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    Kenwood Satnav retrofit to a T5.1

    Hello gents,

    Is there a possibility to do some coding to fully implement the Kenwood DNX518VDABS multimedia system into my car?

    It really annoying me to see a "56-Radio -- Status: Cannot be reached 1100" message after my scan.

    The head unit does have a VW partnumber: ZGB 000 035 518VW and it can be ordered through main dealer so I thinbk something can be done.

    Thank you,

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    Only if Kenwood have included the ability in their firmware to understand VW diagnostics...

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    I don't think I've ever seen a scan from a modern car with an aftermarket head unit that was 100% clean. Many of them know how to listen on the CAN bus and interpret at least some of the messages on the bus, but they don't necessarily respond to queries.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    That is great.. I just some kind of "perfectionist" I just do not like to see the red warnings in my scan.

    Is it possible to deactivate the installed modules I do not use for example in my case is the Radio and the beck up camera?

    Or I just have to live with it

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    I think if tell the Gateway that there is no 56-Radio, you will end up with other faults.

    A normal car owner, who doesn't have a scan tool, would never be aware of this issue.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    I think if tell the Gateway that there is no 56-Radio, you will end up with other faults.

    A normal car owner, who doesn't have a scan tool, would never be aware of this issue.

    -Uwe-
    Yes I know.. Thank you

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