AH FabricationsMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: new head unit

  1. #1
    imported_velcrobix
    Guest

    new head unit

    I need to replace my standard s3 (99) head unit (bose upgrade)because im suffering from the apparently common problem of a dodgy volume control that seems to either turn the volume to min, or to maximum with just one small adjustment.

    Is it just a case of changing them over or does the the fact that it has the bose upgrade mean that is is not very compatable??

    Also heard that Audi is the best place to get head units surrounds from -is this correct and how much would it be?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
     
  3. #2
    T3RBO's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    131

    Re: new head unit

    Got that fault with mine [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    With the fact I need a new CD changer I am now considering a headunit & changer package

    Wouldn't go to Audi () so would also be interested in, if concert h/u removed I guess aftermarket won't be a straight fit so where can you buy a surround from?

  4. #3
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    up north...
    Posts
    767

    Re: new head unit

    which head unit is it?

  5. #4
    imported_velcrobix
    Guest

    Re: new head unit

    not sure, its pre facelift model

  6. #5
    T3RBO's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    131

    Re: new head unit

    Mine is a standard concert unit, pre face lift [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

  7. #6
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813

    Re: new head unit

    You'll need wiring adapters if you are only upgrading the HU. The Bose system uses a 4 channel amp for the cabin speakers and separate sub amp. These are delivered via mini ISO connectors on the HU, so you will need the Bose active wiring adapter to hook into this.
    Adapters are all readily available from caraudiodirect and elsewhere.
    The fasicia surrounds are all a bit crap, but the Audi ones are better than most. Don't, whatever you do, get the Autoleads ones, they are terrible.

  8. #7
    imported_velcrobix
    Guest

    Re: new head unit

    thanks for the help

  9. #8
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813

    Re: new head unit

    you should be watching top gear!

  10. #9
    imported_velcrobix
    Guest

    Re: new head unit

    are the amps seperate units?
    will a new 120 - 150 head unithead unit sound any better/worse than the existing bose one

  11. #10
    imported_velcrobix
    Guest

    Re: new head unit

    i am wathing it!!

  12. #11
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813

    Re: new head unit

    It will sound loads better. The existing HU is not Bose, it is an entry level Panasonic, with some Bose EQ settings programmed into it.
    There is a 4 channel Bose amp in the right rear cubbyhole, and the sub amp is inside the tupperware box housing the "sub".

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO