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Offline sholdowa

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Adding bluetooth.
« on: July 08, 2017, 05:11:24 pm »
I've got a 2005 JDM A6, to which I would like to add bluetooth. I've been trawling around the net, looking for the right bits, but am confused as to what I have. It was originally a pretty upmarket beast, with the Bose audio, and even a TV - unfortunately not digital!

I would like to get a bluetooth adapter to use my phone as an extra source, but I really am unsure what bits I actually need, or even what hardware is installed!

Here's a photo of the label on the unit in the boot. Can anyone point me towards my options, available upgrades, etc???

Cheers,

Steve

Offline byront8

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Re: Adding bluetooth.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 02:20:12 pm »
That part number points to the radio.

Which is a Japanese unit and [probably doens't pick up full NZ radio frequencies.

If its a 2G unit, then bluetooth control modules have to be mounted under the driver's seat unless i am mistaken. Typical cost is really high as the bluetooth unit is hard to find.

Might be better off looking to retrofit 3G system into the car

Offline sholdowa

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Re: Adding bluetooth.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 03:09:05 pm »
Do you have pointers to how to do this? I've not done this kind of thing before, but with a 12 yo car that's on good nick well specced and probably of zero value, I'd just like to update it a bit. Until petrol cars are banned in 10 years (:

Offline byront8

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Re: Adding bluetooth.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 03:46:38 pm »
This is a good site to start with:

http://audiforum.us/threads/a6-mmi-3g-upgrade.10779/

Adding bluetooth will be around $500NZd, adding a 3G unit wil be double that, but it is still updated by Audi, whereas the 2G isn't

Offline sholdowa

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Re: Adding bluetooth.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 03:55:10 pm »
wow... thought a 3rd party AMI one should work. How niaive I am! Thanks for the reference, something to read tonight.

Offline byront8

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Re: Adding bluetooth.
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 03:56:49 pm »
Also take some pictures of you interior and post them up on Audizine forum, that's the best place to get help on this stuff.

Huge resource pool over there.