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Old 02-02-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default 2002 VW Passat Streamer Replay install w/pics

Streamer Replay hardwired into the OEM Double DIN Monsoon sound system via a Blitzsafe VW/AUX DMX V.5


bought from Enfig:
http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_s...UX_DMX_V5.html

modified with the addition of a SPDT 12V relay for feeding from the cd changer modular plug to power the Streamer with a 12V switched power supply, with the use of terminal Pin4 B+ and Pin10 CD Chng Cntrl Signl:






as many know, or will find out after removing the headunit and inspecting the radio wire harness,
it contains no 12V+ switched lead due to the electrical design of the OEM headunit, which not only doesn't require the key to be in the accessory position to engage the radio, but is not required to even be in the ignition to turn the radio ON:


if you're not comfortable pulling 12V+ and Ground from the CD Changer plug, you can access these bolted terminals beneath the steering column by removing the knee bar:


(30)Constant 12V+ (87F/DIESEL)Ground

used the necessary 4DIN keys to remove the factory headunit:


http://www.42draftdesigns.com/mk4keys.htm
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/instal...ech/ddkeys.htm
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/installation/DDkeys.pdf

i personally hate the antenna installed on the roof of the vehicle, but being here on the West coast, i've never had any luck with the installation of the Sat antenna inside the interior of the car. but i do feel the 'Dot' antenna seems to me to have a greater gain or wider coverage for reception of the Sat signal, because i was able to install it into the 3rd tail-light housing of the Passat on the rear deck:




the Streamer is mounted using a Panavise vehicle specific mounting bracket and a Tipper swivel attachment, with power, Sat and audio cabling wrapped in TechFlex expandable sleeving:





actually came out much better than the over-exposed pictures make out here. the black exterior of the Streamer blends in perfectly to the black interior of the Passat.

in terms of the audio, the Streamer sounds as good as Sat radio possibly can. no ground loop or engine whine is present, which was suprising, even for a well thought-out plan to ground the unit and the Blitzsafe aux adapter to the same point as the radio. and audio gain was not an issue either, as i feared having to use an inline preamp line driver to boost the signal of the PNP, as they're notorious for having low-level signal output.

thanks to Travis 'SuperManker' http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=34691
for the opportunity.

perhaps he can post a reply himself as to his personal experience with the audio and functionaity of the unit.
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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That's one fine lookin' automobile

The install went great. Sound qualify with the Blitzsafe is fantastic - I recommend it to anyone who is willing to spend a little extra money for better sound. Antenna reception hasn't been a problem at all even though it's inside the car. The low profile of the Passats back window helps.

The Streamer looks good and matches up well with the interior of the car. I would recommend it for those who have black interior. Blends in much better than a Sportster.

Would like to thank Brian for taking the time to perform the install. It's always good to know that you are taking it to someone who actually cares about the outcome and has pride in the work he does. I couldn't be happier with the look of it - all wires are hidden, and the Streamer was installed right next to the HU on a Panavise bracket like I had hoped (the suction cup window mount is just annoying in my opinion). It made it worth the drive.
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This looks like the best option as I don't want it flying around getting damaged or causing injury as it is my wife's commuter car.
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:35 AM   #4
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obviously, we're in the same town, and if you want to use the Panavise Tipper swivel and vehicle specific mount, as i did above on the Passat, i have both in my possession which you can have cheap.

let me know, either here or in a PM or you can email me directly. Brian-
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I have the exact same car, although without the monsoon system. How is the reception with your antenna placement? I've got mine on the trunk, very close to the back window. Reception is great in the AM, but a few drop outs around 5.

Not sure if it was because of my antenna placement or just 'cause I have to go by both Dallas airports on the way home.
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:28 PM   #6
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you would have to ask the owner of the Passat, SuperManker, as it is not my car, but it is the only successful interior install of a Sirius antenna that i have ever done, all others i've had to mount on the exterior of the vehicle.

when we placed it in the third tailight housing as a test we received full SAT signal.
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Great info here. I used it to help with the install on my 03 passat. Thanks.

I went with the USA SPEC instead of the blitzsafe because of the dual aux inputs. I have a motorola dc800 bluetooth transceiver connected to the second set of inputs so I can play music from my Dell Axim. I also went with a slightly different relay setup to keep my system powered up until I pull the key out.

I'm having problems with engine whine when listening to my sportster, though. The sound is fine with the Axim. I guess I'm running into a grounding problem. Where did you ground everything??
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Thanks for all the great info...I just installed a Starmate 4 in my girlfriends 04 Passat. In the pic below you say to use the (87/f/diesel) for a ground, that worked fine until you start the car, then the Sirius shuts off.

I ended up using the (75X) post for power, it is switched with the ignition, and a ground bolt that is to the left of all these connections.

I hope this helps someone.....

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Question Antenna install inside the 3rd tail-light housing

Hello,

I just received the auto and home kits at Christmas for my Stiletto S100 that I bought back in October. I want to install my car kit in my 2003 Passat and I am interested in trying the antenna install inside the 3rd tail-light housing. I looked in the trunk but I am unsure on how to open this area up so I can slip the antenna into the 3rd tail-light. Can anyone please share their expertise on how you do this? I am just a little nervous about breaking something or taking apart more than I need. Thanks.
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