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

S3 Paul Nov 7, 2012

  1. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    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
     
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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  3. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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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?
     
  4. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    No it plugs in where the aerial plugs in
     

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