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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: 71 super beetle stock radio wiring Reply with quote

Hello,
Working on a 71 super beetle, putting everything back together from leftover project from po. All wiring completed and everything works except I cannot find a electrical diagram that shows stock radio connections. Before I make it work my way would prefer to put it back the correct way. Can someone direct me to a schematic that includes the radio? Or draw me up a quick one if you know it?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has a dealer fitted radio that takes it's feed direct from a constant live on the fuse board, earth obtained through the dash cutout / contact with the radio
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: 71 super beetle stock radio wiring Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:39 am    Post subject: 71 super beetle stock radio wiring Reply with quote

Ok, I have the radio hooked up now. 12v going to it, good ground, lamp lead hooked up. Unfortunately dosn't work. Am I missing something or is this just a dead radio?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming that you have the antenna plugged in, and speakers connected...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject: 71 super beetle stock radio wiring Reply with quote

Yes antenna and speakers hooked up.

Does the face of the radio illuminate normally?
Is the only function of the lead connection to let you know its on?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends if yours has the bonus wire for the lights (blue?), if it does the light inside comes on when the dash lights are on and the radio is switched on (dims with the lights too), if you have a single red/orange wire the light comes on whenever the radio is on, headlights on not.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: 71 super beetle stock radio wiring Reply with quote

It's a blue wire.. Time to start looking for a replacement.
Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:59 am    Post subject: 71 super beetle stock radio wiring Reply with quote

I am looking to replace the radio with an original radio. Can someone tell me what year radio's would work without having to cut the dash etc...
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