I have been procrastinating formally installing the XM, due to Pro-Fit taking their sweet ass time making a mount for this vehicle. Well, it dawned on me to go back to old reliable, Panavise.
Mount # : 75102-602
02-04 Audi A4
03-04 Audi A4 Cabriolet
04 Audi S4
03 Volkswagon Cabrio
I ordered this part through Tessco, for about $30. A contact in Tessco says they actually pay $7 for this mount, isn't that sickening? Oh well, I needed it.
www.tessco.com (800) 999-7699
Part # 475130
The only special tools I needed were the Audi Radio Removal Tools. I picked these up from the dealer for $20, for all four that are needed. I originally bought the set that Pro-Fit sells, but they don't work as good, and they ended up getting stuck inside my dash and radio slots. Long story short, it's only $20, buy the one's from Audi.
I also need a way to jumper power into the FM Modulator.
Littlefuse Add-A-Circuit #FHA200BP(0FHA0200ZP)
OEM ATO Type Fuse(Large Flat)
I used the 15amp fuse slot that controls the radio, #33. This jumpers into that slot, and allows the use of two fuses, and provides a hot lead.
AND you need two(2) special connectors, to adapt the stock radio harness, antenna to the XM....then back to the factory radio.
Antenna Works (Proline)
#40-VW10 Factory Antenna Flat - Universal Radio
#40-VW20 Factory Radio Flat - Universal Antenna
#40-VW30 Kit, which includes both of those cables.
I don't have step by step pictures to post, I kept it simple, but have them if you would like to see them.
The main problems I had were, running all these stupid wires neatly, and the GPS antenna location. If you have a wire routing question just ask, I can tell you, and takes pictures of the actual route.
The GPS issue was two things. I did not want to puncture the stock weatherproofing, nor mount it on a painted surface. The last Audi had alot of small scratches where the antenna was mounted on the trunk lid, and it was manhandled often when I washed the car. The last thing I need is a potential leak or busted window, as I cannot explain that in a "not my fault" way to the better half. Running the wire along the outside of the weatherstripping proved to be a futile effort. Their is very little space for that wire underneath, and the weatherstripping is very motivated to go back to where it was before you poked at it.
I am sure someone could do this, I just chose not to waste any more time.
SAFETY!! Don't make the Add-A-Fuse HOT until you are fully connected. The lead from the XM FM Modulator will short, and/or give you a small jolt if it is powered up. I found this out when it zapped me on my forehead.
I will post pictures with a brief description hereafter. If I have missed anything, let me know, as I think that jolt may have affected my brain.
Thanks for reading, hope it was helpful, sorry for length. :D
TOTAL COST(Including FM Modulator) : $135
This does not take into account that you may not have a couple of the other tools that you will need....8mm Nutdriver...Screwdriver...etc. You may want to shop around, perhaps you will find lower prices. I chose the B&M locations, because they are common and typically easily loacted or contacted.