A3 8P Retrofit Camera Placement Help

Discussion in 'Navigation units' started by s2nrbald, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. s2nrbald New Member

    I have an Audi A3 8p here in Germany. I have installed a Kenwood DNX5240BT navigation unit and want to install the corresponding Kenwood camera, CCD-2000. Does anyone have experience on placement of this camera? I am assuming it will go somewhere in the license plate area. I have seen some results on the larger Audi's, but nothing yet on A3. I would love some pictures if possible.
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  3. danish_a3 Member

    If you use the orginal Q7, RS6 camera it fits perfectly just above the license plate - you will need a special "license plate light holder"
  4. s2nrbald New Member

    And the license plate light holder will be the same size regardless of US or EU plates?
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    PetrolDave Super Moderator

    AFAIK yes it's the same.
  5. s2nrbald New Member

    One last dumb question. Looking at the Audi door handle in the FIY (4L0 827 574 3F2 - Door handle), does this door handle work just like the one I have (2009 8P). The reason I say that is that I expect some type of cable to be coming from the door handle as the door handle seems to electronically respond to my open request (when my hand is inside). And I do not see any wire. I hope this makes sense.
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    PetrolDave Super Moderator

    The handle has a mechanical connection to the lock, and the switch is in the lock.
  6. s2nrbald New Member

    But it feels as if the handle is similiar to a touch pad (and not a mechanical grasp). Just inserting my hand seems to issue the door open signal.
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    PetrolDave Super Moderator

    There's no point me answering if you're not willing to listen...
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