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Kenwood Car Audio DNX518VDABS VW T-5.1 7" AV Navigation System DNX-518VDABS
£1099.99 Save £300.00  was:£1399.99
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Kenwood Car Audio DNX518VDABS VW T-5.1 7" AV Navigation System with DAB+ Smartphone Control & Bluetooth

£1099.99 Save £300.00 (21%)  was:£1399.99
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Stay Connected and Protected with the DNX518VDABS 7" AV Navigation system with Smartphone Control, Bluetooth, DAB+ Radio and Spotify Control.

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Key Features

VW T5.1 7" AV Navigation System with DAB+ Smartphone Control & Bluetooth - Kenwood Car Audio DNX-518VDABS

Made for iPod Works for iPhone CD DVD AM / FM Radio DAB Digital Radio Bluetooth handsfree SD Card USB Aux input Multi Colour display Face Off Android Compatible Apple Car Play FLAC Android Auto Apple Car Play Android Auto Apple Car Play
Key Features
  • Partial-detachable VW/SEAT/Skoda shape panel.
  • 7.0 Wide Clear Resistive Touch Screen.
  • DAB+ Tuner for Digital Radio Reception Built-in.
  • Bluetooth Built-in (HFP & Audiostreaming).
  • Works with Android Auto or CarPlay via USB.
  • Works with WebLink via USB
  • Garmin Navigation System Built-in.
  • 3 Years Free Navigation Map Update & 2 Years Free Inrix Services.
  • DSP - 13-Band EQ - DTA Built-in.
  • DVD/SD/USB 2.0 x 2
  • Front & Rear Cam input + Dashcam link
  • AV-in/AV-out/HDMI-in.
  • 3 Pre-outs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer) 4V.
Make Model Year
Volkswagen Beetle (A5) 2011 > 2015
Volkswagen EOS 2006 > 2015
Volkswagen Golf (mk5 all variants)v 2004 > 2009
Volkswagen Golf (mk6 all variants) 2009 > 2014
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2009 > 2016
Volkswagen Jetta (A5) 2005 > 2009
Volkswagen Jetta (A6) 2009 > 2014
Volkswagen Passat (B6 all variants) 2005 > 2010
Volkswagen Passat (B7 all variants) 2010 > 2015
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2010 > 2015
Volkswagen Passat CC 2010 > 2015
Volkswagen Polo (6R all variants) 2005 > 2010
Volkswagen Scirocco (mk3) 2008 > 2014
Volkswagen Sharan (7N) 2010 > 2015
Volkswagen Tiguan (mk1 5N) 2007 > 2016
Volkswagen Touran 2003 > 2015

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Customer reviews

Good, but not 5* (slightly underwhelmed)
Ian Townsend on 30/05/2022 3 star rating

I chose this unit over an MIB upgrade (wouldbhave been around £700 sourcing genuine parts and coding). This unit drops straight in and works. The unit occasionally freezes on android auto, drops Bluetooth connection mid-call on my Galaxy S20 and the DAB signal is rubbish despite the correct Skoda aerials and adapters. On top of this - the Nav screen is far too cluttered, the menu system appears to have been designed by committee and finding the standard radio needs a 6 year old to operate it. All-in-all, this is an incredibly powerful piece of kit and comes with all of the connectors needed (the special controls harness needs tweaking to fit though). At £1000 it is over-priced and the interface let's it down a bit. Hopefully some updates might sort it out. FYI - there are some great aftermarket microphones which clip into the standard VW/Skoda position and plug straight into this head unit- it's well worth searching a certain Internet auction site.

upgrade from the 520vbt
stanley catchpole on 19/12/2019 5 star rating

visited the Nottingham store as i had issues with my camper van navigation unit keep freezing or getting stuck at the boot screen, the guys did try updating the unit and also restoring it to factory setting but nothing changed. after speaking to the helpful staff they sold me on the idea of the new 518 model and fitted it straight away for me! this model is so much better, far faster and the voice control using apple car play is so amazing i no longer have to type anything i can do it all using siri. amazing service and an amazing product thank you guys for fitting me in before Christmas and allowing me to enjoy driving my van again.

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Questions/Answers About This Product
  • Question: 13 April 2022
    Car: VW Transporter - 2005 >

    Hi, have a T5.1 64 plate with a factory head unit & reverse camera.
    Will this work with my factory fitted reversing camera so I can see the image
    And also be compatible with my Van as it is?


    You will need the below parts for installation.

    CTKVW01 SWC Car Stereo Replacement Kit For VW Scirocco Tiguan Touran Transporter
    DAB Antenna - High Quality Internal Glass Mounted DAB Antenna for all DAB Car Stereos

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 03 March 2022
    Car: Skoda Yeti - 2009>

    Will this fit my Yeti please?

    Will it work with steering wheel controls etc



    Please can you confirm the yea of your Yeti so i can check this for you?

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 17 February 2022
    Car: VW

    Will this fit in a 2011 VW Scirocco? If so do i need any additional fascias or leads and can you get a reversing camera to fit?

    Many Thanks


    Sure, see below. You shouldn't need any other adapters.

    DNX518VDABS VW T-5.1 7" AV Navigation System with DAB+ Smartphone Control & Bluetooth
    RA8100 High-precision high-resolution universal reversing camera

    Found Useful? Yes 

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Here at CarAudioCentre we offer a professional and reputable fitting service in all our stores. For all fitting enquiries and bookings please visit or call one of our nationwide stores. Our fitters can install your new car stereo, DAB radio, audio visual, speakers, subwoofers or amplifier. We can also help to connect your iPod or MP3 player to you existing audio unit and can offer the best advice on the right in-car entertainment for your vehicle, to further this more we also offer a total 100% custom installation service for demo and show vehicles. So if you have an idea come on in and run it past us, the possibilities are endless and we are never too busy for an enthusiastic chat about our favourite subject.

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