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Volkswagen RNS 310 Information and Specifications

A one-stop solution
The RNS 310 radio navigation system is a true all-rounder, combining a cutting edge radio system with precise navigational support. And, thanks to its intuitive 5-inch touchscreen, it’s child’s play to use. Along with its easy to understand maps, the system has many practical features to help you reach your destination with the minimum of stress.
Two operating concepts
Using the RNS 310 could not be easier: the high-resolution, touch-sensitive colour display can be operated either in touchscreen mode or with buttons. The turn-push button concept allows you to use the system safely when driving while the touchscreen provides quick access when you are stationary. The flexible processor generates excellent graphics, which means you will always be able to see what’s going on.
3D navigation
With the RNS 310, taking the right road is part of the package. This is guaranteed by the digital card material supplied with the radio navigation system, which displays the driver’s home country in detail as well as all major routes in the rest of Europe. The clear 3D or bird’s-eye view and the automatic zoom-in and zoom-out features for making turns always help you find your way. Thanks to the practical SD card feature, the contents of several navigation CDs for different countries can be saved, allowing you to drive with confidence even to destinations outside your own country.
Multimedia X4
With the RNS 310, you can do much more than just listen to the radio: you can also play CDs and even connect your MP3 player – thanks to the practical AUX-IN socket. In addition, the SD card slot allows you to play back additional navigational material or audio files saved on an SD card in MP3 or WMA format. Or how about listening to an audio book next time you’re on a long journey?
24 of your favourite stations
The RNS 310 includes a radio with two tuners and two FM antennae that give you excellent reception; you can also store up to 24 of these stations on the radio for faster access. Thanks to the TMC (traffic message channel), you receive up-to-date traffic information – either depicted on the map or in a list. If you wish, the RNS 310 can even automatically suggest an alternative route to help you avoid annoying tailbacks.
A multitude of options
The RNS 310 is a complete package as it stands but if you want, it can do even more: it can be used with the mobile phone adapter set or for the optical parking system (OPS) for instance. Information on the Climatronic air conditioning system can also be shown on the system’s touchscreen while an iPod or USB stick can also be used through the MEDIA-IN feature, making the RNS 310 your Volkswagen’s central display and control unit.

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

Volkswagen RNS 310 pin assignments

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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)

5. Navigation Aerial Connector
Navigation aerial connector (GPS), double Fakra, coding C, impedance 50 ohms, colour signal blue

6. FM 2 Aerial Connector
FM 2 radio reception aerial connector, double Fakra, coding B, impedance 50 ohms, colour cream-white

7. AM and FM Aerial Connector
AM and FM radio reception aerial connector, double Fakra, no coding, impedance 50 ohms, colour cream-white

No details on when 26 pin audio and video connector is fitted, most likely only on models fitted with RVC from the factory.

Installing a GPS aerial inside the dash of the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta

When retrofitting a satellite navigation head unit to the car you can either install the factory GPS antenna on the roof which is a fairly large job or install the GPS aerial (antenna) in the area above the head unit where it receives a good view of the sky and minimal interference.

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

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel Centre Vents – Removal and Installation

If you need to remove the head unit 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.

Using double sided tape stick the GPS aerial in the location shown and press down, wedge some foam on top and tape the GPS wires down to prevent them interfering with the diffuser vent (for cars fitted with climatronic). The photos show two GPS aerials installed side by side and there is room for two more.

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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 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

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

VAG 1K0907530S CAN bus gateway
VAG 1K0907530S CAN bus gateway

Early build Volkswagen cars can experience a power drain issue after upgrading their 2nd generation headunit from a RCD 300 or RCD 500 to a 3rd generation headunit like the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310 and RCD 510.

The problem is the CAN bus Gateway is too old and an updated version 1k0907530 (1k0 907 530) of L revision or higher is required – CAN bus gateway removing, installing and upgrading – Volkswagen Golf.

in vehicles belonging to the model series PQ35/PQ46 from
model year 2008 as well as the Tiguan,

Vehicles belonging to the model series PQ35/PQ46 from model year 2008 (MY08) as well as the Tiguan have gateways that are updated. Earlier models may require the updated CAN bus gateway to be installed. See Volkswagen Model Year Information for more details on the week of manufacture however generally Volkswagen change over Model Years around Week 22.

This problem does not* affect retrofits of the RNS 510 which is a 3rd generation head unit as this unit was in the production in 2007 whereas the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310 and RCD 510 are recent additions.

Check the ‘Skoda Parts’ link (right hand menu) for a reasonably priced gateway. Revisions that will work after the 1K0 907 530 S (1K0907530S) revision include 1K0 907 530 AA (1K0907530AA), 1K0 907 530 AB (1K0907530AB) and 1K0 907 530 AC (1K0907530AC).

* This problem does now affect the RNS 510 if the firmware is upgraded to 2660 or higher. The RNS 510 will exhibit the same problems as the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310 and RCD 510 and requires the CAN bus gateway to be upgraded.