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5.8" Screen MIB1 to 8" Screen MIB2 Retrofit.

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I recently retrofitted an 8" LCD screen, MIB2 glovebox unit & USB socket & harness to my MK7 GTI (which would be the same for the MK7 R).

 

I took a few photos during the fit and thought I'd share them & how I did it on here.

 

I started this thread a few months ago and decided to have a go at the retrofit myself (with my daughter who's hands are smaller than mine) after all the useful info/videos that were shared on the thread and the current lockdown travel restrictions stopping me driving to Leicester to have Neethan install it for me.

 

The 5.8" screen in place before we started.

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I bought the main items from VAGCoding Leicester and received alot of helpful advice from Neethan by email/phone.

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I also used a flexible grabber, plastic pry tool, radio removal keys & a small flat head screwdriver all bought from ebay or Amazon.


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First disconnect the battery.

 

Then I removed the cubby hole by gently prying it out with the plastic pry tool

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Then remove the old socket from the cubby hole and then we took the old trim off the air con dials and the screen. The vents stayed in place so I left them there.

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Next, using the 4 radio removal keys, we took out the old 5.8" screen (no photo of this)

Then un-plug the 2 plugs from the back of the old screen.

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To get the smaller white plug to fit in the new screen you need to shave off one of the 'fins' on it

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We then moved onto the glove box and the main unit. We opened up the glove box to gain more access to the back of the dash.

 

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Using 2 of the radio removal keys pull out the mib1 unit and unplug all the cables.

 

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From the larger black block of wires remove the green block as this is replaced by the new green block on the new USB harness.

Also replace the yellow plug  (on the MIB2 unit) with the new yellow one from the USB harness.

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We then tried to get the new USB cables/harness from the glovebox area through the dash to the cubby hole. This was the toughest part but with the 2 of us only took about 10 mins.

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We then plugged all cables into the new USB socket, plugged the USB socket into the cubby hole. Plugged all the cables back into

the new MIB2 unit and re connected the battery just to check everything worked.

Had a few errors but these self cleared after the first drive.

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Then slowly pushed the MIB2 unit back into the glove box. and tided up .

 

To get the new trim back on the screen and vents I found it alot easier to pull the vents out an inch or so (to save removing the air bag warning light/hazzard switch) then gently clipping the 12 or so clips around the air vents and then slowly pushing the trim over the screen. 

 

If you remove the vents at the start with the old trim then put the vents on the new trim BEFORE you try to push the trim over the screen (hope this makes sense)

 

That's about it I think. Took us about an hour in total with no swearing or grazzed knuckles 😄

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Overall I was very surprised at how well the install went.

 

I will try and answer any questions about this if you have any.

 

Steve.

 

 

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Depends on the type and size of screen you go for but anything from £650.00 upwards from a retailer or less if you source the parts from ebay and code them yourself.

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19 minutes ago, Booth11 said:

Superb guide Steve, thank you for taking the time. :)

Thanks, any idea how I can edit the post?

Unsure why those 2 photos have appeared under my name !!

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35 minutes ago, SteveB70 said:

Thanks, any idea how I can edit the post?

Unsure why those 2 photos have appeared under my name !!


You need to have 25 posts before you can edit the post but nearly there.  Then go to the bottom of the post and tap Edit and you can amend and save.  
 

Which photos?  

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2 hours ago, Booth11 said:


You need to have 25 posts before you can edit the post but nearly there.  Then go to the bottom of the post and tap Edit and you can amend and save.  
 

Which photos?  

The 2 that are right at the bottom of my post, picture of the tools & the glove box clip.

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7 minutes ago, SteveB70 said:

The 2 that are right at the bottom of my post, picture of the tools & the glove box clip.


Had a look and those two pics were duplicate uploads.  I’ve deleted the duplicates so hopefully all is as you want it.  Let me know if there’s anything needs changing.  

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On 21/02/2021 at 23:05, Booth11 said:


Had a look and those two pics were duplicate uploads.  I’ve deleted the duplicates so hopefully all is as you want it.  Let me know if there’s anything needs changing.  

Great thank you.

 

Steve.

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