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Date registered: Apr 2013
Vehicle: 2014 Mercedes CL500 (MY2013)
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Mercedes Coding - For a Newbie!
I have come over from a BMW M5 where I used 'eSys' for coding it (where I could change parameters to enable/disable things, and change vehicle order to add new features, etc) and 'Rheingold' for just diagnostics and engineering manuals. The only equipment I needed was an RJ45 Ethernet --> OBD connector cable, and some software for my windows laptop.
Now I am completely new to Mercedes from a coding and diagnostic point of view. I have no idea how to get started, and if its as easy as BMW to get some simple cable that has USB or RJ45 on one end, and an OBD connector on the other. I've seen these diagnostic boxes online, but I'm only doing my own car so I don't need to have multiple connectors.
What would be the best way of getting;
1) The connection cable from my laptop to the car,
2) The software to code parameters, and to diagnose (are they the same program with Mercedes?)