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Parrot and SOT-1103

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    Hi

    I had this on my to-do list for quite a while. Got a MKi 9100 months ago and wanted to fit it myself. Finally found the correct harness SOT-1103 which I purchased for £45. This is a new harness which supersedes SOT-1002hb so it covers half-amped quadlock and fully-amped BOSE systems. I have an AUDI A3 2007.

    Luckily I already had an ignition feed running from the fuse box in the previous hands-free installation so I wired everything up (from what sense I could make of the instructions) - I am a novice car electrician btw.

    What I found was that I got it all working, but the rear sound doesn't seem to be affected by the Parrot. I can stream music from my phone via bluetooth but it only plays through front-speakers and it does not cut the radio out, so I have radio coming through rear speakers and streamed music through front...

    Something tells me I have wired it up wrong. Before I have another bash I was wondering if anyone has any good guides for wiring a harness with Parrot? The instructions aren't really good for novices (and yes I know it recommends a car audio specialist) but I think I am close to sorting it myself.

    Any help would be great! Thanks
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    Is yours Bose? - I assume not.

    I doubt you are going to get sound from the rear speakers since, as I understand it, the Parrot works by switching it's own amps in place of the speaker output of the headunit - this is fine except the speaker level output for the rears is from the amp in the sub which is in the boot. Somewhere in what you have will be a wire that mutes the radio though - and that's what's not happening now - I have an oldr parrot (and older Audi) but form memory mine was orange (from the Parrot harness) - you need to find that and ensure it's connected to the correct pin on the quadlock.

    Parrot instructions and pinout (what pin is for what) for the quadlock are googleable.
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    SOT Leads Audi

    Get a lead off here like I did. All you do is plug it in and the kit fully works throughout. It entirely replaces the loom that comes with the parrot kit too. I returned my SOT lead for one off this site and there is no hassle at all. Works off the CD changer button on mine.
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    Some Audi cars have half amp systems it sounds like you have not fitted it properly
    what radio is in your car ?
    does it have bose on the front door speaker covers ?

    Mark procarkits
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    Its a simple solution. U need to trace back the mute lead from the parrot loom and plug this in to the corresponding wire on the SOT Lead. Its either white yellow or brown i think for the parrot side and if i remember right its yellow or white on the SOT depending on which part u have exactly. Once you've done this it mutes the feed to the amp when you use the parrot. If that still doesnt work take some pics of ur wiring and post it
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    Thanks for the advice guys. It's a non-bose rear-amped.

    Sidhu88, I did what you suggested and it did the trick. Mute is working fine now and sound is coming through all speakers.

    I had considered getting the alternative lead from Justcarkits however it requires wiring through CD Changer/AUX? Which I have read is meant to sound better than Parrot amp.
    However, I am happy enough with the sound coming through with this SOT-1103 lead. It sounds pretty much same, if not better, than the Audi amp... and I'm not sacrificing my CD Changer port.

    I now have another problem! Because of all the extra cabling which I stuffed behind the HU, it won't fit back into the slot properly. I used some force and got it back in but it's bulging slightly at the bottom. I have tried removing it again to have another go but it seems to be stuck! I have managed to put in 3/4 radio removal keys (off ebay) but the last one (bottom right) will not go in :'(

    Does anybody have any advice on how to unstuck my radio?
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    Ok panic over. I managed to take the head unit back out. Just had to apply mote force to get the last key in.

    Can anyone give me tips on how to store all the wires behind the HU? I have the parrot cables as well as the sot-1103. It's a jungle back there!
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    I normally pull the glovebox out and put some of the cabling behind that
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    Thanks. I'll give it a try.

    Another question on the cable for iPod/Usb connection. Where do ppl
    normally drill the hole for that? I would like to have it come from below
    the stereo so it's near the gear stick but not sure how to pull it through.
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    I go with one of two places dependent on the customer. If they're ok with it I will drill through into one of the compartments on the glovebox and feed the cable through then use the grommet thing on the lead to hold it in place nice and neatly. If not and if they have it, i'll feed the cable through to the passenger footwell and then leave it in the netted storage pouch thing.
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    Dont pull the glovebox right out (i.e disconnect stuff) or you'll need Vagcom?VCDS to reset the airbag light (if you disconnect the switch -even if you put it back).

    I pulled a piece of trim off (had to leave it off) in the recess above the ashtray in the console and fed the ipod wire through - not neat but no-one can see back there.
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