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    RNS-E just turned up

    Got this for an absolute gift imo, got the unit, then the adapter cables, and double din unit with buttons



    Will be going in this weekend

    Just a few quick questions though as the search on here dosnt work too well for me at the minute, im sure ill be able to use it better soon, as ive found the info before but cant now

    1: What coding needs to be done once this is plugged in to get the DIS showing information from it?
    2: Is it all plug and play or will I need to make any other changes at all? I have the quadlock adapter kit, and diversity antenna
    3: The GPS ariel, i just place this up on the underneath of the top of the dash behind the clocks?

    Also another quick question regarding the double din part of the conversion, i have a card tray with the illuminated front, what do i connect this into or will the cable be there already?

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    You will have to play about with the GPS ariel position. I ended up taking mine over the top of the glove box and out the end of the dash in order to get 6+ satellites. It sits behind the tax disk holder now. reception was crap on top of the glove box as recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    You will have to play about with the GPS ariel position. I ended up taking mine over the top of the glove box and out the end of the dash in order to get 6+ satellites. It sits behind the tax disk holder now. reception was crap on top of the glove box as recommended.
    I haven't unravelled all the cable yet but I guess there isn't enough to go up the a pillar then?

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    you might have to fit a diversity aerial if the receptions poor as the symphony 2+ fitted in yours will use adifferent configuration - im waiting for my RNS-E to turn up and have just managed to steal the most expensive part off ebay today for this aerial - the lower amp for 57 (107 at dealer )....diversity aerial is a 150 parts job if the signals crap - from what i have read its to be expected

    Also the coding, from what i can see its just the CAN bus you have to make aware..... although still need to do some reading on this.

    Theres an RNS-E fitment guide in the FAQs section, the diversity fitment guide is on page 2 of the same FAQ's thread
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    hang on, depends on the age of your car, thought from your posts that you had an MY10, but appears not
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    I heard something about the amp being needed being a possibility though was told i should be able to get away with it (cant remember why)

    Thanks for location of the FAQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    you might have to fit a diversity aerial if the receptions poor as the symphony 2+ fitted in yours will use adifferent configuration - im waiting for my RNS-E to turn up and have just managed to steal the most expensive part off ebay today for this aerial - the lower amp for 57 (107 at dealer )....diversity aerial is a 150 parts job if the signals crap - from what i have read its to be expected

    Also the coding, from what i can see its just the CAN bus you have to make aware..... although still need to do some reading on this.

    Theres an RNS-E fitment guide in the FAQs section, the diversity fitment guide is on page 2 of the same FAQ's thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    hang on, depends on the age of your car, thought from your posts that you had an MY10, but appears not
    Haha no, its an old 2004

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    nice job

    Yeah i couldnt work out whether i needed it or not - just didnt want to lose signal on the motorway on one random journey or for it to keep switching stations.

    Prob gonna cost me 100 for the kit now so worth changing i think for the hell of it - will prob fit the unit and live with it for a week to gauge then sell the stuff on as a kit if needs be.

    Let us know how you get on....
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    The RNSE will fit straight in a 2004 with no extras needed Ariel plugs straight in with good reception. I didn't even need to code mine, even the DIS worked OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    The RNSE will fit straight in a 2004 with no extras needed Ariel plugs straight in with good reception. I didn't even need to code mine, even the DIS worked OK.
    Might have bits to sell back on then as I've brought an Ariel adapter and bits i was told id need :P

    Do we get the directions on the DIS? Id imagine we would but just to check

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    Sorry but i was assuming you had the quad lock and Ariel adapter. What you will not need is the new Ariel etc for the tailgate that you would need for a 2007 + model car.

    The adapters are a straight forward fit but you might need to fiddle with the connections if you have bose ?

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    The dis will give a count down to junctions and 3rd exit type diagram at roundabouts etc.

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    Paddy, this Bose pin..... how hard is it to extract from the plug?
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    lol joe i told you the right bits to get dont worry
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    I cant remember off hand what the plug numbers were but i think i moved it from pin 3 to pin 7.` Its fitted in to the plastic socket with a fish hook type barb so you need to slide a thin screwdriver or simular down the socket to depress the barb so you can pull out the pin and put in the empty No. 7 socket. there are threads on here that explain. some adapters for quad lock are wired for Bose anyway. Either way it will work anyway but with out the Bose enhancement if the pin is not moved.

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    cool, so long as the Bose is in position 7 of the quadlock then im fine with sounds of things.......

    sorry to the OP, slight detraction
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    This shows the quad lock You need to move the bose pin so it goes from the red conection to the Green in the picture.


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    My car has bose, and cables apparently made for bose enabled car... hopefully its all plug and play, anyway i can test im getting the best from it, or actually, easier yet ill go check the pin now lol

    Edit, ive nothing in pin 7, and have a purple wire into pin 3 so ill need to change it, just tried but failed, so will try again tomorow just before i fit it all

    Thanks for the info

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    good call Paddy - but please stop posting now, im all 'thanked' out
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    OK mate i will shut up......and not mention the wad of 50 notes all Audi's have hidden by the factory in the .........Oh i was going to shut up wasn't I ?

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    Here it is just before going in



    I already had an antenna beside the 'normal' one which would fit, so still used the adapter and ran two ariels, not sure if this is the same on all cars but radio works spot on



    Fitted in place, the gps i put into the roof lining but got 1 satalitte at most (i thought this would be an awsome place to be) so i moved it to above where the glovebox is through a small hole until it touched onto a metal bracket of the matrix (the gps antenna has a magnet built in) i now got 8 satellites and it all works perfect

    Few more pictures, with glimpses of the roof lining i dyed, though i still havnt put the rest in, and one picture of the drivers seat retrimmed (Ignore the passenger one still needs to be done) someone wanted to see this picture so thought id stick it in here






    Just going to modify the climate control when i get my flocked bits back (as you can see a few bits are missing like the centre console, these are currently being flocked )



    All in all though im VERY happy with the unit, the way it operates etc, though it has now made me want to buy the part to get the telephone working

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    How hard was it to fit the cage? i hear its a ball ache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike071288 View Post
    How hard was it to fit the cage? i hear its a ball ache.
    Only ball ache imo was getting the cage out and back in once it was unscrewed, though i already had the glovebox, steering column cover, and centre console out so was very easy, theres a number of screws but youll be able to find them all from reference of the double din cage youd buy

    One favour i need off someone with the double din in place already... Any chance you can measure the distance between the furthest left and right point at the top and bottom of the climate control unit so i can get it trimmed and fitted now

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    Do you mean front face dimensions ?

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    Yer, need to trim it to fit but I dont have any of the console to make a template or measure

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    MY A3 2003 HAS THE 6 DISC CD WITH TAPE AND BOSE , SO DO I ALREADY HAVE THE DOUBLE DIN ? CHEERS

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    Whats the unit ? sounds like a double din symphony

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    Quote Originally Posted by olliea3 View Post
    MY A3 2003 HAS THE 6 DISC CD WITH TAPE AND BOSE , SO DO I ALREADY HAVE THE DOUBLE DIN ? CHEERS
    Yeah, if u have a built in CD changer you have a double DIN

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    Good work Joe, looks smart!

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    yeh its a symphony ! is that a good start then ? whats the list of things ill need for this mod ? its a 2003

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    All you need is an RNSE head unit and the wireing adaptor for BOSE as well as the Ariel plug. It will slot straight in, takes 5 mins max. done it myself.

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    can feel my walet getting lighter thanks to you lot :P

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    This is what you need but if you can find it for BOSE it will save you having to move the pin in the socket.

    Audi A3 A4 A6 RNS-E plug & play adapter retrofit kit on eBay (end time 05-Mar-11 11:49:36 GMT)

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    Could anyone make a cardboard template of there climate control unit on a double din take measurements of each corner etc? Would be a huge help!!

 

 

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