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Old 05-17-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default ami retro fit...how to split fiber optic cable ?

I need to install an AMI in an A6 and I have the fiber optic cable that requires taking a plug apart to change fiber cables. I did my install so long ago I do not remember what to do with the plug, and I can not find anything with search to show me. Anyone know how ?
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You can't "split" the fiber cable. There is a Y adapter that comes with the kit, you install this between the changer and AMI module.
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This may help also, same setup for doing the AMI:
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Default Y adapter is the electrical side..

for the power takeoff from the CD changer. On the optical, you extend the loop by taking one side of the optical ring away from the CD changer, essentially moving it to the "same" side of the AMI unit, and then adding the optical between the two. The wiring kit did include a fitting for the optical that did seem kind of like a "splitter," but light wise I believe it's as I describe and that piece was actually probably a coupling to enable the extension and the in-out serial connection nature of the optical loop.
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You can't "split" the fiber cable. There is a Y adapter that comes with the kit, you install this between the changer and AMI module.
there is a connector for connecting one line from the original CD cable and one line from the new AMI cable in a straight line loop. The other AMI fiber line has to go into the CD optic plug.
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Thanks. But as I recall , the plug was difficult to take apart and get together, but I need a text telling me the steps...those two photos dont bring to mind what it is that is required. Sorry.
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This may help also, same setup for doing the AMI:
Thankyou, shows me which half of the CD plug to 'loop'.
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if you need detailed pictures of the connectors PM me and I will forward you some if you can't figure out how to get them apart.
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1. Picture:

Release locking latch in fiber optic cable connector (arrow).

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Release secondary latch (6) using a small screwdriver (arrow).

Release catch (2) and remove fiber optic cable (5) with brass connector pin (4) from base module (1).
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Be sure to 'follow' the arrows around the fibre loop too, as molded into the connector.
Out goes to in goes to out, etc.

I accidentally plugged into the wrong side during a NAV retrofit and had to pull it all back out...
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Default How about the original AMI A8, A6 and other body install instructions

https://parts.audiusa.com/media/imag...ISH_090210.PDF

I have these somewhere in hard copy still, but didn't take much searching: "AMI installation instructions A8 A6 typedf"
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I am surprised it doesn't begin with remove the engine.
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I just ended up taking the CD changer out and putting the ami box in. Can't remember last time I handled a music cd...
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https://parts.audiusa.com/media/imag...ISH_090210.PDF

I have these somewhere in hard copy still, but didn't take much searching: "AMI installation instructions A8 A6 typedf"
Thanks, that instruction maual was exactly what I was needing. I searched the forum and Google with "AMI retrofit" and several other permutations of that but never found much...guess I dont know how to search the forum in the right way.

The last time I did an AMI retro install I bought a true plu-n-play cable from a Polish chap on eBay UK. When I was getting ready for this one I could not find the Polish source (I have since though) in my records, so I ordered a set from German eBay where they showed the true plug-n-play set with 4 plugs, but instead sent this half-assed set like Audi sells that I have to screw with to make work.

Rather than send it back , lose the shipping money and time, I will use the info you supplied and go ahead with the install. But in the future I will get the Polish cable set, and anyone who wants can PM me if they want the info to order the Polish cable.
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