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I installed a euro (with US firmware) RNS-E into my '02 Allroad this evening. Everything seems to be working fine, except...

Even with the system turned off there is a quiet static coming through the small speakers in the doors. Anyone have any ideas? TIA.
 

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static or quiet humming? Usually when unit is powered you could hear it a little bit but it's not static. Unit is loosing power and goint totally quiet after 10 minutes automatically until is triggered again by ignition or power button.
 

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Yes, the unit slowly loses power, but even after 30/40 minutes there is still a quiet humming coming through the small speakers in the door (not the big speakers on the bottom, just the small speakers. Any ideas?
 

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That's sounds more like a connection problem somewhere. If it's both speakers L & R it is mostlikely located somewhere within cable / connectors / radio area.
 

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Do you have the unit properly coded for BOSE or non-BOSE to match your car's speakers? This could be caused by incorrect coding for your sound system, and you only hear the fuzz in the tweeters because it is in their frequency range.
 

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You need to use VAG-COM to interrogate the unit via the diagnostic connection (K-line).

BTW many people (like NSX Jr) have found their adapter was wired wrong which left the amplifier permanently turned on - this will cause the hissing sound you are hearing, but also will flatten your vehicle battery. Check NSX Jr's posts and website, he's made a list of the connection errors he found in his adapter.
 

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You need to use VAG-COM to interrogate the unit via the diagnostic connection (K-line).

BTW many people (like NSX Jr) have found their adapter was wired wrong which left the amplifier permanently turned on - this will cause the hissing sound you are hearing, but also will flatten your vehicle battery. Check NSX Jr's posts and website, he's made a list of the connection errors he found in his adapter.
Oh yeah... why didn't I think of that :lol:
 

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Lee,

Where can I find a list of the connection errors you found? I looked on your site but can't find it... I'm sure it is there, though:) BTW, the RS6 wheel looks GREAT!
 

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Lee,

Where can I find a list of the connection errors you found? I looked on your site but can't find it... I'm sure it is there, though:) BTW, the RS6 wheel looks GREAT!
Heh... glad you like it... can't wait to see some install pics.

I don't have a list of the install errors on the website... I kind of tried to avoid that by writing section 1.3.2 in the rns install guide. This section has a chart of all the correct connections for the symphony I radio. Since you had the symphony II, a few of your wiring connections will be different.

Here's the thread with all my PNP wiring errors:

http://www.navplus.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1418

Do you think it would be helpful if I prepared an install guide for the Symphony II to RNS-E... I have avoided this in the past because there are other good install guides from Justin and Nene on this topic.

I will email you a Symphony II PNP connection chart for your reference.
 

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Ok guys, I've tried everything. The adapter was wired wrong, but I fixed it and still have the static. Any more ideas? TIA.
 

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The "static" should last between 10 and 30 minutes AFTER you have locked the car (the RNS-E stays in a half awake state in case you come back quickly, e.g. after filling up at a gas station). It's only if it lasts longer than that do you have a problem.

Try locking the car with the interior sensor turned off (switch on drivers door) and a window open (do this somewhere safe like your garage) and coming back after 10, 20, 30 minutes to put your head through the window and listen.
 
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