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I am making this so whoever is putting in an aftermarket amp and subs to go along with their Double-Din Monsoon system, they can look here on how to install it.
This install was done on a 2002 GTI VR6. This install works with all Double-Din Monsoon sounds systems in a Jetta/Golf/GTI.
NOTE: This install will also work with the SINGLE-DIN MONSOON, SINGLE-DIN NON-MONSOON, AND DOUBLE-DIN NON-MONSOON sound systems; however the install will be just a tad different. If you would like install help on something other than the DOUBLE-DIN MONSOON system, feel free to e-mail me. I have the wiring schematics for all of those systems.
1) You are going to run the power wire from your battery to the rear of your car. To get through the firewall you are going to pull this little grommet out and feed the power wire through.

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2) Since there are no RCA outputs on the back of the Double-Din Monsoon headunit you have to make your own. I purchased a line-out converter from Radio Shack. Once you buy that you will need to find the Monsoon amp in the back of your car. Once you find that you will notice that there are two wiring harnesses connected to it. Remove the GREY harness. There should be some black tape wrapped around it. Peel that away so that you can see all the wires. You will need to tap into these four wires in correspondence with the line out converter wires.
NOTE: To my knowledge, Radio Shack doesn't sell their line out converter's anymore. When you are purchasing your LOC, be sure to get one with only 4 wires connected to it.
Right Rear Positive = Brown
Right Rear Negative = Black (right under the brown wire)
Left Rear Positive = White
Left Rear Negative = Black (right under the white wire)
As of right now, the color code for the wires have only been varified for my 2002 GTI VR6. I am not sure if this is different on the 2003 models. If someone could check, I can edit this post to make sure everyone knows.
I used these wire taps from Radio Shack:

And here is what it looks like after all four wires are tapped into the line out converter:

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3) You will need a remote turn on lead wire so that when you turn on your headunit, your aftermarket amp will turn on. Find the wiring harness that you would plug into your 6 CD-Changer or already have your 6 CD-Changer plugged into. Peel back the black wrapping around the harness. Find the GREY wire inside that harness. This is the wire you will tap into for your remote turn on wire for your aftermarket amp. Here is what it looks like when done:
OPTIONAL: It may be a good idea to use a relay instead of powering the additional amp turnon directly from the cd changer harness. One guy accidentally shorted the wire and blew the turon circuit in his HU which would be a bummer.
A relay is simple to do: Get a 30 amp automotive relay. Hook it up in the following manner:
Relay coil A :Gray changer wire
Relay Coil B: Ground (I took it right from the - terminal on my subwoofer amp.)
Relay Common: +12V (I took it right from the + terminal on my subwoofer amp.)
Relay N.O. Terminal: Amp turnon terminal.


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The blue wire is the wire that I tapped into the grey wire. The blue wire runs to my aftermarket amp.
4) Finally, you will need to ground your aftermarket amp. I also have a capacitor connected to my system. So I grounded both at the same location. There is a little hook type thing in the back of your hatch/truck. Most likely it is to hook a net on. I just removed the hex screw from the hook and put the two ground wires on that screw and screwed it back in.

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Your setup is done. Now, just connect the power wire to the battery. Remember, disconnect the ground from the battery first, then connect the power wire. Then replace the ground to the battery.

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Turn your car on, turn your headunit on, pop in your CD of choice...and crank it up.
If you have any questions, please feel free to IM me.
SINGLE-DIN MONSOON and NON-MONSOON SCHEMATIC
DOUBLE-DIN MONSOON and NON-MONSOON SCHEMATICS
PLEASE NOTE - This HOW-TO is not meant to help you setup a system that can be put into "a SPL contest hitting 100 cycles or lower". (Kain420). It is meant to help people out that would like to keep their OEM headunit but have aftermarket subs.


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Re: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide (user name unknown)

nice tutorial http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif it's good to see someone putting out the effort to help everyone else
i've done a few for the 3rd gen mazda proteges. if i owned a VW, i'd do one for them
 

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I am so happy you posted this... I was just thinking about writing this all up today. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
This needs to be a sticky thread for sure! Mods????
I just have a couple of points to add:
1) The color codes vary on the harness depending on model year apparently but the pin numbers don't. Anyway anyone doing this you should just go by the pin numbers in the plug.
Here are the pin codes for all the plugs on the Monsoon amp. Someone with a bentley manual should check these and let me know if anything is incorrect. I got these off another post a long time ago:
Green Amp Connector (Output to speakers, Not recommended you tap these, They are crossed over in the amp)
1 + LR Woofer
2 - LR Woofer
3 + RR Woofer
4 - RR Woofer
5 +LR Tweet
6 - LR Tweet
7 + RR Tweet
8 - RR Tweet
9 +LF Tweet
10 - RF Tweet
11 - LF Tweet
12 + RF Tweet
13 - LF Woofer
14 + LF Woofer
15 - RF Woofer
16 +RF Woofer
Gray Amp connector (Speaker level Input from HU) Most people tap the rear lines for Subs.
14 +LR
15 - LR
17 - RR
18 +RR
20 +LF
21 - LF
23 + RF
24 - RF
2) Amps or sub/amp combos like Basslink that have speaker level inputs dont need the line converter, you can just tap the speaker level wires in the gray plug and feed them to the speaker level inputs on the amp. Some may also not require the remote turnon lead because like the Monsoon amp they turn on automatically when a signal appears at the input.

3) Remote turnon: It may be a good idea to use a relay instead of powering the additional amp turnon directly from the cd changer harness. One guy accidentally shorted the wire and blew the turon circuit in his HU which would be a bummer.
A relay is simple to do: Get a 30 amp automotive relay. Hook it up in the following manner:
Relay coil A :Gray changer wire
Relay Coil B: Ground (I took it right from the - terminal on my subwoofer amp.)
Relay Common: +12V (I took it right from the + terminal on my subwoofer amp.)
Relay N.O. Terminal: Amp turnon terminal.
You dont have to do this... I just had the parts and it seemed like a wise thing to do.

4) An FYI: The grommet in the firewall is where the accelerator cable would normally be. Some of the 2.0s and other cars may still have an accelerator cable there. In that case you would need to find another place to get the wire through the firewall. All the cars with electronic throttles will have the plug although it might be hard to locate because of the insulation on both sides of the firewall..
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Lunitixx is flagging it for the staff to look at. Hopefully, we can get this in the MKIV FAQ?
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Excellent work, thanks for taking the time to do the detailed writeup.
I especially like the idea of connecting the ground wires to the tie-down. Don't know why I didn't think of that, it's so obvious.
 

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Re: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide (EgoTrip)

How do you take the power cable from the hole under the hood all the way to the back of the car? (ie, where what is the other side of the gromit, and do we take the cable down the side of the car, or down the middle past the center console?)
Thanks for a great write-up!
Jase


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quote:[HR][/HR]How do you take the power cable from the hole under the hood all the way to the back of the car? (ie, where what is the other side of the gromit, and do we take the cable down the side of the car, or down the middle past the center console?)
Thanks for a great write-up!
Jase

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I ran mine right under that plastic panel on the center console. It was easier to do it that way rather than hide it under the door sill or something.
 

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Hey John you are pretty nuts with audio stuff
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]Hey John you are pretty nuts with audio stuff
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Yeah...the only think left is the VWCDPIC for my iPod conversion. I wish the first one would have worked
 

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Re: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide (user name unknown)

wouldn't it be possible to run power from the 12v outlet in the trunk of the jetta?
 

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Re: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide (SETuseer)

the power would always be on...making your amp always on
 

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where exactly in the truck would the monsoon amp be?? have a 01 jetta would it be the same as the golf??
 

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Re: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide (01JettaGRN)

no..the jetta monsoon amp is mounted in a different place. pop your trunk and stick your head in and look up. I think it is mounted somewhere up there...
someone wanna help me here that has a jetta?
 

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On my 2002 Jetta, it is under the rear deck, on the right as you are looking into the trunk.
 

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Re: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide (FurBurglar)

I hooked up the remote wire to the grey wire on the cd changer harness but I did not get 12v (with the ignition on). I tested all the pinouts on the harness I didn't get 12v at any of the locations.
My 2002 Jetta didn't come with a changer. Does the code in the Hu have to have a changer in the code? I'm baffled. Any ideas
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]I hooked up the remote wire to the grey wire on the cd changer harness but I did not get 12v (with the ignition on). I tested all the pinouts on the harness I didn't get 12v at any of the locations.
My 2002 Jetta didn't come with a changer. Does the code in the Hu have to have a changer in the code? I'm baffled. Any ideas
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Did you test it with your headunit on? There is no code that tells the HU that you have a cd-changer or not. Check the grey wire with the headunit on. The grey wire doesn't react with the ignition being on or off, it reacts when the headunit is turned on or off.
 

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Maybe that's what I'm not doing. Ok let me go try that and see what happens.
Thanks
 

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I tried that and it still didn't work. Well I hooked up Sony amp to replace the Monsoon Amp altogether. I took out both harness's to the amp and rewired to my Sony amp to the existing speakers.
Does the amp have any thing to do with the changer because I am still not getting 12v at the grey wire?
 

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Ok I got it. I used a self-tapping wire connector and it didn't go through the insulation on one of the wires.
 
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