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Head unit

laney Feb 6, 2012

  1. laney

    laney Member

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    Is it best to buy an aftermarket head unit or can
    You adapt something to take aux on standard
    Unit?
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Standard units a bucket of **** so your just as well replacing it.
     
  3. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You can get a Connects2 box for about £30 which allows AUX in via the cd changer input
     
  4. Danman1

    Danman1 Thorough noob

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    I had an after market head unit in my S3, replaced it with an original because it was better in my eyes. However the after market one is a Sony explod which had a 3.5 mm aux jack on the front. £40 if you want it. Like new, with wiring to go into an 8l a3/S3

    Dan
     
  5. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these in my S3 - works fine, keeps the OEM look and the MP3 hides away in the glovebox.
     
  6. stumpy83

    stumpy83 one legged wonder

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    im looking for an OEM set to replace my pioneer, you can purchase a cable from ebay for about £9 for an aux ;)
     
  7. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Those cables are just a cable, which will be useless on its own, you need a box of electronics that simulate the CD changer otherwise the HU will just ignore the connection
     
  8. stumpy83

    stumpy83 one legged wonder

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    the lead im thinking dosent need any box it will connect via the blue mini iso socket at the back of the unit which will give you a direct aux
    and you control the music via your external device
     
  9. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Ahh the magic lead yes I forgot about that one. And how do you select the mini blue ISO socket as a valid source with no CD changer connected to it?
    As said you need a Connects2 or similar to emulate a CD changer so that the HU then allows you to select the CD input as a valid source
     
  10. stumpy83

    stumpy83 one legged wonder

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    well i know it works so thats ok for me ;)
    the stereo thinks its connected to a cd changer, the apporpriate pin is grounded which fouls the head unit to think its the changer then allows the (LEFT / RIGHT) input to act as an aux input
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  11. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow think how annoyed Dension, xcarlink & Connects2 will be when they find out. All that R&D replicating a databus and all they had to do was ground a single pin!
     
  12. stumpy83

    stumpy83 one legged wonder

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    your very sarky!!!! and its the same with peugeot,
    do you know everything?

    im not gonna argue with you guru
     
  13. laney

    laney Member

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    One problem guys mine doesnt have a cd player, i like the unit thats in now so wanted to keep it but
    if to much hassle il buy aftermarket
     
  14. stumpy83

    stumpy83 one legged wonder

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    on the reverse of the unit is there a yellow / blue / green socket above the power / speaker iso??
     
  15. laney

    laney Member

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    just changing convo slightly, do you know how hard it is to fit face lift lights?
     

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