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What Audi OE radios will fit A3 other than a Concert?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by VAGMAN1, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. VAGMAN1
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    [Mar 13, 2006]
    the volume control is playing up and doing my head in! I want something of equal standard to a Concert - is it my only choice?
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    Yes pretty much, no other HU's could equal the standard of the Concert (they're all better!)
    And make sure the replacement is from an A3/S3 as the fascia can be slightly different on Concerts from TT's
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    so what other radios do Audi produce that will fit an A3 and do not suffer with the volume knob problems?
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    [Mar 13, 2006]
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    the volume control is playing up and doing my head in! I want something of equal standard to a Concert - is it my only choice?

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    I take it you are talking about the Concert Mk1 radio cassette???

    Why not replace it with the Concert single DIN CD player - you can pick one up on Ebay for a decent price.......
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    so what other radios do Audi produce that will fit an A3 and do not suffer with the volume knob problems?

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    in the post with the full explanation of the problem, it seemed to hint that the later model OEM headunits didn't suffer from the volume problem.... can't say for certain though...
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    I read that it was the Concert 2 which has the volume knob/bad chip sorted, but does this only fit the new A3?
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    It can be fixed but it is expensive...
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    Concert 2 will fit but need to check sizes the following is some details I have found on ebay.
    Standard Concert with cassete is 220mm x 58 mm
    8e 0035 86 d 8E0035186J 235mm x 65mm silver strip

    8Z 0057 186GX



    8B0 035 186 Q 220mm across the top and 58mm bose system
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    [Nov 28, 2006]
    The following website describes the Concert Volume problem it can be fixed but will cost you £80 from OE Electronics in Swindon.
    http://www.erta.ru/review/chorus-problem_eng.shtml
    Be careful some Concert 2 models have different size front panels.
    The following site is a good source of data.
    http://www.ibiblio.org/tkan/audi/radios/
    I believe the Concert 2 radios have the problem fixed.
    If you buy from ebay check the size and if it is Bose or not.
    Hope this helps

    :blackrs4:
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    I thought the Concert 2 CD players have different wiring, if they are to fitted into older S3s? I may be wrong of course, but when I was researching this a couple of years ago, I just plumped for a nice Sony CD headunit instead.
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