Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Make sure your VW has the right radio for this unit. You need to have the radio with the round scan button.<BR>This unit will need to be installed back in the area where the CD changer goes - not behind the dash. It will only plug into the CD changer cable-end, not directly into the radio.<BR><BR>This thing has a black wire with a spade lug on it. The instructions don't tell you what this wire is for; it looks like a ground wire (and it is). Definitely connect this wire to a ground point. It will work without it, but you will get a little bit of noise (alternator whine) unless you ground it.<BR><BR>Lastly, because your iPod or whatever device is likely to be up-front, a long way from this unit, do yourself a favor and get really good interconnect cables. Get the best you can afford, you'll be glad you did.<BR><BR>Enjoy this thing. It's a great solution if you really want to keep your factory head unit, as I did. Keeeping your factory head unit is great security - if it's in there, no thief will suspect that you have expensive audio gear in your car. And the VW radio is pretty good, for a factory thing. Have fun.