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    VW NAVI and Monsoon owners, please read

    I should have known that was the case!
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    VW NAVI and Monsoon owners, please read

    Good luck with converting to DSP. While I'm unhappy with the sound, it's not bad enough for me to go through the conversion.
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    VW NAVI and Monsoon owners, please read

    I find that the MFD does not sound as good as the original Monsoon headunit, no matter how I adjust it. And, the tone settings have to be adjusted with changes in volume, and that becomes a pain because you have to push a number of buttons to get to the adjustment. Software coding really...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    I had that happen when I installed my TMC box. Problem was that I had the canbus high and low wires mixed up and connected backwards. Corrected that and it worked.
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    Yes, except that my original, unmodified radio also doesn't work. So there's something wrong in the antenna wiring in the car as well.
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    Still didn't work even with grounding the triplex. I my earlier attempts to fix this, I "modified" the antenna connection on the back of the MFD and I may have made it inoperative -- so that might explain why the triplex won't work. Dan, maybe we should try each other's MFD's in our cars. Did...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    I went to the dealer and bought the cable (p/n 3B1 035 550). This cable fits the radio connection on the triplex and the connector and the MFD. So I had the triplex sitting on top of the dash, plugged directly into the MFD. The stock connector does not look damaged to my untrained eye, but...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    I'm not having any luck with this. I found a blown 20-amp fuse behind the dash where the relays are, but I replaced that and it did't solve the problem. I tried connecting the triplex, but that didn't work either. Does the triplex have to be attached to the car so that it's grounded? What's...
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    VW MFD Navigation System - Resource Thread

    Triplex and Cable information Dan, which connector on the triplex is the radio antenna feed? Thanks, Larry From left to right: Mobile Phone Radio GPS
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    Dan, which connector on the triplex is the radio antenna feed? Thanks, Larry
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    Actually I have a triplex antenna that I haven't installed. That's one of the tests I will do on Friday. My car's antenna is in the rear window -- the rooftop one is a dummy. I thought your Navi problem was related to the speed sensor, since your speedometer was also acting up?
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    I'm sure it's connected -- problem occurs even before putting the MFD back into the dash. And I reconnected the original Monsoon unit and that no longer receives radio stations either. So I don't think it's the TMC, but I have to start eliminating variables to try and track this down.
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    I have a request, if it's not too much trouble (in other words, you're already opening things up) ... Would one of you who has a G unit and the TMC box installed try running the antenna feed directly into the MFD, bypassing the TMC, and let me know if you get radio reception? I have mine...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    You don't need the TMC box to use the detour function. I had the Navi connected without TMC initially, and the detour function worked by allowing you to exclude an upcoming section of the route. I tried it (the detour function) for the first time last night with the TMC box connected, and...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    The connector on your factory CD cable will not fit the MFD. You will need to make or buy an adapter. Pencilneck had some for sale. You already said that you don't have FIS. Do you have steering wheel controls for the radio? If not, then you don't need the TMC box, as that's the only thing...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    Dan, did you resolve this?
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    My adapter had a telephone mute wire, which was purple. If yours had that, make sure you tape it off, I've read that if it grounds on something it will mute the audio. You can use the vag-com to turn off DSP. It's the 4th position in the radio softcode, e.g., xxx3x. You probably need a 0 or...
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    For those who have Upgraded to the OEM VW NAVI

    Might either the MFD or the cluster need recoding? Not sure if that would make any difference.
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