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GUIDE: Retro fitting OEM Satnav MFD2/MFD3

Discussion in 'Mk2 Leon FAQ's (1P) 2006-2012' started by DanGB, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. celtic1003

    celtic1003 Active Member

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    I've just fitted a rsn510 into my 07 plate leon fr had clock shift issue and phone button on the steering wheel wouldn't work ,got a can gateway from eBay version 7n and now have no clock shift and phone buttons all work .my original can gateway was 1k hope that helps anyone .
     
  2. Youbee

    Youbee Active Member

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    RNS510 OEM style unit

    Just bought an RNS510 STYLE HD DVD GPS SAT NAV from a guy on Ebay. £250 and the fascia £22 from the Seat main dealer.
    The Vendor claims the GPS antena on the unit is good enough you can just push it up behind the dash and it will still grab 9 sats with no problems.
    I will let you know how this goes as if it is the case it is a bargin and far less work.
     
  3. Lectrician

    Lectrician Active Member

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    I fitted an RNS510 to my Altea, and managed to source a roof GPS/aerial combo on eBay. It works perfectly, but swapping the aerial and rooting the cable was a PITA.

    I have since added the same stereo to my Caddy van, but this time just put a cheap GPS aerial under the top pocket on the dash, close to the screen and as far forward as I could. After the initial calibration while driving around, it works well, and usually shows around 7 sats. However, I have on a few occasions found it thinks I'm in an ajacent field, or on an adjacent road. Not enough to bother me, and it does quickly work it self out.

    I had to code both with vag com to get steering wheel mic and phone buttons working. I also enabled "optical park assist" which gives the reversing graphics with the reversing sensors. That's not even an option on a SEAT unless you have front sensors too, but enabling it in the radio coding worked, and my local dealer was impressed, lol.
     
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    the key word in this discription is 'STYLE' im always wary of clones , copies or what ever you want to call them
     
  5. Youbee

    Youbee Active Member

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    We'll find out next week I guess. like you I am sceptical but he does have a mostly positive feedback over 6 months so I am hopeful they are not all his mates. ONe said it didn't work but got a replacement sent so fingers crossed
     
  6. Lectrician

    Lectrician Active Member

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    I missed the "style" part. It depends what you want I guess. eBay link?
     
  7. Youbee

    Youbee Active Member

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    New rather than second hand for a plus but not VAG for a minus. I'll take one for the team if it's a crock of crap and make sure everyone knows!
    I don't have enough posts yet to give a link but the Ebay number is
    111854467736
     
  8. Marky N

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    I was thinking to purchase an android sat nav that would maintain all the functionality of the original sat nav I have in my Cupra but with the benefit of what the android system will provide. If you or anyone reading this can provide advice on this if would be appreciated. I have looked at ones in Ebay but having one installed in my girlfriend's Fiesta that never worked properly I am once bitten.

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  9. Youbee

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    There may be a setting on the advanced settings for tweeking the radio sensitivity, there is on mine but I have no idea of the brand, just "OEM style unit"
     
  10. Youbee

    Youbee Active Member

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    Well, fitted it today on my 56 plate 2007 Leon FR. Everything worked straight out of the box. The seller has sold over 150 and I can't find a negative feedback. Also when I phoned him about: Where to put the sat antena and again today when SHED loads of orange lights came on the dash after I plugged it in; he had the answers (drive it and they all clear - something to do with the battery being off?). I am still sorting out if the Seat onboard Blutooth will intergrate with the head unit, I will update this later but I am very satisfied and will post photos if people are interested. Read on if you are thinking of fitting one.

    Before you start: BUY A SET OF TRIM TOOLS, Fascia plate, 4xNo.8 U nuts and 4 x 3/4" self tappers to match. And then invite a small friend over to help.
    1.Fit the U nuts on the holes BEFORE getting the unit nearly fitted. They are Number 8's, not 8mm and 3/4" self tappers worked fine.
    2. The GPS fitted nicely on top of the air inlet on the left at the front of the dash and seems to be working fine. See SEAT LEON 1P MK2 - Stereo / Radio / Climate Control Heater Panel Removal on Youtube for an very informative video from Select Vehicle Spares on how the get the panel off.
    3. There is an adapter for the plug, the unit does not have a block on the back. There is room for it all if you push the block out the back and over the top of the housing for the head unit. That way you don't have to cut the back out of the fitted plastic. It's a bit of a fiddle and the holes are small and akward to get to, hence the small friend.
    4. You can run the USB, video in, DTV out of the left side of the hole for the head unit and pick them up again in the right hand side of the passenger footwell. I ran mine in case I wanted them for the future and then tucked them back up out of sight. Your small friend with small hands might be useful here again. I am officially a controtionist now.

    I bought the Fascia plate from my local Seat dealer. It cost £20 but is a good colour match. The part number is 1P1858071A N87 Where N87 is the colour code for my interior. I got the code by Phoning the garage and giving them my registration number. They couldn't get the Fascia part code though as my car came with the stock head unit so would not generate the number. However the amazing parts catalogue that can be found by searching on here was easy to follow. It didn't need any extra clips as some have found on here.

    I forgot to put the screws back in the air control panel so I now have 2 spares and I am not taking it all out again :D
    Any questions feel free to PM me, when I can use the system that is.
     
  11. jammy_87

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    Just wanted to say thanks for this info. Sorted my aux socket today and it now works as it should. Thank you.
     
  12. djk1980

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    So I can get hold of a MFD2 for £50 which was in a Seat Leon. I currently have a Seat Altea 12 plate with an RCD310 fitted. Easy swap over or not?
     
  13. Euan1P

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    Bit of a long shot here but has anyone tried fitting an RNSE Mk2 into a 1P Leon? My Leon currently has an MFD-2 but I also have an RNSE in my A4 which I will be removing before I sell it
     
  14. unerdanielson

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    Realise this is an old thread but I remember looking at it before thinking this will be a great guide. However the photo's have now been pulled from the server is their any alternative posts?
     
  15. Kasam1994

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    Anyone know which pieces need to be cut out from the dash to.fit the vw rns 510 tried fitting mine today but didn't know which part cut?
     
  16. alesi27

    alesi27 My other car's a Mustang!

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    There is a small "box" under the RNS unit that houses the SD card reader, the car has a "step" (for want of a better word) of plastic at the back of the space for the unit. The bottom rear edge of the radio sits on this "step". You need to cut the centre of this plastic step. Should be obvious when you look in. You may also need to cut away the side where the plug fits to the unit. They are both small bits of plastic, no big job.
     
  17. alesi27

    alesi27 My other car's a Mustang!

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    As a slightly off topic post, if I want to update maps do I also need to update software, firmware or any other ware?

    Unit is
    "Version B
    SW Version: 2760
    Will fit cars with old CAN Gateways and will not cause battery drain.
    Video in motion activated."

    Want to keeo my video in motion, my Seat splash screen, and my 30 hours of music uploaded to the HDD.
     
  18. Cam915

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    Hello people, I have recently purchased a 2016 vw rsn510 for my 2008 seat leon 1.4 tsi. I have cut the tap out and fits perfectly howerver there a a few issues.

    1) The steering wheel controls for the volume and the skip no longer work. Is there a fix?

    2) There is a Mic function, is there a way to use the default seat one without ruining the hands free?

    3) the aux function doesnt work. Do i have to repin the wire for it?

    Thanks in advance
     
  19. Kasam1994

    Kasam1994 Kasam1994

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    1. If your using a harness adapter to connect the stereo to the car then steering wheel controls wont work and if not then maybe you need to get it coded using vag com

    2. I dont think you can been trying to do it on mine

    3.the aux function does not work for me either that is something i need help with too

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  20. PaulusB

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    Anybody fixed the clock shift in the rns310 somewhere in the last years?

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