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 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 appropriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 switched 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 6 4 . 3 0 2

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: MaGo
#Steckbrief: C_EU_13.274_t2 C10 / C12

This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/12 C10/C12-samples
#AppsBuild:C_EU_13.274_t2 C10/C12

22 comments to Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5274

  • Hi Everyone!
    I Have 1T0 035 680 Q (1T0035680Q) HW Vehicle: 0xC201 FW 5238
    I Would like to update it to 5274. It’s possibile or I’ve to use 5269??

    Thanx a lot

  • Julie Singh

    Can someone tell me when the 5274 Columbus updated version was released. Thank you

  • what is the difference between this and 5228?

  • wiciu

    Will this firmware run on my RNS?
    Does DAB/DAB+ work on it?

    My RNS version:
    dpn: 1T0035680L
    HW-Version H03
    SW-Version 5269
    HW DAB 255

  • Ramy Ghorab

    I have updated my RNS510 to this version and now no integration with the MFD and also DYNaudio logo disappear what can I do , I don’t have a VGA-Com cable.

  • Björn

    I updated my Skoda Columbus (Superb Combi with SoundSystem) with this firmware but I lost my sound. Can anybody help me to recover this?

  • justin

    I just updated to this newer firmware and the GPS things that I am in germany..! to be fair the car is in the garage so there is no gps signal but is this the famous issue that I have heard about and I will need to run a new firmware update or just a simple fact that the car has rebooted to zero and doesn’t know where it is at the moment till it gets the first signal? Going to be annoying if it always thinks its in germany on every start

  • Miguel Angel Martin

    Hi, my data is :
    dpn: 1T0035680D
    HW version: H41
    SW Version: 4020
    HW Vehicle: 0xC801
    HW Radio 0006

    Can I upgrade to this version (5274) ??

    Thanks in advance

  • I upgraded my firmware to 3810 from 2720 and now the skip forwards and backwards and mute button on the steering wheel don’t work – right hand drive as I live in the UK. It’s a Golf 2009 and the unit is 1T0 035 680 C. The upgrade is fine otherwise. Can anyone shed any light? Many thanks.

  • Rene

    Hello, I have installed the Version 5274 on my RNS 510 in a VW Passat Variant from 2009. I have the problem now, that I can’t install POI’s, this option is grayed out. The display in the center between the speedometer and tachometer don’t show me longer my navigation option and the compass. Another problem is the sound option,I can no longer regulate between front and rear speaker. I hope that any buddy have a solution for my problems.

  • Shark Man

    Hello, I have updated to 5274 but now I miss some options like: Navigation info / Compass at the display in the middle of tachometer and speedmeter, the audio option to change from front to rear speaker and I’m not able to add some personal POI’s because this menu option is grayed out, I need help what can I do, many thanks to all
    Regards Rene

  • The Beast

    Updated from 3810 to 5274, no problems at all, everything works fine.Also updated to map version 8195 v.12, all is working perfectly, thanks. 🙂

    HW-Version: H41

  • Mike

    After upgrade my Optical Parking System doesnt work anymore. How can i fix this?

  • 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!

  • Damien LORAND

    Hi Rene and Shark Man, I have a VW Passat Carat from 2012 and have exactly the same “problems” than you.
    I think that the options are not included in this firmware, and it seems to be the same problem with the 5269 version.

    Sad but at least the RNS run faster 🙂

  • Rene

    I can live that I don’t have longer the navigation view in the middle but what I’m really missing is that I cant change the audio between the front and rear speaker. Is it possible to make a downgrade to a firmware version which have this option?

  • Anthony

    I have RNS 510 C

    Control Module Part Number: 1T0 035 680 C
    Component and/or Version: RNS-MID
    HW: H42
    SW: 2720

    Can I put 5238 or 5274?

    Thank you

    • Hello Anthony,

      1. “Everyone can use firmware 5238 and newest maps -> You can always use firmware 5238 on any device from 2005 to October 2013 (with HDD). *Hardware C3-C12*.”
      2. “Who can use firmware 5274? -> Hardware C6-C12”

      I updated successfully to 5238 without any problem. Now I am planning to update to 5274 but that is working only to versions C6-12. But I don’t know where to find the original Control Module Part Number.
      The problem is after I updated to 5238 the part number updated too and now it shows me: 1T0 035 680 L (which is not the real one, everybody who update to 5238 will see this part number in secret menu *hold SETUP 5 sec*).
      I see yours is: 1T0 035 680 C – Where did you find it? Is there any way to find out without taking the unit out?


  • Tazmi

    I just updated to this version (5274) by josi and everything is perfect! Fast installation (about half hour), no errors. Before I had 5238 but very unpleasant (navigation not accurate ,and cannot memories last destination, not even home address). Now everything is fix and my rns 510 is fast and stable. Thanks guys!

  • PaaKWAS

    Hi i bought a Golf 6 but the radio is locked and efforts to have it unlocked have failed. Wondering if an upgrade would allow me to enter in a new pass code? Pleeeease help

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