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Modification Modification
Car: Audi | S3 | 8L0 (Mk1) | S3 | Hatchback
Engine: BAM | 1.8 | Inline 4 | (225 VVT) | Turbocharged | Petrol

RNS-E DVD Navigation System Conversion

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Selecting a suitable unit

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Adapting the RNS-E to fit the 8L0 A3

Test

Parts required

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GPS Antenna

GPS Antenna to suit any of the following:
• New Mercedes Command systems W211 (e-class);
• Mercedes APS 50;
• MFD2 (RNS2) for Golf 5, Passat, Touran, Touareg, Jetta, Golf Plus;
• AUDI RNS e (DVD navigation);
• AUDI MMI (A6 4F, A8 4E).
Expect to pay around £15 including delivery.

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Quadlock adapter loom

Adapter looms to convert the old stle seperate plugs to the ISO standard quadlock are readily available: Quadlock convertor

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Diversity Antenna adapter

The RNS-E uses Fakra plugs for its UHF connections, where the 8L0 uses the old style FM plug. Again, adapter looms are readily available: Diversity Antenna adapter

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Map DVD

Map DVD's (backup disk shown) are available for various continents. These disks are readily available on eBay.

Fitting

Remove existing head unit

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Remove instrument cluster (Pre-facelift only)

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Plug in Quadlock adapter

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Fit Diversity Antenna adapter

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© Mark Stewart, Saturday 21st July 2007
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