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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobinA3, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    When i was removing the rear lights to fit silvertec bulbs i noticed this thing on the passenger side, as the picture shows it has a Motorola logo on it.

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    Anyone know what its for?
     
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    It looks like the inside part of a glass mount external Telephone aerial


    Simon
     
  4. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    thats what i thought but i don't have any phone cradles or anything for a phone in the car.
     
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    when you are next in your car try searching for other devices in the bluetooth menu section on your mobile phone.
    I did this and it found audi uhv 2042 and my phone connected to the car via bluetooth.

    might be worth a try
     
  6. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    i have tried that Diablo and nothing came up on the bluetooth.

    really annoying me now
     
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    Could be the aerial for the radio. I mean the aerial isn't external could be that...

    Just a thought.
     
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    The radio aerial is in the rear screen.

    Robin, I take it this car was yours from new? I'd be back at the dealer asking wtf it was tbh.

    Incidentally, let me know if you manage to get the little plastic trim insert back in properly and how you did it as I never managed it on my old car :)
     
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    Robin bought his used I think...
     
  10. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    Yup it was one year old when i bought it from the dealers

    I got the trim back in fine without breaking it although the one on the drivers side was already broken so i need a new one, can you get them alone or are they apart of the light?
     
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    sounds about right to me
     
  13. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    the wire is not under the bonnet, its just the rear passenger light.

    i have not traced it back, to be honest i can't be bothered as it looks like a tidy installation and i don't want to rip everything out to see where it goes.

    i'll just assume its some kind of phone kit then.
     
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    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    oh its stuck down onto the bodywork so it won't be moving anywhere
     
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    Don't take it out Robin! How will we keep an eye on you?

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    Part of a Tracker system may be?

    Chris.
     
  18. Badley

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    Yes, it is Tracker
     
  19. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    are you 100% sure its a tracker?

    i wasn't told about this when i bought the car and i got no forms or anything about it

    maybe i should ask the dealers
     
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    No I'm not sure. Just a guess but its the best possiblity, unless someone is keeping a eye on you...
     
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    I'd probably advise removing this post for your securtiy reasons. You never know who is looking.
     
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    Hi Robin,

    I have a nasty feeling these guys may be winding you up just like I was... :)
     
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    No honestly, Robin I'm not winding you up. I really think it 'could' be tracker. A simple question, have you got it fitted?
     
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    Actually that's a real possibility as I know a lot of Audi dealers fit tracker to their used car stock. I once tried a car and it had a big label "no tracker installed" on the key fob and they insisted that a salesman came with me on that drive....
     
  26. RobinA3

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    I don't know if i have a tracker fitted, i wasn't told about it when i bought the car 2nd hand from a dealers.

    i think i will ring up the dealers tomorrow and ask about it
     
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    My cars 2nd hand from the dealers and has a tracker fitted.
    I did get the paperwork for it with the car..
    I think Beddies A3 is the same ie: Tracker and paperwork.
     
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    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    cool i will ring tomorrow and ask

    if so then that would help me keep the insurance costs down
     
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    Yep, spot on John! according to my dealer Audi has a deal with Tracker to fit cheap/free Trackers to their demo fleet, tracker pay the subscriptions for the 3 month demo period and the new owner can then take it over thereafter.. :icon_thumright:
     
  30. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    cool

    i will enquire tomorrow about it

    hey steve i saw you today at the UD show's car park!

    you were just leaving your parking space

    i ended up parking up the road in the town carpark which was an arse but at least it was free parking!
     
  31. Beddie

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    Sounds like i just missed you then mate...

    Thought about parking in the shopping centre car park myself this morning after sitting in the traffic to the show car park for nearly an hour!! and then being charged £3.50 for the priviledge lol! :faint:

    Quite a good show i thought, just wish i could have found some nice Audi bits to spend my hard earned on! :)
     
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    As mentioned previously, I worked at Tracker for a short stint.
    They have deals with a few manufacturers to fit Trackers in their cars when built. BMWs and Mini's had Trackers fitted at the factory and it was up to the customer/dealer whether to activate them or not...
     
  33. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    Right i have found out that this thing is a tracker system which was fitted to the car at the dealers

    Its £30 for admin/paperwork change over

    £109ish for 1 yrs cover

    £400ish for lifetime cover

    and the insurance saving i get for having the tracker is............






















    NOTHING!

    i'll keep it unactivated!
     
  34. Boydie

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    thats **** mate - you would think they would accomodate you in some way!
     

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