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Old 11-08-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Radio Wiring Harness

This is from the service manual. I've verified that 2003 thru 2006 service manuals are very similar. I also used this chart to install a new deck in my 2006.

Please use a voltage/ohm meter to make sure the color coded wires are correct.

Code:
RED/YL       Battery
BK/RD        ACC
GY/DG/RD     Light
BL/RD/WT     Vehicle Speed Sensor
BK           Power Antenna

BR/DG        Front Left + (speaker)
BR           Front Left - (speaker)
BK           Front Right + (speaker)
BR/RD        Front Right - (speaker)
 
WT/BL        Rear Left + (speaker)
BR/BL        Rear Left - (speaker)
WT/GY        Rear Right + (speaker)
BR/GY        Rear Right - (speaker)
As a reference, here are the color codes used throughout the vehicle.

Code:
 
BL   BLUE
BK   BLACK
BR   BROWN
DB   DARK BLUE
DG   DARK GREEN
GY   GRAY
LB   LIGHT BLUE
LG   LIGHT GREEN
OR   ORANGE
PK   PINK
RD   RED
TN   TAN
VT   VIOLET
WT   WHITE
YL   YELLOW
*    WITH TRACER
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:11 PM   #2
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A late model VW plug will let you leave the stock wiring and plug in, the only variance is you have to reverse the wires for switched power and battery.
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info I have a Sony mp3 player that I installed on week 2 of ownership. I put up with crummy radio reception for a long time. (2 years) I was told by some one that was because of the different type of antenna adapter you had to use. Anyway I just got done hooking up the black antenna wire (the pink one on the vw adapter). The Sony has a remote antenna lead Blue. WOW much better now. Even the sub sounds better. I ended up using rockford fosgate HPC1204 speakers in the front, some speakers have to big of a magnet
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:17 AM   #4
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Thanks Nocky for the connector picture.

When I was listening to my Panasonic, my AM stations would fade out every time I drove under an overpass. I don't remember ever having that same problem when I had the Becker. I blamed it on a lousy Panasonic tuner.

I knew about the powered antenna and I remember hooking it up, but decided that I had to recheck it. Lo and behold, I hooked up the black antenna wire to the GND of the deck and the vehicle GND was bundled up with the rest of the unused wires. The deck still worked because it was using the cd changer GND.

After I moved the black wire to the remote turn on of the deck, my AM stations did not fade out like they use to.

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ps. I think GND is the Brown wire right below the BLK/RED wire. Check it.
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I changed out the Becker (made in South Africa) and the front speakers (made in Hungary) what a difference.
I'm not a big time stereo buff, but 3 radio presets and a crappy cassette deck for a head unit in a $40,000 truck is silly. When I bought my van, the battery had been disconnected, and the P.O.S. Becker had to have a security code entered before it would play. I didn't know where to find it, so I drove 3 hours with nothing. When I got it working, I was very disappointed in the quality of both the head unit and the speakers. Not what you'd expect for such an expensive vehicle.
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Just started converting the stock radio to an eclipse nav avn7000. Does anyone know what the blue wire is in position 11 (above the vehicle speed sensor)? Also has anyone found an antenna adapter?
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Don't know about the blue wire but, you can get an antenna adapter from Crutchfield Audio for 5 bucks.

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http://www.crutchfield.com/S-4ytVtQm...sp?I=12040vw12
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So all I have to do it connect this black wire? I thought we needed this adapter CLICK HERE Could I have used this CLICK HERE and connected the black wire? I'm lost here with this. If we do need the first adapter with the red wire, where does that connect to? Do we need to connect that to the power ant form the radio and not worry about the black wire on the factory harness? Please help!
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:24 AM   #9
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Don't know about the blue wire but, you can get an antenna adapter from Crutchfield Audio for 5 bucks.

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http://www.crutchfield.com/S-4ytVtQm...sp?I=12040vw12
Has anybody found out what this solid blue wire is for?
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Has anybody found out what this solid blue wire is for?
This is from the 2006 service manual...

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According to this, it's A2 position K-TCM/RADIO. I looked at the 2003 manual pinout and it's no help.

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