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Golf 6 RNS510 unit battery drain issue fix

Postby Wild VDUB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:38 pm

Howzit guys. The battery on my golf 5 2.0 is always going down. The battery can't be at fault cause I changed it about a year back. The only thing I did recently was put a golf 6 gti MP3 player on the car but I'm not sure whether after that then the battery started going down. Any clue what's wrong guys?

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Re: battery draining

Postby g60 golf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:55 am

The golf 6 radios will draw the battery if you dont code the car for it or have the correct gate way installed.Remove the radio and check it again.
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Re: battery draining

Postby ruan9n » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:23 am

You need to do the following.... I did this fix on my car and the battery is 100% fine. I also have a rcd310 the newer spec mp3 vw radio.

Used this technique to have a small harness made up to cope with the issue explained below...

"I have an easy not techinical solution for those of you that has a RNS510 unit and have the battery drain issue. So if you do not want to go through the hassle of finding a new canbus and recoding your canbus for your car try the method below. I have been using this method for over a year now with not problems at all."

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Re: battery draining

Postby MarshallGTi » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:40 am

does ur car having a tracking device?
It is an ingenius solution to a problem that should have never existed in the 1st place...

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Re: battery draining

Postby ruan9n » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:44 am

Wouldn't be the tracking device. The golf 6 radios draw more power from the battery than mk5 ones would, even with the car switched off it draws power. You can either do this fix or buy a new CANbus unit from vw or a scrapyard and have it coded via vcds.
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Re: battery draining

Postby Wild VDUB » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:23 am

Thanks for the help guys. Will try that fix tonight

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Re: battery draining

Postby emd20v » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:54 pm

will this blow anything? if its connected incorrectly?

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Re: Golf 6 RNS510 unit battery drain issue fix

Postby MeanTdi » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:09 pm

Golf 6 RNS510 unit battery drain issue fix & DIY fix.
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Golf 6 RNS510 unit battery drain issue fix

Postby Sinbad » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:26 pm

There's an even neater way IMHO.

It would be neater to open the fuse box and move the radio fuse terminal to a switched slot.

Just move the radio fuse - open the box, remove the wire/plug from where it is, to the switched area. Then plug the fuse in normally.
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