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Bose Sub in My A3

A3_Turbo Jul 16, 2007

  1. A3_Turbo

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    Hi guys can some-one please explain how to disconnect the standard Bose Sub in My A3 T Sport? I have another 12” Sub in the boot and with both of them going it sounds ****! Don’t mind it still being in the Arch just need it disconnecting, Is it that big black box that you unclip that disconnects it?

    Cheers
     
  2. Jaywoo_A3

    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    If you disconnect the standard sub it disconnects the rear speakers as well.
    its really not worth it IMO, just leave it running as well as your new sub.
     
  3. A3_Turbo

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    Oh ok fair enough is there a way round it at all?

    When i turn the bass up the standard sub cant handle it and makes a horrible noise!
     
  4. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

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    have you upgraded your front speakers at all?

    disconnect the bose sub - it will sound better without it and you will not notice much difference without rear fill just more bass

    you can adjust the fader more to the front and turn the sub/bass controler up to compensate for no rear fill

    or just upgrade your speakers at the front
     
  5. madvw

    madvw Active Member

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    If its a bose rear sub, you should be able to just pull the connector out of the sub shouldnt you? I thought it was only the non-bose that you couldn't do that with?
     
  6. steve1975l

    steve1975l Member

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    Yes just unplug the connector. I am sure Andy will be along soon to post the pic again.
     
  7. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    Yes the Bose sub can just be disconnected as it has it's own amp. The non Bose sub is also amping the rears so if you disconnect it then you lose the rears as well.
    The plug is black and clipped to the front of the sub, it's a bit of a pig to unplug though with only room for one hand, you may have tug it away from the sub so you can get 2 hands on it.
     
  8. bouncer--daz

    bouncer--daz A dog is for life....not just for friday nights!

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    Taking the rear light out helps aswell to shed sum light on the situation... only takes 4 bolts. I did this when piggy backing my 2nd amp and sub off the original set up. What ive found is by having the treble set too +5 and the bass too -1 or -2 along side my 2nd sub which is 1000w (note the amp is only turned up half way on the gain as it was too powerful) you get a good all round sound from the standard components with the extra bass on the 2nd sub. Its working fine for me until I get round too upgrading the rest.
     
  9. A3_Turbo

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    Is this what i should be disconnecting?

    Jason
     
  10. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    Yes, that's the baby!
     
  11. A3_Turbo

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    Ok cheers i did that the other day and my brake lights went all weird?
     
  12. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    Remember you need to tape up the connector as it has perm live 12v on it and could stray on to the bodywork
     
  13. A3_Turbo

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    Ah I see! That explains everything then! I disconnected the BOSE and then my brakelights weren’t working at all, If it has a permanent live-wire on it maybe its just blown the fuse for my brake-lights!


    Cheers
     

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