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Volkswagen Touareg DVD GPS Radio 3G WiFi OEM UI

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I like this unit on my 2004 TouaregMonday 29 July, 2013
by Frank Guidera
Just installed Model Number: 991-C042 In my 2004 touareg. Did a ton of research on different models on the lower price as I didn't want to put more money into an old car than I already had. I was looking at the Pioneer App Radio 3 as it had a great price, but it had to run off my iPhone, plus I would have to buy the correct wire harness and steering wheel controller. After doing the math, Smartauto24 was the way to go. I must say you cannot find a better product with as many features and options for the money. It looks like it was made by VW and comes out of the 2009-2010 navigation Touaregs. Pros: Allen has the best service I have ever received from any company, perfect fit, amazing price, plays DVDs, Bluetooth, Bluetooth audio, backup camera option, USB audio, aux inputs, wifi (really slow but cool), stunning GPS, and best of all the sound is truly amazing so much better than stock unit (sounds like I just installed all new speakers). Cons: iPod/iPhone music navigation is poor (almost impossible to use like the majority of factory or aftermarket stereo units), USB music takes all your separate album files and combines them into one giant album (does great at showing album covers), radio reception is OK (had to use booster to get OK sound), can respond a little slow to touch. Overall, if you own a 2004-2010 Touareg, you must own this unit. I was trying to buy a unit on the cheap and after crunching the numbers, I couldn't have found a better deal. Hope there is an update to the unit to fix some of the iPhone/iPod issues to make this unit perfect. I don't listen to FM radio and instead purchased a SiriusXM Edge unit and hooked up into the Aux input.

Radio gets an A+!Thursday 20 June, 2013
by anthony aviles
I've had that s100 in for about a month now... love it. Replaced the stock nav in my 05' the iGo nav is lightning fast. Had it professionally installed tho that wire harness just looked a bit too intense for me. Ended up doing all new interiors and sub off after market amp. Radio performance blew away my skeptic installer.... radio gets an A+!

Great upgrade!Monday 17 June, 2013
by Cody Barnett
2008 VW Touareg w/ Factory RNS2 DVD Nav I did a lot of research before pulling the trigger. Maintaining a stock look and feel is paramount for me and so I considered the RNS-510 but for the price it simply wasn't worth it. This bridged that gap to allow for the extended functionality and better maps like the RNS-510 would provide but at 1/3 of the cost. I took the dive and purchased the device. The install was pretty straight forward. I purchased the antenna booster at the same time and soldered everything up before so when i started the install it was pretty much a straight swap. Honestly the hardest thing was running the wire and replacing the reverse camera only because i had to remove some panels from the back hatch. I am happy with the functionality of the device and the maps are FAR Superior to even those used by the RNS-510. And are MUCH cheaper to update from this site! Overall this was a very good project and i am happy with the outcome. The sound is great and it has all the functionality i could hope for. If you are considering this unit for an upgrade take my advice and do it! One final bit of advice... don't assume when making decision for the Extension Cable. I assumed my amp was digital and it was not. They quickly sent me the shorter cable but i could have saved them and myself some time had i simply asked the question of which i needed first. Alan is VERY helpful and quick to respond.

Great unit!Friday 26 April, 2013
by Robert Vermeer
Additional feedback after use the unit two weeks. It really does look like it came from the factory in the Touareg which was one of the main reasons I chose this unit. I've been using it now for a couple of weeks and am getting more familiar with the controls and it is working great. I ordered the antenna booster, which hasn't come in yet, but hopefully it will improve the radio reception. Interesting that he pointed out in the video concerning the space by the SD slot. I had the same experience of having to take the unit out of the dash, take the faceplate off to retrieve the SD card. Once you do it once, you won't make that mistake again. Once I get the antenna booster installed, I'll let everyone know how that works. Also at some point down the road, I plan on changing out the factory speakers, amp and adding a subwoofer. I saw a great thread on the forum of a great install that xylene did that inspired me. All that to say, I have been very happy with this unit!

SmartAuto24 were really helpful and I'm pleased I bought from themFriday 19 April, 2013
by Rhys Cropper
Bought unit for Touareg. Needed help with setup and to get backup camera working and they answered all my questions with photos as well. Nothing seems too hard. always polite and always have got back to me . Definitely not bad value.

huge improvement over the old factory nav unitMonday 15 April, 2013
by Robert Vermeer
The screen is much better. Still slow to react at times, but the screen calabration has helped. I finally found a micro SD card reader so that I could go into the maps file and make the simple changes that Allen suggested and the GPS works great now. There is diffinately a learning curve with this model, for instance, I still haven't figured out how to store a radio station as a preset favorite and I'm starting to get used to the different menus and abilities of this unit. One real complaint yet is the radio reception. Allen recommended getting a FM signal booster which I'll get around to eventually. Overall, I'm pleased with the opperation of the controls. The sound is a huge improvement over the old factory nav unit. I also love the way it looks, like it belongs there right from VW. Still plan on getting some photos post in the next few days, have to set up the reverse camera and at some point I plan on purchasing a signal processer and other amp/speakers to further improve on the sound.