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S3 sportback 2011 8P Upgrades list?

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

  1. briniuk
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    Does anyone have the link to a PDF or know the parts list for the Audi S3 8P IE Bose system, RNS-E DVD nav system etc?
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    Bose - don't bother, not worth it. Better putting your money into an aftermarket system.

    RNS-E - easy retrofit, just buy the unit, remove old unit, install new unit and enjoy. Just a plug and play item.
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    RNSE is not really a plug and play item on a newer car...

    You need to ensure the new one is coded in properly with VCDS and unless you want to put up with **** radio reception and error codes stored on your head unit you need to make up a custom loom and change the large and small antenna amplifiers in the tailgate for the diversity setup that a factory fitted car came with.

    You also need to re-arrange some wiring and buy a new plug from Audi if you want to retain the factory fitted AUX port by the handbrake.

    That said, it's a very worthwhile mod, I've been very impressed with the 2011 RNSE unit I bought.
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    Muzza what is the part number for the DVD ? can you also get the nav on SD card?
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    Didn't know that about the facelift but in the pre facelift you can just slot it in and works a treat

    Nav is read from CD only
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    The 2014 DVD part number is 8P0 919 884 BQ

    And no you can't put the contents of the DVD on to an SD card an run it.
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    Looking on ebay this could be expensive for a 2014 version is there much difference really from me buying a cheaper 2011 version? Does anyone know the code for the 2011 nav cd
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    Speak to NHN, he can supply u with an RNSE and map disc :)
    I got RNSE retrofitted and I didn't upgrade the antenna etc and my radio is great :p
    Agree with above Bose is good when u get it for nothing when u get the car, don't think if retrofit it tho for the price.
    Plus Bose and RNSE "can" be prone to volume issues mainly audio pilot mic.
    Better/ cheaper upgrading the speakers in the car for a noticeable difference :)
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