How To Restore Sounds From MMI 2G Component Protection (CP)

When we replaced a new MMI 2G Head Unit (4E0035729-A) from a donor car, chances are we will have component protection (CP) which prevents us to play radio or CD changer, the sounds will be muted (disabled) and we would see the speaker icon with a slash on it. There is one way to restore the sounds but not the CP by program the eeprom AT64A on the Head Unit with the old (original HU) image. The way to do this is using a CH341A USB programmer with some 30 agw wires, small enough to slide through the vias on the PCB. If you received a Head Unit that has CP removed, you may need to use VCDS to turn on the Suspension and other menus, especially the BT module (the telephone option must be set to UHV/BTA). If you upgraded the MMI software and bricked the HU, you may corrupted the 2 EEPROMs on the board which not much you can do besides getting a new one.

We can also remove the CP completely by sending the CP image of the new HU to for CP removed image on your HU. When you received the hacked image, just re-program to the new HU. 

VIAS and Pinout for programming AT64A  24c64a wiring for programming


BT_enable_screen LEDs on CH341a USB programmer 2 big eeproms for 4e0035729a


  • Hi, I have an Audi q7 2008. I have stripped and found the 2g MMI pcb is missing the rubber over lay / seal.
    Would you have this part.
    Thanks in advance.

      • Hey I need a help i have a Audi a6 c7 2014 i replay the CD player unit now it’s show component protection and no sound coming from car but expect everything is working can you help me i can pay money for your service My emails address is

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