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    'Reverse' question: -How do I power an Audi Radio?

    this is the 'other way round' from the other question...

    I have upgraded to an RNS-E, and I want to power up my old Concert II+ radio as a workshop bench radio/CD player etc...

    I've tried just applying power and ground, but it doesn't want to turn on... not even asking for the code. -Is there an adaptor which allows me to do this?

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    You might be out of luck. It has a CANBUS network connection and the "on/off" is triggered by the ECU.

    What I don't know is whether the K-Bus connection is just a switched 12v supply that you can just apply power to on the radio or whether its some other sort of signal or voltage trigger that you won't be able to emulate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfiejts View Post
    You might be out of luck. It has a CANBUS network connection and the "on/off" is triggered by the ECU.

    What I don't know is whether the K-Bus connection is just a switched 12v supply that you can just apply power to on the radio or whether its some other sort of signal or voltage trigger that you won't be able to emulate....
    I don't think the K-wire is used on the 8P, so I suspect you're right...

    Damn...! -If only someone made that CANbus adaptor thingy in reverse...

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    I think this is what you're after:

    http://www.connects2.co.uk/c2search....=202&modID=561

    EDIT: Scrub that, that does the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    I think this is what you're after:

    http://www.connects2.co.uk/c2search....=202&modID=561

    EDIT: Scrub that, that does the opposite.
    yeah... that's what I was referring to when I mentioned the adaptor which I wanted the reverse of...

    -My fault, -I should've provided a link.

    Oh well... -Anyone want to buy a Double-Din Concert 2+ then? ( it's got Shiny Silver knobs, and everyfink!!!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
    yeah... that's what I was referring to when I mentioned the adaptor which I wanted the reverse of...

    -My fault, -I should've provided a link.

    Oh well... -Anyone want to buy a Double-Din Concert 2+ then? ( it's got Shiny Silver knobs, and everyfink!!!)



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    It's definately possible. On some of the RNS-E auctions you can see they've got it running to display the nav screen on the table.
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    ...Knowing my luck, they probably just run a REALLY long multi-conductor cable out into their garage!


 

 

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