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Re: Re[2]: 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
Californian) elements.

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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