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Re: Re: Another A4 gripe
Dan Miller writes:
> The trunk mounted CD changer in my '98 A4 2.8 quattro is the same
> brand and model used in the Mazda Millennia S my wife used to have.
> It has the same problems - extreme sensitivity to ALL conditions
> (humidity, heat, vibration)! Changing lanes on the freeway causes the
> CD player to skip!
> This unit is NOT an Alpine (or a Pioneer), but a Panasonic. My wife's
> car (a BMW 328i with the sport suspension) has an Alpine, and that
> unit has none of the problems of my A4's CD player. I would assume
> you could replace the Panasonic with an Alpine, but I am disappointed
> that one has to do this in the first place.
Hmm. That's unfortunate. Audi used an Alpine unit as the OEM CD changer
in the 96-97 A4s, and these are usually mounted under the rear shelf
in the trunk. The 98 A4s have their CD changers mounted on the trunk
floor, where the toolkit is secured. I assume your Panasonic unit is
one of these. The OEM (Alpine) CD changer on my A4 is quite good.
It has *never* skipped and seemed quite impervious to (the admittedly mild
96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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