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I'm going to sell my Gamma cassette/radio unit as I really have no need for it, but looking on ebay, non of them have what mine does! Why is mine different!

My 1-6 buttons pop off via a little buton to the lef hand side of them. Howcome non of the ebay ones do, is my version worse or better than those...Anyone have any ideas!?
 

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My 1-6 buttons pop off via a little buton to the lef hand side of
them. Howcome non of the ebay ones do, is my version worse or better
than those...Anyone have any ideas!?
Never seen that one before! Any pics of it?
 

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I didnt think anything of it until I saw them all on ebay, I got a dodgy one?! Anyway, here it is...
 

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my mums gamma is the same as yours, hers is 2001-Y, mine doesnt have a pop off front and its a blaupunkt gamma - 2000 V, made in 99
 

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my mums gamma is the same as yours, hers is 2001-Y, mine doesnt have a pop off front and its a blaupunkt gamma - 2000 V, made in 99
So this would lead you down the path of thinking these are later versions?
 

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yep! was it part of the revisions they did around X/Y reg? new remote, different sunblind mirrors (slide not flip covers), crystal clear side repeaters, avus2's etc? [8-|] possibly new gamma too? i dunno
 

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From what I remember only the Blaupunkt Gamma's had the removable
buttons (security), and the later (inferior) Sony Gamma's didn't get
this.

My 2001 Gti 1.8T had the Sony Gamma.. As did my 2002 Gti
Anniversary.. I distinctly remember reading in
the owners manual that the Gamma had a removable panel.. which is
why I always thought it strange that none of my Gamma's had this!
 

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There's usually a label on the radio case to identify the manufacturer. IIRC the Blaupunkt sound quality (sepecially the bass) is supposed to be a lot better. So, better security + improved sound = more money? [:)]
 

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There's usually a label on the radio case to identify the manufacturer. IIRC the Blaupunkt sound quality (sepecially the bass) is supposed to be a lot better. So, better security + improved sound = more money? [:)]
WOOHOO! It wasnt bad at all to be honest, the only reason I changed it was because I wanted MP3 and didnt have the 6 disc changer, so couldnt go down the phatbox route. I will have to stress that it is better in my ebay ad!

So, as I have a better stereo than most of you, where are your offers?!

This one deffo has the Blaupunkt sticker on the side.
 

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My Y plate GTI 2.0 had the removeable cover but my other Y plate GTI 1.8T didn't! Go figure!
 

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I think they changed the Gamma unit to a flip off one at the end of '98.  But it looks like they've changed to a Sony model somewhere between 00-01.  Probably depends on where your golf was made.
 

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My .:R 32 came with removable buttons on the Gamma (Blaupunkt). If you look on the Votex website they sell both versions still (with and without removable buttons). Just an extra security feature as far as I can see.
 

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I have a 2001 GTI T and only noticed that my Gamma had removable buttons after owning the car for about 8 months! [:$]

Nice to know it means that it's the [superior] Blaupunkt unit though [H]
 

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I had a 2001 (Y) gti, and now i've got a 52 gti pd.

Both had the gamma without the removable buttons.

My older one did have a more punchy sound, imo.

I'm sure i read in a vw brochure somewere, that the removable buttons were an optional extra.

I could be wrong?
 

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I've previously noticed this version with the removable panel; it must be a small batch of certain Blaupunkt units in 2001 cars. I've had 4 MKIVs all with Gamma radios(some Blaupunkt/some Sony) built in 1998/1999/2002/2003 and none of them had the removable panel.
 
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