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    Jetta 06/Mk5 Radio?

    I am a complete n00b when it comes to car radios. Having seen the DIY "carputors" some of you guys have done have me dragging my jaw against the ground!! Simply unreal.

    I just got a Jetta 2006 ("Mk5?") and am very pleased with the car. While I think the radio is fine, I wouldn't mind souping it up a bit so it doesn't look so damn Fisher Pricey ...



    There's NO WAY I can do the stuff by myself. Any advice on what to look out for and how much I should be paying?

    Thanks!!

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    looks like once you vacate the oem radio you'll have the perfect spot to mould in a display.

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    Would I be able to get that done at a local Al & Ed Auto Sound type place? How much would something like that typically run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the.ronin
    Would I be able to get that done at a local Al & Ed Auto Sound type place? How much would something like that typically run?
    I have jetta mk5 and i am finishing my set up

    i have a lcd instead of the headunit., also to run the audio out of the pc., you will have to have a steady signal, (pre-amplifier) going out of your sound card.,

    but i decided to go different route, i bought a kenwood mp5028 unit from crutchfield, and intalled it in the glove compartment (you will have to do some trimming to fit) anyway it did wonders to my speakers., the VW head unit sucks, it's manufactured by DELPHI

    here is a pictorial of how to get into the dash
    http://www.enfigpix.com/tech_vw_mk5_icelink.html

    if you got questions don't hesitate to pm

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    oh yeah in temrs of prices here is my cart

    M1-ATX power supply $60.00
    EPIA M10000 (mother board) $150.00
    Kenwood unit $200.00 (if you buys from crutchfield, the will provide you with all bells and whistles, custom dash housing that you can plant your screen into, and all harnesses you need for free)
    Lilliput Screen $170.00 (got lucky on ebay) retail 220-250
    GPS $80.00
    2.5 slim hard drive $60.00 ebay

    and other misc crap, likr soldering tools, and cables voltmeter, easily adds up for $100.00 or so

    so here are the figures before you start

    -Yev
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    Quote Originally Posted by the.ronin

    There's NO WAY I can do the stuff by myself. Any advice on what to look out for and how much I should be paying?

    Thanks!!

    contents above, i don't think there is a proffesional intallation., is all you, if you are in Chicagoland., or Northern Illinois, i could help you
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    A mk5 (pronounced "mark 5") is the fifth gen Jetta, which is pretty dang sweet. That radio is crying out to be replaced. If you get it done at an Al & Ed type place, they will charge you an arm and a leg. I would estimate on the order of $1,000 just to do the installation. Where are you? Maybe someone here is mildly local to you. Measure the dimensions of that opening and post them up. You may not have to do much custom fabbing, if any at all.

    You could easily replace that radio with a computer, a touchscreen monitor, a 4 channel amp and be done with it.

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    isn't there a double din adapter for that space?

    if so then all you need is the adapter and some epoxy, filler and paint, search the forums on how to fab a dash properly

    then it'll be a straight swap for your stereo


    the materials will prob cost you less than $50-60 (estimate cos i'm in the UK)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peecee
    A mk5 (pronounced "mark 5") is the fifth gen Jetta, which is pretty dang sweet. That radio is crying out to be replaced. If you get it done at an Al & Ed type place, they will charge you an arm and a leg. I would estimate on the order of $1,000 just to do the installation. Where are you? Maybe someone here is mildly local to you. Measure the dimensions of that opening and post them up. You may not have to do much custom fabbing, if any at all.

    You could easily replace that radio with a computer, a touchscreen monitor, a 4 channel amp and be done with it.
    if he doesn't want to go expensive route he has to do a pre-amp, cuase if he replaces factory amp., he will have to replace all the speakers in the car., there are not many available to fit in the car door panels either., the only flow with that vdub, is that if you crank it up to loud speakers collides with the door producing rattle., also if he removes amp., he puts 8 4 channel id tweeters, there is no way he can hook up the treble speakers., which are placed where side view mirrors are

    like i said if you with crutchfield, tey will give you din housing., which you can convert into screen housing

    here are some pics





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