As a new owner of two (used) Mercedes (e55 and s430), I just am trying to find out what the vehicles have been wired for but not necessarily installed. I was told that the data card info would provide some leads.
Thanks for the links, I got the info for my E55 but they do not provide info for the S430. I am not sure if there is a site that will provide the info for the s430.
Also, is there a site that can decipher what each of the areas mean?
Odd, the S430 data card comes without any problem to me. One problem is that neither of the Russian sites decode option codes accurately to text format.
I understand now your interest to figure out what would be easy to retrofit to these cars. I'm not familiar with different wiring options but I don't think I've seen more than the wiring for a hands free kit and in some rare cases wiring prepared for Comand or navigation installation (US cars like the W211 probably always have this wiring without a specific option code). I'm afraid you would either have to look at WIS retrofit guides or rely on info from retrofit experts (you can always ask from the forums).
Considering deciphering of option codes, EPC does it but only into text format, you still need some work to figure out what exactly each option code brings. Luckily EPC is free for you.
engine 113948 30 586938
retarder 2 040416
transmission 722671 05 282720
249 AUTOMATICALLY DIPPING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR
264 LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT AMERICA
275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
284 SELECTOR LEVER, WOOD
289 WOOD/LEATHER STEERING-WHEEL
414 ELECTRIC TILT/SLIDE SUNROOF IN GLASS VERSION
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
475 TIRE PRESSURE CONTROL
494 VERSION FOR USA
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
540 ROLLER BLIND, ELECTRIC, FOR REAR WINDOW
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
634 DELETION - FIRST AID KIT
636 DELETION - WARNING TRIANGLE
668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK
673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
804 AEJ 06/1/M/X
810 SOUND SYSTEM
819 CD CHANGER
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
875 HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
883 CLOSED AID FOR DOORS AND TRUNK LID
986 IDENTIFICATION PLATE (VIN NO.)
212B OWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - AMERICAN
221B INFO PLATE, COOLANT - ENGLISH
7XXL NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
705L UNITED STATES (USA)
271A LEATHER ANTHRACITE