Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E 2016: A Comprehensive Guide
Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E is a navigation system that was introduced in 2006 and updated in 2016. It is compatible with various Audi models, such as A3, A4, A6, TT, and more. It offers features such as voice control, DVD playback, Bluetooth connectivity, and Android Auto support.
In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to use the Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E 2016 system, including how to install it, how to update it, how to access its functions, and how to troubleshoot common issues.
How to install Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E 2016
If you want to install the Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E 2016 system in your car, you will need the following items:
RNS-E removal keys â these are metal tools that allow you to remove the existing stereo from your car.
Kufatec âbasic plusâ video input module â this is a device that enables composite video input on the RNS-E system. It also sends CAN signals to the system to activate the TV function.
Raspberry Pi 3b â this is a small computer that runs Android Auto and other applications. You will also need a microSD card with at least 32GB of storage.
SKPang PiCan2 â this is a daughter-board for the Raspberry Pi that enables CAN input via an MCP2515 chip.
3.5mm -> Composite video cable â this is a cable that connects the Raspberry Pi to the Kufatec module.
(optional, highly recommended) USB sound adapter â this is a device that improves the audio quality of the Raspberry Pi by eliminating noise.
To install the system, follow these steps:
Use the RNS-E removal keys to pull out the existing stereo from your car. Disconnect the wiring harnesses and antenna cables from the back of the stereo.
Connect the Kufatec module to the wiring harnesses and antenna cables that you disconnected from the stereo. Make sure to connect the red wire to a switched power source and the black wire to a ground source.
Connect the 3.5mm -> Composite video cable to the Kufatec module and to the Raspberry Pi. Connect the USB sound adapter to the Raspberry Pi if you have one.
Connect the SKPang PiCan2 board to the Raspberry Pi and to the CAN bus wires of your car. You may need to splice into these wires or use a CAN bus adapter.
Insert the microSD card with Android Auto and other applications into the Raspberry Pi. You can download an image file with everything pre-installed from this link: [^1^].
Slide the RNS-E system into the slot where you removed the stereo. Connect it to the Kufatec module using the wiring harnesses and antenna cables.
Turn on your car and test if everything works. You should see a TV option on your RNS-E screen. Select it and you should see Android Auto running on your Raspberry Pi.
How to update Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E 2016
If you want to update your Audi Navigation Plus RNS-E 2016 system with new maps and software, you will need three DVDs with original or untouched versions of the updates. You can download them from these links: [^1^] [^2^] [^3^]. The DVDs cover different regions of Europe:
DVD 1 - Western Europe: Andorra, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain
DVD 2 - Central / West Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Andorra, Belgium, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Austria, San Marino, Vatican City State
DVD 3 - North / Central / East Europe: Germany, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,