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

    1. 02-10-2003 10:34 AM #26
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      Amp location in a Jetta wagon?? Anyone?? AND, will this work with a single din monsoon setup?? (The 02 jetta wagons still came with the single din)..
      this question was already asked...here is the answer
      pop your trunk, stick your head in and look up. should be mounted underneath the rear deck.
      and yes, this will work with the single-din Monsoon system as well.


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      02-10-2003 12:35 PM #27
      Hey thanks but I said WAGON.. Pop the HATCH, look up, and there is nothing(no rear deck in a wagon) .. But thanks for thinking.. Anyone on the wagon amp location??


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    3. 02-10-2003 01:55 PM #28
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      Hey thanks but I said WAGON.. Pop the HATCH, look up, and there is nothing(no rear deck in a wagon) .. But thanks for thinking.. Anyone on the wagon amp location??
      My guess is that it should be around the same area as a Golf/GTI, since it does have a hatch.
      Sorry about the other post...I didn't see you said WAGON.

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      02-10-2003 02:50 PM #29
      No problemo.. I think I may have found it.. Left hand side above where the changer gets mounted.. There is like a foam mold that the changer gets set into in the compartment, and it appears that the amp is above that.... Will post up when I know for sure..
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      02-10-2003 04:13 PM #30
      does anyone know if this will work for the 2000 monsoon system?

    6. 02-10-2003 08:48 PM #31
      Thanks for the How-to, I installed a Rockford Fosgate punch 500.2 and a 12 inch polk/momo sub in my 03 GTI over the weekend. The colors of the wires were the same as the pictures above. The sound system sounds alot better now. I am gonna install a Rockford Fosgate 1-farad Capacitor cause the lights dim a little when the bass hits hard.


      [Modified by GLIVR6speed, 9:08 PM 2-10-2003]

    7. 02-10-2003 09:09 PM #32
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      does anyone know if this will work for the 2000 monsoon system?
      Yes, this will work with both the single-din and double-din Monsoon systems. I am not sure if it will work with the non-monsoon systems because I am not sure if they have the same color wires.

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      02-11-2003 12:21 PM #33
      For anyone that cares to know, the monsoon amp in the Wagon is above the CD changer compartment behind the molded foam in the left hand storage area.. I cut a small piece of the foam away and it exposed the harnesses and made them much easier to get to..
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    9. 02-11-2003 12:39 PM #34
      I installed new subs this weekend using this guide, and wanted to let you know I appreciated your work in putting this together. The tie-down ground was a very cool idea, and works very well.
      FYI to others:
      This wiring scheme is the same for '01 Jettas w/ Monsoon. (grey harness amp input)
      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)
      Thanks again!
      -Grant

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      02-11-2003 08:09 PM #35
      Question on the remote wire?? I have the in dash 6 disc changer, so the changer harness in the rear is not hooked up, therefore the grey wire will not work as a remote wire.. Is there a remote wire to the amp?? OR, is there anything else in the rear that I can use as a remote for the amp?? Thanks ahead of time..
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    11. 02-11-2003 08:41 PM #36
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      Question on the remote wire?? I have the in dash 6 disc changer, so the changer harness in the rear is not hooked up, therefore the grey wire will not work as a remote wire.. Is there a remote wire to the amp?? OR, is there anything else in the rear that I can use as a remote for the amp?? Thanks ahead of time..
      Even though you do not have the 6 cd-changer in the rear, you can still use the grey with in the harness for your remote turn on (unless the rear 6 cd-changer harness has been taken out of the headunit and replaced with the in-dash harness).

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      02-11-2003 09:17 PM #37
      Exactly.. To hook up the in dash changer, you have to unhook the harness from the HU, and hook the one from the in dash unit to the HU.. SO, I have no remote from the grey wire.. Any suggestions on what to use since there is nothing to the grey?? (like can one of the monsoon amp wires be used??)
      Also, if there is nothing else back there, what color wire is the remote that I can tap from the back of the HU (single din)..


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    13. 02-11-2003 09:33 PM #38
      OK, since the rear cd-changer has been disconnected and the in-dash cd-changer harness has been connected, is there a grey wire in the in-dash cd-changer harness? I am assuming there has to be because the HU has to tell the in-dash cd-changer that its on. If there isn't, then I would suggest to use an ignition wire. I haven't really done too much investigation as to if there is a remote turn on wire that goes to the monsoon amp. All I know is the four wires that need to be tapped into for the LOC.

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      02-14-2003 08:21 AM #39
      this may sound stupid, but whats an automotive relay, and how much are they? thanks.

    15. 02-14-2003 10:10 AM #40
      An automotive relay is like the black box in the picture (the white boxes are also relays, but in our VW's, we have black ones).
      The point of a relay is to use a small amount of power to move an armature that is able to switch a much larger amount of power.
      HOW A RELAY WORKS

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      02-14-2003 10:28 AM #41
      is there a way to run the +12v power for the amp from the fuse panel? i would like to avoid having to go through the firewall.
      also, what about running a wire from the +12v that powers either the monsoon amp or head in parallel to the amp i am installing for my sub? would there be enough current?

    17. 02-14-2003 09:17 PM #42
      If you take out the fuse panel, there is a power wire that runs from the battery to it. You could just unscrew that, and attach the power wire that goes to the amp to it. I dont advise you do because you don't want to draw too much current from that wire. It might cause the whole fuse panel to go "kapooie"!

    18. 02-19-2003 02:19 AM #43
      I have a 2003 gti 1.8t, awesome car........however it lacks in the sound dept! I read your post, very informative. Have u heard if the wiring harness and sequence is the same as in your '02 VR6?? If so, I may proceed with a similar setup. I have a 4 channel amp and a JL 10" sub in a box I want to add for more bass. Anywhere else to buy those wire taps and Line out converters??? Thx 4 the help, CUJO

    19. 02-19-2003 08:00 AM #44
      quote:
      I have a 2003 gti 1.8t, awesome car........however it lacks in the sound dept! I read your post, very informative. Have u heard if the wiring harness and sequence is the same as in your '02 VR6?? If so, I may proceed with a similar setup. I have a 4 channel amp and a JL 10" sub in a box I want to add for more bass. Anywhere else to buy those wire taps and Line out converters??? Thx 4 the help, CUJO
      I just turned in my 2002 GTI VR6 yesterday and I got a 2003 Golf 2.0 2-door. I checked all the wiring harness's and they are exactly the same...so yeah...it will work with 2003 Monsoon system's.

    20. 02-19-2003 03:13 PM #45
      thx for the help....i will be doing this mod. asap....i just need to find some wire taps and a LOC. -CUJO

    21. 02-19-2003 06:22 PM #46
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      thx for the help....i will be doing this mod. asap....i just need to find some wire taps and a LOC. -CUJO
      Wire taps...Radio Shack
      LOC...I got mine at Radio Shack, but from what I understand, they don't carry them anymore. Go to your local audio shop and get one there, or get one from Best Buy. Just make sure it has ONLY 4 wires.

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      02-21-2003 03:50 PM #47
      any idea where to get through the firewall on an '03 GTI ?
      thanks
      mike

    23. 02-21-2003 09:20 PM #48
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      any idea where to get through the firewall on an '03 GTI ?
      thanks
      mike

    24. 02-24-2003 12:21 AM #49
      That is not a very good place for a ground. while it may work fine, if somebody happens to be using a little more powerful amp, it could be problematic. you should always ground direct to chassis with no paint. otherwise good stuff.

    25. 02-24-2003 01:06 AM #50
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      That is not a very good place for a ground. while it may work fine, if somebody happens to be using a little more powerful amp, it could be problematic. you should always ground direct to chassis with no paint. otherwise good stuff.

      In this picture where do you see paint? The ground's connect to the screw and that screw screws into the frame behind it. If you were looking at the picture right above your post...that is a picture of where I ran my power wire through the firewall.

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