Didn't cost me a dime other then buying the mk3 tdi donor. You can buy the mk4 version with red and blue lighting for $29 at your local VW dealer as they are on closeout.
I used the mk3 wiring harness for the radio and then rewired the car. This required me rip open the door speakers and yank the amps in there. I used the wires running through the doors and towards the rear of the car that were already in there. It was not plug and play but now I can use most OEM radios in my car. I did this same wiring for the car that has the becker unit. The becker head unit uses a factory style plug but requires two pins to be swapped in the plug.
I will check on the part number of the radio as I too would like a spare.
There's one for sale in ebay.co.uk right now
Not much features but comes with cd changer connection...
Hurry up folks
This is why I haven't changed out the 10 year old Pioneer CD player that's in mine. It's not that it's a very good stereo. It's just that I haven't been able to find a decent looking replacement. I'd like to see what people come up with in here.
The best one I've seen in the thread is (like many other people have said) that City Jetta unit. Where did these orgininate? Was it a European, UK, Chinese, or all of the above?
Hecho en Mexico
I "think" Canada may have gotten it too, but not positive. The tex member that had one was from Canada iirc, and he had searched a long time to find one and finally got one off of ebay, which leads me to believe maybe not..
Note: the CD in jack shown in the picture above is (to my knowledge) NOT a stock feature. The radios I have do not have that.
Last edited by cyberstasi; 07-04-2010 at 01:17 PM. Reason: clarify
here is what i have in my SLC.
Not to crazy looking, bluetooth works great.
if you look around, 125.00.
found it at amazon: 119.00
ordering one for my other car!
Last edited by vdubjim; 07-04-2010 at 02:37 PM.
Custom Vinyl Graphics and Stickers
I MAKE OEM style stickers
It has a remote but the buttons are sort of small too so I haven't played with it. I'll take a look and let you know about it.
When I bought my current radio I thought it would be nice to still have a cd player, but I have never once played a cd in it.
Check out the Alpine IDA-X305s. Great radio with a nice full color display. Shawn if you want one, I can get you a very good price.
The nakamichi I would just run line out from the ipod (there is a lineout pin on the ipod connector) to the line in on the back of the nakamichi. No direct ipod control, but solid sound quality.
Agreed on the Alpine's iPod interface, but its still not as good as just controlling the iPod from itself. I've yet to see one as good as just a line output from the iPod itself, not as trick or stealthy but hands down the best to operate.
My vote still goes to the Nak for this fact alone.
The iPod interface is great but its not the safest to use while driving. In my daily I have it line level and I find at times its not easy to use while driving. Whereas in my Corrado I never have issues using the Alpine interface. And its nowhere near as good of a interface as their IDA radios. Plus like I said, the signal they are using is much better than line level so the sound quality is much better. It uses a 24bit DAC.