A5 Soundaktor

orcomma

Registered User
Having a gander under the bonnet I found the Soundaktor, behind the passenger side flip up panel on the scuttle board beneath the windscreen.

Has anyone tried disabling it? Mine's only the 190 TFSI - I think the "V8" sound is a bit silly. Very tempted to unplug and see what happens
 

HMG1K

Registered User
Tell me more! Awaiting my 2.0 TFSI in July. Is there a box that makes the 190 growl beefer than is normal?
 

orcomma

Registered User
Yes indeed, you can configure the sound level in the drive select "individual" mode

To be honest it's not that obvious, just a bit more growly with engine sound in dynamic mode... I just wonder if it's overkill
 

IJB1959

Registered User
Really??, I thought they were just confined to the VW Golf R....what could be worse than a fake exhaust sound.....its like having 'go faster stripes'. Unplug it and save the embarrassment.
 

Mancmilks

Registered User
Yes indeed, you can configure the sound level in the drive select "individual" mode

To be honest it's not that obvious, just a bit more growly with engine sound in dynamic mode... I just wonder if it's overkill

I have checked in the drive select menu and i cant see an option to change sound setting on engine?

Can you explain how this is done?
 

orcomma

Registered User
I have checked in the drive select menu and i cant see an option to change sound setting on engine?

Can you explain how this is done?

Drive select "individual" > Right soft key to edit the options
 

Mancmilks

Registered User
Drive select "individual" > Right soft key to edit the options

So when I go into that and press the soft key I have two options one is “engine/gearbox” the itger is “steering” I can change them both to dynamic but apart from that I have no option for sound levels etc? I’m in a 190 s tronic TFSI.
 

orcomma

Registered User
So when I go into that and press the soft key I have two options one is “engine/gearbox” the itger is “steering” I can change them both to dynamic but apart from that I have no option for sound levels etc? I’m in a 190 s tronic TFSI.

Is yours S-Line? Maybe the soundaktor is convertible only.

Photo of mine (190 S Tronic TFSI S Line 2017 March build convertible)

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cuke2u

Registered User
Not heard of this being fitted for the 2.0l petrol 190ps engine. Certainly the A4's don't have this, could you take a picture of the soundaktor please orcomma?
 

orcomma

Registered User
Certainly will do @Audidave69 and @cuke2u - when I finish work later today! Watch this space.
 

orcomma

Registered User
Apologies for the delay - I've taken one of my engine code for reference, one of the soundaktor up close, and a few of the bay to show where it is located

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Frizzley

Registered User
The list of fuses in the owners manual includes one for a sound actuator / exhaust noise system. Might be a quick way to check if there is one on the car even if you can’t see it or adjust it
 

cuke2u

Registered User

orcomma

Registered User
Wonder if mine is a mis-build? or maybe it's a convertible only thing?

Any 190TFSI convertible owners care to check theirs?
 

cuke2u

Registered User
It could be an A5 convertible thing....
 

lada-di-da

Registered User
I have a 190 TFSi Convertible, but Manual and I checked and mine does not have one. I can just see the two mounting points where orcomma's is.

It doesn't sound like it has one either, only exhaust sound which I can barely hear with the roof up.

Mine is MY18.
 

Rocketer

Registered User
I have it on a SB 252 TFSI but it doesn’t sound so much just a little growl.
 

orcomma

Registered User
Mine's a march 2017 build... I guess thats MY17?
 

Rocketer

Registered User
Ok, I get my Autel MD808PRO in couple of days so maybe I can turn it up then?
 

SattyAudi

Registered User
Hello,

I've got a A5 2.0TFSI 190 Coupe Manual (July 2017 Build). I've had a look under the bonnet and I've got the Soundaktor in my car and I've also got the option for sound in MMI. I've tried it and can't tell the difference when its on dynamic mode.
 
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