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Old 08-29-2016, 06:05 AM
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guys i have a rattle coming from front center speaker on my new to me 2011 audi a8l with factory bose audio... my friend who has a same year same option car has the same issue, is it the speaker thats blown or is it the grill rattle ? some songs its perfectly fine some its horrible and its bad on phone calls and navigation commands if the volume is up ?

how does one remove the speaker grill on that dash to figure if its the grill or speaker itself?

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i have a similar issue... it appears mostly while on bluetooth phone calls, it distorts on the last syllable spoken by the caller...

i thought the speaker might be blown or something... i've been trying to find the right test tone, so I can reproduce it for a service advisor.

So far I have not found anything consistent.

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I noticed the same thing on mine on the Bluetooth calls yesterday
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2011 A8 .... same issue the speaker was blown ... changed it and all was well
i don't remember but the speaker was not a lot of money
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Originally Posted by edgedesant View Post
2011 A8 .... same issue the speaker was blown ... changed it and all was well
i don't remember but the speaker was not a lot of money
Do the speaker grill just pops out ? How can 1 change the speaker

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Just picked my car up from its 35k service and I told the service advisor about the speaker distortion when I dropped it off... There was a TSB and they updated the Bluetooth firmware. TSB 2033032/2 and TSB 2030465/10 is what it says on the repair order. Haven't had any distortion yet, but I've only placed one call and had the car in my possession for 1 hour.
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Remember, if your vents are pointed anywhere near where the microphone is, you're callers will hear what sounds like static. It doesn't affect what you hear, though.
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Originally Posted by pardz_late View Post
Just picked my car up from its 35k service and I told the service advisor about the speaker distortion when I dropped it off... There was a TSB and they updated the Bluetooth firmware. TSB 2033032/2 and TSB 2030465/10 is what it says on the repair order. Haven't had any distortion yet, but I've only placed one call and had the car in my possession for 1 hour.
This is my version i believe its lower then yours, could you play around with it and give us an update to confirm if its a software fix or if need new speaker
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Software Update didn't fix it... it sounds like the center speaker is where phone calls come out... so I'll have them check that next time I take it in.
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Do the speaker grill just pops out ? How can 1 change the speaker

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If it is similar to the A6, the grill is easy to pry off (start at corner closest to passenger seat), and you will need a 5.5 mm socket. Not being able to control the overwhelming output of this speaker, I disconnected it.
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