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      10-04-2006 02:30 PM #36
      Well I don't have a glovebox changer connection that I know of, just trunk...will have to check again tonight.

    2. 10-04-2006 05:23 PM #37
      97 mk3 oem tape deck with cd changer control...do you make a kit that'll work with that setup?

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      10-04-2006 08:27 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by vdubfiend »
      97 mk3 oem tape deck with cd changer control...do you make a kit that'll work with that setup?

      Does it look like this?

      I'm interested also


    4. 10-05-2006 08:29 PM #39
      Hey I have a 2001 Jetta that has the radio in it just like the one a couple posts up. However I also have the VW Cd player mounted directly above the radio. Does the CD player plug into the Changer outlet on the radio? In my case, what would be a good economical way for me to play my ipod in my car?

    5. 10-09-2006 02:47 AM #40
      ???

    6. 10-16-2006 04:06 PM #41
      I'm looking into doing just a normal mini-jack input (no iPod for me). Is this product the appropriate one? The Blitzsafe V.3A? Hooking into the trunk input for an '03 GTI with the stock Monsoon h/u.

      If so... does anyone have install pictures from running the cable from the trunk to the front seat? Suggestions as to where to tuck it, etc?


    7. 10-18-2006 06:01 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by ChampWJ »
      Hey I have a 2001 Jetta that has the radio in it just like the one a couple posts up. However I also have the VW Cd player mounted directly above the radio. Does the CD player plug into the Changer outlet on the radio? In my case, what would be a good economical way for me to play my ipod in my car?

      for you, the pie VWr pcpod2 works great and allows you to keep your factory add on CD player

      you'll acess the ipod by pressing the "select" button once you're in the cd changer mode of your radio

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html


    8. 10-18-2006 06:04 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by janego »
      I'm looking into doing just a normal mini-jack input (no iPod for me). Is this product the appropriate one? The Blitzsafe V.3A? Hooking into the trunk input for an '03 GTI with the stock Monsoon h/u.

      If so... does anyone have install pictures from running the cable from the trunk to the front seat? Suggestions as to where to tuck it, etc?

      that will work just fine, and you won't need to remove your radio

      use these to adapt it to a 3.5mm headphone jack

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html

      note: you night want to use a rca patch cord to lengthen the audio leads becuase they have to be run from the trunk, or a behind the radio aux input might be easier

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html

      functionaly there is no difference between the trunk connection, or the behind the radio connection, just the connection ends are different


    9. 10-19-2006 11:52 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by John@enfig »
      that will work just fine, and you won't need to remove your radio

      use these to adapt it to a 3.5mm headphone jack

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html

      note: you night want to use a rca patch cord to lengthen the audio leads becuase they have to be run from the trunk, or a behind the radio aux input might be easier

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html

      functionaly there is no difference between the trunk connection, or the behind the radio connection, just the connection ends are different

      Thanks John! Is any grounding necessary for the trunk connection? I've seen a few posts mentioning some sort of buzzing problems when plugged into the trunk input.


    10. 10-29-2006 04:30 PM #45
      hi! eor has the following oem stereo:

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...wItem

      which setup would you recommend for it? i'm not running a changer or satellite nor do i plan to, but i would like to work the ipod from the head unit, if possible.

      love,
      eor


    11. 10-29-2006 11:31 PM #46
      Quote, originally posted by vdubfiend »
      97 mk3 oem tape deck with cd changer control...do you make a kit that'll work with that setup?

    12. 11-03-2006 06:44 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by janego »

      Thanks John! Is any grounding necessary for the trunk connection? I've seen a few posts mentioning some sort of buzzing problems when plugged into the trunk input.

      no, grounding isn't nesssiary, however the longer audio lines required to bring the interface the trunk can sometimes introduce audio noise (its pretty rare that they do)


    13. 11-03-2006 06:46 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by vdubfiend »
      97 mk3 oem tape deck with cd changer control...do you make a kit that'll work with that setup?

      most likely we don't have anything for your radio if your radio speaks "clarion" to the changer, however if you have have a bose headunit, or a headunit out of a 98+ car whe have audio inputs or ipod interfaces


    14. 11-06-2006 06:53 PM #49
      Need help, please. I went through Crutchfield (sorry, John), and ordered a Peripheral ipod adapter. Here's my mess:

      I have a 2003 VW Jetta Wagon with Monsoon.

      I wanted one that didn't connect in the trunk (they screwed that up; told me to buy peripheral, charging me for the tools to take out the stereo; but they did not give me enough tools -- only 2.) So, they are sending me two more, but then in talking with tech support, the guy told me that it needs to be connected through the trunk.

      So, I started to do that today. I thought I found the connection for the cd changer in the back on the driver's side. It was flatter, and rectangular. However, all of the harnesses I recieved from crutchfield are fatter, boxier harnesses. Some of them: VW1, VW2, VW3, which I assume are supposed to fit all the models of Jetta in recent years.

      So, what gives? Should it connect in the back of the stereo? Do I need ANOTHER harness? Is the connection elsewhere, hidden in the back of my car? (I doubt it, as this connection was RIGHT THERE)

      Many thanks


    15. 11-06-2006 08:58 PM #50
      No. Wait. I figured it out. Crutchfield did send me what I needed. I needed the vw3 attachment (I did not have #1). THe sales guy did know, but two tech support people did NOT know. The Peripheral guide is also out of date, and makes no mention of the necessary harness; in fact, it says that the harness is not yet made.

      I was researching through discountcarstereo.com and they have great instruction and images -- that's how I finally figured this crap out. They had a link to the harness matrix.

      Also, so what they did do wrong (besides bad advice) was send me only two removal keys. So, once I get those, I should be good to go.

      SO, here's a question: how do I route the cable from behind the stereo out into the car with my 2003 Jetta?

      Thanks


      Modified by Abbruzzesse at 1:00 AM 11-7-2006


    16. 11-07-2006 01:55 PM #51
      Ummmm, what do these items mean/stand for? Are they model numbers of connections for VW's? What type and year of VW do these parts connect to?

      Personally, I have a 2002 VW Golf with the radio only (monsoon). It has the connection to a trunk mounted CD changer. I would like to know what would allow me to do the following;

      1. connect directly to the back of the stereo
      2. allow for skipping & fast forwarding of the tracks from the stereo face plate (and keep the Ipod charged)
      3. be able to keep the CD changer and use it when the Ipod isn't attached

      I would think that this should be achievable, but no one has submitted anything that says it is.

      Also, does it matter what version of Ipod I have? If I go out and buy a newer 80Gig one, will I still be able to use this set-up and still be able to use my Nano?

      Last thing I want to know, which is the most reliable unit? The one that works the best through the existing stereo system for controlling the Ipod?

      Thanks

      Quote, originally posted by Christian@enfig »
      I am going to fill this thread with all the info needed to choose the proper interface with your iPod.

      1. Blitzsafe - VW/AUX DMX V.3
      Blitzsafe - VW/AUX DMX V.3A
      Blitzsafe - VW/AUX DMX V.5
      P.I.E - VW-AUX
      P.I.E - VWR-AUX
      P.I.E - VW02-AUX

      2.Blitzsafe VW/MLink1 V.3
      Blitzsafe VW/MLink1 V.3A
      Blitzsafe VW/MLink1 V.5


      3.P.I.E - VW/PC-POD
      P.I.E - VWR/PC-POD
      P.I.E - VW02/PC-POD

      4.P.I.E - VW/PC-POD2
      P.I.E - VWR/PC-POD2
      P.I.E - VW02/PC-POD2

      5.USASpec - PA11-VW

      6.Dension - VW-R
      Dension - VW-T


    17. 11-07-2006 10:44 PM #52
      I tried to fit the peripheral PXHVW3 to the back of my factory radio, and it did not fit. It's very close, but did not work. So, screw it. I'm done with it. This has been terrible.

      I am sending back my adaptor. I will be looking through enfig for a good one.


    18. 12-29-2006 05:23 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by Abbruzzesse »
      II am sending back my adaptor. I will be looking through enfig for a good one.

      let us know how we can help you, also if you have any issues with the install call us up for tech support


    19. 12-30-2006 02:42 AM #54
      I have a 2002.5 Jetta GLI with the Monsoon stereo system (no CD changer) and i was wondering if a Denison ICELINK Plus 120-VW-R will work with my system. Also, do you have any idea if it's pre-wired for a cd changer in the trunk, or is that something that goes car by car?

    20. 01-01-2007 05:48 PM #55
      I have a new Apple nano ipod and want to use it through an interface. I have a 2005.5 Jetta TDI witht the factory 6 disc CD changer and satellite radio and would like to be able to preserve the CD changer and satellite radio functions. My son tells me that the VW OEM interface has limitations, including the inability to select particular artists whose songs I want to play since the iPOD controls are not operative using it. What is my best interface option if I wish to be able to do virtually all of the things that the controls on the iPOD itself (particularly selecting an artist) allows one to do? I guess I just want to be able to maintain the iPOD's controls, but ti doesn't look like the POD2 unit sold by Enfig is compartible with the radio/CD changer/ SAT radio in a 2005.5 Jetta. Thanks in advance for any input.

    21. 01-01-2007 08:54 PM #56
      I have a 05.5 Jetta with the 6 disk in dash changer. Which products would work for my car. I want to be able to control it from the stereo.

    22. 01-02-2007 08:02 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by Herbal-T »
      I have a 2002.5 Jetta GLI with the Monsoon stereo system (no CD changer) and i was wondering if a Denison ICELINK Plus 120-VW-R will work with my system. Also, do you have any idea if it's pre-wired for a cd changer in the trunk, or is that something that goes car by car?

      yes, it should, however its discontinued in the US

      I'd recomend the newer DICE I-VW-R


    23. 01-03-2007 04:26 AM #58
      what is the difference between the discontinued denison and the newer DICE model? Is there anything big in terms of functionality? I bought the Denison off of ebay because it was a great deal, but if the DICE model is a big step up, it might be worth it.

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      01-03-2007 09:01 PM #59
      Will the Blitzsafe V.3A work in my glovebox? I don't need to use the steering wheel controls, my ipod will be mounted on the dash.
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      Thanks!




      Modified by jpcacosta at 8:04 PM 1-3-2007


    25. 01-09-2007 04:13 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by jpcacosta »
      Will the Blitzsafe V.3A work in my glovebox? I don't need to use the steering wheel controls, my ipod will be mounted on the dash.
      2006 Passat with Dynaudio and XM.
      Thanks!

      yes it will work

      Blitzsafe VW/M-LINK1 V.3A

      the V.3a is the easiest to install, and doesn't require a sat pass thru, its made to connect to the glovebox mounted CD changer port of your car


    26. 01-09-2007 04:15 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by Herbal-T »
      what is the difference between the discontinued denison and the newer DICE model? Is there anything big in terms of functionality? I bought the Denison off of ebay because it was a great deal, but if the DICE model is a big step up, it might be worth it.

      The dice unit features a more user friendly interface comapred to the Dension, in addition it features an auxialary input to allow you to connect a second audio source

      the dice also is a currently produced product and it features a full warrenty


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      01-14-2007 12:31 AM #62
      will the PIE VW/PC-POD2
      "Audio, Charging & Track +/- iPod interface" plug into the back of my headunit?
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    28. 01-15-2007 04:48 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by maddenbowler »
      will the PIE VW/PC-POD2
      "Audio, Charging & Track +/- iPod interface" plug into the back of my headunit?

      what car do you have?


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      01-17-2007 12:38 AM #64
      Quote, originally posted by John@enfig »

      most likely we don't have anything for your radio if your radio speaks "clarion" to the changer, however if you have have a bose headunit, or a headunit out of a 98+ car whe have audio inputs or ipod interfaces

      how does one tell if it is bose of clarion? remove it?

      I have a 1998 GTI but the head unit looks just like the one pictured from the 97, at least while looking at the face of it. I want to add an aux audio input to the changer in on the head unit (I have prewired changer controls and no changer), and do not care about control of it - this isn't for an ipod.

      edit - maybe I should have put this in a different post, sorry. I see other threads that say yes there is something and no there isn't, just want to get this cleared up.


      Modified by schmuck at 9:01 PM 1-16-2007


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      02-16-2007 04:46 AM #65
      I am debateing if i should put the Dice i-VW-R into my '07 Rabbit with 6-disc indash; my main concern is will it display text on the headunit? Or am i better of putting in my pioneer in from my old car?

      I would really like to keep the factory HU, as long as it has text display. If the Dice i-VW-R cant do it, is there anonther unit that can?

      TIA


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      02-19-2007 09:13 PM #66
      :: 2002 Golf
      :: single-DIN Monsoon head unit
      + add-on single-DIN factory in-dash CD player
      : already pre-wired to the trunk for a CD changer (but I'd rather connect directly to the head unit)
      : want to control iPod from the iPod (not through steering wheel or head unit)

      Would you recommend the Blitzsafe VW/M-LINK1 V.3A? Something else?

      Would my in-dash CD player have to be disconnected?

      Thanks!

      My stuff looks like this (my head unit has slightly different buttons surrounding the volume knob -- separate FADE & BAL buttons and no MID -- but I assume they are otherwise identical):



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      03-08-2007 02:12 AM #67
      Do you want to control it off the radio or just the iPod?

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      03-11-2007 04:09 AM #68
      Quote, originally posted by Christian@enfig »
      Do you want to control it off the radio or just the iPod?

      From the iPod. Although if there is a unit that allows basic radio controls on top of that (with iPod controls remaining active 100% of time),I'd be interested too. Depending on extra $. Thanks.

    34. 03-12-2007 12:26 PM #69
      I have an 01 with the monsoon headunit and single cd player (pictured above)
      i also have the PIE vw/pc-pod2, I connect the adapter to the rear cd changer plug and plug in my ipod, but the ipod doesnt register that its plugged in, and the cd player does not see the cd changer. Ive tried disconnecting the battery several times to no avail.
      should i get a multimeter and probe the connections back there? Its such a simple setup i cant see how i could be missing anything, all the plugs are.. plugged... and everything looks perfectly alright.
      when the car is off and i plug in the ipod should it charge or do i have to turn on the radio first, also will it charge even if it doesnt register that the cd changer is connceted?
      any input would be appriciated

    35. 03-12-2007 06:23 PM #70
      based on the info you're providing me with I belive that the CD changer connection is disconnected behind your radio

      remove the add-on cd changer and make sure its connected to the cd changer plug


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