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 and/or modified). Modified firmware generally has fixes […]

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 (Surface mounted or external) Using the OEM method of the rear window aerial Roof mounted (Replacing the roof mounted aerial)

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Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY

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Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial – DIY is useful if you haven’t decided how to add on DAB/DAB+ support to your vehicle.

See the main article to see the other options – Adding a DAB/DAB+ aerial to the Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI, Jetta, Passat and others The connector on the rear of the head […]

Volkswagen RCD 510 Information and Specifications

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Volkswagen RCD 510 radio system

The RCD 510 radio system offers a unique sound experience and is amazingly easy to use thanks to its large touchscreen and sturdy buttons. It also offers an integrated 6-compartment CD changer and an AUX-IN interface. The radio system can play both MP3 and WMA files, has a connection for […]

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

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Adding DAB+ support to Australian Volkswagen Golf Mark V and VI, Jetta, Passat and other similar models is reasonably straightforward with the introduction of new (albeit hard and expensive to source) headunits.

The version tested to work here in Australia is the 1T0035686C (1T0 035 686 C) with a Hardware Level of HW:09 and running […]

FAKRA (SMB) Connectors, Cables and Adapters

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Fakra Cables

Volkswagen sell Fakra cables pre made in various lengths, the connectors fitted to these cables are a Type Z(Neutral Key Code) that works with the majority of Fakra connectors – see FAKRA (SMB) Connector Information and Specifications for further detail. To create an extension lead add the 0.3m Fakra Plug (Male) to Fakra […]

FAKRA (SMB) Connector Information and Specifications

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FAKRA Connectors are designed for automotive applications and are based on the SMB connector interface and comply with the standard for a uniform connector system established by FAKRA (FACHARBEITSKREIS AUTOMOBIL – German group of experts from vehicle manufacturers and equipment suppliers). Due to their special standard locking system FAKRA connectors fulfill the high functional and […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0530-0546 KW22-2012

Firmware Changes

Version 0530/0546 – production (from week) KW22/2012 (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2012 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats and connectivity.

Firmware […]

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0240 KW22-2011

Firmware Changes

Version 0240 – production (from week) KW22/2011 (any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2011 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats and connectivity.

Firmware […]