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05 SL500 Flash update COMAND for XM receiver

Just had a mObridge XM receiver installed in my '05 SL500. It works like the factory Sirius through the COMAND but has some quirks. MB dealer says a flash update to a 2008 version will fix the problem. He wants 1 hour labor. Anyone have any experience with this? What else will the update do (any benefit or detriment?) and will my 2005 nav disk still work? Thanks.
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What kind of quirks are you having? We use the same hardware that the Mobridge sat unit uses (Fiberdyne), but slightly different software that we load. Maybe we can help.
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What kind of quirks are you having? We use the same hardware that the Mobridge sat unit uses (Fiberdyne), but slightly different software that we load. Maybe we can help.
Doesn't always remember the station on restart, changes stations without being touched, switches to CD or radio without being touched, often displays 'acquiring' but the music is uninterrupted, plays one station while displaying another, reboots the COMAND unit, COMAND won't always start up right away. mObridge and Mercedes both think an update of my firmware(?) to the 2008 version will solve the problem. According to mObridge, they've tested their software and it works, but the 05 was a 'transition' year and some of the software got updated in later models. My car is MY2005 and I'm not sure what exactly this update will do, including render my nav cd useless (05 version). When I purchased the XM I was told it would work exactly like the factory Sirius, and mObridge knew my MY, and I think even my VIN when the installer ordered the part.
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That sounds beyond mObridge issue, even on their software. It could be a install issue as well. Possibly an loop order problem that can be resolved with a STAR DAS. In any event, updating your software will not be anything negative, only positive.
You have a Siemens head unit, which does have special considerations. You are welcome to write to us from our website (see this screen name), and we may be able to assist you further. Unfortunately there are a lot of dealers selling the mObridge brand that should not be. Hopefully this is not your case.
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That sounds beyond mObridge issue, even on their software. It could be a install issue as well. Possibly an loop order problem that can be resolved with a STAR DAS. In any event, updating your software will not be anything negative, only positive.
You have a Siemens head unit, which does have special considerations. You are welcome to write to us from our website (see this screen name), and we may be able to assist you further. Unfortunately there are a lot of dealers selling the mObridge brand that should not be. Hopefully this is not your case.
I spoke with MB - evidently these types of issues occur even with the factory Sirius unit. According to the MB tech there have been several audio/COMAND updates from MB over the years, most to correct bugs in previous updates. He tells me it will not affect my nav - my '05 disk will still work after update.
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