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    Aux Input Socket

    There is a small socket just under my armrest that reads AUX.

    What the hell is that for? No mention of it in my manual...

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    you can plug in external audio devices such as ipods and other mp3 players via a 3.5mm jack. press the cd/tv button to switch to it

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    Yeah my dealer told me that just after i ordered the ipod console...
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    my dealer had no idea about it.... and neither did Audi UK when I mailed them and asked them.

    Ive kept the mails so I can mail them back the pics of the product that they knew nowt about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardn
    Yeah my dealer told me that just after i ordered the ipod console...
    But, to be fair, the 'aux in' is pish compared with a proper i-pod dock.
    Zero control and no re-charging.
    It's better than nowt, but barely.
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    Jesus thats useful. So it makes no sense to order the ipod unit does it if one can just as easily hook it up to this socket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlasgowRangers
    Jesus thats useful. So it makes no sense to order the ipod unit does it if one can just as easily hook it up to this socket?
    Our posts probably crossed, but the 'aux-in' is very basic.
    You can't use the car's display to read track names, or the car's controls to change tracks.
    It won't charge the player either.
    Really, it's barely any better than one of those FM tuner things you can get for your i-pods.
    A proper i-pod dock is infinitely better than the aux-in.
    My D3 only has an aux-in too, unfortunately.
    I'm looking at getting a dension i-pod dock, but they're expensive (400).
    I don't know if the extra control is worth that much.
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    Got it now. Cheers mate. Better than a boot in the balls though eh?
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    Not even bothered trying mine - might do one day though !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsarjantson
    Not even bothered trying mine - might do one day though !
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    Why would you, when your sig says you have an i-pod connector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer
    Our posts probably crossed, but the 'aux-in' is very basic.
    You can't use the car's display to read track names, or the car's controls to change tracks.
    It won't charge the player either.
    Really, it's barely any better than one of those FM tuner things you can get for your i-pods.
    A proper i-pod dock is infinitely better than the aux-in.
    My D3 only has an aux-in too, unfortunately.
    I'm looking at getting a dension i-pod dock, but they're expensive (400).
    I don't know if the extra control is worth that much.
    But the 'aux' is fine for a 16 year old daughter who just wants to sit there and twiddle her iPod: I'd rather have that than blowing her eardrums with the earpieces and the volume up tops!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveg9
    But the 'aux' is fine for a 16 year old daughter who just wants to sit there and twiddle her iPod: I'd rather have that than blowing her eardrums with the earpieces and the volume up tops!!
    If her i-pod is an EU sourced one, did you know they have their max volume set at 83%, by law?
    Yet again, the EU protecting us from ourselves.
    So if you want a loud one, get a US one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer
    I'm looking at getting a dension i-pod dock, but they're expensive (400).
    I don't know if the extra control is worth that much.
    Mine was only about 100 it gives me full control, plus it does not lock out the wheel like the audi kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer
    If her i-pod is an EU sourced one, did you know they have their max volume set at 83%, by law?
    Yet again, the EU protecting us from ourselves.
    So if you want a loud one, get a US one.
    No I didn't but subjectively if I can hear it from the back seat over the sound from the in-car set it SEEMS too loud!!! But point is the same - for a free feature which I didn't expect it's not a bad deal

    eBay has VAG iPod units from time to time but I don't think the wiring is there by default is it?

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    Not sure what the BMW interface is like if you let the BMW headunit control the iPod. I have read on the Dension website that you can get text to appear on the BMW headunit when used with a Dension Gateway - much better than the Audi rubbish. The Gateway 100 is only 100, so that might do you Bowfer.

    I don't use the Audi interface with my Gateway 100 - I just control it manually. Only thing that's good over the Aux input is it charges as it's being used, plus stops and switches to radio if a traffic report kicks in (don't know if the aux input does the same?). If I had the choice now I'd have stuck with the Aux input and got a car charger for my iPod and saved at least 100 in the process.
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    Has anyone got a pic of the Aux input? I can't find it on my car which is a Jan 04 with a Concert II

    Maybe it is a newish spec item?

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    Sorry it's only on 08 cars. There's a pic in another thread somewhere, have a search around.


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    Thanks , time to get the cheque book out I fear!!

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    You'll need a concert II+ or an RNSe to make it work.


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    Does the aux in work if you have the cd changer too?
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    Yes, you can keep the CD changer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand View Post
    Has anyone got a pic of the Aux input?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnS3 View Post
    You'll need a concert II+ or an RNSe to make it work.
    It also works with the Symphony II+.

    If you have an RNS-E you also need the software updating to version 0650.

    Oh, and you need to recode the radios with VAG-COM to enable the Aux input.
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    Forgot about the software update. Thanks Dave.


 

 

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