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I just bought a 2008 eos it has navigation Sirius radio. and every action there is but I cannot locate the Bluetooth. it’s on the stereo the button it’s on the steering wheel. I checked under the passenger seat and there’s a Sirius module. Where else should I look for it. there’s no prompt pair so I don’t know if I have it or not please help.
 

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07 and 08 had the buttons for the the BT but no hardware to make it work. They later came out with something called Vocl to make the system work available through dealers. Some fitted Parrot units. The other option if you don't have DynAudio or the Rockford or Fisher upgrades is to replace the head unit with a different type which will have most of the desired features like BT, Apple Car play or its Google equivalent.
 

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Agreed. OE infotainment can be a long way behind in features and performance. Research what processor your unit probably has (probably 650mhz). Even if you had the hardware, it could struggle to keep up with its main functions whilst streaming stereo music. OE navigation upgrades can be pricey at the stealers. A good test for head unit processing is to turn it off, drive a journey then see how long it takes for the satnav to udate your current location for a detailed map and put it on the screen.

Most non-OE Android based head units with 2Ghz+ processors will do pretty much all the things you want and more. BlueTooth wireless standards have also improved in the last few years and a more up to date replacement will function better.
 

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07 and 08 had the buttons for the the BT but no hardware to make it work. They later came out with something called Vocl to make the system work available through dealers. Some fitted Parrot units. The other option if you don't have DynAudio or the Rockford or Fisher upgrades is to replace the head unit with a different type which will have most of the desired features like BT, Apple Car play or its Google equivalent.
It has DynAudio so what are my options. I’m confused why did they put microphone in a pad on the steering wheel and one on the stereo. is there a plug and play for it.
 

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This is the plug-and-play retrofit kit the dealers use, with full instructions. You will need a diagnostic tool like VCDS or OBDeleven (link in my signature).

There are better Bluetooth modules from the mk6 that will give you more functionality, but that's the quickest, easiest solution for you.

If you already have Bluetooth, it will go into pairing mode when you start the car - so your phone should see "VW UHV" or something similar if it's there.
 

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Consider RCD330plus. It apparently does work with a Dynaudio system, though it requires some OBCD coding to get it right. ...soooo much faster than RCD510 and RNS510 system .
 

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@midician Some people on the internet say they got an RCD330 to work with Dynaudio, but most sellers now say that their RCD330s don't work with Dynaudio. If you know how I can get hold of one that works, I'd be interested - even though it's not compatible with the highline reversing camera and I'd need an RGB-to-RCA converter to make it work.
 

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I've tried to move away from analogue cameras, even though they are dirt cheap and the norm for reversing cam kits. Most in car displays, particularly the aftermarkets, have HD high res. displays good enough for HD video, whereas most reversing cams barely achieve SD resolution. Look at the picture quality you can now get with high end USB webcams. When I see a USB or Ethernet connection for a reversing cam on a radio I will buy it. But you won't get it on a V.W product.

aku - You have already posted a lot about Dynaudio. Is the problem they incorporate proprietary active filtering, EQ and extra channels inside the radio itself, which you don't get with an incompatible model?
 

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I don't know whether the filtering, EQ and so on happens in the radio or the amplifier. The radio and amplifier communicate over the CAN bus, but I haven't analysed the audio outputs to see how much is done by the amplifier and how much by the radio when Dynaudio is enabled.

The interesting question here is how much of enabling the sound systems is just "drop the output level" and how much is other stuff that's not implemented in the RCD330s.
 

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Even Technics in the early days used I2C controls for E.Q, volume and front panel switches etc. I remember their control panel had a 16 way ribbon connector to their amp unit. Any analogue inputs were AtoD'd close to the panel and monitor outputs DAC'd with Sony chips The normal technique now is to keep audio design digital, process and filter it digitally, amplify it digitally class D and it never gets to be analogue except at the speakers, on a monitoring, headphone or output jack. Car radios have the added CANbus layer. Before I replaced my RC300, I used vcds to run the automatic radio system check. This went around each speaker pinging it with noise so you could find damaged speakers and it told you if the leads were broken. All done through V.Ws proprietary CANbus controller embedded inside. Since that also does the turn on/turn off and radio switch only function, that's why many have issues installing aftermarkets when they don't emulate all the V.W radio CAN commands. I've always got a Radio 56 and Gateway error with my clone and just put up with it. One day I might try fooling the system and try transplanting the RCD300 CAN controller. I haven't found a way to stop the error yet.
 
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