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Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2720 / 2722 / 2724 / 2726 / 2728

Version 2720 / 2722/ 2724 / 2726 / 2728 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. The following are the features from 2660 and there is no word of new features in 2720.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup (this has been improved on 2720)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above)
  • Display Off on extras tab
  • Climatronic control if approriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 swtiched off (buggy)
  • Excluded roads (under route options)
  • GPS coordinates entry
  • Additional adjustments for video
  • Larger RVC screen with transparent menus at the side

Units that can be upgraded include (still being compiled may not be 100%)

  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 and 2660 to version 2700.
  • 7L6 035 680 C (7L6035680C) from software version 1002,  1022, 1102 and 2664 to version 2700.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Further to follow as the firmware is loaded.
  • USA Firmware has yet to be released
  • Revision A units can be upgraded with the modified firmware (see link below) – thanks to Josi (also for the unofficial SWL recovery CD)

Download the files and extract them using winrar and you will have a NRG format ISO file to burn. Using Nero burn a DVD+RW or DVD-R (CDR works as well) at a slow speed (4 x is ok for DVD and 16 x for CD). Make sure you use quality media and keep the burn speed down as low as you can to ensure there are no problems during the installation process. Also note that you may need to edit a file before you burn it (see below) if you want to access the setup menu without Vagcom/VCDS.

Warning! This upgrade WILL delete your music and/or maps if you have a firmware version PRIOR to version 1100/1102. Units with a firmware version of 1100/1102 will not have music and maps deleted.

Warning! There is a remote chance of you ‘bricking’ the unit, this is a fraction of a percent but it could happen! The process takes around 60 minutes.’

Warning! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 does not know where it is after it’s been powered on, details of the previous location are kept in the unit but at this stage there is no pattern to this problem.

Warning! Users with cars MY07 and earlier may experience power drain issues after the upgrade. See the post “Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue” for more details.

Warning! Users with the Skoda UHV bluetooth 1Z0 035 729 B (1Z0035729B) may want to delay upgrading the firmware, there is an issue with the RNS 510 no longer displaying the phone book and/or the call details but signal strength etc are visible for some phones. My HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however my Iphone 3G worked fine before and after. This is not a problem with the 1Z0 035 729 D (1Z0035729D) Skoda UHV bluetooth kit. The MFD functions as per normal with phone book and last calls listed correctly. Android 2.1 phones work fine with the update.

Note! Test/Setup Mode. The firmware can allow access to enter test/setup mode without Vagcom/VCDS access see Accessing the Setup Menu on the RNS 510 head units with firmware later than 1100. The procedure for entering the test/setup mode for those with Vagcom/VCDS is slightly different as well. To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.

Note! Failure (Gateway Error 202) You can downgrade back to 1100 by inserting the 1100 firmware and rebooting the RNS 510 (Setup + eject + info).

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

--------------------------------------------
Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 5 8 . 3 0 2
#DATE:2009-12-18

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t500 C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680C/1T0035680C/7L6035680C/3T0035680A/7F0035680/7E0035680
#VwSwIndex:2720/2726/2722/2728/2724
#AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t500 C6

#CRC16:1188

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2700 / 2702 / 2704 / 2706 / 2708

Version 2700 / 2702/ 2704 / 2706 / 2708 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. So far it appears to be only bug fixes and the 2660’s new features remain

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup (this has been improved on 2770)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above)
  • Display Off on extras tab
  • Climatronic control if approriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 swtiched off (buggy)
  • Excluded roads (under route options)
  • GPS coordinates entry
  • Additional adjustments for video
  • Larger RVC screen with transparent menus at the side

Further details on the features can be found on the following page: Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668 new features

Units that can be upgraded include (still being compiled may not be 100%)

  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 and 2660 to version 2700.
  • 7L6 035 680 C (7L6035680C) from software version 1002,  1022, 1102 and 2664 to version 2700.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Further to follow as the firmware is loaded.
  • USA Firmware has yet to be released

Warning! This upgrade WILL delete your music and/or maps if you have a firmware version PRIOR to version 1100/1102. Units with a firmware version of 1100/1102 will not have music and maps deleted.

Warning! There is a remote chance of you ‘bricking’ the unit, this is a fraction of a percent but it could happen! The process takes around 60 minutes.’

Warning! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 does not know where it is after it’s been powered on, details of the previous location are kept in the unit but at this stage there is no pattern to this problem.

Warning! Users with cars MY07 and earlier may experience power drain issues after the upgrade. See the post “Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue” for more details.

Warning! Users with the Skoda UHV bluetooth 1Z0 035 729 B (1Z0035729B) may want to delay upgrading the firmware, there is an issue with the RNS 510 no longer displaying the phone book and/or the call details but signal strength etc are visible for some phones. My HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however my Iphone 3G worked fine before and after. This is not a problem with the 1Z0 035 729 D (1Z0035729D) Skoda UHV bluetooth kit. The MFD functions as per normal with phone book and last calls listed correctly. Android 2.1 phones work fine with the update.

Note! Test/Setup Mode. The firmware can allow access to enter test/setup mode without Vagcom/VCDS access see Accessing the Setup Menu on the RNS 510 head units with firmware later than 1100. The procedure for entering the test/setup mode for those with Vagcom/VCDS is slightly different as well. To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.

Note! Failure (Gateway Error 202) You can downgrade back to 1100 by inserting the 1100 firmware and rebooting the RNS 510 (Setup + eject + info).

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

--------------------------------------------
Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------
#CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 4 0 . 3 0 1
#CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 4 0 . 3 0 1
#DATE:2009-11-19

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t450 C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680C/1T0035680C/7L6035680C/3T0035680A/7F0035680/7E0035680
#VwSwIndex:2700/2706/2702/2708/2704
#AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t450 C6
#CRC16:dc42

Firmware loading steps from start to finish (2660 but the process is the same)

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668

Version 2660 / 2662/ 2664/ 2666 / 2668 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released and gives new features such as

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above)
  • Display Off on extras tab
  • Climatronic control if approriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 swtiched off (buggy)
  • Excluded roads (under route options)
  • GPS coordinates entry
  • Additional adjustments for video
  • Larger RVC screen with transparent menus at the side

Further new features and more details can be found on the following page: Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668 new features

Units that can be upgraded include (still being compiled may not be 100%)

  • 1T0 035 680 (1T0035680) from software version 0421, 0520, 1000, 800,  900 and 1100 to version 2660.
  • 1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A) from software version 0421, 0520, 1000, 800,  900 and 1100 to version 2660.
  • 1T0 035 680 B (1T0035680B) from software version 0421, 0520, 1000, 800,  900 and 1100 to version 2660.
  • 7L6 035 680 (7L6035680) from software version 522, 1002,  1022 and 1102 to version 2664.
  • 7L6 035 680 A (7L6035680A) from software version 522, 1002,  1022 and 1102 to version 2664.
  • 7L6 035 680 B (7L6035680B) from software version 0522, 1002,  1022 and 1102 to version 2664.
  • 1Z0 035 680 A (1Z0035680A) from software version 0524, 1004, 1024 and 904 to version 2664.
    1Z0 035 680 A (1Z0035680A) becomes 3T0 035 680 B (3T0035680B) after upgrade.
  • 1Z0 035 680 B (1Z0035680B) from software version 0524, 1004, 1024 and 1104 to version 2664.
    1Z0 035 680 B (1Z0035680B) becomes 3T0 035 680 B (3T0035680B) after upgrade.
  • Skoda units – see instructions below for keeping steering wheel buttons operational
  • Seat units – No, the Hardware ID shows up as Skoda but if this is changed to VW the firmware will load and the Hardware ID can be changed back to Seat. There are no hardware definaitions for the Seat on the upgrade media.
  • USA Firmware has yet to be released

Warning! This upgrade WILL delete your music and/or maps if you have a firmware version PRIOR to version 1100/1102. Units with a firmware version of 1100/1102 will not have music and maps deleted.

Warning! There is a remote chance of you ‘bricking’ the unit, this is a fraction of a percent but it could happen! The process takes around 60 minutes.’

Warning! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 does not know where it is after it’s been powered on, details of the previous location are kept in the unit but at this stage there is no pattern to this problem.

Warning! Users with cars MY07 and earlier may experience power drain issues after the upgrade. See the post “Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue” for more details.

Warning! Users with the Skoda UHV bluetooth 1Z0 035 729 B (1Z0035729B) may want to delay upgrading the firmware, there is an issue with the RNS 510 no longer displaying the phone book and/or the call details but signal strength etc are visible for some phones. My HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however my Iphone 3G worked fine before and after. This is not a problem with the 1Z0 035 729 D (1Z0035729D) Skoda UHV bluetooth kit. The MFD functions as per normal with phone book and last calls listed correctly.

Note! Skoda owners (thanks to Ted)

  1. Extract files PQTABLE and SKTABLE from image (use magiciso or ultraiso). Files can be found from path: \VUCI\B101\RNSMIDEC\PROG
  2. Switch the filenames by just renaming SKTABLE to PQTABLE and vice versa
  3. Overwrite the renamed files back to image and save the image. Burn this image to DVD or CD.
  4. Load or reload the Firmware to your RNS-510 using the steps below.
  5. Voilá… buttons are back!

Note! Test/Setup Mode. The firmware can allow access to enter test/setup mode without Vagcom/VCDS access see Accessing the Setup Menu on the RNS 510 head units with firmware later than 1100. The procedure for entering the test/setup mode for those with Vagcom/VCDS is slightly different as well. To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.

Note! Failure (Gateway Error 202) You can downgrade back to 1100 by inserting the 1100 firmware and rebooting the RNS 510 (Setup + eject + info).

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

--------------------------------------------
Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 4 . 7 5 4 . 3 0 1
#DATE:2009-06-11

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t300 C3/C4A/C5C/C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C3/C4A/C5C/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680C/1T0035680C/7L6035680C/3T0035680A/7F0035680/7E0035680
#VwSwIndex:2660/2666/2662/2668/2664
#AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t300 C3/C4A/C5C/C6

#CRC16:8b76

Firmware loading steps from start to finish

Accessing the Setup Menu on RNS 510 head units with firmware version 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668

Firmware versions 2660 / 2662 / 2664 / 2666 / 2668 access to the Setup/Test Menu.

Option 1 – Vagcom/VCDS access

Using Vagcom/VCDS open Channel 37 – Navigation, go into adaption and change channel 50 to 1 (will be 0).

To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.

Option 2 – Edit the firmware image (not sure if this allows one off access or permanent access at this stage????)

To enable this edit a file on the firmware DVD before updating.

  • WA\EURPQTO.WSH for Volkswagen or
  • WA\EURSKHDD.WSH for Skoda

Find these lines

# Testmode: NOT active
SetRegDataHex(0x21,"00",0x0,0x1,0x1)

and replace with

# Testmode: NOT active
SetRegDataHex(0x21,"01",0x0,0x1,0x1)

Check the file length after editing otherwise the firmware update will fail.

To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.

Differences between the Volkswagen RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 315, RCD 510, RNS 510, RCD 550, RNS 810 and the RNS 850

Differences between the RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 315,  RCD 510, RNS 510, RCD 550, RNS 810 and RNS 850 headunits.

RNS is the designation for Navigation Systems

RCD is the designation for Radio Systems

 RCD 210RCD 310RNS 310RNS 315RCD 510RNS 510RCD 550RNS 810RNS 850
PlatformMost *7Most *7Most *7Most *7Most *7Most *7Touareg 2011->PhaetonTouareg 2011->
MarketsAllAllEuropeNorth AmericaAllAllEuropeAllAll
Screen ResolutionUnsureUnsure400 x 240 pixels400 x 240 pixels400 x 240 pixels800 x 480400 x 240 pixels800 x 480800 x 480
Screen SizeUnsureUnsure5"5"6.5"6.5" 16:96.5"8"8"
Screen DetailsMonochromeMonochromeColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour TouchscreenColour Touchscreen
Amplifier PowerUnsure4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt4 x 20 watt
ProcessorUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsurePowerPC 400MHz 750 MIPSSH4UnsureUnsure
MemoryUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsure256MB RAM 256MB FlashUnsureUnsure
NavigationNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYes
MP3 CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SizeSingle DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DINDouble DIN
Storage (HDD)NoNoNoNoNo30GB <2011 45GB >2011No60Gb80GB
Storage (SD)NoNoSD (32GB SDHC) *4SD (32GB SDHC)SD (32GB SD)*1SD (32GB SD)*1SD (32GB SD)*1SD (32GB SD)*2
Storage (other)NoNoNo4GB FlashNoNoNoNoNo
Storage (Optical)CDCDCDCDCD (6 stack)DVDCD (6 stack)DVDDVD
Storage (Optical Stackerl-OptionOptionOptionOptionOption-OptionOption
MDI CompatibleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
RVC (Reverse Camera)NoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Aftermarket RVCNoNoNoNoYes *6YesYesYesYes
OPS (Optical Parking System)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TMC (Traffic Reporting)NoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
DABOption *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2Option *2
Sirius
TV TunerNoNoNoNoNoYesUnsureYesYes
Dynaudio *3NoOptionOptionOptionOptionOptionOptionOption
Manufacturer-Blaupunkt (Portugal)BlaupunktTechnisatBlaupunkt(European),
Delphi(NorthAmerica)
VDO Continental
Link-----Volkswagen RCD 510 Information and SpecificationsVolkswagen RNS 510 Information and Specifications
RCD 210 RCD 310 RNS 310 RCD 510 RNS 510
Screen Resolution Unsure Unsure 400 x 240 pixels 400 x 240 pixels 800 x 480
Screen Size Unsure Unsure 5″ 6.5″ 6.5″ 16:9
Screen Details Monochrome Monochrome Colour Touchscreen Colour Touchscreen Colour Touchscreen
Amplifier Power Unsure 4 x 20 watt 4 x 20 watt 4 x 20 watt 4 x 20 watt
Navigation No No Yes No Yes
MP3 Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Size Single DIN Double DIN Double DIN Double DIN Double DIN
Storage (HDD) No No No No 30GB (10GB Nav/20GB Music)
Storage (SD) No No SD (32GB SDHC) *4 SD (32GB SDHC) SD (32GB SD)*1
Storage (Optical) CD CD CD CD (6 stack) DVD
Storage (Optical Stackerl Option Option Option Option
MDI Compatible No Yes Yes Yes Yes
RVC (Reverse Camera) No No Yes Yes Yes
Aftermarket RVC No No No Yes *6 Yes
OPS (Optical Parking System) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
TMC (Traffic Reporting) No No Yes Yes Yes
DAB Option *2 Option *2 Option *2 Option *2 Option *2
TV Tuner No No No No Yes
Dynaudio  *3 No Option Option Option Option
Manufacturer Blaupunkt
(Portugal)
Blaupunkt VDO Continental

*1 Units with firmware from 2660 upwards now have 32GB + SDHC support including older units (from HW04 and above type A units).

Units with firmware prior to 2660 or with a older hardware revision have a 2GB limitation.
Some 4GB SD cards (not SDHC) will work. 2GB is the maximum size allowed by the specification of SD however there are some 4GB cards available. One that has been tested to work when formatted as a FAT32 card is the Transcend 4GB Secure Digital Memory Card Class 6 (TS4GSDHC6)

*2 DAB Radio is a £150 option in the UK. Exact details of what is included or retrofitting are not available.

*3 Factory option only for Mark 6. The sound system developed for the Golf by Volkswagen and the Scandinavian hi-fi specialist Dynaudio can be paired with any of the 300 or 500 series units. The Dynaudio sound system offers pure high-tech sound: the four 168 millimeter woofers – made of a magnesium-silicate membrane, a very light 74 millimeter voice coil and an internal magnet design in a stiff plastic basket – provide for precise and powerful bass with high pulse fidelity in the doors and in the rear side panels. The 50 millimeter and 60 millimeter tweeters in the door and side trim supplement this sound with exceptionally clear transparency and complex sound impressions.

The loudspeaker system is supplied by a newly developed, digital 300 Watt amplifier; it consists of eight Class AB output amplifiers. The capabilities offered by the digital sound processor (DSP) for so-called propagation time correction (goal: to make a correction so that sound waves from all loudspeakers reach listeners’ ears simultaneously, regardless of their locations in the vehicle) and frequency equalization guarantee a sound experience of the highest level.

*4 Map data is loaded from CD onto a SDHC card, this card can also be used for MP3’s.

* 6 Unit has AV input on rear however this is not fitted to all head units.

* 7 New Polo, Golf Mk 5 & 6, Golf Plus, Scirocco, Touran, EOS, Tiguan, Passat & CC, Caddy, Transporter T6, Touareg <2011 and others.

Volkswagen RNS 510 Versions

The RNS 510 was released around July 2007 in very limited supply.  Generally CANBUS 2 cars with a build date of Week 22/2005 or later can have a RNS510 fitted, those cars/vans with CANBUS 1.6 require an adapter. There are two shapes of bezel one for for the Touareg and one for the other models.

RNS 510 Specifications

  • Touch Screen Operation
  • High Quality Sunlight Readable TFT display
  • 400 mHz CPU
  • Standard map display, or 2D or 3D
  • Audio Playback in MP3 or WMA formats
  • SD Card Slot for MP3 data which can be copied to the hard drive (2GB Max – SDHC cards will not work)
  • 30GB internal hard disk
  • DVD playback when stationary
  • The DVD Maps are from Navteq (Europe), Sensis (Australia)
  • CD Changer, IPOD Interface, Analog and DVB-T Tuners can be connected

Offroad navigation. A further innovation of the RNS 510 is a specially developed offroad navigation system. This mode makes it possible to record up to 500 route points during a journey, even in non-digitized areas. This allows the driver to find his or her way back from offroad adventures into any desert or steppe. In edit mode, the driver can modify the route as desired.

New versions of the RNS 510 are due out April 2009. No details of any changes are available.

1T0035680C (1T0 035 680 C)

3C0035680C (3C0 035 680 C) – For Start/Stop Cars

7L6035680C (7L6 035 680 C) – Touareg

1T0035680B (1T0 035 680 B)

7L6035680B (7L6 035 680 B) – Touareg

1T0035680A (1T0 035 680 A)

7L6035680A (7L6 035 680 A) – Touareg

Original Release

1T0035680 (1T0 035 680 )

7L6035680 (7L6 035 680 ) – Touareg

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.

Kufatec

JNCS

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.

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.