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RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby TimH » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:01 pm

Hi Guys

I'm hoping someone will be able to help me with this problem.
Nav was working fine yesterday, however, I tried to use it today and my current position is not showing correctly so I can no longer use the nav.........
I've checked the GPS viewer which shows the following;
Satellites: 0/9
Mode: No Fix
The headunit was factory fitted along with Bluetooth.
Here's the version information;
Part no 1T0035680D
HW-Version H04
SW-Version 3810
Map Version 7690
Just wondering if there's anything I can check before I go to my local dealers. I presume there's a fault with the GPS receiver, just wondering is this the Shark fin on the roof or is it a unit buried in the dash?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Tim
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby risingblue78 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:15 pm

Had this on mine. I just bought a new gps antenna on eBay and mounted it in a gap above the head unit (fairly easy to pop out) - £10 and half an hour and it was all done. It saved taking off the headlining to get to the original receiver. I even found a video on YouTube of someone doing it on the same unit in a golf
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby TimH » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:37 am

Thanks for your help risingblue78. :yes:

I'll purchase one today and have a look at the video too.
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby Phil » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:45 pm

Factory resst may be worth ago
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby TimH » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:04 pm

philjay92 wrote:Factory resst may be worth ago


I tried a factory reset as you suggested but alas no success.

I received a GPS antenna which I purchased from eBay and fitted it this evening.
I powered the unit up on my driveway and had 5/12 satellites with 3D fix, hopefully this will increase once I'm out on the open road.

Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby Phil » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:57 pm

TimH wrote:
philjay92 wrote:Factory resst may be worth ago


I tried a factory reset as you suggested but alas no success.

I received a GPS antenna which I purchased from eBay and fitted it this evening.
I powered the unit up on my driveway and had 5/12 satellites with 3D fix, hopefully this will increase once I'm out on the open road.

Thanks for the help guys.

:clap:


Good stuff pleased you got it sorted :D
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby mackie01 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:08 am

I know this is a bit of an old thread but I've got the same problem as above. Can anyone recommend what type of antenna I should buy ? Does the antenna connector change on the year or model of the unit ?
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby Viking » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:16 am

I have spares here if you need one. £6 posted.
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby staples23 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:59 pm

Hi @viking, appreciate this is an old thread but just stumbled across it on good old google!

Dont suppose you have any of these spare antennas gps antennas kicking about still ?

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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby staples23 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm

Or.... @timh, what do these gps antennas look like so that i find the right one?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby staples23 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:49 pm

Or.... @timh, what do these gps antennas look like so that i find the right one?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby chelspeed » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:01 pm

Just search on the bay for “gps aerial for vw” and about 10 come up. You need one with a fakra plug. They all seem to be blue fakra plugs, not checked the back of the head ubit but as they’re all blue likely this is right.
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby staples23 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:33 am

Hi @chelspeed, sorry for the late reply, thank you for confirming!!

Just seen them for about £8 delivered - bargain!

Can i just put the actual antenna behind the dashboard somewhere? I'm trying to avoid breaking the seal on the ariel on the outside?

Thanks

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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby chelspeed » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:58 pm

Yep tuck it up under the dash as far forward to the bottom of the screen, somewhere in the middle of the car and as high as possible. Not had to do it on a scirocco but on previous cars I have tucked them on top of heating and cooling ducts loosely secured with a tyrap. You are obviously trying to avoid putting it under any metallic objects that would screen out the GPS signals.
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Re: RNS510 - No GPS Signal

Postby staples23 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:55 pm

Great stuff - thank you :)
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