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Hi Guys,

Details: RNS-E for a 2005 B6 S4 w/ factory Bose stereo

OK, after struggling for about 45 mins to get the stock Bose headunit out w/ the crappy radio removal keys I have finally gotten to the fun part of the install. I have the diversity hookups all set and the GPS antenna plugged in...
but here's where I kinda got stuck/concerned...

1. I plugged in everything per the instructions I found in a few places here...however, when I pushed the nav back (loosely) into place in the dash and hit the power button nothing happenned. I'm hoping/assuming this is just because I haven't VAG'd it yet, but was worried it might mean there was another problem...maybe caused by question #2 below? Or worse a dead nav+ unit! javascript:emoticon(':(')
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2. When I went to plug in the big 3>1 adapter I ended up only having 2 out of the 3 adapters used...should I have had lines to plug in for all 3 of the adapters?

3. I cannot find any instructions on how to wire up the antennae for the GPS. I'm trying to avoid taking the whole dash apart like Avanteix did. Anyone have instructions on fishing it up to the top of the dash or hiding it on top of the glove box as a few posts mention? Does it help to have it out in the open vs. burried inside the dash someplace?


I've done my best to search this site for these answers and have found lots of useful info, but the answers to the above questions still seem to have eluded me...any help/advice/tips would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge to this site...there is NO WAY I could have gotten this far without all of the useful info I got from here.

Joe :( :(
 

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Welcome to the forum.

If you have Bose you don't need the brown 8 pin speaker plug. And if you didn't get an adapter prepared for a phone kit, you won't get the black 10 pin plug either. So as long as you got the black 8 pin plug for power, k-line and the Bose-pin as well as the 20 pin plug for the CD changer, CAN and line-out you should be fine.

That being said, your RNS-E should turn on with nothing but power connected to it. If it doesn't then check the fuse in the back of the RNS-E as well as the main radio fuse in your fuse box.

For the GPS antenna, I managed to get it behind the instrument cluster by only removing the knee bolster below the steering wheel. A little tricky but it worked.
 

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Thanks for the info...I'll try that tonight.

AudiA4B6US said:
Welcome to the forum.

If you have Bose you don't need the brown 8 pin speaker plug. And if you didn't get an adapter prepared for a phone kit, you won't get the black 10 pin plug either. So as long as you got the black 8 pin plug for power, k-line and the Bose-pin as well as the 20 pin plug for the CD changer, CAN and line-out you should be fine.

That being said, your RNS-E should turn on with nothing but power connected to it. If it doesn't then check the fuse in the back of the RNS-E as well as the main radio fuse in your fuse box.

For the GPS antenna, I managed to get it behind the instrument cluster by only removing the knee bolster below the steering wheel. A little tricky but it worked.

Maybe I plugged one of the black connectors into the wrong adapter plug.
 

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UPDATE: Got it working! (well, mostly...)

Thanks to AudiA4B6US advice I was able to figure out what was wrong with my install...it ended up being that the large 3>1 plug wasn't seated correctly and the unit wasn't getting any juice b/c of that.

Now I just need to VAG it today and figure out how to run the GPS antenna to someplace above or maybe even inside the glovebox.
 

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does your S4 have onstar? i also have a b6 s4....

i'm about to order the kit for my car, who did you order yours from by the way? is your car an 04 with onstar? mine is, havn't been able to get a definite answer as to if it will work properly after install, any help would be appreciated!
 

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Re: does your S4 have onstar? i also have a b6 s4....

audiguy82 said:
i'm about to order the kit for my car, who did you order yours from by the way? is your car an 04 with onstar? mine is, havn't been able to get a definite answer as to if it will work properly after install, any help would be appreciated!
Mine is an '05 (no OnStar)

I ordered it from Albert/Haagie. He has a few units listed in the FS sections. great experience and fast delivery via FedEx from Europe.
 
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