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Am looking to buy and fit a Sony sound-on-top amplifier into my Mk5 as i want to boost the sound a little. I have the standard, non-sat nav headunit.

As i understand it this amp plugs into any standard ISO Unit on the back of the headunit. My question to those who either know or have removed their head unit, does it have this standard ISO connection thingy??

Also, is fitting this amp (in the ISO connector) likely to effect my factory 6 disc changer??

Any light shed on this subject would be very much appreciated!
 

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The Mk5/Touran headunits use the new 'Quadlock' connector which is different to the standard ISO system.

As for the factory changer, I'm not sure TBH.
 

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Chris,

Did you find any more info about fitting the Sony sound-on-top amp? I'm considering getting one too and was wondering if you've managed to fit one & how easy it is etc.

Steve
 

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Didn't purchase the amp in the end as I believed it would not fit after what TouranMan said. Would be interested to know if it can be made to fit though! Anyone?
 

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Do you have the 6 or 10 speaker system?

I want to run an active sub off my standard HU, but as I have the 6 speaker unit, I have been told its got no rear feeds.
 

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Right, have ordered both the Sony amp and the quadlock to ISO adapter, both on next day delivery so hopefully I can post a yes/no answer as to whether it works by the end of the week.

Flex, I would have thought the headunits were the same tbh. There is an adapter thoug that converts the headunit to 2 sets of RCA's which should allow you to connect a sub. Have a search on here, I am sure it has benn mentioned before.
 

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Quote: posted by ChrisB on 01/02/2005 11:23:05

Right, have ordered both the Sony amp and the quadlock to ISO adapter, both on next day delivery so hopefully I can post a yes/no answer as to whether it works by the end of the week.

Flex, I would have thought the headunits were the same tbh. There is an adapter thoug that converts the headunit to 2 sets of RCA's which should allow you to connect a sub. Have a search on here, I am sure it has benn mentioned before.

Great. Let us know how you get on and what it sounds like. Photos would be brilliant, if you could do that as well?

I also have an active sub (from my old car) which I MIGHT want to put in too, so if any one can help (I have the 10 speaker system)? I'll have a look around for this adapter.

Steve
 

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that ISO converter is not the right one for the golf MK5 i think the 1 i have in mine was for a BMW BUT YOU DO HAVE TO CUT THE EXTRA WIRES OUT
 

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Quote: posted by oi69 on 02/02/2005 00:46:57

that ISO converter is not the right one for the golf MK5 i think the 1 i have in mine was for a BMW BUT YOU DO HAVE TO CUT THE EXTRA WIRES OUT

Interesting. Surely they cannot sell it as a Mk5 adapter if it doesn't fit?? Well, if it doesn't fit it will be going back to them as it was sold not fit for the purpose intended!!
 

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Have received the amp and the adapter and on the face of it I think it will work. Am a little busy at the minute so I am hoping to fit it on Thursday evening and I will try and get pics of the installation step by step.

Apparently it is very similar to installing a phone kit I am told!?!

Does anyone have a diagram of what each of the pins on the back of the mk5 headunit does?? This would be very helpful if I have to start making my own connector. I think the quadlock adapter tells me everything I need to know but I just want to double check!!
 

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I took mine apart last night to have a look at what connectors etc were on the back. There was a sticker on the back showing the pin-outs & what they did so maybe that will help you. Let us know how you get on cos if you get it working I will be following suit!

BTW, have you seen Foxy's How To here. Very good photos showing how to remove the Mk5 head unit.
 

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As chrisb said, if you make the adapter from RCAs why not get your own sub and amp and connect to the RCAs and then just run the power cable??

Will have a search through my old threads as it was discussed a few months ago
 

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hello guys,

so is there any other way to remove the delta unit from the new golf?

i have seen removal keys for it, but everyone is dismantling the dash to get the radio out.

just feeling unsafe about doing this, because it may rattle after i put it back together again.

regards

kenny
 
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