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Guys, I have an '03 A6 4.2. Symphony II radio; Bose system. The car has the regular Audi factory Nav system (i.e., shows basic arrows on the instrument cluster). I found a great deal on a Euro RNS-E unit and I am wondering if I can get it to work in my car, and if so what parts I will need to do that.

The RNS-E unit I've got a bead on is part #4B0 035 192 P, hardware version H50, software version 0080, and the unit was built in 8/04. It is essentially brand new, but it's JUST the unit itself: no cables, no map DVD, no nothing.

My car has a very recent Dension ICE>link+ running the iPod (works great), and I use a Motorola HF phone which is wired through the stereo speakers in the conventional way that a fair number of Audi guys have done.

Can anyone clue me in as to whether I can make this RNS-E unit work in my car, and what components I'd need to assemble in order to make a go of it? Many thanks for any heads-ups.
 

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The unit should fit just fine in your A6. Installation is pretty much the same as Justin described for his Allroad here: http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70.

You will need to get the US DVD from Navteq or Audi, the Quadlock adapter harness, the antenna adapter and either a new GPS antenna or an extension cord for your existing GPS antenna. In order to get the map DVD working you will also need a dual layer DVD writer and a decent computer to modify the files. And access to a VAG-COM or a friendly Audi dealer.

Check the cables forum here for sources for the adapter harness and antenna adapter.

Your IceLink may not work with the RNS-E. A few messages down there was a discussion about the IceLink and that the RNS-E may need a new version which is not yet available in the States. Muting the RNS-E when the phone rings is possible but that's about it.

If you haven't done this already, I would recommend to read http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=191 and http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=167.

I hope this helps and good luck, it's worth the effort ;-)
 
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