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Old 20th September 2010, 11:10   #1
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I have an Audi A6 2008 model. I am also using an iPhone 3GS. Is there anyway I can play the music of the iPhone on the Audi system? My car has the Bose package in it but no internal iPod dock.

I would love to have a system where I can see the songs from the iPhone displayed on the LCD of the car.

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Does your Head Unit have a Aux Input? Am shure it will have one!

If yes - then all you have to do is buy a cord that is available with most of the Music System guys or Alpha - they will have this cord which you can insert from the iPhone dock to the Head Unit and play your favourite music.

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I am not sure it does. I should ask the Audi guys. I thought they would have told me if it did when I bought the car.

The Bluetooth works with my phone perfectly now.

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I asked the guys at Audi and no Aux input in this car. What would be the best solution?

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Hey PPR


Does your Audi stereo have in-built bluetooth system?

If it does, then chances are high that you can stream music from your iPhone bluetooth to your car audio system.

I am currently using my iPhone 3GS with inbuilt bluetooth system in my Manza.
I can also stream music via bluetooth to the stereo, although I prefer the Aux port.

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The Audi has a bluetooth for the phone inbuilt. Won't that be a mono input? In fact, I have a Manza as well and am using the phone bluetooth on that but have not been able (not tried actually) to get the bluetooth working for the music. I will definitely try it out but suspect it will be a mono output.

On the Manza, the USB connection definitely does not work with iPods / iPhones. It will work only with a FAT 32 formatted USB disk / drive.

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Your Audi A6 will be having MMI System which will need a Dension Gateway 500 USB & IPOD kit which has 2 USB inputs and 1 Ipod Input.It will display all the information on you MMI Factory LCD Screen.
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Wow!

Thanks Hihaneet. That is exactly what I was looking for. Is this available in India? Or do I have to get it from abroad? My Audi has the MMI system with the WCI package (ie the Bose system) Will that make a difference?

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If you want to just get by, you can get the AirTunes package which will broadcast music from your phone to the HU via FM. You'll need to tune your HU to a certain FM station (programmeable) and that should do the trick. I normally wouldn't recommend this, but it's certainly better than Bluetooth quality which downsamples it to Mono.

A Belkin kit should cost you around 4k to 5k, and works pretty well.
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If you want to just get by, you can get the AirTunes package which will broadcast music from your phone to the HU via FM. You'll need to tune your HU to a certain FM station (programmeable) and that should do the trick. I normally wouldn't recommend this, but it's certainly better than Bluetooth quality which downsamples it to Mono.

A Belkin kit should cost you around 4k to 5k, and works pretty well.
I have used the FM earlier and I have a Monster kit with me which is not compatible with the iPhone 3GS (It was earlier used for an iPod). The only thing is that with the MMI display on the Audi, it is tempting to be able to use the controller and screen to see and select the songs from the steering as well.

I think the device suggested by Haneet should work fine.

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