I know this is a reverse of the usual request, but bear with me & you'll maybe understand why...
I use my iPhone for navigation and music (via a GROM BT adaptor), as well as calls (via factory BT Prep), so the armrest cradle isn't really feasible for me! I've been considering relocating the kit to the dashboard & mounting it on a Brodit car mount to prevent the drilling of holes ..maybe I should have patented this idea before posting anyhooo... I could then take advantage of the antenna boost & charging provided by the factory cradle & the armrest could be used for it's intended purpose of storing my ciggies. I despise redundancy, but Audi do seem to have issues with planning & ergonomics sometimes, I mean if you're going to install BT, why not cater for BT Audio? ...numpties.
So does anyone know if the armrest cradle's wiring runs to the dash, what route it takes, & if it can be removed without obvious cosmetic damage?
BTW: Before anyone suggests an RNS-E or Aftermarket unit, I'm fairly happy with my current Concert III + BT adaptor & I've looked at the RNS-E option! I think that whilst the unit looks the dogs, it's severely handicapped in the BT Audio dept. & is apparently very theivable - unforgivable for the money! Aftermarket units have the opposite problem - functionally ideal, but not fitting with the look of the car ...so until things improve with either, they're not currently a consideration for me.