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  • Audi A4 A6 VW owners unite!

    Since these cars share many similar features, I am proposing that we start a thread to help each other with our installs. You can post your car-specific questions here and hopefully we will be able to help each other out! The issues I can think of off the top of my head are:

    1) wiring
    2) custom mounts
    3) vehicle specific adapters / gadgets
    4) custom faceplates, fabs
    5) News/Events
    6) etc...

    I'll start out with a question: I am trying to move the stock Head Unit in my 2002 A4 to the glove box and put a lilliput there instead. However, to my dismay, the wires that connect to the HU do no reach that far. Any ideas as to how to do this install?

  • #2
    Are A8 drivers welcome????


    What kind of headunit? BOSE/Concert II

    How about just extending the wires.. if you get some 8 conductor wire all you need is 2 sets to extend and bam your set... just cut and extend.

    You may run into an issue with the cd changer wire.

    How much extension are you looking for?
    -Jack
    2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
    Samsung Galaxy Tab In dash

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    • #3
      A4 here. I use stock radio. I cut and solder it all the way in the trunk.
      Because I have symphony2 in dash 6 disc changer. It won't fit in the glove box.
      I don't think I need to adjust anything from the stock head unit.
      I connect sound card to the stock unit via the sony cassette adapter.
      Sound good enough for me.
      This is good for now. Still deciding on amp and speaker.

      2004 A4 Quattro
      Xenarc 700TS
      Old computer AMD 525, 192mb, 15gig
      3dfx 3000, SB Live
      Media Engine, GPS Rikaline 6060 and Ninja Money FE
      XMDirect Frodo Standalone XM
      (too bad the stock XM antena cannot be use, stock use two connections type,
      XMDirect use only one connection.)
      NaviVoice, Microphone hide in the map light dome.
      DVD-ROM and CD-RW in the glove compartment soon.
      Inverter: 300 Watt Mobile PowerStation by Monster cable company.
      It includes remote turn on lead.

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      • #4
        I could be completely off my rocker....but wouldn't most VWs fall into teh same category and all......since VW IS the parent company of audi? not to mention porsche?

        so wouldn't the wiring and other be very similar among the jetta/golf/gti/passat/a4/a6/a8/a3?
        Jan Bennett
        FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

        Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rainman1
          I'll start out with a question: I am trying to move the stock Head Unit in my 2002 A4 to the glove box and put a lilliput there instead. However, to my dismay, the wires that connect to the HU do no reach that far. Any ideas as to how to do this install?

          cut them and solder them back according to the length that you need.....not sure why you would need an entire thread dedicated to audis just for that
          Jan Bennett
          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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          • #6
            doesn't Audi use standard ISO-connectors to connect their audio? If this is true (I don't have an Audi-radio in my A4), it seems to me that you can find connectors to extend your cables!

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            • #7
              that too!
              Jan Bennett
              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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              • #8
                Ok, the original idea for this thread is for all audi/vw owners to help each other out with vehicle specific issues. One might argue why not just use audiworld forums, etc., but I feel they are not carpc specific enough. I'm hoping people would be able to share they audi/vw install experiences.

                Anyways, both ISO connector and cutting the wires would work, but probably the ISO connector would be cleaner and easier. Are these ISO connectors?
                Anyone know where I could get extension adapters?

                http://potato.smashedhat.com/pattjin/audi/stereo.php

                The only thing is (if you look at the link above), there are two more connectors I need to extend. The round black one is for the antenna, and the small yellow one I think is power. Any ideas for those?

                Not sure if the glove box sizes are different b/t the 2002 and 2004 a4, but someone told me that the HU should fit in the 2002 glvoe box.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rainman1
                  One might argue why not just use audiworld forums, etc., but I feel they are not carpc specific enough.
                  Not to mention, those forums are often plastered with Off Topic discussions.
                  My first attempt at a carputer.

                  PM me if you're interested in a monitor faceplate for your '99-'04 Golf or Jetta. My Vortex ID is NorthAtlR32 - you can IM me there, too. Go here for more information.

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                  • #10
                    Hi everybody, I have a 2004 A3 and I'm Stuck with the aux in line, I've bought an adapter I found on e-bay but it doesn't work with my Concert II radio-cd... it has two wires with RCA jacks on one end, and a Cd changer connector on the other... I`ve "googled" a bit and it seems to be a matter of some wires missing on the connector which should send some kind of signal to the concert, for this to recognize my car-pc as an audio source...as long as Concert II has no Aux source selector...

                    Any Ideas most welcome....


                    Regards.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mattlocked
                      Hi everybody, I have a 2004 A3 and I'm Stuck with the aux in line, I've bought an adapter I found on e-bay but it doesn't work with my Concert II radio-cd... it has two wires with RCA jacks on one end, and a Cd changer connector on the other... I`ve "googled" a bit and it seems to be a matter of some wires missing on the connector which should send some kind of signal to the concert, for this to recognize my car-pc as an audio source...as long as Concert II has no Aux source selector...

                      Any Ideas most welcome....


                      Regards.
                      If no one on here can help- post on www.audi-sport.net There is a guy on there called Andymac who knows his stuff.

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                      • #12
                        2002 A4 here, i used my stock headunit with a blitzsafe aux adapter i originally bought for my ipod.

                        oh yea... i also got bose
                        http://card.mygamercard.net/gbar/car...theberetta.gif

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=Mattlocked]Hi everybody, I have a 2004 A3 and I'm Stuck with the aux in line, I've bought an adapter I found on e-bay but it doesn't work with my Concert II radio-cd... it has two wires with RCA jacks on one end, and a Cd changer connector on the other... I`ve "googled" a bit and it seems to be a matter of some wires missing on the connector which should send some kind of signal to the concert, for this to recognize my car-pc as an audio source...as long as Concert II has no Aux source selector...


                          Ah, yes...you need the Blitzsafe Audi/Aux DMX V.1B See here:
                          http://www.blitzsafe.com/blitz_catal...litz_audi.html

                          You can get it from autotoys or several other online places. Look at the dealer locator link to the left.

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                          • #14
                            or a connects2 adapter

                            Is Seat invited too, VW is our daddy

                            I see the VW and Audi signs all over my car while i was wiring it
                            CarPC status: iPod, 3,456,217 songs so **** you

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                            • #15
                              03 Audi A3 here

                              Clarion DXZ746MP head unit (one of the few that had red lighting to fit with the rest of the dash) powering the speakers. Reasoning behind getting an entire new head unit was the FM modulator I was using as a temp aux in just wasnt cutting it. Direct Aux in was a must. The speakers are the stock Audi ones as the 4" are awesome, and hardly any manufacturers make decent 4" units that would sound much better anyway. And for that extra bit of bass, Alpine 12" Type S sub, and an Alpine MRD-M301 amp.

                              Carputer will be back in at the end of the week, just 'tweaking' the setup before it all goes in. Boot install will be semi-custom. Will get pics up as soon as its done.

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