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Re: Factory CD changer connecting to after market radio
Most likely, not. If the CD changer is a JVC, some car manufactures use name brand components, then you should be able to find an adapter. 99% of the time it has to be JVC to JVC, Sony to Sony, etc. I came across a similar situation and decided to use a head unit with a USB input, now I have thousands of songs on a USB mem. stick and no longer need the CD changer and gained some extra room in the back of the vehicle.
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Go to the engine fuse module and check 20A fuse 5 which feeds power to the separate amplifier and subwoofer amplifier. Also check 10A fuse 3 which feeds power to the radio, the CD changer, and the rear integrated control panel.
as blunt as this mayb its the truth remove the plastic hiding the screws and then take it out BUT make sure you dis-connect the battery due to the "anti-theft" radio .. if you dont you wll ruin the radio along with it like to blow a lot of fuses =p
This sounds like the CD is dirty, try getting a CD Cleaner disk, they are economical enough.
After years of use the lens on the CD can get dirty, one or two cleanings sometimes clears this up.
If you smoke in the car the lens will need continual cleaning every 3 mos or so.
My wife's 2001 Jetta TDI had the same problem. First we changed the battery. (It was just about due anyway) No change. We then traced the power drain to the in-trunk mounted CD changer. This was an aftermarket CD changer but we went to the same source that the VW dealership uses. Of course one blames the other. The CD changer was even replaced with no change. If we are not using the car for long trips we unplug the CD changer and no more dead battery! Neither the VW dealer nor the AV installer could give us a good working solution to this problem.
why not put a belson car radio that uses a sd chip card and a usb connection ,a 1gb sd card is about 30 cds so why mess about with the cd changer ,old technology ,would you put an 8track in it ?? or a mobile vinyl 45 record player
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.