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BO option without interior lights package?

vimy Aug 5, 2014

  1. vimy

    vimy Member

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    I'm making some last minute changes to my A3 saloon order and decided to add the BO sound upgrade. I haven't ordered the interior lights package, I wanted to know will the chrome edges still light up or is that only in conjunction with that package?
     
  2. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Yes they'll still light up :thumbsup:
     
  3. vimy

    vimy Member

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    Sweet! I think that was part of the appeal lol
    How about the rear seats?
     
  4. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    None of the speakers on the rear are illuminated, either with B&O or the light package. It's a shame really!
     
  5. vimy

    vimy Member

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    That's disappointing, oh we'll I guess there's the upgraded sound to look forward to
     
  6. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    I would really spec the lighting package if you are having the b&o as the two lighting systems compliment each other
     
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  7. vimy

    vimy Member

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    As I gather it only really adds the two rings inside the cup holders right? and the extra reading lights.
    I've already spec'd the car with options that surpasses my original budget (Woops). If I were to spec the light pack I think I would need to remove the heated seats option which I think it's a more useful option especially on a cold British morning.
     
  8. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Gives you puddle lights, footwell lights and door handle lights. Really does make a big difference to the cabin look and feel.
     
  9. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    and all in LED instead of the yellow halogens
     
  10. vimy

    vimy Member

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    I think I prefer the warmer hue of halogens inside tbh
    (Look at me trying to make excuses lol)
     
  11. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi TT

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    You could always go for the Audi Sound System (great!) AND the lighting package :shrug:
     
  12. vimy

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    Coming from A3 8V already with standard speakers I was a little disappointed sound quality and from what I've read the audi sound system is an additional sub and centre speaker?
     
  13. arad85

    arad85 Active Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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    And uprated amp....

    I'm perfectly happy with it given what goes through it (and I have a hi-fi at home that costs almost as much as my A3 over the years).
     
  14. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    I'd rate the light pack over heated seats... The S-line is only part leather and I've never found the seats cold in winter.
     
  15. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi TT

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    The standard system has 8 passive speakers with 80 watts. The Audi Sound System has 10 speakers including the sub-woofer in the spare wheel well, 6 channel amplifier and 180 watt output (and NO crackling!). But if you didn't like the sound that's fine. Like arad85 I think the sound is excellent.
     
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  17. vimy

    vimy Member

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    Looks like everyone here is against the B&O system lol
    Anyone that's got B&O care to put their 2 cents in?
     
  18. vimy

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    Is this a common problem for B&O systems? I've seen a few topics about it but I didn't realise it's that common. Surely Audi have fixed this issue?
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  19. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    The B and O is a truly epic option, I've got Bose in my S3 now and after listening to it I'm sorry to say its leaps and bounds over the Bose.

    The B and O is like being in a nightclub with the speakers being punchy and strong with a truck loads of Bass and clear vocals.

    May not be to everyone tastes but I love it !
     
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  20. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Don't think anyone is particularly against the B&O system, it's just that you said your budget was tight (hence deciding between heated seats / ligh pack etc). On a tight budget the Audi Sound System represents better value for money than the B&O, but the B&O is a whole different league!

    I would almost certainly spec B&O on my next car despite the crackling. But don't hold your breath for Audi to issue a fix as they haven't officially confirmed the issue.
     
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  21. vimy

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    I think even if I were to downgrade to the Audi system I would rather put that extra money towards the avanced key option rather than lights… I've always hated the flick key… even my 8 year old 1er had a remote and push button start
    I'm like a child in a candy store… I'm now drifting into other options lol
     
  22. vimy

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    How common is the issue?
    (Sorry for multiple posts, using mobile app)
     
  23. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Your guess is as good as mine! I think on this forum there are around half a dozen members with the issue. What percentage of real-world issues that represents is for Audi to know, and us to guess! Alternatively it could be present on all of them, but the majority of people don't realise or notice it. Very hard to say.

    If you're concerned I'd ask your dealer to demonstrate an A3 with B&O fitted and you can make your own mind up as to whether it's acceptable.
     
  24. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Some A3's are ok but S3's don't seem to be. I've done some extensive testing in a different thread about the B and O.
     
  25. phil1824

    phil1824 Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group

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    I have the B&O and find it amazing
    I am currently in Germany having driven 2000 miles in the last few days through france Germany Switzerland and love using the B&O system, including cabriolet top down autobahn 120 mph times with B&O doing its business
     
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  26. vimy

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    I've noticed that the Sub is not hidden in the boot for Saloon but instead on the parcel shelf. Anyone got any pictures of this? I'd like to see how big it is
     
  27. monopole

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    I have turned background lighting right up and the B&O speaker lights are still fairly low/dim. Some pics I have seen seem to in the day time and peoples speaker lights are bright. perhaps I have to wait until it dark :/ or are the other pics done in dusk/dark?
     
  28. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    On mine they're really only noticeable at dusk/dark when the cabin lights come on.

    With the light pack you can adjust their intensity by changing the "front" zone on the MMI.
     

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