2002-up Volkswagen Radio Replacement Interface

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Product Features:

  • 2002-up Volkswagen Radio Replacement Interface
  • The C2R-VW2 allows you to replace the factory radio in 2002-20011 VW CANbus vehicles
  • Built-In SWI-CAN to retain steering wheel controls
  • Retains factory-installed amplifier
  • PAC C2R-VW2 includes:
    • Data controlled RAP accessory output wire
    • Data controlled parking brake wire
    • Data controlled reverse trigger wire
    • Data controlled vehicle speed sense wire
    • Data controlled illumination output wire
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Compatibility List:

  • Volkswagen
    • 2012-2013 Beetle
    • 2009-2013 CC
    • 2006-2012 Eos
    • 2002-2013 Golf
    • 2006-2013 GTI
    • 2002-2013 Jetta
    • 2002-2013 Passat
    • 2006-2010 Rabbit
    • 2009-2013 Tiguan
    • 2004-2010 Touareg

Compatibility Notes:

  • 2011 Jetta will not provide a reverse output trigger
  • 2010-Up vehicles the C2R-VW2 will not retain the digital amplifier in Dynaudio factory systems
  • 2012-Up vehicles the C2R-VW2 will not retain the digital amplifier in Fender systems
  • 2002-2005 vehicles, the C2R-VW2 will not provide a Reverse output trigger. This signal is unavailable on the date bus. You must be replacing a Double-Din factory radio. If the vehicle came with a factory Single-Din radio the C2R-VW2 is not compatible
  • 2004-2007 Tourage will not retain digital audio amplified system seen when the vehicle is equipped with a factory navigation radio

Steering Wheel Control Notes:

  • 2002-2005 Vehicles (excluding Touareg): can program trac up and down and volume up and down
  • 2006-2010 Vehicles with Eight Button SWC (excluding Touared): can program volume up and down, phone button and start button without effecting Multi-Function Display (MFD). Arrow up and down can be programmed but will control MFD
  • 2009-2010 Vehicles with 12 Button SWC (exluding Touareg): can program left and side of steering wheel volume up and down, track left and right, phone and nute buttons without effecting MFD. Arrow up and down on right side can be programmed but will control MFD
  • 2004-2010 Touareg: can only program volume up and down

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by PAC C2R-VW2)

Harness Features

Main Harness Function
Different installations on different vehicles require different harnesses. This type is what the harness is considered. Each wiring harness we sell serves a purpose such as installing an aftermarket car stereo, integrating an aftermarket amplifier with your factory car stereo, connecting Bluetooth to your factory car stereo, and more.
Connect/Install an Aftermarket Car Stereo
Additional Harness Features
The various features that the wiring harness provides to your car stereo and/or audio system.
Provides Parking Brake & Reverse Signals
Provides Vehicle Speed Sense
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Retention
Retains Steering Wheel Controls
Compatible Vehicle Make
Allows you to view only items that are compatible with your vehicle's make. Does not guarantee that it will work with your vehicle year or model.
Compatible Vehicle Make and Model
The model of vehicle that this vehicle specific product is designed for. Please keep in mind that engine variations can affect the compatibility of the products.
Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen CC
Volkswagen EOS
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen GTI
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Rabbit
Volkswagen Tiguan

Premium Harness Features

CAN-BUS Compatible
CANBUS Ballasts ensure compatibility with ALL vehicle makes and models without the need for additional accessories. In addition, they have built-in Anti-Flickering Capacitors to help prevent lighting issues caused by voltage spikes and drops by stabilizing the power.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating


Carlsbad, CA

It works

June 3, 2012

Installed in a 2009 Jetta S wagen with a DNX 6190hd nav unit. I started out with a Metra/axxess unit which only listed cars up to 2007, the newer '2009' box only list cars up to 2008. Everything worked accept ACC/RAP which drove me crazy, tried the blue keysense wire off the ignition but that turned the radio on/off at odd times and took about 2 minutes to time out after the door was closed.

ACC worked right out of the box with this PAC unit, the only thing is RAP turns the radio off when the key is removed which is great but I think the oem stereo stayed on with the key out and didn't turn off till the door was open.

Bottom line if you have a vdub with RAP features skip the axxess unit and get this one. And on a side note Sonic ships extremely fast, I got mine in one day with the free shipping.

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Sumter, SC

Good unit

January 25, 2013

I like this unit due to the size which fit in the dash on VW Jetta nicely along with the necessary dash trim kit (not included.) It has all the features like bluetooth, a remote, USB connectivity and an AUX input to play music from my smartphone.

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El Dorado, CA

VW Wiring Solution

December 20, 2012

Excellent product. Allowed me to remove my VW system and plug in a higher featured system without any headache. Works great and it matches up to the existing wiring.

9 of 12 found this helpful

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San Leandro, CA

Verified Purchase
Easy install

October 31, 2015

I have a 2007 VW Jetta and i needed this to make the install of my new JVC KW-V200-BT an easy plug and play. I will say however it was a little confusing locating some of the wires i needed to connect to the stereo. as you can see in the picture the harness has 3 bundles of wires depending on the stereo you are installing. Stereo only, navigation and steering wheel controls. If you are installing a unit that DOES NOT have navigation the RED IGNITION wire and ORANGE/WHITE ILLUMINATION wire are in the navigation bundle. After it was all said and done everything works flawlessly as if it came with the car

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It fit my car and allowed me to keep all of the factory features
Ian H on Aug 31, 2016
To maintain steering wheel controls for my aftermarket Kenwood stereo with my 2010 VW Jetta
JOSHUA M on Sep 5, 2014
I have a Touareg 2004 with factory nav iam looking to change it to single din with factory speakers and amp will this help me with the install?
Robert G on Apr 24, 2016
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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