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Hey guys, I have a new A3 with the DVD based GPS system and a cd changer in the glove box. I dont need the cd changer as I use the SD cards for music and wanted to know if there is a way to hook up a DVD player threw that conection with some sort of adapter of course.
 

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if you have a European unit, you will need a Dietz 1417 (or similar) and an external DVD player.. for video-in-motion you will need a Dietz 1280 (or similar)..

for detail see this link (including the links within):
http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=554


it has not yet be confirmed whether or not a external video source can be hooked up to a US unit.. some with a US unit has a Dietz 1417 on order for testing.. and i have a US unit on the way..

hope to have confirmation soon..
 

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Thanks for the reply. I live in canada and got the nav+ with the car so i assume i have the US one. With that instalation you showed me. Was that acctualy conected via the CD changer conection? or is that acctualy directly conected to the nav itself.

Please keep me posted on if the US units work with an external video source.
 

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yes you should have a US unit -- (I guess we should say "North American" RNS-E instead of US :wink: )

the 1417 is connected to the larger gray connector, not the CD changer input..

http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=133

there is no need to disconnect your cd changer other than for more space in your glovebox..
 

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That first link you showed me seemed like alot of work just to connect to one "grey" connector. Is there more too it?
 

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I can see the second link now, So that picture is that just the back of the nav unit? and is that easy to come out? whats the second box with the white arrow in that picture??

Thanks man!
 

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yes you must remove the unit to plug in the grey connector.. the unit is easily removed with radio removal keys - you can find a set for ~$20.. or just have the dealer pull it out for you - if they arent busy, they may do it for free..

the 1st link shows alot of extra work to mount AUX A/V jacks.. hooking everything up is very easy.. finding a place to hide the Dietz devices, wires, TV antenna, and such is a bit more time consuming - but still pretty easy..

the 2nd link shows the back of the unit and the 2 little black boxes that make up the Dietz 1417 multimedia interface.. the box that plugs into the grey connector is essentially an RGB converter, contrast/brightness control, and audio input.. the 2nd box (with the white arrow) is taped into the CAN-BUS to emulate the factory TV tuner -- or in other words, it tells the RNS-E that there is a A/V source connect over CAN..

not sure if i answered all your questions or not, but hope this helps..
 

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I'm just wondering if we've all missed something basic here?

In diving straight into the detail of where and how to connect a DVD player to the RNS-E, we haven't asked this question "Will the DVD player be controlled by the front panel buttons on the RNS-E?" (which is what this thread should be about)

- only if firstly it's connected to the CD changer pins and secondly it uses the same commands as the Audi CD player. Which IMHO seems unlikely - unless someone else knows different of course.

Of course the DVD player can be connected as is being described - but then surelyit WON'T be controlled "threw(sic) the cd changer controls" as coombs is asking?
 

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very true.. this thread did dive into the details without addressing the original question..


"Will the DVD player be controlled by the front panel buttons on the RNS-E?"

and i totally agree, it is extremely unlikely that a DVD player can be connected so it will be controlled with the front panel buttons on the RNS-E..

sorry for not commenting on that earlier..
 
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