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Who knows if one of the US units that Powertony sells could be modified with a faceplate from a Euro unit, 4B0 035 192 P, and fit in a 2003 A-6?
I have a Euro unit that I'm not very happy with, but could scavenge the faceplate from it to put on a US unit if it would work in the car.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

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faceplates are not easily changeable (like the older CD-based Nav+ was).. i would not recommend it..

you would be better off just waiting for an A6 unit to be available..
 

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And the A4 unit wouldn't work in an A6 anyway. A6 requires 4B0 RNS-E with a dedicated speed wire, the A4 units have only speed over CAN...
 

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Hi there..

Very smart you listened to my advise to ask the people over here!
As far as my information goes; the A4 and A6 unit has the same hardware. It's only a matter of coding whether the Navi expects the speed signal over the canbus or -Gala Pin-.

Again: I'm not 100% sure.

To swap the faceplates is really easy. I had to swap a broken DVD drive and it cost me about 10 minutes.. It's really easy.

So the last question remains: Is it a problem to use an A4 Headunit the A6.. I'm 99% not. You can still use the Gala pin. You only need a cable harness with the right connections..

Unfortunately I do not have an Audi A6 in my backyard to test it out.. :)
 

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It has been confirmed several times that the 8E0, 8H0 and 8P0 units do not accept a speed signal on the v wire. You can program a 4B0 unit to accept speed over CAN (Craig did this in his S8) but not the other way around. And there is no glossy black RNS-E faceplate either which would be a perfect match in the pre-facelift A6 and B5.

Since the 4B0 unit is the best fit for the A6 C5 and the A4 B5, there is no need to swap faceplates.

Just my 2 cents...
 
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