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July 2014


Replacing Volkswagen New Beetle CD Player

Last week I decided to take on the challenge of replacing my radio in my 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle.  The one I was replacing was actually a cassette player (I had the cd changer in the trunk).  I researched to see if it was possible to replace the radio/cassette player with a cd player from a newer model bug.  From what I could tell I wouldn’t have any issue changing it out.  All the plugs seemed to match up well. Tools Needed: Before -Radio removal tools (about $5.00, can be purchased at walmart or auto parts stores) -Replacement CD player/radio First thing I did was to disconnect the negative battery cable. Next I put the removal tools in the slots they are supposed to be in.  They will be labeled L and R for left and right.  You will need to have the L and R facing up and on the correct sides in the slots. These slots are located under the CD button and Bass button. Once they click in, you should be able to pull out the radio.  Be sure to pull slowly so you don’t mess up any wires or plugs. Once I got it out far […]

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