Volkswagen GTI Car Audio - Car Radio Removal

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VW GTI
 Car Stereo Removal with Aftermarket CD Player Install

   

Aftermarket Car Stereo
Wire Color Codes

Factory Wire Harness Codes
Below

   

Factory Wire Harness, Color Codes and Aftermarket Installation

Factory Connector Codes
Below

   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation?
   
Erratic Volume Control
DIY Repair
   
Remove, Replace and Install Front Door Speaker
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Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation

VW GTI Front Door Speaker Removal

Removing, Installing and Replacing Speaker 1.1) Pry edge of speaker grill from door panel releasing clips. All clips release with pressure.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 2.1) Work around edge of speaker grill releasing all clips.
Removing, Installing and Replacing Speaker 3.1) Remove speaker grill.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 4.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door.
Removing, Installing and Replacing Speaker 5.1) When reinstalling, speaker grill is keyed.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 6.1) Locate key on door for speaker grill when reinstalling.

Note - for determining aftermarket installation polarity of speaker wires (+ & -) for correct hook up see Speaker Phasing.

   
Removing, Replacing and Installing Tweeter
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Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation

VW GTI Rear Side Speaker and Tweeter Removal Guide

Installing, Replacing and Removing Speaker 1.1) At bottom of rear seat cushion, locate unlock tab and release.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 2.1) Pull rear cushion toward front of vehicle.
Installing, Replacing and Removing Speaker 3.1) Remove rear seat bottom cushion.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 4.1) Pry edge of speaker grill from door panel releasing clips. All clips release with pressure.
4.2) Work around edge of speaker grill releasing all clips.
Installing, Replacing and Removing Speaker 5.1) Remove speaker grill.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 6.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door.
Installing, Replacing and Removing Speaker 7.1) Gently pry edge of tweeter assembly from side panel.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 8.1) Release tweeter assembly from side panel.
Installing, Replacing and Removing Speaker 9.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 10.1) When reinstalling, speaker grill is keyed.
Installing, Replacing and Removing Speaker 11.1) Locate key on door for speaker grill when reinstalling.

Note - for determining aftermarket installation polarity of speaker wires (+ & -) for correct hook up see Speaker Phasing.

   
Removal, Replacement and Installation Left Dash Speaker
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Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation

VW GTI Front Right Dash Speaker Removal Guide

Remove, Replace and Install Speaker 1.1) Gently pry top edge of speaker grill from dash releasing clips. All clips release with pressure.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 2.1) Lift top edge of speaker grill up.
Remove, Replace and Install Speaker 3.1) Pull speaker grill toward front windshield releasing bottom clips on speaker grill cover.
3.2) Remove speaker grill cover and set to side.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 4.1) Pry edge of speaker assembly from dash releasing clips.
Remove, Replace and Install Speaker 5.1) Lift speaker from dash.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 6.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove speaker.
Remove, Replace and Install Speaker

VW GTI Front Left Dash Speaker Removal Guide

Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 7.1) Gently pry bottom edge of speaker grill from dash releasing clips. All clips release with pressure.
Remove, Replace and Install Speaker 8.1) Lift bottom edge of speaker grill up.
8.2) Pull speaker grill back away from front windshield to release.
8.3) Remove speaker grill and set to side.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 9.1) Pry edge of speaker assembly from dash releasing clips.
Remove, Replace and Install Speaker 10.1) Lift speaker from dash.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Installation 11.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove speaker.
   
Factory Wire Harness Codes

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DO NOT CUT FACTORY WIRE HARNESS
   
Aftermarket stereo installation? Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver! Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.
   
Diagram 1
Car Stereo Repair - Wire Harness Codes - Bose Car Stereo, Speaker, Amplifier Repair
   
Diagram NOT ACCURATE for 100% of vehicles.
   

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