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2 din Head unit for A4 DTM (upgrade advice)

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    In my 2005 A4 DTM i have a BOSE symphony double din unit, i need to replace it, it has something call a tape drive and i don't know what to do with it. :readit:


    what are my options in a replacement?
    i was looking at the Audi A4 S4 RS4 - RNS-E Navigation Unit


    what have you guys got? any recommendations?
    alpine, pioneer?
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    RNS-E is a good upgrade, but pricey. Aftermarket from a reputable manufacturer will not fill dash correctly and will require faceplate adaptors. Cheap Chinese units will give most bang-for-buck but quality will suffer, they will however fit in the dash correctly.

    Search for RNS-E or Headunit and look through threads for your options
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    Welcome to the forum Craic

    TBH as said above, rns-e is the best option for look, fit & interactivity with existing systems.

    I supply/fit these for forum members all the time, give me a shout via PM if you're interested :)
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    cheers for the offer NHN but unless you are willing to travel to the west cost of Ireland i will be unable to avail of your services.

    but cheers for the info, looks like rns-e is the one to get.

    now the question is where? ebay or do you know a better place?

    i have had these guys bookmarked for a while:
    Audi A4 S4 RS4 - RNS-E Navigation Unit

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    eBay can be cheaper, but you get no warranty and you have to fit/code it yourself. Depends if you have the tools/knowledge on how to do it.

    Not rocket science but not the same as it was in a 1989 Vauxhall Nova... (sadly)
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    I have one for sale if you are interested PM me. I recently upgraded to the LED version. (not sure it was worth it TBH) The RNS-e is the best way to go IMO as its totally stock looking and will work a treat with the BOSE system you have. I have Vag com and all the cables so it would be coded for your car before i send it. I have the code!
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    Urm depends how far that is lol, whereabouts exactly, maybe someone we know in Ireland can assist you.
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    my standard HU died soon after i got it, i went for pioneer satnav / dvd / ipod etc etc with a connects2 adapter plate and loom that can be used with mfsw

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    mine is now in the classifieds.
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