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what's the correct method for synching it with the car?

I took out the instrument cluster so I could put the GPS antenna behind it. And if I remember correctly you need to have the key in the ignition and turn it on, or what?

I've done it before but it sometimes can be a little tricky.
 

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todd1010 said:
what's the correct method for synching it with the car?

I took out the instrument cluster so I could put the GPS antenna behind it. And if I remember correctly you need to have the key in the ignition and turn it on, or what?

I've done it before but it sometimes can be a little tricky.
Just hook everything up, turn on the car, then (if the RNS-E won't accept the security code) rest the Nav unit in channel 111 with your VAG COM.
 

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I can put in the correct code but once I turn it off and back on again. It asks for the security code again. I've tried it with the key in, key out, key turned on, etc. but it doesn't seem to want to save the code?

How exactly do I reset it with the VAG?
 

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I got it! I don't know why but this thing seems to be weird about storing the security code?

Anyways I did get it working but I also was finally able to code correctly to: 0509133

In the past it wasn't storing that code it would just go back to the old one. I don't know what I did but it worked. I also noticed that I'm now picking up Sirius Satellite inside the garage!!! Which is very weird because before I couldn't and it would just say linking. But now I can listen to music. And what's even more weird is that I just moved my antenna from the deck lid to inside the car on the hat tray. So I was thinking I would get a little less signal. Maybe getting the code to stay finally got it right?
 

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It is possible that one of your CAN lines was not plugged in all the way and maybe that caused your SAT tuner to not fully communicate with the RNS unit.

I'm glad you got it working better!
 

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RNS-E accepting the security code for the first time

Yes, I had the same issue...with trying to get the RNS-E to accept the code for the first time. Here's what you should do:

1) Keep ignition on
2) try the 4-digit code 3-4 times (hint: If you get a quick flash of the "security screen that prompts you for 'accept' " , then that is a good sign that you have the right code).
3) Shut off the car and RNS-E...and leave it for 10 minutes
4) Come back, turn the ign on, let it sit for 10 minutes...and try the pin again. Should work.

This seemed to work for me. My battery went dead over the weekend (long story) and I needed to re-enter the code again.

I think it needs some time to adjust to the new ECU etc in your Audi. I imagine that this will be the case for most of the B5 A4/S4 community and those with a pre-2002/facelift C5 A6 etc.

Just my .02.
-ted

PS: I have a 2001 A6 with a Euro 4B0 unit and US firmware etc.
 

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Re: RNS-E accepting the security code for the first time

TeddyBGame said:
Yes, I had the same issue...with trying to get the RNS-E to accept the code for the first time. Here's what you should do:

1) Keep ignition on
2) try the 4-digit code 3-4 times (hint: If you get a quick flash of the "security screen that prompts you for 'accept' " , then that is a good sign that you have the right code).
3) Shut off the car and RNS-E...and leave it for 10 minutes
4) Come back, turn the ign on, let it sit for 10 minutes...and try the pin again. Should work.

This seemed to work for me. My battery went dead over the weekend (long story) and I needed to re-enter the code again.

I think it needs some time to adjust to the new ECU etc in your Audi. I imagine that this will be the case for most of the B5 A4/S4 community and those with a pre-2002/facelift C5 A6 etc.

Just my .02.
-ted

PS: I have a 2001 A6 with a Euro 4B0 unit and US firmware etc.

I'll try and remember that! I think doing what b5retrofit said to do may have done it also. I did something in channel 111 and next thing you know it work. At that time also I was able to correctly code my head unit for "satellite radio". Unlike before, I would put the correct coding in and it would not save it.

I was also using the newer VAG software which is the newer BETA one. And I haven't tried re-coding it in a while. So maybe that had something to do with it?
 

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Yep that reboot worked for me as well. Entering a 1 in adaptation channel 111 will reboot the unit... the same as holding down the radio and setup keys until it reboots.
 
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