The battery drains after a few days. Make sure that the k-line is not connected to anything if you have an aftermarket radio! My Profile My Preferences My Mates. haha, even when ive put it back to how i had it sooooooo i have pictures of me doing the process and i know it works because i have my amp wired into the main power so now when i turn it all on, i get power to the amp and when i remove the key it goes off, just gotta solve the mystery of why my radio wont work! Next is to pull the radio and see if I can see those fused wires coming into car behind the console. It won't start I've put a new fuel pump on battery and new alternator and still no look on starting. 3. Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? Before you buy a replacement radio though, you should check if your radio can be fixed. If its wired like the VW radio, it will turn off when you pull the key out, not opening the door.. Car stereo issues are very common, especially with older cars. When you go by the diagram on the harness adapter, the radio won't turn off and on with the key. hey everyone, i have a 1998 VW Jetta, and i tried so many codes, but my radio still won't work, and my dealer won't give it to me unless i pay around $40!!! Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? The engine just shuts down, the radio, AC, everything else never misses a beat. Now the funny part, after I drove to my destination I turned the car off but it wouldn't turn off!! ... I’ve fitted a Sony XAV AX3005DB head unit to my 2011 VW Golf MK6 to replace an old RCD 210. Square Double DIN with key release This is usually found on the earlier models up to late 2008. Stereo doesn't turn off when the key is removed. If I press DISP it will show the time, and if I press Eject it will try to eject, buts thats it. Took it to the dealer, they pulled it and checked all connections, all were good. Aftermarket Stereo Wiring, It wont turn off! its because the stock vw radio does not use a switched power line, so you have to get one that is, or just use the radios "off" button we've got a genious here he's right their is no ignition behind the radio because its carried through data signal. I found a pin out on the radio harness and appears you are correct in that the hot lead is always hot.. There are two types of factory stereo's found in them: 1. Good luck with it. haha. My radio no longer turns off with the ignition. The battery drains after a few days. I've got the constant from my radio tied to the constant on teh wiring harness and the switched from the radio tied to the switched on the wiring harness. by TehSniper » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:30 pm, Post vwvortex.com is not in any way affiliated with Volkswagen AG. It's kind of a weird issue. Stereo doesn't turn off when the key is removed. Aftermarket Stereo Won't turn off with car. Most of the time your car head unit won’t turn off due to faulty wiring, especially if you have installed an aftermarket radio. This is the first VW i've hooked up so don't know if maybe there's something i need to connect the switched power wire to instead of the one on the wiring harness or what. Tie the switched lead to a wire that has 12V running through it when the ignition is on and 0V when the keys are taken out. A voltmeter would help immensely in this situation. Take the stereo out. Go. In most cases, a poor ground won’t cause the head unit to fail to turn altogether, while a ground that has become disconnected altogether will. Average repair cost is $670 at 81,650 miles. I assume there is some wire that will turn the radio off when i turn the car off ect? by 9N3 Turbo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:00 pm, Post It is an aftermarket radio with a $90 harness from a local radio shop instead of running a constant + wire from the battery. my only concern is the radio does not automatically turn off when i pull the key out of the ignition. If both power wires are hot all the time, you'll need to rewire the radio to receive power from a source that is only hot when the ignition is in the accessory or run position. Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuse? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261015330708? (Page 1 of 2) Hi, I have a 2006 VW Jetta and recently installed an aftermarket radio. ↳   MK1 and MK2 Polo (86 and 86F) - Years 1975-1989, ↳   MK3 (86C) / GT / G40 Polo - Years 1990-1994, ↳   MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008, ↳   MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017, ↳   MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards, ↳   Electrical, Bodywork, Interior & General Car Parts. did you tie it in to both the constant and the switched?? Some T5's have the single DIN with 2 key release slots and a pocket underneath it. I have just hooked up a Sony Xplod CD player into my 1999 Toyota Solara with the JBL Premium Sound (factory amplifier). What have you tried so far? I have a 2014 VW Beetle convertible that came with a high end Pioneer aftermarket stereo. Its fast and easy to obtain the radio code for your Volkswagen stereo, simply follow the 3 simple steps on the right. Most of the time your car head unit won’t turn off due to faulty wiring, especially if you have installed an aftermarket radio. welllllll i started this morning...hit one problem....radio wont power on at all now! It has an intermittent problem where the A/C, top, seat warmers and steering wheel controls all stop working, as well as the stereo remaining on when I turn of the car. Some car manufacturers, however, may design the car electronics in such a way that the head unit won’t turn off for about 10 minutes after you have turned the car off. Man I am bored at work. you can compare me to kobe bryant of the vw world. What kind of harness did you use? Ok so my JVC R618 won't turn on. by TehSniper » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:47 pm, Post The Volkswagen T5 runs from 2002 to 2016. I installed an Alpine aftermarket radio yesterday. by TehSniper » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:51 am, Post Is this a known issue or is my wiring harness labeled incorrectly? Take the stereo out. A forum community dedicated to all Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts. doing this may also reset any issues with the radio. by 9N3 Turbo » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:25 pm, Post hmm sounds like the radio may have failed if a reboot does not work. ), yeah man, gonna leave it till the weekend unless i get somthing solid on here haha, false alarm! The red/white wire that's supposed to be 12v switched has 12.5v key on, key off it only drops to 8.5v. This radio does not have a k-line connection, but rather has a CAN-high and CAN-low. David, technically you could connect your 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit amplifier turn on wire to the switched 12v+ wire. You can check for this problem with a voltmeter or test light. You need to make sure the K line isn't connected at the harness but other than that, i'm not sure what your issue is. I know the first thing you'll say is to make sure the wires for the switched power and constant power are hooked up right and they are. The other difference is that the radio will not turn off now. but my guess is something on the radio's board is fried in this particular situation which means replacment of the radio. It shouldn't be a hard fix for someone with good car audio experience. However i am concerned it may still … That way your amplifier is on whenever your 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit is on and off whenever your 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit is off. hell my setup only uses those wires because i'm runing aftermarket amps powering everything. However say you decide to sit in the car longer and you already removed the key and don't want to put it back in the ignition you can turn the radio on by itself through its power button without having the key in the ignition, thats normal. Make sure that the k-line is not connected to anything if you have an aftermarket radio! I do not understand as the standard stereo turned off when the key was removed. When you go by the diagram on the harness adapter, the radio won't turn off and on with the key. I thought nothing of it and simply pressed the on button to turn it on, but it did not respond. When I turn my car off, I don't turn off the infotainment system on, so that it starts up immediately when I turn the ignition on again. This problem can have several causes, most common ones being blown out fuses and bad wiring. Just installed an aftermarket double din radio in my 2004 Dakota and it won't turn off when the key is turned to the off position, or even when the door is opened. Car stereo issues are very common, especially with older cars. The scematics I have show that the instrument panel instruments are sourced from the same point on the ignition (acc/run position) switch but they all go dead when the ignition is in the off position. I will show how to install a Double Din Pioneer Radio in a B5.5 Volkswagen Passat 3BG. Hi, I have a 2006 VW Jetta and recently installed an aftermarket radio. handbrake wire connected up there so videos can play with hand brake off, MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008. The VW service tech says diagnostics show that an interrupt to the CAN bus is happening from the stereo. did you tie it to all the leeds on top of the fuse box? The problem is the radio is always powered on. Why won't my aftermarket deck turn on! I just installed an aftermarket stereo over the weekend and it won't turn off when I turn the car off. All works fine other than the unit is powered on permanently when plugged in rather than switching on and off with the ignition. The VW service tech says diagnostics show that an interrupt to the CAN bus is happening from the stereo. A few times when I was driving my truck the radio would randomly turn off and then back on a few seconds later. not tryin to start a fight man...just don't see the need in making a reply that offers no assistance whatsoever when i'm just looking for a little help. So first off, I began checking all my wiring and everything was fine. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The problem I found with this was if you join the blue to yellow it works for the key pull out but looses the memory, so i left the yellow to the yellow and put red to blue and blue to red Nd now it turns off with te key but keeps the memory. 2006 Jetta 2.5. ... I’ve fitted a Sony XAV AX3005DB head unit to my 2011 VW Golf MK6 to replace an old RCD 210. Note: If your Beetle is equipped with OnStar, you might lose that feature when you install a new aftermarket receiver. Thanks for the help! If that's the case, there’s not much you can do but replace your radio with a refurbished OEM radio, an aftermarket radio, or an OEM radio designed for a newer model. She pulls off the interstate and stops the car. , (basically my only suggestion as right now i can think of nothing else! I installed an Alpine aftermarket radio yesterday. by GTi_Red » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:43 pm, Return to “MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008”. The other difference is that the radio will not turn off now. A few times when I was driving my truck the radio would randomly turn off and then back on a few seconds later. The radio works fine but does not turn off automatically when I power off the car and remove the key. It has four slots for key release. The power steering indicator was yellow, after i drove out of my driveway it turned off. try pulling the radio fuse and turning the car on for a few minutes or go for a short drive then turn the vehicle off and replug in the fuse. make sure the key is turned on to acc. The problem is that it comes on when the car is off. aftermarket stereo won't turn off 05-24-2010 03:25 PM #1 I just hooked up my aftermarket stereo for a test run on my 2003 gti vr6 with the monsoon system stock. Note: 2002+ "Premium VI" Radio: Some 2002 and newer VW's come with the double-DIN "Premium VI" radio. They will be replacing the stock stereo and speakers currently installed in my 3-door, 2002 Volkswagen Polo. (The OEM radio turns off … i'm just that good. its that small one usually by the harness. OriginUnknown. Step by step: How to Fix a Car Stereo That Has Power But Won’t Turn On? It has an intermittent problem where the A/C, top, seat warmers and steering wheel controls all stop working, as well as the stereo remaining on when I turn of the car. Aftermarket Stereo losing Memory when ignition is off - posted in Audio, Electrics and Lighting: Hi, Ive read thread upon thread about this but im still none the wiser, i bought a sony mex-3800, connected it all fine, it didnt work at first but i switched the red and yellow wires as suggested in other threads and it works great but when i turn the ignition off it loses all its memory. The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta has 23 problems reported for stereo not working properly. The problem can also be caused by a faulty ignition switch. The pin out diagram does not show any other hot leads i.e. 34 seconds after powering off the e-Golf the radio turns on! When I turned the engine off the radio came on and wouldn't turn off before 30 mins were up. Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuse? Once it disconnect from power, it will cut the power from the yellow wire, only keep the yellow … However yesterday, when I started my car up, I was surprised just to see the clock on the display. Lol, yeah I just turned my power off every time I got out, which was annoying as hell. have fixed, feel a doofus as it was a fuse! acc lead, but does show 4 can bus leads. I tested my constant, and my ignition wires at every point leading up to the stereo and everything is reading fine. or tomorrow morning so i can get some better ones. I pulled the tapped blown fuse and put another 20A fuse in. I have a 2006 vw passat 2.0 100 k miles. The wiring harness is by Scoshe. The Volkswagen T5 runs from 2002 to 2016. I have checked the cars wiring and it seems that both the live and the memory are 12v all the time?? (Page 1 of 2) The pin out diagram does not show any other hot leads i.e. It controls the radio for turning on and off. acc lead, but does show 4 can bus leads. Therefore, I will obviously need a fascia (pocket) for the, newly, empty DIN space. Re: Fitting aftermarket stereo. Smeds Sep 4, 2013. All of the interior lights and stereo would turn off but the engine is still running. I hooked up an Alpine to my '01 VR6 and didn't have any issues. by GTi_Red » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:43 pm, Post I replaced the Radio with an aftermarket radio Stereo wont turn off when i take the key out the ignition. I didn't get the problem but at least now if people are having the same problem its worked out. Average repair cost is $670 at 81,650 miles. Could this be the problem? Once it get power, it will release the power from the yellow wire and lead the power enter into the radio to turn on all functions to work. so the installers were lazy and said hey maybe he won't notice it won't turn off. by TehSniper » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:16 pm, Post The radio won’t turn off. Some VW owners believe that VW got a bad batch of radios from their radio supplier. However, when the ignition is off the stereo won't turn on. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, new releases, and more! This happened a few times then one day it turned off and never came back on. hmm sounds like the radio may have failed if a reboot does not work. ... Only way to turn it off is eject it when i leave the car. It won't power on or anything. ... Also its an aftermarket sony xpload stereo . those 3 wires connected properly alone should turn on the deck no problem. Or it would turn off after about 30 seconds. There are two types of factory stereo's found in them: 1. I double checked the wiring and it is correct. OriginUnknown. I found a pin out on the radio harness and appears you are correct in that the hot lead is always hot.. Which one? Help - Aftermarket stereo won’t switch off on 2011 VW Mk6 I’ve fitted a Sony XAV AX3005DB head unit to my 2011 VW Golf MK6 to replace an old RCD 210. welllllll i started this morning...hit one problem....radio wont power on at all now! The stereo is currently the VW Beta + the VW CD player, each a single DIN unit in a double DIN space. And forVWLife...thanks for that, really helpful. Remove key to turn off. Anyone any idea on this and how to fix it. Or it would turn off after about 30 seconds. ↳   I used to own a Polo, but now I own a... Fitting aftermarket stereo. Check out my website! I had the same problem when I installed my Alpine head-unit a couple years back on my 04. Some car manufacturers, however, may design the car electronics in such a way that the head unit won’t turn off for about 10 minutes after you have turned the car off. The scematics I have show that the instrument panel instruments are sourced from the same point on the ignition (acc/run position) switch but they all go dead when the ignition is in the off position. Anyone else have that memory problem? First remove the radio … Everything works and the radio turns off with the ignition now. ... Also its an aftermarket sony xpload stereo . Bench Test the Head Unit and Replace if Needed If your radio has power and ground, and it isn’t in any kind of anti-theft mode, then it has probably failed, and the only fix will be to replace it. It seems to be working now when the engine is on or off. Radio went in fine. What have you tried so far? by 9N3 Turbo » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:21 pm, Post If you are going through the cost of putting a new radio in, might as well spend a little more and get the harness with steering wheel controls and … I just hooked up my aftermarket stereo for a test run on my 2003 gti vr6 with the monsoon system stock. and to those of you who need to reset it in case they put in the wrong code twice, all you have to do is disconnect your battery, then reconnect it, that will reset the radio, and it will give you the 1000 again. If its wired like the VW radio, it will turn off when you pull the key out, not opening the door.. Plan B, you could run a new switched wire from a known source that does turn off - the power feed to the cigarette lighter for instance. This radio does not have a k-line connection, but rather has a CAN-high and CAN-low. Remove key to turn off. try pulling the radio fuse and turning the car on for a few minutes or go for a short drive then turn the vehicle off and replug in the fuse. by 9N3 Turbo » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:34 pm, Post if you have any ideas gimme a shout, Have you checked fuses? I can turn it off manually or remove the face panel of the stereo. Why won't my aftermarket deck turn on! doing this may also reset any issues with the radio. Replacing your factory speakers by TehSniper » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:11 pm, Post but my guess is something on the radio's board is fried in this particular situation which means replacment of the radio. If you burn your car down I wont be held responsible. Use aftermarket harness that works with the CAN to provide the 12v switched connection for the aftermarket radio to work like factory. The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta has 29 problems reported for radio stopped working. 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