Subject: [A4] radio question

Rocky Mullin caliban at
Fri Jul 29 18:45:01 EDT 2005

	makes good sense, thanks!  if i put in a 1/8" TRS jack, i can
plug in any length of TRS--->TRS cable betweek the device and the plug,
depending on my usage pattern.

At 6:37 PM -0400 7/29/05, Yee, Phil wrote:
>if you route wire from rear to front to the front, i'd advise to not go
>under the carpet.  From experience, i suggest go under the trunk mat (easy)
>past the rear seat joint, pull the rear seat cushion, go under the trim
>along the bottom of the driver's side doors, up to behind the knee bolster.
>two fat stereo cables will fit under all of this.
>one thing about the jack in the front, very clean . . . but here is one more
>thing to consider: alternatively i have my headphone jack/wire laying
>between the armrest and driver's seat, and with the 12" or so of loose wire,
>i find that it is nice to sometimes hold the ipod closer to the steering
>wheel to adjust it.  picking an album on the ipod forces you take a little
>time to "read" the display . . . not so easy if your harness is 4" long, so
>don't shorten the connection just to have it look great when parked.  good
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rocky Mullin [mailto:caliban at]
>Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 3:20 PM
>To: Yee, Phil; 'a4 at'
>Subject: Re: Subject: [A4] radio question
>	thanks for the info!  the link for an iterm that was forwarded
>is just what i'm looking for.  i've got plenty of audioquest wire at
>work to handle the wiring project, though i am pretty daunted at the
>idea of pulling up carpet and stuff.  i'd like to also get a 1/8" TRS
>jack to drill and install into the front of the car somewhere.  much
>cleaner than hanging wires.  putting this in the center console, between
>the seats, would be perfect.
>At 6:09 PM -0400 7/29/05, Yee, Phil wrote:
>>A few years back, I bought a harness online for RCA inputs.  It was a
>>blackbox that plugged into my CD changer cable (I had no CD changer, but
>>oem harness was there, 2001).  From there, I have a signal line routed
>>carpet up to my dash area to connect to the headphone jack of my ipod.  I
>>hit the "CD Changer" button on my head unit to activate that input line.
>>When in use, it displays "CD1 TRK99" (or something like that) and never
>>changes.  I've been using it ever since without a problem.  There are many
>>newer aftermarket harness/input/adaptors that give you more display info
>>more control thru your head unit now.  If you are interested, I can look up
>>where I ordered my unit from (~$75).
>>Message: 8
>>Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:32:15 -0700
>>From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at>
>>Subject: [A4] radio question
>>To: a4 at
>>Message-ID: <p0621022ebf10347b6f7e@[]>
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>>	i don't have a CD changer option in my A4, but i do have the
>>premium sound option.
>>	is there any way to add a device to the car audio system?
>>say, an XM potable radio, or iPod.  ideally via RCA plugs, but i can
>>make adapters.
>>    Rocky Mullin
>   Rocky Mullin

  Rocky Mullin

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