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Volkswagen RCD 510 Information and Specifications

Volkswagen RCD 510 radio system

volkswagen_rcd_510_headunit_info_01The 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 an external CD player and shows information on the car’s air conditioning on its display.

Part Numbers

RCD 510

5ND 035 190 (5ND035190)

5ND 035 195 (5ND035195)

RCD 510 with USB Interface

5ND 035 190A (5ND035190A)

RCD 510 with USB and RVC Interface

3AD 035 190 (3AD035190)

56D 035 190 (56D035190)

 

Volkswagen RCD 510 pin assignments

Manufactured by

Blaupunkt (until 2010)
Bosch (2010 onwards)
Delphi (US Market)

Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Head Unit – Removal and Installation

Tools required

  1. Trim removal tools
  2. Torx T-20 driver
  • Remove all CDs from head unit
  • Switch off ignition and all electrical consumers and remove ignition key

Removing

  • Using trim removal tool and carefully lever out centre console cover in area of -arrows- and remove cover.

  • Remove bolts -arrows- from radio or radio navigation system.
  • Pull radio or radio navigation system out of installation box far enough so as to allow access to the connectors on the back of the radio or radio navigation system.
  • Press together connector locking mechanism in direction of -arrows-.
  • Then swing locking bar up in direction of -arrow- and pull out connectors.

  • Release connectors -arrows- on aerial connections and pull these out.

Installing

  • Installation is a reverse of the removal process.
  • Never press the display or buttons whilst fitting the head unit as this may damage the unit.
  • A new head unit requires the anti-theft code to be entered.
  • Coding of the car is required to accept the new head unit.

Upgrading 2nd generation headunits (RCD 300, RCD 500, MFD2) to 3rd generation headunits (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 510, RCD 510)

Upgrading 2nd generation headunits (as fitted to the Golf Mark V and similar models MY05-MY09) to a 3rd generation headunit has a number of additional requirements depending on the year.

Tools required for the install include

Gateway Upgrade

If installing a RNS 510 with a software version more recent than 1200 or any other 3rd generation head unit the CAN Bus gateway needs to be revision L or greater. The gateway version can be identified by checking with VCDS or physically checking the gateway.

Details on the issue – Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue

Replacement of the gateway – CAN bus gateway removing, installing and upgrading – Volkswagen Golf

Aerial Upgrade

The 3rd generation head units require both aerial connections to share the same housing, the 2nd generation aerial connections are separate connections. Depending upon the year there are two options available ranging from AUD$10 to AUD$40 to resolve this problem.

Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 510, RCD 510) aerial adapter

Remove the old head unit

Remove the dash vent (or tray on non Climatronic units) by following this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel Centre Vents – Removal and Installation

Remove the trim around the head unit using this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Centre Dash Panel Trim – Removal and Installation

Remove the head unit by unscrewing the 4 screws and carefully sliding it out, watch out when the unit is released as it could drop and scratch the climatronic.

Release the cables from the rear of the headunit and put the headunit aside safely.

Install the GPS antenna

Installing GPS antenna inside dash in the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta

CD Changer and Aux In wiring change

CD changer ground

CD changer audio sound quality problems after changing head unit

Auxiliary input ground

Auxiliary input audio sound quality problems after changing head unit

Install the new head unit

Attach the cables to the rear of the head unit, slide the unit back in and secure with the 4 screws removed earlier.

Replace the trim around the head unit using this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Centre Dash Panel Trim – Removal and Installation

Replace the dash vent (or tray on non Climatronic units) by following this guide.

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel Centre Vents – Removal and Installation

Code the RNS 510

TBC

If you have a factory amplifier you will need to change the units output.

Volkswagen RNS 510 coding when installing with a factory amplifier

Build harness using connector housings and repair wires for Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth Install

Whilst this guide is intended for the Volkswagen Skoda Bluetooth kit harness it applies to anything that requires interfacing to the quad lock connector on the rear of the head unit or that uses similar connectors around the car. This guide specifically for 2 x power connections and 2 x data connections.

The way this works is you remove the terminal from the housing, join that terminal to the matching terminal and insert the opposite terminal into the housing.

First you need to obtain the connector housings and repair wires.

  • 1 x 000 979 133 (000979133) – 1mm repair wire – CAN bus Hi and Lo female.
  • 1 x 000 979 134 (000979134) – 1mm repair wire – CAN bus Hi and Lo male.
  • 1 x 000 979 225 (000979225) – 2.5mm repair wire – 12v and ground female.
  • 1 x 000 979 226 (000979226) – 2.5mm repair wire – 12v and ground male.
  • 4 x 191 972 701 (191972701) – Housing
  • 4 x 191 972 711 (191972711) – Connector Housing
Alternatively you could replace the four housings and connector housings with a single housing and connector housing.
  • 1 x 1J0 972 704 (1J0972704)  – Housing
  • 1 x 191 972 714 (191972714) – Connector Housing

Step 1 – Cut the four repair wires in half, remove the insulation from the ends of all four and twist the exposed wire together. Do the same for the power and CAN bus wire. Join one male and one female repair wire half together (ensure that you join the 2.5mm female to the 2.5mm male) as shown and connect the ground wire to one and redo the step for the power wire.

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Step 2 – Solder each of the four repair wire halves and the two power wires from the harness as shown.

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Step 3 – Double the harness wire back on top of itself.

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Step 4 – Using heat shrink cover each soldered area as shown. Use a smaller length to cover the join and than place a longer length over the top to minimise the chances of any shorts.

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Step 5 – Repeat the last part of Step 1 with the 1mm repair wire and the CAN bus cable.

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Step 6 – Place a piece of coloured heatshrink on one male/female CAN bus set, ensure that these are connected to the same wire! This allows you to ensure that you have hooked this up correctly later on. Repeat for the power set of cables.

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Step 7 – This should be the finished result. Next tape it up using fabric adhesive tape – Fabric Adhesive Tape for wiring looms and harnesses

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Step 8 – Install the housings and connector housings on the exposed terminals.

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Step 9 – This is the finished harness ready for install.

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CD changer audio sound quality problems after changing head unit

Poor quality sound on the cd changer input can occur after the headunit has changed from a second generation headunit to a third generation headunit or vise versa. The fix is simple and requires pins 2 and 3 to be swapped on the head unit connector.

Second generation headunits

volkswagen_rcd_510_main_N91-10016Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD changer control and CD audio input signals

1 –  Right headphone output signal, positive
2 –  CD changer, left and right channels, negative
3 –  Headphone output signal, audio earth
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive
5 –  Left headphone output signal, positive
6 –  CD changer, bus DATA OUT
7 –  Not assigned
8 –  CD changer, left channel, positive
9 –  CD changer, right channel, positive
10 –  CD changer, control signal
11 –  CD changer, bus DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, bus CLOCK
1 –  AUX signal input, left (yellow)
2 –  CD changer, left and right channels, negative  (black)
3 –  AUX signal earth (green)
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive
5 –  AUX signal input, right (grey)
6 –  CD changer, bus DATA OUT
7 –  Not assigned
8 –  CD changer, left channel, positive (yellow)
9 –  CD changer, right channel, positive  (grey)
10 –  CD changer, control signal
11 –  CD changer, bus DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, bus CLOCK

Third generation headunits

Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD changer control and CD audio input signals

1 –  AUX signal input, left (yellow)
2 –  AUX signal earth (green)
3 –  CD changer, audio signal earth
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive, terminal 30, contact continuous load greater than 1 A, temporary peak load 5 A
5 –  Not assigned
6 –  CD changer, DATA OUT
7 –  AUX signal input, right (grey)
8 –  CD changer, left audio channel, CD/L
9 –  CD changer, right audio channel, CD/R
10 –  CD changer, control line, switched positive
11 –  CD changer, DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, CLOCK (internal check protocol for data flow monitoring)

Auxiliary input audio sound quality problems after changing head unit

Poor quality sound on the audio input can occur after the headunit has changed from a second generation headunit to a third generation headunit or vise versa. The fix is simple and requires some pins to be swapped on the head unit connector.

Second generation headunits

volkswagen_rcd_510_main_N91-10016Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD changer control and CD audio input signals

1 –  Right headphone output signal, positive
2 –  CD changer, left and right channels, negative
3 –  Headphone output signal, audio earth
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive
5 –  Left headphone output signal, positive
6 –  CD changer, bus DATA OUT
7 –  Not assigned
8 –  CD changer, left channel, positive
9 –  CD changer, right channel, positive
10 –  CD changer, control signal
11 –  CD changer, bus DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, bus CLOCK
1 –  AUX signal input, left (yellow)
2 –  CD changer, left and right channels, negative
3 –  AUX signal earth (green)
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive
5 –  AUX signal input, right (grey)
6 –  CD changer, bus DATA OUT
7 –  Not assigned
8 –  CD changer, left channel, positive
9 –  CD changer, right channel, positive
10 –  CD changer, control signal
11 –  CD changer, bus DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, bus CLOCK
Alternatively it may be wired up to the CD changer inputs.
1 –  AUX signal input, left (yellow)
2 –  CD changer, left and right channels, negative  (green)
3 –  AUX signal earth (green)
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive
5 –  AUX signal input, right (grey)
6 –  CD changer, bus DATA OUT
7 –  Not assigned
8 –  CD changer, left channel, positive (yellow)
9 –  CD changer, right channel, positive  (grey)
10 –  CD changer, control signal
11 –  CD changer, bus DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, bus CLOCK

Third generation headunits

Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD changer control and CD audio input signals

1 –  AUX signal input, left (yellow)
2 –  AUX signal earth (green)
3 –  CD changer, audio signal earth
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive, terminal 30, contact continuous load greater than 1 A, temporary peak load 5 A
5 –  Not assigned
6 –  CD changer, DATA OUT
7 –  AUX signal input, right (grey)
8 –  CD changer, left audio channel, CD/L
9 –  CD changer, right audio channel, CD/R
10 –  CD changer, control line, switched positive
11 –  CD changer, DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, CLOCK (internal check protocol for data flow monitoring)

Volkswagen RCD 510 pin assignments

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1. Aerial Connector

DAB aerial input connection, optional

or

SDARS aerial input connection for vehicles for USA and Canada

2. Multi-pin connector 1, 8-pin, for loudspeaker outputs

volkswagen_rcd_510_main_N91-100161 –  Rear right loudspeaker, positive
2 –  Front right loudspeaker, positive
3 –  Front left loudspeaker, positive
4 –  Rear left loudspeaker, positive
5 –  Rear right loudspeaker, negative
6 –  Front right loudspeaker, negative
7 –  Front left loudspeaker, negative
8 –  Rear left loudspeaker, negative

3. Multi-pin connector 2, 8-pin, for voltage supply lines and CAN bus

9 –  CAN bus, high
10 –  CAN bus, low
11 –  Display voltage supply, positive
12 –  Voltage supply, negative, terminal 31
13 –  Display HV CAN bus low
14 –  Display HV CAN bus high
15 –  Voltage supply, positive, terminal 30
16 –  Anti-theft coding control signal, SAFE, positive

4. Multi-pin connector 3, 12-pin, for telephone and microphone signals

1 –  Microphone input, negative
2 –  AUX output, audio, right
3 –  AUX output, common signal earth
4 –  Microphone output, negative
5 –  Telephone audio input signal left, negative
6 –  Telephone audio input signal right, negative
7 –  Microphone input, positive
8 –  AUX output, audio, left
9 –  Microphone output, positive
10 –  Telephone mute (mute switch for radio)
11 –  Telephone audio input signal left, positive
12 –  Telephone audio input signal right, positive

5. Multi-pin connector 4, 12-pin, for CD changer control and CD audio input signals

1 –  AUX signal input, left
2 –  AUX signal earth
3 –  CD changer, audio signal earth
4 –  CD changer, voltage supply, positive, terminal 30, contact continuous load greater than 1 A, temporary peak load 5 A
5 –  Not assigned
6 –  CD changer, DATA OUT
7 –  AUX signal input, right
8 –  CD changer, left audio channel, CD/L
9 –  CD changer, right audio channel, CD/R
10 –  CD changer, control line, switched positive
11 –  CD changer, DATA IN
12 –  CD changer, CLOCK (internal check protocol for data flow monitoring)

6. Multi-pin connector 5, audio and video, 26-pin

(this will only be fitted to models fitted to vehicles with RVC factory fitted or ordered through spare parts with the RVC input option)

volkswagen_rcd_510_av_N91-109301 –  Reserved for Debug RX protocol
2 –  Reserved for Debug TX protocol
3 –  Not assigned

4 –  Video signal input, RGBS, negative (ground)
5 –  Video signal output LF, Right (Audio use 17 for ground)
6 –   Ground Sync input
(Internal universal preparation for mobile telephone, mobile telephone detection)
7 –   Video signal output, vertical and horizontal synchronisation(Internal universal preparation for mobile telephone, cradle and button evaluation)
8 –   Video signal ouput, green
(Internal universal preparation for mobile telephone, cradle, aerial diagnosis)
9 –  Video signal input, RGBS, negative (ground)
10 –  Video signal input LF, right  (Audio use 24 for ground)
11 –  Video signal input, screening earth
12 –  Video signal input, vertical and horizontal synchronisation
13 –  Video signal input, green
14 –  Not assigned
15 –  Not assigned
16 –  Not assigned
17 – Video signal output, LF, negative (ground)
18 –  Video signal output LF, Left  (Audio use 17 for ground)
19 –  Video signal output, RGBS, negative (ground)
(Internal universal preparation for mobile telephone, cradle, negative)
20 –  Video signal output, Blue
(Internal universal preparation for mobile telephone, switched terminal 30)
21 –  Video signal output, Red
22 –  Video signal input, LF, negative
23 –  Video signal input, LF, left (Audio use 24 for ground)
24 –  Video signal input, RGBS, negative (ground)
25 –  Video signal input, blue
26 –  Video signal input, red

7. Aerial Connector

AM/FM aerial input connection

8. Aerial Connector

FM 2 aerial input connection

Volkswagen RCD 510 Transport Lock Activation / Deactivation

The transport protection device must be activated before transporting an RCD 510 unit, and the device in a new unit must be deactivated when installing it. This is performed electronically using the keypad of the unit. When the transport protection device has been activated, the player of the CD changer is brought to a “transport position”.
Activating transport protection device:
Unit status: “ON”, cable connections must be connected to the RCD 510.
–   Press and hold keys identified with -arrows- simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.
The following appears on the radio display: “CDC transport protection activated”.
Transport protection is now activated.
Deactivating transport protection device:
Unit status: “ON”, cable connections must be connected to the RCD 510.
–   Press and hold keys identified with -arrows- simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.
The following appears on the radio display: CDC transport protection activated.
A button with the word “Deactivate” is located under it.
–   Press “Deactivate” button.
Transport protection is now deactivated.

The transport protection device must be activated before transporting an RCD 510 unit, and the device in a new unit must be deactivated when installing it. This is performed electronically using the keypad of the unit. When the transport protection device has been activated, the player of the CD changer is brought to a “transport position”.

volkswagen_rcd_510_transport_lock_N91-10990Activating transport protection device:

Unit status: “ON”, cable connections must be connected to the RCD 510.

Press and hold keys identified with -arrows- simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.

The following appears on the radio display: “CDC transport protection activated”.

Transport protection is now activated.

Deactivating transport protection device:

Unit status: “ON”, cable connections must be connected to the RCD 510.

Press and hold keys identified with -arrows- simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.

The following appears on the radio display: CDC transport protection activated.

A button with the word “Deactivate” is located under it.

Press “Deactivate” button.

Transport protection is now deactivated.

Volkswagen Head Unit Housings and Pins

Quad Lock – All recent Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat and Audi vehicles use this connector.

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Connector 1 – 8-pin (4×2) – brown – 3B7 035 447 (3B7035447)

  • Pins – N 906 844 05 (N90684405)
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 021 (000979021)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – 000 979 133 (000979133)
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – 000 979 225 (000979225)

Male

  • Pins – N 103 189 05 (N10318905)
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 022 (000 979 022)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – 000 979 134 (000979134)
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – 000 979 226 (000979226)

Connector 2 – 8-pin (4×2) – plus quadlock – 3B7 035 444 (3B7035444)

  • Pins – N 906 844 05 (N90684405)
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 021 (000979021)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – 000 979 133 (000979133)
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – 000 979 225 (000979225)

Male

  • Pins – N 103 189 05 (N10318905)
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 022 (000979022)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – 000 979 134 (000979134)
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – 000 979 226 (000979226)

Connector 3– 12-pin (6×2) – green- 3B7 035 447 B (3B7035447B) – telephone

  • Pins – N/A
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 009 (000979009)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – N/A
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – N/A

Male

  • Pins – N/A
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 012 (000979012)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – N/A
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – N/A

Connector 4– 12-pin (6×2) – blue- 3B7 035 447 A (3B7035447A) – cdc

  • Pins – N/A
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 009 (000979009)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – N/A
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – N/A

Male

  • Pins – N/A
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 012 (000979012)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – N/A
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – N/A

Audio Visual Input – used by Volkswagen RNS 510 and AUDI RNS-E

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Connector – 32-pin (16×2) – grey- 1J0 972 977 G (1J0972977G)

  • Pins – N/A
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 009 (000979009)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – N/A
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – N/A

Male

  • Pins – N/A
  • Repair Wire 0.5mm – 000 979 012 (000979012)
  • Repair Wire 1.0mm – N/A
  • Repair Wire 2.5mm – N/A

Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) USB Specifications

Overview of connectors on USB connection
1 –  Data in, (here output)
2 –  Data clock
3 –  Voltage supply, terminal 31
4 –  Data out (here input)
5 –  Not assigned
6 –  Voltage supply, terminal 30
7 –  LF audio signal, right, positive
8 –  Control line, positive, switched from radio
9 –  LF audio signal, negative
10 –  LF audio signal, left, positive
11 –  Not assigned
12 –  Not assigned

Overview of connectors on USB connection

mdi_usb_connector_N91-107911 –  Data in, (here output)
2 –  Data clock
3 –  Voltage supply, terminal 31
4 –  Data out (here input)
5 –  Not assigned
6 –  Voltage supply, terminal 30
7 –  LF audio signal, right, positive
8 –  Control line, positive, switched from radio
9 –  LF audio signal, negative
10 –  LF audio signal, left, positive
11 –  Not assigned
12 –  Not assigned

General notes

Thanks to the Multimedia control unit -J650- analogue (via AUX-IN entry) as well as digital (via USB or iPod entry) audio contents can be played via the radio unit or the radio navigation system. Units connected via USB or iPod connections can also be operated via the radio unit or the radio navigation system. ID3-TAG and titles also appear on the radio unit or radio navigation system displays.

Note! Since the display ability of ID3 tags and titles on the radio unit or radio navigation system displays depend on the type of audio files used, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the radio unit or radio navigation system and to the Owner’s Manual of your MP3 player or iPod.

The multimedia system control unit -J650- provides an audio input (AUX-IN), an USB input, and an iPod connection (power supply, signal and AUDIO-IN) as an interface. To connect the mobile unit to the USB or iPod interface of the multimedia system control unit -J650-, a relevant specific adapter cable is used. A storage compartment for mobile unit is integrated in the multimedia system control unit -J650-. Charging is possible via USB or iPod connection.

Note! If no 1DIN slot is available in the vehicle, the “multimedia system control unit” can also be installed separately. The user can although have access to the universal interface (Mitsumi socket) via a Mitsumi-Mitsumi extension. For this purpose, the Mitsumi socket must be integrated in the inside of the vehicle. Wire length of Mitsumi-Mitsumi extension must not exceed 1500 mm.