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I'm planning on ordering an RNS-E for my 03' B6 A4 and I want to make sure I understand the installation process and parts needed before I take the plunge. I've read through the Quick Links thread and also looked at several different installations posted by members so far. From my understanding, the installation on a B6 A4 should be "plug and play" and very straight forward aside from wiring the GPS antenna. But reading some posts, I see mention of special adapters/bose/non-bose etc...so I am somewhat confused now.

So is installation for a B6 LITERALLY plug and play--as in I just unplug the wires from my Symphony II and plug them into the RNS-E...or do I need some sort of extra adapter?

FYI: 2003 B6 A4...non-bose
 

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You have to order an adapter which goes between the Symphony plugs and the RNS-E plug. This adapter is specific to your configuration. In your case you would order one for a non-Bose Symphony II to RNS-E. If you have a CD-Changer/SAT Receiver/Phatbox you would order the adapter with support for a CD Changer. if you have a phone currently connected to your Symphony II or if you have OnStar you order the adapter with phone support. Besides the main RNS-E adapter you will need an antenna adapter and a new GPS antenna.

If you have both adapters and the GPS antenna the install is 100% plug and play. Remove the Symphony (which is in most cases the most tricky part), unplug the three connectors, plug in the RNS-E adapter and plug the RNS-E adapter into the RNS-E. See Justin's Allroad or Avanteix B6 pictures for details on how to get the antenna adapter installed and where to put the GPS antenna. I din't remove my instrument cluster but managed to get the GPS antenna there from below.

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a great trick if the head unit doesn't come out... removing the glove box, which only takes about 10mins... that gives access to the back of the head unit and thus it's becomes possible to push it out instead of deseperately pulling on the keys...
 
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