ZE-NC2041D – custom-fit to your VW

The specific construction, red button illumination and customized styling of the front panel make ZENEC’s top naviceiver ZE-NC2041D blend in perfectly with various models from VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda.
The connection to an existing steering wheel remote control and the vehicle electronics is a simple undertaking for the ZE-NC2041D. Separately available CAN/Stalk interfaces allow for perfect integration of the ZENEC device into a target vehicle, by the car specific wire harness layout.

The ZE-NC2041D offers close to everything that you would want on your journey in terms of entertainment and communication: an abundance of multimedia functions, BT hands-free calling and a load of connecting options for all kinds of additional components. Absolute upper class is the highly precise sat nav system with a large premium POI database, to pinpoint you with full convenience to any desirable location in 43 European countries.


Function overview

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_EinbauPerfect integration

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_LFBSteering wheel remote control integration

csm_Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_RUECKSEITE_de32844cd3Easy connections

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_einfache_BedienbarkeitOptimized ease of use

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_Navi_Screen_BT_Info_BarAll-round information

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_iPod_playbackpageSimple connection of iPod/iPhone

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_USB_PlaylistsEasy folder management

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_Video_PlaybackHigh-resolution LCD TFT display

Funny boy with his toy carEasy parking and maneuvering

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_Save_Settings_ExportImport/export of user settings

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_kopfstuetzeIndividual entertainment

Funktion_ZE-NC2041D_24bit-converter24-bit D/A converter

Vehicle compatibility

Compatible with all Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda cars equipped with OE 2-DIN mounting slot.


Product catalogue


Device compatibility

iPhone/iPod Compatibility List Compatible Audio and Video Files Bluetooth Compatibility List
English/German English English


DAB+ tuner

HD DVB-T tuner

DVB-T tuner

ZE-MU62D Monitor

License plate camera

Rear view cameras for various Volkswagen vehicles

ZENEC All-In-One - this does not mean only full compatibility to all popular audio and video formats, but also easy integration of further ZENEC devices like DVB-T and DAB+ tuner, rear view cameras, headphones or monitors for perfect rear zone entertainment. You can connect all external devices to the E>GO naviceiver and comfortably control these components via touchscreen or with the IR remote control included in the delivery.


Answer: Make sure your USB data carrier has been formatted in FAT32 – prior to use. Zenec recommends the use of high quality USB sticks only. Study the corresponding key features of the ZENEC device, for supported USB flash memory data carriers. Note that the USB connector of the device is current limited to 400 mA maximum consumption. In most cases, external hard disk models will easily exceed 400mA and thus, Zenec does not endorse the use of such products. Additional info for troubleshooting of USB flash memory devices and MP3 playback:

USB – Troubleshooting audio playback

AW: It may happen that the file system of the disk got damaged, or that the file allocation table of a data carrier is defect due to erroneous write cycles. There may be different reason for this to happen, such as usage or storage of data carriers and problems occurring at the initial format process. In such cases, you must format the data carrier once more to get it to work as intended. Windows Vista and Win7 offer two options, i.e. you can apply a quick format or a full format of carrier. For all cases related to data carriers that seem to cause problems, it is highly suggested to do a full format process. Make sure the check mark for quick format is not set. Also pay attention that the FAT32 file system is selected before you start the format process.

Info: If the disc after formatting is still not recognized by the device, it may be due to an incompatibility of the disk controller chip itself. In such a case, you should use a different data carrier of another brand or manufacturer.

AW: The SD card reader slot on the front side of the Z-E2015 device is reserved for the navigation SD-card operation and data retrieval exclusively. Avoid removing the SD card from the device when the sat nav application is running. Playback of video or audio files stored on normal SD cards using the SD-card slot on the front panel is not possible.

AW: With the analogue (RDS data based) traffic messaging channel (TMC) the navigation unit receives traffic jam event information. TMC is a free service which is enabled on the device directly out of the box. With TMC, your device can show traffic events and offer to calculate detours during active route guindance.

Pay content services like the “TMC Pro” provide extended traffic information data in a more frequent and more accurate way. For (country specific) pay type traffic message content available in your country of device use, please check offers to the Naviextras portal: https://zenec.naviextras.com

Answer: Please take into account that we use, for entire Western Europe and standard, non motorhome devices, maps from the market leader TELE Atlas. It happens that, at a few rare spots on the map, incorrect map data may cause a navigation error. We recommend that such findings should be reported to Tele Atlas directly, to enable them to correct their own data. Direct map errors report link: mapinsight.teleatlas.com/mapfeedback/index.php

AW: Software updates can be downloaded from the ZENEC homepage. Go to “Support” and then select the button “Software Updates”. Do never install “updates” from other unknown sources, as this might damage your device irreversibly.

AW: ZENEC frequently releases software updates to add new functionality, correct software issues and improve reliability in general, or to roll-out up to date BT firmware that offer compatibility with brand new mobile phones.

AW: Devices from 2011 and later sport the innovative slide touch feature: Tap and keep screen contact, when sliding your finger to the desired direction. This gesture has the same effect as tapping on the first two markers in the upper screen area.

AW: The screen brightness is not controlled via an illumination connector. It is designed to automatically switch between day and night illuminations by evaluating the GPS time stamp. In order to do so, it needs GPS signal reception, which leads to a 20 seconds decision delay after powering the device ON. Go to (Setup> Video> Picture) and enter preset values for day and night brightness. You may also override the automatic GPS commutation to manual control, by changing the navigation map settings (NAV> More> Settings> Map settings> Colour> Auto/Day/Night).

AW: The ZE-NC2041D features an internal active phantom power supply which is ON by default. To connect a passive antenna you need to deactivate the phantom power before (Setup> General> 2nd page> Antenna supply). There is, however, a phantom power shortcut protection, in case the power supply does not get switched OFF, when using a passive antenna.

AW: If the voltage supply drops under approx. 9 V, your ZE-NC2041D automatically shuts down to avoid operation faults. This is a self protection mechanism and not a defect. You may, however, check your electrical installation (battery worn, bad or corroded ground connections, etc.).

AW: No. But the ZE-NC2041D supports an integrated high quality hands-free device from Parrot. In case your phone has Bluetooth ability, the ZE-NC2041D offers a comprehensive hands-free device function. Once you have paired your mobile with the ZE-NC2041D, you can handle your calls completely via touch screen.

Built-in ex works hands-free devices should be completely shut down, by removing the respective fuse. If you omit that, you will probably encounter distortions during parallel operation.

AW: GPS antennas are usually equipped with a standard FAKRA connector that can be connected to the ZE-NC2041D. However, we recommend to use the included ZENEC GPS antenna – it is optimally adapted to the ZE-NC2041D and will, most likely, do better job.

AW: The independent vehicle heater system remains controllable over the dedicated aux heater remote control or, for newer systems, via Smartphone App. The ZENEC device does not support time adjustments or any other function settings of the aux heater, that are controlled by the OE radio.

AW: To connect your ex works steering wheel remote control, an optional CAN/Stalk interface is needed. This can be purchased at any authorised ZENEC dealer. Its functionality may vary depending on the chosen interface. Note that such an interface has to be compatible with the ZENEC IR/IN protocol. You also need to purchase the adaptor cable ZEZ-ZENECLEAD.

AW: Yes, the park sensors and their audible messages still work.

AW: No, the ex factory Nokia Sound System is not supported.

AW: The ZE-NC2041D has no connection facility for a CD changer.

AW: We recommend, for easier installation, that your car features already an ex-works car radio installation mount.

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