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I searched around here and found little... Anyone have luck hooking an i pod to the stock bose set up in the 1991 Audi 200?
I like the factory look and I am trying to avoid the tape deck connector...
Buying a CD player seems to be a waste of money...I don't own cds...
 

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I went ahead and bought an aftermarket stereo, I think i've played one CD in it... Worth it to have the USB connection, radio text, 3.5mm aux port, and 6 RCA outs for amplifiers. I liked my stock bose system while I had it but I really like having an upgraded system. Trick is finding an aftermarket stereo that doesn't look like something from star trek...
 

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I had a slick set up in my 51 Chevy where I hid two infinity speakers behind the stock speaker grill and then used a converter to take volts from 6 to 12..ran it into a sony x plod amp and used an RCA into a headphone jack for my i pod. I had a toggle switch for the amp where the cigarette lighter was... Essentially I used the amp to power the output from the i pod and my i pod controlled the whole set up. Worked great for a 51 Chevy and kept a clean stock look.
 

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You can use the factory line outs on the audi head unit to power amps, but once again the issue is the ipod input. I never looked that closely into it because I was also concerned about the DACs and whatnot, and my factory headunit liked to change radio stations and other settings randomly.
 

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Mine changed stations, but now it's stopped doing it.

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You can use the factory line outs on the audi head unit to power amps, but once again the issue is the ipod input. I never looked that closely into it because I was also concerned about the DACs and whatnot, and my factory headunit liked to change radio stations and other settings randomly.
 

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There's a writeup in Audiworld tech articles, and I've got an older writeup saved from Audipages.com...... I've never gotten around to actually doing it....My 5-speed came with a newer Alpine, and the ability to control IPOD from deck is pretty handy, however, If you don't have the CD changer in the trunk, then it's just a matter of attaching your mini headphone plug to those pins(no switch/relay needed).....My rebuilt Bose system in Lago sounds way better than my 4 yo Alpine....If I start driving it again, I'll definatly hook up the plug.....Good Luck, Tom
 

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From what I can tell the plug is on the passenger side of the dash.. do I need the old cd changer control to make it work?
 

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Yeah it needs the cd changer control to make it work. Otherwise it doesn't think anything is plugged in there. You may be able to trick it somehow but I couldn't get it to work.
 
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