Custom Autosound 1968-85 VW Radio - Auxiliary Input

Custom Autosound 1968-85 VW Radio - Auxiliary Input
Part Number: USA230-68-85

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The Custom Autosound USA230-68-85 radio is a vintage style radio for 1968 through 1977 VW Standard Beetles, 1968 through 1970 Beetle Convertibles, 1971 through 1972 Super Beetles, 1971 through 1972 Super Beetle Convertibles, 1956 through 1974 Karmann Ghias* and 1968 through 1979 Type 2 Bus models. The AM/FM radio features a digital tuner and a rear 2 Channel RCA auxiliary input. This radio allows you to listen to the radio, and plug in an external audio play (such as a smart phone or MP3 player with the included 3.5mm to RCA Input Cable) or a satellite radio tuner without having to cut the dash of your 1968-77 VW Standard Beetle, 68-70 Beetle Convertible, 71-72 Super Beetle, 71-72 Super Beetle Convertible, 56-74 Karmann Ghia and 68-79 Type 2 Bus model. The Custom Autosound Radio is a 12 volt unit.

  • 200 Watts Peak Power
  • 2 Channel RCA Input at Rear
  • 3.5mm Female Headphone Jack to RCA Input Cable
  • Bass / Treble Tone Control
  • Front to Rear Fader & Left to Right Balance Control
  • 4 (2 Front & 2 Rear) RCA Pre-outs
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner with 16 pre-sets (12 FM/4 AM)/
  • Electronic Tuning & Volume Control
  • Power Antenna Lead

*The USA230-68-85 fits 1967 and earlier Karmann Ghias but won't look "factory" correct as it does not have the original trim plate.

Click here for Installation Instructions.

The USA-230 is the result of 30+ years of evolution in Custom Autosound's quest for the perfect classic car radio. This radio has large OEM style push-buttons that give a perfect look in a classic dash and, although it looks classic, it is packed with modern features. The 2 channel RCA auxiliary input on the back of the radio allows you to plug in the included 3.5mm audio to RCA adapter so you can listen to an external audio player. You can connect an extension into the adapter and run the cable into your glovebox to keep your dash clean of unsightly cables and wires. The new negative LCD display (black background with white letters / numbers) alpha numeric display is 30% larger than previous models.

With 200 watts (4x50) the radio will power most speakers well enough, but if you want more power there are four RCA pre-outs on the back of the radio for optional amplifiers.

Custom Autosound pre-builds each radio to fit specific vehicles so the radio fits your dash right out of the box. No additional kits or bezels, bolting on brackets or knobs and plugging in additional cables to get it to fit properly to look at home in your vehicle like some other vintage radios require. Just pull it out of the box and install it in your vintage vehicle.

California Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
1968 - 1977
1968 - 1977
1968 - 1970
VW Super Beetle
1971 - 1972
1971 - 1972
VW Karmann Ghia
1956 - 1974
1957 - 1974
VW Thing
1973 - 1974
VW Type II (Bus)
1968 -
1968 -
1968 - 1969
1969 -
1969 - 1970
1970 -
1970 - 1971
1971 -
1971 - 1972
1972 -
1972 - 1973
1973 -
1973 - 1974
1974 -
1974 - 1975
1975 -
1975 - 1976
1976 -
1976 - 1977
1977 -
1977 - 1978
1978 -
1978 - 1979
1979 - 1979


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