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hi everyone

i recently bought an audi 97 A4-1.8T
it has old factory installed stereo. i want to have a cd-mp3 player and improve the interiors. how do i go ahead with it? any websites or any manuals to improve my car's grace??
Any help 'd be appreciated...
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see if there is a phat noise for your car, stock is a good system, and most after market will not fit right..

get a line converter and you can add all the amps and speakers you want..

that is just what i think, i just don't like all those disco in dashes.

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If you're gonna do it, and you have the bose system. You either have to use a line level adapter or switch out the head unit and speakers. I'm doing the latter here soon. Dropping in the new Pioneer AVIC-Z1 head unit. God, it's sweet. Focals all around. And, a custom box in my spare tire well.
 

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thanx guys
I donot knw the about the font speakers..but the rear ones are from NOKIA. !!!!
my radio-cassette player is DELTA.
And I donot know what a Phatnoise is. Sorry bout ignorance but I am totally new to this lingo. But I want to know my car and do my stuff on it myself.
Also, I was wondering is I have any cable in the trunk for cd changer? Although I have looked everywhere in trunk but there's absolutely nothing I could find.

Also, I changed my battery yesterday. I was just scared about the codes... BUT after I installed the battery, the radio dint ask for any code and started right away... Then I also realized a new thing that my radio can start even without the key simply by switching it on. Could there be something wrong?? And what could it be?

Thanx again
 

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Nah, there's nothing wrong with it working without the key. Mine does it as well. It's just a perk. As for the CD changer, you might have to purchase the cable that goes from the deck to the changer. Most of them that didn't come with the option required that piece
 

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OK cool..
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I think I ll get some money in a month....Till then I ll need to find a place where to buy it n stuff and then do it. :innocent:
 

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cool..
thanx
Does someone knw if this delta has the option of playing just the rear/front/left/right sided speakers...
I tried everything but no success...
All the speakers work all time.. :(
 

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Hey. Im new here too, but I joined because I am in the process of adding an Eclipse CD8445 (bought CHEAP on eBay for only $250) H/U, a new pair of rear speakers w/ Amp, and a Sub to be decided upon later.

I am told that there is a dash kit that looks pretty good though I dont know the company that makes it. The item number is 99-9100. The wiring harness isnt too rare either.

Also, if you have the "concert" factory system instead of the "Bose" then the front speakers are powered by the H/U and the rears by a seperate amp. I will be using my factory speakers there and letting the new H/U power them. (Changing them out looks like its a ****)

Does anyone know where I can get an adapter to fit the aftermarket speakers in the factory (square?) cutouts for the rears?

Can I use the 12V turn-on signal to the factory rear speaker amp to power aftermarkets amps? is it a 12V signal?

Anyone else ever done this to their B5? Any suggestions about running wires or any english websites anyone knows about that may help me in doing so?

Thanks!
 

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Dash kit:

http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_sc/stor...RA_99_9100.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-A6-...1QQcmdZViewItem

Front (upgrade from 4" to 5.25") and rear speaker (square adapter) adapters:

http://www.nexxia.co.uk/Speaker_adaptors/audi.htm

The rear amp hanging off the left rear speaker has the following wires on its wiring harness:
1. 12v power
2. Earth
3. Remote on/off for amp
4. Rear left and right line-level in
5. Speaker level out for right rear speaker.

When installing your new amp, you can use the following items off that stock amp harness 3 and 4. Make sure you run your own power line directly from the battery to your new amp (I used 4 gauge but it will depend on your amp/s and its/there current requirements). Ensure you put an appropriate fuse on that new wire within 12 inchs of the battery to protect that wire and your car. You'll have to run an earth to an approrpiae point near your amp. Then run your speaker wires from the amp to the speakers. Hope this is clear.

Lots of people with B5's have upgraded their systems, it's easy and the results can be great. The best site to go to is www.audiworld.com and search.

Good luck with your project.
 

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Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks sooooo much!

People like you reaffirm my faith in internet chat forums. I have a dash kit and proper wiring harness on the way, BUT!

I cant seem to navigate through the turmoil of the audiworld forums for other questions I have like:

How can I figure out what each wire going to the rear amp is by color code?
Are there any step-by-step instructions out there to getting into your console to replace the H/U, getting into the rear deck to replace the rear speakers, etc.?
 

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Just search, answers to all your questions are there.

Here are a few posts that should help:

- Audiworld search: http://search.audiworld.com/search.html

- Wire colours on the stock amp: http://forums.audiworld.com/audio/msgs/49391.phtml http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec74.shtml

- Running 4 gauge wire: http://forums.audiworld.com/audio/msgs/17852.phtml

- General audio install stuff: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.p...er+installation

- Replacing speakers: http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec58.shtml

- H/U removal: The facia around the head unit comes out easily, simply use a small screw drive in each corner and lift. Use some fabric/tape on the end of the screw driver to prevent damaging the plastic. Get yourself 2 x radio removal tools (i used two small nail files) and put them in the slots in the front of the h/u. Then pull on the h/u from the cassette door. Before you know it, its out. It's a 1-2 minute job.

The search function is your friend, learn to use it. Hope this helps.
 

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Yeah, after messing with it a bit I have been able to find more and more....
It was the sheer amount of info there that makes it tough to sift through.

Looks like you linked the most important ones for me, so I hope newbs like myself see this forum and can get quick answers from them too. This really doesent look like its gonna be that tough now.....

Thanks again!

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