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Old 01-28-2009, 09:45 PM
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I looked on Audi's web site to see if Audi has a hook-up. I found the following:

"iPod Cable for AMI
Item Number: 4F0051510E
iPod cable to integrate Audi Music Interface (AMI) with your iPod. The main iPod menu will be displayed in the Multi-Media Interface (MMI) screen. The central control **** on the MMI panel, or the multi-function steering wheel controls, may be used to easily navigate through playlists, albums and artists.

Compatible with vehicles 2008 and older with AMI "

Does the above cable work with a 2005 A8?
If yes...it is easy to install?
If no, who makes an aftermarket plug in that works well.

I don't want to go the way of the FM transmitter type, as they sound like s*&t

Thanks
 
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:15 PM
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Yes it works on an 05, and it works very well. But no, its extremely hard to install without specific technical knowledge of the A8's electrical systems.

I don't know of any other cable that is compatible with the A8 besides the factory one, but i could be wrong.
 
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GROM audio offers solutions for ipod connectivity. For my 2000 A8, GROM makes a device that transfers to the CD Changer input and allows me to control playlists (up to six) as if they were CD's (I would have to disconnect my trunk-mounted changer for this feature). The 2005 model likely has a solution as well.
 
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:28 AM
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Yes it works on an 05, and it works very well. But no, its extremely hard to install without specific technical knowledge of the A8's electrical systems.

I don't know of any other cable that is compatible with the A8 besides the factory one, but i could be wrong.
Is this something the dealer can do? How many hours do you think that the job would take?
 
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:54 PM
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Yes the dealer can do it, probably 2-2.5 hours of labor.
 
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:32 AM
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I am new so please bear with me if I unintentionally ask questions that have already been asked or answered. Do you need a new AMI unit or the ipod cable (4F0051510E) is all that is needed to hook up to existing 6-CD changer with Nav/XM sat factory installed radio? Thanks!
 
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:44 PM
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I don't recognize that part number, i would check with the dealer because there have been a lot of scams online about modules that you don't need. If someone online tells you that you need a control module and tries to sell it to you DON'T DO IT! Check with the dealer.
 
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Have the same issue. I want to retrofit my 2005 A8L with factory installed NAV/6CD/XM SAT/Bluetooth and MMI with a back-up camera and ipod interface, but having problems finding a kit/parts for intended project. I checked with GROMAUDIO after reading a post on the forum but I was informed by GROMAUDIO their interface wouldm't work with 2005 A8L with MMI - so I am back to square one! Any Ideas?
 
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