Here is the stereo radio wiring information for your 1998 VW Beetle body with the standard, symphony, Monsoon, or Bose systems. It will be useful when installing an aftermarket radio, sound stereo system, or other automotive accessories. Make sure to grab the appropriate tools to test all the wires in your Volkswagen Beetle. Please check it over and use it as a GUIDE to help you locate the appropriate wires. This schematic is provided free of charge and may not be 100% accurate. Failure to properly test all the wires may lead to vehicle or bodily damage. All information is provided as-is and accuracy is not guaranteed.
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1998 VW Beetle Audio Wiring Radio Diagram Schematic Colors
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/White
Car Stereo Ground Wire: Brown
Car Radio Ignition Switched Wire: Yellow/Red @ Defroster Switch
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire:
Car Radio Illumination Wire:Gray/Blue @ Defroster Switch
Car Stereo Power Antenna:
Car Radio Amp Turn On Wire:
Left Front Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Light Blue/White
Left Front Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Brown/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Red
Right Front Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Brown/Red
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Red/Green
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Brown/Green
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Brown/Light Blue
Center Channel Speaker Wire Positive / Negative:
Subwoofer Speaker Wire Positive / Negative:
Radio Size: 1 Din – Single Din
Radio Removal: Requires VW Beetle Radio Removal Keys
Keep in mind if you are installing a new radio you need the radio removal keys, the wiring harness, the antenna adapter, and the mounting kit as well. During installation we recommend removing some of the plastic behind the OEM radio to help fit the new aftermarket radio all the way in the dash.
REQUIRED PARTS FOR AFTERMARKET RADIO INSTALL
WIRING HARNESS FOR NON AMPLIFIED:
WIRING INTERFACE FOR AMPLIFIED / MONSOON SYSTEM:
MOUNTING KIT FOR SINGLE DIN AFTERMARKET RADIOS:
ANTENNA ADAPTER FOR INSTALL:
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS ADAPTER:
Metra Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR THE INSTALL – SAME ONES THE PROS USE!