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this is from the yahoo forum:

On 3/30/05 10:57 AM, "laccrosse" <[email protected]> wrote:

I currently have a B6 S4 and am looking to get Nav+ but am hesitant
because I dont want to lose XM radio which I have fallen in love
with.
Does anybody have a solution on how to get both? If anyone has done
this, please do share. Any help you can offer would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.


prashant patel <[email protected]> wrote:
You could get an Xm module that connects through an FM transmitter and they are very easy to install and use. But you do lose the sound quality, it becomes like an FM radio... I had that until this month, but I’m getting rid of it now b/c I’m getting the RNS-E.



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From: "Ted Basile" <[email protected]> Add to Address Book
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 07:56:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [AudiNav] How can I integrate XM with the CD Nav+ unit?

see this post of mine to help re: my Phatbox install:
http://account.audiworld.com/users/32631.phtml

If you go CD-based Nav+....then you can add a couple of devices that will avoid you using an FM modulator.

Option 1:
- sell your XM module from your B6 S4 for $250 on ebay
- install Nav+, TMC/CAN etc.
- purchase cd changer cable ($100 from dealer) to run to trunk
- purchase dual input device from jeff bipes for $100 (optional..but worth it..if you want to use another audio input device etc).
- use dual input device to run OEM Cd changer or PhatBox...and have additional input for aftermarket XM device.
- purchase blitzsafe device for trunk ($70 from autotoys.com)
- purchase aftermarket XM/Sirius device etc (probabably $150 etc); will probably need to use antenna from aftermarket device...but you can mount it in your rear deck area. Shouldn't be too bad
- figure out where you want to mount the XM/sirius display in your dash area

It sounds a bit overwhelming and cluttered...but the CD-based never supported the OEM XM/Sirius. This is the route that I'm going.

You can always add an aftermarket A/V input device to the Nav+....but that would be a shame to use it only for audio input. Check www.vwnavi.com for a dietz device that can be used as audio input only to the Nav+ 10 pin mini-DIN plug.

Option 2:
- Buy a RNS-E (preferrably a US-based unit) for $3K and retain your OEM XM module. I believe the B7 A4 RNS-E will fit a B6 A4/S4...not sure.

This will be a less "cluttered" solution.

Please post all further questions on www.navplus.us so others can view this thread. Thanks!

-ted
 

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dual input device?

Is there anpther source for the dual input devices, as Jeff Bipes says he does not sell one...

I am trying to hook up a glovebox CD changer AND XM Commander to a 2004 Audi Nav Plus install - and trying not to use an FM station for the audio.

Thanks.
 

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Re: dual input device?

reneadam said:
Is there anpther source for the dual input devices, as Jeff Bipes says he does not sell one...

I am trying to hook up a glovebox CD changer AND XM Commander to a 2004 Audi Nav Plus install - and trying not to use an FM station for the audio.

Thanks.
Jeff sells the dual input device...but only for a trunk application (i.e. 13 pin round connector). I don't believe he will make a connector that handles a glovebox application...as the connector is slightly different. For Jeff...there probably isn't much of a marketplace for something like this.

What about the Dietz audio device that I mentioned in the post above? Go check it out on www.vwnavi.com. It just has two audio inputs (RCA's) that go into the special A/V interface behind the Nav+.

Good luck!
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XM radio

Found it - thanks.

But after I install the inout device, how do I "tell" the Nav Plus to go to SAT (XM radio) as there are no SAT buttons on the Nav Plus?
 

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reneadam said:
Found it - thanks.

But after I install the inout device, how do I "tell" the Nav Plus to go to SAT (XM radio) as there are no SAT buttons on the Nav Plus?
Again...this is an audio input device....I haven't used one...so I can't comment on it.

You press the Radio/CD/TV button on the Nav+. This will toggle you through the various audio sources. Make sense? Please read the owners manual. :)

With my Nexxtel A/V input device, I get an all pink screen when my Blaupunkt ME3 is turned off. I imagine the same is true for the Dietz audio input device....not sure.

I typically go into "map" mode or turn off the display when I am listening to audio from my ME3. Once you get all this hooked up....you'll figure it out.

Good luck!
-ted
 
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