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Not so happy today, two little problems, one easy to solve - not sure what to do about the other

1. Factory fit towbar
Thought I had better have a look at this today - really good design, well hidden behind a flimsey plastic cover that will not take much abuse, the lever to drop it down works well as does putting it away.
The trouble (if you can call it that) is that it only comes with a new euro 13 pin socket, my trailer has the standard 7 pin that will not fit.
Means buying a ?20 adapter, not a big problem, just a bit of hassle really

2. AMI (Ipod connector)
The factory never fitted it

My order says it was on the High MMI option for fitting - I have got the 3.5mil jack socket in the centre console, but no connector in the glove box, I thought it was funny the car did not come with the leads when I picked it up, salesman said they were on back order so forgot about it till today. Apparently it is a black plastic connector in front of the spare key in the glove box - unless anyone knows a different place for it?
I rang the dealer who is "ringing the factory"

Do I
a, let them retro fit it - taking half the car apart in the process knowing my luck then living with rattles thereafter
b, forget it and get some financial recompence from them and just transfer all my music to the onboard jukebox and SD cards
c, look harder for it!!!!!

Incidently - on a good note, I did not know the glove box was refridgerated
(secret Mars bar stash)

slightly grumpy new owner
 

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Kcsun,

The AMI is a rectangular socket located on the left hand side of the glovebox. The cable that connects the iPod attaches on to this.

Hope you find it. If not, your experience is not unfamiliar, I too received a slightly different spec to the one I ordered - my Q5 came without the sports steering wheel with paddle shift that I ordered, and with cruise control, that I didn't order. Suffice to say I got the cruise control for free.

It would seem that Audi do not have a fully computerised ordering system, unlike BMW and Mercedes, meaning that the order is transcribed by hand by one of the admin staff and then faxed to the factory where it is manually entered.

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Go "C" and if that fails then "B".

My AMI is on the right hand side of the glove box (the side that is toward the center of the car). There is a shelf with a pull out rubber mat that you put your iPod on and then next to this is a box with a cover over the front - remove the cover and there is the port for the AMI cable.

If you don't find it then I wouldn't worry about it. The SD card interface is so good that it really renders AMI pointless. You can put playlists and podcasts onto SD cards and it's all far more convenient than having to pull out your iPod and update things that way. You can have multiple SD cards with all your different music or podcasts and at up to 32GB per SD you're not going to run out of space too quickly.
 

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Go "C" and if that fails then "B".

My AMI is on the right hand side of the glove box (the side that is toward the center of the car). There is a shelf with a pull out rubber mat that you put your iPod on and then next to this is a box with a cover over the front - remove the cover and there is the port for the AMI cable.

If you don't find it then I wouldn't worry about it. The SD card interface is so good that it really renders AMI pointless. You can put playlists and podcasts onto SD cards and it's all far more convenient than having to pull out your iPod and update things that way. You can have multiple SD cards with all your different music or podcasts and at up to 32GB per SD you're not going to run out of space too quickly.
Do you know if the system supports 32GB cards? And what playlists can you use e.g. Windows Media Player, iTunes etc. Not expecting my car till June but it will be nice to have one ready to go


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32 GByte SD cards work for me. As for playlists, have a look at the "MMI question" topic posted a few week ago.

The only problem that I have had is with iTunes native aac files (.m4a extension). For some reason that I have not determined , one in ten say they are corrupt and get greyed out on the MMI. These are tracks that I ripped from CDs using iTunes. In the end I gave up and converted all my files for the car to MP3 format. Simple task if you have a Linux machine.
 
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