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 Post subject: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Hi all,
I'm a week and a bit in to ownership of my 2017 Technik etron and diving deeper in to some of the bells and whistles.
Having read from this topic http://www.myaudia3etron.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=120 that A3 wasn't on the list to get Audi Connect I didn't look too far in to it. However upon further inspection of my vehicle there is a SIM card slot in the glove box, and the MMI does have a wifi section..

The myAudi connect site doesn't give much functionality other than downloading a map update, but I was able to find a 'user registration' link buried in there which emailed me a code. The instructions said to take this to the dealer to get registered.. for what exactly I'm not sure! I forwarded it to my sales rep that sold me the car, he said he would look in to it and get back to me.

I'm not getting my hopes up, but it does say on the Audi connect Canada site that other than the A4 and Q7 but other models will be available in 2017... I suppose we will see!
http://www.audi.ca/ca/web/en/customer-area/audi-connect.html

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Small update, I received the key user agreement and my Audi verification confirmation. It looks like I'm enrolled for Audi Connect.. They do have my A3 for all the vehicle information, however I do see this in the instructions page:
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Your personal contract – for services tailored to you
As the owner of an A4 or Q7 with Audi connect, you have access to a number of security-sensitive Audi connect services, such as the ability to view vehicle data and custom settings at home on your computer or away from home via app. To use these services, please verify that you are the owner of the vehicle by completing the key user contract. Then only you and people you have added can use these services.


Also without a SIM card I can't do much. Haven't heard back from my dealer yet, I'll ping him tomorrow. But I'm starting to think that this vehicle will be getting Connect services, maybe they just held it back and introduced the A4 and Q7's first?

To be continued...

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:36 pm 
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Dealer said no dice on connect services 'at the moment' so we'll wait and see what 2017 brings us.
Also I tried a SIM card in the slot in the glove box, but there is no where to configure settings in the MMI. I think this is a dead end until (fingers crossed) Audi chooses to open it up to us A3 owning Canadians. :/


Ian


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm 
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I'm very curious about all this as well, would love to have access to the remote AC.

I wonder since it seemed you were registered in audi connect, and got all the verification and stuff, if there is an OBD tweak to open it up.

Unfortunately it seems they've now release the 2018 q5 and a5 with connect and skimmed passed the a3. Hopefully this means they aren't waiting for the 2018 a3 before enabling connect since it seems we have everything required.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:52 am 
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I've asked my dealership about this recently, but it still doesn't seem to be officially supported for the 2017 A3 e-tron, but is for other 2018 Audi models. There is a one-time cost associated with getting Audi Connect (I believe it was $529) that presumably gives you the required SIM card and access to the service. I will keep inquiring about this as I feel that all of the required hardware is available in the 2017 A3 e-tron.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:36 pm 
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Well it looks like some folks have figured out how to get google earth to work if you aren't afraid to mod the settings and willing to tether to an Android phone for data.

http://www.audiworld.com/forums/a4-b9-platform-discussion-212/guide-enable-google-earth-traffic-canada-spec-audi-2912779/

I might try it out at some point but don't have OBDeleven or an Android phone.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:13 am 
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Interesting thread and worth a follow, but the usefulness of Google Earth in dash with the hoops to set it up every car start seems limited. But if they can get the SIM working on A3 I would be excited..
Thanks for sharing!

Ian


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Has anyone confirmed with their car whether the remote climate features work in Canada, even though the A3 doesn't have the Connect enabled?


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:20 pm 
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There is nowhere in the app to access the climate settings. It seems it pulls regional options when you log in to Audi connect , so all you get really is the 'where did I park my car' function, and a few other useless functions.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 A3 Audi Connect in Canada
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:12 pm 
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That's pretty lame. I also emailed AudiTalk. They have no reason to keep the e-tron from having these features in Canada..if you ask me it's pretty pathetic.


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