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Can-bus emulator

andyg0141 Dec 6, 2008

  1. andyg0141

    andyg0141 New Member

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    Where do i get one? Have looked on ebay and google etc but cant find one??

    Cheers in advance

    Andy
     
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  3. dares_uk

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    Halfords now to can-bus emulators. :arco:
     
  4. AlexStanley

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    What does this allow you to do?
     
  5. dares_uk

    dares_uk Member

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    allows you to take power feeds for sat nav, phone chargers, phone kits etc..
    without throwing out any problems/errors.
     
  6. benr

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    Really?

    I thought it just made the stereo switch off with ignition, dim with lights etc etc
     
  7. dares_uk

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    yeh, there are ways around it too though,
    can just take a feed from a blank fuse holder,
    ie one normally used for rear parking sensors etc.
     
  8. AlexStanley

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    So, to ask a direct question, if I use a Can-bus emulator, can I install a more modern Audi unit in my 8L A3 pre-facelift, and it will all work correctly?
     
  9. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Technically yes, but you still need to ensure the fascia will sit flush and match. Far better to ditch the Matsushita **** and save the £80 on an emulator (that basically does nothing) to put towards a decent HU like a Becker GrandPrix, which looks totally stock but is superior in every way. It even uses the same wiring as the Audi HU.
    http://www.sextonsdirect.co.uk/GP7992_becker-grand-prix-7992-cdmp3wma-tuner.html
     
  10. AlexStanley

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    Yeah - the only thing I don't like about an aftermarket unit is the fact that you have to use those crappy blanking plates which look all plasticy and cheap.

    I have a newer Audi concert radio in the garage which I bought ages ago, which is why I'm interested in the emulator ;)
     

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