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Concert Stereo Upgrade

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ssmithgk, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Ssmithgk

    Ssmithgk New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm new to the site and also a new Audi driver, so i have no clue what to do with upgrading my Concert stereo.

    I am looking for help, now i have heard about nigel, so i am hoping he will get in touch and help me..

    what i want is Sat Nav & bluetooth, any ideas on a straight swap? is it difficult? can you upgrade to the audi satnav (are they available to buy off the shelf) or do i have to buy a pioneer, alpine etc and make it fit with leads and fascia changes???


    PLEEEEASE HEEEELP!! :sos:
     
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  3. Ssmithgk

    Ssmithgk New Member

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    Sorry forgot to mention my car....:keule:.. its a 2010 A3 sport back 1.6TDI S Line
     
  4. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Search this forum. Plenty talk about this mod.
     
  5. Aldo

    Aldo Active Member

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    Ooooh me too.

    My 8P has a concert stereo and something called a cassette player in!

    It has CD changer buil in too but what are my options?
     
  6. Ssmithgk

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    I cannot find the answers I need..... Surely somebody is willing to help
     
  7. andyam

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    search RNSE, but you can carry out a conversion from what I have read. I contemplated it. It never went through with it. The unite cost from £500-£1200 sometimes depends if your lucky on the eBay! You have MK1 or MK2, which has the piano black surround and can accept 32gb SD cards.
    The Bluetooth is a separate init which you need to purchase. Never looked into that section myself. You will need VCDS to programme it and also if your stereo is a single din you will need a double din conversion and drop the cup holder and buttons from above your stereo to below the stereo. Have a search retrofit RNSE and you should find something
     
  8. Don23

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    So with a double din cage, does the cup holder/buttons and climate control from a single din fit into the double cage?
     
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    From what I remember no
     
  10. Don23

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    Thanks for the info
     
  11. Ssmithgk

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    I have the model where the cup holder is under the arm rest..... What is the vcds..? Is it not a case of just plug and play.... Or can you not just get a aftermarket unit for £650 for eg... And do it that way...?
     
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    My a3 had cup holders under the armrest and also on the dash....you can get a double din after market and will be plug and plus but RNSE isn't aftermarket that's OEM. Regardless if you have a single din and want a double din you need a conversion.
     
  13. Artimus

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    There's a lot more to installing media in an Audi than your regular Ford or Vauxhall, I don't recommend you do anything until you become a little familiar with Audi systems or you could end up with fubar'd electronics. NHN.. Nigel (amongst others) does retrofits of the RNS-e + BT & just about most other Audi systems too! He's also an official VCDS (VAGcom) reseller. send a p.m. to the link in his name. ;)
     
  14. nezz

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    Was put off with how many members have their rinse units stolen not worth the hussle for me happy with my tom tom. Good if you park in a garage.
     
  15. Ssmithgk

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    yeh I read that somewhere.... It's a little worrying tbh, however I want a better stereo to hook my iPod upto, at the minute I'm using the AUX port, it's not brilliant if I'm honest.... I have to choose tracks on my iPod rather than the screen..... Then there's the satnav issue... I don't really want a cradle, ruining the look of the sleek interior.... But other than paying £700+ I'm outta options I think..... Plus the mrs ain't too happy with me 'messing' with the car.... Haha women!! :jump:
     

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