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    Thread: MK4 MP3 Radio, with Volk-L Bluetooth Basic Handsfree

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      10-08-2009 04:34 PM #1
      Current sale is over.
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      10-08-2009 04:50 PM #2
      Looks like you have some competition on pricing:

      http://www.vwvortex.com/artman...shtml <--1st Parts VW ($349.95 plus shipping)

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      10-08-2009 04:54 PM #3
      i will match that price no problem

      their will be a DIY install on Patryk's car next week


      Modified by JC@DouglasVW at 1:57 PM 10-8-2009


    4. 10-08-2009 04:58 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »
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      Does not support cars with Monsoon and OnStar.

      So, of no use to mk4 R32's?

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      10-08-2009 04:58 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »

      Does not support cars with Monsoon and OnStar.

      I was confused by this though. Our cars have Monsoon, no? Maybe I'm misunderstanding.

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      10-08-2009 05:05 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by WonderBucket »

      I was confused by this though. Our cars have Monsoon, no? Maybe I'm misunderstanding.


      no it works on cars with Monsoon, it does not work on cars that are Monsoon + Onstar which are very very far and few between. It will work mint on a mk4 .:R, we will be installing Patryk's into his mk4 .:R next week.

    7. 10-08-2009 08:49 PM #7
      Great "stock" look and a much better alternative for those with the crappy old stock deck. Bluetooth too, very cool.

    8. 10-08-2009 10:03 PM #8
      must watch this one. please post pics in operation, and impressions. Looks very oem plus style.




      Modified by autoxdriver at 7:07 PM 10-8-2009


    9. 10-09-2009 08:25 AM #9
      Is there any form of equalizer in the options for this unit?

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      10-09-2009 08:37 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Jahred3501 »
      Is there any form of equalizer in the options for this unit?

      not sure yet, keep the questions coming and it is all things we will check out when we do the DIY.

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      10-09-2009 08:47 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by Jahred3501 »
      Is there any form of equalizer in the options for this unit?
      There most certainly should be...that's what the little button on the top left looks like its for... the button with the music symbol. I've never seen ANY Volkswagen factory radio that didn't have an equalizer. I can't wait for this radio to come in tomorrow... to check it out. I might have to wait an extra day for the adapter tho...unless Jeff can come thru for me

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      10-09-2009 08:49 AM #12
      Question...I know there is USB and AUX in support but wonder about ipod integration via aftermarket/OEM ipod adapters that are our there?

      Edit: Whats sound quality like compared to the current R32 double radio? (I still havent coded my radio for the Jetta Wagon setting so I'm curious)


      Modified by VDoubleUVR6 at 8:58 AM 10-9-2009

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      10-09-2009 09:07 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by VDoubleUVR6 »
      Question...I know there is USB and AUX in support but wonder about ipod integration via aftermarket/OEM ipod adapters that are our there?

      you can use the oem ipod adapter no problem so i would assume that an aftermarket one would be no issue also.

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      10-09-2009 09:08 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by VDoubleUVR6 »

      Edit: Whats sound quality like compared to the current R32 double radio? (I still havent coded my radio for the Jetta Wagon setting so I'm curious)

      Another good question that will will answer as soon as we do the DIY.

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      10-09-2009 09:59 AM #15
      Ack.. I'd do that if it could get XM. ugh...

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      10-09-2009 12:06 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by autoxdriver »
      must watch this one. please post pics in operation, and impressions. Looks very oem plus style.


      Modified by autoxdriver at 7:07 PM 10-8-2009

      Will do! Coming very very soon!

    17. 10-09-2009 12:08 PM #17
      hmmmmm glad i didnt waste 20 buck and can wait to hear about this

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      10-09-2009 02:12 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »
      i will match that price no problem

      Silly sales men your suppose to beat it not just meet it, poorly played


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      10-09-2009 02:21 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by vwtechr32 »

      Silly sales men your suppose to beat it not just meet it, poorly played

      exactly what I was thinking.

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      10-09-2009 02:24 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by vwtechr32 »

      Silly sales men your suppose to beat it not just meet it, poorly played


      its cool with me if you want to buy it from 1st vw, when you get no customer support you will be kicking yourself in the ass you didn't pay the same price to somewhere that actually offers online, in house and phone support

    21. 10-10-2009 03:30 PM #21
      Thank you for the post!

      This sort of OEM look is exactly what I've been looking for...

      -Does anyone know if this radio is currently offered as the OEM radio in any North American VWs? (If so, which models/years)

      Looking forward to the install guide/review


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      10-10-2009 04:00 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by JohnnyCakes »
      Thank you for the post!

      This sort of OEM look is exactly what I've been looking for...

      -Does anyone know if this radio is currently offered as the OEM radio in any North American VWs? (If so, which models/years)

      Looking forward to the install guide/review


      it does not come standard in any of the cars in the 50 states, not sure about Canada though. We just installed the radio into Patryks .:R with the adapter harness and it only took 15 minutes.

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      10-10-2009 04:44 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Jahred3501 »
      Is there any form of equalizer in the options for this unit?

      yes it has all the same equalizer options as a stock vw head unit but they don't have knobs anymore it is electronic by using the button on the top left corner with a music note on it.

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      10-10-2009 04:46 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by VDoubleUVR6 »
      Edit: Whats sound quality like compared to the current R32 double radio? (I still havent coded my radio for the Jetta Wagon setting so I'm curious)

      i was thinking it would sound just like the stock mk4 .:R radio however it was a nice surprise to know it sounds much better.

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      10-10-2009 04:48 PM #25
      Just wondering: if the trunk-mounted CD changer isn't supported by this H/U, why does it have buttons labeled 1 - 6?
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      10-10-2009 04:53 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Kenji »
      Just wondering: if the trunk-mounted CD changer isn't supported by this H/U, why does it have buttons labeled 1 - 6?

      1-6 are still used for the radio. you know FM and AM radio the most of us seem to forget about with all this new technology.

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      10-10-2009 07:53 PM #27
      ok here we go with a quick DIY, install will take about 15-20 minutes for cars with premium 6 radios that require a wiring harness adapter and antenna adapter.

      This is the wiring harness adapter

      This is the antenna adapter

      Their is a white zip tie holding a bundle of wires together in the wiring harness, Their are a few extra wires in their we want to remove because we don't need them so cut the zip tie off. The wires we are removing are for cars with factory installed phones and factory installed navigation. Remove the white/blue wire, brown/red, and blue/black and then re-zip tie the harness back together

      Removed wires

      Now you are left with 2 wires left loose on the harness that are aimed towards the black 8 pin connector. Push the yellow locking tab out of the black connector so you can insert the 2 wires. Insert the all red wire into labeled position 4 on the black connector, this wire is for switched power. Insert the red/white wire into labeled position 7 on the black connector and reinsert the yellow locking tab into the black connector to lock them in. Now you are ready to plug the harness into the back of the new radio.

      Some pics of the new radio

      Next you want to remove the factory radio.

      Plug the new antenna adapter into the old wire

      Now plug the new adapter harness connector into the original connector that plugged into the factory wiring harness, you will also have 2 loose wires on the new harness that will be all red and grey/blue. Remove the under dash cover and run the 2 wires down from the radio hole in the dash to the floor by the gas pedal.

      now tuck the connector and antenna wire back into the dash and push the new radio into the dashboard to lock it into place

      Now run the 2 wires by the gas pedal up under the dash and towards the headlamp switch, push the knob in on the headlamp switch and twist to release it from the dashboard. Now push the tab to release the connector from the headlamp switch. We wanted to scotch tap the wires for a quick install. Tap the grey/blue wire into the illumination wire on the headlamp switch connector, the wire you want to tap is blue/white.

      Now take the all red wire and tap that into the black/white wire on the same connector. This is for switched ignition. The black/white wire comes direct from the ignition switch and is on a 15amp fuse so you are good to go. (if you feel better about it you can go direct to the ignition switch but it is more work for no reason)

      Slide the harness back into the headlamp switch hole in the dashboard and reconnect the headlamp switch and remount the under dash cover and your install is complete!!!

      Enjoy your radio!!!

      equalizer options



      paired with the Iphone

      illuminated pics




      Modified by JC@DouglasVW at 5:01 PM 10-10-2009


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      10-10-2009 08:02 PM #28
      Nice. What does the display show with a USB music source selected?
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      10-10-2009 08:05 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by grammaticus »
      Nice. What does the display show with a USB music source selected?

      I walked away after we finished the install but i know patryk plugged stuff into the USB port so he will be able to answer that question for you as soon as he next signs on vortex.

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      10-10-2009 08:28 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »
      1-6 are still used for the radio. you know FM and AM radio the most of us seem to forget about with all this new technology.

      Ah, of course . Nice DIY too.
      Kenji

    31. 10-11-2009 03:19 AM #31
      I'm pretty sure the Ipod/Iphone is compatible with the USB port. My buddy's SI has a USB adapter and it works perfectly with the Ipod.

    32. 10-11-2009 08:22 AM #32
      Does this have satelite radio ability?

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      10-11-2009 10:07 AM #33
      Looks very good. So this is an official VW radio ?

      Something to look out for when my OEM navi dies, I miss iphone/ipod connectivity badly on that


    34. 10-11-2009 01:36 PM #34
      Wow, that looks really nice. Where can we get the "extra parts" required to install this into a mk4 double din monsoon? I found the part numbers on ECS but it doesn't say anything about them. I want to make sure i get the right parts if/when i decide to buy this.





      Modified by codyw912 at 1:46 PM 10-11-2009


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      10-11-2009 04:23 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »
      ...This is the wiring harness adapter...

      That looks just like the OEM Navi harness adaptor.

      Can this adaptor be used on the OEM Navi?
      The aftermarket sources are hit-or-miss.

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      Modified by speedbump2 at 4:30 PM 10-11-2009


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