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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Stereo Wiring

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Copper - Posts: 83
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Posted: July 17, 2003 at 5:25 PM / IP Logged  
Hey guys, I'm going to be putting my old system into my friend's 97 Jetta. I bought new stuff and sold him my old stereo.  I was planning on installing my Kenwood head unit, as well as a 12" Cobalt Orion Sub, bandpass box, and Cobalt 150.2 amp.  Looking at the head unit on the volkswagon, I discovered it said "Volkswagon Premium Audio."  This scared me a little bit because I know that Premium audio usually means "pain in the butt to hook up a new deck and/or spakers," because of internal amplifiers and other obstacles.  I have done many installs, but I don't have much experience with the Premium systems.  Any advice on installing the head unit and amp, or should it be just like installing in any other "non-premium audio" vehicle?
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Posted: July 17, 2003 at 7:37 PM / IP Logged  
Here is the stereo Imformation
1997 Volkswagen Jetta Stereo Information
Constant 12V+ RED / White
Switched 12V+ Gray/Blue
Ground Brown
Illumination n/a
Dimmer n/a
Antenna Left Front
Front Speakers 6 1/2" Doors
Left Front (+) Blue/Black
Left Front (-) ORANGE / Blue
Right Front (+) RED / White
Right Front (-) ORANGE / White
Rear Speakers 6 1/2" Rear Deck
Left Rear (+) RED / Light Green
Left Rear (-) ORANGE / Black
Right Rear (+) Blue/Light Green
Right Rear (-) ORANGE / Red
YOu shouldnt have any problem installing an aftermarket head unit....
Copper - Posts: 202
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Posted: July 17, 2003 at 8:08 PM / IP Logged  
the premium audio in VW's isnt anything special, just get a VW harness and it'll be a breeze. You have to be carefull for the monsoon systems in VWs, but the premuim isnt anything special.
Copper - Posts: 83
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Posted: July 17, 2003 at 8:55 PM / IP Logged  

Thanks for your help guys. So all Im gonna have to do is splice the wires from the harness to the new unit?

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