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Hi guys,

I'm new here so first of all wanted to say hello to everyine.

Hello ;)

Just recently got an A3 sportsback 2.0TDi, absolutely love it (comparing to my previous 99 Focus ;)), there is few things I would love to change/upgrade.

I don't like the Concert system cause it's not very versatile. Was wondering if you guys could recommend any stero or upgrades to Concert (prefer nottingh to invasive).

I would love it to,

1. Connect to my iPhone, over bluetooth or something, but in a way it can read my contact book (it can be USB connection as well)

2. Being able to play mp3 from my iPhone, preferably it would be able to controll the playlist as well.

3. Using the thumbwheels on stering wheel it would allow me to control the iPhone (music, contect list, calls).

4. Would be cool if it could desiplay information on the dash as well as on the unit.

To summarise, I want something that I can plug my iPhone into, and then using thumbwheels fully control it ;)

I know it's a lot of demands but I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking about this.

Any ideas?
 

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Hi mate ! Right i will let you know what i know so shouldnt take long,but not an expert on i-phones or steering wheel controls with it but as mine i have an i-pod connected and if its the same the cd button if its a 6 in dash changer pressed twice switches over to the i-pod so now your cd buttons should become your playlists ie: button 1-dance button 2-RnB button 3-aqua greatest hits and so on,as for the display been shown on the clocks also i dont know if it can be done for sure but there are a few kits on the market offer this so would be worth asking the question.The standard Audi head units are not bad to be honest but depends what your use to
 

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if you have ipod connection, you'll need one of these http://www.scoschedirect.co.uk/product.php?xProd=15373&xSec=1&jssCart=386212a012dee25c9cb91530471a6a24]clicky[/URL] to get your iphone charging...I have one and its great. I use a BT headset and the stereo mutes when a call is coming in..BUT it wont display any details on the DIS
 

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Hello, welcome to the forum.[:D]

If you want full control of your Ipod/Iphone for music you will need the bluetooth module and retrofit the RNS-E along with the Alpine KCE 425i ipod interface.This gives you full control of all your playlists inc track names that come up on the screen. buying from Kufatec though I think they will supply everything you will need to hook up. I am not sure buying it somewhere other than Kufatec you might stilll need to get some wiring I could be wrong though, do your homework.

http://kufatec.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88&products_id=1027

Any other ipod connection gives you basic function i.e it just plays all your music and all you can do is skip tracks, it does not display track names etc.....in a word its cr$p

The interface can be bought through Kufatec (germany) or there is a company HazzyDayz who have a shop through eBay. Its not gonna be cheap!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6_3TdsZEEU

http://www.raysmith.co.uk/KCE-425i/

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alpine-kce-425i.html

http://kufatec.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88&products_id=1028

http://kufatec.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88&products_id=1027
 

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Thanks for the answer. My initial thought was to get the RNS fitted, but then again I would have to fit the bluetooth part as well which would close above 1000 quid.

What I've found is

http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/products/25/121/61/DEH-P8100BT/index.html

It has the stalk control so there is a hope it will work with Audis steering wheel

It has the Sub-display Output, again hope it will be compatibile with A3s DIS

It has bluetooth with phonebook, so you can pair your iphone

it has external iPod connector and is able to control iPods tru the stereo controls.

Start work late tomorrow, may as well go to halfords and be a pain in the ass asking all those questions ;)

Anyone have any experience with it? You guys think it can be all connected the way I want?
 

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Hi thornag , welcome to the forum

at least you have had your question answered, byy the above members, any photos of the motor?
 

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Little, bumb.

I think I will decide to go for the Pioneer Avic series. It's bit pricey so I'm not 100% sure yet but what I know is that I'm gonna have to convert 1DIM to 2DIM somehow.

Anyone done it? Can you recommend any garage around London that could do it nice and clean?
 

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I have the 6cd changer stereo jobby in my car is there anyway of connecting my sub and amp to this as i like the stereo its self i know it has its own sub but i wanna fit my vibe 10" ??
 

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Hi guys,

It looks like I may attempt the conversion myself, the only thing I'mlittle confused with is where do I buy the parts having the correct numbers for them?

I tried to google but no results, should I just call audi and order it from there?
 
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