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    RNS-E retrofit GPS unit placement

    Removed my RNS replica unit tonight and fitted the OEM "G" revision unit.

    Now I've yet to fiddle with any VCDS coding yet (still sifting through what needs to be done) but for the moment I'm more concerned about where the GPS antenna unit should go. It's got a hell of a length of wire attached and has a magnetic backing so the possibilities are endless.

    Where have you lot that have retrofitted put yours for decent reception?

    Current: 2010 Audi S3 Sportback S-tronic
    Ex: 2007 Audi A3 Sportback - 2.0T DSG
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    Stick it to the left of passenger air vent against inside of dash with 3-4 layers of double sided sticky foam tape, best place to fit for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Stick it to the left of passenger air vent against inside of dash with 3-4 layers of double sided sticky foam tape, best place to fit for sure.
    Cheers, I'll do that!

    Oddly enough the car has a sharkfin aerial and I was under the impression it would take care of GPS reception. Can't see any evidence of a connector in the dash though.

    Current: 2010 Audi S3 Sportback S-tronic
    Ex: 2007 Audi A3 Sportback - 2.0T DSG
    Ex: 2008 Opel Corsa OPC
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    Nope, sharkfin fitted doesnt denote it has gps, you can remove roof trim above parcel shelf & look for the unused gps connector & run extension cable, but it may be the basic version just for phone.

    There are 3 functions of sharkfins iirc, phone, gps & aux heater, not all are on all sharkfins fitted, I believe they are fitted with all if replaced for faulty, but most arent from factory unless nav spec'd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Nope, sharkfin fitted doesnt denote it has gps, you can remove roof trim above parcel shelf & look for the unused gps connector & run extension cable, but it may be the basic version just for phone.

    There are 3 functions of sharkfins iirc, phone, gps & aux heater, not all are on all sharkfins fitted, I believe they are fitted with all if replaced for faulty, but most arent from factory unless nav spec'd.
    That would explain it then...car has phone prep

    Current: 2010 Audi S3 Sportback S-tronic
    Ex: 2007 Audi A3 Sportback - 2.0T DSG
    Ex: 2008 Opel Corsa OPC
    Ex: 2004 Opel Corsa Lite
    Ex: 1978 VW Beetle

 

 

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