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Re: a4 CD Install

You might want to check with Audi again on prices.  I purchased a factory
changer for a 98 A6 yesterday (admittedly a different model changer than
for a 97 A4) for $307.  I had called about a month and a half ago and was
quoted on the order of $450.  Maybe their recent parts price drops are
actually going to amount to something!

Paul Holzworth

At 11:12 AM 11/4/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Cliff Dawson wrote:
>>What's the best way to install a 6 CD changer in the trunk of a '97 A4?
>>just picked up the car last night, so I don't know if it's pre-wired or
>>Also, where (besides dealer) can I find a good CD changer similar to
>>factory installed?
>and Scott Galbraith responded:
>>No you can get any Cd Changer you want.  What you have to get though, and
>>all companies offer this option, is an FM adapter...
>Yes you *can* do this, but I personally would not.  The sound quality
>is not as good; you have to find somewhere to mount the extra control
>panel (looks tacky); and you'll lose the integrated control functionality
>of the Audi head unit.  On the other hand, it'll probably be a couple of
>hundred dollars cheaper.
>The factory CD changers are available from Clair (and others) mail order.
>I was in an email discussion with someone else about this recently (Bentz
>Puryear).  He had just checked prices and found Clair had them for $509
>(incl. changer, mounting bracket & shipp.).  Carlsen had the same for $615.
>Dealers run about $620 (plus tax) or more ($595 changer + $25 bracket).
>If you go to Clair, ask them for the qlist discount (www.clair.com
>Finally, if you get the factory changer, check the FAQ at www.a4.org where
>I posted instructions on how to install it (it's pretty easy).
>-Mark Quinn