Hey there what ended up being the issue for you...corrosion in the speaker?Can I just say a massive thank you to this thread. I recently bought an SQ5 used from a garage, actuator warning and no noise from the exhaust. Followed the PDF instructions with an auto electrician and it’s all sorted and working. Thanks again
The active exhaust only works when in "Sports" mode or "Dynamic" if your car has Drive Select modes. Profiles 5/6 are for if you are using an aftermarket exhaust sound booster module like Kufatec.Hi all.
I'm new to this forum, I'm supposed to be picking up my 65 plate SQ5 some time this week.
I took it for a test drive a few days ago but I wasn't especially wowed by the sound of it but then I've never heard anything to compare it to.
As it's 7 years old now, I could imagine that mine could possibly be in the same condition, 7 years in a red hot exhaust system is bound to be stressful for any speakers.
I wondered if anyone could point me to a video of how it's supposed to sound so I can compare when I get it?
I notice the discussion starter mentions setting profiles at 5 or 6. Where would you do this? Is it in the car settings or would it be VCDS thing?
That's great info, cheersThe active exhaust only works when in "Sports" mode or "Dynamic" if your car has Drive Select modes. Profiles 5/6 are for if you are using an aftermarket exhaust sound booster module like Kufatec.
The speakers domes are not directly in the exhaust flow as such. The are joined at the end and are "reverse" setback dead ends. That means the hot gases don't enter the speaker pipes. If anything, the exhaust gases create a slight vacuum to the speakers. The sound travels along the speaker pipes and joins the gases exiting the exhaust.
With the car windows shut, the sound is really muted. The double pane glass in them really insulates the sound. I had to open the boot before i could hear a slight change of tone when selecting "Dynamic". That proved at least one speaker was still working...just.
No such problems now of course!
Looks an excellent job and as you say, if speaker blows again just need to unbolt the halves. I've been in touch with the guy who did yours and he was recommending Kicker speakers last month but only ones I could find were 4ohm. Think it is a case of trialing what's available out there. Think if I went down the flange route I would use more bolts and make either the bolts or the nuts captive by welding them on. Hope your speakers are still going OK. Mine will need doing as only one working at the moment
The Kicker speaker have to be imported from the US i believe. That makes them expensive.Looks an excellent job and as you say, if speaker blows again just need to unbolt the halves. I've been in touch with the guy who did yours and he was recommending Kicker speakers last month but only ones I could find were 4ohm. Think it is a case of trialing what's available out there. Think if I went down the flange route I would use more bolts and make either the bolts or the nuts captive by welding them on. Hope your speakers are still going OK. Mine will need doing as only one working at the moment
Now google Kufatec Sound Booster Pro.......Well, I picked up my 2015 SQ5 yesterday and am pleased to announce that the speakers work perfectly. I was also pleased to discover that you can set the individual tab on drive select to just run in comfort mode but have the speakers set to dynamic mode
Yes, they might be naff but I like it 😊
Did you have sound before fitting the sound booster?Hi guys!
So after alot of googeling i found this thread!
I bought myself an SQ5 14 mod, And said to my self that i had to get the Kufatec modul for my car after hearing how it sounded on my friends A7 BiTdi.
Lucky me i found some dude online that was selling a new/never used one as he had it as an extra at home. I offered him 100€ and he accepted the offer 😊
So after just a couple of days, i recieved it, went to plug it in, And noticed no sound. Spent hours trying to figure out if i was doing anything wrong, but just couldt seem to make it work. So after searching online, I found this thread and i might say i think i have the same problem with the speakers, thing is that i live in Scandinavia and its impossible to find someone who can do this type of work to replace the speakers. I also found the Pioneers online, And can order these for ~100€ but not stressing with that as i am going to deliver my car to the dealership where i bought it so that they can have a check on it. Ive had multiple discussions with the dealer about it and he agreed to have his people to see what the problem is, Though he beeing very stubborn and not understanding what the problem is (Doesnt understand that there are speakers installed inside the exhaust). I’ll see tomorrow if they can find out what the problem is, I will of course mention the method you guys used if they wont agree on changing the complete thing.