I'm likely going to buy a new A4 1.9TDi for 1st Sep delivery, with the
'navigation plus' and tv option. (UK Model). The brochure says that for
"safety reasons" the TV will not work whilst the car is in motion, which is
a bit of a pain because the only reason I would get the TV option is to that
the passengers can watch it whilst I'm driving.
I would also like to plug a dvd player / ps2 in to the navigation unit to
utilise the screen, and stick a couple of extra screens in the rear
headrests for rear passengers - does anyone know if that's possible?
Does anybody know if there is a way to activate the TV display so it will
work whilst driving? Most other cars with this option seem to have some
kind of "hack" that will allow it.
Also one last question if anyone knows - does the navi unit have an aux-in
so I can plug an MP3 player in to it?
I don't want to start a thread about the legal or morale issues of having a
TV on whilst driving please - just the technical side of whether (and how)
it can be done :)
Thanks in advance,
It certainly is - I haven't done it on my car, but I know people who
have done this to RS4 and RS6.
Yes - you disconnect the 'GALA' wire going in to the back of the head
unit. You can even put a switch in the line so that the GALA function
can be enabled when you are listening to radio/cd. Do a google search -
there are a number of sites with the details. Don't be fooled into
purchasing a 'convertor' to do this - they don't do any more than
isolating the GALA signal.
Yes - there are two aux inputs which can be used for video, or just
audio (selected from the TV mode). However, if you want mp3 player, but
aren't worried about losing CD, you could do what I've done and replace
the CD changer with a PhatBox - it integrates well, using the CD
changer controls on your head unit to control the song selection and
playback. I understand that PhatBox is now available from Audi dealers
in the UK - I purchased mine from the US a year ago.
Peter Bell (Note Spamtrap - To reply, replace 'invalid' with 'bellfamily')
Wasn't the GALA signal replaced in the new A4, i can't remember what with,
but I'm sure I read that the Gala mod would only work on pre 2003 cars as
all the electronics were changed for the 2004 model.
PhatBox sounds even better - then I'll have two spare inputs for a dvd
player and xbox! :)
Unfortunately, this is Usenet and you don't necessarily get to set the
paramaters for the discussion. You obviously recognize that there
*is* a safety consideration here and you prefer to ignore that for
your own selfish reasons. If you're going to drop all the bucks into
a couple of DVD screens in your headrests to entertain the rear
passengers, who's left to see the front one? Just you and one front
seat passenger. If *everyone* in the car *must* be entertained by
television, I'd suggest that you're a stupendous bore who will find it
difficult not to watch, yourself - which is precisely what poses a
threat to others. So feel free to stick screens in the headrests and
connect headphones for those in the back - but don't go messing around
with the front one. Lots of things *can* be done that *shouldn't* be
warp2 email@example.com (C.R. Krieger) wrote in message
Absolutely. I do however get to "set the parameters" on which replies
I read or take notice of. But yours is amusing, so I'll bite! :)
... somebody who likes to make assumptions and spurt out a load of
Anyway, I want the TV screens activated so i can use them for all
sorts of reasons. And although it's none of your business but I don't
like being accused of something and ignoring/defending... One of the
reasons is that I have three children so when there are two in the
back and one in the front, I don't want fights over who gets to sit in
the back and watch a film (which will keep them quiet on long
journeys). You probably don't have kids (if you do, please pass on my
condolences to them) so don't understand that a 7, 4 and 3 year old
want to watch Powerrangers or play on the PS2 rather than talking to
me for 3 hours.
And no, I wont be watching TV whilst driving, I will be too busy
talking on my non-hands-free mobile phone, whilst trying to steer with
my knee (because my other hand will be holding a can of beer and a
(PS that last bit was a joke, now cheer up you grumpy old git!!!)
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