1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My minor modding thread

<tuffty/> Jul 29, 2009

  1. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    So after a bit of a cockup at UPS it finally arrived...

    [​IMG]

    Looms all present and correct...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The main adaptor looks fully loaded so cd changer and bose etc... the line outs are wired in too which will make it easier to graft in the RCA adaptor loom...
    [​IMG]

    Double DIN console ready.... will take the cage out and fit into my car rather than use the whole console of course but its useful for out of the car mocking up :)
    [​IMG]

    ...a quick test fit...
    [​IMG]

    The double DIN climate unit I have is not a soul black (soft touch) version like the one I have in the car... this means the buttons are mint but it looks a little off comparedto the rest of the interior but it will do until I can sort a proper one out :)

    As you can see the A4 RNS-E is a little too wide at the top so some trimming required there... the aluminium strip at the bottom also need to go...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    As you can see... need to trim the back of this to allow this to fit...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Should be fun :)

    <tuffty/>
     
    mark_S3 and Essexman like this.
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. Vex182

    Vex182 1x S3 and 3x Fiestas.

    1,120
    133
    63
    My new climate control is a ever slightly different black but no one else would ever notice - except maybe you! Lol
     
    1.8T-SteveA3 likes this.
  4. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    12,070
    4,310
    113
    Smart stuff PT!

    I can't be pretend to have a clue about this electronic stuff, but I know you'll do a good job of it :)
     
    <tuffty/> likes this.
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    9,977
    2,657
    113
    yawwwwwn
    wheres the engine stuff?!
     
    Vex182, StaceyS3 and <tuffty/> like this.
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    I have more than enough power to keep me going for now mate... cams are next though... cams will be the final piece of the engine puzzle though so that will be about it...

    Trying to get all the fluff out the way prior to what will arguably be the final major engine tweak...

    <tuffty/>
     
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    12,070
    4,310
    113
    yea, I guesa you need to keep something in reserve for when 480bhp gets boring :laugh:
     
    Vex182, A3-Lee and <tuffty/> like this.
  8. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi S3

    3,196
    666
    113
    Rnse looks nice Paul! That HVAC unit looks very neat! You'll love it once it's in, feels very oem!
     
  9. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    9,977
    2,657
    113
    i kid.
    i guess i need to get used to clicking on your thread excited about mechanical stuff and it only being screens and sound systems :(
     
    ShaunS3 and <tuffty/> like this.
  10. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,675
    207
    63
    Do you have a link to the adapter you've used please Paul.
     
  11. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    g60leigh likes this.
  12. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  13. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,675
    207
    63
    Looks a better one than mine so may upgrade to it.

    When you get to trial fit it in the car. Please can you update is on here if it switches on/off with ignition, displays directions on the DIS and illuminates with the lights.
    Thank you
     
  14. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    You never know... I may get bored and decide to fit a 3.2 vr and DSG box then stick my GT35 on it ;P

    <tuffty/>
     
  15. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

    1,543
    658
    113
    Why would you fit a DSG, I have never been so bored driving a car with DSG. They great for going straight, thats about it!


    Oh and, 2.5 5cyl would be my next engine :)
     
  16. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    I could be tempted by the 2.5 5cyl if I could get the non FSI head for it... but tbh I like the appeal of the DSG as I am not a balls out kinda driver and the sound of a VR engine is pretty epic... ECU wise the conversion is easier and keeps it OE so would be a more straight forward conversion (the Mk1 TT pretty much has this covered for the Mk4 chassis)...

    Its pretty much a pipe dream to be honest... its more of a case of if I was doing it again I would go VR turbo...

    I am happy enough with the way she is power wise to be fair and the only other mechanical things I have planned are running gear related... gearbox rebuild and a haldex rebuild etc

    <tuffty/>
     
    Vex182 likes this.
  17. StaceyS3

    StaceyS3 Well-Known Member

    2,519
    520
    113
    Know what you mean mate, if I could do it again from scratch would have totally gone for the 3.2 v6 as power under the curve would be amazing :)

    Either way where all still doing some wicked stuff with the 4 pots ;)
     
    <tuffty/> likes this.
  18. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

    2,488
    131
    63
    I need to turbo mine :onthego:
     
    jojo likes this.
  19. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

    3,883
    618
    113
    A local breakers has a R36 Passat in. I'll see what he wants for the engine.

    Only down side it the weight of the engine that puts me off.
     
    StaceyS3 likes this.
  20. Nathan Barnes

    Nathan Barnes Active Member

    154
    46
    28
    A mate of mine has a Mk2 with R36 power. Absolutely mental.
     
  21. TerryA

    TerryA Member

    98
    40
    18
    sorry - new to forum and haven't read through whole thread yet but by how much have you lowered front and back in pic above ??
     
  22. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    30mm front and rear... Apex springs on Bilstein B8's

    <tuffty/>
     
  23. TerryA

    TerryA Member

    98
    40
    18
    brilliant - thanks !!!!!
     
  24. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Masked up the RNS-E ready to start trimming the front panel..
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    One thing that vague guides don't mention is the approach to take with this... I went in assuming I just needed to trim the bottom as this is the suggestion but... what I should have done is fitted the top trim (where the cup holder etc is) first and adjusted the cage to allow the gap between the top of the RNS-E and the top trim to be as minimal as possible... I didn't think of this as it would have closed up the gap I was left with...
    [​IMG]

    There is enough meat on the bottom of the RNS-E to have done this and kept a tight gap... I also had a slight hiccup on the bottom too :/
    [​IMG]

    Not perfect sadly... RNS-E front panels come up for sale occasionally... I might see if I can track one down and have another go...

    Next job was to remove the console to be able to swap out the cages...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    There is a screw each side here that needs undoing to release the console plus two behind the top trim panel...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    All out... phew!
    [​IMG]

    Double DIN vs single DIN cage...
    [​IMG]

    Cut the plug of the RCA adaptor as I was going to try and pin the OE plug but as I have Bose there is already wiring from the cars loom for line out going to the Bose amp so I cut the RNS-E adaptor and soldered the RCA lead on...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Put the console back in and fitted the headunit in... took a lot of juggling to get the unit pushed back enough to fit in... had to rearrange the looms to get it all in but finaly it clicked in...
    [​IMG]

    The unit was coded for an A4 so I need to recode it for an A6 and change the startup screen... I also need to do all the other required coding to get it working with the DIS... I didn't need to wire the canbus as my car already has this for the instruments...

    Just need to work the correct coding out as I didn't have time and a phone line fault at Bill's unit meant no easy internet access so I will have a look tomorrow at work ;P

    Navigation appears to work too... I stuck the GPS sensor just under the dash, it was magnetic so I placed it on the dash cross member

    Other than the gaps which I think I can close up a bit I am happy with the outcome so far...

    <tuffty/>
     
    S3 Hilife, Gops, StaceyS3 and 6 others like this.
  25. sakib

    sakib Member

    228
    16
    18
    Nice work mate wish i could do this to mine but seems its too complicated for me :-(
     
    <tuffty/> likes this.
  26. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Went out this evening to code up the RNS-E...

    First thing to do was to code the unit for the A6 (<2004) as this is the one closest technically speaking... I also soft coded features relevant to the setup I was looking for...
    In VCDS you need to go into the (56) radio module... (07) Coding and enter a soft code based on the following...

    0?xxxxx: Model
    1 - Lamborghini
    2 - Audi A3 (8P)
    3 - Audi A4 (> 2004)
    4 - Audi A4 Cabriolet (> 2004)
    5 - Audi A6 (< 2004)
    6 - Audi TT (> 2007) (sw US 0150+, EU 0500+)
    7 - Audi R8 (sw US 0150+, EU 0500+)

    0x?xxxx: Diagnostics for front speakers
    0 - activ
    1 - inactiv

    0xx?xxx: Sound characteristics
    0 - linear
    1 - Audi A4 (> 2004)
    2 - Audi A6 (< 2004)
    3 - Audi A4 Cabriolet (> 2004)
    4 - Audi TT (> 2004)
    5 - Audi A3 (8P)
    9 - Bose Soundsystem

    0xxx?xx: Telephone/telematics
    1 - no telephone (supply voltage for microphone actively)
    2 - Mobile phone preparation (Temic - Speisesp. Microphone inactively)
    3 - Mobile phone preparation (Cullmann - Speisesp. Microphone inactively)
    4 - Mobile phone preparation (Nokia - Speisesp. Microphone inactively)
    5 - Telematics Europe (supply voltage microphone inactively)
    6 - Telematics US (supply voltage microphone inactively)
    7 - Base plate diagnostic capable with comfort control

    0xxxx?x: Options I
    1 - default
    2 - Digital-Radio
    3 - Satelite-Radio
    4 - Satelite- and Digital-Radio
    5 - AUX in (Euro sw 0650+)
    6 - AUX in and DAB (Euro sw 0650+)

    0xxxxx?: Options II
    1 - default
    2 - TV-Tuner
    3 - CD-Changer
    4 - TV-Tuner and CD-Changer
    5 - Multifunction Steering Wheel
    6 - TV-Tuner and Multifunction Steering Wheel
    7 - CD-Changer and Multifunction Steering Wheel
    8 - TV-Tuner, CD-Changer und Multifunction Steering Wheel


    I used the following soft code... 0510153 which makes up the following softcode:

    0
    5 - Audi A6 (< 2004)
    1 - inactiv
    0 - linear
    1 - no telephone (supply voltage for microphone actively)
    5 - AUX in
    3 - CD-Changer


    I then coded the dash to allow use of the DIS...
    Module 17 (Instrument cluster) -> Adaptation -> Function 10 -> Channel 62
    +01 - Radio
    +02 - Telefon
    +04 - Navigation
    +08 - Telematics


    I used 01 + 04 + 08 = 13 to softcode as this allows the DIS to display the radio/track etc, navigation and 08 because FIS Control is coded as telematics

    While there I also coded out GALA as it drives me nuts...
    Module 17 (Instrument cluster) -> Adaptation -> Channel 008 (GALA)
    000 - GALA off
    001 - Charakteristics 1
    002 - Charakteristics 2
    003 - Charakteristics 3
    004 - Charakteristics 4
    005 - Charakteristics 5
    255 - GALA via microphone (Bose AudioPilot)


    I set this to 000

    I have not checked the navigation display in the DIS as not had time to go out for a drive but all the other stuff works as expected...

    Only problem I have had so far is the driver of my Andy Mac Stealth Sub... its been in service for over ten years (first in my A4 and then in the AMSS in the S3) and has finally given up the ghost...

    Sub bass is a little farty now so I have dropped the levels down on it so its barely audible until I can source a replacement driver

    <tuffty/>
     
    Dubster5, Alex C and A3-Lee like this.
  27. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Audi RS5 Owners Group Navarra Blue Classic

    1,505
    218
    63
    Yee know too much!!!

    Looks really smart mate , top job as usual . Thumbs up from me


    Sean
     
    <tuffty/> likes this.
  28. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    12,070
    4,310
    113
    Impressive stuff PT, it's been too long since you took me out in this! I've forgotten what fast and comfy feels like!
     
    A3-Lee likes this.
  29. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Best get yer **** over then mate ;P

    <tuffty/>
     
    A3-Lee likes this.
  30. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi S3

    3,196
    666
    113
    Looks nice now! Even with the dash all out it Stil looked mint lol! Let me know if you're getting rid of the climate unit mate :thumbsup:
     
  31. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi S3

    3,196
    666
    113
    Forgot to ask.. What paint did you use on the charge pipe?
     
  32. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Simoniz Wheel Silver
    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310183690034

    ...and Rustoleum Hard Hat 2500 clear top coat (non yellowing)

    <tuffty/>
     
    Gops likes this.
  33. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  34. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Seeing as the weather is a little iffy I swapped over to the winters for a couple of weeks... (the A2 making a cameo appearance too)
    [​IMG]

    I still have a soft spot for the original Avus wheels... really does finish the sleeper look but then I see her with the RSTT's and I get over it LOL...
    [​IMG]

    Anyhoo... managed to sort out the final bit of coding to get sat nav sorted on the DIS...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I then had a look at my sub woofer as its been making a farty noise recently... the problem is pretty obvious...



    Disappointing... in fairness it is a 12 year old driver thats been in my A4 and now the S3... thats a lot of trance, drum n' bass and Disturbed ;)

    A new JL Audio driver will be sorted shortly...

    I have also come to the conclusion that sorting MP3's out onto SD cards for the RNS-E is one of the suckiest jobs ever and it can't even cope with gapless mix albums inserting a pregnant pause as it transitions tracks so I have ordered the same Connects2 "CTAADIPOD003.2" iPod adaptor I am using in the A2 so I can use my iPod as before...
    [​IMG]

    ..it just works...

    <tuffty/>
     
    Sean_S3, CabbageGT, jojo and 2 others like this.
  35. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,675
    207
    63
    Does the unit power on and off with the ignition mate? If it does I shake be ordering myself one of them looms asap.
     
  36. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Yarp... all works fine dude...

    <tuffty/>
     
    g60leigh likes this.
  37. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

    29,092
    3,788
    113
    You managed to break that JL sub woofer, amazing!
     
  38. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    Its how I roll... :)

    <tuffty/>
     
    A3-Lee likes this.
  39. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member Regional Rep Team Sprint Audi S4 Audi A3

    2,038
    820
    113
    Can imagine tuffty rolling down the streets, window down, elbow out, bass turned right up with this playing :laugh:.
     
    <tuffty/> and A3-Lee like this.
  40. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi S3

    3,196
    666
    113
    Radio function works for you then! Bluddy doesn't work for me. Might try and code the telematics to see if it'll work with that.
     
  41. antwan64og

    antwan64og Well-Known Member

    1,061
    275
    83
    You sir have a problem :moa:
     
  42. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    No argument from me :)

    <tuffty/>
     
  43. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,611
    5,158
    113
    New sub arrived so set to work swapping it out...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Well theres ya praaaablam!!...
    [​IMG]

    The new driver was quite a bit different...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Massive magnet and impressive cone/suspension... fitted fine into the AMSS box (utmost respect to the late Andy Mac)
    [​IMG]

    Back in its hidey hole...
    [​IMG]

    ...and all stealthy again :D
    [​IMG]

    Did a quick check to see if the rest of the audio gear would fit where I hoped to put it...
    [​IMG]

    Job for the better weather :)

    <tuffty/>
     

Share This Page