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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 18:56   #1
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If I buy a replacement Monsoon Premium 6 head unit from a used dealer or off of Ebay, what do I have to do to make it work? What kind of codes need to be changed? Has anyone else done this?

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Old February 25th, 2008, 20:47   #2
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What radio do you have right now?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 21:00   #3
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To add Monsoon to a car(and benefit from it) that doesnt already have it, you would also need to add the amp and associated wiring. And the wiring for it is far worse than anything you could possibly imagine. Aftermarket is really your best bet for a stereo upgrade.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 21:33   #4
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My Monsoon has crapped out as they apparently do with some regularity. I was hoping to replace it quicker and cheaper than aftermarket with a used HU. Aftermarket however is looking better everyday.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 22:13   #5
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Oh, if thats the case, just find a used monsoon and make sure the seller has the security code for you.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 06:18   #6
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I've heard that the security code is the last 4 digits of the radio's serial number. Anybody know if that's true?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 06:25   #7
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nope. not true.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:50   #8
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You can usually get the code from the VW dealer if you give them your vehicle VIN# and the HU serial #. I have done it a couple of times. (If they won't, try a different dealer) No one in their right mind would steal one of theses units anymore, they're only worth about $75. If you have a single din and want to convert to a double then you need some adapters and lose the off @ key out.
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I need to get the radio codes off my radio so I can install a Frost heater. What is a 'HU serial #'?
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Head unit or radio serial number I believe. Should be on a sticker somewhere on the unit. If your stereo is original it shouldn't be that hard to get the code. Mine was on many of the receipts from work done by the original VW dealer. Try asking your local VW dealer.
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I need to get the radio codes off my radio so I can install a Frost heater. What is a 'HU serial #'?
You need the radio serial # and your vehicle VIN#. Call dealer with this info and request radio code #.
Just curious though-why do you need that to install a Frost heater??
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Old April 4th, 2008, 00:37   #12
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Does the monsoon drive 8 speakers? Is it 8x35? What am I going to need from aftermarket?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 22:25   #13
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Can you advise why I have lost AM reception when I had installed a new ALPINE CDA-9884 radio in my 2001 Jetta TDI. The original radio AM/FM Cassette was removed and the Alpine was installed.

The radio dealer is telling me I now need an AM booster. Is this true?
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