Stupid Delta Bose Radio.

Sat Jan 3 16:13:50 EST 2004

I too have the GAMMA Bose radio in my 91 200.  

Tracing through my receipts, the previous owner had a problem with the original Bose head unit in 1992...the dealer replaced it with the S4 GAMMA head unit of that time and was plug-n-play.  

Best part...if you get the "correct" GAMMA unit with the "MODE" function, you can add a hard-wired CD changer similar to that of the S4 (though the time and cost of piecing together the system was a bit too tenuous for me so I went with FM modulation (e.g., proper Sony CD changer, cording, the CD harness to  the deck and to the transceiver...available out of a wrecked S4/6 cut with 4" of length of wire on deck side and trunk side spliced together, and of course, the out-of-Europe-only transceiver).  I have a urS4 buddy who bought the European transceiver for his S4 and added the proper Sony changer (way easier of a job because the wiring is all there in the car) and the Bose hardwired changer sound PHENOMENAL!  

Nonetheless a good head unit if considering a GAMMA upgrade. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Alan Cordeiro 
  To: Tom Werner ; 200q20v at ; quattro at 
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 10:16 AM
  Subject: Re: Stupid Delta Bose Radio.

  It appears that the radio in my car, (which came with the car when I bought
  it used),
  is different from the factory original. I believe it is the GAMMA. It works
  fine with
  no problems with the factory Bose.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Tom Werner" <noonan67 at>
  To: <200q20v at>; <quattro at>
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 1:39 AM
  Subject: Stupid Delta Bose Radio.

  > Hey Guys,
  > My '91 200q Bose Radio seems to have a mind of its own.  It will scan
  > stations for seemingly no reason at all.  Mind you, this isn't always a
  > thing -- like when Dr. Laura somehow finds her way on to my radio dial.
  > But, overall, it's pretty annoying.
  > Is there a fix for this?  Or, does someone have a unit they've replaced?
  > I'm pretty big on books-on-tape, so I prefer having a cassette player.
  > Keith at Audi Connection suggested that the Gamma Radio in most '92 and up
  > Audis (100's, S4's V8's and perhaps 80's and 90's) would be a direct
  > replacement.  I'm willing to go this route if one is available.
  > Also, the front right speaker doesn't seem to be working, and I would like
  > to troubleshoot.  Do I need to remove the entire door panel, or can I
  > the speaker by removing just the screen?
  > Thanks,
  > -- Tom Werner
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