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    VW CarPC build questions

    Going to put a CARPC in my 2003 VW Bora (Jetta). Just curious are there any wiring issues or electrical I should worry about in the instance of no longer using the harness from my car to my Monsoon head unit anymore? Also what do you recommend for a sound card for the best sound quality under 100$. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubBORA View Post
    Going to put a CARPC in my 2003 VW Bora (Jetta). Just curious are there any wiring issues or electrical I should worry about in the instance of no longer using the harness from my car to my Monsoon head unit anymore? Also what do you recommend for a sound card for the best sound quality under 100$. Thanks!
    Here is a thread talking about setting up a aftermarket deck in an '02. From what I could tell you can continue to use the monsoon Amp to power the speakers.

    As for sound:
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX USB 24Bit External Sound Card

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    Read this.

    I put an aftermarket Sony Xplode in my VW Beetle (2001) without knowing any of this stuff and remarkably, it worked with no problem, so YMMV. If it doesn't, that thread will help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beehphy View Post
    Here is a thread talking about setting up a aftermarket deck in an '02. From what I could tell you can continue to use the monsoon Amp to power the speakers.

    As for sound:
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX USB 24Bit External Sound Card
    No I will be using a JL Audio 300/4 amp as the amp. So I just wanna know if the head unit controls anything in the car electronically I should know of?

    I will be replacing speakers as well in case anyone didn't catch on that I'd be replacing the entire system. I'm gonna do this right. Two JL XR650CSi's and two JL XR650CXi's and then a stealth box 500/1 for the sub/sub amp

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    Well, the headunit signals the monsoon system to turn on. If you remove it, it may not turn on.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    if you are no longer using any stock components, then its does not matter if it is a vw, or a Honda, a car audio install requires the same steps no mater what car it is.


    it can only get more interesting if you start using stock components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trititan View Post
    if you are no longer using any stock components, then its does not matter if it is a vw, or a Honda, a car audio install requires the same steps no mater what car it is.


    it can only get more interesting if you start using stock components.
    Okay that's all I wanted to know for that, I've just noticed with some cars that removing the stock radio can affect other electronic components and VW has some strange wiring sometimes so I wanted to be 100% sure.

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    VeeDub.

    The wire your needing to look out for is the K-line wire which may cause problems. i wasnt willing to risk it when i put in the cdplayer that i bought a ISO harness to eliminate it. just means i can connect to Radio/ Nav through Vagcom etc

    Do you have any pics as lookin gto install something in my bora but just gathering info the now

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    The Acc signal was not used to control my 02 monsoon. I think they use the canbus to control power to the radio.

    When I replaced the monsoon I had to pull it in from a relay on the firewall.

    Also putting the headunit in the ash try area made lots of room for the touch screen.

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    ok so i just got my carputer installed into my jetta. the only thing i am having a problem with is where in the world to stick my machine. you can see a full list/info on my build on my site located: HERE (ok-speed.net)

    so far its a basic build but like i said im having a problem with the actual PC box. I am considering glovebox, under shotty seat, trunk. the downfall to the trunk is my subs, since im not running solid state im sorta wuss and dont want to make my HDD jump. anywho- anyone else have any issues in thier jetta?

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