this consists of several stages:
-stage 1: install of Focal Speakers (full range) (8 hrs)
-stage 2: Complete System re wire ( 50 hrs)
-stage 3: Sub woofer and mono amp (5 hrs)
-stage 4: sound deaden trunk, and under rear seats (15 hrs)
-stage 4.5:Sound deaden door skins (not done)
-stage 5:sound deaden all floor, pillars and misc (not done)
this is how my sound WAS... 3 months away.
diagrams for the new wiring for the new audio
then its audio install time.
FOCAL 165 A3 (front 3 way)
FOCAL 165 A1 (rear 2 way)
JL J2 250.1
all cables recieved... time to start the build.
dash taken apart, cables prepped.
all the new cable... good cable for better sound.
partly back together.
amps in place.
focal crossover for the front 3 way
how its wired, with the oxigen free 12 awg.
everything apart, to accomodate the new wire.
the door was appart, to be able to do the new wire.
the clip where the wires are ran.
took me 4 hrs, to put it back together... well.. its now working.
can you see the wires??
interior apart, for the audio build.
all back together...kinda
running the passenger side wires
amped subwofer, in a custom enclosure. it looks OEMish.
after the front, i did both rear doors, they dont have pics, but well.. its almost the same as doing the front doors.
like is the pac device ONLY for STEERING WHEEL controls?
or do you need the pac device to get an aftermarket HU?
can you hook up an aftermarket head unit to jetta mkv without the pac device?
There are 2 different PAC adapters, one is for steering wheel controls, the other is for conversion between the stock pin block that all the speaker wires connect to to your new aftermarket HU. You need this PAC...unless you want to pull all the pins out and wire those to your HU. In my opinion, it was easier to use the PAC but I only replaced a few speakers and the HU, not the entire wiring setup.
For more information about the PACs, I recommend looking at crutchfield.com, entering your car and looking at the recommendations. It tells you exactly what you need for your application. Check out link below:
Sweet Jesus that looks like a lot of work. Being allergic to work I suddenly find myself breaking out in hives... A proper install to say the least. I really love the 'schematic' you schemed up!
lol, it worked!
in it you can see the head unit on top, all 4 channels consisting on the 3 ways of the front, the 2 ways on the rear, both amps, and the subwoffer, and all with the respective connections, power wires, etc. i like to plan ahead, in order to make everything smoother.
and while it took me about 50 hrs to do the front doors and subwoffer, it only took me about 3 hrs to do the rears...
thats cause the rears were just the same as the front, and i had already worked all the kinks, and i knew what to do and how to do so. and once you discover how to do the door connectors, then the install flies!
lol, dont even remember what the pm was about! lol.
i ordered 100 sq ft of bquiet extreme. i looked around and there was quite a bit of people using it and generating good results.
as soon as it arrives, i'll take pics.
And a lil review on the previous work:
its awesome. The sound quality of the focals is incredible. you feel like you were in front of the band, them playing live for you. the quality is trully outstanding. the thing is that my also Awesome exhaust "disturbs" with the concert in motion, so while its still good with the car rolling or not i want the interior to be a separate universe from the outside.
Im starting this same project. I'm still debating if i want to attempt wiring it all myself, or having someone do it professionally. I hooked up my subs in my last car which was an E36 bmw 325i but it was super sloppy. I want this to be a little more legit.
This is what I did on Thanksgiving.
being crouched in a trunk for hours sucks doesnt it?