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Vw rns 510 satnav

My GPS gives me a wrong present location, how do I fix this

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Hi. Under the settings menu there will be a heading, restore factory settings. Press this. Then dive a kilometer or 2 to let the RNS 510 find and correct its location. If this does not work then you could try a latest update disc as available at your local dealership, or you may need to replace the RNS510 unit. I have had to replace a few units to correct this issue.

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Follow the instructions on how to calibrate the GPS to your position. There will be a section in the owners manual on how to do this

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