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Another RNS-E & AMI upgrade question

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sje_123, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. sje_123
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    [Sep 20, 2009]
    Hi guys,

    I've read all the recent threads on the forum regard the RNS-E upgrade but I still have a couple of questions.

    1. Is eBay the best place to buy the latest model from (chrome knobs apparently!!) and how much should I be looking to pay? If you could link to the version I am after on eBay just so I have an idea that would be great.

    2. Will I need to buy a cage for it to sit in, or does it sit in the one the symphony 2 sits in?

    3. I have ordered my S3 with the Symphony 2 upgrade which has the 6CD changer, if it is possible to upgrade to the AMI, and if so does the CD changer need ripping out?

    4. After installing the RNS-E (which I want to try and do myself, seems pretty simple for what you guys say), will I need anything doing via VAGcom which I don't own or know much/anything about?!

    Cheers!

    :s3addict:
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    [Sep 20, 2009]
    Apparently you didn`t read everything, since all your questions are answered in multiple threads!!

    Nevermind

    1)eBay is your friend, there are some good auctions going around, usually the new Chrome Styled RNS-e`s are about 100-150p more than the old ones.
    If you ask me totally worth it! :)

    2)If you already got a 2 din stereo - which I suppose you have- then the installation is plug&play

    3)No AMI for you my friend, only MY10 RNS-e`s have this feature

    4)Yes, coding will be needed
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    [Sep 20, 2009]
    What do you mean by MY10 RNS-E? Can I not purchase one of these for the car when I pick it up in Nov/Dec?

    My car arrives later this year with the symphony II and so without being able to look I wasn't sure how many dins it had, but from what you're saying it sounds like mine has a double!

    As for the VAGcom I presume if I give offer someone on here who knows what they're doing some cash they would do it for me!?

    Cheers
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    [Sep 20, 2009]
    BY MY10 RNS-e i mean the 2nd generation of RNS-e

    It has better resolution, SHDC capacity, AMI connection etc
    Much better and so much more expensive

    There are some units available now for around 2000 euros or so

    I guess it also possible to retrofit this unit, but you`d have to wait until it gets a bit cheaper!

    And about VCDS, sure no worries anyone could help you for beer tokens!
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