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    Rns-e not picking up satelittes

    My rns-e is picking up 2 then going to zero satelittes. Do i need a new aerial or has it just fallen out

    I retrofitted it last October
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    check to see if its a loose connection, then buy a new antenna....
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    1st of all, where did you mount it?

    If behind the cluster or rns, thats never a location I use for this very reason, stick it above the glovebox next to the passenger side vent with 2 layers of good double sided padded tape, never failed.

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    NHN...

    I have a similar problem but have not fitted a separate antenna... do you have any particular recommendation or will any external antenna fit?

    Many thanks

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    The Mk2 I've just fitted to mine isn't picking up any satellites. When I received it, i quickly pulled the concert out of the dash and plugged in the RNS-e and everything burst into life, including it picking up 3 satellites and it finding me on my drive outside my house within a couple of seconds. All good.

    Since fitting it, there is nothing on the sat nav side of things, no satellites and VCDS reporting 'Antenna for navigation open circuit'.

    So flamin' annoying. Waiting for a new antenna to come now and praying that its that thats at fault and not the unit.
    A4 S-Line. Mods so far; Cruise, DIS, Mk2 RNS-e, Audi 6 CD changer, XcarLink with self manufactured permanent ipod dock, B8 MFSW, Dectane Dayline Headlights with independantly switched DRL's, RS4 Rear ARB, De-badged, RS4 pedals, HIDS, RS4 front grille and RS4 style fog surrounds, LCR splitter in Satin Black, Rear Park Assist, LED gearknob, Red footwell lighting, Kitchen sink and Shower cubicle.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolling Thunder View Post
    I have a similar problem but have not fitted a separate antenna... do you have any particular recommendation or will any external antenna fit?
    I always offer a sharkfin as an install option given the quality of the gps squares are few & far between, some work fine, some are just plain crap, only sure fire way I know to get the best signal is to fit a sharkfin, I've done numerous & always work very well.

    Quote Originally Posted by gary3306 View Post
    Since fitting it, there is nothing on the sat nav side of things, no satellites and VCDS reporting 'Antenna for navigation open circuit'.
    Check the gps connector on the rns to see if somethings amiss, take the lid of & check the coax internally to see if thats somehow faulty.

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    how much to fit the fin ?

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    On an 8P I charge £175 supply/fit of oem sharkfin.

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    Sorry I should have said that I have an A4 cabriolet - Logically a sharkfin needs to have line of sight to the satellites which is fine for a coupe. Any options for a topless car

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    On an 8P I charge £175 supply/fit of oem sharkfin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolling Thunder View Post
    Any options for a topless car
    Stick it on boot lid I guess, but would have to check the internal structure of the lid itself to see if there's any cross members to negotiate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    ......Check the gps connector on the rns to see if somethings amiss, take the lid of & check the coax internally to see if thats somehow faulty.
    Yea I've done that Nige. Tiny pin in the middle is nice and straight, and I whipped the top off and the little cable from the connector looks fine. Thats why I'm hoping that the antenna is faulty. It looked a bit of a cheap affair to be honest. The sharksfin may be a path I'll take

    Think I've just had an idea for what Mrs gary3306 can get me for Christmas
    A4 S-Line. Mods so far; Cruise, DIS, Mk2 RNS-e, Audi 6 CD changer, XcarLink with self manufactured permanent ipod dock, B8 MFSW, Dectane Dayline Headlights with independantly switched DRL's, RS4 Rear ARB, De-badged, RS4 pedals, HIDS, RS4 front grille and RS4 style fog surrounds, LCR splitter in Satin Black, Rear Park Assist, LED gearknob, Red footwell lighting, Kitchen sink and Shower cubicle.




 

 

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