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Old 01-07-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default AUDI OEM ipod adapter install..>>

Saturday morning project:

Audi ipod adapter Part No.: 8E0-051-444

extra cables hmm...

WRONG cable for Concert II (that would have been too easy!)

CORRECT cable for Concert II... nope, no socket there

ipod cable

wire ties (how nice of them) and the adapter

note: my $5 radio removal tools from 42draftdesign didn't quite do the trick
autopsy later showed that even when fully inserted they're not long enough to 'click' in the latch. They depressed fully but I couldn't use them to pull out the radio.... a couple of flat blades did the trick!

this bigger socket is what we need... bye bye CD changer!

good to note how things used to be before taking apart (you never know!)

to get all the wires out you have to unlock (push out) the purple-ish tab on the side of the socket (not really clear from 'ikea-like' instructions)

pulling out didn't work in my case but a forceful push with a scredriver did the trick.. one at a time!

i decided to put the ipod in the center console... with the car out of warranty and all the horror stories here about broken latches ($$$) I thought not to tempt fate and stay away from the glovebox
pulled out the switches and drilled an opening for the cable in the back

snaked the cable through


even though you really can't see the hole I didn't like it 'gaping' so
I cut a small hole in a rubber plug (just big enough for the cable) and now it looks more 'finished' with no gaps or openings.. also keeps the cable nice and tight

connected the adapter

sheesh.. now the hard part!
put THOSE wires... in THAT socket



with some close-ups for future reference

remember to push the red locking tab back in!

without too much force and without pulling the wires out!

tuck in the adapter neatly out of sight

SAFE... ok my code was... SAFE
ok let's see... CDC...omg... it works!

gratuitous AUDI logo on ipod

and you can do random!

everything works as expected.. can access playlists FF/RW/SKIP

backlight times out as before and any press will bring backlight on but all controls are disabled

I really don't miss seeing the ID3 tag info
It does display on the ipod however

... out of sight

worth the $ imo but a bit of a PITA to rewire the socket
amazing sound quality (over FM-transmitters) and very convenient OEM integration with (somewhat) lower cost than icelink

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Old 01-07-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:00 PM   #4
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Default Nice write up, so to install it takes the place of the CD changer?

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Old 01-07-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:07 PM   #6
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Default Does this work with the older head units with tape deck?


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Old 01-07-2006, 02:30 PM   #8
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Default Nice job... makes me appreciate how mediocre I am at mod's like this.


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This and the Denison can work with 5 playlists. If you have more than 5 playlists on your iPod how does it select which 5 to access?
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