Passat B6 Problem with head unit(?)

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Zedriv

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Hello!
I took my car to the local workshop because I have trouble with some features.

*Stereo won't turn on and off automatically with ignition
*GPS/Compass doesn't show any info in the MFD display
*Backup camera won't turn on in reverse
* Steering-wheel controls doesn't work (volume up & down for example)
*Stereo shuts down every 40-60 minutes (mid-drive) so I have to turn it on again.
*When I drive, all above can randomly just start working, but next time I turn on the car, doesn't work again.

My car is a Passat Variant B6 3C 4motion 3.2 V6 from 2008.

The workshop was kind enough to send me the scan results to my email. I wanted to make sure first of this is something I can by myself or maybe someone who knows their way around this kind of stuff since I'm neither a mechanic nor a car guy.

I saw in another post that it might be the canbus contact, checked it into the head unit but it seems to be in place.

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RNS510's have reached such an age they like to break. Your best bet is probably to swap it out for a RCD510 with reversing camera input or have an electronics repair shop have a look at the faulty one.
 
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RNS510's have reached such an age they like to break. Your best bet is probably to swap it out for a RCD510 with reversing camera input or have an electronics repair shop have a look at the faulty one.
If I made a switch. to RCD510 Is it just plug n play or do I have to leave to VW for installation and setup?
 
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The workshop was kind enough to send me the scan results to my email.
The workshop is using a clone/pirate version of VCDS. What does that suggest about their competence and honesty?

-Uwe-
 
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I'm neither a mechanic nor a car guy.
Giving you the benefit of the doubt, and in case you are wondering what this is all about : clone / pirate version of VCDS is a "knock off " of the original (genuine) legitimate and properly functioning version of VCDS. How do we know that service garage is unethical.... the clone he/she is using is about $40.00 USD and a Legitimate version is $200 or $300 hundred USD. That is, there is no way he does not know what version he is using.

By the way, you don't have to be a mechanic or a car guy to own a VCDS, some genuine curiosity is all that is needed ; there is plenty of support videos as well as "how to" literature here on the web-site ; and the forum as you discovered is World Wide (how is that for support). Use VCDS once or twice and save a trip to the Dealer or "other" and it is literally paid for!
 
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