Modernise your vehicle by upgrading the radio to an RCD520 which retains factory functionality but provides an affordable solution to add Apple CarPlay to your vehicle.
Take advantage of the latest CarPlay functionality by upgrading your iPhone to iOS 14.
- 1 x RCD520 Radio (5GG035869)
- 1 x Antenna Adapter
- 1 x Genuine VW 8" Gloss Black Vent Trim
- 1 x Installation Kit (Trim Removal Tools, Radio Removal Tools & Quadlock Extension Harness)
- 8" Touchscreen Glass Display
- Video Input for the OEM Rear View Camera
- AM / FM Radio with RDS
- USB Port for Apple CarPlay
- Supports Factory OPS (Optical Parking System)
- Supports Multi-Function Steering Wheel
- Built-In Bluetooth
- Car Information Display
- Ambient Lighting Control (10 or 30 colours)
- Rear View Camera Support
- Plug & Play Kit no coding is required
- MK7 Golf TSI
- MK7 Golf GTI
- MK7 Golf R
- Passat B8
- Tiguan MQB
How do I install this product?
1.) Simply remove your old trim vent piece.
2.) Remove factory fitted display
3.) Remove the Radio Control Unit from Glove Box, take plugs out of quadlock (using tools provided), route the quadlock adapter to the location where your existing screen was.
4.) Plug in Quadlock & Antenna Adapter
5.) Fit new 8" Trim Surround
Please Note this radio is NOT compatible with Android Auto or Mirror Link
Please Note this kit comes included with a Genuine VW Golf Trim, if you own a VW Passat we will need to order you the matching trim piece.
Does this radio have built in navigation?
No, but you can use Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze through Apple CarPlay
Are the new Apple iPhone 12's supported?
Yes, the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max are compatible with the RCD520
Does this radio have support for Android phones?
No, it does not support Android Auto.
Does this radio work with Mirror Link?
No, it does not.
Will my steering wheel control buttons still work?
Yes, it wll operate the same as your factory installed radio.
Does this radio support my Optical Parking Sesnors?
Yes, OPS functionality will be retained.
Can I add a Virtual Cockpit / Active Info Display to this radio kit?
No, this radio does not have a MOST connection which is required for Active Info Display.
Will I be able to adjust my atmosphere lamps in the vehicle?
Yes, it supports both 10 and 30 colour atmosphere lamps.
What else should I know about this radio unit before I purchase?
Currently, the car icon shows a Passat Sedan, as the software does not have an image for the Golf car yet.
Will this retain my factory reverse camera?
Yes, the factory reverse camera will work the same as factory.
Will I need to purchase anything else to make this kit work with my car?
No, we supply you the with matching 8" Trim for your Golf. Please note if you own a Passat a different trim piece will need to be ordered.
Shipping and delivery of products will depend upon availability. We will provide this information to you by marking the products on the Website as:
“In Stock” - This product can be collected from our Australian located warehouse or shipped immediately after we process your order.
“Direct Ship” - This item is sourced from our supplier and we will ship directly to you after we process your order.
“Drop Ship” - This item is sourced from our supplier and will be sent directly from the supplier to your door after the order is processed.
VW Central PTY. LTD. will accept returns for unused products within 14 days from the time that the order was placed. If a product is returned within 14 days of the original purchase date you are eligible for a refund to the original payment method used. Any returns made outside the 14 day return policy time frame may qualify for a VW Central in store credit refund only (Note: Non-stocked items are NOT returnable after 14 days).
The standard warranty policy is 12 months from the delivery date unless otherwise stated. VW Central PTY. LTD. will only warranty manufacturer related defects NOT related to installer error, modiﬁcation, improper use or vehicle failure.
All warranty claims will be resolved at the discretion of VW Central. VW Central should be notiﬁed ﬁrst of all claims in order to resolve the issue as soon as possible.