Navigation System (RNS510) Retrofitting
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The Gateway (aka. Diagnostic Interface for Databus OR CAN-Gateway) is responsible for passing Messages from one Control Module to another, older versions of the Gateways were not compatible and caused the Databus to stay active even with the Ignition turned OFF which resulted in excessive Battery Draw and failure. To identify if your Gateway is compatible, check the (Software) Part Number and the Software Version of the Control Module shown in the Identification provided by VCDS (for example in an Auto-Scan).
Address 19: CAN Gateway Labels: 1K0-907-530.lbl Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 K HW: 1K0 907 951 Component: J533__Gateway H12 0178
In this Example the Software Part Number is 1K0-907-530-K and the Software Version is 0178, now check the following List if your Gateway is considered NOT compatible - all part numbers NOT listed here can be considered compatible.
US Models often have a pre-installed Sirius or XM Digital Radio (R146 / #0F) which may cause Trouble in Combination with a US RNS510 that also comes with the Digital Radio Functionality. To ensure that the newly installed RNS510 doesn't interfere with a pre-installed Digital Radio please make sure to remove/disconnect the Digital Radio Control Module - all the Functionality provided by it will now be provided by the RNS510 (assuming you are installing a US spec RNS510). This section does ONLY apply to Cars produced for the North American Region (NAR), meaning the USA and Canada.
US Models often have a Position Sensing or Compass Control Module (J603 / #1C) which is responsible for sending the Compass Information to the Instrument Cluster if not Navigation System is installed. To ensure that the newly installed RNS510 doesn't interfere with a pre-installed Compass Module please make sure to remove/disconnect the Compass Module - all the Functionality provided by it will now be provided by the RNS510. This section does ONLY apply to Cars produced for the North American Region (NAR), meaning the USA and Canada.
Optical Parking Aid
Optical Parking Aid is only supported in cars that have the Parking Aid Control Module (J446) connected to the CAN-Powertrain. You can identify these by checking which address number they use for Diagnostics. Older modules connected to CAN-Comfort are accessed at Address [76-Park Assist]. Newer modules connected to CAN-Powertrain are accessed at Address [10 - Park/Steer Assist]. An exception to the above would be the Skoda Octavia (1Z) pre-Facelift models with a Skoda Stream or Audience Radio (these may have had the Optical Parking Aid from the factory in combination with the older modules on CAN-Comfort). Another exception is the RNS510/Columbus, which does NOT support Optical Parking Aid in combination with a module connected to CAN-Comfort (there are reports that Swapping and Re-Wiring the Parking Aid Modules is possible but we do not have further details on this subject). This section is mostly relevant to the Skoda Octavia (1Z) Models prior to the 2009/2010 Facelift.
Installation & Wiring
Additional Information can be found in the Repair Manuals, the Wiring Diagrams, the Parts Catalog and/or the Instructions included in the Retrofitting Kit. In addition a very nice How-To can be found at TDI-Club, it covers the mechanical, electrical and diagnostic steps as well.
The following Activations are necessary to ensure that the newly fitted parts are properly recognized and are ready to use.