Hey everyone this is my 03 Turbo S Beetle Build. I had put this on another forum a while back but i figured i would put it over here to share with the community over here. Hope you enjoy it's still in progress with hopes of finishing it by october.
Well my partner called in on me today so had no work. I'm a EMT on a IFT ambulance. So i got my radio installed today since I am still waiting on on my T2 comps to come in. Been waiting for those to get here so i can see where they need to be placed for my fiber glassing to start on my a pillars. So here is a little update on what I actually got done.
Radio out. Didn't have the tool so had to drive to my radio shop for them to remove it.
Wire Harness before
Wire harness after solder and heat shrink
So after i got everything hooked up and running the radio would not slide back into the slot all the way. =/ I had to remove the whole center console.
This is what was in my way. The support bracket behind the radio.
It was easily removed. Was not supporting much anyways.
While i had this apart i decided to change the light bulb in the ac switches that stopped working. little bulb cost me 5 bucks.
After that got it all put back together and this was the outcome. Only bad thing about the whole install is the knob wouldn't work with the face plate. So i had to make a temporary notch. I am going to trim it and fiberglass the face plate to give it a cleaner look when i do the pillars. But over all the sound from the stock unit to this one is very noticeable.
shot with the gauges in it
And last but not least a night shot
Also got these in the mail the other day. little volt meters cost me five bucks total.
Thanks for checking out my thread. Hopefully i get to post more stuff sooner then later. Need my components to get here.