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kp 115

Member
Evening Erling,

The rear of all RNS-Es, regardless of what vehicle they are intended for, are the same. It’s the TT curved fascia that doesn’t allow for prefect fitting into the A2.

I knew that I would have to swap the front fascia for an A3/4/6 fascia but that doesn’t concern me. It’s an easy enough operation that can be completed in an hour.

Personally I was never bothered about adapting a TT unit but £150 for a first generation RNS-E PU (internal hardware for V signal and RFSL identical to the 193B that everyone seems to prefer) was an absolute steal. I’ve never seen one so inexpensive before and had to grab it for the tight budget transformation I'm trying to keep to with Project 250.

I know I’ll find a cheap enough fascia soon enough whilst on my travels. There are a few on eBay which I might enquire about.

What would be a real project though is getting a R8 RNS-E with the larger screen and separate looking buttons:

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I might have a go at this one day and relocate the buttons (only on a ribbon so might be able to lengthen it) to below the ashtray or even the handbrake tray. Just waiting to understand if the custom firmware will work on this unit, cannot see why not but I’m not an expert but I know a man who is. If done correctly it would look very MMI style. No doubt a custom 3D printed fascia will be required but should be simple enough.

Kind regards,

Tom
Hi Tom,
That really is a bargain , the Lamborghini Gallardo rns-e unit fits perfectly without any fettling
although I’m still to change the software over.
Cheers
Keith.
 

2work

Admin Team
Hi Tom,
That really is a bargain , the Lamborghini Gallardo rns-e unit fits perfectly without any fettling
although I’m still to change the software over.
Cheers
Keith.
Evening Keith,

Yes bargain indeed. Ive already removed the fascia and sent it to Bart at VAG Retrofits for a swap for a flat version from an A3 that I can trim. Had to go deeper than I have before to remove the power/volume button but simple enough with this guide.

This is looking to turn out like the cheapest RNS-E PU that I’ve ever seen. Perfect budget item for 250.

You need to upgrade the firmware soonest as the latest custom iteration really is quite good. Have you changed the soft coding yet with VCDS.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

kp 115

Member
Evening Keith,

Yes bargain indeed. Ive already removed the fascia and sent it to Bart at VAG Retrofits for a swap for a flat version from an A3 that I can trim. Had to go deeper than I have before to remove the power/volume button but simple enough with this guide.

This is looking to turn out like the cheapest RNS-E PU that I’ve ever seen. Perfect budget item for 250.

You need to upgrade the firmware soonest as the latest custom iteration really is quite good. Have you changed the soft coding yet with VCDS.

Kind regards,

Tom
Evening Tom,
No I haven’t as I don’t have access to a pc with cd drive any more (only DVD) so am unable to downgrade to reconfigure with VCDS for A6
Otherwise I would be able to, although it didn’t give exactly the same engineering options as the Audi ones have.

Kind regards
Keith.
 

2work

Admin Team
Evening Tom,
No I haven’t as I don’t have access to a pc with cd drive any more (only DVD) so am unable to downgrade to reconfigure with VCDS for A6
Otherwise I would be able to, although it didn’t give exactly the same engineering options as the Audi ones have.

Kind regards
Keith.
Keith,

I’m more than happy to send you a copy of the latest custom firmware for you to upgrade your RNS-E.

Once you have installed it you will be able to change the settings to be perfectly set up in your A2. I’m here to assist along the way if you have VCDS.

PM incoming to get your address to send you a firmware CD.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

ICowie

A2OC Donor
Today I put the 90 back on the road and gave it a quick detail inside and out, So glad I decided just to keep hold of it and forget the idea of buying a 3L instead :) I just need to get the Avus alloys refurbed and I'll be happy with it

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rosscanning

Member
Dont forget like i do to change your pollen filters people here’s mine after 13months
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After changing my ASV (thanks to member AndyP) my blower developed a horrendous rattling noise. Some weeks have passed and I thought i would investigate, out comes glove box and a few bolts later i retrieved two sheets of kitchen roll which i had used to clean egr/asv with. So to put a long story short dont leave anything infront of air duct 😂
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Boy was i happy with this result.

Happy A2ing people
Ross
 

Menno

A2OC Donor
Today I thought "let's get the @timmus retrofit stuff out of the red one" which involved full FIS and MFSW........ My God, it's put in so tidy and neat!
I looked at it and thought sod it, leave it like it is you're not adding joy by removing it!

Tom, hope you'll be in Holland soon again, stop by at my place please, got work for you 😉!
 
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