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bradh Jan 31, 2014

  1. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Hi guys been offered an a6 sat nav head unit it's not a newer version older version with smaller screen but it been offered to me on the cheep , but I'm in sure on fitment will it fit my a4 I have double din slot already

    So will I need any other cables adapters I understand that it could be fitted but a small gap is visible at the top of unit ??

    Any one fitted one before ??
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    When I went to fit the RNSd from my A4 into my A6 it wouldn't fit, so I Imagine the reverse is true. They have removable fronts though, and sometimes you can buy other fronts on ebay.
     
  3. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    As well as swapping the front panel to an A4 one (which might be quite hard to get as the RNS-D was discontinued in 2004) you'll need a TMC tuner if you want the RNS-E to turn on/off with ignition and to get the nav instructions on the DIS (as well as being a TMC tuner it's also a CAN bus converter and without it the RNS-D and the car cannot communicate - the RNS-D talks a Bosch dialect on the CAN bus not the correct Audi dialect).
     
  4. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Ok guys thanks sounds like to much hassle :(
     
  5. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I paid well under £200 for the RNSd, TMC unit, autochanger and GPS aerial with a bit of shrewd purchasing.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-cabriolet-s4-forum-b6-chassis/196075-rns-d-install.html.

    Someone already has first dibs on it, but my headunit will be available soon as I bought a new one for the A6. There was an eBay seller with brand new fronts available a while ago, but they cost similar to a good unit.

    Here is a B6 one:

    AUDI A4 A6 S4 S6 SAT NAVIGATION PLUS RADIO CD PLAYER RNS-D 4B0035192K & CODE | eBay

    And here's a spares or repair unit you could take the front from:

    AUDI A8 A4 A6 SAT NAV NAVIGATION PLUS S8 RADIO CD PLAYER RNS-D FREE POSTAGE | eBay

    Don't give up at the first hurdle and you'll have a bargain ;)
     
  6. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    your a bad man quattrojames (added to my ebay watching list!!!!!!!) so if i was to win that s4 one what would i need to fit this to my car then??

    tmc
    gps ariel
    cd changer
     
  7. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    silly question but does the rns-e need the extra bits as well or does it just need the gps ariel??
     
  8. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just the aerial I think. They have a single slot CD (I think) and they don't need the TMC as they're canbus compatible.
     
  9. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    superstar again james just found possible a cheep rns-e at £250 sounds reasonable?
     
  10. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Sounds stolen!
     
  11. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    lol comes with code and just removed from a s4 due to up-grade ???
     
  12. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    If it's a genuine RNSe at that price it's very very cheap. They're usually north of £400.
     
  13. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    part number he has sent me is 8e0 035 192 B iv done google search and that comes back as an rns-d so back to searching
     
  14. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    The first RNS-E for the A4 was 8E0 035 192 C, see Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 [8E/B6/B7] - part numbers | Audi Forum

    BTW to retrofit an RNS-E if you have a Symphony II all you need is:
    - wiring adapter (ISO to Quadlock)
    - antenna adapter (car + Fakra to dual Fakra)
    - hockey puck GPS antenna
    - set of 4 Audi radio removal keys
    - access to VCDS to check/correct the coding of the RNS-E, and recode the instruments (so the nav instructions show in the DIS)

    It's a retrofit I've done at least a dozen times and should take no more than half an hour.

    Obviously if you've got a single DIN radio then it's more involved as you have to do the single DIN to double DIN upgrade as well.
     

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