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RNS E - differences

BenC00 Sep 28, 2012

  1. BenC00

    BenC00 Member

    Hi Newbie here :)

    Can anyone explain the differences between RNS E models & features etc?
    I want to retrofit to my 2009 A3 with BOSE.

    From what I have managed to find out searching the forum is the are 2 versions:

    A3 - pre 2011 (non LED screen and 1xSD slot)
    A3 - post 2011 (LED screen, 2xSD slot & fast CPU)

    What are the model numbers I should be looking at for the 2012 model?

    I will want to hook up a MMI/iPod & Bluetooth interface at a later stage.

    Any advice appreciated :)
  2. max69vk

    max69vk Active Member

    Search & you shall find....

    8P0 035 192 Audi A3 Europe, MY 2004
    8P0 035 192 A Audi A3 Europe, MY 2005
    8P0 035 192 B Audi A3 North America, MY 2006
    8P0 035 192 C Audi A3 North America, MY 2006
    8P0 035 192 D Audi A3 BNS 5.0
    8P0 035 192 E Audi A3 Japan (does not work anywhere else)
    8P0 035 192 F Audi A3 Europe, MY 2006, SDS
    8P0 035 192 G Audi A3 North America, MY 2006,
    8P0 035 192 H Audi A3 Europe, MY 2007
    8P0 035 192 J Audi A3 Europe, MY 2007, SDS
    8P0 035 192 K Audi A3 North America, MY 2007
    8P0 035 192 L Audi A3 Europe, MY 2007.5
    8P0 035 192 M Audi A3 Europe, MY 2008, SDS
    8P0 035 192 P Audi A3 Europe, BNS 5.0, MY 2008
    8P0 035 192 Q Audi A3 Europe, MY 2008.5
    8P0 035 192 R Audi A3 Europe, MY 2008.5, SDS
    8P0 035 192 S Audi A3 Cabrio Europe, MY 2008.5
    8P0 035 192 T Audi A3 Europe, MY 2009, SDS
    8P0 035 193 Audi A3 North America, MY 2009
    8P0 035 193 A Audi A3 North America, MY 2009.5
    8P0 035 193 B Audi A3 Europe, MY 2010
    8P0 035 193 C Audi A3 Europe, MY 2010, SDS
    8P0 035 193 D Audi A3 North America, MY 2010
    8P0 035 193 F Audi A3 North America, MY 2011
    8P0 035 193 G Audi A3 Europe, MY 2011
    8P0 035 193 H Audi A3 Europe, MY 2011, SDS

    MK1 Units can only take 2x 8GB cards, Mk2 can take 2x 32GB. Also the MK2 has a faster processor.
  3. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

    if youre hooking up an mmi then the sdcard issue wont matter
  4. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Mk2 has far superior screen resolution, added benefit of AMI integration etc, where you based? I can offer you full install of the components :wub:
  5. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

    You want a 8P0 035 193 C or H ideally for the SDS but you'll find 193 G models will be easier to get. If your car is a 2009 then ignore the Mk1 units (ending in 192) as from the factory your car would of have a 193 unit.

    The way to tell the later unit is they have chrome knobs and the LED screen. They also have "Media" on the second button in from the left. Don't take this as concrete though as the knobs can be changed and the my unit has "Media" and not "CD/TV" on the said button and mine is a 192 Q unit.

    Always check the part number on the unit.
  6. cat88

    cat88 Member

    so im gonna be in manchester for the weekend next month...
  7. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    PM me if you need any help.
  8. BenC00

    BenC00 Member

    Thanks for the info :) I will source an SDS 193 unit from eBay, how much should I be looking to pay for a second hand unit?

    Do i need a specific bluetooth module? i can see that there is a newer 2011/2012 version, should I go for that one?
  9. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3

    Both old and new versions had two SD card slots, just the new one supports SDHC whereas the original one didn't.

    As mentioned above, the new version also supports things like the AMI system (well worth it as far better than SD cards) but the screen alone is worth getting a newer model - the old screen looks horrid by comparison.
  10. mh101

    mh101 New Member

    Hi All

    Im looking for one of these, picked up a 12 plate Black Edition today......

    I notice a lot of RNS-E's on Ebay come from Europe.....Im assuming its ok to install a European model in a UK car and just set the language to UK??

    My car has Voice control, so I assume Im looking for 8P0 035 193 H or 8P0 035 193 C?
  11. domc

    domc New Member

    What is SDS?
  12. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Speech Dialogue System.
  13. mh101

    mh101 New Member

    Yep as above, I think its a unit that supports integration with the microphone/speech recognition

    I can find loads of G versions but no H ones, im a little confused though as to whether it makes a difference because an ebay listing states SDS High(?) support for the G version unit they are selling...

    but based on the post earlier stating all the version numbers it has to be an H version if I want voice control surely? (im also worried that re-coding might wipe out some of the voice recognition stuff I already have??)
  14. andrej

    andrej New Member

    Hey, i am planning on buying a RNS-e, i have a 2004 A3 with BOSE, and i am planning on retrofitting bluetooth and Music interface, which part number should i look for? (i want the MK2 if possible)....
  15. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

    Any with last 3 digits 193.
    Letter depends on region, sds integration and minor differences.
  16. avatarz

    avatarz Member

    quick google i found a page that shows the is loads of different software versions for them: here

    bookmarked this list as it also explains a bit about what they changed between versions :) hope its useful to you
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