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b5 avant double din fascia help

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by wellhouse0, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. wellhouse0

    wellhouse0 Member

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    i've got a 2000X reg a4 b5 with a double din symphony fitted, i'm fitting a double din pioneer unit and am having a hell of a time finding a fascia adaptor that fits. autoleads don't do one for before 2002 and it appears that connects 2 dont either. has anyone got any ideas who does one or have you got an old one hanging around, cheers
     
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  3. brendan

    brendan 98 A4 1.8SE

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    dunno about where to get one but this guy in canada got one, and also did a photo log of his install - not too long ago so maybe you can get in touch and ask where he got it...?
    http://www.audiforum.ca/general-d-i-y-do-yourself/1107-audi-d-i-y-a4-pioneer.html

    edit: available on ebay usa for £30 + shipping (with wiring adapters etc.):
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130230828396

    or just the adapter plates for around a tenner + shipping:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360059918252
     
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    I bought one from ebay.com. Its specificaly made to make the b5 double din fit either and aftermarket unit or to a single din
     
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    thanks guys, this has been driving me nuts for weeks, i've now got more double din fascia units than you can shake a stick at, all the wrong shape/size so i hope this is the right one. Did you find it a straightforward fit. I notice the guy on that write up ended up making one himself. Apparently the 2000 A4 B5 is very rarely fitted with the double din symphony which is why it appears no-one apart from the metra people appear to make the adaptors.Cheers
     
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    My adapter is the metra one
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    It is listed as fitting 2000 to 2001 A4 with Symphony Radio only. I used it to go single DIN but still have the trim for double DIN
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  7. wellhouse0

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    great pictures -really helpful. Did you have a double din symphony in yours before conversion? This is where i seem to be having difficulty, most people seem to have single din to start. What did you think of the kit was the quality/fit ok. thanks for all the help.
     
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    I bought this from a double din S4 2000 model iirc as my car is a 98 and i retrofittrd the facelift console to it.
    The quality is as good as any other kit not quite OE . Not sure how the double din works yet as i havent got one yet, i want one soon tho
     
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    thanks looks like you've got it cracked. I've got a pioneer hd1bt, really good unit - great sound on bluetooth handsfree, good satnav although map updates are expensive and not that regular but what i really like is the voice operation that actually works and the hard drive music library that autocopies any new cd that you put in without having to touch anything, it even saves all the track names and album titles. i never bother with the ipod interface anymore as i've got over 200cd already saved to the hard drive, the hd3bt supposed to be even better. seems reliable so far - no crashing and the 7 inch screen is very good, i looked at the kenwood and alpine equivalent but the pioneer did it for me although you have to be careful which mobile you use to get all the telephone features like auto sim copy etc. thanks again for all the help
     

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