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Old 04-21-2018, 12:06 PM   #18
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How did you get Navi to work?? I thought it couldn’t do US maps?


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You put a usb flash drive in the USB port normally used for your phone, select an option in system setup for updating the nav, it puts a file on the usb drive that identifies the head unit. Then you go to naviextras.com on your computer with your flash drive connected, register a user name / account, select buy maps / updates, select your alpine model, select US/North America maps, pay the $49, download the new map... take usb drive back to your car and stick it in and select nav update and it will reflash your maps. I like the nav better than VW but often find I use Siri and CarPlay. Hope that helps !


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Old 04-21-2018, 12:12 PM   #19
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Wow that looks nice. can you adjust the brightness of the buttons?


Yes, you can select colors and brightness through the setup menus as shown here in a couple different screens.






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Old 04-21-2018, 12:23 PM   #20
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Also, for anyone buying the i902d-g7 or x902d-g7 and adding an amp ( dah ) you will need the ktx-pre1 cable - ask the same vendor on eBay to include or shop online for a euro / U.K. alpine dealer to sell you.

Here’s the cable, I think I paid $40




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Old 04-21-2018, 02:56 PM   #21
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Wow that's amazing, thanks for the pictures and response. How hard was the swap, ie did you have to get a new trim piece or change any of the "car guts"?

If i still have the car in the few years i think this is very tempting.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:56 PM   #22
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Does it still interface with the GTI settings without problem? Like adjusting wiper preferences, driving modes, etc.?
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:29 PM   #23
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Does it still interface with the GTI settings without problem? Like adjusting wiper preferences, driving modes, etc.?


Yes, everything is still available to control from the radio and it has a few extras


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Old 04-21-2018, 08:32 PM   #24
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Wow that's amazing, thanks for the pictures and response. How hard was the swap, ie did you have to get a new trim piece or change any of the "car guts"?

If i still have the car in the few years i think this is very tempting.


The 902 comes with everything for plug and play ... I had it done by an audio shop who was doing amp work for me at the same time. Alpine is really taking the lead in these OEM radio swaps but in North America they seem to be focused on GM, Ford and Chrysler right now.


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Old 04-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #25
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So everything works with the 902d-g7 does nav work on the display in the cluster? It looks like a very solid unit. These look to be the 2nd generation?
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:37 PM   #26
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So everything works with the 902d-g7 does nav work on the display in the cluster? It looks like a very solid unit. These look to be the 2nd generation?


Yes it does, there’s an example here on Alpine’s product page. It’s not as useful as Apple maps CarPlay and having an Apple Watch on. But it is well integrated.
https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/...wagen/x902d-g7



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Old 04-22-2018, 05:00 PM   #27
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Did you also get the DVD unit or just the head unit? They list it as an accessory. I also see they make a similar spare tire sub.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:07 PM   #28
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Did you also get the DVD unit or just the head unit? They list it as an accessory. I also see they make a similar spare tire sub.


Yes, I used the Alpine DVE-5300 not the DVE-5300G that Alpine recommends. My Golf had the factory CD player in the glove box so it was an easy swap. I don’t know if the factory CD player would have worked with it. The only complaint with the DVD player it is that the steering wheel channel / track selection doesn’t work on the steering wheel. You need to use the touchscreen or the remote control it comes with to change track. I’m not sure if the DVE-5300G overcomes this, and whether it would support the region formats of North America.




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Old 04-23-2018, 04:53 PM   #29
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Was that included or the extra 500 dollars on top of what you paid for the headunit?
Thanks for all the information
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:01 AM   #30
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Was that included or the extra 500 dollars on top of what you paid for the headunit?
Thanks for all the information


I paid $329 for the dve5300 from the Alpine dealer that installed it for me. That reminds me, the 5300 doesn’t have an SD card like the OEM CD player does ... you could use the 2nd USB port on the head unit but I did not.


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Old 06-11-2018, 03:03 AM   #31
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For anyone who has installed these, do these units send information like song name to the car? More specifically, are you able to see what song is playing in the screen in the dashboard? Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:11 AM   #32
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Another option is to get the OEM 8" screen and OEM bezel from Eurozone Tuning for $800 (less for the Nav version). It doesn't add any features over stock, it's just a larger screen. It takes 30 minutes and does not require component protection removal by the dealer.
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