RS Monitor 2.0 retro install

Discussion in 'Electrical & Interior - Security, ICE, Wiring Loom' started by rich_h, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Hi All,

    After following some interesting threads on some French forums, I decided to have a crack at installing RS Monitor on my 275 Nav. I was actually going to do this last week, but Amazon sent me the wrong part that I needed to modify the firmware

    As per the French forums It's actually reasonably straight forward - Essentially, you're changing 1 value in the firmware to enable RS Monitor and then a series of other values based on the car and the amount of power and torque it makes (these values are divided into 2 slots). The French forums have listed these slots for the 265, the 275 and various Clios.

    Any way, it's taken about an hour and a half, most of which time was taken up because I didn't realise the ignition needs to be on to read in the RLink firmware (otherwise it's switched off). If I'd have know that I'd have saved up to an hour.

    Photos of the process:
  2. Would this work on my 265 nav? It currently only has satnav. If so what do I need?

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  3. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Could you do custom figures for mapped cars then in terms of power and torque?
  4. yep, I'm pretty certain you could.

    Mines standard though so I didn't need to. From what I've read the HP/Torque charts are calculated and based on throttle position, RPM, load etc rather than showing a true value. The modified graphs would probably look the same as a standard one just with higher values
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  5. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Does this mean you could fit a nav to a non nav car and then enable the RS monitor 2?
  6. RSPhil

    RSPhil RSM Club Member

    I'm curious if you can fit an RS Monitor 2 to an RS Monitor 1 car
    It'd be nice to have the sat nav on the dash rather than having to stick my garmin to the windscreen every time.
  7. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Yeah I use my phone as a satnav but it would be nice to have a modern screen there and not lose my RS monitor.
  8. RSPhil

    RSPhil RSM Club Member

    I did a bit of digging and the 250 monitor and 265/275 monitor seem to have the same connector
    But whether they receive the same signals and it's just a plug and play upgrade I dunno
  9. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Mine just has the v1 monitor so I'd need the controls where the cup holder is. What is that like to retrofit?
  10. Somebody has done it, but it looks like a huge job..

    TBH, I'm not sure it's worth all that effort
  11. Charlie Howard

    Charlie Howard RSM Club Member

    Yeah fuck that.
    rich_h likes this.
  12. RSPhil

    RSPhil RSM Club Member

    Yeah fuck that indeed!
    Charlie Howard and rich_h like this.

  13. You are a cleverer man than me. If I tried this I would almost definitely end up with a bricked nav unit.
    rich_h likes this.
  14. The clever people are the ones on the French forum who worked it out, I just followed their instructions. Not saying it want a bit scary though!

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