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    2001 S3 with Alpine DVD head unit with very poor radio reception

    As above realy,
    My car came with the Alpine head unit already fitted , The speakers are Bose so is the Amp, ( sub replaced/upgraded by me)
    The radio reception has never been great but now i cant hold any station once moving, I have replaced the arial mast as it was buggered with both a standard one from my mk3 golf and now a Lexus stubby one.
    Somebody on the S3 section said because the car had a Bose unit in before any other head unit would need a signal booster ?
    Is this the case? Is there an Audi part or is it an after market part?
    Many thanks
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

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    Yes all Audi's need a powered aerial adapter, this feeds 12v down the aerial lead to power the aerial amp in the base of the aerial.
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    Thanks.
    The "brain " for the unit is hidden away in the rear of the car, Im guessing the adapter will need to plug in there? as thats where the remote feed will be?
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    No it plugs in where the aerial plugs in
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