8P2 Head unit upgrade from Sypmhony II (I have been through FAQ, Stickies and search)
Hello, I joined a few hours ago and just like to say what a great site you have created, the FAQ’s and Stickys have answered so many questions I didn't know I had! Although not this one……….
I have been searching to find an answer to my conundrum. I have come close - there are a lot of related topics but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer. So with the possibility of annoying the regulars only to find this has been answered previously here goes;
I have a 2005 2.0 tdi SE sportback registered in April 2005 (8P2) it is currently fitted with the stereo below (Symphony II (+?);
I have a similar head unit in my 2005 Passat, in so much as it has the tape player still in it (WHY) it annoys me in that and even more so in the A3 as it is a much more modern and design friendly place to be only with a nod to the 80’s staring me right in the face!
I would like to change it for any AUDI OEM head unit that doesn’t have a tape player. I don’t mind if it is not mp3, I do not mind if it is not a 6 disc changer. I don’t mind if it doesn’t have an aux for ipod – I would just like a cd player and radio with no tape – the other options would be a bonus. I do have a Bose upgrade and would like to keep that if possible.
I do not want to fit an after market head unit or upgrade to RNS-E or have to change aerials, boosters and amplifiers – I have learnt a lot whilst trawling the FAQ’s and Stickys - I didn’t even know what they were a few hours ago.
Anyway I would just love to know which other head Audi Oem units will plug straight in and work that don’t have a tape deck – if the short answer is “none” then a solution that involves the minimal amount of cable adapting would be appreciated.
Thanks in anticipation