Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2700 / 2702 / 2704 / 2706 / 2708

Version 2700 / 2702/ 2704 / 2706 / 2708 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. So far it appears to be only bug fixes and the 2660’s new features remain

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup (this has been improved on 2770)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above)
  • Display Off on extras tab
  • Climatronic control if approriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 swtiched off (buggy)
  • Excluded roads (under route options)
  • GPS coordinates entry
  • Additional adjustments for video
  • Larger RVC screen with transparent menus at the side

Further details on the features can be found on the following page: Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668 new features

Units that can be upgraded include (still being compiled may not be 100%)

  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 and 2660 to version 2700.
  • 7L6 035 680 C (7L6035680C) from software version 1002,  1022, 1102 and 2664 to version 2700.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Further to follow as the firmware is loaded.
  • USA Firmware has yet to be released

Warning! This upgrade WILL delete your music and/or maps if you have a firmware version PRIOR to version 1100/1102. Units with a firmware version of 1100/1102 will not have music and maps deleted.

Warning! There is a remote chance of you ‘bricking’ the unit, this is a fraction of a percent but it could happen! The process takes around 60 minutes.’

Warning! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 does not know where it is after it’s been powered on, details of the previous location are kept in the unit but at this stage there is no pattern to this problem.

Warning! Users with cars MY07 and earlier may experience power drain issues after the upgrade. See the post “Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue” for more details.

Warning! Users with the Skoda UHV bluetooth 1Z0 035 729 B (1Z0035729B) may want to delay upgrading the firmware, there is an issue with the RNS 510 no longer displaying the phone book and/or the call details but signal strength etc are visible for some phones. My HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however my Iphone 3G worked fine before and after. This is not a problem with the 1Z0 035 729 D (1Z0035729D) Skoda UHV bluetooth kit. The MFD functions as per normal with phone book and last calls listed correctly. Android 2.1 phones work fine with the update.

Note! Test/Setup Mode. The firmware can allow access to enter test/setup mode without Vagcom/VCDS access see Accessing the Setup Menu on the RNS 510 head units with firmware later than 1100. The procedure for entering the test/setup mode for those with Vagcom/VCDS is slightly different as well. To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.

Note! Failure (Gateway Error 202) You can downgrade back to 1100 by inserting the 1100 firmware and rebooting the RNS 510 (Setup + eject + info).

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

Software Loading CD for CP2 based units

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
#CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 4 0 . 3 0 1
#CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 4 0 . 3 0 1

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t450 C6

This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.


#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
#AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t450 C6

Firmware loading steps from start to finish (2660 but the process is the same)

58 thoughts on “Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2700 / 2702 / 2704 / 2706 / 2708”

    1. Are you sure everything is perfect?
      Audio + Navigation are still on the maxidot-screen between the meters?
      Steeringwheel-buttons still working?

  1. 272x
    is new

    #Project: VWRNS
    #Author: RoNe
    #Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t500 C6

    This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.


    #Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
    #AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t500 C6

  2. wow, nice

    Couple of questions because this is an update ( .301 ) :

    1) Will the settings of the maxidot (radio/navigation) and the steeringwheel-controls ( ) be still working ?
    2) Will this erase the harddisk ?
    3) Anyone already tried it ? If so, please let me/us know the results/comments.

  3. Hi,

    Does anybody have experience with upgrade to firmware 270X or 272X? What is new in this version of firmware?


  4. I’m an owner of an RNS510 apparate coded 3CO 065 350 C HW01 SW1120. WHich kind of firmware update is suitable for it 2700 or 2720? Code 3CO…… is not mentioned, why?

  5. on my golf 6 the info radio/navigation on MFA+ there are no more
    I have no kind of error in the gateway..
    good working the navi!!!

  6. Hi I have passat cc 3,6 V, I installed firmware 2720, I’m disappointed!

    Nothing new.

    Harddisk deleted? NO.
    Steeringwheel-buttons still working? NO.
    Audio + Navigation are still on the maxidot-screen between the meters? Don’t understand what you mean.
    Hidden-menu is still opening? NO, doesn’t work.
    DynaAudio Sound setting for 12 speakers. NO, only stereo, you loose DTS sound.

    Maybe I will try 2700, ISO image is bigger.

    1. Where is the setting for “DynAudio Sound setting for 12 speakers” ? I can’t seem to find this in any of the menus

      1. Hi Maverick,
        I’m an owner of an RNS510 apparate coded 3CO 065 350 C HW01 SW1120. WHich kind of firmware update is suitable for it 2700 or 2720? Code 3CO…… is not mentioned, why?
        Thank you for your support.

  7. Can you upgrade from a Version B (900) unit directly to 2700 or do you need to upgrade to version C (2600) first ? Can someone please assit.

  8. Hello!

    I just updated my RNS510 from 0900 driectly to 2700 a few minutes ago without any problems.
    My RNS510 is 2 “B” Version in a Golf VI (2008).
    It works fine and nothing is deleted. The navigation software and music etc. is still on the HDD after the update 😉

  9. Can you upgrade from a version B-900 directly to version 2700/2720 ? or do I need to upgrade to version C-2600 first.
    Can anyone answer this simple question please. there seems to be a lot knowledge, but needs sharing! Thanks.

    1. If you look one answer before this, you can read, that i did the update from 0900 to 2700 an it works.

      greetings Jan

      1. many thanks , sorry missed your update as I was checking daily, I pasted into all forums. Any tips before i update.

        1. There should be no problem. Just burn the image on a CD-R or DVD+R (I burned it on a Sony DVD+R) and then follow the instruction.

          greetings Jan

  10. What is the difference between 2700 and 2720?

    I have a B updated to C with 2660 and it appears both are compatible, only thing is why then are there two fw out there?

    1. They were released at different times but were both available at the same time possibly through the same source.

  11. Just successfully upgraded from VERSION B – 900 directly to VERSION 2700. (Passat CC 2009)
    Maps/Music/setting and all controls fully working as they were on B -900.
    Will have a play around and update.

  12. I have a CC 2009 and when I try to upgrade to 2700, my RNS 510 only shows me the window that says welcome to VW and it keeps rebooting but nothing else, I fallow the instructions. BTW I extracted the files from a MAC and use the diskutils to burn the CD, the cd has normal files when I try reading them.
    Ant help, PLEASE!!!

  13. i have a rsn510 with 1100 firmware and I am trying to download and install the 2700 but without any success. I have downloaded and copied on a disk. the first two disks are not accepted and the third disk starts, but there is an installation failure and it stops!!!

    can somebody help me please…

    1. 1st U need to extract the 3 files with a file decompressing tool, eg. WinRar. The result can be burnded as an image, NOT a Data-CD, on a CD. For example in Nero: , , select the extracted image-file.


  14. I just upgraded my rns 510 B from 1100 to 2700.. There is one little problem the fan wont stop working why?..
    can somebody help me please… thanks

  15. After firmware upgrade, Nav cd (V6) starts to copy to hdd but before he finishes, the copy process starts again. What is the problem?

  16. Hi,
    How can I find the firmware version of my RNS 510?
    This is for a golf TDI DSG 2010 USA model.
    I’m back toi Europe and I have problems loading the Europe maps.
    Besides that, I need to change the radio stepping form the USA standard to the European standard.
    Any place where I can start?

    thank you!

  17. Does this fix the Resenburg syndrome? that is probably the most annoything thing with the 26xx firmware… every start, it thinks its in Germany!!! 🙁

  18. The image from the preferred location, without password, has a different CRC16 hash signature and the update fails with it.

    The link for the backup location is invalid for file 4. Can you please fix the links?

  19. IF YOU HAVE 1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A) YOU MUST RECORD 1 A CD WITH swl_fix AND PUT IT INTO THE RNS 510.

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