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A5 Soundaktor

orcomma May 20, 2018

  1. orcomma

    orcomma Registered User

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    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
     
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  3. HMG1K

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

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    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
     
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  5. IJB1959

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    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.
     
  6. silo24

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    Can easily be disabled with OBDeleven .

    In fact you can change the volume between 0-100%
     
  7. Mancmilks

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    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?
     
  8. orcomma

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    Drive select "individual" > Right soft key to edit the options
     
  9. Audidave69

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    My B9 diesel doesn’t have this option.
     
  10. Mancmilks

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    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.
     
  11. orcomma

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

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

    20180526_212502.jpg
     
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  13. Mancmilks

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    Yes it is an S line. Very Strange.
     
  14. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  15. Audidave69

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    Pic would be great, mine is 2.0 S line diesel no soundactor
     
  16. orcomma

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

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    Thank you, that would be great
     
  18. orcomma

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    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

    20180530_164801.jpg 20180530_164807.jpg 20180530_164811.jpg 20180530_164814.jpg 20180530_164754.jpg
     
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  19. Audidave69

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    That’s fantastic, thanks again
     
  20. Frizzley

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    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
     
  21. Audidave69

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    Had a quick look and my car has no wiring just two metal lugs where it should be.
     
  22. cuke2u

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    Same with mine...
     
  24. orcomma

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

    Any 190TFSI convertible owners care to check theirs?
     
  25. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    It could be an A5 convertible thing....
     
  26. lada-di-da

    lada-di-da Registered User

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    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.
     
  27. Rocketer

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

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    Mine's a march 2017 build... I guess thats MY17?
     
  29. Audidave69

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    Just noticed OBDeleven has new app to turn it from off to 100% volume.
     
  30. Rocketer

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    Ok, I get my Autel MD808PRO in couple of days so maybe I can turn it up then?
     
  31. SattyAudi

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    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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