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Old 04-21-2017, 09:01 PM   #1
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Armrest insert question..

I am removing the MDI unit in my armrest and was wondering what takes it's place in cars without it.. I saw the USP insert but read that it won't work in MDI consoles..

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Old 04-22-2017, 01:12 AM   #2
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Is that the ipod thingy? I'd love to see what you end up doing because that thing is dated!

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Old 04-22-2017, 04:09 AM   #3
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Put a mk5 armrest in there. My r32 has a huge bucket to put stuff into whereas my mk6 has no storage space except for coins or a hdd or something g


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Old 04-22-2017, 07:48 AM   #4
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Thanks.

Is the mk5 a direct fit including e-brake and actual armrest itself?
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:40 PM   #5
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Found an MK5 armrest bucket but still trying to determine if it will fit.. Also need to know if it will affect the rear vents

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Brother, you are going to have to do some parts matching and experimenting if you want to head into this.

The mk5 and mk6 cars are very very close but the interiors are different. Off the top of my head, I'd assume you'd have to replace most of the center column area, not just the armrest bucket. Including the rear vent panels, the cup holder area, the coin change area ahead of the shifter, maybe parts of the lower radio area, etc.

The main body is 3-4 large plastic pieces, with a bunch of smaller clip ins or areas that might or might not work together.
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The MK5 is a different color, btw.
It's "anthracite", a dark gray

The MK6 is "titan black", which is black
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If you get something figured out I would love to know. I don't use the MDI, and the space under the armrest is all but useless. I was thinking about possibly trying to put a 12v outlet in the area where that little rectangular plug is, just above the hand brake. Not sure what that was for, if there was a feature my car doesn't have, but it looks dumb. If it was a 12v I could use it to charge my phone and keep it out of the way in the center console. I know I could used the MDI, but the "dash charge" in the oneplus phones uses proprietary hardware, and I have to use the 12v plug.
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Brother, you are going to have to do some parts matching and experimenting if you want to head into this.

The mk5 and mk6 cars are very very close but the interiors are different. Off the top of my head, I'd assume you'd have to replace most of the center column area, not just the armrest bucket. Including the rear vent panels, the cup holder area, the coin change area ahead of the shifter, maybe parts of the lower radio area, etc.

The main body is 3-4 large plastic pieces, with a bunch of smaller clip ins or areas that might or might not work together.
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The MK5 is a different color, btw.
It's "anthracite", a dark gray

The MK6 is "titan black", which is black

Thanks guys.. Pretty much gave up on the mk5 bin, but am looking at a single DIN cubby as the MDI seems to be the same size.
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If you get something figured out I would love to know. I don't use the MDI, and the space under the armrest is all but useless. I was thinking about possibly trying to put a 12v outlet in the area where that little rectangular plug is, just above the hand brake. Not sure what that was for, if there was a feature my car doesn't have, but it looks dumb. If it was a 12v I could use it to charge my phone and keep it out of the way in the center console. I know I could used the MDI, but the "dash charge" in the oneplus phones uses proprietary hardware, and I have to use the 12v plug.

I picked this up on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331941597624...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The pocket fit perfectly in the space where the MDI was located.. I went with this one because the pocket wasn't terribly deep..
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I picked this up on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331941597624...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The pocket fit perfectly in the space where the MDI was located.. I went with this one because the pocket wasn't terribly deep..
Does it just sit in the old MDI slot, or is there a way to clip it in place? Just ordered a RCD330+ and am looking to add more storage in the armrest since the MDI will no longer be used.
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Were there Mk6 Golfs without MDI, with one big L-shaped storage area, like the Mk5 had? It'd sure be nice to do a swap with that part and get some actual storage space.
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