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The installation instructions say:
simply find the GPS navigation computer and remove the existing connector that connects it to the LCD screen.
Since the RNS-E is an "all-in-one" unit there is NO externally accessible RGB signals for this unit to connect to in the manner they describe.

However, the RNS-E does have a TV tuner input. So it MAY be possible to connect the RGB outputs of this unit into there. But I cannot find any mention of audio ... this unit appears to NOT provide an audio path - which kind of limits it's applications (maybe that's why they talk mostly about backup cameras?)
 

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PetrolDave said:
The installation instructions say:
simply find the GPS navigation computer and remove the existing connector that connects it to the LCD screen.
Since the RNS-E is an "all-in-one" unit there is NO externally accessible RGB signals for this unit to connect to in the manner they describe.

However, the RNS-E does have a TV tuner input. So it MAY be possible to connect the RGB outputs of this unit into there. But I cannot find any mention of audio ... this unit appears to NOT provide an audio path - which kind of limits it's applications (maybe that's why they talk mostly about backup cameras?)
Those are the same questions I am raising with them at the moment.

This is a piece of the last email I got from them:
I received your voice mail today, sorry for not replying to your email
sooner. To tell you the truth, I don't know what system the A3 uses, it
would make sense that is a new MMI system like the A6 and A8, in which case
the GNET_AUDIA6A8 would be the piece. The regular GNET_RGB_VWAUDI piece is
for the older vw and audi's, I don't think it works with the A3. HOWEVER, if
you could take a picture behind the radio/LCD screen (or at least look and
see if it has a 10 pin circle DIN sized connector) then we could find out
for you.
Does anyone have a photo of the back of a NA NAV RNS-E that would be in an A3? 10 pin circle DIN sized connector? I asked about the whole speed sensor thing. If NA doesn't have that functionality then will it have that speed sensor?

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No, the RNS-E is completely different from the MMI system used in the C6 A6 and D3 A8.

The MMI system has a "display screen" with the 10-pin connector you mentioned. The RNS-E is an all-in-one unit, so there is no video cable needed.
 

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So it won't work because its an all in one unit. Because the screen is not separate there is nothing I can do right?

Its the Dietz then.

How does the Dietz do it then??
 

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Dietz filters the speed signal from the CANbus network... that tricks the RNS-E into thinking the car is stationary. If the car is not moving, you can watch video all day on the RNS-E.
 

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the RNS-E has a connector for an OEM TV tuner.. the Dietz 1417 convert the composite video from your DVD player to RGB and uses the OEM connector (as well as audio).. also it appears to send the appropriate CAN commands to make the RNS-E think there is a TV tuner attached.. "TV" will automatically appear under the "SOURCE" menu when attached..

the Dietz 1280 'filters' the speed signal from the CAN bus for Video in Motion in the A3s and B6/7 A4s.. for video in motion in A6s and B5 A4s you simply put a switch the GALA wire..
 

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The older CD based Nav+ RNS-D system has a round 10 pin connector for the video, I think thats the system they are refering to for their older audi products.
 

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Well FYI, I have been in contact with the above company GNET trying to get some questions answered and they are just not on the ball. Takes days to respond to email and even don't answer all the questions. Plus the DVD player they offer is dramatically marked up. I can find it elsewhere for a lot less.
 
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