cd disc for rnsd

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cd disc for rnsd

Post by carlssonaero » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:38 pm

I have a 2003 avant. I will need a new gps aerial as wherever the car goes it seems to say it is in some random place but the map software is also antique. Does anyone know the year of the latest cd map we can use with the rnsd system which I want to keep to retain originality

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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by Shoppinit » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:58 pm

The RNS-D takes Blaupunkt Travelpilot DX disks, if I remember correctly.

Looks like 2013-2014 was the last release.

I don't know about the RNS-D, but a couple of years ago I got an email from Tomtom saying that my (long since retired) sat nav would stop working because of the GPS week number rollover that happened on the 6 April 2019. This effectively turned the device into a paper weight. I don't know if the RNS-D is affected by this. I suspect not because we would have heard more about it. Worth checking before you spend money on a map update though.

Anyone still using nav on an RNS-D? I haven't tried mine for about 5 years.
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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by Mark-RS » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:18 pm

Ditched mine within the first few months of getting the car. It's shelved in the garage now. It's honestly not fit for purpose for anyone who uses the car to travel. I put 10-15k miles on mine each and every year running around the Lake district, Scotland, Wales etc.... I'd be lost without Android Auto and Spotify.

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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by Shoppinit » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:30 pm

Sure, but I get the desire to have it working correctly.

I have built in nav in most of my cars but always use my Tomtom. What’s the point of nav if you don’t have traffic and speed camera info.
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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by steve2003rs6 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:12 pm

Same here Ben. I rely on my Tom Tom.
It has never let me down.

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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by Mark-RS » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:40 pm

Shoppinit wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Sure, but I get the desire to have it working correctly.

I have built in nav in most of my cars but always use my Tomtom. What’s the point of nav if you don’t have traffic and speed camera info.
Android Auto has both of these features :bigblink:

I'll always keep the old stuff just for originality, but then I have to ask myself, what really is the point ? Would you keep an old telephone set in a car ? When it has zero use. What about the TV systems that no longer work or have a function due to the digital age ?

I guess looking way down the line in another 15 or 20 years it would be a nice touch to have a fully original classic. I guess if I had a Ferrari Dino, I'd be horrified if someone had ripped out the cassette player for some digital Spotify monster :bash:

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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by Shoppinit » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:16 pm

That’s exactly it. That’s pretty much where we will be soon.

Think of all those RS2 that were modded and molested. Now a good one costs up to 80k.
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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by steve2003rs6 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:18 am

My original sat nav works but it’s a hell of a faff using it.
So I use my Tom Tom which is just so easy.
I have the original boxed disc. Don’t think I have ever looked at it.
If I am going anywhere I automatically grab the Tom Tom.

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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by norwichphoto » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:45 pm

My RNS-D nav works but the map is out of date. At the moment I'm running Waze and audio books through an FM transmitter. I've yet to find an aftermarket head unit that looks as if it was factory fitment, both in terms of knobs and buttons, but style of display.
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Re: cd disc for rnsd

Post by Shoppinit » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:50 pm

You could use the TV tuner aux input to get video on the display using an Android device with video output.
Daytona RS6 C5 Avant. Viper'd, Billies, Waggers, MTM box brain, C6 stoppers, xcarlink, R8 coolant cap (woohoo)
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