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Glovebox ipod connecter help?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Peterhendo, May 3, 2013.

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    [May 3, 2013]
    image.jpg Okay so i put the ipod into this put it falls out wen driving and it doesent even work anyways do i need a cable or anything??
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    Does the connector line up ok & assume you're pressing cd on head unit to play?
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    It goes in but is fairly loose wen i accelerate or brake it falls out and yes pressing cd tried every button nothing happens
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    "do you need a cable" you mean the one that connects the ipod to back of the headunit? YES
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    I mean like put one end of cable into the ipod then plug that onto the connector in glovebox
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    and the connector in the glovebox is connected to the back of the deck?
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    [May 3, 2013]
    Regards the falling out bit - from the factory different little plastic adapters came in a bag that were to add pressure fit to different models of iPod - you've got one inserted in the front of the photo which is probably for a thicker, older model.

    Could just be faulty unit for the other issue, or no connection from the rear to headunit but I'm sure that would be peculiar...
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    Forgot to ask what iPod you are plugging in?
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    Yea back of the deck and its the old ipod video
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    Ipod video should be fine - it's the newer ones that can't be charged etc with that style of iPod adapter
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    Difficulty is that when its in the slot you can't see the screen to tell if the iPod is doing anything. A successfull plug-in results in the audi logo appearing on the iPod screen. An iPod extension cable would be the way to check that out but sounds to me like a duff audi iPod prep
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    Get an iPod extension cable off eBay for next to nothing, that's what I had when I had that iPod connection before I changed it to AMI. Make sure it passes audio though as there are lots of data only ones on eBay.
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