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

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      10-08-2009 04:50 PM #2
      Seen this posted twice. Still wondering what the issue is with Monsoon equipped cars?
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      10-08-2009 04:56 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by DGNeo »
      Seen this posted twice. Still wondering what the issue is with Monsoon equipped cars?

      Their is no issue with Monsoon equipped cars, the issue is with Monsoon + Onstar cars.

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


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      10-08-2009 05:01 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »

      Their is no issue with Monsoon equipped cars, the issue is with Monsoon + Onstar cars.

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

      Oh snap. The way it was posted made it seem like it wouldn't work with either Monsoon or OnStar. This is great news, I know I'm not the only one that had this question.

      I'll end up ordering one of these soon then

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      10-10-2009 04:52 PM #5
      installed one today and will be posting a DIY asap.

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      10-10-2009 08:02 PM #6
      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!!!

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      10-10-2009 09:07 PM #7
      thats really neat for people who want oem with more features

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      10-11-2009 07:45 PM #8
      I assume the port next to the USB on the front can be used for ipod integration correct?

      And about the MFA, when you say not supported you just mean radio functions don't show up on the MFA correct?

      Looks slick.


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      10-11-2009 07:47 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Savko@HSTuning »
      I assume the port next to the USB on the front can be used for ipod integration correct?

      And about the MFA, when you say not supported you just mean radio functions don't show up on the MFA correct?

      Looks slick.

      No. The USB port is for a flash drive. It does not work with iPhone/iPod.


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      10-11-2009 07:49 PM #10
      Um...reread that.

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      10-11-2009 08:05 PM #11
      AWESOME cant wait to have money for one of these my oem cd player just **** out
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      10-11-2009 10:51 PM #12
      this seems real nice.

      So this will plug right into a 20th with no issues?

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      10-11-2009 11:55 PM #13
      When the iPhone is paired, what all is allowed? Can I play music from my phone, via bluetooth, through the head unit? Also, is there a mic attachment to have calls ran through the speakers? I'm asking b/c I see answer/end call buttons there.

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      10-12-2009 07:07 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Savko@HSTuning »
      I assume the port next to the USB on the front can be used for ipod integration correct?

      And about the MFA, when you say not supported you just mean radio functions don't show up on the MFA correct?

      Looks slick.


      yes you can use the USB port to play an ipod but most new iphones/ipods are bluetooth so you don't need to plug it in anyways.
      It works with cars with MFA but you are correct it doesn't display any info about the radio on the MFA.

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      10-12-2009 07:09 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by dOWa242 »
      this seems real nice.

      So this will plug right into a 20th with no issues?


      20th will need the adapter harness and antenna adapter we used in the install above, the 2 wires you need to wire will go exactly the same places we used in the install.

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      10-12-2009 07:13 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by veedubb7 »
      When the iPhone is paired, what all is allowed? Can I play music from my phone, via bluetooth, through the head unit? Also, is there a mic attachment to have calls ran through the speakers? I'm asking b/c I see answer/end call buttons there.

      you can play your music on your iphone, you can stream music on your iphone and it will play through the speakers. When using the bluetooth to talk to someone you hear the person you are talking to in the car speakers and you talk to the new radio it has 2 built in mic's.
      in red shows the 2 mic's that pic up your voice when you are talking to someone.

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      10-12-2009 08:13 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »

      yes you can use the USB port to play an ipod but most new iphones/ipods are bluetooth so you don't need to plug it in anyways.
      It works with cars with MFA but you are correct it doesn't display any info about the radio on the MFA.

      I said the port NEXT TO the USB. The AUX port...that's used for ipod cables right?


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      10-12-2009 08:28 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Savko@HSTuning »

      I said the port NEXT TO the USB. The AUX port...that's used for ipod cables right?


      o yes sorry that will be used for non-bluetooth ipods and mp3 players

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      10-12-2009 11:33 AM #19
      Has anyone installed their yet? I got mine and installed it this weekend. The bluetooth stereo stream is VERY LOW QUALITY. Much less than that of the radio or cd player. It sounds like an mp3 encoded at a bit rate of something lower than 128 kpbs. All the highs and lows are cut off making it sound like the speakers are blown. Can anyone confirm this? I am using an iPhone 3GS.

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      10-12-2009 11:53 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by E Coded »
      Has anyone installed their yet? I got mine and installed it this weekend. The bluetooth stereo stream is VERY LOW QUALITY. Much less than that of the radio or cd player. It sounds like an mp3 encoded at a bit rate of something lower than 128 kpbs. All the highs and lows are cut off making it sound like the speakers are blown. Can anyone confirm this? I am using an iPhone 3GS.

      Try a friends iphone/ipod or something else bluetooth, it should not sound bad. If your friends stuff sounds the same way contact whoever sold you the radio maybe their is something wrong with it.

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      10-12-2009 12:38 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »

      Try a friends iphone/ipod or something else bluetooth, it should not sound bad. If your friends stuff sounds the same way contact whoever sold you the radio maybe their is something wrong with it.

      Im planning on doing that this evening. I will let you know what I find.


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      10-12-2009 05:09 PM #22
      Will def be picking this up soon. I've been wanting to replace the stock headunit, but have never liked how aftermarket ones look. This has the features i want and the OEM look. How long will this intro price last?
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      10-12-2009 06:51 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by pentaxshooter »
      Will def be picking this up soon. I've been wanting to replace the stock headunit, but have never liked how aftermarket ones look. This has the features i want and the OEM look. How long will this intro price last?

      it will be running until the end of the month, even once the intro price is over the price will not sky rocket we still want to come in very competitive.

    24. 10-12-2009 07:23 PM #24
      So, wait... this does work with the Monsoon system?

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      10-12-2009 07:29 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by novtec_1@work »
      So, wait... this does work with the Monsoon system?

      yes, it works on monsoon cars

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      10-14-2009 04:38 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by JC@DouglasVW »

      Lose of use of: Single DIN in dash or trunk mounted CD player. REMOVE YOUR CD CARTRIDGE BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION.

      Does this mean you can not use the OEM VW Ipod adaptor?


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      10-14-2009 05:03 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by VWDriver1 »

      Does this mean you can not use the OEM VW Ipod adaptor?

      i am pretty sure you can't but we have a few people trying it out.


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      10-16-2009 11:13 AM #28
      Does this also charge your mp3 player/ipod?

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      10-16-2009 11:32 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by chisai88 »
      Does this also charge your mp3 player/ipod?

      I doubt it because it only has anhaux input.


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      10-16-2009 11:41 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by chisai88 »
      Does this also charge your mp3 player/ipod?

      i wish but no

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      10-16-2009 12:17 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by E Coded »
      Has anyone installed their yet? I got mine and installed it this weekend. The bluetooth stereo stream is VERY LOW QUALITY. Much less than that of the radio or cd player. It sounds like an mp3 encoded at a bit rate of something lower than 128 kpbs. All the highs and lows are cut off making it sound like the speakers are blown. Can anyone confirm this? I am using an iPhone 3GS.

      Did you ever figure out if there was an issue with install or if you had a bad product? I am interested in this product, but I would like to hear from you that you got your iphone to sound good over bluetooth.


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      10-16-2009 12:27 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by ArcadiaBBQ »

      Did you ever figure out if there was an issue with install or if you had a bad product? I am interested in this product, but I would like to hear from you that you got your iphone to sound good over bluetooth.


      he discovered in the apple forums that it is a problem with the iphones

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      10-17-2009 03:05 PM #33
      Official review by one of our customers has been posted here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4609986

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      10-19-2009 08:15 AM #34
      all pm's replied to, if i missed anyone shoot me another!!

    35. 10-19-2009 06:32 PM #35
      so what does the usb port do then?

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