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Blue tooth retro fit

Phil-1 Dec 19, 2013

  1. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Sorry I know this has been covered lots of times, but I'm getting very confused.

    I have just got myself a used BT module for my A3 8p MY09 SB S-Line.

    What I'm confused about is the plug and play wiring harness, I have seen loads all different and costing from £12 to £25. I know I will also need the mic, but after doing a search and giving the part number to my local dealer I was told it's the wrong number. So what I really need is the following.

    Link to the correct wiring harness and Part number/link for the Mic

    I know it will need coding so will be looking for someone local with the knowledge.

    Thanks in advance
    Phil
     
  2. s3ollie

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    Hi, this is the one on eBay you need 180737531631 may not be the cheapest but is the right one and the 1st one that came up
     
  3. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    As Ollie said, the Carsystems looms are great, I use them for all of my retrofits.

    I'd definitely buy through their website though, its in EUR on their website and you'll get a better conversion rate.

    Wiring - Audi Bluetooth Plug&Play Wiring - 220cm - I'd definitely go for the 220cm length, then you can install it in its OEM position under the passenger seat.

    Microphone - Audi Mic - Bluetooth / SDS - 8L1862373A

    Even I know how to solder the connections, I'd still always get the plug&play solution, much cleaner install and saves a lot of time, and also allows you to easily remove to sell on if you need to at a later date.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yup, Chris is a good guy; knows his stuff.
     
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  6. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks guys. I have made a note of the links and will buy the bits once the module turns up.
    The OME the module goes under the passenger seat. Is this just as easy as mounting it under the dash? What other bits would I need?

    Thanks Phil
     
  7. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Going by A6Chris guide the plug and play cables he got weren't long enough to put it under the seat.
    I'd deffo put it under the seat if I was doing it, saves putting the unit in the dash :)
     
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  8. Phil-1

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    To put it under the seat ( I want it as much like genuine as possible) do I need a bracket or does it just sit in something?
     
  9. Andy1608

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    I replaced mine in an old a3 2008 and there was a black plastic box for it to sit in under the passenger seat
     
  10. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Did you have to remove the seat to do it? Can you see if the box is there without taking the seat.
     
  11. Andy1608

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    Yeah had to remove the seat .You have to pull the carpet back to get under too it so I'd say no you can't see without removing it unless you want to add a viewing window to your carpet lol
     
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  12. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks

    A job for after Christmas ;-)
     
  13. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Just about to order the bits. Is this the mic that fits in the light? The cable look very short.
     
  14. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I have ordered the bits, so once they arrive and we have some nice weather I will get them fitted.
     
  15. Andy1608

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    Waiting for nice weather Phil, could be a while lol
     
  16. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I think your right. Might have to find a friendly farmer with a barn.
    Thinking I might wait and do the footwell lights at the same time and interior light
     
  17. Andy1608

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    We aren't short of friendly farmers us Yorkshire folk lol
     
  18. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I have a friend that's a farmer, they have a heated workshop I have been told I can use.
    And they have tea and biscuits 👍👍
     
  19. Andy1608

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    Ha ha I'm trying to think of a thread that doesn't involve you and biscuits lol
     
  20. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I'm hoping the misses is getting me a packet or two for Christmas ;-)
     
  21. hollow

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    if you havent already ordered and have the rnse head unit you might as well order the sds+bluetooth wiring and enable the sds on your rnse .
     
  22. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I don't have RNS-E yet, hopefully next year some time.

    I have ordered the wiring loom as recommended, should be here in the new year or earlier.
     
  23. a6_chris

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    Correct, the loom I got wasn't long enough otherwise I would've put it below the seat.

    I didn't know you could get the longer P+P loom but just seen Jonny posted it up so might do this in time.

    There are no issues having it where it's currently at, no rattles etc.
     
  24. Phil-1

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    Once the harness arrives I will see if it's going to be long enough to fit under the seat.
    Will get some photos when I'm doing it 👍
     

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