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Re: Radio silence
Hairy green toads from Mars made David Conner say:
> The factory installed radio in my '89 100 has quit altogether...no lights,
> sound, nothing. This after several months of intermittent failure where it
> would go off, then resume after jiggling the on/off knob.
> It says AUDI DELTA on the face plate.
> I recall previous posts on this subject referred to replacement by the
> dealer at surprisingly low cost ($65?).
> IS there any reason to expect the dealer to replace/fix this under some sort
> of warranty?
> I also seem to recall there is some problem with finding an after market
> radio to fit in the dash?
> Is there a trick to removing the radio?
> (There are holes at each corner of the face plate)
The Deltas suck. Mine died about 2 years ago (best thing that
ever happened). The holes in the sides are for removal; a bent
wire coat hanger works fine. Push in, and it releases two latches
that hold the radio to the dash.
Aftermarkets fit fine; it is a DIN mount. You will need some
impedance matchers for the rear amplified speakers, or you can
disconnect the amps and connect right to the speakers (I chose
There is a "hidden" warranty; for about $75 or so, a dealer may
be persuaded to replace it with a new one. Don't bother. It will
still suck, and you'll be out $75. Spend $200 and get a good
aftermarket one. I got a Kenwood Disc player for $275, and LOVE it.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
110 Spit Brook Road http://www.zk3.dec.com/~duane
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's too heavy to care.