Undoubtedly the only choice for a VW is a custom fit. The first main reason is that the headunit shape fitted in most mid to late-year VWs is of a shape, unlike the standard 2DIN units. The custom fit looks so much better. There is no need for a fascia, making the installation look factory fitted. The second is the cable interface and CAN BUS adaptor supplied. This can make the custom-fit VW Android headunit better value for money over buying the parts individually. To guarantee compatibility buy the headunit that has a matching CAN BUS box suitable for your car.
Android Headunit Tip
The VW platform for this android headunit covers Polo, Golf, Fabia, Octavia, Passat, and VW based SEAT models like the Leon2, around 2006 to 2012, some may need a frame. The frames are shown on the page listing with reference dashboards to compare and identify.
Interface to the factory-fitted reversing camera is by a plug-and-play adaptor lead, making the installation much easier with its VW factory-style connectors, plug, and sockets. But you can also upgrade your car with an aftermarket reversing camera that will need its cabling installed and connected to this VW custom-fit Android headunit.
The main choice is to identify if your VW is ‘MQB.’ This is easily identified by the colorful connector for the factory wiring, as shown in the photo below. If you have this colored lead on the factory headunit, just purchase this MQB adaptor cable to make it plug-and-play.
The custom-fit Android headunit has a very fast UIS7862 processor with 8 GB RAM. The speed of this headunit is well up with the top competition, and the performance will not disappoint. The outstanding feature of this Android headunit for VW Golf is the superfast UIS7862 processor which is the main reason for buying this particular headunit model. You can find the custom-fit VW Android headunit with a UIS7862 here.
This Android Headunit is compatible with:
Universal Reversing Cameras,
360-degree camera views,
DAB+ Radio upgrade,
GPS Sat-Nav with Google Maps or Waze,
Aftermarket Steering Wheel Controls (SWC),
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS),
OBD2 engine diagnostics,
4G Mobile Data,
Digital TV (DVB-T2).
All the Android Head Units come with wifi and GPS as standard built-in.
Quick Review Summary
Custom-fit VW Android headunit won’t disappoint
- High quality
- Large Screen
- UIS7862 option (recommended),
- 4 GB RAM and 64Gb ROM
- 8 GB RAM option available
- Great connectivity to the VW platform
- DSP – Digital Signal Processor (option)
- Check if you need a frame and purchase this with the headunit
- MQB Adaptor may be required (available)
- Speed: 5/5
- Value for money: 4/5
- Ease of use: 5/5
- Ease of installation: 5/5