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Old 01-12-2009, 10:38 AM
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Hi all

i have just changed the stereo in my 2007 a3 and put in a kenwood double din.

I got the twin fakra aerial connector plugged it in and it fitted fine, one problem is that i have no radio reception.

This adaptor is meant to be an aerial turn on cap to tell the factory aerial to turn on, unfortunately this does not work. I believe the aerial is turned on by can bus.

is this true and does anyone know how to cure it?

Thanks Paul
 
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:26 AM
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Paul,

Have you figured out the cure for poor radio reception in your 2007 A3? I installed an Eclipse AVN 7000 head unit in my '07 A3 and have the same problem.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:50 AM
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why to take a chance, Just go to the dealer from where u bought this system from.
 
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:24 AM
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Actually, had the system installed by one of the top installers in the U.S, but there is something quirky with the antenna. He did an amazing job and the sound quality and performance are amazing when I listen to CD/DVD/iPod. Unfortunately, I couldn't leave the car with him longer since I was moving to San Francisco from L.A..

My system is featured in this article (the dark grey A3, not the white one) :

http://motormusicmag.com/news/151/20...ory-Style.html

I spoke to an electronics engineer at Audi and he had heard of an issue with the '07 and was going to check into it for me. Haven't heard anything yet.
 
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:25 AM
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The aerial on the new audis runs on 150 ohms and therefore all current aerial adapters don't run on this ohm-age.

Dietz have now made an adapter to suit this new type of aerial, the dietz part no is 8553 which goes to the new little fakra plug for the car. this needs the usual remote lead and has the blue wire coming out of the aerial adapter.

happy listening

http://www.caraudio-versand.de/shop....=art&id=111810

http://www.superdeal.sk/dietz-8553.p73549.html

http://cgi.ebay.it/Dietz-8553-Phanto...mZ220294968385

just a few links to help you on your way.
 
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