Dec 6, 2008
Where do i get one? Have looked on ebay and google etc but cant find one??
Cheers in advance
Halfords now to can-bus emulators.
What does this allow you to do?
allows you to take power feeds for sat nav, phone chargers, phone kits etc..
without throwing out any problems/errors.
I thought it just made the stereo switch off with ignition, dim with lights etc etc
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.
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?
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.
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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