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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2005, 03:01:27 pm »
It's arrived!

yay.

I was looking through the service history and apparently it's been chipped. 225kw upgrade.
the guy i bought it off thought it was standard.

but on the down side, the display in the instrument cluster is poked. doesn't display out side temp or mileage etc. and when it does show stuff like doors open etc there are a few dead pixels.  not a big issue really, but bit of a sh'itter.
anyone have an idea how much a cluster would cost?

oh, it drives real nice.

Maybe have a look on ebay?
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2005, 03:35:06 pm »

but on the down side, the display in the instrument cluster is poked. doesn't display out side temp or mileage etc.


So you can't scroll through the different displays by using the up and down arrows on the end of the right stalk?
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2005, 04:49:57 pm »
So you can't scroll through the different displays by using the up and down arrows on the end of the right stalk?

doesn't show anything. although i haven't tried scrolling. only the warnings etc show on start up and the pixels look scrambled, some are just dead..

i had the speed warning thing come up, it just looks like a really low resolution version of itself.
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2005, 05:49:37 pm »
How are you enjoying the S4?
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2005, 06:30:35 pm »
How are you enjoying the S4?

it's really nice.

feels smoother and more solid than the a4, but funnily enough the a4 feels quicker... i say "feels" cos when i look at the speedo i'm actually going quite a bit faster than the a4, so i'll have to be even more careful around :police:

one thing i'd have to say is the reception from the stereo is crap. can only get ZM and george it just skips past every other station.
is it possible to amplify the reception? i did it for my a4, but was an after market stereo, the s4 has the bose package, so am unsure if it's possible.
but i'm happy listening to the engine for the time being, sounds mean.
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2005, 06:52:23 pm »
it's really nice.

feels smoother and more solid than the a4, but funnily enough the a4 feels quicker... i say "feels" cos when i look at the speedo i'm actually going quite a bit faster than the a4, so i'll have to be even more careful around :police:

one thing i'd have to say is the reception from the stereo is crap. can only get ZM and george it just skips past every other station.
is it possible to amplify the reception? i did it for my a4, but was an after market stereo, the s4 has the bose package, so am unsure if it's possible.
but i'm happy listening to the engine for the time being, sounds mean.


I cant say i have that problem with my 2001 bose system.
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2005, 10:08:46 am »
I cant say i have that problem with my 2001 bose system.

funny story, well, not really ... it's working better now, helps if you read the instructions.
i had some function switched on that would only tune in stations with traffic reports or something.

i'll probably ask some more stupid questions in the future as i fiddle around with all the toys.

oh yeah, here's one ... why are there those little red lamps in light console behind the rearvision mirror?
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2005, 10:17:38 am »
funny story, well, not really ... it's working better now, helps if you read the instructions.
i had some function switched on that would only tune in stations with traffic reports or something.

i'll probably ask some more stupid questions in the future as i fiddle around with all the toys.

oh yeah, here's one ... why are there those little red lamps in light console behind the rearvision mirror?

Was it your RDS that was turned on you Radio?

The red lights in the rearvision mirror maybe sensors to ajust the mirror at night time if a car is following you. Basicly its to stop glare, I maybe wrong but thats what it sounds like to me.
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2005, 10:37:17 am »
The red lights in the rearvision mirror maybe sensors to ajust the mirror at night time if a car is following you. Basicly its to stop glare, I maybe wrong but thats what it sounds like to me.

I thought they were so that it gave a better view of the dashboard at night time. The BMW also had those, but orange.
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2005, 11:18:13 am »
Was it your RDS that was turned on you Radio?

The red lights in the rearvision mirror maybe sensors to ajust the mirror at night time if a car is following you. Basicly its to stop glare, I maybe wrong but thats what it sounds like to me.

it was the "TP" button. i forget what it stands for, but basically just monitors radio networks for traffic bulletins, it'll interrupt what ever you're listening to and switch to the bulletin.
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2005, 11:21:57 am »
I thought they were so that it gave a better view of the dashboard at night time. The BMW also had those, but orange.

dunno, they're weird cos they're not that bright (red light on a black dash doesn't really do much)  i only noticed them when i went to adjust the mirror and my hand had two red beams on it. they seem to angle to the top of the dash, so maybe you're right, but i can't really see any benefit in it.
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2005, 07:01:14 am »
The purpose of those are actually to benefit sight..

the Amber/Red Ambient light allows for eyes to adjust faster in dark environments..scientifically provn

all Ocean Vessels that have charts or plentiful Instruments to read at night usally have a amber/red lighting for the cockpit/wheel house of the
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Re: Well, looks like i've got myself an S4.
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2005, 09:50:18 am »
The purpose of those are actually to benefit site..

the Amber/Red Ambient light allows for eyes to adjust faster in dark environments..scientifically provn

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