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Audi MMI radio tuning

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Boombastik, Aug 19, 2013.

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    [Aug 19, 2013]
    I have the MMI system in my S4 and the radio is basically lost tuning thru all stations
    the signal meter at the bottom gives me 5 bars and yet the radio stations still dont tune in worth a ****

    any one got any ideas ?
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    Signal bars, those at the bottom are for the Bluetooth phone connection, not radio reception.

    Is it a cab by any chance?
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    i thought they might have had something to do with radio signal, no its a saloon
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    [Aug 19, 2013]
    could be the aerial amp ?
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    will i need to take the radio out then to access this amp ?
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    Yeah was my next port of call the amp & as its a saloon its iirc, above the trim that sits at the top of the rear screen.
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    BTW the B7 doesn't have MMI.

    Yes I know the RNS-E says MMI at startup but that's an idiotic decision by a mad marketing buffoon at Audi that has caused people to spend £200+ on the wrong map DVDs because they think they've got MMI.

    The RNS-E and MMI have absolutely nothing in common - different hardware, different software, different maps, ...
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    Got an update for this. I bought keys to pull the radio out and I've found the Ariel connection on the head unit to be loose I took the back plate off and it looks like the soldered spades have broke away from the circuit board. So if I hold the Ariel cable up the radio works fine
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    Well either needs repairing or replacing, we can look at either option, but I can assure it wouldn't be a cheap fix if its broken the pcb track, possibly new board.
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    i'll whip out the head unit one night this week and i'll take some pics of it to show you, if you think it could be repaired would i be able to post it to you for the repair ?

    any idea on the price of a replacemnt unit
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    You can post yes, but depending on the level of damage, it sometimes is better to change for replacement unit.

    Costs vary tbh, as they are mk1 & mk2 units.

    Send pics & we can have a look, but only a personal inspection would allow a proper analysis for costs.
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    Well that's definitely been knocked as the plastic housing is broken aswell.

    It needs properly inspecting tbh, so up to you how you want to go forward.
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    Can you give me an idea of cost to repair if possible prior to inspecting
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