Monster MotorsportVolks Autos
Results 1 to 14 of 14
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By archemist
  • 1 Post By archemist
  • 1 Post By PetrolDave
  • 1 Post By archemist
  • 1 Post By PetrolDave

Thread: RNS-E 2011 Mk2 LED in my 2.5tdi QS

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    lincs
    Posts
    210

    Smile RNS-E 2011 Mk2 LED in my 2.5tdi QS

    Hello

    Just a quick update following my DIS Cruise posts to flash my double din and rns update.

    Managed to find a 2011 seat RNS media E unit (the A3 mk2 unit but with the a4 faceplate) on t'bay for a very good price

    bought the 805c dble din cage from lincoln audi, an ebay PNP lead and gps, a k'nackered dble din ashtray from t'bay £10) fitted with a new soul black lid (£15) and after several hours bashing and cussing here it is...

    have also put a b7 'bm' CC dble din unit in and about to install demist relay. Heated seats (ummmm recaro's!) are on my long term wish list...

    before:


    Afters:





    You can buy the "Audi Navigation System" screen surround (for £12 not the glossy one) to make it identical to the a4 'look' - not bothered about the chrome buttons as I think they scream mk2 to any stealers.

    I have full DIS nav display (red not colour) and this usually picks up if I launch the nav when running (occasionally have to power the RNS unit down to remind the car it is that old!).

    Please excuse the marks on the centre console, I just got a bit over excited when it worked. And the gear trim needs plastikote or replacement..

    cheers
    And
    Last edited by archemist; 18th March 2013 at 13:07.
    iucle likes this.
    A4 2.5 tdi Q sport '02 AKE, "minor modder", 18x8's S4 Avus , Zender Monza's 18x8.5's, aero wipes, interior trim, dis and cruise, real s4 mirror caps, rns-e led, dble din, VCDS owner-learner - GMBH next

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    BahnStormer77's Avatar
    BahnStormer

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,582
    nice retrofit!

    did you get the phonebook working off the DIS properly?
    LostBok/BahnStormer77
    A6 (C7) Avant 3.0TFSI, DSG, rain and light sensor pack, LED headlight pack, MMI touch, SDS high, AMI, 360deg sensors + auto-park, Dunlop SP Winter Sports / Pirelli P Zero's.

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    lincs
    Posts
    210
    Quote Originally Posted by BahnStormer77 View Post
    nice retrofit!

    did you get the phonebook working off the DIS properly?
    cheers - don't know not done bluetooth yet - i'm working on an idea for multi-functions (some at least) on a b6 'sport' wheel - if i get that working ok i'll put 8P1 bluetooth in - otherwise i think it'll be a bit redundant.

    i spend 3-4 hours a day in the car and it's the 2x32gb sd cards i wanted for a huge jukebox!

    Can't believe you car hasn't gone yet!
    And
    A4 2.5 tdi Q sport '02 AKE, "minor modder", 18x8's S4 Avus , Zender Monza's 18x8.5's, aero wipes, interior trim, dis and cruise, real s4 mirror caps, rns-e led, dble din, VCDS owner-learner - GMBH next

  5. #4
    BahnStormer77's Avatar
    BahnStormer

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,582

    Re: RNS-E 2011 Mk2 LED in my 2.5tdi QS

    I need to take the advert down, it sold in a couple of days!
    LostBok/BahnStormer77
    A6 (C7) Avant 3.0TFSI, DSG, rain and light sensor pack, LED headlight pack, MMI touch, SDS high, AMI, 360deg sensors + auto-park, Dunlop SP Winter Sports / Pirelli P Zero's.

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    lincs
    Posts
    210
    ah - not surprised at all
    A4 2.5 tdi Q sport '02 AKE, "minor modder", 18x8's S4 Avus , Zender Monza's 18x8.5's, aero wipes, interior trim, dis and cruise, real s4 mirror caps, rns-e led, dble din, VCDS owner-learner - GMBH next

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    45
    Hi archemist, I was considering buying the same unit as yours for my B7, but it costs more than the A3 mk2, so was thinking swapping the faceplates....
    What are your thought on this? is it worth the money spending the 50£ more?
    Does it have any differences from the A3mk2 apart from the knobs and the coding, in order to change from the Seat coding to Audi, any problems?
    Thanks

  8. #7
    biyitch's Avatar
    Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    316
    Hey.

    Just done the Mk1 to Mk2 upgrade myself.

    Have you found some decent 32 GB SD cards? I bought some SanDisk Extreme ones but there's a gap between tacks (load time, I guess).
    Audi S4 Avant (B6, 2004) in Goodwood Green.


  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    lincs
    Posts
    210
    Quote Originally Posted by iucle View Post
    Hi archemist, I was considering buying the same unit as yours for my B7, but it costs more than the A3 mk2, so was thinking swapping the faceplates....
    What are your thought on this? is it worth the money spending the 50£ more?
    Does it have any differences from the A3mk2 apart from the knobs and the coding, in order to change from the Seat coding to Audi, any problems?
    Thanks
    The Mk2 units are identical AFAIK. When you code from 'seat' to generic 'audi' it changes the set up screen to "AMMI" as in it's all there already. Chrome Knobs are something you are either born with or grow to love!

    I bought my unit on an auction - and just got lucky as I paid about half the going rate But swapping faceplates (if you've got or can get one) is an option - I had been looking for a busted a4 unit to try and do the same thing.

    If you've a mk1 already then an A4 mk1 is probably worth more than an A3 mk1 if you wanted to sell it on.

    I use std speed SD cards and not noticed a delay between tracks? (we use highest level MP3 data). What firmware you running? (it updates if you load a later sat-nav disc.

    cheers
    And
    iucle likes this.
    A4 2.5 tdi Q sport '02 AKE, "minor modder", 18x8's S4 Avus , Zender Monza's 18x8.5's, aero wipes, interior trim, dis and cruise, real s4 mirror caps, rns-e led, dble din, VCDS owner-learner - GMBH next

  10. #9
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by archemist View Post
    The Mk2 units are identical AFAIK. When you code from 'seat' to generic 'audi' it changes the set up screen to "AMMI" as in it's all there already. Chrome Knobs are something you are either born with or grow to love!

    I bought my unit on an auction - and just got lucky as I paid about half the going rate But swapping faceplates (if you've got or can get one) is an option - I had been looking for a busted a4 unit to try and do the same thing.

    If you've a mk1 already then an A4 mk1 is probably worth more than an A3 mk1 if you wanted to sell it on.

    I use std speed SD cards and not noticed a delay between tracks? (we use highest level MP3 data). What firmware you running? (it updates if you load a later sat-nav disc.

    cheers
    And
    Hi And,
    Thanks for your reply! Don't know why I haven't received the notification of your reply, that's why didn't reply so long.
    I have a single din unit so far, and planning to go double din with the MK2.
    I have a friend that gets the units from Poland, so might find an A3 or Seat exeo one.... hope so. But still waiting for his reply as he is looking for one of these.
    Can't wait to have it installed
    Do you have the AMI? is it worth having it or the 2 Sd cards would do the job?

    Thanks.
    Cheers!

    Denis

  11. #10
    PetrolDave's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    1,534
    Quote Originally Posted by iucle View Post
    Do you have the AMI? is it worth having it or the 2 Sd cards would do the job?
    I have the AMI and I would definitely recommend it over 2 SDHC cards - as well as the extra storage (I've got a 250GB hard drive) you don't get the delay between tracks.
    iucle likes this.
    2006 RS4 Avant (Phantom Black), RNS-E (2010 version inc SDS, HW 070, SW 0220) with AMI (250GB hard disk), Bluetooth + iPhone 5

  12. #11
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    I have the AMI and I would definitely recommend it over 2 SDHC cards - as well as the extra storage (I've got a 250GB hard drive) you don't get the delay between tracks.
    Would every AMi work with the MK2? I am asking cause there are some guys on ebay selling the AMI from an A5: Audi A4 8K A5 8T AMI AUDI MUSIC INTERFACE 8T0035785 | eBay

    So wasn't sure if all of them would fit in the glovebox of the A4 and work with the MK2. And do you also need some special plugs to connect to the RNSE?
    Cheers.

  13. #12
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    lincs
    Posts
    210
    Quote Originally Posted by iucle View Post
    Hi And,
    Thanks for your reply! Don't know why I haven't received the notification of your reply, that's why didn't reply so long.
    No worries denis - you need the appropriate AMI unit though its the A3 8P / TT model not the MMI version. I believe the one you listed from ebay is the MMI one for the A4/A5.

    this type...Audi Music Interface New Genuine RNS-E AMI Ipod Interface USB MP3 Retro-Fit Kit | eBay

    I haven't bothered just using one 16 and one 32gd sd card, ami and bluetooth on a long list...
    iucle likes this.
    A4 2.5 tdi Q sport '02 AKE, "minor modder", 18x8's S4 Avus , Zender Monza's 18x8.5's, aero wipes, interior trim, dis and cruise, real s4 mirror caps, rns-e led, dble din, VCDS owner-learner - GMBH next

  14. #13
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by archemist View Post
    No worries denis - you need the appropriate AMI unit though its the A3 8P / TT model not the MMI version. I believe the one you listed from ebay is the MMI one for the A4/A5.

    this type...Audi Music Interface New Genuine RNS-E AMI Ipod Interface USB MP3 Retro-Fit Kit | eBay

    I haven't bothered just using one 16 and one 32gd sd card, ami and bluetooth on a long list...
    Thanks for your reply.
    I have bose system as a retrofit on my next to do list.
    Do you know of any guide? I've seen one on tyre smoke but the pictures aren't there anymore, and on our forum can't find it anywhere...
    Cheers

  15. #14
    PetrolDave's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    1,534
    Quote Originally Posted by iucle View Post
    Would every AMi work with the MK2?
    No, it has to be a CAN AMI and not a MOST AMI.

    Quote Originally Posted by iucle View Post
    And do you also need some special plugs to connect to the RNSE?
    I bought a standard CAN AMI lead and modified it to fit onto my existing harness, but many eBay sellers supply a CAN AMI with a Quadlock plus AV connector adapter lead which makes it plug'n'play on the RNS-E (you have to make sure it's an RNS-E lead as the audio connection for AMI on the RNS-E is on the 32-pin AV connector and not on the Quadlock).
    iucle likes this.
    2006 RS4 Avant (Phantom Black), RNS-E (2010 version inc SDS, HW 070, SW 0220) with AMI (250GB hard disk), Bluetooth + iPhone 5

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Audi A3 Sat Nav RNS-E MK2 LED - Gloss Black 193G
    By jb0o in forum For Sale/Wanted - Audi Parts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 4th November 2012, 17:31

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