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    Concert II to RNS-E & Bluetooth conversion

    Here are some pics of a job I did this weekend, standard Concert II to RNS-E DVD navigation and Bluetooth.

    Before with Concert


    After with RNS-E & Bluetooth








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    Looks good, how easy is it to change from the single to double din ? is it cheap ?

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    A3 is probably the hardest to do, as trimming the aircon is tricky and removing the cage is a pig. This install took 4 hours. The DIN conversion needs around £150 worth of parts. Then the costs of the RNS-E and bluetooth parts.

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    looking good. what happend to the duck!
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    No ducks were harmed during this upgrade...

    It was relocated by it's owner

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    That looks superb!

    Go on then. From start to finish, everything included, how much? PM if you wish.


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    did a good job trimming the Air Con! I don't think i'd have the balls to have a go at it tbh... Looks a very professional job.

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    I have to say I am well impressed with this, looks the dogs cohonus. How easy would it be to retrofit the latest phone prep into the arm rest ?

    Cheers


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    i'm well impressed too ... as it's my car! car now feels complete. total dream.

    and it's the car's duck (donation from embarrassed son). permatan ducky made it to the back seat and although he made it through the retrofit safe and sound, he's sadly currently covered in glass dust and flakes after a bit of piston came flying through my windscreen last night.

    thanks craig. i'm looking forward to getting my car back tomorrow with new glass and playing around more with all these new toys.

    a highly recommended and all-round satisfying experience for any of you considering it.

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    If you don't mind me asking, how did a piece of piston end up through your windscreen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro
    If you don't mind me asking, how did a piece of piston end up through your windscreen?
    Just thinking the same myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich1068
    That looks superb!

    Go on then. From start to finish, everything included, how much? PM if you wish.
    1600 for the lot, Sat NAV, conversion and phone prep.

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    Why do you need the prep in the armrest, 99% of users do not ever plug the phone into the prep cradle, so bluetooth only is enough at 400.

    Quote Originally Posted by killbill
    I have to say I am well impressed with this, looks the dogs cohonus. How easy would it be to retrofit the latest phone prep into the arm rest ?

    Cheers


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    it blew out of the bottom of a citroen xsara on the m6 toll, bounced off the carriageway. i managed to miss the other bits of flying engine luckily. i'm going to only follow german cars for a while.


    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro
    If you don't mind me asking, how did a piece of piston end up through your windscreen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s8craig
    Why do you need the prep in the armrest, 99% of users do not ever plug the phone into the prep cradle, so bluetooth only is enough at 400.
    Thought you need the full prep for the bluetooth to work, obviously not, do you need the MFSW for the bluetooth install to work ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by killbill
    Thought you need the full prep for the bluetooth to work, obviously not, do you need the MFSW for the bluetooth install to work ?

    The bluetooth prep will work with nothing installed at all except concert/symphony/RNS-D and the phone prep, it basically acts as a send and receive device, names and numbers will pop up on the DIS when the phone book has transferred and you set you phone to auto answer.

    If you have a MFSW, then you can control the phone through the wheel and DIS and make and recieve calls as long as your phonebook transfers. Also you get voice control of the phone.

    If you have the RNS-E nav system, you don't really need the MFSW, as you can control the phone from the nav screen. But the MFSW helps as you get voice commands as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s8craig
    The bluetooth prep will work with nothing installed at all except concert/symphony/RNS-D and the phone prep, it basically acts as a send and receive device, names and numbers will pop up on the DIS when the phone book has transferred and you set you phone to auto answer.

    If you have a MFSW, then you can control the phone through the wheel and DIS and make and recieve calls as long as your phonebook transfers. Also you get voice control of the phone.

    If you have the RNS-E nav system, you don't really need the MFSW, as you can control the phone from the nav screen. But the MFSW helps as you get voice commands as well.
    Thanks for the info. Mya well be in touch when the A3 arrives.

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    what bits are required for the bluetooth?
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    what bits are required for the citroen xsara?
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    Out of interest, what voice commands does the BT kit support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfiejts
    what bits are required for the citroen xsara?
    LOL
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