1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Fitting avic x1r to a4 b5 help

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by frankiejr, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. frankiejr
    Offline

    frankiejr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 8, 2009]
    I have just recently changed cars from a fiat stilo to an audi a4 and am wanting to swap my avic x1r over.

    It was a nightmare getting it out the stilo as it was fitted by an ice specialist. now i have everything out i realise reinstalling it isnt going to be easy going :(

    Anyone fitted one already? i really thought it would be plug and play...
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 30, 2014]

  3. frankiejr
    Offline

    frankiejr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 8, 2009]
    ok in the wires i removed i have found a can bus interface. i am guessing i no longer require that as i dont think the b5 has can bus? can anyone confirm this?
    #2
  4. frankiejr
    Offline

    frankiejr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 8, 2009]
    me again.

    i have just taken the sony stereo out the a4 to have a look and the wiring and found this:

    [​IMG]

    anyone have a wiring guide to show what all of these are for? I can see the rear speaker wires arent in the iso set up so will need to do something about that.:uhm:
    #3
  5. gruf
    Offline

    gruf Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Mar 10, 2009]
    connect the rear spearkers to the sub or rear output on the stereo
    #4
  6. frankiejr
    Offline

    frankiejr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 10, 2009]
    thats how it was set up on the sony h/u. do you know what all the other wires are for though? im confused as to why there are so many?
    #5
  7. AndyMac
    Offline

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Mar 10, 2009]
    The black ISO connector is power (red/blue is perm live, brown is earth and there will be an ignition on live 3rd pin along from earth).
    The brown ISO is just front speakers
    The multi coloured connector is CD changer/DIS/rear pre-outs
    Blue is CD changer
    Green is DIS - display on dash
    Yellow is rear pre-outs to feed the feeble rear amp bolted to the left deck speaker

    You really don't need to use the pre-out part, just wire the rears directly to the new HU as the 2x20w rear amp will be totally overpowered by the fronts running off the HU.
    The big red connector with 2 wires on it is illumination and earth, so that the stock HU dims with the dash lights.
    Here's the original schematic for the stock radio:
    [​IMG]
    B5's aren't CANBUS so you can ditch the emulator.
    #6
  8. frankiejr
    Offline

    frankiejr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 14, 2009]
    Thanks for your reply.

    so the block for illumination i can ignore.

    what is the brown wire for that goes to the black connector?

    the cd changer / dis etc like you say i can ignore.

    all seems good. will post up pics when i have this sorted and in.

    do you know where i can get the speed pulse?
    #7

Share This Page