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    Head unit problems

    I have a Concert single CD head unit and it looks like my CD changer port is broke. Tried 3 CD changers on it now and they all fail to do anything on the head unit. The single CD works fine.

    So do I get a new Concert head unit or get an after market one?

    I have the sub in the boot but not the full bose speaker system, so what aftermarket head unit would work best with the rear amp & sub?

    I'd like to go MP3 too either in the CD slot or via a usb connector, if i went with the aftermarket solution.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    John
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    When you say they all fail to do anything on the HU, what exactly do you mean?
    Becker do the most stock looking replacement and use the same wierd pre-out connections as the stock HU:
    http://www.sextonsdirect.co.uk/GP799...wma-tuner.html
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    To explain further.. The head unit recognises the cd changer(s) but just doesn't play the CDs or tracks, so it recognises the changer is connected but wil not operate it correctly.

    I don't mind too much about the looks of the after market head unit, I am more concerned of how to fit one and keep all 4 speakers and sub working. This is where I would need help.

    John
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    Apart from Blaupunkt & Becker all aftermarket HU's require wiring adapters to plug into the active Audi harness to feed the rear amp/sub. Becker & Blaupunkt will plug straight in but with any aftermarket HU you will need to wire in an "ignition on" feed or rely on switching the HU on/off manually. You will also notice the rears and sub will be feint compared to the fronts as any new HU will be more powerful than the stock 2 x 20w Audi rubbish, so you will need to fade to rear to balance the sound.
    You'll also need a fascia adapter and an antenna amp adapter.
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/aeri...tor-p-211.html
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/audi...tor-p-662.html
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