View Full Version : Stereo Wiring help

10-03-2005, 07:38 PM
Does anyone know which wires to connect to an aftermarket stereo into a4 01 with a symphony stere. I heard that there would be problems to do the wiring myself and wondering if this is true. I need to find the BATTERY, ACC, ILL, and GROUND wire. any information would be a help to me.

10-03-2005, 07:45 PM
www.installer.com for the dash kit....$40 shipped

these are the parts required for an aftermarket radio installation:
Metra kit #: 99-9101 (00-03 Audi A6) needs to be cut and modified for exact fit.
Metra harness #: 70-1787 (VW/Audi Amplified Harness)
Metra Antenna adapter #: 40-VW53 (amplified antenna adapter)

hope you got all that.


10-03-2005, 08:11 PM
I went to an autosound shop and they told me that they don't make the wiring harness for my model year car. So would this harness work in my model for sure. I dont want to buy it and it doesn't fit then i would be a** out. If it is then would it be metra #70-1784 because i couldn't find 70-1787

10-04-2005, 03:12 PM
Come on people help me out. i would like to know if this harness work in my car. It for an a4 01 with a symphony stereo.

10-04-2005, 03:34 PM
I just cut into my harness and rewired the thing to work with my radio, I didnt have symphony though. There should be something on the radio to note which is power, acc, grnd, etc. I think mine had little symbols.
Good luck

10-04-2005, 03:44 PM
If i cut the wires than i would have to bypass anything. I know i have to bypass the rear speakers because of the amp. Do i have to bypass the front too and would there be any problems if i cut the wires.

10-04-2005, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by racerboy
would there be any problems if i cut the wires.

Yes, the next owner of the car will come and murder you cause you butchered a very expensive part... Wire harnesses ain't cheap for just some copper and plastic... Plus when you cut like that, it makes connections crappy and all... Soldering is the best way!! [up]