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AMI (Audi Music Interface) – Cable Compatability Music

Mar 17

Like always new technologies are always being developed, that is what makes an Audi an Audi. It is hard enough keeping up to date on media devices, let alone having to worry about integrating them into your vehicle. I hear people say all the time “I am dependent on my cell phone” not realizing the potential of that litttle media device. Here is an updated sheet on AMI (Audi Music Interface) cable conpatabilaty, to help keep you connected.
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I added this spreadsheet to help you configure your iPod, iPhone or MP3 device in your Audi. I will continue to showcase original content in order to be your top source for Portland Audi.

Scott, Love the site and the content, as you know… But I have to say… as a consumer, I don’t find this table helpful at all. It’s layout is confusing, the only acronyms/abbreviations I recognize are 2G/3G.

What would really be helpful (to me at least) would be a table showing which cables for which vehicles for which iPod.

For instance on my 2009 A4 with Nav, cable X supports gen a,b, and c iPods and iPhones, and cable Y supports d,e,and f.

From Jason on March 26th, 2009

I agree… I am new to Audi and have just purchase a 2007 S4, but have no clue what cable works with my ipod. Any help would be great. Where to purchase would be a huge help. Love the site. ~ peter

From Name (required) Peter on April 3rd, 2009

to make it easy: the black grommet cable only works in the old MMI 2G AMI; the new blue grommet cable works everywhere (in MMI 2G there may be a SW update necessary..)

From mash on April 9th, 2009

Thank you for your excellent posts and info.
My May 2008 S3 RNS-E is ver 0650 and has the factory installed USB option. Do you think I can change to the new AMI, and what changes are needed?
Thank you

From aki on May 28th, 2009

aki: RNS-E is *NOT* MMI, even though it says so in the startup screen… it is RNS-E. MMI 2G is different.

Further reading on this:

2007 S4 does not have MMI.

From Local on June 21st, 2009

This site is awesome! Thanks for sharing your knowledge since it seems hard/impossible to find documentation on AMI. I have a 2008 A4 Cab w/ AMI & Nav. This AMI appears different from the ones you have described on these pages as it is designed so the ipod slips in and connects directly without a cable. It came with a variety of plastic adapters that allow different sizes of ipods to slip in. When I got the car last year, the dealer demonstrated this with my daughters big video ipod without an adapter and it worked well for a year. I use an adapter for my nano. A few weeks ago, I started to develop a problem where I would only get the right hand channel when using my daughters video ipod. If I pushed it into place, it would play full stereo, but if I hit a bump, it would disconnect. The dealer replaced the AMI but then advised against using any ipod without an adapter. I don’t want to break this again, but I’d like to be able to use the video ipod. Could this be done with one of these cables? Is there any documentation about which ipods are supported for use with this kind of AMI?

From John Sabasteanski on September 17th, 2009

hello,i have an audi allroad 09 with mmi 3g and navi,but no music interface on the glove box,what parts do i need to retrofit this in order to connect ipod and usb?thanks ARI

From ARI on November 9th, 2009

I am not as familiar with your model, we do not have the 2009 Allroad in the United states. I would have to imagine that you have the AMI in the glove box, look at the top of the inside of the glove box or on the right inner wall and there should be a place to connect your iPod Cable. Send us some pictures of your Allroad we would love to see then.

From Scott Mitchell on November 9th, 2009

So I have a stupid question. I have a 2008 Q7 with AMI. What version of MMI is this? v2? Is v3 2009 and newer? If so, is the L adapter the correct one?

From Mike on March 18th, 2010

I have a 2007 Audi A4. I am looking to add an ipod cable to my stock radio, what do I need in order for this to work?

From Hunter on July 18th, 2010

I have an 2008 A6 no nav with iPod adapter. I plug in nano, iphone it doesnt recognize my ipods. says source not connected. I dont understand. I just bought my A6 from a dealer in chicago and they gave me a new cord and the iphone didnt work they told me it is only compatible with ipods so i get home and it doesnt work with nano’s 2 different generations. My only alternative is to see if it works with my old gen 3 or 4 classic.

My next comment is going to be very direct. I purchased a 2007 A6 4.2 loaded with 52000 miles and I have had engine part replacement air intake fan motors to be exact, left sided and right sided, 11000 miles after they were installed they tell me I need to replace both of them. For a german mfg. to bring this kind of interface to the market, without the option of an 1/8 or 3.5mm whatever is disgusting. How in the world can you not engineer this into your MMI. The Koreans even offer a jack in their low end cars. Audi is a lot like apple. We do what we want and you will like it… Such a sad thing…………

From jim on December 1st, 2010

I have a 3gs ipod with the blue cable and it seems to connect to my 2010 a4 ami, but when I go into media it asks if i want to import tracks from playlist and then there are none available even though I have many playlists and have already tried making a dedicated audi titled playlist. can anyone tell me if I need to setup anything on my ipod to be able to access my music? This very expensive system is sending me very crazy, PLEASE

From jim on March 18th, 2011

answered without answering, awesome.
I just read your other notes on importing music, so i will try that, thank you very much, but what I dont understand is why i cant play music directly from my 3gs ipod through the ami. My ipod is jailbroken, could this have any effect? As when i choose the source, the ami option is grey, thus not an available option, and as this model has the navigation it had dvd as source instead of cd but that cannot be selected either.

From jim on March 18th, 2011

What a great site. I have an Audi A6 with AMI and until recently I have been using an Ipod via the Interface cable without Issue.My Ipod has failed and I have tried to connect my Sony Walkman NWZ-E445 16GB Digital Media Player via USB but the message I get states that “this type of media device or cable is unsupported”. 
Do you have any suggestions or should I buy another ipod. 
Thanks in advance for any help

From Graham on August 29th, 2011

Thank you for this website, highly appreciated!
Is the SW number of the audi MMI-Most unit the SW number that I can find in the MMI under Version?I found the SW number: AU-HU
In the table is mentioned that it should be >=700 to make an update possible. Is this related to the last four digits in my SW number.
More directly, can I ask my dealer for an update in order to make my Iphone 4 work with the AMI. (I got the blue cable from an audi dealer)

Cheers, Willem

From Willem on September 2nd, 2011

I purchased a 2011 A8 that did not come with Audi Connect. Does anybody know if there will be a retrofit?

From Tcoach4 on September 12th, 2011

The 2011 A8 did not come with connect.

From I Am Audi on September 13th, 2011

I have iPhone 4 and i cant listen my music vía Bluetooth in my Audi A3

From Negrobrunet on October 14th, 2011

Hi, I assume that I need black grommet for the Audi Q7 2008 and 2009 models. But which one – “4F0 051 510 E” or “4F0 051 510 L” ?

From Noqubala on January 13th, 2012

Hi. Recently bought an ’08 Q7, and the 4F0 051 510 E AMI cable came with it. I have an old iPod mini, an iPod Touch and an iPhone 4s. I’ve tried to connect each of them to the AMI but the system does not recognize any of the devices, it does not register on the screen. Is the cable not compatible with these devices? Do I need another AMI cable? Any advice would be appreciated….

From CoyNV on March 29th, 2012

I have a audi a4 with Ami and when I connect my I phone 4s the screen says your device may not be connected or operating correctly ? What is the issue here and has anyone else had this issue. Thanks in advance for any help.

From Steve k on September 24th, 2012

Hi, I am new to Audi, and have just purchased a 2009 A6.. It has the MMI system in the glove box, however it looks nothing like what you have shown on this site, my system has the CD Shuttle on one side of the glove box, and a DVD play on the other side, I do not have any interface like the one you show in putting a iPod connecter in. I would dearly like to install one, but donet know where or what one.. ANy help would be appreciated..

From David on November 9th, 2012

I have MMI 2g , ami updated to 850 (5570) , but with the blue grommet cable DOESNT Work, ipod 3g or iphone 4g neither… Any recommendations??

From Paulo on January 6th, 2013

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