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    BMW E9X Electrical Power Loss

    Problem: Car randomly losses electrical power and turns off or while it’s parked. No light, no nothing. Battery is perfect (load tested). There is power at the jump start connectors. Fix: There is a design flaw in the fuse-box located in the glove-box. Essentially what BMW did is make the fuse-box connection to the battery...
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    Audi A3 Steering Assist fault

    This tutorial is for those experiencing issues with this Steering Assist. Error Codes: 02546: Steering limit stop no or incorrect basic setting/adaptation 00778: Steering Angle Sensor (G85) Symptoms: Heavy Steering Steering light on dash Tools Required for the job: (1) VCDS Guide: Start the engine Turn the steering wheel 180 degrees to the LEFT Bac...

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Friday, 22 October 2021 / Published in How To

Problem:

Car randomly losses electrical power and turns off or while it’s parked. No light, no nothing. Battery is perfect (load tested). There is power at the jump start connectors.

Fix:

There is a design flaw in the fuse-box located in the glove-box. Essentially what BMW did is make the fuse-box connection to the battery cable a simple plastic clip, instead of a bolted down connection. When the car is driven, the battery cable gets jostled and electricity arcs between the connection, and does one of two things: fries the connection, or disconnects from the box. This can be temporarily fixed by opening the glove box, removing the fuse box cover, reaching around the back of the fuse-box on the right hand side and jostling the cable until it regains the connection. This will at least make the car temporarily drive able, but it may lose its connection again.

Remarks:

Replace Fuse-box.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 / Published in How To

This tutorial is for those experiencing issues with this Steering Assist.

Error Codes:

02546: Steering limit stop no or incorrect basic setting/adaptation

00778: Steering Angle Sensor (G85)

Symptoms:

Heavy Steering

Steering light on dash

Tools Required for the job:

(1) VCDS

Guide:

  1. Start the engine
  2. Turn the steering wheel 180 degrees to the LEFT
  3. Back to the middle
  4. Turn the steering wheel 180 degrees to the RIGHT
  5. Back to the middle (straight ahead)
  6. Leave the Engine running
  7. Open VCDS and go to 44-Steering Assist
  8. Click Login/Security OR Coding II – & enter 31857. (should say security code accepted)
  9. Click on Basic Settings
  10. Enter 060 in the group and click go.
  11. At the top Click ON/OFF few times.
  12. Close window and click on Fault codes – now you should only see error “02546”.
  13. Close VCDS.
  14. While the engine still running, Turn the steering wheel full lock to the left and hold for 5 seconds.
  15. Turn steering wheel to the right full lock and hold for 5 seconds.
  16. Return to the middle.
  17. Dash light should disappear immediately.

You may have to do same procedure in 03-ABS.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 / Published in How To

This is a tutorial on how to update the Software and Map version on RNS-E systems. There is also a FAQ section at the bottom of the page. Please note, the software update is only included with DVD 1. It is available on its own if requested.

You can purchase the latest update DVD from our online shop- Audi RNS-E 2020 Navigation Plus Map Update DVD – 8P0060884DD

  1. Start the car.
  2. Press the eject button on the RNS-E unit.
  3. Remove old navigation DVD & replace with supplied DVD.
  4. Hold down the RADIO & SETUP buttons for 10 seconds.
  5. RNS-E will restart, the software will update & maps will be cached. The complete process should take 1-5 minutes but can take up to 15-20 minutes depending on what needs to be updated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of frequently asked questions which I hope will answer a lot of your queries. However, if there is anything that is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Q. How do I enable the 3D view feature?

A. To enable the 3D view please press the ‘NAV’ button on the unit,

then press the ‘SETUP’ button, then if you scroll down and go into ‘Map type’ and simply change it to 3D.

Q. What does the software update do?

A. Now this completely depends on what firmware version your unit is currently on, I unfortunately do not have access to a change-log. If you are retrofitting an AUX input the software update is a must. If your unit currently does not have 3D perspective view, the update will add this feature. Generally the software updates are compatibility releases for the AMI (Audi Music Interface) or iPod interface if installed.

Q. How do I check if I have a MK1 unit or a MK2 unit?

A. MK1 units were discontinued in 2009, they have a low resolution LCD screen (400×240), support 2x2gb SD cards and they will have a CD/TV button right next to the RADIO button. MK2 units are currently still in production, they have a high resolution LED screen (800×400), supports 2x32gb SD cards and they will have a MEDIA button right next to the RADIO button.

Q. How do I check my current software version?

A. Press the ‘CAR’ button, then press the ‘SETUP’ button and go into ‘Version Information’.

Q. What is the latest software version for my unit?

A. For MK1 units the latest software version is 0650. For MK2 units the latest software version is 0220.

Q. Does the DVD need to remain in the drive at all times?

A. Yes. The RNS-E unit does not have a built in hard drive, or any other means of saving the data onto.

Q. Can I use the SD card slots for the maps instead?

A. No. The RNS-E unit will only read navigation data off the DVD drive.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 / Published in How To

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