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#79 of 172 2007 Wolfsburg Jetta Radio/Ipod thoughts & questions
Oct 05, 2007 (7:39 am)
I recently turned in my 2003 Jetta with a Premium Monsoon radio and Phatnoise MP3 player and got a new 2007 Wolfsburg edition Jetta. I also got the iPod connector added (not the 1/8" aux plug, but the connector created specifically for the iPod). After a month of using this, I had some thoughts and questions
1) Quality of the radio - I saw in earlier posts questions regarding the sound quality of the Wolfburg's radio compared to VW's premium sound system. I am disappointed with the quality of the sound in my new car - it has a less clarity and resolution than my previous car; and at higher speeds, the sound tends to get "lost" with ambient noise - although this may be a function of the car's interior design/speaker placement with more room in which the sound is lost. (BTW, why are there speaker bins in the front doors near the handles without speakers?) The Wolfsburg also lacks steering wheel controls - a function which I greatly miss now
2) iPod connection - at first this seemed like a nice feature - my iPod connected in, charges while in use, and is able to be controlled from the head unit. After playing for a while, I was surprised at the limitations of this setup -
- the head unit does not display the names of the songs, but instead treats the iPod like a CD changer and displays as disc # and a track #
- the head unit can only scroll through playlists on the iPod, and not through the entire library
- the controls on the iPod itself are disabled when connected, so you cannot manually scroll on the iPod. If you have a larger capacity iPod and you're in the mood for a particular song, this becomes a limitation
3) Other options - truth be told, I miss my old setup using the Phatnoise system previously sold for VW's. This functioned at a "CD changer" using the pre-wired disc changer connection in the trunk of my previous Jetta. With it was a removable 20GB hard drive on which all the songs I could possibly want while driving. Although the names didn't display on the head unit, an amusing voice attempted to "read" me the names of each song/artist/album; this way I could scroll the entire collection to find what I wanted. In the 3 years I had it, it worked well. I still have the phatnoise system - does anyone know of a way to install it into my new 2007 Wolfsburg Jetta? Or should I group my disappointments with the audio system of the new car and transform it into motivation to get a completely new radio in the vehicle?
#80 of 172 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg CD wont eject
Oct 10, 2007 (11:10 pm)
A couple days ago I put a cd into player. listened to it no problems (the cd was pretty scratched up though). Today i tried to take it out, says its ejecting, sounds like its ejecting, but nothing happens... the cd is in the player but the head unit doesnt recognize it. Pressed eject again, the head unit recognized the cd and played it. Still can't get it out...any suggestions?
sidenote- what does the PZEV stand in some of the Wolfsburg edition descriptions?
#82 of 172 Suicidal Monsoon Systems
Nov 04, 2007 (4:40 pm)
My 2003 GLS 1.8T has had the airbag warning light on the dash lit up on and off for years. The Monsoon stereo has been replaced 4 times - about every 10 months it commits suicide and fries itself. 2 weeks ago, my Jetta was rear-ended by a cab in downtown Philadelphia and the insurance company has totalled it. I wont know what to do with myself now that I have a nice reliable Honda Civic SI and will not constantly arguing with numerous moronic VW service depts. Never buy a Jetta with the Monsoon system - you're asking for uber problems.
#83 of 172 2007 Jetta 2.5L ipod jack not working
Dec 07, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I have my Ipod plugged in and LCD display says AUX but nothing is coming out. Anybody have this problem? Is this a dealership problem?
#84 of 172 Re: Suicidal Monsoon Systems [talismanphl]
Jan 01, 2008 (4:37 pm)
How do you know your Honda is more reliable when you've only had it for 2 months?
#85 of 172 06 Jetta XM module swap for Sirius
Jan 02, 2008 (12:22 pm)
My 06 Jetta TDI came with an XM module, but I prefer Sirius, didn't notice until I drove off the lot. Wanting to swap with someone, or buy a new/used Sirius module. Anyone out there with the opposite issue, or has advice.
#86 of 172 VW Jetta 2003 Monsoon Radio Frozen
Jan 19, 2008 (10:42 am)
I bought a used 2003 Jetta for my daughter with only 12,000 miles on it. The Monsoon radio suddenly stopped working. The display shows FM 88.1 (the radio staion) but there is no sound and the radio is frozen, meaning none of the channel, AM, FM bass, treble etc buttons work. If you raise the sound, you see the bar increasing the sound, but again nothing comes out. If you put in a cd, the display shows the cd is playing, but the cd control buttons are completely ineffective. I disconnected the battery to try to put the radio in Safe mode and then reset it, but apparenly the disconnect power anti-theft only works if the radio is put into another car. Any suggestios would be greatly appreciated. The warrenty is expired and if there is no fix for this I'll just buy an after-market radio and have it installed. Thanks.
#87 of 172 monsoon amp
Jan 28, 2008 (10:12 pm)
Good day all !! Got a Monsoon amplifier from a 2000 Jetta but no wiring diagram. It came with the multi-pin connector plugs & wire but alass , which wires go where? Does anybody know? Or , where can a person get a wiring diagram... HELP !! Thanx for your time and efforts !? PEACE Larry
You can email me at lj069069yahoo.com if it is easier ! THANX again
#88 of 172 Re: VW Jetta 2003 Monsoon Radio Frozen [johnm28]
Feb 04, 2008 (8:32 pm)
Did you ever find out what was causing your problem? I have the exact same year Jetta with the exact same Monsoon radio and the EXACT same symptoms.