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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Connect a new stereo and retain RAP and factory amp in select 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles

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The Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV  interface lets you connect your new high-powered car stereo to the factory wiring...

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV

The Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV  interface lets you connect your new high-powered car stereo to the factory wiring plug in select 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles. The adapter works with the Monsoon and Dynaudio amplified systems, as well as all non-amplified systems (but not with Fender systems).

Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV

The Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV  interface lets you connect your new high-powered car stereo to the factory wiring plug in select 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles. The adapter works with the Monsoon and Dynaudio amplified systems, as well as all non-amplified systems (but not with Fender systems).

This adapter provides you the electrical, ground, and speaker connections you need, including a 12-volt accessory power lead for your new stereo. It also retains the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) feature and offers the reverse, parking brake, and Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) outputs needed for installing a new navigation receiver.

The XSVI-9003-NAV interface also includes a pre-wired harness that plugs into the Axxess ASWC-1 interface (sold separately), saving you time and effort in getting your factory steering wheel audio controls to work with your new car stereo.

Important Notes: This adapter does not work with vehicles equipped with Fender audio systems. The reverse output is not available in 2002-2005 vehicles that came factory equipped with a single-DIN (2" tall) radio.

Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 1 year.

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  • Radio replacement interface
  • Wiring harness
  • Installation Instructions
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Crutchfield customer from Clovis, CA on 8/5/2019

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great product. Made installation easy and streamline.

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Crutchfield customer from Gloucester, MA on 6/10/2019

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Worked

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Crutchfield customer from Allison Park, PA on 4/29/2019

2004 Volkswagen R32

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Works great! Plug and play

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Crutchfield customer from Wasilla, AK on 4/23/2019

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Not sure why there are negative reviews here. It works fine. It isn't difficult to figure out. Does the job.

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Perfect fit

Crutchfield customer from Seagoville, TX on 4/5/2019

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Perfect fit, and easy instructions and wiring diagram to follow

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Crutchfield customer from Camp Lejeune, NC on 3/27/2019

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Nice set up but could include an instruction page.

Pros: Plug and play once figured out

Cons: Lack of instructions included

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Perfect

Kris N from Whitehouse, TX on 3/12/2019

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Fits perfectly to my Jetta's harness. Quickly attached and moved on to enjoying my new radio!

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Works, But don't forget the little black box

Tony from Lochbuie, CO on 3/11/2019

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works perfectly, would have given 5/5 stars but the instructions where a bit lacking. It gave the color - meanings but said nothing about the little black box it comes with and where to plug it in. My stereo didn't work at first as I never installed the little box. The instructions made it seem as if it was for navigation, and even then didn't say exactly which spot to plug it into. I only figured it out as I used my multi meter to determine everything was hooked up right, and that the power came in, went to the box, and back out to the stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Bartow, FL on 3/7/2019

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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Had one from previous radio did not need

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Crutchfield customer from Rosedale, NY on 2/12/2019

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Fits perfect

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Crutchfield customer from Conyers, GA on 2/10/2019

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Super easy - but the mass of wires and boxes is so bulky I had to spend a lot of time getting it "stuffed" in the behind the dash so the stereo would fit back in the hole. The back up camera does not work. More work needed on that.

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Click and Play!

Matt from Independence, KY on 12/30/2018

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Quick and easy connection. This makes an aftermarket stereo installation a breeze, even for a novice!

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bill from W Bridgewater, MA on 12/30/2018

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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Just plain works! Easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Elmhurst, NY on 12/27/2018

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Made wiring easy. Although it is bulky and will require some finesse to fit with a double din.

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 12/21/2018

2003 Volkswagen Golf

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It connected alright to the factory harness. But didn't read the cars computer, so the unit took 10 seconds to turn on, then wouldn't turn off even when the key was removed. I had to bypass the box and run power to a windshield wiper fuse. I was told by customer service this is a common problem with my vehicle. (2003 VW Golf)

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Bill from Lead, SD on 12/12/2018

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Made for an easy install, straight forward with no issues

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Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, MN on 11/18/2018

2012 Volkswagen GTI

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This is a must have if you're working with a Volkswagen but I wish that there were less wires and that it was neater. I don't have navigation and it seems like I have a lot of unused stuff. I would still highly recommend this though, and my favorite thing is that my sound system stays on until I pull the key out. I put this in a 2012 VW GTI.

Pros: Must have for aftermarket head units Retains accessory power until the key is removed

Cons: Messy

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Perfect Application - 2006 MK4 Golf GLS TDi

Matthew from Philadelphia, PA on 10/3/2018

2006 Volkswagen Golf

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Provided me with everything my new headunit's harness needed in order to properly function (Sony XAV-AX100). This harness allowed me to keep the factory Monsoon speakers and amplifier, and I'm glad I did because the stock Monsoon setup improved dramatically with just a change of the headunit. No need to run the parking brake wire all the way to the fuse panel. Note, the power antenna output from the harness is unneeded when using an antenna adapter that receives switching power from the headunit itself. Additionally, the XSVI "steering wheel control" interface MUST be plugged in to the harness even if you don't have the controls, as the harness will not allow the radio to receive 12V unless it's utilized (instructions not clear). Overall a great harness even despite the unclear instructions and relative large size (the XAV-AX100 worked perfectly with the MK4 2-DIN depth-limited placement, as it is a 1-DIN rear with a 2-DIN screen, allowing all of these accessories to be placed underneath the unit behind the screen.)

Pros: Had every output (even color matched) for my Sony headunit. No need to run parking brake wire to the fuse box. Dimming output enabled my headunit to react appropriately when I turned on my headlights.

Cons: Unclear instructions. Relatively large mass for the job it does.

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Crutchfield customer from Sunnyvale, CA on 9/10/2018

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Highly recommend this along with the Crutchfield ReadyHarnessT Service. This is arguably the hardest part of the stereo installation and this made it plug and play. One thing to note, as noted by others who have installed: 1. have the XSVI plugged into the car, DO NOT plug it into the radio yet. 2. Close all doors. 3. turn the ignition on to the "on" position for 45-60 seconds (do not start the car). 4. once the time elapses turn the key to the off position, remove key from ignition, open door. 5. plug radio into harness (while still keeping the harness plugged into the car).

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Works well - 04 VW

Greg from Ogden, UT on 9/9/2018

2004 Volkswagen GTI

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Harness does exactly what it needs to. Works great converting the factory harness in my 04 GTI to my Kendwood and in the past Axxera head units. Only complaint would be it always comes with steering wheel controls, and if your car doesn't have steering wheel controls, there is a ton of extra wiring. Not a big deal really though.

Pros: Has all of the wires needed for both Kenwood and Axxera head units I have tried.

Cons: Steering wheel controls (even if your car doesn't have steering wheel controls) have a lot of unused wires to deal with.

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Crutchfield customer from Carriere, MS on 8/27/2018

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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Plug and play, easy install, perfect fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Murrieta , CA on 8/10/2018

2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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Worked perfect. A great time saver.

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Crutchfield customer from Saukville, WI on 7/29/2018

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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This harness was awful. Have a 2009 Jetta Wolfsburg and had to hardwire in a power supply line from the 12v adapter to get it to work.

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Denton from Snellville, GA on 7/21/2018

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Unit does not work in my '09 VW. Flashed firmware, replaced module, still no joy. Unit would trigger radio to power on at random. Sometimes immediately, sometimes in 10 minutes, sometimes 10 miles down the road. Replaced with a PAC module and harness kit an things work perfectly.

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work on my VW

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 7/18/2018

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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It honestly was the cheapest one I could find thanks

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 6/19/2018

2013 Volkswagen Golf

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Seems to work well. Install was easy - once the instructions were figured out. I didn't have steering will controls or a NAV system, but I had a hunch I needed to plug the nav harness into the box anyway in order to break out the accessory power, parking break lead, and others. Reading some reviews seemed to confirm that. Its working now (the accessory power and parking break work as expected) but it took a while to figure out. So 1.5 stars docked for unclear instructions, and .5 stars docked for bulk of the harness and nav box. I understand I bought a harness that was overkill for my system, but I think it could still be smaller.

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Crutchfield customer from Roanoke, VA on 6/1/2018

2002 Volkswagen Passat

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couldnt have done without it

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Easy to install

Lewis from Mountain View, WY on 4/30/2018

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Simple to install. Works well. The instructions weren't clear that the electronic interface box is needed or how it's used, but I figured it out. I installed it in a 2007 VW Rabbit.

Pros: simple installation

Cons: instructions are somewhat lacking

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Good product

Jon from Williamsville, NY on 4/16/2018

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy to use instructions OK, had to call in but crutchfield was very helpful

Pros: works seamlessly

Cons: instructions just OK

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Crutchfield customer from Willis, TX on 3/11/2018

2013 Volkswagen Beetle

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Worked great for my 2013 Beetle Hatchback.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Too many wires that not used.

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Lee from Virginia (VA) on 2/27/2018

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Plugged right in and factory amp worked fine as well as after market amp

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Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 12/31/2017

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Worked perfectly!

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Perfect

Daniel from Bunn, NC on 12/3/2017

2004 Volkswagen Golf

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This kit made the install very easy. Pretty much plug and play once radio wiring was done.

Pros: Straight forward wiring

Cons: Amount of wiring to hide behind radio

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Crutchfield customer from Severn, MD on 11/28/2017

2004 Volkswagen Golf

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easy plug in, works great

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RICHARD from Tacoma, WA on 10/11/2017

2004 Volkswagen Golf

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made the install very easy the only issue was that the instructions where not very clear. but i was able to get it figured out.

Pros: plug and play

Cons: instructions need more information

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Crutchfield customer from Twin Lake, MI on 10/3/2017

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Perfect & fast shipping with great customer service.

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Monsoon VW Jetta 2002

Crutchfield customer from Greencastle PA on 6/19/2017

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works wonderful for VW Jetta 2002 with Monsoon radio

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Works as advertised

Gary from Lexington, NC on 5/14/2017

2002 Volkswagen Golf

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Used this device to hook up Blaupunkt 220 New Jersey to my 02 VW Golf. Works as advertised. Keeps the aftermarket radio working like the stock radio.

Pros: Makes the aftermarket radio behave like the stock radio

Cons: none

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Would Highly Recommend

Elisha from Tampa, FL on 4/26/2017

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Bought this, along with the other recommended products, to install the Sony XAV-AX100 stereo head unit in my MK4 GTI and it made the whole process 100% easier. Install took less than an hour and the stereo works great.

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Quality product

Brett from Streator, IL on 4/26/2017

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Tricky at first, but works well! Make sure you take your time and read the instructions! Be patient and this will work perfectly!

Pros: Quality Simple if you are patient Long wires Instructions are great

Cons: Takes up lots of space behind the headunit

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Crutchfield customer from North Port, FL on 4/6/2017

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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This product is a "must have". I had the radio installed in 15 minutes. Took me longer to fish the mic cable. Highly recommended.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 3/14/2017

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Great product and support awesome staff who helped me pick just the right items to fit my new radio! Thanks for all your help!

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Crutchfield customer from Lynnwood, WA on 2/19/2017

2004 Volkswagen R32

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So this now keeps the radio on until the door is opened. Stock unit would turn off when the key was removed. Different...better? I don't know. It has a back up output and hand brake output that do not work on my car. I guess that's known for my year vehicle but didn't realize that when I was hooking it up. The guys at Crutchfield got me hooked up right!

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Works but is clunky

Matt from Portland, ME on 1/24/2017

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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Overall, it works but for a car without Navigation, the extra loop to get the power to work and the additional bulk in the harness seems crazy and took a bit of figuring out. Either include in the instructions that the NAV box should be attached irrespective of navigation system or make a way to bypass the big plastic chunk if no navigation system is in your vehicle.

Pros: Everything lines up eventually with the stereo harness and it works.

Cons: Bulky and some work-arounds to match all colors.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 1/18/2017

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Made installation a breeze. Highly recommended

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Mark from Texas on 1/3/2017

1991 Toyota MR2

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Installation instructions were very weak. There are two black plugs but only on place to plug something in to the module so it is very confusing. The Crutchfield team was able to help but a simple note in the instructions by the manufacturer would have saved all of us a lot of time and frustration. Once connected correctly, it worked without issue.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus ohio on 1/2/2017

2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great product - straight forward instructions. Great tech suppirt

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Chris from Geneva, OH on 12/31/2016

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy to use instructions are a little hard to follow but Crutchfield was there to help

Pros: Wires are color coded

Cons: Directions need a little work

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Marc from Finksburg, MD on 12/29/2016

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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Installation instructions a little cryptic. Crutchfield reps were able to answer questions quickly though.

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisonburg, VA on 12/28/2016

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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The product worked well but the directions where poor. The connector has two plugs on it that are identical one of them needs to be plugged into the box but the instructions do not tell you which one. I just had to do it by trail and error.

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It Works with some help from Cecil!

Paul from Big Rapids, MI on 12/18/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works fine once you figure out how to hook it up! The instructions leave A LOT to be desired, I had no idea I had to use the black box until I e-mailed Cecil here at Crutchfield and he told me how to hook it up. My VW has no SWC( Which I learned is Steering Wheel Controls elsewhere) or NAV so I was a bit perplexed as to why I needed the little black box. It is still needed to get switched Retained Accessory Power to the head unit. It has obviously been a long while since I hooked up a head unit in a car I felt kind of stupid not knowing all of the Acronyms SWC, RAP, etc! . I would like to Thank Cecil at Crutchfield for pointing me in the right direction. There is a reason I bought this Unit from them. Great Company!!!!

Pros: Reasonably Priced It works Has pretty much everything You need .

Cons: Instructions leave a bit to be desired

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Crutchfield customer from Miami FL on 12/1/2016

2007 Volkswagen Passat

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Easy to install just better instructions regarding relay connection for power. Had to call tech support to make it work.

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mike from Marlborough, MA on 11/29/2016

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works well

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Bryan from Orange, ca on 11/17/2016

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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Looks like a lot of wires but great harness and when finished able to tape it and make it very nice and clean and not an eyesore like in the beginning but very great product for the job

Pros: Made easy installation

Cons: None

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Does the job

Derry from Austin ,tx on 10/12/2016

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Did its job. 2010 vw sports wagon , and works appropriately . Bulky harness but everything fit just fine.

Pros: Does the job,, provided all wires needed for install

Cons: Little bulky , instructions are bland .

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Joe from Nj on 9/14/2016

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Once again the crew at Crutchfield has come through from me. From tech support to sales Top notch support Thanks again

Pros: Everything

Cons: No cons

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Does not adapt radio antenna

Erik B. from California (CA) on 8/22/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works great, is bulky but there's nothing they could do about it. The dash install kit I got also should have accommodated for this I feel.

Pros: Everything is plug and play. Had no problems installing

Cons: It's very bulky and with the dash mount I got there isn't enough room to push the radio flush with dash.

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Crutchfield customer from Del Rio, TX on 7/21/2016

2002 Volkswagen Golf

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Fits like a glove.

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Makes it Tons easier!

Dan from Central Illinois on 7/3/2016

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

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Worked great. Used Solder & Shrinktube.

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Didn't work for me

Sam from Katy, TX on 6/11/2016

2009 Volkswagen GTI

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This unit was one of the two recommended wiring harnesses for this vehicle, the goal is to interpret the data signal from the car saying that the key is "on" so that it sends power to the radio. The instructions can be better, purchasing three or four things that are supposed to work together can be confusing. In this case, it just doesn't work. The Crutchfield support team has been great to help diagnose and cross-ship replacement parts as we diagnose. That said, its been 10 days of trying to make this work and right now it doesn't work. The last resort is to provide 12v accessory power from the fuse box, but we want to avoid that. Its not that we need a NAV interface or RAP, its just that we want the wiring harness to work as expected.

Pros: Not too difficult once you understand what needs to be done.

Cons: The "little black box" can plug into 2 places and its difficult to know which is correct. For this vehicle it does NOT work as advertised.

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Jake from Saint George on 6/8/2016

2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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Harness works great, 4 stars because some of the wires were a bit misleading.

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What is in that black box?

Gene B from Texas on 6/6/2016

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Lots of wires. All the colors match up. Everything works great.

Pros: Fits, great instructions

Cons: none

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Very easy to use

RE from San Mateo, CA on 6/2/2016

2003 Volkswagen Golf

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Incredibly simple to splice. Instructions are spot on, and for most applications the wire colors pair right up.

Pros: Easy to use

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So easy

TV wa from Seattle, WA on 5/11/2016

2007 Volkswagen Passat

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So easy, match colors and splice. Instructions are sparse but that's because it is so simple.

Pros: Matches right up

Cons: Lack of instructions

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If you're a novice, call support

Drew from Houston, TX on 4/21/2016

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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This was listed as recommended equipment to get the Jensen VX7020 installed in my Jetta. It does the job, but as a first timer when it comes to wiring up a car radio, I was completely lost. Luckily Crutchfield has amazing technical support and they sorted me out immediately. They are a must call if you're new to this. I won't list this issue as a con because it's more user error than anything, but it definitely impacted the experience. I could've gotten the radio and parts a bit cheaper somewhere else, but I am glad I went through Crutchfield simply for the support. In fact, that's exactly why I purchased them here. A+ job to all involved.

Pros: Does the job.

Cons: Instructions that come with the unit could be a bit better.

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Crutchfield customer from duluth, MN on 3/23/2016

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Necessity for Volkswagen. Very easy to plug in, took no longer than an hour to wire up the new stereo with this harness.

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GREAT!

Drew from Maryland on 3/20/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great product! Works great and they helped me with hooking it up!

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Johanovich from Fraser, MI on 3/6/2016

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Worked well and did the trick. Instructions were very vague. Ended up calling tech support and they were fantastic.

Pros: Works as Advertised.

Cons: Poor Instructions

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VW harness kit

Ty from Daytona Beach, FL on 3/5/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Took me about an hour using butt connectors and crimps. Crutchfield was very helpful to assist me. A little hard to stuff all these wires in the dash

Pros: Crutchfield support

Cons: A lot of uneeded wires for my application

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness in 2005 VW Jetta

Jason W. from Denver, CO on 2/24/2016

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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Tons of wires! If I hadn't decided to go with a shallower depth, non-CD receiver (only streams and BlueTooth), I'm not sure how this web of wires would have fit in the dash. It did however provide the critic function I was looking for, which was to have the aftermarket head unit turn on and off with the key and door locks. I no longer have to turn the head unit on and off manually every time I get in and out of the car.

Pros: Works but with lots of wires that I at least did not need!

Cons: Bulky, Cumbersome. Terrible Instructions for installation.

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NAV Interface for phone

Russ from Sparks, NV on 2/22/2016

2004 Volkswagen Golf

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Worked as advertised

Pros: Worked great, no problems.

Cons: None.

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Simply substitution for my new head-unit....if not a bit more Bulk

David D. from jacksonville, FL on 2/18/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Must have for any upgrade from factory stereo to new and improved options on the market....w/out losing any/most of your vehicles functionality. I didn't worry about the Vol up/down and up/down arrows on my steering wheel...but I did want to keep my amp/etc.

Pros: Simple way to upgrade and keep all the (necessary) functionality of my vehicle. On my '03 Jetta, it was color-to-color match and mate. EASY. Unit can be firmware upgraded.

Cons: Lots 'o wires....Zip ties are your friends here Bulky. Difficult to stuff it all into the dash, even with just a digital head-unit (shallow). First comm box was toast (initialized fine, but anytime after would only turn off after I locked the doors, not just take keys out of ignition). Unit can be firmware upgraded, but no mention of how (called and verified no upgrade currently available). Location in dash makes upgrade, if there WAS one, a PITB. Did I mention bulky?

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface

Klel from norman, OK on 2/14/2016

2003 Volkswagen Passat

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DId exactly what it was supposed to: made interfacing with the VW Monsoon system trivial.

Pros: Easy Easy Easy

Cons: Radio illumination doesn't follow instrument brightness

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Easy installation

Trail from los angeles, CA on 2/14/2016

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Easy installation

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Doesn't work well

Ian Tiggemann from peoria, IL on 2/9/2016

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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I have installed two of these now getting replacement parts and neither have worked. The car turns on and eventually the radio comes on for a short period but then randomly shuts on and off. Tech support was helpful with trouble shooting and trying different things to get replacement parts but ultimately the radio isn't working properly.

Pros: When radio finally stays on things work well and the harness connections are well labeled.

Cons: The electronics box for the signal to turn the radio on and off doesn't work well.

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Mandatory Volkswagen Item

Chris U from Georgia on 2/4/2016

2002 Volkswagen Golf

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This is mandatory for Volkswagens! This was a great addition and after taking my factory radio out I noticed that the previous owner had performed a DIY job on their antennae adapter and RAP. After repairing a lot of splices I installed this and it worked like a charm! Not an expensive item but worth every cent!

Pros: Easy install, mated perfectly with vehicle, works as advertised

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Functional, but leaving me wanting options

Tom from Fairfax, VA on 2/3/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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This is supposed to provide "retained accessory power." It does that, but in a way that is a little bit different than factory. With the factory radio, the radio would turn off when the key was removed from the ignition. With this module, the radio stays on when the key is removed but turns off when the doors are opened. I would prefer the key method since there is a slight delay between opening the door and the radio turning off. The world doesn't need to listen to what I was listening to. The wiring instructions leave me wanting one thing: there's a step that said something like, "the blue wire is unused in this application." I'd really like to know what the blue wire is used for in *other* applications. I'm guessing power antenna, but I might never know for sure! I don't have steering wheel controls so some of the functionality this is supposed to provide goes unused for me.

Pros: Easy adaption to factory wiring harness, sufficient wiring instructions

Cons: A wiring diagram outlining the function of each wire would be nice, especially to explain unused wires. Options to change when power was removed from the radio would be very nice. It's also a little tough to find enough free space in the dash to fit this module after it is connected.

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chip from fort fratiot, mi on 2/3/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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hard to get radio and harness to fit

Pros: works good

Cons: hard to get harness and radio in same hole

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Bryan M from louisburg, KS on 1/21/2016

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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Works great a little confusing but call support from Crutchfield and they will walk you through.

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Made Easy

Chriz from Tennessee on 1/18/2016

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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I purchased this wiring harness to install a PioneerAVH X2700bt in a 2008 VW Jetta with no steering wheel controls. I was a little confused about some wiring but Crutchfield Tech Support stayed on the phone with me and walked me right through it.

Pros: Crutchfield Tech Support

Cons: Directions a little vague

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

EricL from Illinois on 1/17/2016

2005 Volkswagen Passat

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Great product. Works and turns off just like factory radio with this adapter. I would have gave it a 5 star, but the direction were very poor. Crutchfield tech's answered my questions and got me going very quickly

Pros: works great, Crutchfield customer support, great option for wiring up a radio in a VW

Cons: directions were not clear and two of the plugs were the same

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Not so simple or smooth

Chuck from California on 1/11/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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If this octopus showed up in your Crutchfield install package than you've likely got a VW who apparently does things different than everybody else. Crutchfield probably didn't include the instructions for this (they didn't with me) and when you call them to ask why none of the attachments actually fit into the back of the stereo you bought they will say "oh yeah, nobody figures this out" which might be a hint to them to improve the process. As far as I can tell this device is used to trick a non-standard VW quirk so that your unit will have power until the car is locked rather until just when the ignition goes off. The upside is that it seems to work, the downside is that you have to manually strip, tie together, solder the wires and then tape off all the connection wires with your stereo and then get the whole monstrosity to fit behind the new stereo. Hardly the trouble free installation process advertised by Crutchfield, yet another reason I wish they would provide you more details about the job before you buy so you could see if you've got the time and tools for the installation.

Pros: - At the end it seems to work

Cons: - Its a huge octopus of wires that aren't labeled except in the installation instructions that they don't ship or tell you where to download - You have to manually strip and connect a bunch of wires - Did I mention that they don't include any instructions about how to install or even why? Better get your google on

Crutchfield response on 1/13/2016
Wiring adapters are very rarely "plug-and-play", so they require some work to make the connections. Crutchfield offers the accessories to perform this work, but more importantly, our Advisors are available by phone or chat before customers place an order. They can provide help in providing an idea about the relative difficulty or ease of a specific installation. We also make an adapter's owner's manual available in the "Details" section, which can also help in planning for the installation process.

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Worked like a charm

rma316 from Idaho on 1/7/2016

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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I wasn't sure at first, as it didn't specifically list my vehicle as compatible, but a quick email to the support team told me I had nothing to worry about and they were right. This made the install so easy and only took about 10 minutes to put together. There really isn't a better option when installing an aftermarket radio. I used this in a 2013 Jetta with absolutely no trouble.

Pros: Super easy to wire up, great instructions, fits and functions perfectly.

Cons: None

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Works, but Horrible Instructions

AlanA from South Carolina on 12/30/2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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I learned with this install that putting aftermarket radios in a VW is a royal pain in the butt. It was great that it all worked once I got it put together properly, but I had to call Crutchfield to figure it out.

Pros: Everything works without modifying factory wiring in the 2008 Jetta..

Cons: Instructions do not discuss how to connect the NAV unit. I initially thought I had the wrong wiring as I had a female connector in car and female connector on harness. Even when Crutchfield told me that I plugged into the NAV unit instead of the factory female connector, both harness connectors fit the plug in the NAV unit. I only figured out that mistake when the unit wouldn't power on.

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No switched power

BrandonK from Atlanta, GA on 12/28/2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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This product would be great except there is no switched power in the dash on these cars. You have to go find one under the steering wheel and run your own wire. The kit doesn't tell you that or give you the wire you need.

Pros: Nice plug and play.

Cons: Missing key wire and proper instructions around missing red wire.

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Works

Adam from Utah on 12/21/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Worked great, was able to install with little effort.

Pros: retains RAP

Cons: lots of wires, not very clear instructions

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Does the trick

Lawson from Seattle on 12/19/2015

2005 Volkswagen Golf

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I only ended up needing two wires for the entire harness as I was doing a ground up install.

Pros: Connects well. Plenty of options for nav, factory install.

Cons: You will have to wire directly to a switch on power supply as VW has these separate from the factory wire harness.

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from Idaho on 11/30/2015

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Plug and play install. No problems as of yet

Pros: Plugs in, no splicing needed

Cons: Gets to be a tight fit with all the wiring and module box

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Easy To Hook Up And Works As It Should

Dave W. from Morristown, New Jersey on 11/28/2015

2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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This conversion kit worked perfectly with my 2007 Jetta. I did have Crutchfield support guide me through the install process, so hooking this unit up was easy. My new Kenwood radio unit is working great!

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Simple, however...

Chadwick from Massachusetts on 11/23/2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Very simple install in my 2006 Jetta with mid level system, however, I failed to connect the small black box that communicates with the cars computer. I'm not sure if I missed that step in directions. Without it the stereo does not turn off upon key removal and times out/shuts down while driving. Unit runs on yellow/constant 12v without box. I simply had to take unit back out and plug box into pigtail.

Pros: Straight forward connections.

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mediocre

Mr. Guy from Texas on 11/16/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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I have an 03 jetta tdi I found the harness was useful but one annoying issue. I found the key switch power wire did not actually provide power. (with the key in, out, turned on, car running, doors open, doors closed, or standing on my head) I had to tap into another switched power source.

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Worked perfectly!

SimonF from Abbotsford, BC on 11/4/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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A bit bulky but worked perfectly.

Pros: Works as sold!

Cons: Could be a bit smaller.

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Easy - works great!

Jer from Corning, NY on 10/28/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Very easy to use - installed a JVC JVC KW-R910BT in my 2010 Jetta limited sedan. Works like a charm. There is a bit of overkill wire if you don't have steering wheel controls like me, but there's more than enough space in the dash to tuck away the extra harness and the can unit.

Pros: Very simple, clear instructions.

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Instructions were only problem

Eric from Kansas on 10/23/2015

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Product worked great, the instructions were lacking and I had to call tech support which was great help.

Pros: Ease to hook up,

Cons: Price, instructions

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Harness

Charlie2 from Florida on 10/20/2015

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Great product. I felt the instruction a little vague. Had to call Crutchfield to tell me where some things went

Pros: a easy install

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overkill

Crutchfield customer from Ohio on 10/18/2015

2003 Volkswagen Golf

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after some confusion as to where the accessory plugs into, it does work. but waaaaay to many addition wires for my application. could barely tuck them out of the way enough to install the radio. you would think Axxess would come up with a simplified version for cars without steering wheel controls.

Pros: works

Cons: wire hell

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Works great but needs instructions

KyleK from Florida on 10/12/2015

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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I have this unit wired up with my Alpine UTE-52BT and everything works perfectly. However, you have to look up your own wiring instructions because this unit lacks a complete instructions manual.

Pros: Everything works

Cons: No instructions

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WIring Harness

Joe T from Ashland, Kentucky on 9/27/2015

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When I looked at the harness all I could say was wow. Once wiring was figured out my brother soldered the wires. I was worried about having enough room to place the stereo back. But everything turned for the good.

Pros: Once you got over the shock of all the wires it wasn't so bad and it came together. I had no problem with the ignition wire. The stereo automatically turns off when the ignition key is removed.

Cons: I think that I got the wrong wiring kit. I had so many wires left over that I didn't need.

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Rats Nest

dubhead from New Mexico on 9/14/2015

2002 Volkswagen GTI

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This thing looks like a rats nest out of the box. I was so intimidated I tried to go old school and hard wire in an aftermarket deck. Unfortunately I have a VW with CANBUS +/- and had a battery drain. Figured this mess out and was able to install everything perfectly.

Pros: Keeps R.A.P. Provides CANBUS communication.

Cons: Huge, messy, rats nest! Poorly named NAV box. Inadequate instructions.

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from Washington on 9/13/2015

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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works as advertised.

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, md on 9/13/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Product worked fine, but we're there were no instructions on how to use it and with two different plugs for different applications it was a little bit more difficult then it should of been.

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from Idaho on 9/4/2015

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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harness works as advertised instruction were a little lacking overall very happy with product

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Cons: instructions

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Works well

Kevin from Connecticut on 9/2/2015

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Items works as described. There was a NAV piece along with the installation and I'm still not sure what it's used for. Had to research it on the web as the instructions weren't suffice. Thankfully I had Crutchfield Tech Support to fall back on. Would have had 5 stars if the instructions were slightly more vetted.

Pros: Exact fit, worked great, easy to hook up. It's like paint by numbers. It had options for every scenario your stock unit/controls have and can handle any aftermarket unit.

Cons: Instructions were slightly limited. Good enough for an amateur to get it working.

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Faultu

JT from Virginia on 8/25/2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy to wire up and install but the canbus box just wouldn't work. Spent a few hours on the line with Crutchfield support and they sent a new box with the same results. Ended up just having to wire into the fuse box, which is annoying because I could have a bought a much cheaper harness to do that.

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Axxess NAV interface

Kevin B from Pennsylvania on 8/23/2015

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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This product takes the hassle out of trying to figure out the wiring of your new radio. Would definitely recommend for the simplicity.

Pros: Simplicity

Cons: Instructions a bit light but one call to Crutchfield answered everything

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Excellent Wiring Harness

JoshW from Texas on 8/18/2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Bought this product for my 2006 VW Jetta to replace the factory radio with a new Pioneer receiver. The product made connecting this radio to this existing wiring harness extremely easy. Just follow the instructions provided with the harness which are fairly comprehensive along with the radio wiring instructions. If you end up with questions, just contact Crutchfield support they will walk you through everything. I had a few questions concerning my situations and when I called tech support, I reached them quickly (no long wait times), they pulled up my harness and vehicle and explained the remaining connections or unconnected wires resulting in an error free install.

Pros: Cost effective, makes wiring installation quick and error free, Crutchfield Technical Support (use them if you have any questions)

Cons: None

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

GaryD from NewCroton-on-Hudson, New York on 7/21/2015

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I love purchasing product through Crutchfield for one basic reason, support. I have always been treated with respect and have never had any issues with product install after a question has been answered.

Pros: Great fit and ease of install !!! Fit perfect.

Cons: No coins at alkyl.

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Installation made Easy

MrMike from Indiana on 7/19/2015

2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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This product made the installation into my car a lot cleaner and easy.

Pros: Easy to use. Install is clean.

Cons: None

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Does the job. On VW MK4 Jettas, beware the ignition lead

RobH from White Township, New Jersey on 7/14/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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did the job. The accessory or ignition on power goes nowhere, so if you have a unit dependent on sensing voltage form the acc/ign, forget about it... tie it into the standard positive feed and make sure to turn the radio off when you leave the car

Pros: keeps things tidy. decent quality wiring.

Cons: no instructions of any real use. superfluous cabling.

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Wiring Harness works great

dweaver from California on 7/10/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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I had watched many online videos on how others had used different brand wiring harnesses to install an aftermarket stereo into their VW Jetta. They involved "creative" methods to get switched power which included some very unsafe means. The transmitter unit on this was so simple it was amazing. The only thing I wished were better were the directions. They are so simplified you think you are missing something. They need to better explain exactly what the transmitter box is for and how it works. I thought it was an erroneous part that didn't apply to my situation until I called Crutchfield and the tech explained that it was a radio frequency transmitter that would speak with the car and know when the car was on. Its totally ingenious... just not very well explained in the half sheet instructions that come with it.

Pros: Totally works. Easy to install

Cons: instructions could have been more thorough

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confusing at first, but an excellent product

Jeff W from Pennsylvania on 6/26/2015

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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When I first took this wiring harness out of the package I looked at it and thought 'what the...?' After looking it over and then a quick call to Crutchfield support, I was ready to roll. Installation was a breeze.

Pros: worked like a charm

Cons: confusing at first

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Works Flawlessly

DaveDestin from Destin, FL on 6/23/2015

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Harness works like it is suppose to without a hitch. Initially the Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface looked a little intimidating-- I'm 50+ yrs old and my last auto stereo install involved a power wire, common ground, 4 speaker wires and an antenna hook-up. The installation of a full featured navigational display unit into a 2006 VW Jetta to replace an OEM single disc player was GREATLY simplified by using the Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface. One call to tech support re-enforced my confidence, but I was still somewhat amazed that the back-up camera and navigation system worked perfectly using this interface harness by providing the proper signals (such as a REVERSE gear signal to activate the back-up camera display) for options the OEM radio did not have.

Pros: Quality materials in harness and coupler; color coded wires matched instructions

Cons: none

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Quality Control Needed

Crutchfield customer from Plattsburgh, NY on 6/12/2015

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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I ordered this product for my 09 VW Jetta TDI and the control box was faulty. Crutchfield was good to send me a new one which also was faulty. In the end I had to fork out an extra dollars for the PAC unit. Do not buy this unit. Pay the extra for the better product.

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Alternate for Base Radio

JC from Connecticut on 5/19/2015

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Perfect if you don't want steering controls, and less expensive

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Works Perfect with Car

Bill U from Florida on 5/17/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy install, seamless install

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Works With Some Issues

Uburamba from Waterford, MI on 5/14/2015

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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I installed this on a 2009 VW Jetta, and the product itself seems to work pretty well, except that the parking brake signal did not work. I contacted Crutchfield and according to them some of the Jettas do not have the parking brake state on the CAN bus. So I had to wire the parking brake signal, all the way to the parking brake switch. A major pain. Also the instructions that come with the unit are very bad, and do not explain the connections very well.

Pros: Works mostly as advertised.

Cons: Parking brake signal does not work on the 2009 VW Jetta. Instructions are lacking.

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Adapter for after-market radios in VW's

Erik from Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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If you are installing an after-market radio in a modern VW, you must use an interface to make everything work as desired. I used an older version years earlier, and it never worked as advertised. This adapter model works! Plus, you can update the firmware through a mini-usb plug, similar to the ones used with modern cell phones. Even though this adapter was brand new, I still applied a latest firmware upgrade to the unit. Once I made all of the connections with my new radio, I plugged everything in to my VW's harness, and it worked! Without it, the radio would remain on, even if I removed my keys from the ignition.

Pros: It made the installation of a new radio into a VW easy.

Cons: The supplied instructions are not very clear. I had to go to the manufacture's website for clarity.

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Missing a piece, but Crutchfield made it right

B Moore from Washington, DC Area on 4/24/2015

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Everything works great and everything sounds great. The installers, locally, did the whole install in about 35 minutes. Well worth the money, IMO.

Pros: Very quick delivery, nice unit for the price.

Cons: Even though I purchased an antenna adapter, it wasn't packed in the box. Fortunately, I got one locally. When I told Crutchfield about the missing component later, they immediately credited my card the cost of the adapter. So, that's entirely satisfactory, I'm good with that. On an unrelated note, this unit is much more powerful than the OEM unit that came with the 2008 VW Rabbit, so now it looks like I'm going to have to pony up for some new speakers.................

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Easy

Kendra from Rhode Island on 4/22/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy to install

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from alexandria, va on 4/19/2015

2005 Volkswagen Golf

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like many car stereo products, the included instructions are poor. However, it did work well once I figured it out.

Pros: Works well

Cons: poor included instructions

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Easy to Install

Luis L from Texas on 4/9/2015

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Very easy to install . I installed this harness on my VW Jetta GLI (VR6) with monsoon system (amplified)

Pros: I'm able to keep the factory amplifier

Cons: None

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Great product. ..

cooldude from Lake in the hills ,il on 4/7/2015

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Fast shipping, great product an the tech help was on point.

Pros: Easy install. Tech support walk me thru everything. Will definitely order again from this place.

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Just what you need

CA from Oklahoma on 4/5/2015

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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This is what you need for the Jetta to keep the OEM style power to the head unit after shut off without having to rig up wiring. Very easy to install with the instructions provided.

Pros: Makes installing a head unit for the VW Jetta super easy while keeping the OEM style key off function.

Cons: None

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Harness Failure

Southshorex from Florida on 4/4/2015

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I purchased the recommended radio and harness for a 203 VW Jetta. I can not rate the radio as the harness I was sent does not fit the car. I sent pictures and then the harnesses back a few days ago. Never heard if they got them or what was the status.

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Crutchfield response on 4/13/2015
Our Tech Support team is working with the customer on this. If he needed a different harness, we would go ahead and ship it out, but this situation is a little more complex. We need to receive his harness first, make some alterations to it, and then send it back. We will make sure that the customer is taken care of and gets what he needs.

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from Florida on 3/28/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Harness was a bit confusing since it was for a Jetta with a radio and NAV and I don't have a NAV. Crutchfield did e-mailed me some wiring diagrams that made it easier.

Pros: Got it installed ok with very good help from Crutchfield Technical

Cons: Confusing without Crutchfield tech help

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness Review

56 Chevy Streetrod from New York on 3/27/2015

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Overall an excellent product! I gave it 4 stars because the instructions were a little vague and I had to call the experts at CF to clarify. I've been a long-term customer (30 years!) and always come back to Crutchfield whenever I need new Audio stuff for my cars. You cant beat CFs customer service! Everyone I have ever talked to has been exceptional! Always willing to assist with any questons.

Pros: Does what its supposed to do! Makes it easy to connect to existing system.

Cons: Instructions are a little vague

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2008 Jetta

Tim H from St Paul, MN on 3/26/2015

2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy install, does everything advertised

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Awesome

BN from Texas on 3/24/2015

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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I went and bought a cheaper harness elsewhere and installed on my wife's car. Well turned out that wasn't the correct harness and the stereo wouldn't turn off (was getting constant power somewhere.) You get what you pay for I guess. So after scouring the internet for answers, I decided to buy this harness instead of tapping into other wires underneath the dash. The instructions didn't give info on which end plugs into the RAP, but after a quick call to Crutchfield's customer service I had my answer (on a Sunday afternoon no less.) Everything worked as it was supposed to. There was no constant power problem anymore. To those complaining about not having connectors or having to solder the wires....y'all are hopeless. If you know what you are doing, you will know you will need connectors. Don't complain about the product or the company when it's your fault for not knowing what you are doing in the first place.

Pros: Works without any problems. Customer service was good even on a Sunday.

Cons: Came with instructions, but didn't specify how to plug in RAP, quick phone call cleared it up though.

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Good

Quickstyler from Minnesota on 3/20/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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When will they start making this a simple hookup, everything was easy till Ya gotta solder wires togather for a hour.

Pros: It worked

Cons: Connecting the wires

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Excellent Product - Read the Instructions

Josh from Georgia on 2/27/2015

2010 Volkswagen Jetta

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Excellent harness. I jumped in and started wiring things before reading the instructions... got a bit confused. Went back and just followed the instructions step by step and it was perfectly clear, worked perfectly, no problem!

Pros: Color co-ordination for connecting cables was accurate and complete.

Cons: Didn't come with cable connectors. Had to purchase some electrical tape to protect the connections.

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it works...

Teka from Texas on 2/19/2015

2013 Volkswagen Golf

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It works, once you call in to learn what goes where.

Pros: it works.

Cons: Instructions are not clear, manufactures website sucks.

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dissatisfied

24vgli from elizabethville on 2/13/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Have a mk4 gli with stock monsoon system and amp. Did the vehicle verification this is the harness they said I needed. Simply will not work.

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Instructions are horrible...Got it to work somehow...

DSmith from Texas on 2/2/2015

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Product looked to be good quality, but when you actually start trying to install, the instructions are horrible, I mean non-existent! After searching through a bunch of online how-to videos, I finally found someone that actually tells you what cables are for what. After you install all matching colored cables, you are left with a good number of cables that have nothing to attach to... so you are left wondering what you did wrong. Crutchfield needs to make a video on the fundamentals of the wiring process.

Pros: Works well once you can figure out how to connect.

Cons: No Instructions! Please do something to improve.

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Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Crutchfield customer from Houston, Texas on 1/27/2015

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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as descrirbed

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Terrible instructions

Jim from Indiana on 1/10/2015

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Lots of wires on this thing with very little help on where they go. Company's web site was no help either.

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Not the best instructions

lewichris from Idaho on 1/5/2015

2003 Volkswagen Passat

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There are a lot of wires on this one. So if your space is limited you will have fitment issues. I was able to make it work with a 2003 Passat but it was close. The instructions were not very good. I am mostly capable of anything electronic, But I was not able to follow all that well. The instructions were not clear. I had a hard tike with this

Pros: great to be able to keep factory amp

Cons: fitment issues, and unclear instructions.

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Good but.......

MarkT from NC on 1/1/2015

2005 Volkswagen Passat

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The harness worked as it should but the installation instructions are horrible!

Pros: Simplifies retrofit

Cons: Installation instructions

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More details on the Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness

Stacey B.

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The Axxess Integrate XSVI-9003-NAV radio replacement interface module allows you to replace the factory radio in select 2002-up Volkswagen vehicles with an aftermarket head unit.

Make Model Year
Volkswagen Beetle 2012-up
CC 2009-up
EOS 2007-up
Golf 2002-2006
Golf R 2010-up
GTI 2002-up
Jetta 2002-up
Jetta GLI 2008-up
Jetta Sportwagen 2010-up
Passat 2002-up
R32 2007-2008
Rabbit 2007-2009
Tiguan 2009-up

Amplified or Non-Amplified System Integration: The XSVI-9003-NAV interface supports non-amplified and amplified factory systems. It will retain the factory amplifier and fader. However, it is not compatible with Volkswagen's "Fender" audio system. 

+12V/10A Accessory Output: There is no 12-volt accessory wire in the factory harness, which requires the installer to run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio. The XSVI-9003-NAV is designed to provide a 12-volt, 10-amp switched accessory output (red wire).

Navigation Outputs: The XSVI-9003-NAV provides essential wires required for aftermarket radios that have navigation. VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense), *Reverse, and Parking Brake wires are provided. This helps to cut down the installation time, since the installer does not have to look for these wires in the vehicle.

Note: *The Reverse output is not retained in 2002-2005 vehicles that came factory equipped with a single-DIN (2" tall) radio.

Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.) function supplies power to the radio after turning off vehicle, until removing the key. This function is retained by the XSVI-9003-NAV interface.

OEM Steering Wheel Control Compatible (optional): The XSVI-9003-NAV interface features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC1, sold separately).

Color Codes: Wiring up the XSVI-9003-NAV is like wiring up any other wire harness that would attach to an aftermarket radio's harness. The Metra/EIA wire code can be found on the back of the interface's package that will aid you in the wiring of your aftermarket radio. The XSVI-9003-NAV interface contains the following wire leads.

Wiring Color Function
Power/Ground Red Accessory
Yellow Battery
Black Ground
Accessories Blue Not Used
Orange Illumination
Speakers
Gray Right Front +
Gray/Black Right Front  -
White Left Front +
White/Black Left Front -
Violet Right Rear +
Violet/Black Right Rear -
Green Left Rear +
Green/Black Left Rear -
Navigation Blue/Pink VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense)
Green/Violet Reverse
Bright Green Parking Brake

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recommendation [ Michael V.  May 16, 2019 ]
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Works seamlessly for Volkswagen with amplified system. plug It in, wire it up and I am done [ Timothy  May 04, 2019 ]
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need it [ PAUL  Feb 20, 2019 ]
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Want to try the Nav. features of the unit. [ Gregory  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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required [ james  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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This amazing interface harness allows my aftermarket radio to communicate with my factory Monsoon stereo, perfect for me because I am perfectly happy with the Monsoon's factory amplifier and quality speakers / tweeters. [ Matthew  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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It was recommended by crutchfield that it will work with my car. this is the third harness I purchased from Crutchfleld and they have never steered me wrong. [ Michael  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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free [ connor  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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to connect my aftermarket head unit to the factory radio wires [ kevin  Aug 12, 2018 ]
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I want the new head unit to function properly. [ I  Aug 11, 2018 ]
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Required for installation [ Garry  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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This was required to allow the car to communicate so of the better parts of the car to the radio. [ Arthur  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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Recommended by a Crutchfield expert for my VW Jetta. [ Tyrone  Jun 29, 2018 ]
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ease of installation [ Alastair  Jun 19, 2018 ]
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Included in recommended/required installation kit [ Charles  Jun 09, 2018 ]
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It was necessary for me to use factory settings in my car , to operate my kenwood deck properly [ Matt  Jun 07, 2018 ]
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It was the lesser expensive option and we didn't require the steering wheel control capacity. [ John  May 25, 2018 ]
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Needed it to install aftermarket radio into my car [ Kevin  May 15, 2018 ]
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For Kenwood DMX7704S being installed in a 2010 VW Jetta [ JAIRO  May 10, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Ziggy. [ John  May 05, 2018 ]
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Easy wiring solution... [ Michael  Apr 20, 2018 ]
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It was offered as part of the package but unknown if needed yet. [ Gary  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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Required [ Doug  Mar 13, 2018 ]
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Honestly speaking, I just trust Crutchfield's choice. [ JMats  Feb 25, 2018 ]
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I wanted to make installing my daughters receiver as easy as possible. [ Lesli  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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Replacing factory head unit in VW Rabbit with unit from previous vehicle. Crutchfield has ALWAYS had the wiring harnesses I've ever needed! They are the best! [ Todd  Jan 09, 2018 ]
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I've been looking everywhere for this harness and they had it. I'm very thankful [ Keyon  Jan 06, 2018 ]
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recommended [ Eric  Dec 29, 2017 ]
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You can never go wrong with crutchfield !!!!! [ Daniel  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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It came w the installation kit [ EDUARDO  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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needed it [ James  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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it fits the car application [ Scott  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Need [ CARL T  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Recommended harness [ Andrew  Nov 03, 2017 ]
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Simple yet elegant! [ Timothy  Oct 25, 2017 ]
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I was going to just randomly cut wires and splice in hopes I got it right, but; I guess this way will be easier.Thanks for the push Crutchfield! [ Name Namery  Oct 17, 2017 ]
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Ease of wiring [ Nick  Oct 17, 2017 ]
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It would be easier to hook this up and complete my installation [ A  Jun 29, 2017 ]
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To have the proper tools to perform the installation. [ Chris  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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It came with the kit [ Real deal  May 26, 2017 ]
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I wanted to keep the factory amp and not remove it... [ Dennis  May 17, 2017 ]
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needed [ ROSS  Mar 08, 2017 ]
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should make install easier [ Ryan  Jan 12, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Logan  Dec 30, 2016 ]
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Advisor said it would be needed for my installation. [ Carl  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Recommended AND while a harness is available elsewhere, I assume this one keeps the full functionality of the Jetta. Keeps power on for the clock, etc, but turns off with the key or opening of the door. The cheaper harness had lots of comments about needing to tap an extra fuse and do some creative wiring - not in my wheel house. [ William  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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Recommended by Cruchfield [ Zona  Oct 20, 2016 ]
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Because it wouldn't work without hooking it up to wires. [ DAVID  Oct 18, 2016 ]
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Needed for proper install [ Mark  Sep 04, 2016 ]
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Recommended by crutchfield adviser, Chad Chad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=24 [ Derrick  Sep 02, 2016 ]
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replacement [ Joseph  Sep 01, 2016 ]
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Needed it to install the stereo I purchased, and I got a discount when purchased with the unit. [ Steven  Sep 01, 2016 ]
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Needed in newer VW cars to make sure your radio doesn't kill your battery. [ David  Aug 15, 2016 ]
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For power [ Keaton  Jul 27, 2016 ]
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na [ Clay Thomas  Jul 11, 2016 ]
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Wanted to keep monsoon amplifier [ Brandon  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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Crutchfield indicated this was necessary. [ A  Jun 18, 2016 ]
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Advice of a Volkswagen service manager. [ Patricia  Jun 08, 2016 ]
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It best fits my needs [ Leonard  May 29, 2016 ]
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I don't have steering wheel controls so this unit offered all the option I need. [ Trevor  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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To keep all options for car. [ MATTHEW  Feb 12, 2016 ]
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It was recommended by Crutchfield to install the aftermarket radio. [ Eric  Feb 03, 2016 ]
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I was told this harness is necessary to maintain factory chimes [ F  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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Needed the harness and all of the install places here in town were charging $150 just for the harness. [ Michael  Jan 10, 2016 ]
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Must have [ David  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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With the proper radio wiring harness, specific to my vehicle and the radio being installed, I don't guess about the proper wiring and stress about making a mistake. But the greatest benefit is the ease in removing a high quality radio when I trade cars again. [ Philip  Dec 23, 2015 ]
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9 questions already asked

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Do I need this if I buy the crutchfield harness?
[ Alex  Jul 01, 2018 ]
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AFAIK the crutchfield harness will connect basic functions -- power (permanent and switched), ground, speaker connections. if you want to connect the factor amp and/or if your new head unit has navigation, this interface harness will save you lots of work. it also integrates easily with metra's steering wheel control harness, if your car has steering wheel controls.
[ ANDRE  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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I bought this to interface to the 2002 Jetta factory harness. From what I remember you have to use this and the Crutchfield harness.
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Is this the right harness if I don't have Steering wheel controls?
[ Kenneth  Oct 24, 2016 ]
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This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Kenny  Oct 24, 2016 ]  Staff
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I bought an AXXESS XSVI-9003-NAV harness last year at best buy but it looks different from the one on here. The little black box is hard wired on the one I bought before. and I don't have steering wheel controls. Will this one still work? and Is there a harness for cars without steering wheel controls but still does the RAP?
[ Russell  May 03, 2016 ]
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This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Kenny  May 03, 2016 ]  Staff
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What is the little black box in this harness kit?
[ Shane  Feb 18, 2016 ]
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It's a ccontrol unit that keeps steering wheel controls
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I have a 2005 Jetta GLI with monsoon sound system it is the MK4 old body style. Will I need to cut off and splice for my new JVC 21BT I just bought from you?
[ Don  Nov 19, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Nov 19, 2015 ]  Staff
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I want to replace my stock RCD-510 headunit with an android tablet. My number one concern right now is trying to sort through documentation to ensure I have proper switched power when my car is off. I'll also have an aftermarket amp installed. Will this unit allow me to power the tablet and amp through a switched line without having to tap into anything on the car?
[ Josh  Apr 12, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Apr 13, 2015 ]  Staff
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What wire do you connect to parking brake?
[ Vincent  Nov 27, 2014 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Nov 30, 2014 ]  Staff
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