- Emergency car stereo content. VW content!
I realised today that tomorrows 7 hour drive in a polo with original radio and no aux is going to suck major balls especially at jeremy vine time.
Got the relevant harness got the correct aerial its all going well. Old one out new one in sorted.
But it wont switch on!
What have i missed?Posted 7 months agomolgripsSubscriber
For future reference, if it’s a relatively modern car (10 years or so) you can get a kit for £20 or so that plugs into the original radio connector and decodes the canbus signals so it knows when the car’s off or on, when the headlights are on and for satnav units how fast it’s going etc. I had one for the Passat that had the VW connector on one side and the standard radio connector on the other.Posted 7 months agoBoba FattMember
when I installed one in an old Bora, i had to swap round the yellow and red cables, i seem to remember they were attached to plugs, so it was very easy.
So, red to yellow, yellow to red……I phoned Halfords about this at the time and the very nice (obviously pissed off charging people for nothing) radio specialist said they were charging people 35 quid for a radio fitment and this was all that was causing the issue
edit: ignore me, i didn’t read the whole threadPosted 7 months ago
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