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Audi Tax Disc Holder Whats the Wire For ?? :L

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Adam-f, May 20, 2011.

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    When i bought my A3 I noticed the tax disc holder has a small black wire going to it, it then trails down the window and down the back of the dash what's the wire for ? im guessing the tax disc holder is a Audi one ? its black leather good quality just wondering about the wire, its it for the central locking or radio antenna ? lol :)
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    Has it aftermarket telephone kit in it ? they sometimes use the tax disc holder as a antenna
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    Don't think that's a standard Audi thing so to speak.

    I've seen ones that were GPS antennas. They were extremely fugly.
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    Mines got that thing too.

    I remember a while back there was a 'phase' of tax discs being stolen from cars, as well as other stuff off course, and sticking the holder to the window using the wire to prevent a 'quick steal' was something brought up at the time.

    Don't quote me on that however, it's just something I seem to have a vague memory off.....(it is Friday afternoon however, and my mind starts to wander at about this time off day)
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    Some Pics , No its doesnt have a telephone kit

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    May have had a phone kit at some point ?
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    thats a phone Ariel i take loads off when fitting new windscreens
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    Its the tax has run out sensor of course:Flush:
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    Do you have RNS-E (the DVD sat nav)? Seem to remember some people couldn't get good enough signal putting the GPS aerial behind the cluster so used these instead…
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    Weellll, I do remember asking the dealer to remove the phone kit that was installed in mine. So this could be the answer - not sure if the OP has the same ? :icon_thumright:
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    It's a phone ariel all my company's pool cars have these fitted.
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    Had something like that on my 8L A3, was for phone too.
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    thats a phone antenna defo mate
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    I dont have RNS-E but im thinking on fitting it in the future, could i use this as a aerial for the gps ? :)
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