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    A3 SportBack 2TFSI quattro DSG

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    Jul 2009

    My custom phone bracket "RNS-E"

    Hi all.

    I have been seaching for a phone holder / bracket for my A3 for a long time.
    My previuse A3 had the phone cradel on the dash witch was working good.
    But my new one come without this. I could not make me retro install this by drilling holes into my dash, so had to find a new solution for this.

    There is a produser that makes super slick brackets that simply just clip into plases without needing any holes drilling etc. it is called (just to mention this)

    They have a nice bracket that replace the stock ficksing plase in the dash. (in the same area)
    This clips in between the radio and the dash. The bad thing is that this only fits the 2-din radio and not the RNS-E.

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    Brodit Audi A3 2007-2009 RHD ProClip Mount (Brodit 653990)
    this is for RHD cars (I am using this)

    Brodit Audi A3 2008-2010 LHD ProClip Mount (Brodit 853990)
    this is for LHD cars

    I took the chance by ordering this and to see if it realy did not fit the RNS-E unit. Hoped i just was a miss print. The 2ding radio and RNS-E should have the same fixing point or? Whel I was wrong.

    To have it fit the RNS-E unit i had to mill out for the fram thikknes on the RNS-E witch is 6mm on the top and 8mm on the side.
    This was done by a local company. The Brodit bracket had no problems with this mod. Just cant understand why Brodit did not do it there selfs.

    Under you can see picturers of the progress and result. I used the RHD bracket to get the stock location on my LHD car. For you RHD cars you would have to buy the one for the LHD.

    Hope this helps some one that is after what I needed.
    The phone holder is for a iPhone4 also from Brodit.

    Had to trim away the rubber seal on the top of the RNS-E unit for clearance.

    Finaly a nice place to place the phone.

    Hope you like this.

    Last edited by A3SBQ; 30th June 2011 at 12:17.

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    HI Mate,
    I have the same holder in my car, have been using it for a year now

    HTC bracket with symphony unit:

    iPhone 4 Bracket on Pioneer Headunit:

    As you can see i have hidden the charger cable behind the heater control panel.
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    A3 SportBack 2TFSI quattro DSG

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    Jul 2009
    Hi Ash.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures.
    It is good to know that the bracket will fit when used on after marked head unit like your Pioneer.

    Bear in mind that for it to work on the stock head unit RNS-E it needs the milling as explained above.




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