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Swap RNS-E in wife's 2006 A3

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    Hello everyone,

    I need to replace the RNS-E unit in my wife's 2006 A3. I have found a place that has new units. Physically swapping should be easy, but I have no idea about the coding aspect. Could you all offer some insight into what it will entail? She has Sirius satellite radio, if that matters...

    Am I better off getting the same model, or looking for the updated version?

    Thanks.

    Background - if you care:
    Her RNS-E screen died a while ago. I replaced the screen and all was well for several months. Then the new screen started to go off intermittently. Jiggling the cable worked for a bit, but then failed to turn it on. Removing the RNS-E unit to replace the old cable with a new one, I noticed the
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    Hi, welcome to audi-sport.net. Maybe if you drop a pm to user NHN, he supplies/fits these units, he may even be able to refurbish your existent unit. Where are you located? Enjoy the forum. :) x
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    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks for the welcome. I'm in Tampa FL. Should have put that in the post, or at least my profile.
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    Wish i was!!!!
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    Ah, think that might be a touch far for Nigel, lol. Drop him a pm and ask if he has any contacts over there that could maybe help you out. :) x
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    lol, me as well. This is miserable rainy weather in Scotland. Could fair do with some sunshine and heat. I think a holiday is looming, lol. :) x
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    Will do. I'm in the doghouse for procrastinating... With today's ribbon swap failing, she's mentioned calling... THE DEALERSHIP!
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    tut tut for procrastinating, us women dont like that, lol. :) x
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    I have actually been there, loved it. So clean, and random lizards things run all over the pavement all the time!
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    i have not been to Florida in years, i tend to go to New York for a week, then somewhere else like colorado for a week. :) x
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    Welcome to the site.

    We can actually supply the mk2 to foreign lands :)

    Ping me a pm & we can discuss it further.

    PS. Thanks Sandra for considering me, much appreciated :)
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    Only the best will do Nigel, lol. :) x i need some instructions on how to fit and i will go do the job myself and enjoy some florida sunshine at the same time, lmao.
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    Hey if he pays for my flight & board, hell yeah lol.
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    Being a native Floridian, I hate sweating and am not fond of the beach. You can always bundle up for warmth, but you can't always get cool.

    Scotland sounds like heaven. You get to wear sweaters and jackets. You all have really awesome accents.
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    Yes we do have awesome accents in Scotland, lol. Its an awesome place to live, though you would get tired of the rain x
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    Oh, hills. You have rolling hills. We have two hills in Florida.
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    In reply to that..... Yes, no!!!! (What are you thinking??) and defo yes lol :p x
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