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W220 My swap from Comand 2,5 to APS Widescreen.



Just wanted to share this great upgrade I did my self...Everything working.

So my next step I was thinking about is:

The W203 NTG1 comand with DVD has the exact same buttons on the front panel as the W220 but dont use MOST so I was thinking, would it not be possible to buy a W220 unit and a W203 unit and just swop the inside from the W203 unit to the W220 unit and there you have a DVD version in your old W220...??? What you think about that?
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Didnt work..I missed that the DVD version of the Comand in W220 didnt have the slot in top..So I have to settle with the widescreen one I have installed for now..

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I think wbrian63 may have meant details of your installation. I know it's not quite plug 'n play, because you need to install an audio gateway that the COMAND 2.5 had built-in, while the W220 COMAND APS 2.0 (COMAND MOPF) has the audio gateway separate.

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Are you sure it is not the new DVD comand that uses that? I did not have to do that for the 2.0 Widescreen..It worked fine soudwise..

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That's why we'd like details of what you did. If you went from a, '00 through an early '03 W220 COMAND 2.5 to an '03 Facelift COMAND MOPF (which is also D2B), you would need the audio gateway (AGW) in the U.S. Since you didn't need it, perhaps you used a COMAND from a different model vehicle; one thing that is certain is that it would still have to be a D2B COMAND unit.

A bit more specificity would be helpful; what part number of COMAND did you use, to avoid the AGW? Was it Euro or U.S. spec? (Noting you are in Sweden, one would guess Euro spec). Was it plug 'n play? If not, what other mods (harnesses, speed sense wiring, etc) did you use? Where did you obtain your fascia, and did it fit into the old clips without modification?

It's a great looking installation that others may want to try. Your information could be very useful to them.

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I offered to do this in my own W220 S55 thread but not one response on that...So didnt think there where any interest.

But then I try my best here and hope it helps...

First of..Yes I have a euro car and unit.

Get the 2 wood panels and the unit in used condition (very expensive new). Then the speed signal converter and a Comand 2.0 GPS antenna since the old one dont work with the new unit.

(I also got the matching AC panel with the small chrome rings and that is pure plug n play.)

Then you need to cut a little in the plastic holder since the old comand is a bit smaller. Easy thing to do.

Then it is almost plug n play..Some pins that have to be moved since they are located a bit differently in the conectors. You find pin location pics all over internet and just follow them. Then it all worked for me. Perfectly. CD-Changer, sound and all..Only thing I have not locked into is the TV module since its an Analog module and we dont have that here anymore. Only Digital TV.

That is actually how easy it is. I found all items used so it wasnt that expensive at all.

Please feel free to ask for more info or if I forgot anything if you like..Happy to help.

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Not really...Just trying to see what the intrest is in this pricerange.And a good advertiser for what my company can do. Dont think anyone buys it so...Its a keeper..

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Thats look great Chris. Appreciated.
I'm going to do same upgrade for my w220 /2002. It has Comand 2.5 old now. I have bought wrong device 2 weeks ago as Comand 2.0 APS for 03-05 s klasse- But Mercedes Dealer and And some audio vendors told me that its so hard to fit this - need many re-wiring full and extra items. so i decided sell it and buy the comand 2.0 mopf.

So I just bought the same one with yours Comand 2.0 MOPF.

As I read what you did- I will buy facelift panels and signal converter too - is that enough to upgrade ? No need any AGW or anything else more?

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