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

    1. 02-13-2011 11:37 PM #631
      yeah a lot of amps now come with an audio output converter thing built in for ease of installation with OEM head units

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      03-07-2011 11:53 AM #632
      I installed my amp and sub according to this and it turns on and off, but i have to do this manually. How can i get my amp to turn on and off w/ the headunit?

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      03-07-2011 09:35 PM #633
      Quote Originally Posted by DominicVW View Post
      I installed my amp and sub according to this and it turns on and off, but i have to do this manually. How can i get my amp to turn on and off w/ the headunit?
      Sounds like you attached the remote turn on wire to a constant 12v source. Connect it to the 75X wire beneath the driver side dash and you should be good to go, that's a SWITCHED 12v.
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    4. 04-26-2011 05:35 AM #634
      got a question about the remote after a little story.....so my system was bumpin pretty hard for a while until i upgrade from 8 awg to 4 awg. it was really bumpin then for a week before my amp over heated fuses exploded then some smoke....but since the remote wire tap into a grey wire from cd change to a relay - to the amp then relay is grounded and by power wire to relay from 12v+. did you mean the power wire from the amp. Because im tap into the amp power the 4awg with a 16awg right at the fork terminal lol. could that of kept my amp from turning off when it was getting to hot? if so where could i put a remote wire for mk4 24v do i have to tap a wire from behind the stock hu? or could i pug a female terminal into the fuse box? im not to comfortable with the relay power remote wire thing being tap into power

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      04-28-2011 10:37 PM #635
      Alright i'm trying to do this install with a x10 Rockford Fosgate punch XLC. I need to get an amp and i am not trying to spend much money at all... does anyone have any suggestions? I found a little 100 watt kicker amp (which was the stock option amp in the 05 srt4) for like 10 bucks.. my only worry is it looks like the wires come out to a plug or harness rather than having a place to attach the speaker wires, power and ground to the back like most amps.. does anyone know which amp i am talking about and if it will work? Thanks.

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      08-21-2011 08:46 AM #636
      hey man great tutorial i ran my a little differently under the plastic on the sides under the doors. i was going to say i also hooked my RCA cable up to where the stereo is using the same wires. (i ran the wires one night cause i was bord and didnt know the stack monsoon didnt have the RCA hook up) on the top of the system there is a stick indicating the wires and what they are. so one by one i cut spliced and tied in the RCA but the turn on for the amp has no wire coming out. any idea what to do?

    7. 08-24-2011 06:39 PM #637
      are all the pics dead for anyone else?

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      08-29-2011 08:34 PM #638
      Amazing write up! I am illiterate when it comes to stereos but this.made it easy!

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      09-14-2011 01:37 PM #639
      Yes, the pics are dead. This writeup is so old, it's not surprising.

    10. 09-19-2011 04:16 AM #640
      Do the subs still work threw the tape player or only with cds?


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      10-11-2011 03:10 PM #642
      I've been bumping for about 2 weeks thanks to this thread.

      But I've got a couple questions. Is it normal for the sub to cut out when I plug in both RCAs? I get better sound with just one. Anyone else found this? I bought a couple more of the red wiring crimpers to see if maybe I missed a wire/bad splice. So I'll try that today most likely. But anyone else had problems with that?

      ETA: Also... if I alternate the 1 RCA they both produce sound to the sub. Neither seems more powerful than the other. But as soon as I add the second RCA I get less sound.

      Last edited by Mr Monkey; 10-11-2011 at 03:26 PM.

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      10-20-2011 01:42 AM #643
      Hi, is there an option for remote cable on the monsoon amp wiring harness. i have my cd changer harness disconnected to is can use that socket behind the Hu unit for aux conversion. any help please and thanks

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      11-07-2011 11:15 PM #644
      please if any of you guys read this can some one tell me on power, how power full is this amp and how much watts give this amp x speaker please bc i am planing of replace this whit a blaupunkt but i want to see if this will wort or not thanks

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      11-27-2011 12:28 AM #645
      Awesome thread. Saved me a buncha money on installation!
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      11-30-2011 09:26 PM #646
      hi my name is mike. i'm working on 01 jetta gls i just put factory headunit, FACTORY CD PLAYER, factory cd changer & now i want to hookup factory amp before i hookup aftermarket speakers. so i pulling the entire wiring from a 00 vr6 jetta. i need help hooking up this factory wire for factory amp any help wood be helpful thanks mike. u can email me or call 908-380-5373 or just reply to this message.

    16. 01-12-2012 10:49 AM #647
      Question, I would like to replace my entire system factory radio, amp, and speakers, can I use the existing wires from the amp for my new amp? (For the HU and speaker wires of course). I know that I will have to run new wires for the amps power and turn on wires. But I was replacing the speakers the other day and the stock wires looked pretty thick, I was thinking that it would save a lot of trouble if I didn't have to run all new wires from my new head unit and to the new speakers.

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      01-24-2012 01:57 AM #648
      Just used this DIY, worked flawlessly. I am running a 1000w Kenwood to 2 12" kickers, sounds great. If anyone has questions you can pm me since this thread is dead.

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      04-29-2012 07:33 PM #649
      Anyone know exactly where the monsoon amp location is on the jetta sedan?

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      04-29-2012 10:54 PM #650
      In the trunk under the rear deck/package tray on the passenger side.

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      04-30-2012 07:36 AM #651
      Thanks, I'm just trying to visualize where it is, so I have to remove the siding on the passenger side in the trunk to get to it?

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      05-12-2012 06:28 AM #652
      bump for extreme level of usefulness + lettin me keep my stock HU

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      05-31-2012 03:30 PM #653
      Does anyone know if it matters whether the converter has 4 or 6 wires coming out of it? I got a six wired one and want to know if it will still work and what to do with the extra 2 wires. Thanks

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      10-18-2012 03:01 PM #654
      Back from the dead...

      Looking for the schematics you mentioned...I'm getting ready to attempt a swap of a 2001 single-DIN Monsoon head unit for a 2004 double-DIN Monsoon head unit.

      I'm deleting 6-disc trunk-mount changer for the Phatbox...Monsoon amp is already installed.

      Is it as simple as unpinning the wiring from the original plugs involved and re-inserting them in the proper places in the double-DIN's single socket, or am I missing a procedure somewhere? There is some information on the head units themselves as to what is supplied where in the plugs...

      Thanks for the assist...

      Dave

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      12-27-2012 11:23 AM #655
      I am planning to add an amp and sub to my stock Monsoon stereo in my MK4 R32. I want to keep the stock equipment. Please note that in the back of the radio where the CD changer connector is located I have installed a Dension Bluetooth kit to connect my phone and stream music from different sources.

      Does someone have the original drawings/pictures for this install?

      Your help is appreciated!

      -GP

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      01-09-2013 10:22 PM #656
      I just successfully hooked up a 14year old Kenwood amp and an 8" JBL sub thanks to this thread.
      Paul's Boutique sounds sooo much better now!
      Thank you OP!!!1!

      now I'm impatiently waiting for my ipod adapter..

    26. 09-12-2013 11:33 AM #657
      The two links you provided for schematics are not working. Can you re-up them for us.

      Thanks,

      Hotrod Iggy

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