sloppy shifter - turn bose stereo

John Lagnese jlagnese at
Mon Jul 7 22:19:50 PDT 2008

I used a harness so it was just a plug in operation.

-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Bernie Benz
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 1:37 PM
To: centaurus3200 at
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Subject: Re: sloppy shifter - turn bose stereo

You can run the Bose speakers directly off an aftermarket head unit  
amp. Can use the harness wiring to the amp for this without need for  
additional wiring. BTDT


On Jul 6, 2008, at 8:34 PM, robert weinberg wrote:

> Thanks all for the tranny tips, i will check!
> okay, i lied - one more question ;-)
> will audi still honor the bose recall? according to ian gall, who  
> checked out the car before me - he said the bose amps are still the  
> pre-recall ones.
> i know the bose stereo sucks - but i'm not much of a car audiophile  
> - if the recall makes the amps work (the rear speakers don't work  
> currently - i assume because the amps are POS) - i'm fine with the  
> existing stereo.
> i do have a $300 clarion deck from the SHO i could put in place -  
> but i assume i'd have to ditch the bose speakers being it looks  
> like the amps are integral to the rear speakers?
> thanks,
> Robby
> --- On Sun, 7/6/08, Brett Dikeman <brett at> wrote:
>> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at>
>> Subject: Re: sloppy shifter
>> To: centaurus3200 at
>> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
>> Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 6:23 PM
>> On Jul 6, 2008, at 4:49 PM, robert weinberg wrote:
>>> alright, one last thing for now. the shifter fells
>> really sloppy -
>>> does it need new busings? half the time i can't
>> tell if i'm in
>>> reverse when backing up - until i let out the clutch a
>> little.
>> First and easiest thing to check- the bolt on the
>> "collar" that goes
>> around the shift selector shaft coming out of the
>> transmission.  You
>> can see it from the driver's side, with a flashlight.
>> Despite being
>> buried, it's fairly easy to get to with your arm.  If
>> it loosens,
>> shift quality goes to pot. If it is loose, remove, clean,
>> and apply
>> low-strength locktite.
>> Next suspect would be the joint in the two-part shift
>> linkage.
>> Brett
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