Wireless Charging Retrofit

Shaheen

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I did - and it works perfectly. I bought the charging pad on eBay and the cable harness and coding dongle from Kufatec. I would imagine that anybody with VCDS could do the coding without the dongle. The Kufatec wiring does not include an aerial wire to the roof aerial, but assumes that you mount an extra aerial on the right side behind the rear bumper.

I did put the amplifier in the back, but haven't had the time to install the extra aerial just yet. I don't imagine that the difference in signal strength is that significant though.
Hi mate,
I have installed the phone box with signal amplifier and antenna, wiring done as per Elsa, but I am not sure it is working or not,
Could you please tell me where we have to change in coding!!!
 

strandgaard

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I used the coding dongle from Kufatec, and i would say that it set these bits:

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If you leave the phone on the charging mat for an hour, the phone will get pretty hot - meaning that it is charging.
 
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Shaheen

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Hi,
Thanks for the quick reply,
Mine is phone box with out wireless charging.
1) Don’t we need to on Bit 1 —Antenna base plate installed ?
2)Can you tell the Fakra cable connection done is correct
 

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strandgaard

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In that case, i would uncheck bits 0 and 5 and check bit 1.
The antenna coupling connections look right.

I don't know how to check if your phone is connected to the external antennas - sorry.
 

Shaheen

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Hi mate,
Please see the attached picture, which shows the opposite of connection,Black connector is connected to Antenna ,
Confused now,
As per kufatech,Could you please tell me black connector goes to phone box and claret violet goes to External Antenna, is it correct ?
 

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mulder85

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I did - and it works perfectly. I bought the charging pad on eBay and the cable harness and coding dongle from Kufatec. I would imagine that anybody with VCDS could do the coding without the dongle. The Kufatec wiring does not include an aerial wire to the roof aerial, but assumes that you mount an extra aerial on the right side behind the rear bumper.

I did put the amplifier in the back, but haven't had the time to install the extra aerial just yet. I don't imagine that the difference in signal strength is that significant though.

If I wanted to install it as "phone box Light", meaning without any wiring to aerial, what are the minimum steps in terms of wiring, to ensure the MMI sees it as original equipment?
 

Buck

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Anybody wanting a genuine wireless cradle/charging pad, I have one for sale. (without cables)

It’s on eBay but let me know and I can give you the details.
 

strandgaard

Registered User
If I wanted to install it as "phone box Light", meaning without any wiring to aerial, what are the minimum steps in terms of wiring, to ensure the MMI sees it as original equipment?
I would make a single wiring harness.

The black 6 pin connector to the charging pad is called T6bt

Pin 1 goes to fuse SC2 in the left side of the dash (at least on a LHD car) Or you could just take this on the navigation unit
Pin 2 goes to pin 5 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 3 goes to pin 11 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 4 is ground

That should do it.....
 
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mulder85

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Thanks a lot, that's really helpful. I am really a n00b, so I would need to find the courage to do such electrics work on the car. Which one of those 4 is power?How does the qi get the necessary power?

I have seen some cheap copies on ali but it looks like they simply hijack the cigarette lighter for independent power and no other cables are involved? I suppose those would have no communication with the MMI whatsoever (for charging/forgetting notifications)?

I would make a single wiring harness.

The black 6 pin connector to the charging pad is called T6bt

Pin 1 goes to fuse SC2 in the left side of the dash (at least on a LHD car) Or you could just take this on the navigation unit
Pin 2 goes to pin 5 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 3 goes to pin 11 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 4 is ground

That should do it.....
 

strandgaard

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Pin 1 is permanent 12V and 4 is ground.
 

mulder85

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Hey @strandgaard , sorry to bug you with my noob questions. I have some trouble finding the t6bt connector on the internet. All my searches bring nothing back. Do you happen to know a good link from where to buy it? Also, what kind of wire is advised for the harness? Specific gauge, etch?


Pin 1 is permanent 12V and 4 is ground.
 

strandgaard

Registered User
No problem.
But i am not much help this time.
I bought my wiring loom from Kufatec in Germany, and the connector is part of that loom. The wires are 0,35 square mm's - don't know how much that is in gauge.
See your local Audi dealer and have them look it up in the spare parts catalogue.
 

strandgaard

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mulder85

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Thanks a lot, you are awesome! I think based on all the valuable info you have shared, I will collect all the electrics/parts required from ebay/ali/whatever and have a go at it myself, as the local car electricians really hesitate to tell me if this is doable(doubt they have ever done it). Since I am interested in the "phonebox light" implementation with just the 4 wires for charging/notification, I think it would be a shame paying Kufatec 110 euros for the wiring loom. Although I assume the instructions manual came in very handy....?

One last thing, did you use a "piggyback" fuse cable and added it to the phone fuse input(SC2)?


I just had a second look.

The connector is 4B0971978B and the corresponding pins (2 pins with with 0,5 m wire in between) are numbered 000979009E

Connector - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000160922800.html
 

strandgaard

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I added it to the correct fuse position using a Junior Power Timer pin.
 

strandgaard

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SC2 can supply different contri
ollers beside "J1146 Charging unit 1 for mobile devices" - could be J676 chip card reader, R215 external multimedia unit, R126 Telephone bracket. If you have either of these, it will be occupied. I would solder the wire to the fused wire on the back of the fuse holder.

R199 - Connection for external audio sources (Smartphone interface) is SC5

But they are all fixed 12V so you can use any vacant position.
 

mulder85

New Member
Perfect. Thanks again. I will open the box and act according to whether it is occupied or not. Wouldn't it be better to use a piggyback so that an actual fuse can be connected for a proper circuit-breaker?That's if it is possible to pass the cable to the front(facing) side of the fuse box....

SC2 can supply different contri
ollers beside "J1146 Charging unit 1 for mobile devices" - could be J676 chip card reader, R215 external multimedia unit, R126 Telephone bracket. If you have either of these, it will be occupied. I would solder the wire to the fused wire on the back of the fuse holder.

R199 - Connection for external audio sources (Smartphone interface) is SC5

But they are all fixed 12V so you can use any vacant position.
 

mulder85

New Member
Hey @strandgaard , is there by chance any "official" document where this specific wiring you mentioned is shown? I just want to make sure I have the correct information, as I have now collected all the materials and planning to go ahead with it soon. Thanks.

I would make a single wiring harness.

The black 6 pin connector to the charging pad is called T6bt

Pin 1 goes to fuse SC2 in the left side of the dash (at least on a LHD car) Or you could just take this on the navigation unit
Pin 2 goes to pin 5 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 3 goes to pin 11 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 4 is ground

That should do it.....
 

strandgaard

Registered User
There is an official wiring diagram for sale (7 euro) at erwin.audi.com

And when i checked, i found a small error in my previous description. It should be:

From the black 6 pin connector

Pin 1 (+12V) goes to fuse SC2 in the left side of the dash (at least on a LHD car) Or you could just take this on the navigation unit
Pin 2 (Can - L) goes to pin 7 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 3 (Can - H) goes to pin 1 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 4 is ground
 

mulder85

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Thanks a lot for spending the time to go have a second look at it. I really appreciate the updated information.
Considering that the quadlocks are notorious for having very short leash/give, do you have any tips for getting enough space to work on the quadlock?

There is an official wiring diagram for sale (7 euro) at erwin.audi.com

And when i checked, i found a small error in my previous description. It should be:

From the black 6 pin connector

Pin 1 (+12V) goes to fuse SC2 in the left side of the dash (at least on a LHD car) Or you could just take this on the navigation unit
Pin 2 (Can - L) goes to pin 7 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 3 (Can - H) goes to pin 1 in the gray connector T12n in the Quadlock to the navigation unit
Pin 4 is ground
 

strandgaard

Registered User
You need to remove the glove compartment and navi unit. That gives you plenty of give.
 
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