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wiring for rear speakers

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hi all,
I bought a 08 plate 2.0 tdi EOS about 2 months ago, and after trawling the internet, numerous calls to the dealer, and even VW UK direct Ive eventually found out that "apparently" my EOS only comes with 4 speakers!!!! Of which they're all in the front!! This explains why the sound is so bad tho I guess.

Anyway my question is, does anyone know if the wiring is in place for the rear speakers, reluctantly Im thinking Im going to have to install some speakers myself, but if it involves installing speaker wire all the way back to the head unit aswell I will probably grin and bare it.

Also if anybody has already replaced their rear speakers - do you have any tips/hints/advice you could give me?

Any words of knowledge on this "touchy" subject are appreciated - thanks
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VW normally leave the wiring out on their other models if you do not go for the 8 speaker option when new - the same is certainly true of the EOS. When mine was ordered it was an extra option to have the 8 speakers (and another one for DynAudio).

Quickest way to tell if wiring is present, is to remove the stereo and look at the connections on the Quadlock connector - if you have 2 thick twisted pairs then only front speakers wiring is present, 4 thick twisted pairs and the rear speaker wiring is fitted already. The stereo has a label on top to show speaker locations on the Quadlock connector. There will also be one thin twisted pair which is the CAN bus connection.
Years of aggravation and experience - quicker to get the stereo out rather that take all the rear trim apart...
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