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Hia all


Im new here but not to Audis, had far too many of them over the years...


I bought my current Audi only a few weeks ago with 2000 miles on the clock, from an Audi dealer, 2018 Q3 (one of the run outs of the old 8U), its a black editions fitted with a BOSE system.


The only thing is dislike, is the pitiful small screen on the MMI, is there anyway of getting a bigger screen to fit in its place, not worried if its not retractable, just want a better definition and bigger screen.


Ant help if appreciated.


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Only solution is to replace with MMI 3G which has 7" screen but it's very expensive.

A cheaper solution is to replace with a Chinese unit with 8" HD screen. There are also 10.25" inch screen but it didn't fold down
 

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Kostas

Thanks for your note, ive looked at the 8" Chinese option, just not sure about it, how good is it, and does it interface with my Bose system.....

Looks like I will just have to put up with the small screen....Ive been spoilt by the nice screen I have in my company BMW..

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You can try to retrofit an MMI 3G then. You can find spare parts on internet, if you are lucky you can pay total of 600-700€, just be patient to collect cheap parts. I have till now the rear boot unit and screen bought for 130.. Need cable and MMI 3G unit only to retrofit
 

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You can try to retrofit an MMI 3G then. You can find spare parts on internet, if you are lucky you can pay total of 600-700€, just be patient to collect cheap parts. I have till now the rear boot unit and screen bought for 130.. Need cable and MMI 3G unit only to retrofit
Hi kostas
I'm planning the same upgrade so will look forward to any hints and tips on the installation.
I assume the complete system needs to be installed, then Component Protection removed before it can be coded and tested

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Yes complete system must be installed to remove component protection. If you don't have Vas5054 cable, it's better to buy a good clone and find someone to remove CP at your home without need of dealer. About same price and you have the vas5054 to flash factory newer firmware on modules

I have already tried Remote CP Removal when retrofitting color tacho and RMC Nav Plus..
 

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I finally ordered the RSNAV unit, after my research, it seems the best as value for money and quality. Fully integrated to car, even PDC shows as overlay on camera image. Much cheaper than MMI 3G and you only replace the LCD module, no other extra units. The good think is that it gets updates to newer Android version, now it's on 7.1.

I will post a review after I receive it
 

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I finally ordered the RSNAV unit, after my research, it seems the best as value for money and quality. Fully integrated to car, even PDC shows as overlay on camera image. Much cheaper than MMI 3G and you only replace the LCD module, no other extra units. The good think is that it gets updates to newer Android version, now it's on 7.1.

I will post a review after I receive it
Have you received the unit yet. I am looking to get one of these units for the bigger screen but not sure as they seem to be the same ones made by Avin/Ugode. etc and they seem to come with a lot of problems, these units have Android 8 and are still causing many many problems on the BMW fitment but I think the innards are the same whatever platform you choose.
 

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I finally ordered the RSNAV unit, after my research, it seems the best as value for money and quality. Fully integrated to car, even PDC shows as overlay on camera image. Much cheaper than MMI 3G and you only replace the LCD module, no other extra units. The good think is that it gets updates to newer Android version, now it's on 7.1.

I will post a review after I receive it
Hi, Kostas

Can you post a link where you ordered the unit?
Tnx

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Have you received the unit yet. I am looking to get one of these units for the bigger screen but not sure as they seem to be the same ones made by Avin/Ugode. etc and they seem to come with a lot of problems, these units have Android 8 and are still causing many many problems on the BMW fitment but I think the innards are the same whatever platform you choose.

After a lot of research, I have found that RSNAV's units have real Android 7 (Not 8) and not fake Android 7 or 8 like others sell on other famous market sites...You can check if the Android they advertize is real, if you check Security Patch version. Also, another big thing is the software updates that real cheap units never have, RSNAV is supported with bug fix etc. It's expensive but i think it the best quality and everything integrated on the LCD, doesn't have LCD plus extra module, that's what interested me from first time, also has integrated SIM module...

I had these information around the internet after reviews etc. so I hope all these findings are correct and worths it. I'm waiting for the unit, it will take 15-20 days from order for sure, when and if I receive, I will make a review here


Hi, Kostas

Can you post a link where you ordered the unit?
Tnx

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Ervin
You can find the link 2-3 posts above
 

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Hi Kostas,
I contacted RSNAV regarding the fitment and compatibility of these units.
The reply was somewhat misleading, they say if sat nav is fitted to the car already these units are not compatible, however they show pics of the unit where it is compatible and my device is shown. I explained that the sat nav is not the HDD system but fitted to a SD card like all Audi without tech pack and is actually just coded to be switched on. They say that their system is not compatible so in actual fact it will not fit the Q3 brand really confused as I would have purchased one of these units as it can play video files also I believe.
 

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Hi Kostas,
I contacted RSNAV regarding the fitment and compatibility of these units.
The reply was somewhat misleading, they say if sat nav is fitted to the car already these units are not compatible, however they show pics of the unit where it is compatible and my device is shown. I explained that the sat nav is not the HDD system but fitted to a SD card like all Audi without tech pack and is actually just coded to be switched on. They say that their system is not compatible so in actual fact it will not fit the Q3 brand really confused as I would have purchased one of these units as it can play video files also I believe.

After my research, I understood that when they say that this unit works only to cars without factory navigation, they mean without MMI 3G unit that most wiring is on boot. With RMC, every wire is in front of the car and whatever audio in module you have, AUX-IX or AMI, you can use sound, if you have AMI, you just connect AMI Aux-in cable and voila :tango_face_wink: The main difference of cars with RMC without navigation and RMC with navigation, is that with navigtaion you get AMI interface. I have asked many sellers on sites, forum and many told me that with AMI and aux-in cable, you can have sound if you select MEDIA button and Source AUX-IN. I don't care about sound actually, because I just need android to use specific apps for my car, but I'm sure it will work. Even if it doesn;t work, it guaranteed that using the audio-out of that unit, you can connect to AMI RCA-in or a converter RCA to 3.5mm to connect to AUX-IN, you hace many options to have sound.

The basic point for me is that with less money, you have a good quallity unit with real supported updates and an HD 8" LCD with touch, I prefer that unit instead of installing MMI 3G that may cost 1.000euro more at least.

But..I'm just waiting to receive unit to be sure my research and findings were as thought :tango_face_grin:
 

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Finally received RSNAV unit. Quality is very good, wifi 4g modem/sim integrated. Everything works ok, even rear view camera with factory pdc display as overlay. As I thought before buying, sound works on cars with factory SD card navigation and RMC units, even with AMI interface when you plug AUX-in adapter. Car menu is accessible and all options of it
 

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Finally received RSNAV unit. Quality is very good, wifi 4g modem/sim integrated. Everything works ok, even rear view camera with factory pdc display as overlay. As I thought before buying, sound works on cars with factory SD card navigation and RMC units, even with AMI interface when you plug AUX-in adapter. Car menu is accessible and all options of it
Well that is great news and will you be showing a couple of pics on how it was fitted and the finished article.
I have been in touch with Daniel and cant get any real answers so can you answer a few questions.
Does this unit play video from its own interface.
Is the quality of sound good.
what other enhancements does this unit give you. Does the screen fold flat or is it upright all the time.
What size is the actual screen

A different unit is now being sold in the uk which I believe is more expensive but has UK Warranty 2 years and 24 hour helpline so I am looking at possibilities, however if yours is working and you find it ok I may just go for that one.

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Not sure if it's the actual screen but there is an installation guide on youtube -


Also noted on the RSNAV web site the do an optional 360 deg birds eye view 4 camera system for the Q3


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I haven't yet tested if it plays video from it's own interface, but I'm sure it will. I has integrated MX Player on interface so every extension supported will be played for sure. I have factory navigation with AMI and sound works ok, didn't have time checking quality, but hte little I tested quality is very good and loud. Factory interface is fully supported, LC case trim is excellent quality, not just plastic, screen is high quality 8" with 1024x600 resolution. The only negative thing about screen is it's gloss finish. Works like a mirror and on daylight is not much clear.

The fact that I like everything fitted in detail and like factory, on 5F module, there is an error because voltage cable that was connected on factory LCD now isn't connected somewhere. I'm trying to figure out how to correct it, maybe by connecting a resistance, but I don't know what is the LCD's resistance, if anyone know or can calculate resistance?

About installation, air vetn removal is very easy, inside the vent, on left and right side, there are two holes, you put there a metal clip and put it out. Then there is a screw inside to remove and you can remove the screen. But you need to have plenty of time to install it, must be patient. I removed glove box to fix the wires. Fitting is easy, but need to remove much trim.

For information, I have also installed the Rearview camera, on reverse you can see rearview and factory PDC as overlay on screen, I have also installed front camera on mirror which is connected on Video-in of unit
 
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