How to Wire a Blaupunkt Radio Into a VW

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How to Wire a Blaupunkt Radio Into a VW
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Volkswagen (VW) cars come with factory-issued radios that incorporate a range of basic features, such as an AM/FM receiver, CD player and iPod jack. The German audio manufacturer Blaupunkt produces a range of aftermarket car stereos incorporating more features, such as satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. A Blaupunkt radio can be installed in a VW by adapting the wiring and the dashboard housing to operate the stereo.

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Things you need

  • Adjustable wrench
  • VW radio removal keys
  • Faceplate adaptor
  • Wire harness adaptor

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  1. 1

    Disconnect the negative terminal of the car's battery with an adjustable wrench.

  2. 2

    Insert a set of VW radio removal keys into the slots on either side of the radio. Push the keys in until they click into place. Pull on the keys to drag the stereo out of the dashboard. Disconnect the wire harnesses and pull out the radio antenna cable.

  3. 3

    Connect the faceplate adaptor to the radio installation sleeve supplied with the Blaupunkt radio. Slide the sleeve through the portal of the faceplate until its end is touching the plate. Bend the tabs on the sides 90 degrees into the slots on the faceplate to secure the assembly. Slide the assembly into the vacant housing on the dashboard. Verify that the car's wiring is coming through the sleeve and the portal.

  4. 4

    Connect the wire harness of the Blaupunkt radio to a wire harness adaptor. Connect the other end of the wire harness adaptor to the wire harness of the VW. Push the connections together until they click into place. Plug the radio antenna cable into the provided slot on the rear of the stereo.

  5. 5

    Slide the connected radio into the radio installation sleeve until it clicks into place. Reconnect the car's battery.

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