Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 1100 / 1102

NOTE: A new firmware version supercedes this one. See Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668

Version 1100 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 has been released, the update upgrades the version to the B version and gives new features such as

  • Bluetooth audio support
  • AV output
  • Faster touchscreen response
  • New volume location at bottom of screen without any dimming
  • Bluetooth Audio Support
  • New Balance Fader

Units that can be upgraded include

  • 1T0 035 680 (1T0035680) from software version 0421, 0520, 1000, 800 and 900 to version 1100.
  • 1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A) from software version 0421, 0520, 1000, 800 and 900 to version 1100.
  • 1T0 035 680 B (1T0035680B) from software version 0421, 0520, 1000, 800 and 900 to version 1100.
  • 7L6 035 680 (7L6035680) from software version 0522, 1002 and 1022 to version 1102.
  • 7L6 035 680 A (7L6035680A) from software version 0522, 1002 and 1022 to version 1102.
  • 7L6 035 680 B (7L6035680B) from software version 0522, 1002 and 1022 to version 1102.
  • 1Z0 035 680A (1Z0035680A)

After the process is complete you will have a B revision unit.

The firmware can be downloaded from here in a NRG format and should be burnt to DVD +RW (CDR is also ok) using Nero. Alternatively you can download the ISO version from here.

Warning! When this upgrade is performed it will delete all the music and require your maps to be reloaded (last addresses and home address are retained however as are other settings). There is also a remote chance of your ‘bricking’ your unit. The process will take around 60 minutes.

  1. Unlock and/or open the car
  2. Do not start the car
  3. Turn the RNS 510 on and insert the firmware CD/DVD into the drive
First stage of firmware upgrade loading
First stage of firmware upgrade loading
Second stage of firmware upgrade loading
Second stage of firmware upgrade loading
Unit will restart before the next stage
Unit will restart before the next stage
Unit after restart
Unit after restart
First confirmation screen
First confirmation screen
Second confirmation screen
Second confirmation screen
The process will quickly show 100% and move onto the next step
The process will quickly show 100% and move onto the next step
The actualy firmware upgrade will now commence after this screen
The actual firmware upgrade will now commence after this screen
Time remaining is shown at the base
Time remaining is shown at the base
Process is still going, once this step is finished the unit will change to the following screen
Process is still going, once this step is finished the unit will change to the following screen
Eject the CD to restart the system
Eject the CD to restart the system
Sound setup menu - new option for AV output
Sound setup menu - new option for AV output
New fader display
New fader display
New options for bluetooth audio and artist/title names.
New options for bluetooth audio and artist/title names.

Insert the map DVD and it will automatically start loading. If you try and eject it early you will get the following message.

Early ejection of the map dvd will give this error.
Early ejection of the map dvd will give this error.

Note: Setup now has to entered by coding using Vagcom\VCDS. See seperate guide for performing this.

Note: If you receive a clamp state error ‘a swl disk is detected but it is unvalid because of clamp state. please switch clamp state to hour mode and re insert disk’ this means you need to change the time format of the clock in the RNS 510 from 12 hour to 24 hour clock.

163 thoughts on “Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 1100 / 1102”

  1. Did you do this with an A-version?
    Will the A-version become an B-version and will it display the climate controle on the RNS screen, will the steering wheel buttons work in the Golf VI and can you connect an extra screen on the RNS510 A-version updated to the B-version??

  2. Did this update today, much happier now the volume display is where it always should’ve been. I’m sure there’s other stuff I ought to care about but I’m shallow 🙂 Many thanks!

  3. Before I ask my question just wanted to let you know … Great Site!!!
    What coding is required using Vagcom\VCDS after the Maps are loaded?

    1. Thanks! The only coding required via Vagcom/VCDS is to get into the setup. The details for this will be on the site within the next few days.

  4. But this must be done with the machine turned on? I do update without switching anything. Arrives at the gateway point to 10% charge me the cd is esplelle tells me error 202.
    help me

    1. Try burning your cd or dvd at a slower speed and try again. Burn at the slowest speed possible. CDR or DVD+RW will give the best result.

  5. I also get an error on 10% updating gateway! Im try using other disks(CD-R and DVD+RW), writed on slowest speed, but it has no result. I also try old version(1020) of firmware – same result.
    Maverick, what version of unit did you have – A or B?

  6. Hi,
    My device code 1T0 035 680,? Read the error before I installed the previous version SW: 520, or do I find the old version.
    Regards..

  7. I work with this unit for what I need to set up the firmware? Gateway 1100 and 1020 error in the error. 1T0 025 680. device code Nowhere I can not get information, my device does not work. Original firmware do not find it ..
    regards.

    1. rns510 have 2 models one with hard disk and anather one without hard disk but you have 6 cd or 6 dvd not one right.

  8. Anyone can help in this matter yet? in the hands of a working firmware original firmware or the one here? almost everyone has problems. device has become corrupted in the file .. I think there are errors.

  9. I tried with several cd, Gateway to the 10% error (202) gives the error, I also have the original software, the device does not work died briefly. I think there are errors in the file that is upload, you got a new file or the original software? or Where can I find .. I try to install the 1020 firmware file? My right?

  10. ?MPORTANT..

    Files you are able to give, then no solution .. so do the equipment malfunction to your charity? you know something you do files broken me how many days we have the solutions, just try with the new CD and would stop .. Thanks to everyone for their devices break … how many times I have written 5 days, but did not help even one person ..

  11. hi
    did not work with CDRW , always stucked on 29% ,
    then i burned a DVD media it was no problem to install it
    now i habe version B with AV out, its working fine

    manymany thanks for uppload

  12. Funktioniert super. Nur Geduld muss man haben. Habe gleich das neue Kartenmaterial (V4 von März 2009) mit eingebunden. Spitze!

  13. Hello, i´m looking for the link to download the firmware for update my RNS-510.

    Please can you send me this link, for torrent please.

    thanks in advance.

    Best Regards.

    Txema

  14. i have mfd3 rns510 i traying upgrade my software but i cannot complet download gatway 10%
    error 202and shut down
    i need help thanks.

  15. Upgraded using ISO, Nero (Disc at Once) on a Passat CC RNS 510 in Australia (build date Sep 08) and it works fine. Just make sure you let it reset itself the several times it needs to during the update (it looks like it hangs at various points but it’s actually still working). Thanks very much!

  16. Hello Neil:

    Could you please send us the coding value of your Gateway?

    It seems that the main problem of this upgrade will be resolved by knowing the Gateway coding. Also i noticed something, all users who could upgrade their units are the ones who own Continental Units, but Users with Siemens Units did not make it work.

    If someone succeded to upgrade his Siemens unit, please let us know your current Gateway coding

  17. For all of you having problem with Gateway(202) error at 10%….. here’s maybe solution for you.
    I had the same problem, and couldn’t use my navigation unit. I will tell you how i got my RNS working again.
    I found 1020 firmware and put it in my RNS. After setup loading i got message that file EcuOrder.txt does not contain HW mapping or something like that, and that i have to put another disk. Then you should press setup, eject and button next to eject at the same time to reset RNS and leave cd in. Then after reset i got message that my rns cannot downgrade because i have newer version, and after that RNS restarded itself ejected cd and it was working!!!!
    Try to do that, i hope it will help you.
    Sorry for bad English

    1. Your English are not too bad. I found 1020 and did what you did but the update started. Once again Gateway 202. Is it possible to upload your copy of 1020?
      Thanks

  18. Hello,

    i just upgraded my early 2008 VW Tiguans RNS510 with the iso image. Took me about 55 minutes and it works like a charm.. just to bad to load all my songs again ;-0
    Thanx for that great update.

  19. Hi!

    If your RNS-510 goes down after trying to upload the firmware, go to your nearest vw service! They can fix it with a legal sofware!

    By the way this is the simplyest way to upload the new software, without any problem!!! So, if you don’t want to get some bad days, go to vw service at first, then enjoy your RNS-510’s new features!

  20. HELLO I’m french and i have a big problem on my golf V gt with my GPS “RNS 510”.
    the sérial number of my GPS is: “3C0035680” manufactured in 2006
    How to update it because the serial number does not appear in the list of the SWL CD.
    second problem the HDD of the GPS is not accessible (in the setup : no capacity, no caracteristique)
    sorry for my bad english and thank you in advance.

    1. You’ll need to use a Vagcom/VCDS cable to check that your RNS 510 is setup correctly for the type of speakers/amplifier that you have installed. Your VW dealer can also do this.

  21. thank you for the answer.i will do that.i just install the rns did not go to my dealer to set up the speakers/amplifer.did not know that i have to do that.

  22. fabulous site, bravo!
    I want to make the upgrade on a Skoda Octavia Scout, fab:oct2008.
    Will the logos and colors change to VW, or will they remain Skoda/Green?
    Any ideas?

  23. hi.. if I have a Version A without support for Optical Parking Sensors, will upgrading to Version B with this upgrade also enable support for Optical Parking Sensors?

    Thanks!

    1. Yes, apparently the only part that won’t work with the version A upgrade to version B is that you have to use the original MDI, the new cheaper MDI won’t work with upgraded head units but all the other functionality like OPS and climate control information will.

  24. Hi

    I have also the Gateway (202) 10% problem.
    I tried several CD/DVD’s, also a CD witch were used succesfully on another RNS 510
    Ny unit is a 1T0035680B Continental (SW 0900)
    Does anyone has an idea what to do ?

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