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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Makes a change for me to post in this section and not my usual home of the C4 S6 forums....

About 6 months ago I went ahead purchased a 2007 Audi A4 2.0TS quattro S-line (220 bhp)

What a car Very Happy
One owner, FASH, 37,000 on the clock. Got a great deal from work.
As a bonus I managed to sell the Skoda Fabia vRS I've had since 2008

The wife was less than impressed as she had no knowledge that I bought this and sold the other car.....

I still have the 80 quattro Saloon (S2 hybrid) which is staying.

Plans....hmmm seriously thinking of getting a 270 bhp chip and retrofitting the Audi MMI Sat Nav Plus.
Have almost ordered all the parts for this except the double DIN console.










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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Only had the car about 2 weeks before I did this.....

I wanted to get rid of the Concert radio and install the RNS-E SatNav unit



This was not an easy task.
Had to take away the arm rest, glove box, the plastic cover underneath the steering wheel, center console, A/C unit, gear box gaiter, ash tray, the little self behind the ash tray, switches, drink holder and the console which holds the radio and A/C unit in place

Out with the old radio



Glove box out



Drivers panel out



Ash tray, shelf and gear box gaiter removed



Arm rest out, rear ash tray gone - allows access to the center console bolts



Center console out





Single DIN console holder removed, this was replaced with a double DIN one.



Just connected up to see if it works OK



Had to cut out a small section of the center console Embarassed



and cut up half of the little tray which sits behind the ash tray Confused



Old console on the left, new double DIN on the right



In place



Refitting it all, up behind the glove box was an excellent mounting place for the GPS receiver.



Job Done! Cool



I just over did it when I had to cut/trim the sides down on the A/C unit to make it fit as it tappers inwards.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Had a set of 19" RS4 alloys in black which I used to have on my S6. These fitted a treat Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Nice car and work Mark.
RNSE make a huge difference doesn't it.
Get yourself an MMI box and a reverse camera hooked up thumbright

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers Jas Very Happy

Just been catching up with whats been happening with you Wink
Cracking work on the fleet (as always) Cool and a dad as well!!! Dancing
Hope your not getting too many sleepless nights
Last time we had a chat was briefly at SH this time last year, how you been?

Future plans....install a iPod cable with a AUX using one of the blanks by the hazard switch.
Audi hands free integrated into the RNS-E and multifunction steering wheel.
Fit the auto leveling system for the headlights, fit decent headlights.
Rear LED headlights
That little lot should keep me broke and busy Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looks great Mark! Wink

Nice guide on the RNSe, I really must get on and do this. It modernises the cabin so much, that and some new aluminium trim (wrap) will tidy mine up inside no end.

I look forward to seeing regular progress reports Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well done Mark.....nice job....I would have done my angry man impersonation half way through that .....and have had half an interior by now! hahaha Nice Job...well done.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

James, the RNS-E unit I got new off from ebay.
The double DIN came from work 8E0 858 005E they do come up on ebay quite often.
The cable kit and GPS receiver came from Kufatec http://www.kufatec.de/shop/
Get yourself this


Ideal for removing trim etc without damaging it

Been looking at the RS4 front grill, a chrome pedal & foot rest set.
Also thinking of changing out the yellow interior lights for white ones.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Jas - whats the MMI box?
Google hasn't really revealed that much...

Allan, it took about 6 hours in the end.
I really didn't want to rush and break stuff that usually happens when I under take anything like this and it normally turns out to be expensive parts or they're NLA Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Beerbelly wrote:
Jas - whats the MMI box?
Google hasn't really revealed that much...



Completely missed this, but would have at the time as I was away with work

Embarassed Embarassed

I bought this unit here >>>> Linky
And this camera here >>>> Linky

I've not fitted it yet. As with everything car related now, I've got to find the time, what with work being nuts and having Charlotte.
Allie also takes a fair bit of looking after too. She's still mildly insane Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

jas11n wrote:
Allie also takes a fair bit of looking after too. She's still mildly insane Laughing Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing No surprises there then

Cheers for the links.
Would I be able to connect my iPod to this?

I have been looking at:
http://www.kufatec.de/shop/en/Audi/A3-8P-/-8PA-/-Cabrio/AUX-IN-Jack-Retrofit-Audi-RNS-E?tab=cross

But I'm certain the iPod won't charge at the same time

I haven't done anything else to the A4 just now.
Although I need to fix an issue with the passenger rear door seal.
When it rains the water doesn't drain away.
So when you open the door it all pours out and soaks your feet Rolling Eyes

I'm still battling on with the 80q that is giving me severe grief (HC's of 130, need 100 or less for the MOT) bandhead

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I missed this as well... I may borrow bits for a write up for Auditorium, if that's ok?

The "newer" dash and stuff are a complete PITA to work on; the series 3 /4 stuff- doddle- you get get to most bits without having to rip the interior of the car apart. I was "shocked" (read: pi$$ed off) with the wife's mk1 A3 when I fitted the car kit and replacement head unit. Was a complete git to get at/ change. And the lower part of the gearbox surround to the lower dash has foam trim filler bits...! Evil or Very Mad Not as well made as earlier ones. The new (mk3) A3 is a different kettle of fish. The MMI unit/ nav/ controls in that are the dogs danglies Very Happy Cool

So you sold the wife's Skoda- but this is your car? Down to one and a half cars now? (half being the 80 until you get it sorted)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've got a .pdf file of the RNS-E fitment (I'll mail it over to you).

Wife's blue Skoda - sold.
My Fabia vRS - sold.

Wife now has a Fiesta ST
Yep this A4 is mine, got a good deal at work.
And I still have the 80q S2 Saloon rep. (got brand new front and rear S2 bumpers waiting for me at work for free!).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Beerbelly wrote:
I've got a .pdf file of the RNS-E fitment (I'll mail it over to you).

Wife's blue Skoda - sold.
My Fabia vRS - sold.

Wife now has a Fiesta ST
Yep this A4 is mine, got a good deal at work.
And I still have the 80q S2 Saloon rep. (got brand new front and rear S2 bumpers waiting for me at work for free!).


jammy git!

Let me know if you need fogs/ indicators.... mates rates Laughing

pdf- harder to put on the front page, but I can probably do something with it. Updated email: andy AT audifans.net

I'll do a separate post regarding Auditorium (have you seen the first copy?)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

copied and made into a sticky then put it on the home page and facebook Wink http://www.audifans.net/article712.html

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well.....erm...this now now been px'd in last week to make way for a 2012 VW Golf BMT Dark Label. 2.0TDi 140.
Only had it less than a week. Picked it up with 19km on the clock Laughing
MPG is amazing, got 74mpg on the way back from work on Friday.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Jaysus Mark 75!.....think of all that extra beer money now!....You got some pics?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Shock

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I couldn't handle the £85 a week fuel costs in the A4 Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I do like the Golf 6. Sad to see the A4 go though Sad

Is that the equivalent of a Bluemotion over here?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

I was gutted to see the A4 go Sad

Yep, Blue Motion Technology. Although most of them come in the 105bhp guise. Quite lucky as this is a 140bhp - no slouch but incredible mpg

Just got this on the way back from work. I was in no hurry, set the cruise on 80kpm (50mph), average 3.6 l/100km = 78.47mpg!


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