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VW Passat owners or Technicians
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I have purchased a 2012 VW Passat which has had the media-in unit removed.
I am trying to buy one to enable me to play my i-pod classic in the car, but it is a bit of a minefield.
They are very expensive new so i have been looking on a well known auction site but there are various part numbers.
When i contacted my local VW dealer they were reluctant to help as I was`nt purchasing from them.

Anybody know what will fit or point me to where I could find out.

Any input welcome.

Thanks.

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RE: VW Passat owners or Technicians

Worth a crack at posting here? This kind of specialist forum has solved all kinds of car problems for me in the past.

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Thanks Norman.

Just posted to try and get the correct info.

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RE: VW Passat owners or Technicians

Hi,

You could check with your local Halfords or ICE specialist - I've used a place in Stoneywood (nr Glasgow) before for handsfree Parrot kit - who also have fitting kits etc. required to make an after market radio appear as if it was OE.

Prices seem reasonable depending on manufacturer/preference but most have AUX input and/or bluetooth connectivity along with an in-built handsfree option.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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Cofnchtr wrote:

Hi,

You could check with your local Halfords or ICE specialist - I've used a place in Stoneywood (nr Glasgow) before for handsfree Parrot kit - who also have fitting kits etc. required to make an after market radio appear as if it was OE.

Prices seem reasonable depending on manufacturer/preference but most have AUX input and/or bluetooth connectivity along with an in-built handsfree option.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

 

 

Confnchtr,

Thanks for the heads up about Stoneywood. I went to my local guy in Falkirk and it was him who told me it was a specialised unit in my model.

Posted on Spiny Norman`s lead and got the info i required.

 

Bought one on Fleabay, so here`s hoping it goes ok. 

 

Cheers.

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RE: VW Passat owners or Technicians

Hi,

Hope all goes well with fleabay purchase.

Just followed the link and realised you weren't looking for a head unit (I thought you were).

SKIDZ in Falkirk?

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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Cofnchtr wrote:

Hi,

Hope all goes well with fleabay purchase.

Just followed the link and realised you weren't looking for a head unit (I thought you were).

SKIDZ in Falkirk?

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

 

 

Cofnchtr,

It was`nt SKIDZ it was "Car Hi Fi Services" in Longcroft, they were very helpful.

 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

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RE: VW Passat owners or Technicians

Hi,

Don't know why I said Stoneywood - it was Car hi-fi Services I was thinking of. That's where I got my hands free kit.

Longcroft. Longcroft. Longcroft.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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