Michael was referred to AV-DC by German Auto. His turbocharged 2007 Volkswagen Eos was well optioned from the factory, but a few features were missing by modern standards. After a consultation, we arrived at a comprehensive list of additions:
– Satellite navigation
– Bluetooth hands free and music streaming
– Reversing camera
– Dash camera
– Speaker system upgrade
– DSP amplifier
– Additional sound deadening
– Repair of existing HID-converted headlights
– Upgraded fog light bulbs
– LED retrofit for all interior and exterior bulbs
– Genuine VW RNS510 satellite navigation CD player
– Genuine VW 9W7 Bluetooth system
– Genuine VW Badge reversing camera
– Mosconi D2 100.4 DSP amplifier– Rainbow MK5 VW front speaker system
– DLS RM6.2 rear speaker system
– SoundSkins sound deadening
– Streetwires 8 gauge power wiring
– Stinger Speedwire source wiring
For starters, the Volkswagen genuine RNS510 sat nav source unit is a great way to get navigation in your MK5 – MK6 VW, being an easy to use unit which is compatible with all of your factory features like steering wheel controls, reversing sensors and bluetooth – which we added to the Eos at the same time.
As a cabriolet, the Eos has unique challenges when it comes to sound. Michael was after solid bass response and after some subwoofer options proved tricky, it was decided to add some serious 6.5″ bass speakers to the rear panel factory locations. The front Rainbow set is a direct plug-and-play fit to the Eos (as well as most other MK5 VW vehicles.) The genuine RNS510 unit is a reliable and easy-to-use performer, especially when teamed up with the genuine rear view camera and bluetooth.
The key to this sound system was Mosconi’s D2 100.4 DSP amplifier, allowing full control over the sound. As such, we tuned this system to provide a good sound stage for the driver, minimising the tendency for the upgraded rear speakers to ‘pull’ the sound stage towards the rear. At the same time, it allows us to match the tonality of the different front and rear speakers, and enhance the bass from the hefty RM6.2 speakers to give a solid kick whether the roof is up or down.
Safety and Functionality
Blackvue’s DR650 dash camera was added for traffic recording. Wiring was hidden and connected at the fuse panel.
VW’s badge camera is one of the neatest out there, appearing automatically from the rear VW badge handle.
The car sported an earlier HID headlight retro-fit, with some questionable wiring and a lot of unnecessary resistors, relays and connections. Michael had complained of frequent problems and warning lights on the dash associated with these HID lights. We removed all existing wiring, re-wired it to straightforward factory spec, and re-programmed the car’s Central Electric Module to eliminate flickering, warning lights, and all other issues. Sometimes the best solution is the easiest, providing the tools and experience are available!
We also sourced high performance Narva fog light bulbs, and replaced the number plate, puddle, park, footwell and dome light bulbs with efficient and error-free LEDs.