Monster MotorsportChris Nott
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    4

    Retrofit Sat Nav +

    Hi there. I'm looking to upgrade the sat nav software in my new 02 A8. It currently has the standard fit SatNav+ which I find a little clunky to operate and can't search on postcode.

    I understand it is possible to either retrofit newer software or the whole console assembly to upgrade the SatNav. Please can anyone advise where I can get more infomation in this area?

    Thanks

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    s8craig's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,557
    It's not a straight forward upgrade.

    1. The colour of the DVD nav is different to the piano black of the S8
    2. The cluster will not display NAV instructions, no fix has ever been found.
    3. The TV tuner if you have one will also need replacing, but you can go digital then.

    Buy an A6 unit and trim it down to fit the dash.

    You will have to be prepared to remove the cluster to get to the TMC unit and rewire the TV connector for the RNS-E Nav plus.

    I think I did the first RNS-E conversion in the country for the old S8 and I have done about another 5 since.
    Last edited by s8craig; 18th September 2008 at 11:47.

  4. #3
    GeorgieMcC's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    London/UK
    Posts
    96
    S8Craig, are you CraigyB on other sites? Can 2 Craig's be so good with this kind of stuff?

  5. #4
    s8craig's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,557
    Yes I'm the same, I used to be Craigyb here too, but after a crash of the forums I came back as S8craig

  6. #5
    aristides's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    543
    Guys one quick question about the RNS-e retrofit.

    I changed the position of my GPS antenna cause i had a very low signal.
    The thing is that the GPS Antenna sits now only on its magnet near the passenger airvent.
    Do you think it will hold only on the magnet or should i use something else to make it stick better?
    FOR SALE:

    RNS-e 2013 DVD, BK Version, NOT unit, DVD disc

    Steering ECU : 1k0 953 549 AH, ideal for Cruise Control retrofit

  7. #6
    GeorgieMcC's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    London/UK
    Posts
    96
    Quote Originally Posted by s8craig View Post
    Yes I'm the same, I used to be Craigyb here too, but after a crash of the forums I came back as S8craig
    Hello sir! I thought it was you (from TSN) ;-)

  8. #7
    s8craig's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,557
    Now I can be called S8craig as I've just bought an S8

 

 

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