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A3 Radio Fuse Location?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by johncbradley1, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. johncbradley1
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    My Audi Symphony radio will not turn on after the battery was disconnected. It has done this before and what I did to get it on was push a tape cassette into it and then it would boot up, but as you can see from the photo, this time the battery was disconnected with the cassette INSIDE :banghead:
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    So now my plan is to remove the radio fuse and replace it and see if that does anything.
    1 problem.... I can't seem to find the fuse for the radio
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    As it says on the fuse numbers "FURTHER FUSES IN E-BOX AND AUXILIARY RELAY BRACKET"
    Could the radio fuse be located there? If so, where is the E-Box?

    P.S I do not have the manual

    Thank you
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    Chillout Active Member

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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Normally they have a fuse on the back of the head unit itself
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    The fuse is in engine bay next to battery under a slide locking cover.
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    JohnE 2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI

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    Engine bay Fuses 8 and 9 are listed as audio and nav system in my haynes book of half-truths.
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    watch u dont drop a fuse in the engine bay as i have done one evening, hat to rip out batter, fuse box and all surrounds to retrieve it as it was getting very dark yay :)
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    Well... I fixed it.
    This may be a bit hard to explain but I'll try my best: right so nob for the volume(left) was always sunk in a little bit (not as prominent as the tuner nob) and on numerous occasions I had tried pressing it in because usually that is where the 'on/off' button was, but it was just solid. Any way, after pulling the unit out and check the fuse (which was ok) I noticed the volume nob drop out a tiny bit and so I pulled it completely off and then pressed in the little bar thingy that it attaches too and hey presto! It turned on. I was extremely happy and at the same time annoyed that I had gone without music for so long and it only needed pressing on :happy:. Well now I've switched the nobs over so this will not happen again :)
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    Lol, so effectively it was muted, that's a new one, but hey glad all fixed.
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    Knob* pardon me
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