ok i discovered today that my XM works without buying that unit everyone is talking about.
This is what I discovered. For $hits and Grins I decided to click on Band and switch over to XM to see what would happen. To my surprise XM is playing the comedy channel. The last channel I was listening to on the old radio when i switched over to RNS-E unit. So I try to see if I can switch channels and I get the initializing screen.
I then get a message saying that this unit or car (forgot the verbage) has the capabilities of XM and to contact Audi. So when I pressed the action button I briefly see the channels then it dissapears and goes back to initializing.
ok, so I saw a thread about this regarding that XM works without buying that adaptor or new XM unit. What was done. I tried to search for the XM serial number but when I do that on the setup it doesnt list it.
Does this mean, for some mysterious reasons XM works but in only one channel and i cant change it. Or do you have to do something in VAG for it to work.
Mind you I havent VAG'd the car yet as I'm waiting for my VAG tool tomorrow. So right now my NAV doesnt show on the cluster.
your input or a link to that other thread about XM is greatly appriciated.
It's located in the trunk..under the left panel. You will need to remove whole side panel to get to it but it's not complicated...just annoing :twisted:
When you will get to it just unplug the old Tuner and get new XM for RNS-E
Audi part # 8E0 035 593 E. Month or two ago dealer sent me info that I can buy new unit for $350. They had some kind of promotion from AOA. Not sure if they still do but doesn't hurt to ask.