I apologize if this question seems overly N00B, but I am not really a car audio person in the slightest and while I love VWs I am not awfully mechanically inclined.
Anyway, I have a 2002 VW Passat GLX Sedan with the stock Monsoon CD/Radio/Tape player. My car also has the controls on the steering wheel for volume up/down and channel ahead/back.
My questions are: My head unit is going bad and I would like to replace it with another stock/factory unit. I know I should go aftermarket but I'd prefer to keep it "clean" with the factory/oem radios.
My dilemma is that used prices for my radio are more than the a used 06/07 radio would be. Is it possible to put a 06 radio (double dinn) in my passat? Even swapperoo, like I would do if I just swapped out mine for the same make/model/year?
Does anyone know if it'd fit? Better question, would I have to make any adjustments to the wiring harness? And finally, would my radio controls on the steering wheel still work?
My only reason(s) for asking are:
a) cost. the 06 radios are cheaper than my 02 replacement would be
b) looks. i like the updated look of the 06 radios
c) functionality. i know I could/should go aftermarket (sony/kenwood/etc) on the cheap, but I like the radio controls on my steering wheel.
Here's a picture of the radio I have now and the second is the one I'm thinking of buying.
My Radio Now:
My "proposed" radio: