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I wrote a quick guide for installing the RNS-E system in the 8L chassis so thought i would post it here as its very similar to the RNS-D system.
Basic Guide to setting up RNSE in an Audi 8L
Items needed :
RNSE – Best from an audi B6/B7 A4 as these are the closest in size to the hole in the 8L dash. Please note in order to get the RNSE to fit properly you will need to trim it down a small bit on the sides towards the top and also on the bottom edge as you need to remove the chrome strip and then remove the excess plastic.
Stereo removal keys x 4 : Best bought as a set along with the loom from Kufatec
Fakra radio connector : to connect your radio aeriel to the RNSE again best from Kufatec
GPS aeriel : bought as part of a bundle with loom from kufatec
Loom : Kufatec will make a loom for your car after you let them know which stereo you had originally and what car you have and does it have bose or not.
Wire to run from behind dash clocks to the loom for Can High Can Low and Gala speed sensor.
Maps DVD – preferably an original as these work best.
VCDS : to be able to code the RNSE unit so that it thinks its fitted to an a^ as this is the only way to get it to function in the 8L
To Install :
In order for the RNSE to function correctly 3 wires need to be run from behind the dash clocks (speedo rev counter etc).
Remove the clocks and on the back you will see 3 connectors 1 green 1 blue and 1 grey. We need to connect a wire on Pin 31 on the blue connector and run that to the wire on your new kufatec loom that connects to the gala speed sensor in the RNSE. We then need to connect 2 more wires in the grey connector Pin 5 (Can High) and Pin 6 (Can Low) these then need to be run to the loom and connected to the same on the RNSE (please note the RNSE has a wiring guide on it to help you identify which wires these are.
Whilst the dash clocks are removed this is a good location to install the GPS aeriel too and then you can run the wire to the RNSE the same as you had with the 3 wires you just made.
The dash clocks can now be reconnected and fitted back in the dash
At this point it might be a good idea to test the setup and code the RNSE so you can confirm everything works.
Once you are happy that the unit functions correctly you can then trim the RNSE to the space you have in the 8L (take you time and remove small amounts at a time).
Once it is trimmed you can push it into the cage and it should click into place.
You should now see info displayed on your DIS screen giving SATNAV info and also radio/MP3 info.
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