Stereo Upgrade - What Exactly Do I Need?

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Thanks for responses!! I'm not sure what the "conductors" are? Crutchfield put together a new wiring plug from the Pioneer radio to plug into the VW harness to eliminate me cutting and soldering wires.

I like KrashDH's idea of a on-off relay in the main power wire to the crossover, if I can tell which wire at the crossover is the power one.
 

wonneber

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I like KrashDH's idea of a on-off relay in the main power wire to the crossover, if I can tell which wire at the crossover is the power one.
On the amp (crossover):
Pin 18 (red) is power.
Not sure about 21 and 23, both are red and possibly connect to the pin 18 wire.
 

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Back to this...2002 Jetta TDI stereo. Went back through setup on new Pioneer 701 setup and changed speakers to "center". Now I have sound from all 4 woofers but no sound from the 4 tweeters. Could it be the crossover in the trunk or just bad tweeters, or both?

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Where did you set "center"?
I assume you tried other settings.
You could measure the resistance to each speaker.
Easiest way would be at the plug going into the crossover (amp).

I ran all new speaker wires when I installed a Kenwood.
Real wire, not the thin VW wire.
No headaches. :)
 
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