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i am working on hooking up an external DVD player to my EU RNS-E with the help of the 1417 and 1280 in my B6-A4 (full write to follow)..

i am looking for an OEM ON/OFF button to fill one of these blank spots above the unit to activate the 1280 (video-in-motion device).. if we found a switch that works like this, it could also be used for the lucky A6 and B5-A4 guys to simply switch the GALA signal..

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just to get your minds on the right track..
i saw in another post the "rear shade" button works well for a garage door opener because it is normally OFF and momentary ON (just like a standard garage door opener button).. i might ad that as well..

thanks ..
 

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let me look at my ETOS once i get home and see what i can find... i need to get a new warning button after scratching it a little with one of the Navs... :roll:
 

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too many to list... ygm... :)
 

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thanks alot for emailing me the list.. i will go thru them and report back..
 

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crap.. this may not be a viable option for me..

unfortunately i dont have blank spots as shown in the picture.. instead i have the useless little drawer on the left side..

i would 1st have to get a switch bracket $7 (not bad) in place of the drawer.. but then get 3 buttons to fill the gap at ~$28ea... not to mention, it appears that i will have to get a new ESP button as well..

it wouldnt be too bad if i just added the switch and left the other 2 spots blank(i am sure the blanks are cheaper), but i might as well put 2 rear shade buttons in for the garage door (i didnt get the ones in the visor - stupid)..

i should also say that the dealer does not stock most of the buttons i want, i have not confirmed they function properly, and special orders can not be returned..

i will have to think about it..
 

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Avantéix said:
too many to list... ygm... :)
Hi, would it be possible to get the list me too ???

I'm looking for the same OEM ON/OFF switch but I'll need it to change from CDC to PHATBOX and viceversa... ;-)

Thanks and ciao...
 

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fritzner said:
crap.. this may not be a viable option for me..

unfortunately i dont have blank spots as shown in the picture.. instead i have the useless little drawer on the left side..

i would 1st have to get a switch bracket $7 (not bad) in place of the drawer.. but then get 3 buttons to fill the gap at ~$28ea... not to mention, it appears that i will have to get a new ESP button as well..

it wouldnt be too bad if i just added the switch and left the other 2 spots blank(i am sure the blanks are cheaper), but i might as well put 2 rear shade buttons in for the garage door (i didnt get the ones in the visor - stupid)..

i should also say that the dealer does not stock most of the buttons i want, i have not confirmed they function properly, and special orders can not be returned..

i will have to think about it..
I have the same need even if I'll use it to switch from CDC and PhatBox (and viceversa). Actually I'm planning using a button which seems good enough for me: there is the TAXI version, the INTERCOM RADIO version and the REAR CURTAIN one...

The dealer has to confirm me which one is the best for me tomorrow morning and in a few days I'll let you know the results, for you to decide. ;-)

Ciao
 

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the TAXI button seems like it should work as an ON/OFF button, but may not be available in the US??..

the REAR CURTAIN has been confirmed to be a momentary switch, which wont work for my purpose..

not sure about the INTERCOM??..

let us know what you find out..

good luck..
 

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mickymix said:
Avantéix said:
too many to list... ygm... :)
Hi, would it be possible to get the list me too ???

I'm looking for the same OEM ON/OFF switch but I'll need it to change from CDC to PHATBOX and viceversa... ;-)

Thanks and ciao...
will do once i get home tonight...
 

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i can forward it, mickymix..

save you the trouble, Avantéix..
Thank you fritzner and Avantéix... Got the material...

BTW: which program generated it ? Is it ElsaWin ? I might be interested having such library available... ;-)

I've found the following options available for my specific setup:

8E1 959 903 (switch for roller blind) and/or
8E0 941 529 (switch for inner light for driving school vehicles).

The symbol for the first one I must suppose being the one reported in the picture above...
The symbol for the second one is not known yet, but it will be before the end of next week (no stock availability in Italy at the moment, it's coming from Ingolstad...).

I just ended a phone call with a cool guy at my dealer's stock and we both agreed the correct one should be the switch for Driving Schools as the one for the roller blind is a temporary switch so it's just good for remote garage door openers (which I have in my sun wing).

Also code 8E0 941 530 A could fit our needs but unfortunately I already have the Parking Aid switch over there and I cannot use that slot (it's correct to speak of slots as each single button may only fit a specific slot, that's the reason there are two "similar" dumbs: 8 and 9 !!!).

I have no other options as I do not have the shelf/stowage compartment on the right, I have the can holder over there (which I cannot find in the documentation yet... I'll have to pay attention not to break it then...).

Not being sure of the final pieces I'll have in my hands, I also ordered a blind cover for position 3 (a.k.a. position 9), so that I will have the chance to eventually install this:

NOS SWITCH !!!

:twisted:

Thanks a lot for the support... :wink:
 

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it's from ETOS, which is the European part catalog for the VAG group...

good luck with the instal... do post pics of that switch once you get it!
 

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anxious to see what you come up with..

good luck!!..
I got the switch today and I can confirm the symbol on it:

it's an upside-down sunset... i would give the idea of a light coming from the roof in the inside of the car... it was intended for driving schools...

There is a major drawback anyway... after quickly checking with a tester, I found the switch is always open and closes only when the button is depressed (but opening again as soon as you remove the finger...).

I will check on Thursday (the fitting day) if this switch connects to something already present behind the cover, if it connects on the CAN-BUS to operate a relay or if I'll have to use a relay to switch from the PhatBox to the CD and viceversa... (I'll have to think about the GALA signal too as I'll need some TV for my daughter while travelling on holiday...).

More information Thursday evening (Italian Standard Time)... ;-)

I'll be back with pictures also as I left the switch at the guy which will install it on Thursday for him to prepare most of the work...

Ciao
 
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