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      07-05-2011 12:42 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by tunethtmkII View Post
      its supposed to be external 6 disk changer.

      Sorry, I still don't see it. Where do the CD's go in?
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      07-05-2011 01:22 AM #127
      Cd's go into something like this, which then goes into the Cd Changer. Usually they hold up to 6 cd's.

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      07-05-2011 01:34 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by akern2 View Post
      Cd's go into something like this, which then goes into the Cd Changer. Usually they hold up to 6 cd's.

      Hmmm, interesting. And I took a look over at the MkIII Forum and did a search but came up with not a lot of good info. Any tips on how to go about adding a 3mm Audio Jack?
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      07-05-2011 07:38 AM #129
      LOL, confused what a changer looks like, time moves on I guess

      You would need to burn a CD with all blank audio, and put a Y connector on the RCA connectors on the CD changer and run them to an external source (the radio mutes them when a CD is not playing). Though I think they make little boxes the trick the changer into playing audio with no CD.

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      07-05-2011 12:32 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      LOL, confused what a changer looks like, time moves on I guess

      You would need to burn a CD with all blank audio, and put a Y connector on the RCA connectors on the CD changer and run them to an external source (the radio mutes them when a CD is not playing). Though I think they make little boxes the trick the changer into playing audio with no CD.
      Hahaha sorry, my parents cars both have CD changers but I've never seen the actual changer though. But time does in fact move on

      Couldn't I just solder some wires to connect with the pigtails on the back of the radio? Only thing is, which one is the pigtail for the CD changer? A2 Resource says it's Pink but I don't see it, and the wire colors don't match up from what I can see.




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      07-05-2011 12:38 PM #131
      it's thsat big one, you have a Clarion radio IIRC 9Panasonic used the pink connector). You won't have RCA connectors at the changer end IIRC so you can't do the RCA Y cable trick, and soldering wires won't do anything becuase the radio will not see any CD playing.

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      07-05-2011 03:26 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      it's thsat big one, you have a Clarion radio IIRC 9Panasonic used the pink connector). You won't have RCA connectors at the changer end IIRC so you can't do the RCA Y cable trick, and soldering wires won't do anything becuase the radio will not see any CD playing.
      Damn. So there is no way to adapt an iPod?
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      07-05-2011 11:40 PM #133
      Yes there is.

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      07-05-2011 11:52 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      Yes there is.
      How?
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      07-06-2011 07:10 AM #135
      Look up several posts.

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      07-12-2011 12:28 PM #136
      i knew your username looked familiar when you wrote on my thread! i browse through victoria's build thread from time to time lol. looking good as always! keep up the good work, sir.

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      07-12-2011 12:36 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by mike000 View Post
      i knew your username looked familiar when you wrote on my thread! i browse through victoria's build thread from time to time lol. looking good as always! keep up the good work, sir.
      Haha yeah! Lol thanks for the kind words.

      I just need to work on getting the paint to shine the way your 8V does
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      07-12-2011 01:17 PM #138
      You need one of these:

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/ENFIG_VW12_IPD_AUX.html

      Gives a choice to run RCA or iPod into your Premium Sound head unit.

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      07-12-2011 01:29 PM #139
      That says it's for mk4 and above.

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      07-13-2011 12:36 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      That says it's for mk4 and above.
      You sir are correct. However there is an 8-pin variant on the same site that will work. The one originally posted will only work with K-wire systems.

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      07-13-2011 11:33 PM #141
      I basically just solved the problem by buying a Deluxe Radio with an AUX input.

      Anyway, I finally got around to fixing my odometer. Hopefully for good this time.

      I sourced a donor cluster from a CE2 Mexican Jetta GL and the odometer looked to be in working condition. It went from 241,631 Miles tooooo 160002. To match my car. Here are pics:






      And then old vs. new (new is white)


      Speedo faceplate on


      Andddd in the cluster

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      07-14-2011 04:10 PM #142
      That speedometer is going to read incorrect. The guts are from the 120 speedo.

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      07-14-2011 04:35 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      That speedometer is going to read incorrect. The guts are from the 120 speedo.
      What? Isn't the only difference the faceplate?
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      07-14-2011 04:47 PM #144
      How does the needle know if it's on a 120mph or a 140mph speedometer?

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      07-14-2011 04:55 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      How does the needle know if it's on a 120mph or a 140mph speedometer?
      Haha idk. So what is the problem?
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      07-14-2011 04:56 PM #146
      The needle will point to the 120mph speed. So if you're doing a true 60mph, it'll say a hair over 50.

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      07-14-2011 05:08 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      The needle will point to the 120mph speed. So if you're doing a true 60mph, it'll say a hair over 50.
      So that means that I will be speeding even when my cluster says i'm not?
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      07-14-2011 05:11 PM #148
      I'm sorry but it's not hard to understand... the needle doesn't care what the face says, it'll point to the area that the internals of the speedometer are calibrated to. Does that make sense?

      Why does the odo not work? Spin the speedo (a drill usually works, with a phillips bit inserted in the cable end), and see that all the gears are turning or not. Sometimes you can repair the original odometer with glue on a cracked gear.

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      07-14-2011 05:22 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I'm sorry but it's not hard to understand... the needle doesn't care what the face says, it'll point to the area that the internals of the speedometer are calibrated to. Does that make sense?

      Why does the odo not work? Spin the speedo (a drill usually works, with a phillips bit inserted in the cable end), and see that all the gears are turning or not. Sometimes you can repair the original odometer with glue on a cracked gear.
      No, no, I gotcha, I understand. What im asking, is if there is any way to calibrate it to the 140 mph speed?

      And the little red gear kept popping out along with the rod. So not only was it not working, it was tilted. And everytime I put it back in, it popped out. It never stayed in place.
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      07-14-2011 05:30 PM #150
      I had the exact same problem as have a lot of people. I've heard that superglue on the red gear to hold it to the rod works (my red gear was cracked).

      No, there is not a way to recalibrate it. The best way I understand how the speedo works is that a magnet is attached to the cable end, and spins and pulls another magnet to lift the needle, and that pull force works against that tiny tiny brass spring you see on top of the main needle shaft. That needle must have different specs for each speedo reading and changing it I believe is what does it. But it's so sensitive that anything you do to it WILL screw it up.

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