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the RNS-E was in safe mode? I got to a hotel in Texas later last nite, parked the car. Came out this morning, although very cold. the RNS-E was in safe mode and I hade to enter my security code? What the hell could have happened?

It wouldn't be that bad but it seems when I put in my pin, the RNS doesn't is a little picky and doesn't take the code. So I've got to play around with it for a while to get it to take. If the key is out of the ignition, the RNS will accept the code and unlock. But once I put the key in the RNS will ask for the pin# again.

So my concern is: Why did all of the sudden my RNS need the pin #? And the other is why does my RNS accept my pin #, but then doesn't store & unlock it permanantly, or until the battery or instrument is unplugged?
 

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sassy code

I just went through something similar. I was unplugging unit, (so power off) and requires re-entry of PIN. It got very sassy with me...would take code when the key was NOT in then as soon as I put key in it wanted the code again...and would not take it....it just kept asking for the code over and over.

The solution I found on the forum was to reset unit either via VAG or on front panel of teh NAV by holding down two outer buttons (Radio + Setup) until the unit resets. Then enter code..problem fixed.

Maybe your battery took voltage dive?
 

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Thanks, I'll see how my car does tomorrow morning.

I live in Florida and I'm in Texarkana, and my car has never been in this cold of weather before. The battery was just replaced about 3 months ago, so unless the cold did something to it last night I might need to take this one back.
 

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Thanks, I'll see how my car does tomorrow morning.

I live in Florida and I'm in Texarkana, and my car has never been in this cold of weather before. The battery was just replaced about 3 months ago, so unless the cold did something to it last night I might need to take this one back.
I had the exact problem when my battery was dying. The unit will not accept the PIN when it detects a low power source. There was actually also sometimes a corresponding VAG-COM fault code; something along the lines of "voltage too low". Until the fault was deleted and the battery was replaced, it would not allow the PIN. As soon as I did clear the code and dropped a new battery in (as well as reset the unit), its worked perfectly.
 
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