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Advice on Audi Navigation Plus....

yacobwood Jun 19, 2012

  1. yacobwood

    yacobwood Member

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    ahhh hello. Kryten can be spotted spotted anywhere :)

    That Xcarlink looks fantastic for what i need (displays song names on screen which is what i really want) and for a fraction of the cost of an AMI unit and new glovebox.

    Only issue i can see is the Xcarlink is for the MK1 RNS-E (upto 2009) only, where as ive just brought the MK2 unit (2011). Not sure if this would still work or not =/
    RNS-E - Audi A3 S3 RS3 RNS-E LED B vers sat nav 2012 navigation DVD! RNSE-PU MEDIA GPS | eBay
    Xcarlink - Audi iPod Interface for Audi RNS-E Navigation System :: AUDI :: XCarLink

    p.s. Your A3 may just be slightly faster than mine :)
     
  2. yacobwood

    yacobwood Member

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    Just emailed Xcarlink and thought i would share the results for anyone else interested in this

    My Email
    Judging from the product information here;
    Audi iPod Interface for Audi RNS-E Navigation System :: AUDI :: XCarLink
    am i correct in saying this unit will not be compatable with the MK2 RNS-e headunit with the media button? (2009 onwards)

    The reply
    We have not had any previous issues with the MK2 RNS-e head unit with the media button. The pinout for the CD changer port is still the same and the option for CD changer should appear in the media menu.
     
  3. yacobwood

    yacobwood Member

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    Just fitted my new head unit. Over the moon with it. Coded perfectly already so all i had to do is plug it in :) Phone, Ipod and Sat Nav all work perfectly :) Just need to but Xcarlink now to bring up the track names :)
     
  4. yacobwood

    yacobwood Member

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    Is it just me that prefers the non-glossy surround?? =/
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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    No, others do aswell :)
     
  6. Andi

    Andi New Member

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    How did you get it coded before install?
     
  7. phil_w

    phil_w Active Member VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group Team Brill Red

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    Just one thing - pretty sure you won't get track names with that interface - not like the AMI - it just emulates a 6-cd changer instead :-(
     
  8. yacobwood

    yacobwood Member

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    I didnt. Thats just how it came. Im going to get it hooked upto Vagcom though and customise it a little. One thing i hate is my trip computer has stopped working and the DIS just shows the speed im doing when i have a perfectly good speedo 10cm to the right of it..... really hoping i can turn that off and get my MPG readings back
    here is where i brought from - Audi A3 S3 RS3 RNS-E LED B vers sat nav 2012 navigation DVD! RNSE-PU MEDIA GPS | eBay
     
  9. runnernorth

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    Hi, would someone please tell me what is needed to pick up phone calls through the Audi navigation, does it have to be a RNS-e model with SDS? Do I need a multifunction steering wheel to do it?
    I know I have to install a Bluetooth module, and also a microphone? Or is there a built in mic in the RNS-e??
     
  10. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    BT unit would come with the all the kit needed, the rns has to be coded to use phones features, if you want sds on top of this then it has to be wired with the rns & coded accordingly in 3 modules & you need a specific mk2 sds unit of which I have available aswell as BT kits.
     
  11. runnernorth

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    Thx Nigel, there you are;)
    Well, I would prefer not to have the SDS unit, as it doesn't support my language, Danish :/
    But would be nice with a ....193G model with the "best" display.

    You could pm me a price for the RNS-e, Bluetooth kit, and perhaps a AMI if you have it.....?
     
  12. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Ye sorry man, net issues where I am atm have delayed allot of things, hopefully should be getting throygh the 80 pm's by end of day, poxy networks promise the earth & deliver sweet fa arrgghhhh
     
  13. runnernorth

    runnernorth Member

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    No worries , I have plenty of time Nigel.
    Have a nice day :)
     
  14. yacobwood

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    Will an AMI fit into this glovebox? My guessing is no. Can somebody post a pic of the glovebox I do need? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349900115.872738.jpg
     
  15. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Nope.

    I have a complete ami/glovebox bought for client available.
     
  16. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi

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  17. yacobwood

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    A3kent - do track names come up on your dash or dis? I've herd yes and no's with the ami (when an iPod is plugged in)
     
  18. phil_w

    phil_w Active Member VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group Team Brill Red

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    Track names with AMI - yes

    No track names with pre-AMI iPod prep
     
  19. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Not mine of coarse..lol
     
  21. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi

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    Playing music from my iPod I have track names displayed on the RNS-E and on the DIS.
     
  22. fitlikeloon

    fitlikeloon New Member

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    Hi, im new to this Audi forum and have an S3, 58 plate with Bose, ipod dock and bluetooth in the car.
    Im currently on the standard head unit, Audi concert.

    How easy is it fit to remove this head unit and fit the Navigation system, just change plugs over? will my ipod dock, Bose and bluetooth have any issues with the navigation head unit?

    Actually my ipod dock does not seem to work, i had the car in at Audi and they got an iphone 4s to work so not sure what im missing?
    My newer ipod nano does not work either (Small square nano)

    Cheers
     
  23. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    It's a bit more involved than just fitting it but have a look at this... http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/154975-retrofit-rnse-8p2-s3.html

    There are loads of threads regarding the RNS-e retrofit.
     

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