Volkswagen RNS 510 Hardware and Software (firmware) Versions

HW Vehicle: 0xC001 – HW Radio: 0003 C3/C4 1T0 035 680 (1T0035680) 1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A) Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 1200 Firmware version (unmodified releases): 1200 Firmware version (modified releases): 5238

HW Vehicle: 0xC201 – HW Radio: 0004 C6/C7 1T0 035 680 B (1T0035680B) Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 1300 Firmware […]

Enabling static cornering lights in the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI with factory fitted fog lights

Enabling static cornering lights in the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI (Mark V is covered here) only requires a few changes via Vagcom/VCDS.

The cornering function works when your headlights are activated (either manually or via the RLS) under the following conditions

The indicator is activated either by holding it down or clicking it into position […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 3980 / 3984 / 3986 / 3988

Version 3980/3984/3986/3988 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control) NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New features with firmware 3xxx

Firmware version 3xxx and upwards on the RNS 510 introduces a new POI system that uses a z-value instead of latitude and longitude.

The map DVD requires a EDB folder for the POI function to work, the older map DVDs will work however the POI function will not operate. The file contains a file called […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5218

Version 5218 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control) (from 2660) NEW DAB+ Support (from 5xxx) – may be unstable in this release – use 5238 or higher if you have DAB+ NEW DAB Support […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5269

Version 5269 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control) NEW DAB+ Support (from 5xxx) NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx) NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx) NEW Faster navigation and user interface NEW Automatic illumination control NEW […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5238

Version 5238 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control) NEW DAB+ Support (from 5xxx) NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx) NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx) NEW Faster navigation and user interface NEW Automatic illumination control NEW […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Regensburg syndrome

Regensburg syndrome occurs on the RNS 510 with early hardware units that are running newer firmware and is identifiable by two conditions.

GPS: The GPS always starts with the car in Germany as the last location is not saved.

MP3 Resume: Variable Bit Rate (VBR) MP3’s will not resume where you last played them […]

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

We strongly recommend that you read the details page prior to downloading and upgrading firmware for specific information pertaining to that firmware.

Also read the information on the Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade and Information page for further information on firmware versions, version numbering and types (factory, update or custom).

Some files will required a […]

Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial to the Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI, Jetta, Passat and others

Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial to the Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI, Jetta, Passat and other models can be achieved in four ways.

Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY Glass mounted stick on aerial <coming soon> (Surface mounted or external) Using the OEM method of the rear window aerial <coming soon> Roof mounted <coming soon> […]