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    Hi all,

    I'm planning to by an audi A4 (new 2005 model) with bose sound system.

    So I'm thinking how to migrate my installation to this new car...
    I'm currently using an epia M10K with a indash motorized touch screen.
    In my current car, there is no problem since a have an available DIN space below my stock HU.
    But in the A4, there is no such place!

    So i'm wondering how to keep the stock HU and put my screen?
    Do you think we can move everything down (I see that there is some space at the bottom of the climate control unit) ? Or maybe there is a better idea?
    All ideas are welcome!

    I want my screen to be able to be hidden...
    Thank you


    Fariouche

  • #2
    pics would help....

    I have a 2002 A4 and I think the center console/stereo layout for 2005 is the same.





    You can purchase a dash kit that will convert that space into double din, which could accomodate an in-dash and a single din headunit.

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    • #3
      A pic would be most helpful.

      Michael
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      • #4
        Hi,

        As I said, I'm planning to buy this car... But I do not have it.... So cannot take pictures
        I did not found clear pictures of the dashbord (well, it seems that they mixe old style and new style dashbords pictures so I'm a bit confused on the layout of the new model's dashboard)

        Thanks for the pictures ... It will be very hard to keep the stock HU

        I see also that there is also a deck player?

        Ok, so there is no room anywhere to put the screenn indash?

        Thank you.

        Fariouche

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KimaX
          I have a 2002 A4 and I think the center console/stereo layout for 2005 is the same.
          2002 and 2005 should indeed be the same for the A4. The model before could be a bit different.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by proTONEd
            2002 and 2005 should indeed be the same for the A4. The model before could be a bit different.
            Well, if they are the same. You could always mount the screen where the vents are, up above the stereo.

            Depending on how big the vents are, you might be able to keep a little bit of the vent, so that you can get some ait out of it.

            I was thinking of doing the same to my car.

            Michael
            ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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            • #7
              Ah!....
              Yeah, actually, the vents may be a good place! But it could be hot (in cold days)

              Any other ideas??

              Fariouche

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fariouche
                Ah!....
                Yeah, actually, the vents may be a good place! But it could be hot (in cold days)

                Any other ideas??

                Fariouche

                Hot? You just cover them.
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                • #9
                  There is no way to do it with the stock head unit. I would suggest the same thing KimaX said. use on of those adapeter and get an aftermarket HU. IMO I think a molded screen would look the best.
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                  • #10
                    4 options:
                    1. the vents
                    2. lose the head unit
                    3. lose the HVAC controls and control them through the pc, this is the hardest one of all...
                    4. like Quattro said, mold it it. By far, the best looking solution.
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                    • #11
                      I aggree... Molded screen will be the best looking... But I need to Hide it (damn those thieves!! )

                      If I change the HU, is there any Bose compatible HU?

                      Fariouche

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fariouche
                        I aggree... Molded screen will be the best looking... But I need to Hide it (damn those thieves!! )

                        If I change the HU, is there any Bose compatible HU?

                        Fariouche
                        I think you are asking too much. I would block off the vents totally, so no heat will get to it during te winter.

                        Of course, you can always change the HU, or get rid of it, although I personally don't like that idea. Yes, moulding looks great/better.

                        There is a guy on these boards who made a screen that flips down, and up, over his stock HU. I don't remember his name, but a search might locate it. I think he has a BMW. Also, I I distinctly remember him using the term jeweler in his post.

                        Michael

                        O.K., here is the thread.
                        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...t=screen+hinge
                        ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                        • #13
                          Hey cool Man!
                          Thank you all guys for your answers! That's all I needed.

                          Very cool

                          Fariouche

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wiredwrx
                            I think you are asking too much. I would block off the vents totally, so no heat will get to it during te winter.

                            Of course, you can always change the HU, or get rid of it, although I personally don't like that idea. Yes, moulding looks great/better.

                            There is a guy on these boards who made a screen that flips down, and up, over his stock HU. I don't remember his name, but a search might locate it. I think he has a BMW. Also, I I distinctly remember him using the term jeweler in his post.

                            Michael

                            O.K., here is the thread.
                            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...t=screen+hinge

                            Yeah, that's a pretty slick install...
                            Molded is the way to go - it'll look so much better that way. I seem to remember someone using the stock HU faces to make a 'plate' that covered the lcd face when the car was parked. I thought that was a pretty decent idea to hide it from the theives.

                            I was going to try and save the center vents in my install but I decided to block off the ducting with a piece of luan and some foam.

                            I'll look for the thread with the face plate.

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                            • #15
                              Here's one of them:
                              Hiding My LCD

                              Argh....there's another one but I can't remember who did it!

                              Sorry
                              - Jeff
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