Volkswagen Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) screens for the RNS 510

The RNS 510 can drive additional screens from the connector on the rear, there are a few ways to connect without going down the OEM route. You will need to upgrade A versions of the RNS 510 to the B version using the 1100 firmware or greater to enable the video output option.

A DVD can be watched on the rear screens whilst the radio or mp3’s can be listened to in the front as long as the audio for the rear seats is taken from the same connector housing. Also using the menus for the DVD won’t be possible with the car in motion without a video in motion style device.

A number of companies sell the kits.



Or you can create your own.

7L6 972 726 (7L6972726) – 26 pin connector housing

000 979 009 (000979009) – Repair wires x 5, cut in two this give you the nine terminals required.

  • Pin 5 – Audio Right +
  • Pin 6 – Sync Ground
  • Pin 7 – Sync
  • Pin 8 – Green
  • Pin 17 – Audio Ground (NF -)
  • Pin 18 – Audio Left +
  • Pin 19 – RGB Ground
  • Pin 20 – Blue
  • Pin 21 – Red

Use a shielded cable to connect to the screens. Conversion of RGBs (RGB + Sync) to a format suitable for connection to the screens may be required and are readily available.

The Ambry RGB+S to composite converter operates correctly with the RNS 510, not that the Sync Signal is at 15kHz whereas many of the cheaper CGA based converters require a Sync Signal at 15.875kHz.

8 thoughts on “Volkswagen Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) screens for the RNS 510”

  1. hi looking to add rse on my touareg 3 tdi 2009 model. kindly help me out on this.please email back what should i do to install the rse.
    thank u

  2. I have a 2010 Pasat with the VW RNS-510 Navigation radio how where can i get the sofware to activate the RSE to allow the video to be send to the Head rest in the back? would this work with the US models? thank you all for your help

  3. hello, is RNS510’s Sync Signal frenquency at 15kHz or at 15.875kHZ? I dont understand the meaning above for my poor English.

  4. I was wondering as I was about to embark upon a project, how to integrate both rear seat entertainment (RSE) and rear camera. Does anyone know of an adapter available that allows both? I think they both use the same input in the rear.


  5. I was wondering if there was a website where I can find the electronic schema of the RSE module to be added to the RNS510?
    thanks !

  6. Hi there.

    Did anywhone solved the issue with DVD in rear combined with the rear camera?

    Thansk in forehand classe from sweden

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