[Biturbos4] Phatnoise Installation.

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Tue May 30 07:04:51 EDT 2006

Wilson Northrup writes:
> As others have posted before, these have been dropping in price quite a 
> bit.  They seem to have stablized  between $150 and $180 for the unit 
> and adapter cable (Interface Wire Lead) for the B5S4.  The S4 should have 
> the CD changer cable available already, even if the car does not have a CD 
> Changer.
> Anyway, I picked one up last week.

Hi Wilson,

Welcome to the Phatbox club... :)  I installed on in my S4 some months
ago and am very happy with it.

> The unit mounts into the CD Changer spot in the S4, but there are only two 
> screw holes that line up.  I opted to remove the bracket and add another 
> hole for stability.   The unit sits in there quite firmly now.

Yeah, I did the same.  In fact I marked, drilled and tapped the sides
of the Phatbox so that there are holes that line up exactly with
the CD changer mounting holes on the factory shelf, so it is
a perfect fit.  The fore-aft location of the Phatbox has to be just
right, or else the cable in the back would become pinched, or the
protruding DMS cartridge (when inserted) would prevent the side trunk
cover from closing properly.

> New cartridges shouldn't be much of a problem as the DMS and Phatbox 
> continues to be sold for other applications.   In addition, google will 
> show you how to replace the hdd if you are so inclined.
> I do dislike the tones that present themselves after one has finally 
> selected the playlist/track/etc that one wishes to play.  It's not really 
> bad, but i'd like to get rid of it.  Maybe i'll look into that.

All this info can be found at: http://www.phathack.com
Another hint: install Phatvoice so you could correct the pronounciation
of the voice prompts: http://www.tmk.com/PhatVoice/


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