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Cd multi changer fitting advice

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by Chadders, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Chadders
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    [Oct 10, 2012]
    Just taken delivery of my A6 which only had a single slot cd what is the easiest & cheapest way to upgrade is it just a case of a straight swap for a multi changer cheers
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Am I too assume its an older A6, year would help mate.
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    If its a C6 and has MMI Basic then it can't be added as the Basic doesn't use MOST.

    If its Basic+ or High then it's a straight swap with no coding.
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Ok thanks it's a 55 reg how do i know if it's basic or basic + the inst manual states "operating inst MMI basic" so may be it's a basic model
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    How many MMI buttons do you have?

    4 or 8?

    If you have 4 it's Basic

    If you have 8 and a central RED screen above the centre air vents you have Basic+

    If you have 8 and a central COLOUR screen above the central airvents you have HIGH.
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    It's got 8 buttons Nav,phone,CDTV,Radio,car, setup,name & info with the central display in red. The CD drive is in the glove box.
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    I'm sorry? all MMI cars in the A6 C6 chassis regardless of type are MOST and can have a 6 CD changer.

    Only difference between MMI basic and basic + is the amplifier. And I've never seen an A6 with MMI Basic, they are all Basic + minimum spec with a red screen.

    So you can have a Basic + A6 with a 4 button panel and MOST, it will just have a single CD radio in the glovebox, but there will be a 9 channel amp in the boot hidden behind the left hand panel.

    Q7's on the other hand tend to be Basic and not Basic + with a red screen, but are still MOST.
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Whoops - I thought Basic+ upwards was MOST.

    You learn something new everyday eh.
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Sorry am I missing something what is MOST & can I fit a multi cd changer or not
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Yes you can fit a 6 CD changer to any A6 C6
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Is it easy to remove & change over? Any special tools knowledge needed?
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Last question I promise !! Can I fit a usb cable to the rear of the unit in order to connect a usb stick with music on it thanks for the advice
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    just audi specific removal keys = PC5-132 Audi Chorus Concert Stereo Radio Removal Extraction Release Keys x 4 | eBay

    you need ami for that - which is only on mmi high but there is probably an aftermarket option availiable
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    [Oct 11, 2012]
    Right first of all, you cannot remove that single CD player at all. It is the MMI headunit, CD player & radio all in one.

    So you can add a 6 CD changer alongside it effectively giving you 7 disks to play from. When you add a 6 CD it will go into component protection and skip every 2 seconds, a dealership or an independant with online access can clear this only, no one else can.

    Also as you have MMI Basic and the AMI is not supported, so the best option for USB/Ipod is the Dension GW500, using this with a 6 CD would give you the best combinations.

    If you want any of these options fitting then give me a shout I have them all in stock.
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