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    Question Need help hooking up the audio to my Audi A4...

    Hi hope you can help.

    Just purchased my first car computer and am currently planning the install.

    I have an Audi A4 1.8T SLine (UK spec) with the standard Audi head unit (single slot CD). It also has a six play CD changer in the glove box (single slot loader - really nice small unit).

    I want to link the line out from the computer to the head unit but I don't want to lose the CD changer.

    Somebody told me that its possible to splice certain wires on the CD interface cable and place a switch in between (the switch could be located in the glove box) so that I could choose between CD audio or computer audio.

    Is this possible? Any help would be very appreciated.

    Can't wait to get it installed!

    Regards,

    sigol.

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    ..Yes

    Yes, this is almost certainly possible, but you will have to find out which wires are the audio input wires, Left-Right-AudioGround. You might try www.audiworld.com , that's where I found the stereo pinouts for my Audi. Also, many Audi's come from the factory with external amplifiers. You might want to look into that as well. Good Luck.

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    Use blitzsafe adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by sigol
    Hi hope you can help.

    Just purchased my first car computer and am currently planning the install.

    I have an Audi A4 1.8T SLine (UK spec) with the standard Audi head unit (single slot CD). It also has a six play CD changer in the glove box (single slot loader - really nice small unit).

    I want to link the line out from the computer to the head unit but I don't want to lose the CD changer.

    Somebody told me that its possible to splice certain wires on the CD interface cable and place a switch in between (the switch could be located in the glove box) so that I could choose between CD audio or computer audio.

    Is this possible? Any help would be very appreciated.

    Can't wait to get it installed!

    Regards,

    sigol.
    you can get an adapter from Blitzsafe which hook up to the header behind the symphony stereo (you'll need to get tools to remove it). To use the aux input, you'll simply push the CD button a couple of times and it will switch to aux. See:

    http://www.autotoys.com/New_Tech/DIY...3_Adapter.html

    I'm also trying to do the same thing on my 2002 A4 1.8T. I haven't tried, but does the Symphony stereo fit in the glove box? If you get it to go in there, please post pics!

    hope it helps!

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    I also have an 02 audi a4 i'm pretty sure the stock hu fits in the glovebox i'm planning on putting the stock hu on the bottom and the carputer on top where the cd changer would be>

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosted4
    I also have an 02 audi a4 i'm pretty sure the stock hu fits in the glovebox i'm planning on putting the stock hu on the bottom and the carputer on top where the cd changer would be>
    Great! Thanks for the info! Wow, the whole carputer in the CD changer slot? There not much space in there! You gonna use a nano-itx setup?

    Now would you know where to tap into the constant 12V and the switched 12V accesory power line? I'm planning to get DSSC regulator/shutdown controller and maybe use an inverter or the DC-DC PW200.

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    Hey thanks for the info. Sorry for the delay in responding. I'll check out AudiWorld and Blitzsafe.

    I am not planning to move the HU. I am going to install the screen below the air con controls (there is a DIN size space in my model). The 'puter will go in the boot (trunk for those over the pond) and the CD changer will stay exactly where it is.

    Thanks for the info!

    Best wishes,

    Sigol.
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    hey, is there anyway to do something like this with a sony deck, and cd changer?
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