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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by laney, Feb 6, 2012.
Is it best to buy an aftermarket head unit or can
You adapt something to take aux on standard
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Standard units a bucket of **** so your just as well replacing it.
You can get a Connects2 box for about £30 which allows AUX in via the cd changer input
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
I have one of these in my S3 - works fine, keeps the OEM look and the MP3 hides away in the glovebox.
im looking for an OEM set to replace my pioneer, you can purchase a cable from ebay for about £9 for an aux
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
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
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
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
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!
your very sarky!!!! and its the same with peugeot,
do you know everything?
im not gonna argue with you guru
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
on the reverse of the unit is there a yellow / blue / green socket above the power / speaker iso??
just changing convo slightly, do you know how hard it is to fit face lift lights?