Okay, so I got a replacement OEM stereo for my 96 A4. Anybody know where I
can get instructions for swapping it out without cracking the console cover
into pieces? I don't do that much work on the car myself, so I'm not sure
it's worth buying a complete shop manual. Any special tools involved?
And yeah, I know I have to get an authorization code from a dealership to
make the unit work...
Thanks in advance,
Real easy job, remove the stereo, you need 2 x stereo pullers, but you can
get away with using watch makers screwdrivers if your careful :)
Remove the stereo, remove the wires off the back.
Insert new stereo, if you buy an aftermarket one make sure you buy a new ISO
loom for it, costs approx 20 quid and you will need a separate loom to power
the rear speakers, cost approx 17 quid, I have one spare if you want to buy
Check the yellow and red wire are not reversed as normally the stereo will
stay on when you remove the key, if the stereo does stay on, reverse the
Job done :)
Stereo pullers... Those are the guys on 144th Street late at night, right?
Seriously, thanks for the information. I didn't know it was so simple.
There are a few auto parts stores around here (upstate New York), so I'm
pretty sure I can get the puller tools.
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