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Ok, so i have a 2002 audi a4 1.8T and i want to install the navigation plus head unit thats in the 2005 a4. The only problem is i am extreemly new to the entire audi system, and do not understand any of the technical talk. I want to have the full system, with the dvd player, so i can also hook my xbox into it. Asside from the xbox connection, Can anyone explain exactly what parts i need, the best or cheapest place to get them, and roughly how much money im looking at? I would really prefere not to just go to an audi dealership and ask for everything and get outrageously overcharged. And its really difficult to find the info i need on the net because this system is so new, i keep getting info for the old a6 head unit.
Thanks to anyone who has the time to help.
 

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I have simillar system almost done ;)

Most of necessary information are posted here already so I'm not going to repeat myself ;) (you didn't use SEARCH did you ?)

Since you're first person to ask about XBOX integration, I will help you in that part.

To provide RNS-E with any video input you will need Dietz 1417 Multimedia interface (posted in multimedia section). This will give you PAL / NTSC input for your Xbox.

I just ordered one for my Blaupunkt ME3 DVD/TV player and I will post some pics as soon as I 'll get it ;)
 

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LeRam84,

There are some details missing in you message which makes it difficult to provide all answers. You didn't say which radio you currently have. If you have the Symphony (default in all Quattro and 3.0L) then it's pretty straight forward plug and play. If you have the Concert (default in the front track 1.8T) then it's more difficult because you have to install a new center console first.

You can find the part numbers for the RNS-E here http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2, and several references to suppliers for the adapter harness here http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewforum.php?f=7.

You are looking at $2900-$4000 for the US unit, new and with warranty, or $1400-$1800 for the EU unit from ebay.de, used and without any warranty. Adapter harness from Germany shipped is about $120-$160 and you will need the US map DVD for $200-$400. If you get the EU unit you should also have a dual layer DVD writer and about 20GBytes free space because you will need to modify the US map DVD to be recognized in the EU unit.

If you want XM or Sirius sat radio (OEM solution, not 3rd party) you will need to get the US unit. At least for now until someone figures out a way to get the EU unit to recognize the US sat receiver. The US unit is also your preferred choice if you rely on AM tuner stations, something the EU unit does not handle to well in the US. FM in the US is fine with both units.

The xBox question as well as watching video is one area which hasn't been explored much so far. I know that you can use the EU unit together with the Dietz multimedia adapters to connect a video source. And there is also a TV tuner for the EU unit which allows to connect a video source. But both components are not yet confirmed working with the US unit.

So if watching movies or using the xbox is a must but you don't want to get the EU unit, I would recommend to wait until someone posts a success story.

And forget your Audi dealer for the moment. Unless you know him very well (and he is a little adventures outside the AoA guidelines), he won't be of any help because the official position of Audi is still that the RNS-E cannot be retrofitted in the B6.

I hope this helps,
Dirk
 

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dude you freakin rule.
I have been searching the internet for days now looking for info, and that was the most comprehensive thing iv seen yet.
Thank u so much for the time.
 
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