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  1. Hey guys, I guess that we all have the same Head Unit either with or without MP3 capability?

    I got screwed and have the one without and I want to plug in my MP3 Player.

    Ebay have got something if you search for "RCD200" but they are in China!!!!!!!

    Anyone got something like it? Is it any good? Anyone find one for less that the price of years insurance? :shades:


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  2. Mate, if you fancy it, give it a go. Every time I look at my Fox I feel let down by the way VW put it on stilts. I think the New shape Fox is so new that not many people have modded them so at least it would be quite individual. If you fancy 17s and you've got the cash, why not???? ;-)

  3. jesus christ dude £180 so cheap?!? i know in april after driving a year (and hopefully havin 1 years no claim) my insurance should drop very nicely :) thanks for the prompt reply, i saw the other thread regarding your speaker set up which i find very useful as i need to get my sounds sorted out, the factory speakers just dont cut the mustard!

    Welcome, if you have any probs let me know, be prepared that the rear speakers are not separated or boxed so they have very little bass. I haven't got round to fitting a small sub to sort that out yet as I can't find out if the standard unit has an output that can be used.

    Good Luck!

  4. Does anyone know anywhere decent and reliable in the kent, preferably medway, that i can use in future to mod my vw fox? at the moment im saving up money for work on lowering the suspension and new 15" alloys. Also being a first year driver my insurance is scraping the £1000 mark fully comp, would the new suspension and wheels increase my insurance by a lot?

    Declaring modifications will add a little to your insurance but as it's suspension and wheels rather than a power performance increase it probably won't be much! M insurance was £180 fully comp this year - I remember being 17 and puking at the cost of insurance!

  5. would you like to make up any more random bollox facts?

    i used to be in the police and i had far more than 6 points and never lost my licence.

    there are any number of reasons you can be stopped, and no you don't have to have your documents on you. hell, i could say that i smelt drugs when you drove past me, how is anyone ever gonna prove otherwise? all that is needed is reasonable reason to suspect that an offense has or is, or might be comitted.

    Thanks for the flaming.

    Please check the Road Traffic Act for the legislation surrounding driving document production.

    My example of the 6 points issue is the current status of one officer within a regional force that I know personally.

    Also, a brilliant example of making police officers look bad, "I could say that I smelt drugs".

    I was trying to be helpful, you were simply rude.

  6. The police can pull you over at any time. The reason for that is, it is an offence for a person to not be able to produce their driving documents when requested to by a police officer.

    This seems to be silly as, who carries their docs in their car? If my car got nicked then the thieves have all the stuff they need to clone my car and ruin my life! Anyway, they normally give a producer which gives you seven days to show the docs at a police station.

    The point of it is to allow police to stop cars containing criminals. Most people aren't criminals but I can't remember the last time I heard of a drug dealer who uses public transport......

    There are of course, bad police drivers but be happy, if you are a copper and you get 6 points on your licence (on or off duty - and traffic cops love to book non traffic cops) then they can lose it! This is half the amount of points that us lot can get! They also can get disciplined, suspended and docked pay!

    There's my bit to say! :blush:

  7. Hi I wanted to do this today but the numb nuts at hafords did not know what i was on about so no luck. robster how did you do it can you list the parts and were you got them from anybody else have any info that would be cool.


    Hey mate.

    No special tools required for the speaker install itself. However some speaker manufacturers (I think Kenwood is one) supply a "European socket" on their speakers. I think this will allow connection straight to the socket already behind the rear panels in the Fox. This would save you the trouble I had which meant I had to patch in to the speaker cables to connect them to the speaker terminals.

    However, once the panels are off, it's an easy job. In Halfrauds I found extra D clips in their 'Parts' area. They always have a section which has loads of little packets of screws and things. The D clips are normally supplied with your new speakers too.

    Don't ask the numptys at Halfrauds anything - Or VW to be honest. No one seems to know much about the Fox at this point!

    If in doubt - take some photos and i'll help if I can!


  8. Right, rear speakers are in!

    6.5" ones are ok. You will need larger D clips than those you will probably be supplied. I needed 8x size 10 clips from Halfrauds with matching screws.

    As for getting the panels off. It's a bit of a ar*e no matter whether the seats are folded up or down but start near the seatbelt (front) and just start to give it a tug. Be aware of the clips at the rear end of the panel by the rear seatbelt, they are quite delicate!

    Install is a breeze once the panels are off, if you can get a set of speakers with the 'European' easy fit adapter, I think that may marry up to the plug on the end of the speaker wires already present in the Fox. These can be found right near the floor of the car where the other cables are.

    Once in, just get the panels back in place and push fit. Took me about 40 minutes all in all.

    The only bummer is that there is no separation of the front and rear of the speaker and so the bass isn't great. If you want that, you'll need a sub!

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  9. Very interesting stuff. I have been reading about the 'Blue Motion' models. VW are claiming that the Polo will be able to do over 70 miles to the gallon. A very impressive figure, but the Fox 1.4 i've got averages around 50 anyway!

    100 miles to the gallon would be good if not sat astride a hair dryer!

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  10. Good News on the Speaker front ( I think )

    After taking off the rear plastic panels in the back - took some doing - I have found that is wiring for speakers from the head unit!

    It is connected to some sort of special VW connector but, finally I think a cheap upgrade to the sound system is possible!

    Also looks like 6 or 6 1/2 speakers (measured from opposing mounting holes......)

    I'll let you know how I get on! shades.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shades:" border="0" alt="shades.gif" />

  11. It doesn't have them when from VW but the first thing I heard about it was that VW Ireland were offering a rear upgrade for about 100 notes. VW UK are NOT! lol. THe RCD 200 specs state that if it has rears then it can do adjustment front to back which makes me believe that it can support them. (Pretty sure the RCD 200 in other models like polo had rears too).

    It seems that I shall have to run the cables myself but there is a mounting bracket and appropriate hole in the rear panels for speakers 6 1/2 inch ones I think. That's where I am at this point anyways!

    All good fun.

  12. Hi and welcome to the world of owning a Fox!

    In reference to the speakers - the four refer to the 2 x Tweeters and 2 x Mids in the front. I have been trying to sort a pair out for the rear.

    I have discovered thus far that - you can add a rear set to the standard head unit but I could not see any wires to the rear so it will be a matter of running your own ones. I finally managed to get the right keys to get it out (Only about £1 a pair and you need two pair).

    Next step is to discover where the wires go as there appears to be wires for the rears at the head unit end.

    In reference to the clock issue - not sure but I think you adjust it by turning the knob left and right and reset the trip by pushing it in....



  13. Hey Guys,

    You may have seen another topic where I was struggling wacko.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" /> to get an RCD 200 stereo (VW) out from an 07 Fox. Also in an 06 polo.

    Seeing as you peeps seem to have your fingers on the pulse - does anyone know how the new VW wiring system works? I'm trying to add a pair of rear speakers. I know the unit and do it and the wiring appears to be there at the head unit but I can't see where it goes!!!

    Otherwise I shall simply have to start experimenting!

    All help gratefully received!

    Robster wink.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

  14. not much out for then is there. have seen there is EBC drilled and grooved brake discs and greenstuff pads for them. that could give you a bit more interest for the fun element.

    also there is weitic coilover kit 30-60mm lowering adjustment. or just the springs. sorry if this has already been posted before.

    Hey man, I didn't know about the discs but I was just hoping for the filter as I can can swap it out at service time so my warranty isn't ruined.

    I guess it's just the waiting game!

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  15. So I want a panel filter. I want to be able to hear the engine a bit so I don't have to look at the rev counter to see what the engine is doing!

    There is one on ebay but including postage it's £50!

    There MUST be a cheaper one!

    Anyone know where I could find one?

    The usual manufacturers like jetex haven't got one displayed on their sites!

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    Thank you!

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