How To Upgrade The Sound System Of VW Caddy
|Topics: Volkswagen Caddy
March 8, 2014
The Volkswagen Caddy is not new to the marketplace, few vehicles have had the impact on the market the small VW van has had. In less than three years the Caddy has gone from zero to hero and now dominates the small van market segment. The current version is not technically new but instead a thorough overhaul of the 2003 version with a brand new appearance plus a premium quality inside. In terms of refinement and comfort, there is little else this dimension that can match the Caddy apart from the most recent Ford Transit Connect.
The inner comfort and goodies comprise the radio and CD player, which is MP3 compatible, supported to find the best sound quality and that strong base, by the 6-speaker audio system, for your love of audio and amusement. Automobile owners often seek to customize their automobile stereos with aftermarket stereo parts. The first step in their upgrade is most likely replacing the factory stereo unit with the aftermarket head unit.
You won't need to unplug your car radio from the battery, but if you plan to do it or accidentally unplug the Quadlock you will need the car's radio anti-theft activation code (4 digit code) to turn your radio on again. You will find this code in the car radio's documentation you got from the garage.
Initiative consists in removing the stock head-unit. The Radio didn't come with any removal tools as there are no slots in the fascia, unclip and remove the OEM panel all clips release with pry pressure. This is the most difficult part of the tutorial. To extract the car stereo I've used some plastic cards (SIM holders, plastic coupons or old phone cards). You must carefully put them into the small gap between the car stereo and the outer frame. Pull off the surround. No tools required and the drawers don't need to be open. Pry left edge of car stereo trim panel from dash releasing clips, pry right edge of car stereo trim panel from das releasing clips, remove trim panel and set to side.
The radio unit is held in with four Torx T20 screws unscrew the four screws below the center cabinet. Remove car stereo from dash note which connections are on the back - you can see the quadlock on the left and the aerial connections on the right squeeze the trigger on connector into connector to release and remove. At the bottom of the quadlock, flip the lever and it'll pop out. The antenna connections pull out by squeezing the tabs, remove the antenna and remove car stereo|remove car stereo, remove the antenna and pull out by squeezing the tabs and with that, the radio is out.
A new head unit gives you better sound and newer features. A Volkswagen Caddy Single din Facia adaptor plate fit stereo to a single din size, with this you will be ready to fit your aftermarket head unit, i.e. a Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood etc. The high quality finish, colour and texture are designed specifically to maintain the original look of your vehicles interior. Double din facia will convert your non din-sized aperture left after removing the factory fit stereo to a double din size.
Slide the new stereo into the VW radio mounting kit, connect the wiring harness adaptor to the original harness and slide the VW antenna adaptor onto the original wire. Plug the wiring harness adaptor and antenna into the back of the new stereo and slide the entire assembly into the dash until it clicks into place.
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