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AMI cable reroute to armrest

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by Keef, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Keef
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    After establishing that the only dock extension cable that seems to work with the ipod AMI cable was the cablejive dockxtender.
    I finally plucked up the courage to remove the glove box this morning!
    After removing the glove box, I carefully extended the hole at the top of the glove box (trying not to cut the airbag on/off switch wires) to route the dockxtender cable out.

    As I purchased both the 2ft & 6ft cables, I‘ve connected them together and have managed to the get the cable up and through into the arm rest (eventually - by removing the rear air vents and some luck)

    So the cable now exits the where the ‘aux in’ is on non-AMI cars.
    Which is where i wanted the cable as i keep my phone in the slot next to the cup holders.

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    I’m really pleased with the results, just need to find a square grommet to cut and go around the cable - any suggestions??

    Cheers
    Keef
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    the cable looks to offer a bit more convenience ,is it connected to the audi ami set up or is it connected into the "head unit" behind the dash
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    Cable is just an extension so still connected to ami
    via standard Audi ami iPod cable.
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    Do you have a link to the extension cable you bought? Your link opens a few but not the one you mentioned. The one you mentioned I can only find at £20+
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    Theyre not actual links for some reason it just picks up
    Key words and makes a search.

    I got the cable jive dock xtender from a company
    called mobile fun - it was the only uk website (apart from amazon)
    I could find and it was cheaper!
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    What route does the extender cable take? Great job by the way and far more convenient than hiding it in the glove compartment. I have seen a a grommet that would fit that shape. When i remember where i will let you know.
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    By the way. Whats the cup thing in your front cup holder? Should this have come with the car?
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    Hi riggssuzuki

    Sorry for the late reply.
    The cable exits the glovebox as shown on this post (it’s for an A5, but same for us)
    DIY: AMI rerouting - A5_OC

    Then along the centre console trim then all the way to just behind the passenger seat then up to the armrest.
    (this is where I joined the 2 cables). I can take some more pictures if you want?
    The ‘cup thing’ doesn’t come with the car – I can’t take credit for this as this was another idea I pinched from the
    boys over on A5oc forum:-
    Also hate the cupholders? - A5_OC

    I was watching ebay for the beetle ashtray (costs £30 from VW stealer!) when I saw a Seat one with the same part number - £5 Bonus!

    Cheers
    Keef
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    Love the cup holder idea!
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    Cheer for starting this thread.

    Fitted the extension in today, i didn't need the 2ft as my AMI is a retro fit and the existing cable is quite long.

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the link, they look good but can't see that company
    selling me just one! Might try and blag a free sample!
    Upon measuring the original blanking plate it's more rectangular
    than square.
    So did you reroute your ami cable?
    Or get the cup holder thing??

    Cheers
    Keef
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    Not done either yet as I am still offshore. Never seem to be home these days :sob:
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