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

100 thoughts on “Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5269”

  1. Hi I have a 510 in a vw passat and sometimes wen I turn on I have no station my radio is froze al it has on it screen is —– Wer the station name is wat could be my problem

  2. 2011 Tiguan USA. Will this work? I cant seem to locate a version info screen I have found online. The serivce menu opens but it is missing this section. Wifes new car and she will kill me if I screw it up day 1 :/

  3. hello to everybody!!!! i love my passat . but the question is i have fw 1020 on my aftermarket rns 2012 led.mycar is passat 2011 tdi. the question is can i upgrade my fw directly to fw 5274?i love uou guys please help me..!!!!

  4. 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

  5. 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.


    1. Hi, I have the same problem with MFD integration not showing info of radio station playing, media playlists or navigation detail like before, Please also help appreciated. Michal

  6. 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

  7. Hi,

    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.

  8. 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!

    1. I have all the same part number and versions as you have / had. How did you get on? I’m looking to upgrade too and any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

  9. 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

  10. Hi, i have volkswagen touareg 2008 model. When i press for openning radio monitor open and written welcome to volkswagen and rapidly swich off. Hoe can i solve this problem?

  11. Hello, I have an RNS 510, mj 12/2008 and firmware 2660
    What firmware can I load without problems and are there battery problems?
    Thanks All 😉

  12. Hi, i updated my rns 510:

    1. FW_Version: 5269
    2. Then I updated maps to West v14 (Map Version HDD 8477)

    Then i want to Import POI (generate a .db3 file,….):
    -> when i import the data the rns510 wirte succsessfully import….

    But the POI is not here? I think the import do not work. After click import -> one second later the rns write succsess…
    I think to fast for an import.

    Did sombody had the same issue? some ideas?

    Thanks 🙂

  13. Hello,

    I have a golf 6 gti of 2012, With reversing camera, park-assist, OPS sensors

    I specify that everything is original

    Before updating


    H61 3970

    After updating:


    H61 5269

    1st question: is it normal that my RNS510 has gone from H to P?

    2nd question: the reversing camera comes out of the VW badge but does not light up on the screen, I have only OPS for remote sensors that appears. I have already tried with the vagcom in the diagnostic there is as default gateway code which says that at the base there is the 1T0035680H and now there is the 1T0035680P it is as if he is still looking for the 1T0035680H?

    3rd question: how to encode the box so that it only works with the 1T0035680P? Do you have a procedure?

    While waiting for good news from you, thank you and with my sincere greetings

  14. Hello,

    my skoda superb from 2011 had Columbus rns 510 with partnum 3T0035680C HW H06 and SW 3974, which worked nicely so far.
    This week, my audio system had an issue when I started my car, language was back to German and I could not play any media on it (radio, media, navigation) and no sound was coming out of it.
    I thought it was dead and I would have to pay a lot to replace it.
    Then I found this great forum, and I gave a try to update from version 3974 to 5269, as I thought reinstalling the firmware could help if one part was somehow damaged.
    It took me 40 minutes, and by magic all my functions were restored and working !
    I am more than greateful to you guys, thank you very much for all these precious information.

  15. Hello. What is the correct order of updating RNS510 – 1T0035680B – H04. Current version is 1100, so what is the correct order of updating it to 5269? Which versions should I install before this one?

  16. Hi, I have Columbus like this: SW: 3T0 035 680 G HW: 1Z0 035 680 A Komponent: RNS-MID H04 5238
    As I can see it has now 5238 soft, I want to change language (it’s german now) but it says it needs CD. So can I update this RNS to 5269 and after I will get another languages?

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