Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tonbridge, UK
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Wow so sorry to hear about that @Barmybob it sounds more than anything like you're local dealer is simply useless. Are they a proper Audi dealership or an Audi Franchise? Not that I'm suggesting franchises per say are any worse, my local one is a Franchise (under Marshalls ownership I believe) and whilst I've done very limited amounts with them they do generally seem ok. The fact they do seem so misaligned with Audi is very concerning. Are there no others within commutable distance from you? I seem quite lucky to have 3 within about 30-40 minutes either way of me, some (marginally) cheaper than others.
@Grangey - is this what you were thinking of? It does seem to give you more control over the existing Audi kit but it's different from the speaker link that you posted above (and seemingly not legal for road use, Germany at least).
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Here is the link to the kufatec sound booster video. https://youtu.be/dJyMb66k09g
Any news @Barmybob?
Thanks for asking....
Car booked in, they wish to keep it for several days to replace trim and address the fitting issues
I have also ordered a CETE BLE module to enhance the sound profiles. It will disable the system completely in comfort mode, behave as standard in AUTO but prevent the system shutting off at 3000rpm and allow full modification in other modes.
They have mentioned sending me instruction on how to enable a Motor sound function in the INDIVIDUAL settings menu.
Now had a chance to play with the CETE module and I like it.
It was all a bit confusing at first but once I worked it all out (Activation Method Etc.) and re-named the profiles I really like it.
I have a profile for Efficiency (Quiet), Comfort (ALL OFF), Auto (Similar to Audi - Dynamic) and Dynamic (Very loud and noisy :O ) The system allows you to edit each of the profiles to suit which is a nice touch. Once you have the APP running on your smartphone you can view and edit each profile as you select it via DRIVE SELECT. There are options to change profiles via other buttons, such as the engine start / stop button, for those without drive select.
I am very happy with the CETE module addition. It's a bit expensive but is simple to install (Fits in-line) with no extra cabling or switches needed. For me the complete OFF option is rather handy too for those stealthy 5am starts, far less likely to have the neighbours getting upset.
The system now functions more like it should have from Audi!
You'll need to remove the trim either side of the boot, the floor cover and the plastic protective trim across the opening - the kit comes with cable ties with press in studs to fix the cable across the width of the boot, into the available holes.
From there you'll see how the cable will run along the right wheel arch and down into the seat area. I then used electricians rods to pull it under the carpet by the transmission tunnel (make sure you protect the connectors with masking tape after bending the wire back) up into the rear of the centre console, feeding it through the left side of the console. You'll have to remove the glovebox which is about 6 screws. Here's a guide on trim removal but there's a few others (on here too).
All you need is in the kit but you should end up with 3 useless rivets
oCarbon ? blog » B8 A4/S4 Trim Removal Guide
Hope you can help...
So I've picked up a trim removal kit and the Dremel..... I'm going to be attempting the electrics soon with some friends... exactly what trim elements need removing?
Is this right:
1. Boot side walls
2. Boot protective trim across the opening of the boot
3. Seats to be removed?
4. Rear of the centre console??? (what about the centre console top surrounds where the brushed aluminium normally sits on an S line model)
5. Glovebox opening to be removed/dropped
Any of those unnecessary? And am I missing anything? (e.g. I have no idea how to get the wires under the carpet without an electrician's rod, if you guys can recommend the right kind of Rod off Amazon or fleabay that'd be great )
Many thanks for your help and inspiration on this thread!!!