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Former VW owner, new 07 Access cab owner with stereo question

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by stockham@sunflower.com, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Jul 18, 2007 at 9:50 AM
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    stockham@sunflower.com

    stockham@sunflower.com [OP] New Member

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    Okay. One of the biggest mistake of my life was having a local audio store installed a Clarion radio into my 00 VW Golf. The car's computer diagnostics ran through the stereo and instead of using a wiring harness adapter, they just cut the wires and started crimping. ODB connector gone. Long story short, I didn't discover that for a year or so and it messed with the car's electrical enough to make the car exceedingly flaky.

    So I got me a Taco.

    Does the 07 standard stereo have any of that kind of interactivity with the ODB II port and computer control? Or is it just a separate electrical system?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2007 at 12:20 PM
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    humanoid

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    From what I understand it's separate from the OBDII system altogether.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2007 at 12:47 PM
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    It is completely separate, BUT that does not mean that you should cut and crimp. It is always better to buy a adapter to go to the original harness. This affords you the ability to change, change, change again, and then change back without damaging your vehicle. ;)
     
  4. Jul 18, 2007 at 10:41 PM
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    stockham@sunflower.com

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    Music to my ears. Yes. Cut and crimp...bad. Kit, good. Thanks for the help. Gonna stick with the stock radio for a smidge though. New sticker shock and all that. Love the truck in the 1st 8 hours. 1st tailgaiting in the books!
     
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