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RNS-E & TMC - Free DVD Upgrade

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Why have I missed this thread previously? crazy.gif

The wife's allroad is a 55 plate LE with factory-fit RNS-E. Can I still get a free update for it? Sorry to be lazy, but I didn't want to wade through 19 pages of posts if somebody can just tell me yes or no.

Ta muchly! smile.gif

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They did my 2004 Allroad after convincing them it didn't have MMI and didn''t warrant the £100 labour charge they wanted.

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I think the free upgrade runs out on the 1st June.

RNSE going in the A3 on Wed. next week, I'll have to be quick bike.thumb.gif

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You are entitled to it - don't let them tell you any different.

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not if it is a retrofit you arent.

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He states "factory-fit RNS-E", and lot's of people on here have had there retrofit unit upgraded for free, including me 169144-ok.gif

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Yes, but only because Audi are incompetent. They have now worked it out.

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Had my retro-fit RNS-E updated on Friday from my local South London dealer.

Most dealers not clued up, if you fail at one try another. Just remember the deadline for the free update is 30th June.

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I don't understand what you have against retrofit units???

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I don't understand what you have against retrofit units???

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If this is a reply to Ed then maybe I can help explain ...

Background - Ed has an 07 registered A3 with a retrofitted RNS-E.

If you have an RNS-E in a car registered after March 2007, either factory-fit OR retrofit, then you do NOT qualify for the free upgrade - because Audi assume that all factory fitted RNS-E's after that date will have SW 0550 (and hence working TMC) - and since the official line is that retrofitting is impossible they don't even consider what should happen in that case.

So Ed was just pointing out his personal experience...

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Fair enough, I was just asking 169144-ok.gif I know someone with an RS6 who has a retrofit RNS-E, and is about to get a free upgrade. So I know dealers are still doing retrofit upgrades FOC...

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A3 is booked for the upgrade on Friday 169144-ok.gif

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It seems that some dealers will do retrofit units and some won't.

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Well, I have the wife's allroad booked in for the 7th. 169144-ok.gif

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Oh, and it worked a treat - now picking up TMC messages. Thanks for the tip-off guys! 169144-ok.gif

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Hey my audi a3 had its first service other day they also gave me the tmc upgrade free - but dont notice any difference????

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Hey my audi a3 had its first service other day they also gave me the tmc upgrade free - but dont notice any difference????

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The TMC logo on the bottom line of the RNS-E screen should now be solid instead of hollow.

When you turn on route guidance, you should see TMC on the DIS in green instead of being in red and crossed out.

If you don't see both of those then you don't have the TMC upgrade.

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Also if you press the "info" button, it should tell you things.

You'll know it's actually doing something useful, once you see grey lines on the map where there's traffic, or you plan a route and it plans around traffic areas (silently at first, but then if it changes its mind halfway through the journey it says 'warning, your route has been changed to avoid traffic problems' at unexpected moments).

One problem with the routing is that it sometimes steers you away from traffic jams it knows about (major roads with Trafficmaster sensors) and into worse jams which are off its sensor grid (minor roads, usually in town). It's v. good on motorways though 169144-ok.gif

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ok well they claimed they have upgraded it, al i can see is TC in the bottom of the screen, nothin shows up under info, jus says not available, so im guessin they aint done it right or not at al? do i need new dvd ?

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press the car button, then push the large control knob down

It should give you a software version of 0550.

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and also check your in an area with good TMC coverage, I had my upgrade done and got nothing until i drove 50 miles east ;-)

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ok well car version is defitnley 0550 so im guessin its been upgraded must be just down to poor network coverage?? im in liverpool area, and no plans to go any where far just yet

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is it possible they have updated it and not given me the new dvd?? i bought the car new in august 05 , and have never upgraded the dvd on it

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is it possible they have updated it and not given me the new dvd?? i bought the car new in august 05 , and have never upgraded the dvd on it

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Without the new DVD you'll receive the TMC information but the map won't have the information to make any use of it!

Eject the DVD and see what part number/date is printed on it.

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Ok - version - 2005_2

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Looks like old one??? if this is the case then how do i get the new one, how much will it cost ./ or should/can i get it for free?

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