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    RNS-E Installation Into S3 2007

    Won this off ebay last week, was listed as "2004 audi a3 sat nav" with a buy it now of Ł450 so i snapped it up
    Ordered the GPS antenna and 4 audi cd player removal pins so once they arrive ill get it installed.
    Ill take some pics during the install and do a write up to help anyone else thinking of doing it.
    Think it should be pretty simple, need to move a wire for the bose to work but apart from that i think its plug and play
    ill update this with any progress, heres a few pics of the unit:





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    Dont forget you'll need some vag com coding as well
    Check this out, It should see you ok,
    2007 S3(8P): Symphony II+ to RNS-E conversion
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    I got a 2008 RNSE for Ł450 by the way from ebay member jarastech

    I didnt have to do any vagcom programming apart from changing the front screen from Audi MMI to S3

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    this is a 2008 unit. you can see the date on the sticker
    congrats...enjoy it
    s3 Ibis White ... Build Thread

    / Black Grill / FbMfSw / Sunroof / Hill Hold / Armrest / Black Leather-Alcantara interior / Rear Parking Sensors / Heated Seats / Folding Mirrors / Cruise / Rns-e mk2 // ttrs-Brembo Brakes / 12mm spacers / Forge Short + Side Shift / 42dd's / ITG CAI / GfB DV+ / Forge Catch Can / Milltek TBE / Forge Twin IC/ Autotech HpFp / H&R ARB's / WALK / KW v3's / RS4 fpr / Loba&Sachs clutch / Revo Stage 2+ / ...


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    Partial Install Started (GPS Antenna to fit when it arrives)

    I started by making sure the car was off, plug all your cd player removal pins in the four slots

    I attempted pulling the the pins with my hands but they are so thin they dig into your fingers some grabbed the trusty screwdrivers, just slot them through the pins as shown, be gentle it doesnt require much effort to remove the unit

    To remove the pins press the metal tab on the side of your cd player in and pull the pin out

    Dash was then masked off

    Remove the blue connecter plug from the quadlock and then remove the blue cover

    Remove cable from position 6 (brown cable) and move to position 7

    replace the blue cover back onto the plug and refit into the qudlock plug, i then plugged the quadlock into the RNS-E unit and also connected the aerial. The GPS unit has not yet arrived so i have fitted the RNS-E just to make sure it operates correctly and when the GPS unit arrives ill install it.

    The unit fitted into the dash


    Ill update this space when the GPS arrives.

    Davie

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    looks really nice
    s3 Ibis White ... Build Thread

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    looks unreal! wish i had the chrome button one
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    Looks really good, just waiting for NHN to deliver his and help install having see yours in can't wait to get it in.......

    Nice post by the way very clear.
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    GPS unit arrived today, had some spare time so decided to get it fitted.

    Firstly remove the plastic cover abov your steering wheel, just pull it towards youself, should come away easily

    This will expose the two 8mm bolts that hold the clocks in, i used a ratche with a 6inch extension. Be careful not to drop any bolts as they will be a pain to retrieve.

    Carefully extract the clocks from the dash, and move them to the side

    Clocks removed you should see this

    You can see from the picture where i placed the reciever, its a snug fit in there so will not rattle

    Route the GPS cable from its location through the dash, there are plenty of openings. This picture was taken from the clocks cutout you can see my finger poking through from the RNS-E side

    Set the gps cable to an acceptable length and cable tie to tidy up

    i then cable tied the gps cable to the existing loom

    As you can see the cable is about the same length as the existing loom

    and to finish off a picture of the nav functioning in the DIS


    Cheers Davie

 

 

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