Hello again to another epidose of ‘Find everything for your car’. Our special topic is again the Volkswagen Golf 6, and in particular the installation of a car specific head unit. What is a car specific head unit? that is what I want to explain now in this video. All information about the Golf 6, the videos, the pictures, or all products for the Golf 6, are on our website ars24.com under “find all for your car”. In the video description is the link which directs you to this site. So what is this now, a car specific head unit? Everyone knows a normal car radio, or a double DIN car radio. But now we have a head unit which was made specificly for a certain car. We start with the Zenec Z-E2026. It would also fit a Golf 5 or Passat, but we are talking now about the Golf 6. The front of the Zenec does not require any extra frames or so. It perfectly fits the Golf 6 as it is. The set includes all electrical adapters needed for the installation, for the steering wheel remote, and the electric wiring, which means the radio can be installed in every Golf 6. The antenna sockets on the back are are made for Golf 6, and if you had a factory navigation system, you can plug in the GPS antenna straight away. So we have here a multimedia device, for all new media, and especially made for the Golf 6. There is a similiar device from Kenwood, which has a nice user interface and looks great. Our sets with these radios have already all the needed adapters, for Can-Bus, steering wheel and antenna. Something very special is the car specific Alpine device for the Golf 6, which even has a 9 inch screen. The screen is really huge, which looks just amazing. The installation of the Alpine is completey different from all others radios you have ever seen. The Alpine looks completely different, you install only a big display with some buttons. A black box is controlling the display. All necessary adapters are included. There will be no problem installing it, everything needed is in package, which we offer as car specific sets. For navigation head units there are adapters for connecting them to the existing GPS antenna, if your car had a navigation system from the factory. Here for example is an adapter from the car’s GPS antenna to Alpine, JVC, Kenwood and Clarion devices. And this one would be for Pioneer head units. For any aftermarket DAB+ radio you will have to install a DAB+ antenna, because typically cars only have FM antennas. On this topic we made a special video, which can also be found on our channel. Now we remove the factory radio. We use a plastic trim remover, and start with the front bezel from the side. And now we use a torx screwdriver, which you can purchase in our webshop, to take out the 4 screws. Before we continue, we shut off the ignition completely. We pull it out. Now it looks like this. We unplug Quad-Lock, and now we unplug the double FAKRA. And now we can put this bay aside. You might have to install a GPS antenna for the navigation of the new head unit, if your car doesn’t have one already. You have to remove these 2 screws from below, and now we can take out the vent module. The GPS antenna can go on inside now. On top is only plastic materials, which don’t block the signal. We will fix it it with some bitumen tape, to prevent it from moving around. Now we can route the cable to go into the radio bay. On radios with a rear USB port we install an extension to the glove box. This is very easy in a Golf 6. From the radio bay I can almost reach the side of the glovebox, I grab the cable and pull it through. Voila, here we have it. As mentioned earlier, on the installation of a DAB+ antenna, should you need one for a DAB+ radio, we have a separate video. The video shows the installation of a glass antenna, or a roof antenna, or a splitter. The video is in the Golf 6 playlist. Now I show you two car specific head units for the Golf 6. The first one is the Zenec, which looks similiar to the original radio, just with a bigger screen and more functions. The other one is the Alpine. I will show you how it looks and feels with its big screen, but not actually install it. Let’s start with the Zenec Z-E2026. The 2026 has all the wiring installed already. If you don’t need the RCA or rear view camera wiring just unplug them. Now we only have the normal wiring which we can connect with the wiring from the car. The radio has FAKRA antenna sockets for direct reception of the car’s antenna plugs. The head unit even provides the phantom voltage for the ampifier of the factory antenna. In another video we showed you how to connect a GPS antenna, a microphone or a DAB+ antenna. So what is the cool thing about a car specific head unit? Just connect the cables, the rest is managed by the device itself, so we don’t need extra equiptment. We plug in the radio, and everything is working as it should. It even looks like from the factory, what most people prefer. Let’s clip on the trim. Click click click click – done. This is what it looks like. Isn’t it like OEM? When i put the car in reverse I have the full functionality, all sensors in one view. I have full control of the air conditioning, of the seat heating, and everything with animated screens. This may differ a bit from device to device, but these are the things every maker of car specific head units does, he tries to integrate the radio as perfect as possible. And now the Alpine device. We need to remove the entire radio frame from the car, and will see how it continues. This is what the radio frame from a Golf 6 looks like. To install the Alpine, we would need to trim the frame, to get a flat surface and to create the mounting points. We will not do this now, because it is just a demonstration. The Alpine manual explains the how with pictures. So it should be feasible for people who have done something like this before, and want to install it. We are putting everything back together, and take a snapshot to show you how a 9 inch screen looks in your car. All the connections would work like shown before on the Zenec, even with rear view camera and all the other things you want to have on a 9 inch screen. This is how it could look in your car! I hope you can install now your car specific head unit, and that you have fun with it. As always, thank you so much for watching! Please give us your thumbs up, leave your comments, and hit the subscribe button. The 2 links on the left bring you to the next videos on the Golf 6.