View Full Version : Question about 01 A4 radio

02-24-2005, 10:42 PM
Can i replace the stock deck in my 01 a4 with an aftermarket deck? if so, whats needed?

my factory radio just died, and if possible, i prefer to replace it with an aftermarket deck.


Edit: anyone have a 'How to' on how to remove it? does our factory deck have AV inputs? (or the adapter ive read about somewhere... ) if i replace it, ive been wanted to hardwire a ipod to it.. ive seen several discussions about doing it, but all involve the icelink or blitzsafe...

02-24-2005, 10:50 PM
I believe you need to fabricate some sort of metal sliver to insert in the radio to pop it out. I have heard you can make them out of the piece of metal from a metal hanging folder.

02-25-2005, 06:02 AM
Audi dealers also have the real tools for about $10.

02-25-2005, 06:10 AM
The can also be fabricated out of medite.

02-25-2005, 06:40 AM
You might be able to use this.


Auto toys (http://www.autotoys.com/x/catalog/AUDI_A4_2002_RADIO_DASH_FIT_KIT_DOUBLE_DIN_p_2465. html)

02-25-2005, 07:02 AM
i bought an aftermarket deck from crutchfield and they included the tools to remove the OEM headunit.

I don't know about the BOSE system, but on the non BOSE, you need an adaptor for your rear speakers (because they're amped) i think the PN is PAC-OEM and they're like $40.

the other drag is, because you need that adaptor, you can't use the VAG wiring harness for the new deck. You have to hardwire and crimp or solder the connections. I have a write up on AZ as to what wires hook up to what. search "headunit" with "fanuvbrak".

i know people have ahd issues with crutchfield, but i was very happy with my experience with them. especially tech support, who basically walked me through the installation.

02-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Try this too.

Facia (http://www.audiotechnik-dietz.de/pdf_DIETZ_AGR_2003/260.pdf)

www.cardomain.com (http://www.cardomain.com/item/SOUIECABS18)

This 1/8" thick ABS plastic sheet is great for making trim rings, custom installation kits, or anything else you can imagine. Can easily be cut or heat-molded to shape. One side is smooth, for a mirror-like finish, while the other side has a factory matched subtle texture. One 12" x 12" black ABS sheet.

02-25-2005, 11:16 AM
I had a stereo shop fab up a holder for my Alpine.

02-25-2005, 06:16 PM
That looks pretty good. They wrap it with padded vinyl or something? Looks cushioned.

02-25-2005, 07:17 PM
needforspd, your set up is hot. good job! but personaly I wouldn't replace my oem deck, it works great and sounds wonderful. good luck with the replacement

02-28-2005, 05:10 AM
I think I have found a company in the UK that makes a Double dinto normal single din.

Hello David

The FP-05-03 is the single din facia from Nov 99 to Mar 00. If you have the double din symphony unit, then the FP-05-07 is required.

Kind regards

Dee Keenan
Technical Advisor
Dir: 01420 470618
Autoleads Ltd
Tel: 01420 476767
Fax: 01420 477137

I will order one and try and get a picture of it and maybe our symphony problems will be resolved.

02-28-2005, 05:40 AM
Got pic and was advised to search for the part number to find a supplier.