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Old 01-30-2005, 11:59 PM
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Default A4 Radio Antenna

My radio never worked, I finally want to fix it but I can't locate the antenna wire, that I suspect to be the reason why my BOSE radio does not work. The CD works fine, fuse is ok....You guys have any idea how to reach the antenna?
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:03 AM
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So you've removed the radio and have found no evidence of an antenna wire?
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:06 AM
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Nope, Have to buy those tools to remove the radio, I looked around the ampli in the left side of the trunk, I didn't had much time today, I was looking for informations before starting to look around.
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I'm assuming you mean the horrible reception the Bose radios get. I've got the same one, and there isn't much you can do. AM is the worst. I even tried an antenna booster when I was in Michigan. Bad idea, it created a wicked ground loop problem and I couldn't take the hum. If you do get the keys to take the radio out, it takes about 4 seconds to do. Make sure youou have your radio code before you disconnect the power from the radio. The dealers now charge you 35 buck to get the code for you. I've decided to get Sirius because I'm tired of driving in and out of reception all day.
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Well the antenna is built into the rear window. There is also a antenna amplifier close to the window. There should be a harness that goes from the window up to the radio of course.
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:19 AM
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Well it picks up ONE station, I believe the antenna is broken or disconnected...I have "hissing" static noises on any other frequence.



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I'm assuming you mean the horrible reception the Bose radios get. I've got the same one, and there isn't much you can do. AM is the worst. I even tried an antenna booster when I was in Michigan. Bad idea, it created a wicked ground loop problem and I couldn't take the hum. If you do get the keys to take the radio out, it takes about 4 seconds to do. Make sure youou have your radio code before you disconnect the power from the radio. The dealers now charge you 35 buck to get the code for you. I've decided to get Sirius because I'm tired of driving in and out of reception all day.
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:22 AM
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Great, I'll start checking the rear window removing the rear panel where the speakers are. When I bought the car the WW dealer ( selling also used AUDIs ) could not figure out where th e problem was, and they removed all the panels covering the line from the BOSE in front to the rear seats. I assume that the problem could be closer to the rear window then.




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Well the antenna is built into the rear window. There is also a antenna amplifier close to the window. There should be a harness that goes from the window up to the radio of course.
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:38 AM
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Does your car have tinted windows?
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Old 01-31-2005, 02:14 AM
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No....why?
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i have bad reception too. I have replaced the radio with an aftermarket but it didn't get any better, but i dont really care cause i just listen to my ipod sice i got that new alpine thing.
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Bummer my radio works better then all my friends do. if your car is still under warrinty i would take it back and have audi look at it
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My radio always got great reception but I replaced it with an alpine unit anyways which gets slightly better reception... My guess is the problem is with the booster not the antena...
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No....why?
Metallic types of tint cause bad reception.
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I don't think the blanket statement "Bose terrible reception" is accurate. On my 2005, the radio worked fine for a long time. Then one day whenever cycling the power top, there was a point in the cycle it would cut out. I never related this to anything until one of you said the antenna is in the rear window. Makes perfect sense if the antenna wire flexes with each top cycle, it probably just broke one day.

Also makes no sense to pull the radio or replace it with an aftermarket unit. The new radio won't work any better with a bad antenna connection.

I'm now going to go digging into where it flexes at the window and either splice it or see if the lead can be replaced.
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On my 2005 Cabbie, the antennae are built into the trunk lid. Then upon further examination the cable was broken inside the harness on the left lower corner of the lid.

THere is a guy on Youtube that has a video on this. It was fairly easy to see where the break was once I took all the cables out of the boot. The cable flexes really easily where it's broken with no center conductor support.

I ended up just splicing the cable and probably lost a few DB of signal but it works well again and I sure didn't want to go through hours of work stringing a new cable all the way to the radio. No wonder the dealership gets so much money to fix this problem.
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Where exactly in the rear window is the antenna cuz my radio is complete static but tge speakers work great with my ipod and i have an 03 audi a4
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:59 PM
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Before you go chasing the antenna in the rear window, take a close look at your trunk lid's wiring harness. There are all sorts of antenna connections under the cover and in my case with the same symptoms as yours, the problem was in the harness that has to bend each time the trunk lid is opened or closed. From what I've read, it's a COMMON problem with the A4.
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