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Volkswagen Jetta sedan

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This article will explain how to install new car stereo gear in your VW Jetta. Check it out and then use our vehicle selector to find the gear that will fit your car.

This car could be had with some decent speakers, so start by upgrading the factory radio. A new receiver will help you get the most out of your Jetta's base, Fender or "Premium" speakers.

But aftermarket speakers are still way better. Installing a set of component speakers up front will make a big difference, and on some car's there's already a place for tweeters. For even more audio excellence, install a set of full-range speakers in the rear deck. Adding an amp will help you get the most out of your Jetta's new system.

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Overview of the Volkswagen Jetta

Reasonably sized, reasonably priced family sedans are the bread and butter of the car business. Pickups aside, nothing succeeds like a good sedan at a decent price. Smart, practical, and (yawn).... What were we talking about?

Right, sedans. Which can be really, serously boring. To be perfectly honest about it, the average family sedan sold in the United States is about as exciting as a new phone book. Thankfully, there are companies like Volkswagen that insist on baking a little sports car goodness into every sedan they make.

While it's not going to be confused with a GTI any time soon, the sixth-generation VW Jetta is proof that a family sedan can handle a curve as well as it handles a carpool. With a comfortable interior and smooth, refined road manners, the VW Jetta is a wonderful way to add some European flair to your everyday drive. If you like a little music while you're carving up a country road, add a new stereo and speakers to your Jetta.

This article is an overview of your vehicle's audio system and its upgrade options. If you're looking for step-by-step instructions on how to install a car stereo or speakers in your Jetta, there's nothing better than our exclusive Crutchfield MasterSheet™. This detailed, well-illustrated document is free with your Crutchfield order, or you can purchase one separately for $9.99.

VW Jetta radio

The Jetta's stock radio isn't bad, but you can do a lot better (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Factory stereo system

The Jetta's factory stereo systems aren't bad at all, as these things go. From the standard 4-speaker system to the optional 6-speaker system to the top-shelf 9-speaker Fender (yes, like the guitar) system, VW gave non-audiophile customers a nice set of options. There was also an 8-speaker "Premium 8" system (no subwoofer) in some early cars.

Depending on how your car is equipped, you'll lose factory features like the AUX input, satellite radio, and navigation when you replace the factory radio. Any or all can be replaced (and enhanced) when you install the right aftermarket stereo.

A variety of single-DIN (2" tall) and double-DIN (4" tall) receivers will fit in the dash, with the help of a mounting kit that's included at a very nice discount with your Crutchfield stereo purchase. We'll also include a discounted wiring harness and a free copy of our illustrated, detailed Crutchfield MasterSheet disassembly instructions for your Jetta.

VW Jetta nav receiver

The Jetta was also available with a factory nav receiver (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Replacing your factory radio

Removing and replacing the Jetta's factory radio is a reasonably simple project for the average do-it-yourselfer.

Start at the lower edge of the receiver trim panel and gently pull it out to release nine retaining clips. Under no circumstances do you want to disconnect the airbag harness, so spread a clean shop rag on the center console and place the panel there while you work on everything else.  Remove the four Torx T-20 screws securing the receiver to the dash, then disconnect the harnesses and remove the receiver.

To install the new receiver, secure it to the mounting bracket following the included instructions, then make the necessary wiring connections following instructions supplied with the wiring adapter. Hold the receiver assembly near the dash; then connect the receiver wiring adapter to the vehicle harness and plug the antenna lead into the rear of the receiver. Slide the entire assembly into the dash and secure it with the screws you removed before. Test it out, and if everything's sounding good, put the dash back together by reversing the disassembly instructions.

Tools needed: Torx T-20 driver, shop rag

Steering wheel audio controls

It's relatively easy to retain your Jetta's steering wheel audio controls when you install a new stereo. When you enter your vehicle information, our database will choose the adapter you need to make your factory steering wheel controls work with your new receiver.

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Replacing your factory speakers

Whether your car is equipped with a 4-, 6-, 8-, or 9-speaker factory system, the Jetta has speakers located in the front and rear doors. The tools and techniques used to replace the door speakers are the same for both. The 6-speaker system adds front pillar tweeters, while the 8-speaker system sports front pillar and rear door tweeters. The Fender system adds a subwoofer mounted under the rear deck.

VW Jetta front pillar tweeter

The Fender package includes A-pillar tweeters (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Front pillar tweeters

The premium systems include a set of 2-ohm tweeters located in the car's A-pillars. The pillar trim panel must be removed to access the tweeters, which is easy enough, but once you get to them, things get a bit more challenging. The 1.749" diameter tweeters are heat-fused to the grille, so you'll need to use caution when using a rotary tool to separate the two. A damaged grille is not a good look, so be very, very careful when you're doing this.

Neither a wiring harness nor a mounting bracket can be found for this installation, so you'll want to use a set of Posi-Products connectors to hook up the wires, and a pair of universal backstraps to mount your aftermarket tweeters. By the way, there's a reasonably good chance that the new tweeters (or any speakers, for that matter) don't come with mounting screws, so you may need to visit the hardware store before you get started.  

Tools needed: Panel tool, rotary tool

VW Jetta front door speakers

An inside look at the Jetta's front door (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Front door speakers

The stock front door speakers are 6-3/4" units that can be replaced by a wide variety of 6-1/2" or 5-1/4" aftermarket models. Speaker mounting brackets and wireing harnesses are required, and they're included at a great discount when you buy your speakers at Crutchfield. 

Removing and replacing the front speakers isn't hard, but there are multiple steps involved, and there's also some drilling to be done. The best way to manage the multiple steps is to work carefully and store all the various screws you're removing in a safe place. You'll need them later. When it comes to drilling, work carefully, know what's around the area you're drilling into, and always wear eye protection.

Remember to check the speaker packaging for mounting screws before you get started. 

Tools needed: Panel tool, Torx T-20 & T-30 drivers, drill with 11/64" bit

VW Jetta rear door tweeter

The rear tweeters can be found in the door panels (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Rear door speakers

The process for the rear door woofers is essentially the same as the one undertaken up front. If you handled that, you can handle this. Here's an astonishingly quick review: remove the door panels, remove the screws, work carefully, stay organized, and be careful drilling out rivets while wearing eye protection.

On the other hand, if your Jetta has tweeters in the rear doors, replacing them is a bit of a challenge. Like the A-pillar tweeters, they're heat-fused to the grilles, so use a rotary tool to carefully separate the two. Work carefully to avoid damaging the grilles. Each tweeter has a 1.637" diameter, by the way.

Wiring harnesses and mounting brackets are not available, so you'll want to use a set of Posi-Products connectors to hook up the wires, and a pair of universal backstraps to mount your aftermarket tweeters. You might also need mounting screws.

Complete, illustrated disassembly instructions can be found in your Crutchfield MasterSheet, of course.

Tools needed: Panel tool, Torx T-20 & T-30 drivers, drill with 11/64" bit; rotary tool (for tweeters)

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VW Jetta subwoofer

The Fender system includes this down-firing 8" sub (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Bass in your VW Jetta

The Fender system includes a down-firing 8" subwoofer, which is mounted in the Jetta's rear deck. This non-standard sub is only 2" deep, so while it takes up precious little cargo room; it doesn’t produce a whopping amount of bass. If you're serious about your stereo's bottom end performance, you'll want to upgrade.

A direct replacement isn't possible at this time, simply because there aren't any aftermarket subs shallow enough to fit in the space available. You can remove it using a Torx T-20 driver, or you can keep it around. Either way, you'll need to add an aftermarket subwoofer in an enclosure.

If you're going all-out and planning to install component subs in a sub enclosure, you'll have a 40" W x 20" H x 39"/35" D space to work with. It's not a huge trunk, but that's enough room to stuff in some decent-size subs. On the other end of the scale, you can pop in a compact powered sub and get the bass enhancement you want without losing the trunk space you need.

If you're looking for something that's more practical, but still packs plenty of punch, there's a JL Audio Stealthbox enclosed subwoofer that's designed specifically for the Gen 6 Jetta. The Stealthbox, which installs neatly in the driver's side corner of the trunk, contains a 4-ohm, 300-watt 10" W1v2 subwoofer, so it'll pump out plenty of sound.

Shop for vehicle-specific subwoofers for your Volkswagen Jetta

Other options for your Jetta

With a car like the Jetta, there are lots of ways to upgrade your in-car experience. Here are some of the ways Crutchfield can help:

Amplifiers

If your Jetta has a Fender system, there's a factory amplifier located under the driver's seat. It's a nice touch, but an aftermarket amplifier (or two) will give you the power you need to really make your system sing.

Dynamat

The Jetta is a relatively quiet car for its size, but a Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit will really maximize the impact of your new system. This heavy-duty insulating material is easy to install, and it really makes a difference. One kit should be more than enough for a Jetta sedan. If you install an aftermarket subwoofer, you might want to line the trunk lid as well.

Security

Installing a security system in your Jetta isn't easy (security systems rarely are), but it's less complicated than it could be. Our Crutchfield Advisors can help figure out what you need to get the job done, but we usually recommend taking your car and new gear to a professional security system installer.

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Visit our Outfit My Car page and enter your vehicle information to see stereos, speakers, subs, and other audio accessories that will work in your vehicle.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/11/2018

    Jeff, That's a bummer. We haven't heard much about it here, honestly, so it's hard to recommend a fix. In terms of "fixing" OEM sound, our usual recommendation is to upgrade with aftermarket gear. If you're leaning in that direction, give us a call and talk to one of our expert advisors.

  • Jeff Wilson from Rhinebeck, NY

    Posted on 4/10/2018

    I have a 2012 Jetta, and I swear the audio is only coming from one channel of the stereo. It's mostly noticeable on music with very distinct stereo separation. I demonstrated it to the VW dealer, and their response was: "yeah, we hear it, but we don't have a service bulletin about that." I even called VW, and their response was "we'll take note of your complaint." But they won't do anything. I read something in an online forum somewhere about this same issue, and they said that some of the early Jettas with bluetooth were installed with the wrong wiring harness, and so have this problem. Have you heard about this, and is this fixable?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/30/2018

    R.J., Replacing the speakers can definitely improve the sound in most cars. If your Jetta has the standard system, the job is easier. If you're replacing a Fender system, that looks like it might be a bit more complicated. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.

  • R.J. from Fredonia

    Posted on 3/29/2018

    Can replacing the four door-mounted factory speakers in a '18 Jetta SE improve the quality of sound, as opposed to replacing the entire radio unit, which includes Satellite, backup camera monitor, etc.?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/12/2018

    Sina, I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • sina moradi from S PASADENA

    Posted on 2/9/2018

    hi, i was wondering if I can upgrade my 2012 Jetta with the radio display monitor to a newer display(2015 or 16 model) with more options such as navigation and etc.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/6/2017

    Justin, Yes, that'll do it every time, unfortunately. You'll need to visit your local VW dealer for a reset. There is, however, a chance that a local VW/Audi or European car specialist could also handle the job. Shop around and see what's out there.

  • Justin Rothfuss from Powder Springs

    Posted on 11/3/2017

    Would disconnecting the airbag harness set the airbag light off on the instrument panel? If so, how can I fix this?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/5/2017

    Aaron, In the 6-speaker system, the woofers and tweeters are wired together and there are capacitors in the pillars. (FYI: The 9-speaker system has a crossover built into the factory amp.) According to our experts, you can use a component set with an in-line crossover on the tweeter -- and sometimes the woofer as well. That way, you can re-use the factory wiring without having to worry about an external crossover. If you're going to add an amp, you can run new wiring if you like, but it's not essential. If you choose a Class AB amp with more than 50-ish watts or a Class D with more than 75 watts, you should be just fine with the factory wire. If you have any questions, give us a call and talk to our advisors. We'll help you find exactly what you need.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/5/2017

    Chicken, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.

  • Aaron Brown from Madison

    Posted on 10/4/2017

    Where is the front factory crossover located in a 2012 Jetta with the 6 speaker system? I want to put new components in and they will come with crossovers, but I've had the door panels off and I've never seen the crossover.

  • Chicken from Killeen TX

    Posted on 10/4/2017

    2014 TDI with Fender system, I'd like to put in an after market amp only question is can I tie in a converter from the coupler in the trunk from the oem sub or will I have to splice from rear speaker, also if I remove the amp from under the seat will it hurt the orher speakers (I'd like to some day upgrade the underseat if it still powers inside speakers)

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/27/2017

    Michael, Max depth in that location is 4.171".

  • Michael from Riverside

    Posted on 9/26/2017

    What is the max depth of the door speakers on a 2015 VW Jetta?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/23/2017

    Shane, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • shane from Pittsburgh

    Posted on 8/22/2017

    quick question, I have the full fender system in my 2014 mk6 GLI and have already removed the fender sub and added 2 kicker 12 L7's with a separate amp using a LC2I. The LC2I has the fender sub harness wires plugged into it. Now, am I able to remove the stock amp under the driver seat and install one just for the door speakers and tweeters since I am no longer using the amp for a sub. I would only need a 4 channel amp now instead of a 5 right?

  • Mark from Helsinki, Finland

    Posted on 6/26/2017

    Hi there. I got a Jetta 2011 TDI and I bought 4 JBL speakers to each of the doors. While removing the old ones (and their clips) I encountered 4 wires instead of just 2 coming out and my new speakers have just two connection ports (positive and negative)... how to cross/not cross/adapt these 4 factory wires into the new 2-wire setting? Wire color coding is: blue/red, dark grey, brown/light blue and creamy orange... how to make it work?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/6/2017

    David, Thanks! With questions like that one, it's probably better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and let one of our expert advisors help you choose the right amp and set it up properly.

  • David Smith from Fairfax, VA

    Posted on 6/5/2017

    Jon, great article and Q&As! I have the premium 8 system in my car and I plan to add an amplifier. Since the tweeter and woofers run through a cross-over, what impedance will I observe at each channel?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/22/2017

    Mike, When you buy your gear from Crutchfield, you get free Tech Support for the life of the gear. But even if you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Mike from Chicago

    Posted on 5/22/2017

    I have a 2012 Jetta tdi with premium 8 and bought a eBay unit installed it in steering wheel controls worked / showed each door that was opened but couldn't get the sound out of it ! Iam assuming it dido t power the amplifier ? Do you have anything that could help me figuring out a way to power the amp?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/15/2017

    Pablo, When you enter your vehicle's info into our Outfit My Car tool, you'll see all the speakers that fit your car. If you have any questions, our advisors are available via phone or chat.

  • Pablo from Arlington

    Posted on 5/13/2017

    I have 2016 vw jetta it comes with 4 speakers, what size of speakers do I need for all four and how many watts should I buy since I don't know how many watts is the factory stereo? Thanks

  • Russell from Birmingham

    Posted on 3/25/2017

    I have a 2013 Jetta hybrid sel premium with fender system. I want to install the android heard unit that I had inmy previous 2012 Jetta sportwagen TDI, but I get mixed signals from what I need. It seems I do need to update the CAN bus adapter butto which I don't know what to choose. My greatest desire to is to keep the factory fender audio working and maintain my backup camera for now. What adapter would you suggest from Crutchfield?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/14/2017

    Mike, You'll definitely get more bass from an aftermarket sub, but how much more is in the eyes (okay, ears) of the beholder. To an extent, it depends on what kind of music you like. If you listen to a lot of bass-heavy music, you'll want to go with the 10". If you're more into classical, jazz, and that sort of thing, the 8" should be fine. Give us a call and chat with one of our advisors about your expectations, and we'll help you get the right sub for you and your music.

  • Mike F from Everett, Wa

    Posted on 3/13/2017

    I have a 2016 Jetta gli with the fender factory system. If I swap the factory sub with another single 8 or 10 will I be happy with the results? I am overal pleased with the stereo, I would just like a little more low end. Clarification I am not trying to put a new sub on the shallow down firing factory enclosure. Cheers, Mike

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/28/2017

    Brian, The doors speakers are all 6-3/4", and you can replace them with same-size or smaller models. When you enter your vehicle's info into our Outfit My Car tool, you'll see which speakers fit your car. If you have any questions, our advisors are available via phone or chat.

  • Brian Hughes from Gonic

    Posted on 2/27/2017

    I was jw if all the speakers in my 2012 jetta are the same size

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/13/2017

    Justin, I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Justin from Lithonia

    Posted on 2/12/2017

    Also I'm hearing that the "Premium 8" system doesn't have RCA outputs so what would I have to do if I wanted to add a subwoofer to it but still keep my stock head unit?

  • Justin from Atlanta

    Posted on 2/10/2017

    I want to put 4 Alpine 6 1/2's and a KTP 445-U Amplifier in for my door speakers. Would I have to swap the stock unit in favor of an aftermarket one, or should I just keep it?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/23/2016

    Stephen, I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. This sounds like a pretty neat system, so if you have time, visit our Custom Car Showroom and tell us about it!

  • stephen elliott from Omaha

    Posted on 11/22/2016

    I have a 2014 Jetta TDI with the Fender audio system. I have replaced the door speakers with Type Rs (components in the front and coaxial in the back), and I replaced the factory sub with two Type R 12s. My amps are aftermarket as well, but I had to integrate the factory amp into the mix because I kept my OE deck. The amp tends to roll off at unusual frequencies, and the only way to cure this is to go from the receiver to my 4 channel amp. I can't go this route with my factory deck. What options are available that would allow me to keep my backup camera function, nav, Bluetooth, SD card slot, and CD?

  • Brandon from Tustin

    Posted on 11/17/2016

    I have a 2013 Jetta Hybrid SEL. According to VW, it should have a 6 speaker system plus sub. For a stock system, it's decent. The low end in my car sounds present but not very powerful (listening thrash/death metal). 808 drops so produce a big -boom. My questions are: Does this system have an amp like other 6 speaker systems? Is that knobby stump in the back dash a mini-sub (is does not look like the Fender sub)? And if yes to both, would I better off getting a different amp to drive alleged factory sub, or a powered sub? The hybrid has limited trunk 's due to the battery. I am looking deeper, right double-bass sub tone (but don't need to rattle the car or be heard a city block away).

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/20/2016

    Chris, We haven't had a chance to research a Jetta Hybrid yet, so we can't give you a definitive yes or no. You can't be the only hybrid owner wondering about this, though, so check a Jetta owners' forum and see if there's anything out there. The one thing we DO know is that car audio projects can be complicated with hybrids. If you do find something that works, proceed with caution and have the work done by pros if possible. Oh, and when you're done, send us some info and photos!

  • Chris from Lilburn, GA

    Posted on 10/20/2016

    Do any of your head units work with the Hybrid display functions of the 2013 Jetta Hybrid?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/19/2016

    Parker, It's possible, but not highly likely. You'd have to do a ton of custom fab work to make it happen, so you're better off sticking with 6-1/2" or 5-1/4" aftermarket models.

  • Parker from Calgary

    Posted on 9/18/2016

    Is it possible to fit 6x8s in the doors? I have an Alpine PDX 4x100 and PDX mono 600 with Rockford T1 and would love to find away to make it useful.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/14/2016

    Richard, If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/14/2016

    Kirk, Not that we're aware, but the spec may have changed on the 2016. We doubt it, but.... Depending on the amp and box you have, we can probably help you find an aftermarket receiver that will work with your gear, so give us a call.

  • Kirk Bowman from Port Saint Lucie

    Posted on 8/13/2016

    I just purchased the new 2016 VW Jetta TSi and have a nice box and amp from my previous car. Does the stock touchscreen Bluetooth receiver w/o nav have preamp rca outputs behind the head unit that I can plug into? Thank you for all that you do!

  • Richard from Toronto

    Posted on 8/12/2016

    I have. Boss riot r1100m watt mono block and I'm using its high level input wired to the rear speakers to run my 12 inch 1100 watt sub , my question is since I'm getting my signal from the high input what do I need to do to wire a second 400 watt pioneer gma3602 2 channel amp for my front speakers? Please help , I am so lost !!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/1/2016

    Dennis, You can get signal from that amp's output wire to your Alpine's speaker-level input, but you'll still have run power and ground wires for the Alpine. The factory amp's power and ground wires won't do the job.

  • Dennis from Toronto

    Posted on 7/31/2016

    Hi , would I be able to use the input to the Fender Sub in my 2012 Jetta to power an Alpine v power 1000w amp through high level input or do I need to use a line reducer

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/13/2016

    Jeff, Glad you wrote in. Some 2011 Jettas were equipped with 8-speaker factory systems, and we've edited the article to reflect that. All the speaker locations are the same, however, so you should be good to go installation-wise. Give us a call and we'll help you find the gear you need. Thanks again for the tip!

  • Jeff from Mesa, AZ

    Posted on 7/12/2016

    So I have a 2011 Jetta SE and I have the 4 door speakers front and rear tweeters but they do not say Fender. Also I have no sub in the rear. I was just wondering if there was an 8-speaker system? Or is mine a Fender system but the previous owner took out the sub? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks,

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/11/2016

    Preston, If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Preston from Austin Texas

    Posted on 7/10/2016

    I'm trying to install a helix soundbox in my 2015 Jetta SE through plug n play via stock head unit. The wiring is a bit confusing as you have the swap wires in the harness' do you have video or pics on the wiring?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/10/2016

    Kyle, Based on what we've read on various VW forums, Bluetooth issues are not uncommon in the Jetta. If you want to keep your factory system, you might check out a forum or two and see what other Jetta owners have come up with. Our usual cure for factory stereo issues is a new stereo, of course, so if you decide to go in that direction, give us a call!

  • Kyle from Murrieta

    Posted on 5/9/2016

    I've been experiencing some issues when using the Bluetooth audio with my fender system. Certain sounds at specific volumes give a odd distortion sound from the pillar tweeters. When playing the radio I don't hear this issue so I believe it's a Bluetooth transmitter/distortions issue. How can this be fixed? New Bluetooth transmitter? Any ideas? Thanks

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/25/2016

    Steve, I couldn't find exact specs for either, but whatever power the Fender system produces is produced at 2 ohms. Hope that helps!

  • Steve from North Attleboro

    Posted on 3/24/2016

    What are the specs on the rear deck sub in the Fender system? How many watts and at what amperage is the Fender amplifier (under the driver's seat) sending to the sub?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 1/29/2016

    Allie, At the very least, it seems like factory speakers might not be able to keep up with you! With that in mind, I'll send this to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. Good luck!

  • Allie Caplan from Tallahassee

    Posted on 1/28/2016

    Okay.. So I'm fairly uneducated about cars, all I know is I keep blowing the factory speakers in my Jetta. What do I need to do to avoid this? I have a warranty on them still, so could I get these speakers and tweeters replaced again and just add a subwoofer? Or what would be the most economical and best thing to do without killing my bank account?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/9/2015

    William, It's possible, but you'll have to do some pretty nifty fab work to make it happen. Whether you do it or not, that sounds like a pretty cool system. If you have time, visit our Custom Car Showroom and tell us more.

  • Williamsglenc from Grayslake

    Posted on 11/8/2015

    I was wondering if 6x9's could fit in the rear deck. I have upgraded the Fender system with a JL Audio Stealth Box JX 500 1D, JL mono block, Alpine Type R with seperates running on a JL 360/4. Running JL clean sweep and summing devices. Is it possible to add two additional 6x9,s from the equipment I already have and a new amp to power them?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/15/2015

    Brandon. Yes, the 6-speaker system does have an amp, and it's located under the driver's seat. Since you have a lot of questions, I'm going to pass you on to some folks with plenty of answers -- our sales team. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. Good luck with your system build-up!

  • Brandon from phoenix

    Posted on 10/15/2015

    Does the 6 Speaker (Non Fender) system have an amp? If so could you specify what it is? I would like to keep the stock deck but add four new speakers in the doors as well as a four channel amp to power them. Is the signal from the head unit usable with an aftermarket amp or would i need to pass it through the stock amp first? I am planning a pretty advanced system. If the stock amp has cross over for each speaker would you have the scope readings for those? I have a lot of questions Thank you!!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/18/2015

    Alex, Yes you can, via the speaker-level inputs on your amp.

  • Alex

    Posted on 9/17/2015

    If I'm planning on replacing the factory door speakers with 4 new ones wired to an amp, can I use the factory radio head unit?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/23/2015

    Brandon, The pillar tweeters are in parallel with the front door woofers, with a crossover in-line between them. So, yes, that should work fine.

  • Brandon from Jerusalem

    Posted on 7/23/2015

    Can one run the factory sail units while using coaxial speakers that are running from the original factory wiring? I'm not sure if the crossovers are on the speakers directly or in the head unit.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/26/2015

    Nathan,
    According to our research, the Fender amp is under the driver's seat. If yours isn't, you know something we don't, so please share! Anyway, removing the amp we found is quite simple. Just remove the cover, remove two 10mm bolts, pull the amp forward, and disconnect the harnesses. If you need help choosing a new amp, just give us a call.

  • Nathan from Sacramento, CA

    Posted on 5/22/2015

    How easy is it to swap out the Fender system amplifier under the passenger seat?

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