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Genuine VW Golf 7 8" Discovery Pro Sat Nav kit OEM

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:26 pm
by liquidforce

Re: Genuine VW Golf 7 8" Discovery Pro Sat Nav kit OEM

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:52 am
by liquidforce
The discovery Pro system can be retrofitted to Golf 7 even in Australia.
The problem lies with the maps and with their activation.
1. There is no maps for Mk7 for Australia for Discovery Pro (yet)
2. Without maps we cannot R&D solution for activation.

Although Skoda will have the maps for the system shortly it has be confirmed whether they can be utilised for Mk7 (which is the same system)
If the Skoda maps can be utilised the solution will be researched & developed.
Discovery Pro is 8 inch DVD based system, similar to MMI 3G Plus system on modern Audis built by Harman Becker.
VW Engineers have put their time & effort to disable any upgrades on G7 but there is nothing that human brain cannot "enable"
There have been aftermarket solutions for Nav on the market, mainly of Chinese / Korean origin which are inexpensive ~$1500 but they dont offer OEM integration.
We have our project G7 fitted with Discovery Pro 8" System but we got stuck with the maps & activation:
Also, for every component you install on G7 you need to visit your VW dealer to take component protection off. This is anti-theft protection.
They connect your car to Stolen parts database in Germany and will only take the component protection off parts that are not on stolen parts list.
Standard procedure with Audi but VW techs are not trained on it and 90% of the dealerships will tell you its impossible. This is clearly incorrect as the process takes 15 minutes flat.
They like to charge you for it as well - price range from $150 to even $350 in WA. This is something you have take calculate in the cost of the upgrade.
The Discovery Pro costs $2500+GST plus $500 for installation and coding plus dealer charge for component protection. At this time the price does not include your maps.
Have a look at how it looks here:

Re: Genuine VW Golf 7 8" Discovery Pro Sat Nav kit OEM

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:19 am
by admin
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