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aerial on my a4 avant?

Neil Conlay Jan 12, 2012

  1. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    Hi, a few weeks ago whilst driving my radio stopped working, it is as if it needs tuned it, i can hear the radio but it is very crackly, can someone tell me where my aerial is and if this can be fixed? also my cd player plays 1 cd out of every 100, not sure if this is related but its endless all the same, any help would be much appreciated, thanks, Neil Conlay
     
  2. Widemonkeys

    Widemonkeys 1st Gear

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    I think the ariel is those orange things in the back 2 windows that look like heater matrix. Also there is a sub/amp behind the right hand panel when you open the boot
     
  3. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    yeah ive seen the sub and amp, will it have something to do with it?
     
  4. Widemonkeys

    Widemonkeys 1st Gear

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    Check the cables behind the radio aswell
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    its nothing to do with the sub amp
    theres an aerial amp think its in the rear upper level these can go and cause problems
     
  6. jbcalvin

    jbcalvin Member

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    Bez101 is correct, if you remove the passenger side boot trim there is an ariel amp located under the trim panel, this is more than likely the problem....
     
  7. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    ahh thanks very much i'll look into this and update you with the results, cheers ;)
     
  8. S3 Wannabe

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    I'd be interested in your results as I'm having similar issues with mine, keep us posted! (In fact the 2 Audis I've had have always had **** reception and speaker issues!)
     
  9. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    i dont see any aerial box on the passenger side of the car, is it where the sub and amp is? this is on the drivers side of my car. any does anyone know what im actually looking for?
     
  10. jbcalvin

    jbcalvin Member

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    As stated before, it is on the passenger side, you need to remove the entire passenger side boot trim (major job - almost the entire boot and parts of the rear seats need to come out)....

    Once that is removed you will see a box just behind the top of the inner wheel arch with wires going into the rear side window, this is the ariel booster.... remove and replace.....

    Hope this helps....
     
  11. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    thanks jbcalvin, much appreciated
     
  12. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    does it look like this?

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  13. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    yep looks like that
     
  14. Neil Conlay

    Neil Conlay New Member

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    cheers ;)
     
  15. saxonblue

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    looks like i will have to do this job on my car, the cd is fine, but the radio duz keep going off now and then,,,
    it seems to happen when i have had the roof down, or opend the boot??????
    i have pulled the radio out and somtimes it starts to work againe,,,
     
  16. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    The cabs anntenna is in the boot lid.
    The loom is known to break near the hinge. Check the wiring first
     
  17. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    beat me to it
    yes its usaly the wire thats broke on the cab
    very easy fit 21 quid from audi
     

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