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Headunit won't turn on? Also won't remove…. Urgent!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by aterro, Dec 24, 2013.

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    aterro Banana Armour

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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Right.
    to cut a long story shorter.

    i went to place the CD changer back into my car ( S3 8L 2001 amk)

    There was no cd changer cable.
    So today i went to the head unit, use the two keys ( the ones that are like this- Below link)

    PC5-93 Audi TT A3 A4 A6 Stereo Radio Release Removal Extraction Fitting Keys | eBay

    now it just will not pull out.

    So i left it, and went home. Then my cd player didn't turn on after trying to get it out with the keys) No lights or no response
    So i got home, removed glovebox for access to the back. but even when pushing it from the back, it just will not budge forward! ( access is tight)

    Then i removed the lower steering panel, access is even worse this side.

    How can i get this out?
    How do you remove the front fascia panel around the headunit?
    or the panels on the outside of the headunit, aircon panels?


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    Any ideas would be great as i need to remove it, and hopefully get it working. My main aim was to check if the cd changer cable was there. Currently connected is a connect2 silver box for aux cable…….
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Checked the fuses?
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    aterro Banana Armour

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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    check the fuse that corresponds with the CD player. Its fine.
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    rupe A3 TQS

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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    You have probably blown the fuse on the back of the stereo itself, I somehow managed to do the same when taking mine out :uhm:
    Those cheap ebay keys are too thin, I made them work by doubling them up and doing one side at a time.
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    I tried doubling them up but then they are to thick.
    When I put the keys in, they don't attach to anything hardly
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Basically. I need to take the dash apart more. How do you remove the sections around the cd unit?
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    rupe A3 TQS

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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    It was a tight squeeze getting them in together, but once I did their was a positive click and it released.I looked at taking the dash apart also as it was driving me round the twist :) but persevered with the keys for a while longer and got it out.
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Fuse had gone in the CD player.

    But why is this wire earthed here :s
    [​IMG]

    And no cd changer wire :(
    If anyone knows the proper route from headunit to rear. Please can you tell me it.
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