02-07-2000, 10:30 AM
If anyone is interested in this cheap upgrade.
It took a while to find out but if you have an A3 with a concert head unit you can but the Panasonic 9060 CD changer (I got mine for £125) and an interface lead (Audi 98P from ICD - £50) and you have instantly saved roughly £200 on the audi standard fit price!
The changer is the same as audi provide but without the logo- you must be careful with the leads however as some do not allow random play.
Phone around for best prices
02-08-2000, 05:12 AM
Great news David .I know that cheaper versions are available in the USA and I was going to check out various friend's travel plans!
I am a bit slow on the technical side--- what's the Audi 98 P lead --- sorry I realize it is an interface but who is this ICD ?
I could live without random play especially for a £200 saving.
02-08-2000, 09:45 AM
ICD is an electronics company that makes interface leads - the 98P is the interface lead that essentially turns a square plug on the CD changer into the round lead found as standard in the left side of the boot in most newish A3s.
I too investigated the possibility of a US player, clair parts will sell the actual audi version which does not require the lead but it is about $260 (about £160)+ shipping of about $100 - so it is not cheap, useful if a mate is travelling there though!
I have an excellent local audio dealer who even had the interface lead in stock, but most UK mail order companies can supply it too - negotiate on price, some wanted £100 for the lead alone.
I've put the link to clair parts below if it is any use..
Model number: 4B0-035-111
02-17-2000, 04:34 AM
I have found out that the 9060 has been discontinued but there should be a few out there hence the good price.Best i've found to date)17th Feb) is £159
9061 is the newest version at £169 so the £159 doesn't look very competitive
Found that Autoleads (Halfords amoungst others) does the leads PC9-305 about £39
www.autoleads.co.uk for list vast numbers of leads ,adaptors and stockists that may be of use .