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Yesterday, I bought the IceLinkplus and unsuccessfully attempted to install it in my Audi S4 with RNS-E. This is after I called up support of Dension who confirmed that it was compatible. Today those baztrds update their web-page stating that it is NOT compatible. Oh well...Luckily I bought it at BestBuy who have a 30day return policy.
Also, I found out that the CD changer (in the glove box) is now connected with a rectangular looking 12 pin connector, instead of the round 13 pin connector found in previous models. This makes the option of connecting the ipod adapter directly to the cd changer harness (which I believe would allow you to maintain the satellite radio) much more difficult.
 

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We had this discussion yesterday (http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=192) and there are actually two different IceLink Plus adapters for Audi. One does work, the other one doesn't work with the RNS-E. I doubt that you can buy the working adapter anywhere in the US right now.
 

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Re: FYI Dension IceLink (ipod adapter) is not compatible RNS

S4XXX said:
Yesterday, I bought the IceLinkplus and unsuccessfully attempted to install it in my Audi S4 with RNS-E. This is after I called up support of Dension who confirmed that it was compatible. Today those baztrds update their web-page stating that it is NOT compatible. Oh well...Luckily I bought it at BestBuy who have a 30day return policy.
Also, I found out that the CD changer (in the glove box) is now connected with a rectangular looking 12 pin connector, instead of the round 13 pin connector found in previous models. This makes the option of connecting the ipod adapter directly to the cd changer harness (which I believe would allow you to maintain the satellite radio) much more difficult.
re: CD changer port (12 vs. 13 pin).

The round 13 pin connector is part of a long cable that is rounted from behind the head unit (Concert I, Sym I, Sym II, Nav+ etc) to the trunk (to support the OEM CD changer, blitzsafe, IceLink etc).

The 12 pin version probably does not include the ground pin.

Either way, both of these OEM connect points will include 8 active wires/pins for audi input (OEM CD changer, blitzsafe, IceLink etc), plus, one pin for ground. Thus 9 in total.

In the RNS-E, I'm not certain of what the specific rectangular connector includes etc.

Just an FYI.

-ted
 

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You are both correct...

AudiA4B6US, the product listed on the german web site looks like the connector that I need. It is strange that Dension sells it in Germany but not in the US.

TeddyBGame, I don't think that the round 13 pin connector is present in the b7 body style A4/S4 since the CD changer is now mounted in the glove box. However, I didn't check. The 12 pin connector behind the changer in the glove box actually only has 9 active pins. Just like you predicted. However, I'm somewhat technically challenged and will never be able to figure out which pin does what. Hence, I will have to wait until somebody makes a connector that is rectangular.

Thanks for you input. I really appreciate it!!!
 

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The Symphony II has the cd-changer wired to connector I (20 pin). On some models this is a three piece plug (yellow, green, blue) on some other it's a single piece and just black). Nav-plus.com has a diagram showing this connector in the upper right corner:


The glovebox changer has a 12 pin connector like the one shown here (in black, together with the blue Symphony II connector):


The RNS-E cd-changer cable is very similar but it has a 20 pin connector for he RNS-E which plugs into the big Quadlock adapter:

I borrowed the pictures from http://shop.kufatec.de.

Based on what I read, there are two IceLink Plus available. What I don't know where they usually connect to. Is it the CDC connector in the back of the radio or the CDC harness which ends in the glovebox or the trunk?

So, those who got a B7 or allroad with a factory installed RNS-E, those would need to get the RNS-E version of the IceLink Plus. But those who upgraded their B6 or Allroad/C5 to the RNS-E could either get the RNS-E version (which plugs into the quadlock connector) or the OEM radio version (which plugs into the orginal radio connector where your RNS-E adapter harness is connectoed to). This of course assumes that the IceLink Plus device is electrically and software wise the same for both. Since the CD-changers are the same for the RNS-E and Symphony II I would assume that the IceLink is the same too.
 

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Thanks again. Unfortunately there is no RNS-E version of the Icelinkplus. It says so on the Dension web page.
 
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