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The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.
After numerous questions received about installing the Mk4 OEM radio in mk2's http://img.photobucket.com/alb...5.jpg and mk3'sI thought I would post this up.

This is also useful for incorporating Phatnoise into the car after.
You will need a CD changer harness from a mk4 or If you use your existing "round" style cd changer cord, you can order the Beetle Phatnoise cord.


Now.....the radio install!
This install will work on the Non Monsoon SINGLE-DIN and DOUBLE-DIN radio's.
So fitting it in any mk1, mk2, mk3 should not be a problem.
I would advise you to check your plugs before you begin.
If they differ from mine I would not do this the install.
1) Start off by getting yourself a mk4 radio, This one came straight from the dealership.


2) Find yourself an old computer. (I'm sure most of you have one lying around) Find a plug like this. Something that will make good contact with the male plug in the radio.

3) Push one of the connectors out of the harness so you end up with this.

4) Back in the car take the harness and locate the empty slot where your going to put the wire into. Make sure its beside the Red power wire!!

Turn it around......You have this!!!

Now take the copper end and solder it to the Red power wire. Should look like this when done.


Thats It.
Now plug your radio back in....PRESTO!!!!
You have succesfully defeated the security function on the radio by jumping the Safe and kL30 pins.

Make sure you have all your wires tucked in the dash neatly.
Don't forget your radio code!!!!!!
Some ghetto cell phone pics after. (Sorry, I don't own the car anymore)




If you need some quick radio removal keys!!!




Cut in half.
2 minute ghetto radio removal keys!!

Modified by mk3Mofo at 10:34 AM 2-10-2006

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Re: (KungFuGreg)

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or you could be ghetto and use a paperclip

Yes..... you could.
 

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Thanks for the http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Mods still have'nt sticky'd it yet
 

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Re: ****The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.**** (toygobler)

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bump thx!

np
 

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Re: ****The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.**** (5speedsteve)

so what if the guy cut out the stock harness? where could i pick one up?
 

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Re: ****The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.**** (5speedsteve)

sry, but i'll warn you in advance.... NOTHING gets sticky'ed in the car audio section.... the mods will just ignore you for some reason
 

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Re: ****The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.**** (5speedsteve)

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so what if the guy cut out the stock harness? where could i pick one up?

LOL! Guess what I did last week to my wife's new Cabrio?
I went to the wreckers and cut a healthy length of the speaker and power harness's out of a 92 golf. I spent two hours matching the wires by colour and soldering them back together. It was a PITA, I even told my wife, "If I ever meet the ******* who cut the harness out of that car....."
Long story short.....piece it back together with the wrecked cars harness = good 2 go!!


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Re: (Sid-Rage)

np, I hope it helps people out!
Lets see some install pics of people who have done it!!!
 

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Re: ****The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.**** (mk3Mofo)

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This install will work on the Non Monsoon SINGLE-DIN and DOUBLE-DIN radio's.

In what the Monsoon radio differs? Any one knows what is involved in retro-fitting one in a mk2?
 

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Re: ****The Official Mk4 OEM Radio Install Guide.**** (Mathdiesel)

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In what the Monsoon radio differs? Any one knows what is involved in retro-fitting one in a mk2?

From what I have heard the monsoon system is the regular radio, only the speaker outputs go to the monsoon amp.
I think the deck is also flashed to say "Monsoon" when you turn it on.
I'm not 100% Just from what I've learned on here.
Thats why I put "non-monsoon" Just to stay out of it.
 
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