View Full Version : VW Jetta 04 HU Question???
05-09-2010, 04:03 AM
I just got me an 04' VW Jetta with a Monsoon Stereo setup. I havent dont to much research on it, on what to do to replace the HU on it. Im told this and that bout it, horror stories and stories of it aint shyt. I need some advice from people who have done one, or seen one done. I just wanna change the HU out. Is it as simple as, get a kit/harness and slap a new HU in? Thanks in advance...:cool:
05-10-2010, 07:15 PM
05-10-2010, 07:21 PM
I bought a HU from crutchfield and it can with everything I needed to change the HU in the wifes VW R32. It was pretty straight forward.
05-10-2010, 07:28 PM
So just plug and play with the harness? Nothing special needed or I need to know?
05-10-2010, 07:43 PM
As far as I remeber yes. It's been over 2yrs though. I don't remeber having to buy "special". I got the pigtail/harness so it was just pulg & play. go to vwfixx.com and do some searching around on there. You should be able to find something there for sure.
05-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Thanks man, Ill take a look...
05-11-2010, 10:08 PM
Hmm, my car has a factory amp to. Forgot to mention that... :(
05-11-2010, 10:14 PM
Yup, that's what the monsoon system is.
05-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Yea, so that amp have RCAs just like regular amps? So i can plug it into aftermarket deck? Im waiting on the tools to take the deck out, so I can see whats back there... lol
05-12-2010, 07:47 AM
No you'll have to buy a wire harness. One end you'll wire to your new HU, and the other end will have a female plug that will plug into the factory harness.
05-12-2010, 07:09 PM
Yea, but for the amp? Its all contained in that wiring of the harness?
05-12-2010, 07:32 PM
It's all in one. If you do plan on running another amp you will need to bypass and run all new wire.
05-12-2010, 07:33 PM
Dam, that was my next question. I just wanna add a sub amp....
05-12-2010, 07:39 PM
Heres what I wanted to do...
Take out the factory HU, replace it with another. Leave the factory amp on the speakers and add a sub amp and sub, nothing big. I guess it aint that easy as leaving the factory amp on the factory speakers and just adding a sub and sub amp with the aftermarket HU?
05-12-2010, 08:01 PM
You can add just an amp/sub by using a LOC (line out converter).
05-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Yea, but want an aftermarket HU. If I do decide to keep the factory HU then ill just add one of those...
05-12-2010, 09:01 PM
Same thing with an after market HU.
05-12-2010, 09:41 PM
I think im lost, lol... Why would I need a LOC with an aftermarket HU if it has RCA inputs?:confused:
06-05-2010, 03:17 AM
Ima bump this cause im start here soon, Ima wanna keep the factory HU. Just add a sub amp and sub...
06-05-2010, 03:21 AM
get a sub amp with high level inputs
06-05-2010, 03:26 AM
I dont mind adding an LOC if need be, run the amp through RCAs. Now, from experience... Whats the biggest box I can get in the trunk and still keep some trunk? Just from looks im guessing about 3cf? Any info would help and thanks in advance...
06-05-2010, 03:34 AM
i feel like the saturn and the back of the jetta are close to the same amount the jetta being more, iirc the box i have for 2 tens is like 28x13x12. my buddy has a 05 and if they are similar then we got 4 golf bags and 3 cases of beer in the back if that helps.
06-05-2010, 03:52 AM
Yea, I need beer space and at least a bag for girl when I head outta town.. lol
I know my box for 2 10s fits in there and its 3cf...
Im more worried bout gettin the the wiring to the back, ill build what I need for whatever sub I have...
Will and LOC just work, like I said before Iv heard horror stories about the electrical behind that deck...