I linked to it, amongst others, but as you’ve discovered the problem at the moment is that the retrofit would need coding.I can't remember who, but someone linked to the Kufatech rear speakers on another thread and I was just wondering if anyone knows much about it? If it wasn't for the pandemic I'd be tempted to drive over to Germany to be the donor car, but as that's not possible I'm wondering how easy it's likely to be to get someone in the UK to fit these for me?
The page has this note,
"At the moment, the respective control unit must be unlocked for a limited time before using the dongle. This must be done by a workshop with valid GEKO access."What does this mean? Does that mean only a VW dealer would be able to do it? Presumably they wouldn't do it though as they'd grumble about the warranty? I guess what I'm asking is, what are the chances of me finding someone who could fit these in the UK, and what sort of person should I be looking for? VW dealer? Car audio specialist? etc.
Things have changed on the ID.3, VW are moving away from the CANBUS protocol and the third party tool providers are still reverse engineering it. I understand though that due to EU laws they do have to release information that allows third party maintainers to work on and service the vehicles, so that shouldn’t be a long term barrier.
VW dealers will probably quote to retrofit, but obviously you’ll be paying VW labour prices too, and they don’t have much capacity at the moment, obviously.
You could perhaps retrofit yourself, and then just pay for the coding part?
I expect all this will be ironed out in time, it’s just a new car and the usual third party suppliers haven’t developed anything yet.
Just turn the radio up, then it fills the car!