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Audi iPod / iPhone “Plus” Cable – Red Grommet

Sep 8

So we’re at it again, we found a new new Audi accessory but to be completely honest an I Am Audi Twitter follower actually pointed us in the direction. One of the #1 most requested options and Audi Accessories is an iPod adapter, so it is no wonder that the Audi iPod Cable is as requested as it is, especially when it offers new capabilities. The new Red Audi iPod Cable offers many new functions as stated by Audi – “Adapter wire “plus” with Apple license chip for iPod/iPhone. Thanks to the Apple license chip, the iPod/iPhone adapter wire “plus” offers the following additional functions.”

-CoverArt (display of covers stored on iPod/iPhone)
– Browsing within iPod/iPhone video content
– Playback of videos, films, video podcasts, music videos

“Availability of the above functions depends on the vehicle and iPod/iPhone. For additional information on these functions as well as Audi-approved types and software statuses, visit:” Suprisingly the New iPod Plus cable does not make mention of any Bluetooth Streaming capabilities, that is a bit of a shame. Disclaimer: We’ve attempted to establish connectivity with this cable on both a 3G MMI Plus navigation system as well as a 2012 A6 with no luck, so it appears an update may be needed or this cable is not compatible for US spec cars.

Audi iPod Cable Red Grommet
Audi iPod Cable Red Grommet
Audi iPod Cable Red Grommet
Audi iPod Cable Red Grommet

Hey Scott – it would be great to know whether we can upgrade the firmware of the Audi Music Interface to make this cable work. I’d love to be able to have these features in my 2011 S4 with the 3G MMI. Any idea how to find out?

From Mario van der Linden on September 9th, 2011

The Bluetooth streaming has nothing to do with the cable. You connect the iPhone through the “TEL” menu, and not “MEDIA”. Choose to connect the “Bluetooth audio player” and not just only the “Bluetooth headset”. When it’s connected the iPhone will appear in “Source” in the “MEDIA” menu.

Hope that helps. This is for a 2012 A7.

From Asd on September 9th, 2011

it works in the a1 , a7 , a8 (new) q3

From Playjens on September 10th, 2011

it works in the a1 , a7 , a8 (new) q3

From Playjens on September 10th, 2011

U sure about that

From Fdotguido on September 12th, 2011


From Playjens on September 17th, 2011

Any news on this?

From Anonymous on November 2nd, 2011

Excited to hear about this as well as a cable extender for the 2011 S4 with 3G MMI in North America (Canada). I am working on the cable extension issue as I feel the cable should have an option to come out of the center console rather than the short hard to get to glove box connection. Video playback would be fun. Now how do I get the video to split to two iPad 2s in the back seats for the kids. It’s a crazy world that is just one connection away.

From Nathaniel Freedman on November 19th, 2011

Sorry forgot to subscribe.

From Nathaniel Freedman on November 19th, 2011

I own an Audi Q5 (2010 model).  Where can I buy an iPod adaptor cable (and how much should it cost) so I can listen to music on my iPod through my Symphony car stereo system ?

From Jennie on December 20th, 2011

Works like a charm on A6 2012 with iPhone 4S anyways. 

From gb on March 8th, 2012

Hi, I used to be able to play music through the sound system via my iPhone which I connected using the cable in the glove compartment. I used to be able to see the iPhone pop up in the Source menu, but it’s not appearing anymore for some reason! Is this a problem with the latest iOS or something??

From Zogfield999 on March 12th, 2012

Hello guys, I have an Audi TTs Feb 2009 with the new RNS-e 193 D with the AMI, and the blue cable is working but not the red one…

Do you know if i should code with vag com to make it work, or any upgrade on my new rns-e sw 0200?

From Tricepa on August 2nd, 2012


Stupid question, but I got the cable, got the port on my glove box, but it simply doesn’t fit. Is there any special way or trick to make it fit? sorry for the dumb question…

From Fernando on August 25th, 2012

[…] Hi peeps. Just picked up my new Q3 and the dealer gave me the AMI cable with the blue grommet, however I don't get cover art appearing on my MMI plus ? Online I see some people talking about a red grommet cable, surely if this is the fix then why wouldn't the dealer give me that one? Anyone know if I can get one of these in Australia? Thanks. Audi iPod / iPhone “Plus” Cable – Red Grommet | I Am Audi […]

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