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Can I retrofit nav into 09 A3?

 
Old 09-30-2008, 10:28 AM
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Default Can I retrofit nav into 09 A3?

I am in the market for a brand new a3 (2.0t quattro) but I have to purchase the insanely expensive vonvenience package just to be eligible for a nav. Can i use retrofit the one from vagnavs.com? (it lists 2003-2008 as compatible years) any downside to doing this? ie would i get an older unit or lose any functionality?
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:20 PM
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Default I just retrofit an RNS-E from a 2006 into my '09 A3.

Just need a GPS antenna and a VAG-COM to get it working. Plugs right in to the existing quad lock connector. Have a look at navplus.us for all the info you need. Very helpful group over there.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: I just retrofit an RNS-E from a 2006 into my '09 A3.

good to know - do you know the best place to source a unit?

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check navplus.us or ebay.
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Default Re: I just retrofit an RNS-E from a 2006 into my '09 A3.

Though it will plug in fine, I would imagine the 09 is no different in the quadlock pinout than was the 08 meaning the Bose pin is wrongly located (if applicable) and there is a K-Line in part of the harness that was either supposed to be somewhere else or not supposed to be there at all on the RNS-E.
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