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S3 autochanger, replacement

SanityClause May 9, 2004

  1. SanityClause

    SanityClause Member

    I've fitted a few car stereos in the past, in fact I repaired them for many years too.
    Now I'm due to take delivery of my S3 tomorrow, I know it has the standard 6 CD changer.
    I'd much rather have an MP3 capable changer in there (got 10k of the things on the HD).
    The standard head unit in the car is too wide to replace, and I'd rather keep it.
    Has anyone fitted the FM frequency type changer to their car? I think this may be the easiest option, especially if Audi use non standard plugs. Might reduce any wiring I have to do, and the changer display would attach to the dash.
    Any advice welcomed from those who have done this mod.

    Cheers !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Change the HU. FM Modulators are sh*te, the standard HU is sh*te. Buy a new HU that has an Aux in for MP3 players.
    The Audi HU is standard DIN size, it is just the fascia that is wider and there are plenty of fascia adapters to fill the gaps.
  3. adamgroves

    adamgroves Member

    Sanityclause, email or PM me if you'd be interested in selling your audi changer
  4. dunk

    dunk Member

    there are kits available to put the sony 6 disk mp3 changer directly to an audi head but there are problems - mostly because you can only increment the tracks one at a time, and only upto 99 tracks

    each mp3 cdrom can hold a lot more than 99 tracks, but you cant access each separate mp3 music cd, only sequencially go up or down the track list.

    once you get past disk 99 you have to let the rest just play sequencially which may or may not be a problem.

    the phatnoise mp3 system is a hard drive system specifically designed to work with the audi head units - it gives voice readings of your choices and changes the 6 cd disk buttons of the head unit to be able to choose artist, album, playlist etc as well as allowing track up and down, all with the standard head unit. have a look at www.phatnoise.com - you can buy these from audi dealers or ebay
  5. imported_bayliss

    imported_bayliss Guest

    as for the replacement side panels for filling out the facia - I've heard that the seat leon has the same dash?? (and certainly cheaper!)

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