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Avant Stereo Upgrade (continued)
had to make a new custom mounting bracket for the aftermarket radio. Since
nobody makes an aftermarket dash trim kit to fit a single DIN radio into
the place of the factory one on the B6 A4, I had to make my own. I have
used a Metra Toyota Pickup Kit and used the metal mounting bracket from
it. It needed some help from a friendly hammer and Dremel cutting disc to
make it fit. It wasn't an easy task but it's finally in and the HU is
Here is the custom bracket. There is also the hands free
cell phone holder mounted, using a Panavise custom adapter, made
specifically for the 2002+ A4.
Here you can see all the wires that
needed to be run to the HU.
The big black box is what the
factory harness hooks into, the only usable cables in it were the wires
for the two front speakers, constant power and ground. You can see how the
speaker wires (grey and white) loop back and connect to the two pairs of
speaker wires (blue) coming from the rear from the amps, this way I could
use the factory wiring without having to splice into anything, keeping it
Further to the right is the amplified antenna adapter
that is needed (Metra 40-VW53) 3 pairs of RCAs (front, rear, sub), remote
amp power cable and the changer control bus cable for the Sirius tuner.
That is all the wiring that's needed. There is also a telephone lead so
the radio turns off when I make a phone call. On the very left is the
ignition lead, I have tapped into the fuse box with a little wire tap-in
to the fuse that is designated to telematics and telephone I
On this picture I've highlighted the Fuse that I have used.
Here is the plug that
connects to the Clarion HU
Here, I have the system fully
working, just making sure all wiring is correct.
The HU is finally in its