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    Thread: The Official Double-Din Monsoon Aftermarket Amp+Sub(s) Install Guide

    1. 05-15-2003 04:07 PM #101
      is everything else wired correctly? hook the remote wire directly to the 12v power wire. it should work then. if it doesn't, something else is wrong.

    2. 05-16-2003 11:46 PM #102
      it should work when you connect it to the grey wire. check the connection to make sure everything is connected good.

    3. 05-23-2003 11:43 AM #103
      Quote, originally posted by Shadowaic »
      I tried hooking my amp remote wire up to the gray wire in the changer harness, and am getting nothing. Granted, i have an 01 non-monsoon, but harness looks the same. Should i be using a diff wire?

      make sure all your connection are good. the grey with will only turn on the amp when the head unit it turned on. Make sure the head unit is turned on. If it is turned off even though your car is running...it still will not work.

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      05-29-2003 01:10 AM #104
      I thought I would confirm a post you had at the begining. You were wondering if the color codes for the 2003's with the monsoon are the same as previous years and they are. I had no problem installing this thing. peice of cake thanx man.

    5. 06-19-2003 08:03 PM #105
      I've asked this question before but there was no answer so I'm going to ask again here.
      1. I have a d-din 2003.5 Jetta 1.8T HU (NON-MONSOON)
      2. I want to add a sub by tapping the speaker-level out to LOC to amp then to sub.
      question:
      Where should I tap the speaker cable to connect the LOC? Behind the HU, from the speakers, or where else?

    6. 06-25-2003 09:13 PM #106
      Try Radio Shack that's where I picked mine up. It's where all the relays and switchs are.

    7. 06-27-2003 01:44 AM #107
      Q my lights dim when i listen to stereo too loud ????
      MK 4 gti 1.8T

    8. 07-01-2003 11:03 AM #108
      get a capacitor

    9. 07-01-2003 03:25 PM #109
      Has anyone figured out the Remote wire on the Monsoon Amp harness?

    10. 07-03-2003 04:02 PM #110
      i have a double din NON-monsoon system in a 2k3 Golf.
      i don't have that same grey harness in the rear. how will i tap into the stereo, without a lot of modification to the wiring?

    11. 07-05-2003 12:49 AM #111
      Does the Monsoon HU also have the yellow socket at the back?
      If so, you can use a Blaupunkt Adapter to get two pairs of line
      outs and a remote wire from the HU. I know that the single
      din HU carries this socket. Can someone check this out?
      Makes the install much easier once you have the adapter. I
      know its not available from crutchfield - works with Blau and OEM
      VW Single din HU so far.

    12. 07-05-2003 01:01 PM #112
      hi.
      will the blaupunkt adapter you are talking about with the 2 sets of rca's and a remote wire work on the monsoon sound system in my 2002 gti 1.8t?
      i am about to connect my system by tapping into the rear speakers as suggested in the initial diagram at the beginning of this thread.
      but it seems like this blaupunkt solution is alot easier.
      jp

    13. 07-05-2003 09:14 PM #113
      i have everything connected and it's not working amp turns on i have power but no sound but i do hear a funny sound from the amp like a low buzzz or something i check the ground OK power OK lines comming off the amp to the converter what the hell ...

    14. 07-06-2003 07:32 PM #114
      I'm trying to find out if the monsoon HU has the socket for the Blau adapter.
      Its a yellow socket at the back of the HU. If anyone can check it would help
      out a bunch of folks. Thanks.

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      07-06-2003 10:02 PM #115
      Ok so I'm trying to do this on a Passat and I'm having some trouble w/the remote switch. The grey wire is not giving me any juice at all. The grey wire isn't even attached to a pin. I was however able to get a signal from the purple wire - however the amp is now on constantly and won't turn off. Is this the wrong wire?

    16. 07-07-2003 04:55 PM #116
      Quote, originally posted by Srexy »
      Ok so I'm trying to do this on a Passat and I'm having some trouble w/the remote switch. The grey wire is not giving me any juice at all. The grey wire isn't even attached to a pin. I was however able to get a signal from the purple wire - however the amp is now on constantly and won't turn off. Is this the wrong wire?

      You will have to use a multimeter to check which wire powers up with a +12v
      when the radio is on. I assume you are tapping into the CD changer wiring.

    17. 07-07-2003 10:00 PM #117
      The Blaupunkt adapter does work with monsoon head units. It plugs in where
      the yellow dummy plug sits and provides the line-outs and remote.
      I just got done wiring my '01 Wolfsburg and I have to say the install instructions
      are totally off colorwise. Maybe those colors are fine for '02s and '03s and
      maybe some '01s but my Wolfsburg has no "grey adapter" and the closest
      color adapter (black) doesn't have these:
      Quote »
      Right Rear Positive = Brown
      Right Rear Negative = Black (right under the brown wire)
      Left Rear Positive = White
      Left Rear Negative = Black (right under the white wire)

      So what's the deal? I doubt VWOA did something special with the wolfsburg's
      wiring. Unless I can get updated colors for the wires, I'm gonna wait on
      my blaupunkt adapters to come in. Getting a bunch.
      I would still like to know what's up with the wire colors though.

    18. 07-07-2003 10:56 PM #118
      hi Irie18turbo.
      thanks for hooking me up with the blaupunkt adapter info.
      i do have one question.... will this adapter, if plugged into a amp and sub actually sound better with monsoon system than my current setup... which is my amp tapping into rear speaker lines for signal?
      here is the deal. my car is a lease with 18 months left on it... and i have yet to decide if i am keeping it after the lease it up... it's mint with 14k miles 2002 leather, sunroof 17's, monsoon, etc.
      i am seriously contemplating yanking the entire monsoon system and replacing it with all boston component speakers and a 10 inch boston sub in a tight sealed box, 2 alpine amps, and an alpine head unit.
      the only problem i have with this install of amp and sub.... is this.... my current monsoon system actually sounds better without the addition of the amp and sub. the problem with this line level install is this.... you are tapping into a full signal that, when adjusted via the bass knob on the HU, totally screws with the sound clarity because it removes the necessary signals from reaching the monsoon speakers... and, in fact, removes some of the signal from reaching the bass amp.
      this is a terrible way of adding a sub to the system.... you have to adjust your bass, mid, and treble for each and every cd.... not to mention the fader.
      i am yanking this setup due to the lack of control and the overall a$$ sound it has created in my otherwise decent stock system.
      my new theory on all of this.... i am either going to deal with what i have in the car (which is not that bad) or yank it all in favor of super high end quality stuff (i.e boston, etc)
      i will get up with you if i need the adapter.
      peace-out


      Modified by jpgti18t at 3:59 AM 7-8-2003

    19. 07-07-2003 11:13 PM #119
      thanks for that great info on the blau stuff. where can i get it tho, since crutchfield doesn't carry it?

    20. 07-08-2003 12:42 AM #120
      Quote, originally posted by wurz »
      thanks for that great info on the blau stuff. where can i get it tho, since crutchfield doesn't carry it?

      I'm getting some in a couple days. By friday I should have em.

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      07-08-2003 10:53 AM #121
      Quote, originally posted by Irie18Turbo »
      You will have to use a multimeter to check which wire powers up with a +12v
      when the radio is on. I assume you are tapping into the CD changer wiring.

      OK - so forgive me for my ignorance but is this a constant current or just a one-time pop to let the amp/changer know that the h/u is online? I realize that I'm going to have to look for a 12v current that comes on when the h/u is switched on, but should it stay on?

    22. 07-08-2003 01:33 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by Srexy »
      OK - so forgive me for my ignorance but is this a constant current or just a one-time pop to let the amp/changer know that the h/u is online? I realize that I'm going to have to look for a 12v current that comes on when the h/u is switched on, but should it stay on?

      Should stay on once HU is on.

    23. 07-10-2003 06:24 PM #123
      Since someone is kind enough to put up tutorials...could someone else be just as kind as to put or suggest a similiar tutorial for installing subs and amps in an Audi A4 96? So generous will he be!
      Big ups [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    24. 07-11-2003 11:03 PM #124
      hey, have those adaptors come in yet? i'm gonna need one soon.
      or, can you just give me the part number?

    25. 07-12-2003 01:21 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by wurz »
      hey, have those adaptors come in yet? i'm gonna need one soon.
      or, can you just give me the part number?

      Adapters not in yet. Any day now. Sorry.
      Will update as soon as they get here.

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