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Blaupunkt DAB54 vs Bose - wiring queries (One for AndyMac?)

FactionOne Aug 19, 2011

  1. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Hi All,

    I've just had a go at dropping my Blaupunkt DAB54 into my 99 B5 Avant...

    I found a couple of (related) problems...

    I ordered fascia and aerial adapters (plus an Aux-In flylead), but didn't bother with a harness adapter as the DAB54 has mini-ISO blocks (as the Concert) for amplifier output.

    Anyway... My first problem was that I couldn't get the antenna adapter power pin into the ISO plug on the car's harness (seems to be a slightly different slider/lock design), and because there's one big block for the mini-ISO ones (which are actually three), I can't connect the Aux-In block and the block with amp connections at the same time.

    So at this point I'm thinking about a harness adapter, just so I can butcher it to my needs without damaging anything on the car...

    This idea gained weight when it became apparent that things might not be quite so pin-compatible anyway, as when I put the headlights on the DAB54 made a noise that sounded like it was getting 12V somewhere where it really didn't expect it.

    So... Can anyone recommend a harness to suit a 99 A4 with Bose (seems to be fully amplified, because without the top (mini-ISO) block connected, I heard nothing))... which I can bodge to suit the DAB54 better?...



    PS> Also noticed some hiss on the amp, and it did pop when I rolled the volume down to 0 (but not when it comes back up) - just in case that's worth knowing.
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

    Best option is a PIE adapter, this allows you to split the solid mini ISO harness into the 3 seperate connectors so you'll get separate access to the cd changer port.
    PIE Precision Interface Electronics AA3-HAR EnfigCarStereo.com

    If you can't find one in the UK I've got one you can have for £15 delivered

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