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 Enhanced destination input
  • NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and type, hw and sw versions)
  • NEW Compass
  • NEW POI- see Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with firmware 3xxx
  • NEW Languages – Arabic,  Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup (from 2720 onwards)
  • 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
  • Excluded roads (under route options)
  • GPS coordinates entry
  • Additional adjustments for video
  • Larger RVC screen with transparent menus at the side

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

  • All D and later versions.

Download Firmware Upgrade

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! 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.

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 5 . 7 2 4 . 3 0 1

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: MiJa
#Steckbrief: C_EU_33.269_t1 C10/C12

This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/12 C10/C12-samples
#AppsBuild:C_EU_33.269_t1 C10/C12

77 comments to Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5269

  • Massik

    Hello, I have 3T0 035 680 A, will it work? revision 2764. Thanks,

  • Gareth

    Hi iv just got a 59reg golf plus with a rns510, held setup in but nothing only fm/am so pulled unit out n says hw11 sw1100 so just woundering wat sw i can put on it or no any1 in sheffield that would do it. Cheers

  • Hi

    I recently upgraded my RNS 510 with 5269 firmware. This resulted in the MFD integration not showing info of radio station playing, media playlists or navigation detail like before, How does one rectify this?

    The unit is working fine.


  • Chris Shein

    Hi does anyone know how to install just MPEG and Gateway when loading a firmware?? Many thanks


  • Hi is there anywhere in Sheffield or near that updates rns 510 units cheers

  • gary

    hi just wondering if any one can help me out i tried to update my rns 510 c version form firmware 3810 to 4120 but got an error code so i reloaded the 3810 firmware and for some reason i no longer have any sound and it looks like the rns 510 background has changed to an older style. my car is also has the
    dynaudio package which i cant see anymore when the unit is booting up, apart from no sound and the older style background the unit seems to be working fine

    any help would be much appreciated thanks

  • rulo696


    I have a RNS 510 verB (C6) with firmware 4020 and HDD rates 65/35/5. As I saw on “Volkswagen RNS 510 Hardware and Software (firmware) Versions” post this firmware 5269 is last one suggested.
    Would hdd rates being modified in case of upgrade FW or they would be remained?

    Would you suggest upgrade it or there is no advance between those FW?

    Thanks in advanced.

  • Korneliu

    Hi.. I have a Skoda scout 2012 with the RNS510. I would like to know if this update would work for me.

    Delivery part number 3T0035680E
    HW Wersion H61
    SW Wersion 3984
    Active Map West Europe Navteq
    Map Version HDD 7690

    Please advise!

  • Pasquale

    hi, i have this rns 510 , what is the right update to be performed ?

    Delivery part number: 1T0035680D
    HW-Version: H71
    SW-Version: 4120
    SV SW-Version: C_EU_16.120_t2
    HW-Vehicle: 0xCC01
    HW-Radio: 006
    HW DAB: 255
    Map Version HDD: 6835

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