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Re: front speaker installation for VW Passat
If you've not taken speakers out before they are easy to do, you have to pull the door trim off, first look if there are any screws and take them out then carefully pull the trim away from the door and using a torch you will see plastic holding clips you have to pull the trim off at that point, some will break but they are a few cent only and can be got from the VW dealer readily, take your time and you "might" not break any of them, I find a plastic 12" ruler to be handy along with a flat bladed screwdriver, first cover all the blade of the screwdriver with masking tape to stop any damage if you slip. very simple job to do just take your time and dont rush the clips have a tough hold on the doors also.
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John, check the spark plug wires for proper location, Timing belt may have been installed in not quite right position. Verify new belt installed correctly. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Also If you had a flat battery the cat might need to be recoded for whichever speaker system and head unit are installed. Btw this is vw stock audio system right. If not you might be missing required wiring harness to make it compatible or an uadaptor to ensure a 3rd party head unit is compatible. Pictures of the head unit and the fuse boxes would help but also a video of what happens when you Try to use the functions so we can see exactly what happens. Also investing in a fuse tester would be well worth it and I can find the fuse assignments for your car but I need the car year the model the engine size and if it's 4 motion or not. Also check the date manufacture for your car in the front section of the instruction booklet. Otherwise giving your Vin can help me search through vw Elsa win program and also I have an account at Mitchell diy with the electrical guides and can post the appropriate fuse and wiring diagrams for your car and the wiring from head unit along with which fuses or relays are related.
this is what I show for Passat.
Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Red/White Car Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Orange Car Radio Ground Wire: Brown Car Stereo Illumination Wire: Gray/Blue Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′ Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Black Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Orange/Black Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Red/White Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Orange/White Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2′ Rear Speakers Location: Rear Door Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Red/Light Green Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Orange/Black Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Light Green Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Orange/Red
If it appears attached as such, then you may have to drill out rivets and replace with same or nuts, lockwashers & screws instead, at proper size & length. Make sure you use the lockwashers, or locktite on screws, so they won't loosen off. Just pick a drill bit about same size as inside shoulder of rivet.
Metra makes a preamp harness that you can use if you have the partial Bose system. My A4 had that (where the front speakers were run off of the headunit with speaker-level feed, but the deck put a line level signal to a rear amp to power the speakers). This harness would let you use the aftermarket deck with your factory speakers, if you have the partial Bose system. Best bet is to do a Google search for "Metra 2001 Passat" or something like that and I'm sure it'll show up.