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Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio

with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan


by Rocc (J amaica)
Old RCD 500
New RNS 510
A. One (1) RNS 510 Head-Unit with Unlock Code
B. One (1) RNS 510 Manual
C. One (1) GPS Antenna
D. One (1) Radio Antenna Adapter
E. One (1) Tv-in-Motion Unit (Optional)
-if your passenger wants to watch movies
while you drive. ;o)
F. One (1) Dull Kitchen Knife (not pictured)
-for prying off the fascia.
G. One (1) Thin Clean Cloth (not pictured)
-to wrap the knife so not to scratch fascia.
H. One (1) Torx Head Screwdriver (not pictured)
I. Make Sure Your Car Ignition is OFF and you
do not insert your key at anytime during this
procedure.
Step 1:
Make sure you have everything you need: Identify connections on back of RNS 510:
A. Radio Antenna Connection (Cream)
B. GPS Antenna Connection (Blue)
C. Main Harness (Tv-in-Motion) Connection
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Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio
with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan
by Rocc (J amaica)
Step 3:
Identify connections on the
TV-in-Motion Unit:
This end connects to the back of the RNS 510
Align and slide the connector into the back of the RNS 510, and
close 90 Deg. Clip
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(Skip this step if you do not have a TV-in-Motion Unit)
Cover kitchen knife with cloth
and gently pry the cardholder out:
Step 4:
The four (4) clips of the cardholder are pictured above.
This should help you place your knife while prying.
Step 5:
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Remove the exposed screws
with your torx head screwdriver:
(Remember to always cover your knife
with the cloth when prying, I got over
anxious and caused a little nick in the fascia,
indicated by the smaller arrow) :o(
- I fixed it later though.
Step 6:
Cover kitchen knife with cloth
and gently pry the air-bag light out:
(do not pull out all the way, it is connected
with wires in the back)
The four (4) clips of the air-bag light are pictured above.
This should help you place your knife while prying.
Cover kitchen knife with cloth
and gently pry the fascia off:
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Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio
with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan
by Rocc (J amaica)
Step 8:
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Check to see if A/C vent arms were
accidentally disconnected in step 8:
Step 9:
Cover kitchen knife with cloth and
gently pry the hazzard light tab over
the radio clip:
This will release the fascia entirely. J ust pull straight out
and rest on top of dash, remember not to pull the air-bag
light or the hazzard light out all the way.
This exposes four (4) screws that hold the radio in,
remove them with your torx head screwdriver.
To remedy, just reconnect this ball-joint.
Check both sides.
Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio
with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan
by Rocc (J amaica)
Step 10:
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Release antenna connections and
main harness connection:
(sorry for the blurry pic)
Step 11:
Gently and slowly pull the radio out
to expose the antenna and main
harness connections:
To release antenna connections lift
these tabs and pull connectors straight out.
To release main harness just pull up on the
90 Deg. Clip and pull straight out. (reverse of Step 3)
Gently and slowly pull the RCD 500 radio out
all the way and set aside:
Sit back and admire the large open hole you
have just created in your Tig. :o)
Go and get the RNS 510!
Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio
with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan
by Rocc (J amaica)
Step 12:
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Connect Tigs Wire Harness to RNS 510:
If you have the TV-in-Motion, connect the wire harness
pictured at left to this TV-in-Motion connector above.
If not, connect the wire harness pictured at left directly
to the back of the RNS 510.
The TV-in-Motion wires are pretty long so I
wrapped it around the Main Harness and
used a black zip tie to secure.
Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio
with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan
by Rocc (J amaica)
Step 13:
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Connect Radio Antenna adapter
and GPS Antenna to back of RNS 510:
Step 14:
Connect Radio Antenna adapter to
antenna connectors (color-coded):
Find a good place for the GPS Puck Antenna, Tuck in All Wires
so they arent in the way, and gently slide the RNS 510 into the opening:
REVERSE THE REMOVAL STEPS AND FINISH THE INSTALLATION:
(Remember to do things gently and slowly, if you have to force something
you are probably doing it wrong)
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Replacing a RCD 500 (Premium 7) Radio
with a RNS 510 in a 2009 VW Tiguan
by Rocc (J amaica)