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2012 Vivo Radio

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Hi, can someone give me advice. The factory radio on the Vivo, does it have RCA output if u want to install a Amp/Monoblock?. If not, can u change it so that there is a RCA output, or is the best to replace the head unit.. Also someone out there that tried to fit a slim woofer under the front seats, was thinking of trying that, very small space. Maybe a 8" or 10" slim woofer(know u get the active woofers also).
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Which head unit is it?
It will most likely have just amplified speaker level outputs.
Find a sub that takes speaker level inputs and that will turn on based on audio signal. I'm sure most compact under-seat subs will have a high level input so you can do away with needing a remote turn-on wire.
I looked for line-out converters, but I recall these headunits do not have a remote turn-on wire and there's nothing that can determine that off the CAN bus.

I installed a Pioneer TS-WX70DA in the boot this way. Bought a connector harness from the local car audio shop, spliced the speaker wires to run to the sub and wired the power to the fuse box under the dashboard. It's just a 100W sub so no need for massive power cables running through firewall.
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https://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197406

This was useful when I was looking:
https://pinoutguide.com/Car-Stereo-Volkswagen-Porsche/

Actually pull the headunit and see what model it is. That google search brings up all sorts of stuff.
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Ag sorry shared the wrong link.viewtopic.php?t=192525&sid=bdd0f727cb66 ... 22126c3680
It's one like this
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Doubt that is going to have any pre-outs/RCA.

Why not ditch it and get an aftermarket single-DIN headunit that has pre-outs/RCA? I know it's another expense, but later down the line you will be ready to add an amp.

This kinda looks nice:
https://soundslimited.co.za/shop/car-au ... -receiver/

But there are others for less.

Best thing I did in my citi was swap out the stock headunit for a Kenwood and then did front speakers.
Worth it just for being able to tweak the audio settings.
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Dont think there is any RCA on the back of that HU. Its a pretty basic radio, limited expansion options IIRC.
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How do i remove this HU. Cannot get it to clip and pull out??
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Buy a set of radio removal tools.
Or ask your local car audio shop to pop it out for you.
Or cut up a old credit card and make some keys:

https://youtu.be/T4-hFzKZBm0
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2226cc wrote:Which head unit is it?
It will most likely have just amplified speaker level outputs.
Find a sub that takes speaker level inputs and that will turn on based on audio signal. I'm sure most compact under-seat subs will have a high level input so you can do away with needing a remote turn-on wire.
I looked for line-out converters, but I recall these headunits do not have a remote turn-on wire and there's nothing that can determine that off the CAN bus.

I installed a Pioneer TS-WX70DA in the boot this way. Bought a connector harness from the local car audio shop, spliced the speaker wires to run to the sub and wired the power to the fuse box under the dashboard. It's just a 100W sub so no need for massive power cables running through firewall.
You get a high to low level converter with built in signal sensing that will turn the amp on or off. Bought one when we put a sub and amp in my son's 2010 fiesta. Ordered it from Rivonia car sound and the model number was CTL200.

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Today must be Line-Out converter day.
First on reddit, then on a polo forum, and now on VW club. :twisted:

Was introduced to the Kicker keyLOC today. Very nice LOC by the looks of it. Contains a DSP too for tuning out some factory EQ issues. R2.5K though.
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