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RNSE AMI Problems!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by a6_chris, May 23, 2013.

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    Usually the harness is wrong, the L/R/GND are incorrect at the AMI end. There are differences between the RNS-E and the Concert/Symphony III B8 chassis AMI's, I think maybe you have got the right cable, but incorrectly wired.

    According to Elsawin
    Pin 21 RNS-E = Yellow = ground = 10 AMI
    Pin 22 RNS-E = Green = right = 9 AMI
    Pin 6 RNS-E = Grey = lef t= 4 AMI

    Check them on the AMI to the RNS-E 26 pin connector
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    Neither, the Audio for the AMI connects from the 12 pin AMI connector straight through to the 26 pin connector (grey plug)
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    Sorry not 26 pin, the grey connector is 32 pin as shown in your picture. So referring back to original reply, check the 3 wires from the 32 pin grey connector to the 12 pin AMI plug. I included the wiring pins.

    Ignore the quadlock completely as it doesn't carry any audio for the AMI.
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    So you have the 3 wires of the 32 pin connector in the right places, what about at the other end, the 12 pin connector for the AMI, where do the brown, black and grey/white wires go to.
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    Just looking at this as I've got an AMI kit here to install this weekend.

    My AMI part number is 8P0 035 785 - so different to yours. Hope it will work!

    My lead has the same connectors you describe, while the cables aren't the colours mentioned above - i have the same black/brown/white - they do connect in the correct configuration :)
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    Black one or grey one?
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    I didn't take that one apart as I could see in to it to check which cable went to which pin.
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    So you have
    Brown RNS-E pin 6 to AMI Pin 4
    Black RNS-E pin 21 to AMI Pin 10
    Grey RNS-E pin 22 to AMI Pin 9

    Compared to

    So looks like all the pins are connected in the right configuration, you just have different colour wires like me (Black for ground, instead of Yellow; Grey for Right, instead of Green; and Brown for Left, instead of Grey
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    Could be a loose wire in the harness, coding etc still.
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    Can only be the AMI if the wiring is correct.
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    I paid £260 (iirc) for a kit on eBay. Same guy i got the kit for my old S5 from. Just fitted (took ~ half an hour or so) and working fine with no fault codes (once I'd figured out the correct coding for my setup)
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    If the second one arrives, plugs in and works then at least you have proof it's the AMI unit.

    Hope you get them both sorted!
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    Just fix the loom, grab some 009 wires from audi & replace the audio wires, 3 of them to the 32 pin connector.

    Question, not saying this will help as looks like wiring to me, but as this is free to test, did you try enabling & disabling the auxin coding in rns & ami as yet, to see if it made any difference?
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