I'm having an issue with my speakers/head unit in my MKIV R32. I have the factor double-din Monsoon unit and all factory speakers. A couple of days ago, I started my car and all I heard was a really fast clicky/static sound from all of the speakers. I took the Monsoon unit out to check the harness and connections and everything seemed to be fine, so I unhooked the battery for about 10 minutes and then the speakers started working again.
When I started driving, the fast clicking noise came back and then a lot of static from the right rear speaker. I hooked my car up to the VAGCOM here at work and it had a code of "short to ground - right rear speaker", so obviously there's an issue with the speaker or its ground. Is the factory wiring for the speakers designed to turn all the speakers off if one or its ground is bad?
i know stupid question but did you check the the speaker and make sure it was connected tight. and check the factory unit again and make sure the rear right two speakers are in the connectors tight. they could be a little loose
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Bump. Any help would be appreciated. I unplugged the right rear speaker and the fast clicking still happens. Cleared the code with my VAGCOM and it still does the clicking. The code was:
00869 - Line Output; Rear Right
44-00 - Short Circuit
I also tried another Monsoon unit and it still does the same thing. This is driving me insane, please help!
It may sound like a lot of work hearing this but the fact your vag com says short to ground means you have a bad power or ground somewhere in that wiring. You'll need to remove the speaker and follow ALL the wires to their sources (amp/headunit) somewhere in those paths you'll likely find a wire loose or spliced somewhere touching something it shouldn't.
If that seems like too much of a pain for you it's a good time then to upgrade those speakers and headunit and run new speaker wire to a new amp and bypass all that extra nonsense.
I don't know if either of those things worked, or it was just coincidence, but it worked all the way to work this morning and I'm afraid to touch anything else since it is working again