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Old 2nd August 2012, 21:05   #46
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So you have a CH number but you'll be driving in Bangalore. Do you plan to take up KA registration? There are frequent checks here for outstation vehicles (theres a thread on that here). Or are you in Bangalore temporarily only, then you can keep driving on CH number.

And good work with the LED lamps. Looks quite good. Waiting for your DIY pictures.
Hey joslicx,

I will be having ch number. I would be in Bangalore as of now. Will take my chances with the Bangalore cops DIY coming soon
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i think they have no products for sale right now, but you can mail them at superblights@yahoo.com.hk
Could you post some pics?. I hope if you take pic in day time we could make out the difference?
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Old 21st August 2012, 19:58   #48
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Had been getting irritated with minute rattling coming from the central dash. It was very faint but i am very finicky about the sound. So instead of going to the VW service center and getting ripped, I decided to do a DIY on some sound insulation to make the squeaking go away.

So downloaded some service manuals from Erwin and then started my projects.

Ingredients:

1. all in one screwdriver with lots of keys
2. Foam mat. i used my wife's yoga mat

Ok, here is the sequence

1. First the dampener yoga mat
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2. Pull the facia of RCD 310 using the top right corner as shown with the red arrows. Once the RCD 310 facia plate is removed, remove the Auto ac facia pulling the bottom left arrow point as shown

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3. Remove the screws as denoted by red arrows (ignore the red foam - as this is post insulation pics these wont be present originally.
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4. Once you remove the RCD by unbuckling the clip that holds the harness and also remove the aerial cable (you will notice that it is a Diversity Aerial - 2 bands) - remove aerial cable by first unlocking the aerial cable clip.
Unscrew the points as again shown. Pull the blue arrow ends to loosen the middle ac vent housing
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5. you just need to pull the middle ac vent housing as it is clip locked not screwed in place

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6. Unscrew 2 screws right at the bottom of the AC unit (you will need to bend down to see 2 holes beneath the AC unit)

you would be able to loosen the AC unit too. This is how it looks (made by continental- sweet)
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7. Once everything is loosen, insert the foams at places shown by arrows. Make sure you dont block any locking mechanism or screw housing.
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8. I even foamed the space between RCD cage and middle AC vents as shown

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9. Reassemble in reverse order.

Some other pics showing various parts

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Next project will be to do the insulation on side AC vents.

Also, to avoid breakage always remember to lubricate using WD70
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Prologue

ipod/iphone - integration
As i am an Apple buff, i was disappointed when I found out that there was no Iphone/Ipod integration. But i was determined, and the test drive on Jetta had help me spot the same HU (RCD 310) and the MDI interface. On researching, i got to know that RCD 310 supports iphone/ipod and hence what i need was an MDI cable. So i ordered
http://www.ebay.in/itm/251046626989?...#ht_5934wt_922

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I am dying to get this thing but the link you've posted no longer exists. Is there any place in Bangalore or online that I can buy this cable?
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I am dying to get this thing but the link you've posted no longer exists. Is there any place in Bangalore or online that I can buy this cable?
Try this
http://orders.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.d...d=150851289203
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Thank you! Although I am reluctant to order from eBay USA as I've ordered a few things from there and ended up getting nothing. Perhaps they got stuck in customs.

Does an iPhone with ios 5.1 work with this cable?
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Thank you! Although I am reluctant to order from eBay USA as I've ordered a few things from there and ended up getting nothing. Perhaps they got stuck in customs.

Does an iPhone with ios 5.1 work with this cable?
Yes it works with iPhone 4 which I have with iOS 6 ( beta of course)
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UD visit part 2
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some pics from Bangalore-coorg-ooty-coonoor-wellington-Bangalore trip (sorry just wind's photo!)
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Added RCD 510. The swap was olug and play and the MDI / cable harness is same for RCD 310 and RCD 510


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Screen pretty good in bright sunlight too

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Close up bright

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6CD changer! Though not useful post MDI but good for your old classics

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Added RCD 510. The swap was olug and play and the MDI / cable harness is same for RCD 310 and RCD 510
Congrats on your upgrade. How much did it cost you ?

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Added RCD 510. The swap was olug and play and the MDI / cable harness is same for RCD 310 and RCD 510

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Screen pretty good in bright sunlight too

3/4th

Close up bright

The OPS display!

Touch radio

6CD changer! Though not useful post MDI but good for your old classics
That is brilliant, I always wanted to do that but was, well sceptical but now that you have done it and everything works its awesome. So share the pricing for it and where did you source it and more importantly who installed it, the VW dealer or aftermarket chaps.

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Congrats on your upgrade. How much did it cost you ?

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Costed me around 210 usd
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Costed me around 210 usd
Cool !! That's a steal away price. How did you procure it ? Did you get it through a friend from US or via online, Please let me know.

Enjoy.

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