4 speakers but only 2 sockets in head-unit......

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kidcrewbob
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4 speakers but only 2 sockets in head-unit......

Post by kidcrewbob » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:38 pm

Just bought a replacement for my knackered Blaupunkt Windsor in my Mk2 88 Scala from same era - a Coburg BUT on receipt find that where the Windsor has 4 x sockets at the back of the head unit, the Coburg has only two.

Been looking for a 4 into 2 din adapter / connector but nothing off the shelf as far as I can see - so, as there is no fade control would it be ok to join the 2 x front and rear channels to left and right respectively (wire strip and solder?) OR would that not work due to resistance etc?

Any advice gratefully received!!!



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Re: 4 speakers but only 2 sockets in head-unit......

Post by mr.brown » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 pm

I fear you might create too much of a load by simply joining the wires together.

One solution might be the original factory fader set up. There's one on ebay right now -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-SCIROCCO- ... 3453476992



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Re: 4 speakers but only 2 sockets in head-unit......

Post by kidcrewbob » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Cheers Mr B - any idea how I would use it to take 4 into 2 and where the fader control would sit in the dash?..

TIA



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Re: 4 speakers but only 2 sockets in head-unit......

Post by mr.brown » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:00 am

The fader control usually had a cut-out in the centre console - if you search Scirocco Fader on ebay I think there's one on there. it's just a rectangular hole and the Fader clips in.

I'm not sure how the wiring was done, sorry.



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Re: 4 speakers but only 2 sockets in head-unit......

Post by kidcrewbob » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 am

Ah perfect! Many thanks