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    New owner

    First of all nice to meet you all, recently bought myself a 2.0T S Line in silver on a 55 plate.

    Got a few little issues id like to sort.

    First off is the glovebox hinge, ive been told this is a common weak point and theres options for DIY fixing it.

    Next up is the clips on the arm rest need replacing.

    Lastly is finding a way of connecting my iPhone up to the stereo.

    I realise theres a search function, but id also like to introduce myself to you guys. I've fallen in love with my A4, so ill be on the forum quite often no doubt.

    Thanks in advance for any help/replies!

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    well the armrest needs a new lid

    the glove box can be fixed i just sorced a sh one from ebay
    theres a few ways to get iphone to stereo someone wll be along soon to advise on options

    and welcome

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    Would be interested to see one of these working for the armrest :

    http://www.shapeways.com/model/87474...-standart.html

    Note comment about needing the original spring -or use his alternative part....

    Any things worth a shot...
    Work: A3 Sportback Black Edition 2.0TDI Home: A4 Avant 2.0 TDI Quattro S-Line

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    worth a try for the price

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    Glovebox fix for a B6 here, B7 very very similar,easy peasy !

    Audi B6 S4/A4 DIY: Glove Box Hinge Repair

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    Cheers for the links guys, cheap and cheerful fixes suit me down to the ground!

    Just need to sort an iPhone connection. I quite like the look of the standard stereo, just seems cleaner keeping it. However I feel an aftermarket head unit with a USB port on the front would be the easiest option.

    I've got the Bose speakers and 6 cd changer in the broken glovebox haha. I'm never going to use the cd changer though.

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    I have an XCARLINK - this allows you to use your existing headunit controls in a fairly basic way. With my Symphony II I can control FF/RW and skip tracks etc from the HU and steering wheel. It uses the CD changer (CDC) connection on the HU, but also allows you to keep the changer plugged in too if you want. Has an aux connection too for basic audio pads through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Ade View Post
    I have an XCARLINK - this allows you to use your existing headunit controls in a fairly basic way. With my Symphony II I can control FF/RW and skip tracks etc from the HU and steering wheel. It uses the CD changer (CDC) connection on the HU, but also allows you to keep the changer plugged in too if you want. Has an aux connection too for basic audio pads through.
    Mines the Concert (single din version), would it work with that do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehogester View Post
    Mines the Concert (single din version), would it work with that do you know?
    Yep:

    http://www.xcarlink.co.uk/product.ph...6&cat=4&page=1

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    Im looking at this unit now

    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alp-...-receiver.html

    Not too expensive, and does all I want. I think the black with red lights would work quite well with the interior too.

    I take it ill need a face plate adapter and a cable for using the Bose speakers?

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    I Have the Denson pro it is totally wireless which is why i like but also has a usb connection in the glove box for charging , this link shows what it can do. Works on my single din used Samsung and iPhone with it no problems.

    iPod iPhone AUX Bluetooth USB Adapter Audi A4 Dension GWF1AC1 - YouTube

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    Can anyone help explain how the Bose system is setup exactly? It has it's own amplifier separate to the headunit? Is that right? So would an aftermarket unit be able to power the system, or would you run the pre outs into the existing Bose amp?

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    The BOSE system does have a separate amp, an aftermarket unit will power the system as long as you buy the correct harness to go with it. You will also need an aerial booster aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmo View Post
    The BOSE system does have a separate amp, an aftermarket unit will power the system as long as you buy the correct harness to go with it. You will also need an aerial booster aswell.
    Does this look right?

    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/audi...g-adaptor.html

    What is the aerial booster for? Sorry if that's a stupid question.

    So with an aftermarket headunit, is the Bose amp still in use?

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    When I installed an aftermarket head unit in a BOSE equipped Audi before I used an autoleads pc9-410 lead.
    Like this one
    PC9-410 Audi A3 A4 A6 A8 Allroad RCA Fully Amplified Bypass Wiring harness Lead | eBay

    The BOSE amp is still in use with the aftermarket headunit.
    You need the aerial adaptor as without this your factory aerial amplifier wont turn on and you will get no radio reception.
    Something like the following:
    AUDI/VAG/VW /Seat /Skoda Amplified Aerial booster DIN | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmo View Post
    When I installed an aftermarket head unit in a BOSE equipped Audi before I used an autoleads pc9-410 lead.
    Like this one
    PC9-410 Audi A3 A4 A6 A8 Allroad RCA Fully Amplified Bypass Wiring harness Lead | eBay

    The BOSE amp is still in use with the aftermarket headunit.
    You need the aerial adaptor as without this your factory aerial amplifier wont turn on and you will get no radio reception.
    Something like the following:
    AUDI/VAG/VW /Seat /Skoda Amplified Aerial booster DIN | eBay
    Thanks for that! So does the headunit amplifier power some of the speakers, or is the Bose amplifier powering all of the speakers?

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    I've created a thread in the I.C.E section. I think i have all the right parts ready to order, but i wanted to double check.

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    A little update: I've ordered the clip to fix the arm rest lid. I'll let you guys know how it goes, hopefully well!

    I also wanted to ask you guys if there's any well known issues that are worth rectifying? Anything likely to go that's worth fixing now?

    I've been reading that the 2.0T is designed to run on super unleaded, so I'll be putting a tank of vpower in next.

    I've got to say I'm loving being an Audi owner now! I'm very much converted to vag!

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    I've been reading that the 2.0T is designed to run on super unleaded, so I'll be putting a tank of vpower in next.

    I've got to say I'm loving being an Audi owner now! I'm very much converted to vag![/QUOTE]

    Glad you are enjoying your new car, and may wish you all the best with it. Plus one with you on the fuel. My 2.0t does not like 95 ron and rattled like a bast@rd until I changed to 98. Can't tell any difference between Shell V Power and the other 98 brands...although I would use Shell VPower over the others given the choice.

    Other issues....You should check if the Diverter valve has been changed. Makes a big difference if yours is gubbed. HOW TO REPLACE VW AUDI DIVERTER VALVE - VAG DIVERTER VALVE DIY 2.0T - 2.0T DIVERTER VALVE DIY - YouTube

    If your water temp is not bang on 90c you'll maybe need a new thermostat unit. The needle should be bang on 90. If not you'll use more fuel.....which am sure you can do without.

    Other than that, IMHO I would take your off any long service oil changes ( if your car is on it ) and switch to full synth' oil and filter changes instead. I have always changed mine at 10k km's regardless of time ...I know it's a very emotive issue amongst Forum members, but something I have always done with cars I have owned with turbos. Cheaper than a full tank of gas.

    Check this excellent write up too on the 2.0t engine issues. If for a Volkswagen but it's the same engine type as ours. Common issues, tips and tricks for the 2.0t FSI BPY engine | 2006 GLI worklog

    Cheers
    Allan
    Last edited by Molnboman; 27th July 2013 at 13:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post

    Glad you are enjoying your new car, and may wish you all the best with it. Plus one with you on the fuel. My 2.0t does not like 95 ron and rattled like a bast@rd until I changed to 98. Can't tell any difference between Shell V Power and the other 98 brands...although I would use Shell VPower over the others given the choice.

    Other issues....You should check if the Diverter valve has been changed. Makes a big difference if yours is gubbed. HOW TO REPLACE VW AUDI DIVERTER VALVE - VAG DIVERTER VALVE DIY 2.0T - 2.0T DIVERTER VALVE DIY - YouTube

    If your water temp is not bang on 90c you'll maybe need a new thermostat unit. The needle should be bang on 90. If not you'll use more fuel.....which am sure you can do without.

    Other than that, IMHO I would take your off any long service oil changes ( if your car is on it ) and switch to full synth' oil and filter changes instead. I have always changed mine at 10k km's regardless of time ...I know it's a very emotive issue amongst Forum members, but something I have always done with cars I have owned with turbos. Cheaper than a full tank of gas.

    Check this excellent write up too on the 2.0t engine issues. If for a Volkswagen but it's the same engine type as ours. Common issues, tips and tricks for the 2.0t FSI BPY engine | 2006 GLI worklog

    Cheers
    Allan
    Great reply there mate, thanks for that! Is the diverter valve a pretty easy job or worth going to a garage? I've recently realised there's a vw/audi specialist based very locally to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehogester View Post
    Great reply there mate, thanks for that! Is the diverter valve a pretty easy job or worth going to a garage? I've recently realised there's a vw/audi specialist based very locally to me.
    No worries, you'll get plenty of advice on here.....just maybe a bit slow right now to reply cause of holidays and stuff but you'll get an answer or an opinion pretty sharpish usually. If you are handy wae a spanner, then you could probably do the diverter valve yourself. I don't have any tools up here so use a local independent....think they charged me an hour labour...think it takes about half an hour...the part if I remember is about around 40 quid....it's the cheapest mod you can do...and the most effective if yours is the old type as in the YT link I sent you.

    Cheers
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