Last post on Jul 25, 2010 at 7:04 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Passat
What is this discussion about?
Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#10 of 19 Re: RNS-510 [lepia]
Jun 27, 2008 (6:34 pm)
Well in europe some sellers have sold it for 1,400 USD. Don't count on it being 1200 USD. Unless a shady seller gets stolen ones and sell it for that price.
#11 of 19 Re: RNS-510 [rv65]
Jul 17, 2008 (8:17 am)
re: "The RNS-510 does work with the iPod adaptor but that one is terrible anyways", and
"The MDI is an addon you can install to the RNS-510. Replaces the aux and iPod/Cd Changer. Requires a special MDI iPod cable but gives you full integration"
1)Are you saying the iPod adapter that comes factory installed with the RNS-510 is terrible? Why is that?
2)By 'full integration' do you mean the track/song titles are displayed on the RNS-510 nav screen?
#12 of 19 Re: RNS-510 [crsdoc]
Jul 23, 2008 (9:40 am)
I guess you have misunderstood me.
1. I was referring to the current iPod adaptor that can work with the RNS-510. The MDI is the new iPod capable device. The current one is just a CD changer since it uses CD changer derived hardware to play iPod.
2. Yes it does show track and song info. It does require a cable that is currently on back order. 000 051 446 C is the part number for it. The MDI also relies on the CAN-bus to display song titles. Only the RNS-510 works with it at least in USA. The RCD-510 is very similar but with no nav and the hard drive. The RCD-510 has the hardware to work with the RNS-510.
#13 of 19 Re: RNS-510 [rv65]
Jul 23, 2008 (10:03 am)
Thanks for the clarifications.
I have a 2008 Passat with the DVD nav unit=MFD2 I guess?
If I wanted to upgrade to the RNS510, I would have to pay $3500 at the dealer?
#14 of 19 Re: RNS-510 [crsdoc]
Jul 23, 2008 (12:48 pm)
No you can get it for less. I have seen one guy sell them for around 2400 USD. 1stvwparts has them for 3293 USD. I have seen them for 2800 USD. You will need some antenna adaptors. The antenna adaptors will just plugin to the antenna connectors. The satellite radio will need a cable if you want to keep your factory antenna. The Factory Sirius doesn't work on the RNS-510 and the RNS-510's tuner has additional features. The RNS-510 doesn't have dynaudio enabled but it can be enabled through VCDS.
#15 of 19 Re: RNS-510 [rv65]
Jul 31, 2008 (4:07 pm)
A new manual is also available but maps may be available.
#16 of 19 Bluetooth
Aug 09, 2008 (10:40 pm)
A useless OEM bluetooth is available starting in September but more inventory is in October. This kit has your features but has no MFI/MFD integration . Has one good feature and that it has A2DP for RNS-510 and Premium 8 owners. Another more integrated kit is from Skoda and it's really nice. This kit's part number is 1K0 051 437. 1Z0 035 729 is the part number for the Skoda kit. Skoda kit has RNS-510 integration as well. Skoda kit has no A2DP aka bluetooth audio but who needs bluetooth audio. That kit costs 525 USD while the OEM USA kit costs around 340 USD. Though some sellers are selling it for around 300.
Hope this helps.
#17 of 19 Refurbished RNS-510
Aug 22, 2008 (1:41 pm)
3C0 035 684 X is the part number for the remanufactured RNS-510 or refurbished. It can be had for under 2k but there is supposedly a 500 USD core charge. They are limited in availibility but they are cheaper than paying over 3k for one of them. One guy supposedly has new ones for under 2,500 USD.
#18 of 19 RNS-510 and MDI
Oct 02, 2008 (9:38 pm)
RNS-510's are now here. You can get a discounted unit for 2300 USD at your dealer if you order 3C0 035 684. The maps are finally here. Map part for RNS-510 is 7L6 919 859 though you could call navteq and mention the RNS-510 and that you are retrofitting it.
It will require VCDS programming if you have dynaudio. If your stereo has an amp then programming is also needed.
The MDI iPod cable is now in stock. 000 051 446 C is the part on that and it's slowly getting into dealers. Dealer can probably order it. It's just a cable but you cant use your own iPod cable due to the MDI's design. It's pricey but has full integration on compatible iPod's. VW isn't advertising this as an iPod adapter but it does play iPod's. It doesn't work on the non nav radios since they didn't upgrade those yet. The MDI and RNS-510 have full iPod integration with that cable. It uses it's own interpretation of the iPod interface. It works like an iPod not a cd changer.
Hope this helps.
Jul 25, 2010 (7:04 am)
The Tom Tom GPS allows you to see a moving Map as you drive does the Garmin
GPS do the same thing?
I don't understand the benefit of having a 2,000.00 GPS in the car radio. The Tom Tom can be taken out of one car and put in another like when you rent one.
The Tom Tom allows you to download other countries maps on their Web Site very
cool when I drove Ireland.
If anyone wants to share an opinion I would welcome it.