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 comments to Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 1100 / 1102

  • Pedro

    Can a RNS510 (1T0 035 680 A) with software version 1020 be upgraded to 1100?

    Nice site by the way…

    Cheers,
    Pedro

    • Maverick

      Thanks and yes it can.

      • Marius Chirita

        Hi,

        I just bought a RNS-510 with the foloowings code: Part number: 1T0 035 680 B / SW: 1100 for my Passat made 2008. Unfortunately the RNS 510 do not communicate with the red dot screen and the right comands of the steering wheel not working. I try to code with VAG COM but it was impossible. Can you help me with that?

  • Andreas

    Hello, where is the seperat guide for coding? I have the (1TO 035 680 A) with software version 1020, and will upgrade to 1100, but will the secret meny, there all the version info work like with the 1020? press the setup when the player starts up? I have heard you have to code it with vag-com? But what code you need to change and will you get the secret meny then? ore its a another solutions?

    I hope on a nice answear=)

  • Andy

    Hi

    I write here, but my massage are gone away, why? Here came mye question again.

    How you get into the hidden meny/test meny after you have upgrade frome 1020 to 1100? Is the same? or? I have read you have to use vag-com? is this right? and how to do that?
    please answear, in 1020, you hold setup button when the unit is start.

    Andy

  • Doug

    I have a RNS 510, 1T0 035 680 B in my Jetta. The current firmware is v. 900.

    It seems that I already here all of the new features listed. Will upgrading to v. 1100 offer anything for me?

  • Ted

    I have just bought Skoda Columbus RNS-510 …rev A. Can i use this firmvare to upgrade it to B-rev?

  • Ted

    I got this Skoda unit:
    1Z0 035 680A (1Z0035680A)

  • martincupra

    Will this upgrade work on a Seat multimedia RNS510 serial Nunber 5P0 035 680A with SW 0996 installed? Also will it display the time on the unit?

  • Doug

    Did the upgrade on my B unit from v900 to v1100. It worked but I don’t notice any difference other than the upgrade turned my access to the service menu off…again.

  • Lorenzo

    Hi,

    I’m trying to do the upgrade on the RNS 510 of my touran. However I’m getting the “Searching for SWL valid image” forever (looping every five minutes or so). Any clue ? Bad quality CD (but I don’t have any error msg) ?

    Thx,

  • Lorenzo

    Me again, it worked finally, but the RNS 510 seems to be quite sensitive with regards to the CDs and DVDs you put in it… I finally used a Verbatim CDR (burnt at 16x). It worked…

    Thanks for the tuto !

  • Martincupra

    Still like to know if it works on the SEAT unit?

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  • Aaron

    Dear readers,

    Do you know whether with the upgrade SD cards bigger than 2GB can be used?
    I have RNS 510 and it accepts only SC cards till 2 GB.
    And who can tell me what is the difference between 510 A and 510 B version?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Aaron

    Thanks, Maverick. So there is no way to use SD cards bigger than 2GB? So firmware 1100 software upgrade won’t make it possible? Or are tere any other software updates that could make possible to use SD cards with more than 2GB sotrage? I don’t undestand why such a expensive system has such a limitation.

    Thanks!

  • damn it

    Anyone fixed the Gateway Error?

    I need a link to SW 0800 or 1020 …
    Please help me…

    Thx!

  • freak

    Somebody knows how to fix the Gateway Error 202.
    My unit is now a brick.
    🙁

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  • John Silo

    Will this work with the RCD 510? or is it specific to the RNS 510?

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  • michele

    I need help, i tried to upgrade my rns 510 with the new software but i think i bricked it. It gave me an error while updating the files and now the unit is stuck at the “welcome to volkswagen” splash screen. Nothing happens and the unit does not read any disc. I’m unable to load previous firmware discs to downgrade or trying to re.install the latest firmware I’ve tries with v1100 and v1020 discs and they don’t work. When the unit is switched off for more than an hour, when i switch it on again it gives me an error screen “SWL error”, asking to do a reset “press mic+setup+eject”. when the reset is made, the unit gets stuck again at the welcome screen. It’s a big problem as i don’w know how to repair it, and really would avoid to trash it and buy a new one as it’s really expensive. Damn firmware upgrades 🙁

  • digi-fool

    Hi guys,
    Thanks for all the good info.
    just one question: what does this mean in the upgrading process?

    As i have understood it, i will download the needed software burn it by nero at a cd-rom than install it on the rns510 and then?

    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.
    What does it mean? Could any body help me please..
    thanks a lot!

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

  • Ninjai

    La imagen la he grabado en un DVD y ha funcionado correctamente en mi RNS510 de un volkswagen Golf VI (abril 2009). Muchas gracias por el firmware.

    —–

    I burned image in a DVD and works ok in my RNS510 of a volkswagen Golf VI (april 2009). Thank you very much for the firmware.

  • Atlantis

    Hi, I tried to upgarde to 1100 but failed. Our well-known Gateway 202 error. I tried it again using the original VW Dealer cd but still the same error occured. Is there any possibility to reload my previous firmware or am I toasted?

  • stephen

    Hi i have an rns 510 it has worked fine the past 6 months but now it gets lost. when i start the car and the map the location is incorrect therefore when i drive the direction and location are incorrect. this sometimes corrects itself after 40-60 minutes but is continuing to happen. will the upgrade solve this or does anyone have any solution.

  • Remi

    Hey,

    First, let me thank you for a great site…lots of good info here!!!

    And now on to my wee request…I’d like to upgrade to 1100 first, before going to 26xx or even the elusive 27xx when that’s released..

    However FileFactory just doesn’t seem to be willing to play ball with me, and keep telling me that there are no slots available for free users..so if anyone had an alternative link, that would be great !!

    Thanks !

  • Remi

    Never mind my request above..I tried the download from another computer in the house and it worked….Installed on RNS unit too..now pondering weither to install 26xx or not..I may wait a little and see if naything new comes out in the next few weeks..

  • Stratos

    What can I do : If red MFD do not communicate with my rns510(1T0 035 680B, HW:11 SW:1100) My car is Tiguan (02/2008)
    Thanks

  • Akis

    Stratos eventually this version of rns510 communicate with the MFD? Did you try it?
    With the multifuctional steering wheel?

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    I have aMK6 golf what is my firmware version, i do have vag.com but where is it? I have revision: ab0010001 and a H04 1100 number

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  • molnar

    I need firmware 1020 for my rns510. Pleace help me.

  • jacobschmidt

    Just upgraded to 2720, installation went fine. The CD was ejected, but afterwards the screen went black? Any ideas?

  • Greg

    Hello,

    How can i download the firmware onto blank cd/dvd?

    Will it work on Version B RNS510?

    Greg

  • bbvwdeutschland

    Does anyone know where i can get the maps to load back on here?

  • h

    how do i upgrade my rns 510 i dont now the current software any ideas how i can find out and then download the latest software? thank you

  • Humaxima

    Hi,

    I’ve upgrade the rns510 with version 1200 and nav. Version 6.1.
    (1100 version was done)

    It all went well (no empty batteries, etc).

    But unfortunately no FADER. (I did it mainly for the fader)

    And this although this is the spec’s state of version 1100 and 1200.

    How is this possible? Does i have change te Fader setting elsewhere (vagcom?) Setting the car has 4 speakers, so that the fader is activated?

    I like to hear from you.

  • MARC

    MAVERICK, WHAT A SUPERB SITE! MAYBE YOU CAN HELP…I’VE JUST BOUGHT A SECOND HAND 2008 MK5 GTI FROM A VW DEALER. IT HAS AN RNS 510 1T0035680A SOFTWARE VERSION 1020. AS PART OF THE NEGOTIATIONS WE AGREED HE’D PUT IN AN IPOD DOCK. I HAVE SINCE LEARNED THAT THERE APPEAR TO BE NUMEROUS WAYS OF GETTING AN IPOD WORKING WITH THE RNS 510. THESE SEEM TO RANGE FROM A: A CABLE ONLY SOLUTION USING THE AUX-IN PHONO JACK WHERE YOU CONTROL SONG SELECTION FROM THE IPOD AND ONLY ITS VOLUME ON THE HEAD UNIT TO B: A FULLY INTEGRATED SOLUTION WHERE YOU CAN SELECT ARTISTS/ALBUMS/PLAYLISTS ETC. ON THE RNS 510… THE RNS 51O MANUAL THAT CAME WITH THE CAR SUGGESTS THAT WHEN THE IPOD IS CONNECTED, THE IPOD’S NAME APPEARS ON THE MEDIA SELECTION MENU. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN WITH OUR SET UP. ALSO WHAT THE DEALER HAS DONE IS INSTALL (IN PLACE OF A 6 CD CHANGER IN THE ARM REST) A SIMPLE LOOKING ADAPTOR (1K0.857.925.B) WHICH HOLDS THE IPOD VERTICALLY. BY ITS WEIGHT I WOULD GUESS IT CONTAINS NO ELECTRONICS – JUST THE IPOD DOCKING PLUG AND THE LEAD WHICH PLUGS INTO THE CAR INSIDE THE ARM REST.

    CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

    1) I WANT THE FULLY INTEGRATED SOLUTION.

    2) I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE IPOD ‘DOCK’ THAT HAS BEEN INSTALLED BUT WOULD LIVE WITH A CABLE CONNECTION INSTEAD IF THAT IS THE ONLY WAY.

    3) I’VE SEEN A “VOLKSWAGEN MEDIA-IN RETROFIT INTERFACE UNIT” BUT WHICH IS APPARENTLY NOT COMPATIBLE WITH RNS 510 1T0035680 , 1T0035680A , 7L6035680 , 7L6035680A. CAN I UPGRADE MY SOFTWARE VERSION (I HAVE NO DISCS FROM THE DEALER BY THE WAY – IS THIS A PROBLEM?) TO 1100 OR HIGHER TO MAKE MY UNIT COMPATIBLE?

    ANY AND ALL ADVICE YOU PROVIDE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

    • Maverick

      You may have to update the firmware on the head unit to use the retrofit kit (ebay has some cheap kits) and this will give you full integration. Version 1200 or greater should work ok.

      There are some caveats however and if you upgrade above version 1200 you may have the location issue at startup with the GPS however you will get SDHC capability with the SD card reader and other features (see the firmware update pages for details).

  • MARC

    Thanks for the reply; a few more queries then…

    1) Can I go straight to 1200 or must I put in 1100 first and then move up to 1200?

    2) And assuming that the upgrade works, what part number Media In kit do I need?

    3) And will this Media-In kit work with the docking station in my armrest (part number 1K0.857.925.B) or do I need to hang the ipod off a wire instead?

    Thanks…

  • MARC

    Thanks for the reply; a few more queries then…

    1) Can I go straight to 1200 or must I put in 1100 first and then move up to 1200?

    2) And assuming that the upgrade works, what part number Media In kit do I need?

    3) And will this Media-In kit work with the docking station in my armrest (part number 1K0.857.925.B) or do I need to hang the ipod off a wire instead?

    Thanks…

  • Humaxima

    Hai Maverick,

    Ik can t find it the how to vcds/fader settings on the site.
    Do you have a link for me?

    thanks.

  • HANNA

    I have Golf 2005, ENGINE 2.0 FSI, can i buy the RNS 510 and put it instead of the existing one?

  • Tore

    Noen som vet om man kan legge inn fotboks varsler på denne navigen?

  • Matthias

    Hello dear community,

    Now I have a big problem with my 510s, the firmware keeps crashing, it is a “B” device 11/2007.
    After a modification to the 2660 FW was running it is not working and always got his radio station and there was no sound.

    Even the updates to a later version of success did not stay long.

    Then the system was again played back to 1100 and ran away about 2 months, then again the same radio station, no sound.

    Update on 1200 test failed the first time with a host error, then the two times it worked, held only one day.

    Then again the 1100 on it and it ran six weeks, now again the same, radio stations and sound off.

    You also need to say when the unit is hot, so operating or in the summer months was a firmware update aufzuspielen almost not at all, one takes the backup and let it rest for a night then the firmware update goes smoothly.

    Who can give me the decisive tip, hopefully only what little like the hard drive, read, think I have that if it should be to speak Bang may well lead to these problems.

    Please help if you have collected änhliche experience or helps only the big hammer?

  • Matthias

    I´m searching a old Version, i´ve the version 1100 but she dosent working.

    I search a old version, 1000 or later, please help me

  • I’m trying to do the upgrade on the RNS 510.sw 1090 hw01. However I’m getting the “Searching for SWL valid image” forever (looping every five minutes or di (but I don’t have any error msg) ?now without the cd The rns don’t star only welcome and Searching for SWL valid image” what can I do?

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