Oil Change Tools for the Volkswagen BPG, BPY, BWT and other FSI engines

Volkswagen have a Spezialwerkzeug (Special Tool) for draining oil from the oil filter housing for the following models with FSI engines.

The Volkswagen oil filter housing drain tool is part number T40057 and suits 2006-2008 VW/Audi models with the 2.0L Turbo (engine codes; BPG, BPY, BWT), the 2005.5 – 2011 2.5L inline 5 cyl VW […]

Volkswagen files complaint over my-gti.com domain name

Volkswagen AG filed a complaint in the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) to take over ownership of the my-gti.com domain name. End result is that Volkswagen lost.

Decision: https://udrp.adr.eu/adr/decisions/decision.php?dispute_id=101302

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5274

Version 5274 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 6276

Version 6276 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 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 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.

Known issues with this version

With most hardware this version has a map scale zoom issue where each time you enter the map the unit zooms out by a random amount but it can give you a whole country view […]