Stereo upgrade on Leon FR 1P

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  1. heggie

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    It's the latest 7.1 android unit or so it says lol.

    It's got a few hidden menus so yesterday I turned up the gain on the Bluetooth Mic input to flat out. Made zero difference
     
  2. Jimbobcook

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    With that many issues surely it's either a faulty unit or a rubbish unit...

    Do you get stereo sound from left to right if you play a speaker test track or something?

    When I got a cheap £110 rcd510 unit from China the sound quality was the same and everything worked as it should but the interface was lacking shall we say lol
     
  3. heggie

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    Yeah get stereo sound it's just amplified badly. It's easily half the quality of the standard unit. In fact I may just go back to that for now. Will see what the next couple of days bring I have more time to take a proper look
     
  4. tafakasam

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    Theres loads of these RNS style units, either windows CE or Android versions. I sold mine as Preston ICE wouldnt be able to upgrade the firmware.

    I upgraded to the VW RCN210 which is a basic headunit and primarily i wanted it so i can have use my USB - Had it for 4 months and hasnt caused me any issues so im happy with it.

    Alot of owners on the Seat leon groups on facebook are using the RCD330 and seems to be a high interest, i wouldve updated but as i have a 56 (2007) FR170 1P it requires a canbus gateway upgrade to avoid battery drain issues

    The Kenwood ones made specifically for VW/SEAT's are meant to be really good
     
  5. heggie

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    Just a little update on the unit I returned or for anyne brought here by a google search looking for RNS510 style units or MSautomotive based in Leeds.

    Stay well away from them! Unit was awfal even the guys at preston ice said from the explination I gave it was a dud.

    MSautomotive told me to pack it up and return it by opening a returns case in ebay, which I did along with sending a message asking them to confirm returns postage address. Like with everything else failed to respond so after a few days booked the returns and sent them a message saying when it would be with them and when I expect my money back and postage costs.

    They then refused to sign for the delivery and decided to shut down the ruturns request on ebay. So now I have no head unit, no money and not very much to stand on by the sounds. I will be taking it up with trading standards in the week but currently about £350 down.

    So to anyone thinking about buying one or stumble across this thread from a google search. Stay well away for this company.
     
  6. ergrgrtgdrgr

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    Oh no I have bought the same unit from the same seller..... I will fit it over the weekend see what it's like I will be to tell you if it was just your unit or the lot are terrible. As for the Mic where did you fit it? And was the facia easy to remove I have the 2010 with mp3 headunit in can't find any video showing the facia removal on this 1 Thanks

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  7. heggie

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    It didn't come with a Mic just the standard built in one which is useless. It comes with removal keys so look on YouTube for vids to remove it buts it's easy once you key release keys in the right place.

    I've got the unit back and eBay fully refunded my purchase price after spending hours on the phone to them. They can't do anything about the 25 I paid to return it when they refused it and told me to do what I like with the unit.

    Funny enough they contacted me the next day waiting to arrange me to return it lol. I refused so they tried to get the police involved who were not interested so action fraud are now dealing with it.
     
  8. ergrgrtgdrgr

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    Wow you really have had a bad time with them I fitted it this weekend into my fr 2010 facelift model everything is working good called a few people the sound is perfect and they said I sound fine on there end also radio signal on mone is fine too. Maybe it was a bad 1 you got but then they should be more helpful than they where also the surround fascia they supplied was not an exact match and now bugs the he'll out of me lol

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  9. heggie

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    Well at least that's some good news and yeah I have to agree would have thought they would replace it. What's it like when playing cds that's where sound quality was at it's worst and also playing like a copied CD with no CD text.

    Funny enough my fascia was spot on probably the only good thing about it lol
     
  10. ergrgrtgdrgr

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    Lol I haven't tried a CD yet but I will give it a go tomorrow yea most companies would offer a replacement when I read your thread after ordering I was dreading it lol.

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  11. ergrgrtgdrgr

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    Here's a quick update:
    Found a few black spots where radio didn't work so messaged them and they send a signal amplifier plugged it in signal was worse took it off my headunit no longer worked tried to get in touch twice nothing case open with fleebay. Wowza

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  12. heggie

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    Is that the only fault you found though?

    I very much doubt they will get back to you. Probably play the same game with you as me.

    Think they are just to be avoided to be honest
     
  13. ergrgrtgdrgr

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    Yea that was the only fault CD Mic Sat nav all worked well when it worked. I am also doubtful what did you go for in the end? I now need another unit lol

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  14. heggie

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    Ive actually just put it back in, its cost me nothing as I had a fully enforced ebay refund though the action fraud case is still pending against me.

    Its a pile of crap though, I can get the DAB to work if I swap the usb each time :rofl:

    I plan to try root some of the issues if that makes sense. I have never done anything like it before but worth ago.

    I will save and probs buy a pioneer unit later in the year though at the 1k mark
     
  15. LeonDood

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    So basically what I get from this thread is that all after market head units are flaky at best...all I'm after is something that has bluetooth and dab and won't be a pain in the ass to install.
     
  16. R3k1355

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    Yes, the main issue is the 'fully fitted'/RNS style units use very old and very out of date hardware, I mean you're talking nearly 10 years out of date here, so there's no wonder they are complete rubbish.

    New universal units have much more upto date hardware and software and are worlds apart, you'd obviously need a Fascia adaptor to install one and they're double-DIN, usually with a 10" screen.
     
  17. ergrgrtgdrgr

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    Go down the rns 315 route I have.

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