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Old 11-14-2017, 03:33 PM   #52
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Anyone installed this on a 7.5 with MIBIII ? Dealer has a pretty sweet deal for the 000051419. I'm pretty sure it's the same thing as the B version.

I'll be trying it out I think
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:08 PM   #53
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Anyone installed this on a 7.5 with MIBIII ? Dealer has a pretty sweet deal for the 000051419. I'm pretty sure it's the same thing as the B version.

I'll be trying it out I think
Shouldn't be any issues with this installation as long as the connectors on the media unit in the glove box are consistent with the previous base (non-Fender) MIB versions, and the trunk floor hasn't changed in anyway.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:29 PM   #54
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According to the dealer it will work
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:07 PM   #55
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According to the dealer it will work
That's great news, please check back with your experience with the MIBIII install.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:18 AM   #56
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Just bought the unit (non-B) and the first thing I notice is that some of the part inside are labeled B and some not.

I paid 400$ (Canadian) with dongle included.

Now I'm just waiting for my trim removal tool to come in for the installation to begin on my MK7.5 GTI.

The only tool I don't have is the terminal cable remover. Do you think it's an issue? I was hoping to get it done with tiny glasses screwdrivers.

I have a few questions regarding the content of the Helix.

1- Some people seem to be talking about a gain on the DSP itself? I can't find it... Am I looking at the wrong place?

2- There is two harnest that are seperated from the main wiring.. What are thoses? From what I saw in the installation videos everything I need seem to be on the main wiring.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:36 AM   #57
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Didn’t need any tools for my install. Screwdrivers to release the dash unit, paper clip to remove the terminals, pull up trim with bare hands.

1.) small recessed screw next to the sub cables plug

2.) for different models (I.e not mk7) that had different plugs for power pins
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:08 PM   #58
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I just got my GTI yesterday and I found the stock system with MIB3 to be pretty darn good to the point where I ask myself do I really need the Helix?

I was kind of blown away by the stock sound system... I come from Subaru.. Maybe that's why.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:39 PM   #59
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I just got my GTI yesterday and I found the stock system with MIB3 to be pretty darn good to the point where I ask myself do I really need the Helix?

I was kind of blown away by the stock sound system... I come from Subaru.. Maybe that's why.
It's definitely because you came from Subaru. My sister in law has a base Impreza (higher end models may be better) and I had to adjust the simple EQ way off to get the thing to sound close to acceptable.

I thought my base MIB2 setup sounded good, then add some clarity, separation and thump and it gets even better with the Helix. That said, I paid $250 for the Helix when it went on closeout. If you can pay that now, it's VERY worth it. It's less worth it for the $6-700 the new superseded part number sells for.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:42 PM   #60
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It's definitely because you came from Subaru. My sister in law has a base Impreza (higher end models may be better) and I had to adjust the simple EQ way off to get the thing to sound close to acceptable.

I thought my base MIB2 setup sounded good, then add some clarity, separation and thump and it gets even better with the Helix. That said, I paid $250 for the Helix when it went on closeout. If you can pay that now, it's VERY worth it. It's less worth it for the $6-700 the new superseded part number sells for.
Like I said I paid $400CAD with dongle included. I guess I'll give it a shot.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:53 PM   #61
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I just got my GTI yesterday and I found the stock system with MIB3 to be pretty darn good to the point where I ask myself do I really need the Helix?

I was kind of blown away by the stock sound system... I come from Subaru.. Maybe that's why.
same here when I first got the GTI, but now having the Helix I would say it still makes quiet a difference
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:48 AM   #62
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Just fitted the Helix to my 7.5 GTD. Superb job!
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:00 PM   #63
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Didnít need any tools for my install. Screwdrivers to release the dash unit, paper clip to remove the terminals, pull up trim with bare hands.

1.) small recessed screw next to the sub cables plug

2.) for different models (I.e not mk7) that had different plugs for power pins
So how did you mount the DSP / amp on the subwoofer?

Also just because it's possible doesn't mean its optimal and I'm for sure a cheap bastard when it comes to spending additional money when its not needed. However trim tools make short work of popping trim, with less risk of breaking a tab. I've done it bare handed and with a spatula in the past but $10 on Amazon is money well spent IMO.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:27 PM   #64
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So how did you mount the DSP / amp on the subwoofer?
Not sure I understand. With the included screws and template

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Also just because it's possible doesn't mean its optimal and I'm for sure a cheap bastard when it comes to spending additional money when its not needed. However trim tools make short work of popping trim, with less risk of breaking a tab. I've done it bare handed and with a spatula in the past but $10 on Amazon is money well spent IMO.

Explain to me the magic of what a trim tool does over your bare hands? Theyíre dead simple compression clips. Iíd actually love to know how to break a tab in this car. Iím not sure I could do it if I tried.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:29 PM   #65
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I find the tools enabled me to lift and pull from the areas around the clips. Without the tools I was putting stress on the trim and was afraid to bend it into bad shapes.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:31 PM   #66
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I think we can all agree that there is more than one method, one set of tools, etc. to get this job done. Whatever works for you might not work for someone else, that's why there are just "recommended" tools, to help speed the install along.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:37 PM   #67
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Fair enough. Let me assure those interested, that it is possible for this job to be completed without any specialty tools. You can use them, but they’re not required.

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Old 11-22-2017, 01:05 AM   #68
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Thank you Guys will be doing the install this Saturday!

How did you adjusted the gain on the DSP? Halfway?

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