Nav 8Ē and also a new trim panel.


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You'll also need the latest software to the brain. I've brought this up previously in the MIB1->MIB2 thread in the DIY section.
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