How to re-code a RNS-E headunit to enable AUX IN - Leeds area
Hi there, this is my first post after having only recently purchased my very first ever Audi. Went for a 56 plate S4 cab and I am absolutely loving it!
The only minor annoyance I am having, which is the reason for this post, is the lack of options the car has for hooking up additional music sources. I have the RNS-E navigation unit with the 6-CD changer in glove box and the two SD card slots under the fold up screen (no TV tuner and no Telephone prep), but I would ideally love to hook up my 160Gb Ipod which is already full of all the music that I could ever want to listen to and more.
I haven't regularly used CDs in years and the SD slots seem to only accept the old format SD cards (maximum of 2 Gb each) so am finding it quite a restictive setup for what is a relatively newish car (for me at least)! My local Audi dealership (Leeds) has confirmed that the only way around this is to buy a cable that will replace the CD changer completely and allow me to access the Ipod through the MMI (although with a very basic interface apparently as the car still thinks you are controlling the CD changer). However they said this would cost me the best part of a couple of hundred quid and would still be a pain as you would then loose the ability to play CDs at all.
I have done some research on various forums as I figured there must be another way around this, and my best option seems to be to look to enable the aux in setting on the unit (I would rather lose direct control of the Ipod through the car controls than lose the CD changer completely). All the posts I have found say that I need to re-code the unit, however I would not have the first clue how to do this or what software/cables I would need to buy e.t.c (eveyone seems to refer to vag.com but I have no experience using this software). Is there anyone out there in the Leeds area that has the necessary skills/kit that would be able to help me with this?
Many thanks in advance, Steve