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Old June 28th, 2017, 10:28   #1
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I want to put a better nav headunit in place of the basic one in there now (BT and Sat currently). I have a new 2015 Beetle and would like a VW unit to upgrade to. Any suggestions?
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Old June 28th, 2017, 12:14   #2
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Talked with Bill at Eurozone Tuning and got a like new RNS315 for $329. It should be a plug and play installation and adds nav and keeps everything else.
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Old June 29th, 2017, 11:00   #3
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Keep us informed as to how this works out. May do the same if it's easy.
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 00:40   #4
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The rns315, gps antenna and new win power projector headlights came in. Hope to install them soon.
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Old July 26th, 2017, 08:32   #5
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Any updates on performance?
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Old July 26th, 2017, 08:53   #6
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Performance of the engine? It is a new car, left over 2015 from the dieselgate scandal. It runs like new as it is new. Only 244 miles on it when bought. Due to the long, long extended warranty (11 years/162k miles) it won't be upgraded performance wise for a long time if at all.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 05:27   #7
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I meant the RNS315. How does it compare to the stock nav?
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Old July 28th, 2017, 07:38   #8
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I had no nav before. My 2013 Passat had the RNS510 and it was slow. Others had talked about the RNS315 being somewhat faster. The 315 was a good buy vs the 510 so I bought it. It will do what I want. I haven't installed it yet though.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 11:40   #9
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Just bought the rearview camera for the setup as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-BEETLE-Ge...72.m2749.l2649

Going to the eclipse this weekend, so it will have to wait to all get installed.
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Putting this link here for vcds changes so I can find it easier.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...S-Mods-(w-pics)
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Old September 26th, 2017, 07:58   #11
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Did you get the RNS315 installed? Pay close attention to your FM reception. There have been some owners of this unit, me included, whose FM reception is not clear. The reception is not static, but rather "up and down" in terms of broadcast/reception/output such that it is like listening to someone sing who raises and lowers his/her voice a few times a second.
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Thanks! Not installed yet as I am too busy right now.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 13:40   #13
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I turned my Bug in, but I still have the rns315 with BU camera input that I had installed, I left the camera on the car so there would not be a hole in the bumper. It worked beautifully, including the FM. I also have the GPS antenna. It is in beautiful condition and it is 200 dollars. I am in Mexico until mid Feb, but if you want it, first come, first served. I did it myself and you will need a ross tech or similar to tell the car that it has nav and BU camera, easy peasy...Mark
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Already have the whole setup, thanks!
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