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I have had a dealer quote me a price on what I hope is the US RNS-E from the 2005 allroad, but his part number ends in RX, which I have not seen before.

So two questions: Is this in fact the RNS-E US unit for the C5 platform, and can I retrofit it into my 2002 S6 with RNS-B Nav (which I assume I would have to remove) and Bose?

Allroad part # 4B0-035-192-RX-----NAV SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED RADIO
 

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Audi sells to kinds of parts: New and replacement. The X parts are replacement parts, some say they are refurbished but that doesn't have to be true. I got for example a new instrument cluster and it was a DX (D being the part and X being a replacement). Looks new to me.

Anyway, the X has no inpact on the compatibility or functionality. and the 4B0 035 192R / RX is the US unit for the C5 A6.

If you say you have an RNS-B, do you mean the RNS-D (the old CD based Navigation Plus). In this case it's an easy swap but you have to get the correct adapters for the RNS-E and FM/diversity/GPS antennas.
 

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Thanks for the info...

By RNS-B I mean the older style CD-based nav that had the controls down by the parking brake handle and only displayed turn info in the DIS. My car has the normal Symphony II radio in the dash.
 

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Ok, what you mean is the BNS (Basic Navigation System) instead of the RNS (Radio Navigation System). You will need to diconnect the navigation unit (somewhere in your trunk) before you connect the RNS-E. Both devices respond to the same address and your car/VAG-COM gets really confused if this happens. You can leave the switch near the e-brake where it is though, or remove it and sell both a BNS retrofit :D
 

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Thanks, I knew there was a "B" in the name somewhere, I just had it in the wrong place...

Heh, I bet I could get a whole $10 or so for my BNS, considering the switch near the parking brake is broken :wink:
 

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X usually means that the part can only be provided as an exchange against the old part, and if the old part is not available, a core charge is added to the price of the part... in "theory" dealers are not allowed to sell X parts w/ getting the original in return... but like i said... in theory...
 

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A little more info

I confirmed with the dealer that the RX is a remanufactured version of the R. It does have a core charge, but even still is about $500 less than the new version. The dealer was unsure if the RX would really be a true substitute for the R since it may be missing a faceplate or something (that would be swapped from the old unit). Has anyone ordered a replacement RNS-E and can confirm that it includes all required parts?
 

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RNS-E faceplates are not easily swapped like the olded CD-Navis were, so i dont think you will have to worry about that..

there isnt really anything you can remove from the RNS-E easily -- IMO, i believe it would be a complete unit, just possibly older hardware &/or software..

disclaimer, i obviously could be wrong.. buy at your own risk.. please keep us posted..
 
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