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I’ve seen the issue on a couple of forums but never a definitive answer.
and I agree it’s gotta be a cheap fix!
is there anyone who repairs these dsps?
This post https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/helix-p-p-installation-issues.351052/
has same issue
I'm sure any decent audio repair place could have a look at it or you could try Audiotec themselves they are extremely helpful

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Hi all, I have managed to repair the pot and the amp is working but whatever I set the gain at i seem to get distortion through the tweeters. Apparently the box has been programmed but if it is programmed again will it sort the sound issue out with the tweeters?

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I've got the spare wheel mounted sub - does anyone know if there is a way to remove the sub (and amp etc) when i need the extra space it takes up? - Is there a jumper plug that puts it back to a normal head unit?  Other than pulling the whole wiring loom out the back of the glovebox unit.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Tam said:

I've got the spare wheel mounted sub - does anyone know if there is a way to remove the sub (and amp etc) when i need the extra space it takes up? - Is there a jumper plug that puts it back to a normal head unit?  Other than pulling the whole wiring loom out the back of the glovebox unit.

 

 

 

There is but its discontinued and expensive. 

 

You can make your own. 

 

I bought this 

 

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079VJ43R5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FLZfFbDVJF6V4

 

Then followed this guide for the pin out loops: 

DIY: Helix Dongle https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?t=9107681

 

Works perfectly, just twisted pairs together and sealed with heat shrink. 

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3 minutes ago, jrw said:

There is but its discontinued and expensive. 

 

You can make your own. 

 

I bought this 

 

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079VJ43R5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FLZfFbDVJF6V4

 

Then followed this guide for the pin out loops: 

DIY: Helix Dongle https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?t=9107681

 

Works perfectly, just twisted pairs together and sealed with heat shrink. 

Top man!
Thanks very much.

 

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Bargain you lucky thing.
Im also looking for a side mount kit just to add a little rear boot bass
Got my Helix sub delivered today and looking in to fitting it, found a good installation video on utube

Just one question to anyone that has installed one themselves, I have the long cable that goes from the sub through to the head unit in the glove box, no problem there and I understand I have to reroute a couple of wires no issue. I also have the 2 small cables in the 2nd pic which I can't find mention of anywhere? Are they required or are they just for different head units etc?
Thanks in advance for any help27946f6f73709446ba4e3abda5b26461.jpgd6691c394cc0e6d0bd1f16c13161caed.jpg

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Thanks mate this helped

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Bargain you lucky thing.
Im also looking for a side mount kit just to add a little rear boot bass
Got my Helix sub delivered today and looking in to fitting it, found a good installation video on utube

Just one question to anyone that has installed one themselves, I have the long cable that goes from the sub through to the head unit in the glove box, no problem there and I understand I have to reroute a couple of wires no issue. I also have the 2 small cables in the 2nd pic which I can't find mention of anywhere? Are they required or are they just for different head units etc?
Thanks in advance for any help27946f6f73709446ba4e3abda5b26461.jpgd6691c394cc0e6d0bd1f16c13161caed.jpg

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Thanks mate this helped

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Nevermind ...i found it .. (my bad)

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Those wires aren’t needed for MK7 (in case others were wondering).

The instructions suck so bad. LOL


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Those wires aren’t needed for MK7 (in case others were wondering).

The instructions suck so bad. LOL


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Yeah true .. im insrallyling in a 2016 passat b8 .. but obviously had to be a golf forum ..(same thing)

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Yeah true .. im insrallyling in a 2016 passat b8 .. but obviously had to be a golf forum ..(same thing)

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Right, sorry I meant more from a generation stand point. Those cables are for MK4’s I believe.


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On 23/06/2017 at 08:56, GE90 said:

Right, I thought it might be useful to give a bit more detail! As I mentioned, I am not any great audio specialist, nor do I listen to my music particularly loud, but I am picky and appreciate good clear quality sound that I have previously experienced with a Bose setup in my previous Audi. The stock VW speakers really needed some help with lows.

 

Spare wheel:
Being that I have a poor mans Golf and not an R, one benefit is that I was able to fit the subwoofer on top on the space saver, after buying a longer plastic securing bolt.Here is a link that I referred to:


http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31070

 

Parts:
Terminal removal tool: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003AN1NPK


VW radio keys for unit in glovebox: I improvised and used nail files, but proper keys are on Amazon. 


Helix kit:
I know someone who purchased from this German seller, being the cheapest source at the time. I think the letter at the end of the part number denotes whether compatible with MIB1 or the later MIB2 systems, but worth checking first either online or at your VW dealer. 
http://shop.ahw-shop.de/plug-und-pla...al-verstaerker

 

Instruction:
The guide that comes with the subwoofer covers a lot with only a few vague points. One of which is the wiring loom. You need to unclip some power connectors from the factory harness and click them into the Helix adapter. Below is a link to some YouTube videos which are equally hilarious and very helpful! Make sure you either disconnect battery or remove fuse, as the guy in the video blew one installing. All of the install happens on the left (passenger) side of the car. You'll need to drop the glovebox and pull the plastic door trim but that's pretty much all the ugly stuff. Fiddliest part for me was getting the wire loom through the glovebox. Took 2 hours all in. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsS...view=0&sort=dd

 

Dongle:
You only need the dongle once and it doesn't need to be kept plugged in. Some say the kits come with set to 57 (see link below to the PDF codes), but that on programming to 57 a significant improvement is experienced. This was certainly my experience. I originally tried to loan one, but only found this being offered on forums in the States. In the end I stumped up and purchased from VW, but am happy to loan out to members at £30 inc postage, and with a refundable £30 deposit (hope this does not break any forum rules).

 

http://www.volkswagen-accessories.com/en/product-ranges/infotainment/soundsystem.html

 

 

 

Tweaks:

The subwoofer amplifier has a hidden, tiny gain adjuster that's in a hole. You also have the original sound settings on the radio. 

 

I hope this helps, as I am amazed by the transformation; just what I was personally looking to achieve, and all with VW approved accessories, being an OEM type of chap!

i have a question that i havent found a true answer to .. that tiny screw adjuster ? is it gain for the whole system ? or just the sub ?

 

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21 hours ago, glenngaucigrech said:

i have a question that i havent found a true answer to .. that tiny screw adjuster ? is it gain for the whole system ? or just the sub ?

 

Gain for The sub I believe. I’d advise you don’t touch it unless you’re having issues with the sub, it’s a plastic head screw and if you damage the thread on the top it’s a nightmare to adjust later.

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On 03/11/2020 at 14:28, Adam1 said:

Gain for The sub I believe. I’d advise you don’t touch it unless you’re having issues with the sub, it’s a plastic head screw and if you damage the thread on the top it’s a nightmare to adjust later.

ok thanks ... i have mine set up nice .. but i feel it needs a bit of a door speaker upgrade still .. any tips ?

 

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