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    What are these?

    I have no idea what these two things are in the corners of my dash by the window.

    Anyone else know?


    Last edited by Agent_Trig; 10th March 2011 at 13:18.
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    cant see the pictures

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    no pics mate
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    That's strange, how come I can see them?

    Edit > ok moved them to my own server - should be ok now.
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    yea mate pics working, the first looks like a diode? don't know about the second, are they wired in or what? aftermarket alarm or something?
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    Yeh looks like an aftermarket alarm which shouldnt be good.

    I have heard they can mess with the cars settings and begin to have a mind of its own as it confuses the car (With audi's anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    yea mate pics working, the first looks like a diode? don't know about the second, are they wired in or what? aftermarket alarm or something?
    They are both wired in yes - but not sure what to haha

    I dont seem to have an aftermarket alarm fitted - well at least I dont think so anyway. I thought all A3s came with factory fitted alarm/immob?
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    Well the left on is an LED, the right one looks like it could be a GPS ariel to me.

    Why they are there is a whole new question - LOL

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    I would check if any wires connected to the black block
    As others have stated it looks like a alarm or could be a GPS or some infra red device ?

    The other looks as it could have had something cliped to it as i suspect there are no wires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gti Jazz Blue View Post
    Well the left on is an LED, the right one looks like it could be a GPS ariel to me.

    Why they are there is a whole new question - LOL

    Paul
    I have an RNS-E installed, which was NOT factory fitted. Could the thing on the right be a receiver for the RNS-E GPS then?

    If the thing on the left is an LED for an aftermarket alarm, should be be blinking when the car has been locked with the fob? I dont have any aftermarket fobs, just the oem one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gti Jazz Blue View Post
    Well the left on is an LED, the right one looks like it could be a GPS ariel to me.

    Why they are there is a whole new question - LOL

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    Agree. Second one seems like a GPS ariel.
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    yes thats what it is then - GPS. Check what the LED is wired to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    yes thats what it is then - GPS. Check what the LED is wired to?
    I'll have a look later. How do I get to the LED? Is it through the glovebox?
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    maybe have to take the glovebox out mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gti Jazz Blue View Post
    Well the left on is an LED, the right one looks like it could be a GPS ariel to me.

    Why they are there is a whole new question - LOL

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    Defo an LED and GPS antenna for an RNSE
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    What function does the LED have with the RNS-E?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Defo an LED and GPS antenna for an RNSE
    What would the LED have to do with the RNS-E? And when should it light up because so far I have not seen it light up yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moag View Post
    What function does the LED have with the RNS-E?!
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Trig View Post
    What would the LED have to do with the RNS-E? And when should it light up because so far I have not seen it light up yet.
    Sorry, i didn't mean that the LED was part of the RNSE

    What i meant to say was:

    Defo an LED. And also a GPS antenna which is used to the RNSE
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    I have my antenna there, only place it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I have my antenna there, only place it worked.
    For the RNS-E?
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    Yup. you can pull the cover off the end of the dash and put it in there, thats where the wire will go anyway but i couldn't get a good signal there. others have ..

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    The end panel on the glovebox side just un-clips it kind of hinges from the end closest to the windscreen on clips.

    You could then see if the LED is wired up to anything.

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    I placed my rnse antenna on the underside of the dash in-between the centre two air vents have full reception their worth trying their if you wish to hide it.
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    my guess would be an extra led for the factory alarm maybe the old owner lived in a rough part of the country and the factory led isnt exactly bright is it lol just my 2p worth
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