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Old 02-10-2010, 06:32 PM
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Default Does the 2007 A4 have an auxilary jack inside?

Just wondering if my Mp3 player will work inside. I cant seem to find one.
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The only car I know with auxilliary jacks is the Mach 5.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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alot of the fords, bmws and toyotas do
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No. My peeve is my expensive wifes Audi has no jack.

My cheaper VW has one. Same company here. What is wrong with them?
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How expensive is your wife?
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The 2007 models do not have an auxiliary jack, but DO have the capability to add one to the factory radio.

I wired up my own and it cost me about $10 in parts. Here's a very GENERAL overview.

Thing's you'll need:
3 - Audi Repair Wire Female - part #: 000-979-009 http://www.nsxjr.com/partpix/000-979-009.JPG -- buy an extra while you're at it
Audi Radio Removal Tools
(4) Audi radio removal keys - http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_s...ND_42_002.html
Solder, soldering gun, etc... or electrical tape if you're lazy.
1 6ft Miniplug (3.5mm) to RCA cable.
Access to a VAG-COM

If you pull out the radio using the removal keys you can see the wiring diagram. It looks like this:
Click the image to open in full size.

You'll see there are labels for "Aux-L" and "Aux-R". Unplug the harness from the radio and push some new pins (the repair wire with pins attached, they should snap right in) into the holes that line up with what's shown on the diagram.

Also add a new pin by doing the same thing for the "Aux-|||" symbol. This is the ground. You should now have 3 new wires sticking out from your harness. Plug it back into the radio.

Now you can take a standard RCA to mini plug cable and cut the red (right) and white (left) ends off and strip away a generous amount of cable. The inside of the wire is the positive; the metal "shielding" or outside of the wire is negative. Connect the positive of the red wire to the new connection you made on your radio for the RIGHT side; do the same thing with the positive of the left side.

Now you want to connect the negative sides of the white and red (the outside shield) both to the "Aux-|||" wire.

Hook everything back up.

Lastly, you'll need to activate the Aux input through the VAG-COM. Just look around, it's pretty easy to find.

That's it! Now when you press CD twice it comes up "Ext. Source" in the display and you can plug anything you would like in.

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I am thinking of trying this but with a 3.5mm female jack instead of male. I was thinking of mounting the jack in the small compartment above the row of buttons above the radio. I'll have to pull the radio to see what's back there first though. It looks like it would fit a small MP3 player perfectly and hide the jack too.

Click the image to open in full size.

I know you probably didn't take pictures but I would love to see how the repair wires are soldered to the RCA wires. Maybe it'll be obvious after stripping the RCA cables how you would accomplish soldering the Aux ground to the two RCA cable jacket grounds. Did you do some kind of pigtail?

I am curious too if someone can tell me how long the repair wires are? Then I could know how long of a 3.5mm to RCA cable to buy.

Seems like an easy mod that the worst thing you can do is screw up some $10-20 worth of cable.
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So, my thought now is to get something like this:

Click the image to open in full size.

It's a called panel-mount 3.5mm stereo jack. It accepts a mini-headphone jack on one side and then it has a L, R and common ground solder tab on the back. It's threaded so you can just drill a small hole, push the jack through the back and tighten it with a nut. You'd need to solder the three repair wires (or leads to those wires if they aren't long enough). Then you'd get a mini-plug to mini-plug cord to go from the headphone jack into the jack mounted somewhere in the car.

Click the image to open in full size.

This should make a nice clean install. Now I just need to order the parts and see if any of my neighbors has a soldering iron .

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Is there a better place than the dealer to buy these Audi repair wires? Anyone know a good website. I haven't had any luck Googling so far...
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Order?!?! You should be able to pick those up at Radio Shack.
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Order?!?! You should be able to pick those up at Radio Shack.
Hah Hah. My local Radio Shack doesn't even have Cat6 cable and they wanted something like $100 for 50ft of Cat5e. Thank Gawd for monoprice.com. Too bad monoprice doesn't carry Audi parts, eh?

Anyway, I found the Audi repair wires just searching for the part number for $1.74 each. I found the 3.5mm stereo panel jacks on eBay. Now I just need the stereo removal tools. My neighbor's a mechanic so he'll hook me up with the soldering and hopefully, if needed, coding my stereo to use the external AUX.

Now I just need someone who sells a 500GB mp3 player . I did find an Archos Internet Tablet that runs Google Android, has GPS, wifi and plays every video and audio format under the sun. It would be the perfect Car PC without having to build one myself. There's even some different mounts you can buy and a phone charger. Seems perfect except the $350 price tag.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:59 AM
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The 2007 models do not have an auxiliary jack, but DO have the capability to add one to the factory radio.

I wired up my own and it cost me about $10 in parts. Here's a very GENERAL overview.

Thing's you'll need:
3 - Audi Repair Wire Female - part #: 000-979-009 http://www.nsxjr.com/partpix/000-979-009.JPG -- buy an extra while you're at it
Audi Radio Removal Tools
(4) Audi radio removal keys - http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_s...ND_42_002.html
Solder, soldering gun, etc... or electrical tape if you're lazy.
1 6ft Miniplug (3.5mm) to RCA cable.
Access to a VAG-COM

If you pull out the radio using the removal keys you can see the wiring diagram. It looks like this:
Click the image to open in full size.

You'll see there are labels for "Aux-L" and "Aux-R". Unplug the harness from the radio and push some new pins (the repair wire with pins attached, they should snap right in) into the holes that line up with what's shown on the diagram.

Also add a new pin by doing the same thing for the "Aux-|||" symbol. This is the ground. You should now have 3 new wires sticking out from your harness. Plug it back into the radio.

Now you can take a standard RCA to mini plug cable and cut the red (right) and white (left) ends off and strip away a generous amount of cable. The inside of the wire is the positive; the metal "shielding" or outside of the wire is negative. Connect the positive of the red wire to the new connection you made on your radio for the RIGHT side; do the same thing with the positive of the left side.

Now you want to connect the negative sides of the white and red (the outside shield) both to the "Aux-|||" wire.

Hook everything back up.

Lastly, you'll need to activate the Aux input through the VAG-COM. Just look around, it's pretty easy to find.

That's it! Now when you press CD twice it comes up "Ext. Source" in the display and you can plug anything you would like in.

Brian
awesome!

How long did all that take you?
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:08 AM
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1 6ft Miniplug (3.5mm) to RCA cable- where is the best place online to get this?

What is Access to a VAG-COM?

also where did you get this? 3 - Audi Repair Wire Female - part #: 000-979-009
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1 6ft Miniplug (3.5mm) to RCA cable- where is the best place online to get this?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...02&cp_id=10218

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What is Access to a VAG-COM?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAG-COM
http://www.ross-tech.com/

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also where did you get this? 3 - Audi Repair Wire Female - part #: 000-979-009
http://www.genuinevwaudiparts.com/pa...&siteid=214407 or your dealer.

If you want an alternate install, read my posts. That's the way I am going. The jack already has solder tabs. I am ordering everything tonight. I can't imagine this taking very long to install. Probably the biggest PITA will be setting up the VAG-COM on the laptop.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...gh-*Revisited*

BTW, I've never done any of this. This is just what I've learned here and Google.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:09 AM
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Here is a very informative thread on this AUX-Input mod: http://audiforum.us/multimedia/7038-aux-input-12.html
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And, check this out!

http://kufatec.com/index.php?main_pa...oducts_id=1065

I've got an email into them to be sure the pins on the cable fit the Symphony II+. AFAICT from other posts about the VW RNS510, the pins are the same ones on the 000-979-009.
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Has anyone used one of those MP3 / Ipox jacks that attaches to a dummy cassete tape and goes in the stock head unit? MY GTI has an AUX jck and since I didnt want a huge job I had bought the wife one of those FM Modulator Ipod hook-ups. That FM piece was a joke and when it wanted to work there was no quality of sound.

Saw the tape thing at the store and it had me wondering....has it been done?
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Saw the tape thing at the store and it had me wondering....has it been done?
We tried one in our '03 Santa Fe and the tape deck rejected it with the error: "bad tape". It did work in my '93 Integra though with my portable CD player -- back in the olden days.
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Yeah, just wondering if any of the Audi guys have used this tape deck piece before I waste any money.
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http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

is this the one specifically?
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