Last post on Nov 08, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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#26 of 35 A4 Satellite Radio
Dec 20, 2009 (7:08 pm)
I just signed up for a new 2010 A4 lease and anticipate picking up the vehicle by Christmas...my understanding is that the car comes pre-wired with satellite radio -- a few questions:
1. Does Audi provide a trial period for the satellite radio service (e.g. 3 months free)?
2. If I already have satellite radio in another car (a Lexus), would I be able to provide XM with the radio ID for the Audi satellite radio and pay an incremental 2nd radio monthly fee as opposed to an entirely separate account?
Thanks for your input.
#27 of 35 Radio Reception - A4 Convertible
Feb 21, 2010 (11:04 am)
I lost radio reception (AM and FM) in my 2005+ A4 convertible this week for a few days; now it's back. Who knows what caused this - maybe a short in the antenna? I never lost my satellite radio reception during this time.
I was planning to have the dealer check it out a day this week, but now that it's working again, guess I should wait for it to happen again. The dealer guy said that the antenna is not in the windshield, as I'd assumed, but within some trunk wiring.
#28 of 35 Re: Radio Reception - A4 Convertible [eddie650]
Mar 23, 2010 (5:50 am)
I am having the same problem with the radio of my 2003 A4 1.8T Audi Cabriolet. When I got in my car last Friday morning, I had no radio reception. After the tuner went around the dial 4 times, it finally found a single station. The dealer said it was a wiring problem (in the trunk) and would take some time to troubleshoot. Since they already had me for $1100 (purge valve and oil gasket (and they are replacing the ignition coils under recall), I told them not to proceed. Suppose this could be fixed by a stereo-install shop?
#29 of 35 Re: Radio Reception - A4 Convertible [llogique]
Mar 23, 2010 (3:05 pm)
you may have a bad antenna recevier is in truck of vehicle it is a flat black module control the stereo system.
#30 of 35 Re: ipod does not work with Audi Symphony stereo I recently bought a used 2008 [jimlindsey]
Aug 26, 2010 (7:27 pm)
I have the same problem, anyone have an answer?
#31 of 35 Re: ipod does not work with Audi Symphony stereo I recently bought a used 2008 [robbieusa]
Aug 27, 2010 (5:59 am)
In my 2008 Audi TT, the ipod runs off the module for the satellite radio.This module was faulty.It was faulty.They popped in a new one and solved the problem. iReplacing the module is simple
#32 of 35 2003 A4 Audi Radio Issues regarding a "Phone" display
Oct 21, 2010 (8:47 pm)
I have had the car for about 8 months now (it has about 80000 miles on it now) and Ive had no problems with this car at all. But lately, the radio and speakers have been on the fritz. It always started by just displaying "Phone" on the radio's display and it wouldn't let me do anything else on it (pushing any of the buttons on the radio didn't do squat). Usually I was able to turn the vehicle off and the radio would work again and stop showing that Phone message. But as of the past 5 to 6 days or so, It won't work at all! I am able to push the Load button and put CD's in and stuff, but the minute I push CD or FM on the head unit it goes strait back to displaying PHONE and won't play music. I didn't even think this model has phone capabilities. Is there any type of reset button on the head unit Im missing? Has anyone else had this problem? Any input would be SOOO Appreciated!! Or do I just need to get a new radio (which I don't really want to spend the money to get one)? Thanks for all the help to who all responds!!
#33 of 35 Re: : New Audi owner needs help with a couple of questions [jimbodtx]
Dec 10, 2010 (6:48 pm)
#34 of 35 Re: 2003 A4 Audi Radio Issues regarding a "Phone" display [blacklotus]
Sep 11, 2012 (12:46 pm)
Did you get your radio out of Phone mode? Mine's doing that now thanks to the sugar-water industry.
#35 of 35 To source part for a faulty audio unit
Nov 08, 2012 (9:37 am)
Mine one a 2002 A4, audio unit developed a fault which drain on battery. It needs to be replaced. The part is 8E0057195, do I have to use this part (costs a small fortune) supplied by dealer or any Audi audio head that 'can fit in the slot' will work? How about 3rd party generic parts? I read report said the on-board computer may complain (as in here: non original audio )
Any advice appreciated. Thanks