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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Another Avant Build: Symphony to 3G+ MMI - Help Needed!

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    Hey All!

    Finally acquired a beautiful Avant this spring and have plans to keep this one in the family for a long time.
    After drooling over Avantagg's build... I bit the bullet and ordered the components to change from basic Symphony (Active) to the full 3G+ MMI



    2011 A4 Avant:

    OEM Auto Fold Mirrors w/ Ecode Blindspot Glass (Blindspot Glass Available for Sale)
    OEM Black Optics Grille
    OEM S5 Instrument Cluster Retrofit
    OEM Piano Black Instrument Surround
    OEM 3G Plus MMI Conversion
    OEM MMI Control Panel
    OEM S-Line Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
    OEM B8.5 Facelift S-Line Air leather shifter
    OEM Piano Black Door and Center Console Trim
    OEM B8.5 Facelift HVAC Panel
    OEM B&O Chrome Ring Speaker Covers
    OEM Back Up Camera

    S4 Rotor Wheels wrapped in Pilot Sports


    Avantagg has been nothing but a pleasure to deal with. Even helping with a faulty component. Highly recommend hitting him up for those hard to find parts.

    With this conversion, I am also doing a full conversion audio to the Focal Utopia line up.
    - Focal Utopia No.7
    - Audison Prema Amps
    - Focal Flax 10" Sub

    At this point my friends over at the local audio shop and technicians at work have most things up and running.
    S5 Cluster is coded and working great.
    Audio is working through radio
    Phone pairs up
    CD loads and ejects
    Options Work

    I am running into the issue that Media will refuse to Initialize. - Just sits Media Initializing please wait...
    Navigation is also in the same boat, looks to initialize to about 40% and then sits at please wait..

    Sirius Sat Antenna is going to be connected once the extended wire arrives.
    Backup Camera is coded for enabling, but not showing up - technician figures it needs to be calibrated.

    Any insight would be awesome, I am wondering if there is some coding required to get this to work?
    bB S4 Avant 6spd(sold) / B7 S4 Avant Tip (sold) / B8.5 S4

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    1999 Mitsubishi eclipse GSX
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    Saint Joseph MO

    i too am in the same boat no nav or media but radio works and bluetooth connects however mine will also randomly shut off at any time it wants and no warning it just goes black and wont come back on usually til the car shuts off completely or it does sometimes come back on whenever it feels like it

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    just out of interest did you update you CAN gateway to a newer version?

    I have a 2010 Avant, my gateway was a 2011 version, replaced it with a 2014 version during my conversion form 2g to 3g+ just to ensure no conflicts arose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byront8 View Post
    just out of interest did you update you CAN gateway to a newer version?

    I have a 2010 Avant, my gateway was a 2011 version, replaced it with a 2014 version during my conversion form 2g to 3g+ just to ensure no conflicts arose.
    Good point, I'll take a look and see if this is something that could help. Thanks!
    bB S4 Avant 6spd(sold) / B7 S4 Avant Tip (sold) / B8.5 S4

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Looks like the HDD was pooched - Swap and we'll see what happens!
    bB S4 Avant 6spd(sold) / B7 S4 Avant Tip (sold) / B8.5 S4



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