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Thread: VW Golf V Aux Adaptor - help!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Royston Vasey

    Question VW Golf V Aux Adaptor - help!

    Hi all,

    I don't think the answer to this is already here. I used to have a Seat Ibiza with a stock Grundig head unit. I bought a cheap Aux adaptor to give me a 3.5mm jack input, and everything just worked - when I pressed the CD button (I think it was labelled that - it was about 6 years ago!) the stereo showed AUX and everything was hunkydorey.

    I've bought a similar adaptor for my Golf Mk 5 with a standard single CD head unit. The cable just has the basic 3 wires: L, R and earth. The connector was wrong so I've wired it to the back of the stereo myself.

    I've simply connected the L to CD-L, the R to CD-R and the earth to CD-earth (simple eh?) - I would expect by some miracle that this would just work.

    However, everytime I press the 'CD' button, my stereo trys to play the CD in the slot and never goes to an 'AUX' mode. Is there something else I need to connect? I've searched and searched and searched but can't find anything useful.

    I urgently need help - this is my first step in the carputer I've been planning for (literally) 8 years.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Little Elm, Texas
    try posting this specifically over in the Car Audio forum. Will Albers or Shadow might have had some more recent hands on experience with what you are talking about and might be able to help out.

    That and you'll get a lot more views on it since it's car stereo related.
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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