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    RNS-E on the bay for sale

    i cant justify having it in the car so im selling it i only received it on saturday so i havent even fitted it yet

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=160158697713


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    Basically because i dont stay in the uk so the car has done 6500m in the 15 months ive had it. When im home i dont go anywhere that i need directions to plus i like having my cd player so i can just throw a cd in when ever i like


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    I'm very interested but who could fit it??
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    Christ, that was a close one. My credit card was out...

    ...must...be...good...must...resist...

    Go for it Stefan. You know you want to. I guess that craigyb (?) could do it. And I think he's over Manchester way so not far. Do a search.


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    Would go for it if I knew someone who fitted them for a few Rich!!... Bugger is that my car has the single din concert player.
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    Same here. Plus the wife would kill me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sat1983
    Would go for it if I knew someone who fitted them for a few Rich!!... Bugger is that my car has the single din concert player.
    If you have half-decent technical skills you could take it on yourself. Do a search on Google. There are a number of guides available and http://www.navplus.us is a brilliant resource.

    The only real downside is that in addition to the cost of the RNS-E, you need the double-DIN cage plus some new buttons across the top of the unit. The good news is that the climate unit can be trimmed down (most people make a template and trim the sides with a dremmel), but it's still a little pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benw123
    If you have half-decent technical skills you could take it on yourself. Do a search on Google. There are a number of guides available and http://www.navplus.us is a brilliant resource.

    The only real downside is that in addition to the cost of the RNS-E, you need the double-DIN cage plus some new buttons across the top of the unit. The good news is that the climate unit can be trimmed down (most people make a template and trim the sides with a dremmel), but it's still a little pricey.

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    I've noticed a rash of threads tonight about butchering your A3 dash. Coincidence?



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    Quote Originally Posted by rich1068
    I've noticed a rash of threads tonight about butchering your A3 dash. Coincidence?

    Get the tools out, you know you want to!!


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    I really can't trust myself doing a job like that. "Cutting the climate control unit!"
    Come on guys!!!!!!!! I want to buy this thing!! Surely someone out there can fit it for say £150??
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    IIRC there is a company in Leicester that will supply and fit RNS-E for £750. I'm sure I've seen them on Ebay. It's £100 more than 500+150 to fit, but you might get a guarantee as well. (No connection with them, but you seem desperate for RNS-E!)
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    Trouble is Geoff most places charge at least a grand for fitting if you have single DIN. Which does make quite a bit of difference. There is a place called retrofit systems in Darlington which I'd try. They charge £750 for double DIN, but £1000 for single DIN...
    £250 more because I was stupid enough to buy the A3 with the concert cd player!!!
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    Here's a much better fitting guide


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    You received it Saturday!, have you tested the unit to confirm its fully working?

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    i got it from a fellow member on here straight out his car


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    Quote Originally Posted by sat1983
    Trouble is Geoff most places charge at least a grand for fitting if you have single DIN. Which does make quite a bit of difference. There is a place called retrofit systems in Darlington which I'd try. They charge 750 for double DIN, but 1000 for single DIN...
    Wow that is a difference! I know there needs to be mods to the climate control on single DIN, but 250 difference seems a bit steep. I've bought whole cars for less. I have a Bosch jigsaw a fairly steady hand, and some black insulation tape if your are interested!
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    I'll go for that, cash on colllection, what day/time suits you?

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    Have you done this on your motor Geoff??
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3simon
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    And a very entertaining thread to boot


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    and missed out on it!!!!!!!!!
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    Last edited by mitch78; 28th February 2009 at 23:48.
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    Think I'll stick to S8craig for fitting. Nothing but praise for him according to everyone on here. I really need someone trusted for a job like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78
    If you mean Ultimate Velocity, don't go near them. I was considering one from them, called to ask if they had any in and was told they did. I drove down on the Saturday morning (from Leeds) and when I got there they decided they wanted 100 more than advertised on their website, and would need a 2 week lead time to order one in. I thought that was bad enough, but then they decided to check with their "expert" fitter which version I would need. He replied with "What car? A new S3? Yeah, that's an MFD2" (That's the unit in the MkV Golf and new Passat) It was at this point that I left.

    I can't remember where, but since then I've heard a couple of stories about the fitting that they've done too. Let's just say that it leaves a bit to be desired...
    Thanks for the heads up Mitch. The company I was thinking of were these. Ebay shop name is Autotronics. I don't know if there is a connection between them and Ultimate Velocity. As I said, I know nothing about them, just remembered seeing there Ebay entry.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A3-Naviga...QQcmdZViewItem

    I'm not looking at RNS-E myself yet as I only picked the car up on Saturday. I also really like the speed camera warnings on my Tomtom as they have already saved me a few points. I know the RNS-E can't do that although the guys on the Navplus forum are looking into it.

    In the meantime I need to find a neat way of mounting the Tomtom. I really want to keep it clean looking. I am considering mounting it in the "no-smoking pack ashtray cubby" and running an extension for the GPS aerial, but haven't looked at it too seriously yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffT
    Thanks for the heads up Mitch. The company I was thinking of were these. Ebay shop name is Autotronics. I don't know if there is a connection between them and Ultimate Velocity. As I said, I know nothing about them, just remembered seeing there Ebay entry.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A3-Naviga...QQcmdZViewItem

    I'm not looking at RNS-E myself yet as I only picked the car up on Saturday. I also really like the speed camera warnings on my Tomtom as they have already saved me a few points. I know the RNS-E can't do that although the guys on the Navplus forum are looking into it.

    In the meantime I need to find a neat way of mounting the Tomtom. I really want to keep it clean looking. I am considering mounting it in the "no-smoking pack ashtray cubby" and running an extension for the GPS aerial, but haven't looked at it too seriously yet.
    It seems ultimate velocity have some bad reviews but I've also just came across Autotronics in Leicester. I'd rather spend a little more to get the piece of mind and warranty and they are only 100 miles from me so not too bad

    They are advertising ones like this
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A3-Naviga...QQcmdZViewItem

    They list a VAT invoice seperately, is this a sly way to say the cost is 750 ex vat or just the fact they are a legit VAT reg company rather than a backstreet?

    They've got great feedback on fleabay but looking back through the history none of this relates specifically to RNS-E

    This seems like a good price, the units seem to be fetching 500+ on ebay so by the time you've put postage in plus other bits you might need - then factor in the time and chance of f*cking something up this doesn't seem so bad.

    Richter look spot on for the job at http://www.richtersport.com/displayservice.asp?id=3&p=5 but are an extra grand
    Vehicles with Double DIN Head Unit 1699 Inc VATCan anyone recommend Autotronics then? Ultimate Velocity are also in Leicester which seems like a coincidence, and if a cheaper cost means shoddy work and travelling down there only to be charged more then obviously these guys shouldn't be touched with a bargepole

    Any comments appreciated

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    Re: Ultimate Velocity
    I've recently bought an RNS-E from them via eBay and was impressed by both the speed of delivery and quality of unit supplied. I ordered on a Wednesday night and received the unit on Friday afternoon. It was well packed and in perfect condition.

    Only downside was that they didn't have any DVD's in stock, so I received a copy and this was followed up a week later with an original version.

    I installed it on Friday (double-din direct replacement for the Concert II+) so it only took around 30 minutes in total to locate the antenna and fit the head unit.

    I'm very happy with the performance and the overall look of the standard equipment.

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    If you don't trust (or want to risk eBay) then you could always buy a new unit from Kufatec


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    At last finally got it fitted.....

    Wed 19th Sept - Collected the RNS-E unit from A3Simon on
    Thrs 20th Sept - Ordered the Kufatec Harness
    Fri 27th Sept - Collected my A3 2.0 TDi S line DSG, Bose
    Fri 5th Oct -Received the Kufatec Harness
    Sat 6th Oct - Fitted the Unit
    Sun 7th Oct - BIG Thanks to TMcG for setting the codes

    .... and its working a treat
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