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About this book 4About this bookEquipment and illustrationsTh i s b o o k d e s c r i b e s t h e equipment range specified for this model at
the editorial deadline date as indicated on the inside of the back
c o v e r. I n d iv i d u a l i t e m s o f e qui p m e n t ma y n o t y e t b e a v a i l a b l e a t t h e
time of printing or may only be offered in certain countries.
Th e illustrations are designed as schematic images. Some of the
details on your vehicle may therefore look slightly different than
illustrated in this manual.Structure of the bookThe contents are systematically structured in a color-coded layout
to make it easier to locate specific topics and understand them.Chapters, Table of Contents and IndexThe contents of the book are divided into relatively small sections
that are summarized in clearly arranged chapters (e.g. “System
Operation”). To make it easier to use the book, we have identified
the individual chapters with the color codes from the Audi Naviga-
tion System. Each color code is shown in the bottom margin of the
chapter as well as in the headings and illustrations.
In front of each chapter, icons shaded with the background color
code of that specific section help to make the book more attractive
and also serve to differentiate the fonts and facilitate navigation.
Th e Table of Contents, organized into chapters, and the detailed
Index a t t h e e n d o f t h e b o o k h e l p y o u to qu ick ly fin d t h e i n fo rm a t i o n
you need.SectionsThe information in most sections apply to all vehicles. However,
since the equipment level is not the same on all vehicles, this book
also contains sections which may not apply to your particular
vehicle. When this is the case, the section will be identified, for example: “Applies to vehicles: with Audi cd changer”. This way, you
only have to read the sections which are applicable to your vehicle.
Although the information has been grouped into the appropriate
sections, there are many possible equipment combinations which
may be described in this book, but not installed on your vehicle.
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®Registered trademarks are marked with ®. The absence of this
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The paragraph continues on the next page.
The square marks the end of a paragraph.
Heading summaries and step-by-step
instructionsEach section has its own heading.
Then follows a summary (in large, italic print), which tells you the
subject matter of the section.
Under an illustration you will find step-by-step instructions (in rela-
t i v e l y l a rg e p r i n t ), w h ich t e l l y o u w h a t y o u m us t d o . E a ch i n s t r uc t i o n
is identified with a dash.
A descriptive section offering important and continuing informa-
tion for each topic follows.Special symbols in this bookSeveral symbols are used in this book. These symbols draw your
attention to important information about a number of special
subjects. Please familiarize yourself with the symbols and what they
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Cleaning the controls
– First clean the controls with a brush to remove dust.
– Then wipe the controls with a clean, soft, slightly damp
The Display can be cleaned with a professionally available “LCD
cleaner”. The cloth should be slightly dampened with the cleaning
fluid to clean the display.
The controls should be cleaned with a brush first so that no dirt is
trapped between the buttons and the housing. We recommend
giving the controls a final wipe with a cloth moistened with water
and dish washing detergent.
Treat the display with care. Pushing on it with your finger or
touching it with sharp objects can cause dents or scratches.Switching on and offAutomatic switching on and offThe Navigation System switches on automatically after you turn on
the ignition. When you remove your key from the ignition lock, the
Navigation System will automatically switch off.What happens when it is switched on?
When the system is switched on, the start screen appears. The
o u t p u t m e n u o f t h e l a s t s e l e c t e d m a i n f u n c t i o n i s d i s p l a y e d . T h e l a s t
selected audio source is switched on automatically.
What happens when it is switched off?
When the equipment is switched off, the display darkens and the
audio source is silenced. Settings that have already been made do
The display can be switched off in the Setup menu
page 173, the
operating mode selected remains active.
Switching on/off manually
The Navigation System can also be turned on and off
manually if necessary.
Fig. 3 Navigations-
system: ON/OFF knob
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General system operation 18Th e fo ur control buttons organized around the control
page 17, fig.10 are arranged to correspond to the bar-
shaped switch symbols in the screen corners: the top right screen
corner corresponds to the top right control button
When you press a control button, a new menu group is displayed
which is assigned thematically to the particular main function.
To make orientation easier, the activated control button is illumi-
nated and the corresponding corner of the screen is highlighted in
Return buttonB y p r e s s i n g t h e b u t t o n y o u w i l l j u m p b a c k o n e l e v e l i n t h e
menu hierarchy within a main function.
A selection that has not been confirmed by pressing the control
knob will be cancelled.The button is available in every menu application.
Using the button, you can also deactivate the active side
menu in the navigation map display
If you activate the function button
page 16 within a main func-
tion, the system will automatically jump to the main menu of that
main function. Please note
page 20, “Home function”.
Forward/Reverse buttonDepending on the operating mode, the following functions are
carried out with these buttons:
Main radio function is active
go to next station on the radio station list
go to previous station on the radio station list
Fig. 12 Navigation
System: Return button
Fig. 13 Navigation
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Orientation symbolsCursor and arrows
Cursor and arrows provide orientation when navi-
gating through the different menus.
This cursor designates a chosen line in a menu.
The arrows pointing up or down point to other menu points
After a selection is made, this arrow points to other available
selections or possible settings.
Selected textYour choice will be highlighted in white text
Fig. 23 Section of
Fig. 24 Section of
display: Example of
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– Press the button to open the display page 38,
– Hold the MP3 CD or audio CD by the hole in the center
and the outer edge page 38, fig.37.
– Guide the MP3 CD or audio CD straight (label side up)
into the drive . The CD is pulled in automatically.Before inserting the CD, check to make sure there is no CD already
in the drive. If there is a CD in the drive, push the Eject button and
remove the CD
A CD s ho uld never be forced in to the drive. The CD is pulled in auto-
matically. If the CD is inserted wrong side up, you will be alerted by
a message in the open display.
If an MP3 CD has been inserted and not played, the data from the
ID3 tag are read in in the background. If you start playback of an
MP3 CD immediately, the ID3 tag data are displayed for the track
An audio CD (CD-A) inserted in the DVD navigation drive is played
using the CD function
page 78. An MP3 CD inserted in the DVD
navigation drive is played using the MP3 function
Always keep the navigation DVD that you removed in a suitable
j e w e l c as e (e .g . C D c as e ) to p ro t e c t t he DV D f ro m d i r t , d us t p a r t i c le s ,
scratches and other damage
Do not attach labels to the CDs. Heat can cause the label to
b e c o m e d e t a ch e d i n t h e d ri v e , j a m t h e CD a n d c a us e a m a lf un c t io n .
Use a permanent marker to label CDs you have burned yourself.
Never expose the navigation DVD to direct sunlight.
Standard 12-cm diameter CDs can be used. Mini CDs with a
diameter of 8 cm (3 inches) or non-circular CDs, known as shape
CDs, must not be used.
The use of cleaning CDs can lead to mechanical damage to the
Because of the diversity of CD-R/CD-RW blanks and their
different storage capacities, function may be limited with individual
If you have not inserted a navigation DVD into the drive, you
cannot use the Navigation and Directory functions.
Ejecting a CD– Press the button to open the display.
Fig. 38 Display open:
Ejecting a CD
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– Push the Eject button to eject the MP3 CD or the audio
CD.O n l y u s e c l e a n C D s w i t h o u t s c r a t c h e s o r d a m a g e t o e n s u r e p r o b l e m -
free, high-quality music playback.
A l w a y s k e e p t h e M P 3 C D s / a u d i o C D s i n a s u i t a b l e j e w e l c a s e ( e .g .
CD case) to protect them from dirt, dust particles, scratches and
Never expose MP3 CDs/audio CDs to direct sunlight.
SD or MMC memory cards
Both SD and MMC cards can be used as memory
cards.SD or MMC cards with a storage capacity of 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB
and 256 MB can be used.
The two MP3 card readers were tested with most of the products
available on the market. However, in isolated cases, it is possible
that individual memory cards may not be recognized.
Memory cards must be formatted using the FAT or FAT32 methods.
The file/folder name must not exceed a maximum of 64 characters
in le ngth. Files with longer file/fo ld er n ame s are not played. The file
names for the MP3 files must have the extension “.mp3”.
MPEG-1 layer 3 format is supported by the MP3 player. For
compressing MP3 files, we recommend a bit rate of at least 160
kbits/s. Fixed bit rates of 32-320 kbits/s are supported.In the case of MP3 files with a variable bit rate, there may be a
discrepancy between play time displayed and the real time.
The maximum number per medium is limited to 400 files and 256
I f v a r i o us t yp e s o f in fo r m a t io n (a r t i s t , a l b um , t ra ck n a m e , a n d s o o n )
a re t o b e d i s p la y e d , a n I D3 t a g m u s t b e a t t a ch e d to t h e M P 3 fi l e . Th e
MP3 player supports Versions 1 and 2 of ID3 tags. The display of
a r t i s t a n d t ra ck n a m e i s li m it e d to a t o t a l o f 6 4 ch a ra c t e r s m a x i m um .
The Navigation System recognizes playlists and can play MP3 files
in the sequence established there. The structure of the playlists
must conform to m3u format. The file names must have the exten-
Individual types of memory cards may have limited functions.
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The MP3 player is operated through the main CD/SD function
The storage capacity displayed equals the formatted storage
capacity of the SD or MMC card being used and may vary from the
capacity printed on the label.
Removing a memory card– Press the button to open the display page 39,
– Give a short push on the memory card f i g .4 1 . T h e c a r d
is released from the slot.
– Remove the memory card.
Once the memory card has been removed, the open display shows
As long as the message “Reading card...Please do not remove”
appears in the display, the memory card must not be removed from
the drive. If the memory card is removed from the drive, there is a
possibility that the data will be destroyed. In this case, the memory
card can no longer be read and must be formatted.
A l w a y s k e e p t h e m e m o r y c a r d i n a s u i t a b l e c a s e t o p r o t e c t i t f r o m
dirt, dust particles, scratches and other damage
Never expose the memory cards to direct sunlight.
Fig. 41 Display open:
Removing a memory
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Never expose CDs to direct sunlight.Tips
I f y o u w a i t l o n g e r t ha n 3 0 s e c o n d s wi t h o u t re m o v i n g t he C D, t h e CD
will be pulled back into the CD changer automatically.Applies to vehicles: with CD changer with magazineCD changer with magazine
CD changer with magazine:
Sliding door to close the CD slot
CD magazine slot
Cartridge eject button
CD Changer Magazine
Upper side of the magazine
Lower side of the magazine
As a r ul e , t h e C D ch a n g e r a n d m a g a z in e a re i n s t a l l e d i n t h e lu gg a g e
compartment of most vehicles. In other models, they may be
in s t a ll e d i n a c o mp a r tm e n t in t h e re a r s id e t r i m o r b e h i n d t h e d ri v e r
seat. Please refer to your Owner's Manual for the exact location.
The CD changer is intended for use with 12 cm (4.7 inch) discs
Fig. 44 CD changer
Fig. 45 CD magazine
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Drives 48Removing CDs from the magazine– Turn the magazine over and hold it with the CD release
lever up fig.49.
– Hold the release lever against the spring force.
– Press the C Ds o ut through the open ing in the back of the
– Take the CDs out of the magazine.
Always keep your CDs in their original cases to protect them
from dirt, dust, scratches or other damage.
Never expose CDs to direct sunlight.
Do not let the CDs drop!TipsPrecautions with laser devicesLaser devices are categorized according to DIN IEC 76 (CO) 6/ VDE
0837 into safety classes 1 - 4.
The laser devices in your Audi conform to safety class 1.
The laser used in Class 1 is so low and so well shielded, no danger
exists with proper usage.
D o n o t o p e n t h e c a b i n e t . Th e u n i t d o e s n o t c o n t a i n a n y c o m p o n e n t s
that can be maintained by the user.
Fig. 49 Removing CDs
from the magazine
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Compact Disc (CD)
It is possible that you may not be able to play CDs which are copy-
protected or CDs with CD ROM in your player. Only those CDs with
the logo “Compact Disc Digital Audio” on the CD itself can be
Tips on taking care of your CDsTo assure high-quality performance, make sure your CDs are clean.
The following tips are also important:
Never use CDs which are damaged or defective.
Do not play CDs which are scratched or damaged. Never leave your
CD in direct sunlight. They could warp. Store them in their original
Never play CD singles or CDs which are not round
Your CD player and CD changer can play and holdstandard CDs. Do
not play 3 inch single CDs.CDs which are not round, (shape CDs)
must not be played. They can jam up the player and cause it to
Fig. 50 Compact Disc
Fig. 51 Do not use the