Sky InsuranceAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: RNS-E Help....

  1. #1
    cliveywolves's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    229

    RNS-E Help....

    Hi just about to buy and install a RNS-E Unit into my A3 , the part number is 8P0 035 192 which is a 2004 Model Unit.

    I have got a RNS-E 2005 DVD Map which i know will work with this Unit,
    anybody know if i could use 2006/2007 map and would this work, or would i need to upgrade the unit or something first ????

    Cheers....

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Yes, you can use later maps without any problems. The 2006_1 DVD comes with software version 0460, and 0500 is available on a separate CD, plus the latest 2007 DVDs comes with TMC (Traffic Message Channel) and software 0550.

    Basically, you get the DVD, insert it, and if there is a software upgrade on it, the RNS-E will automatically run it.
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  4. #3
    cliveywolves's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    229
    yeah...

    so i can basically buy whatever version i want throw it in my rns-e and it will do the rest for me ????

    i have already got 2005 dvd is there any point buying 2006 does it do anything more than what i got already ? Should i just try and get 2007 version ...

    cheers again..

  5. #4
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,488
    if they're still based on the teleatlas maps, i'd only bother upgrading every 2 years. Its a lot of money to upgrade every year - especially as it took 3 years for a major road development near me to appear on a new disc.

    In the end though, it depends on how much you use your sat nav i guess.


  6. #5
    arthurfuxake's Avatar
    Controversial & Contradictive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,306
    You can get 2007 versions from Craigyb, just pm him. 2007 includes TMC which is the traffic information.
    53 A4 2.5TDi Quattro Sport 180 Tiptronic. Heated Buffalino leather, DVD Sat Nav RNS-E, TV, Bluetooth, 6 cd, BOSE, Colour DIS, Cruise Control, Auto lights and mirrors, Interior light pack, Heated mirrors.

  7. #6
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Quote Originally Posted by madvw
    if they're still based on the teleatlas maps, i'd only bother upgrading every 2 years. Its a lot of money to upgrade every year - especially as it took 3 years for a major road development near me to appear on a new disc.

    In the end though, it depends on how much you use your sat nav i guess.
    Good point - for exactly the same reason, I upgraded to the 2006 DVD because some roads local to me were missing, such as the A120 bypass extension in Essex. For a couple of weeks I was driving across fields and rivers!
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  8. #7
    Vertigo1's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,487
    Well Audi are about to start offering 2007 discs free, although it's not entirely clear who will qualify for this yet. I'd get it fitted and use your 2005 disc for the moment and then, come the end of Jan when the upgrade offer starts, see if you can get a 2007 disc set out of them for free.

  9. #8
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,488
    bloody hell, "audi" and "free" in the same sentence?


  10. #9
    terrymcg's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    West Lothian
    Posts
    236
    Ill second that Vertigo, I have been given the same response from Audi about the 2007 Nav Discs. A "Good will gesture" They called it. But I reckon you will have to had your RNS-E installed in the factory as they will just check the spec list on your car.

    You might get lucky if you just go in on a busy saturday morning waving the old disc in their face! As I also beleive they are taking the old ones in exchange for the 2007 disc.

    Worth a try though.....


    57 Plate Imola Yellow S3

  11. #10
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    West London
    Posts
    850
    Do you guys know when Audi will start giving them away?
    Now:BMW 530d M-sport tourer. Then:Lava Grey A3 Sportback S-line 2.0TFSI Quattro, S-line Special Edition, Xenon Plus, Leather, Light and Rain Pack, Interior light Pack, Bose, DVD Nav+, Bluetooth, Multifunction wheel,Cruise, Heated Front Seats, Folding Mirrors, Rear Parking Sensor and some other bits.

  12. #11
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    61
    Europe 2007 2 DVD set now being shipped with new Audi A3s. At least they have been shipped with my Week 50 (2006) build A3. Collect Wednesday.

  13. #12
    terrymcg's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    West Lothian
    Posts
    236
    Dandle,

    Here is a copy of what the guy from glasgow audi e mailed me back, this is all I know:

    Hi Mr "terrymcg",

    Thanks for your recent enquiry re the above. These discs are currently being supplied on a Free Of Charge basis to existing DVD based vehicles as a goodwill gesture.
    There is currently no stock of these discs at the factory but if you contact our service call centre on 0141 565 6300 and give them the vehicle details they will raise a job card and order the disc for you and when it becomes available they will contact you to have it fitted.

    Regards

    George Hayes
    Parts Manager

    So I am in two minds to ring or not as I reckon they will just check up when they punch your VIN into the computer! And for those of us that have retrofitted, I expect it will come back with a big fat NO!


    Terry
    Last edited by terrymcg; 8th January 2007 at 22:28.


    57 Plate Imola Yellow S3

  14. #13
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    West London
    Posts
    850
    Cheers terrymcg. Only just ordered a set from craigyb, I'll get in conatct with my dealer and find out if they can get me a set as well then.
    Now:BMW 530d M-sport tourer. Then:Lava Grey A3 Sportback S-line 2.0TFSI Quattro, S-line Special Edition, Xenon Plus, Leather, Light and Rain Pack, Interior light Pack, Bose, DVD Nav+, Bluetooth, Multifunction wheel,Cruise, Heated Front Seats, Folding Mirrors, Rear Parking Sensor and some other bits.

  15. #14
    Vertigo1's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,487
    The discs will be available for the dealers to order from Jan 22nd. Audi will be contacting owners with factory fitted RNS-E from next week to advise them.

    The upgrade is being offered for free but it's not exactly clear who will be covered. Whilst I have been told categorically that I wll get the new discs for free (car is only a month old after all!) and people with relatively recent cards with factory RNS-E, such as dandle, will also certainly qualify, if your car is 2-3 years old it's not 100% clear yet although the indications are good.

    As for retro-fitted units, this is totally up in the air atm. One person on TSN has reportedly been told by their dealer that they will be covered but this doesn't mean everyone will be or even that the dealer isn't talking out of their arse. Apparently the dealers have to use the warranty system to claim the cost of the discs they order back from Audi UK, who could of course deny such claims on vehicles which weren't shipped with RNS-E from the factory. If this happens then the dealers are going to wise up pretty quick as they're not going to fork out for the discs themselves!

    I'm sure all will be come clear towards the end of Jan but I certainly wouldn't be paying out for 2007 discs right now.

    Here's the all-important memo that was sent to the dealers by Audi UK:
    Latest From Audi :-

    Vehicles built from week 50 2006 and equipped with DVD Satellite Navigation will have the latest
    2007 TMC enabled disc installed at the factory. The following programme will allow you to fit this
    disc for existing A3 and A4 customers at subsidised cost.

    Costs :
    There is no standard labour time for the cost of this operation. Any labour costs incurred in the
    fitment of the disc cannot be recovered and will need to be paid for by the Centre.
    The disc is purchased through parts in the normal way. The relevant part no. is 8PO 060 884 M.
    The Centre cost of the disc should be reclaimed through the warranty system.
    The programme will run from 22 January 2007 to 30 June 2007 by which time fitments to cars
    should have been carried out.

    Retail price :
    The 2007 disc with the latest digitalised road maps and TMC, and a vehicle lifetime subscription to
    TrafficMaster TMC will be Free of Charge for all A3, A3 Sportback, S3, A4, RS 4 and S4 customers.
    This applies to all discs fitted prior to 30 June 2007.
    The recommended retail price of the DVD Satellite Navigation discs after the programme ends on
    30 June 2007 will return to the current price of 210.00 including VAT.
    Audi UK will be communicating directly with all A3 and A4 customers who have DVD Satellite
    Navigation fitted to make them aware of this offer in the same way that we contacted A6 and A8
    eligible customers at the end of October.
    And a couple of threads on TSN for those that want to read more:

    http://www.tyresmoke.net/ubbthreads/.../page/0#874447

    http://www.tyresmoke.net/ubbthreads/...page/0#1038303
    Last edited by Vertigo1; 8th January 2007 at 23:08.

  16. #15
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    Excellent post Vertigo - there's been so much speculation recently about the 2007 DVDs as to who will qualify, and this is a brilliant summary!
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  17. #16
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    West London
    Posts
    850
    I just had a reply from my Audi dealer warranty manager and they at this time aren't going to be giving away/upgrading anyone to the 2007 maps for free. They will be selling the maps at a reduced rate of £100 though. I guess I'll have to wait until the upgrade program starts and talk to them again.
    Now:BMW 530d M-sport tourer. Then:Lava Grey A3 Sportback S-line 2.0TFSI Quattro, S-line Special Edition, Xenon Plus, Leather, Light and Rain Pack, Interior light Pack, Bose, DVD Nav+, Bluetooth, Multifunction wheel,Cruise, Heated Front Seats, Folding Mirrors, Rear Parking Sensor and some other bits.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO