Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 500 SL R129, ML55 AMG, ML350 cdi 2009 facelift, w219 CLS 320cdi, A170 CDi
Location: Norwich UK
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Reversing camera NTG2.5 Comand step by step
I have successfully installed an aftermarket camera to my W164 ML facelift 2009 with the NTG2.5 Comand unit.
I have found lots of information on this site and also from Mhhauto.com which is an excellent software website.
I have included screenshots to help anyone do the same as me.
I did find lots of conflicting imformation, with the NTG2.5 (with the SD card slot) certainly in the UK you need developer mode, no menus available without star, the engineer mode won't help you.
Firstly you will need Mercedes star with developer mode. Fitting the camera is very easy, the hardest part is threading the wires into the tailgate through the rubber harness tube from the roof. You will need a relay to trigger the camera, you can't directly wire it to the reversing wire, the CAN system will make your camera switch off, i tried, first it gets interference then it powers off, easily cured with a cheap relay.
Once you have the developer mode you can get into the coding and change it 'fitted' but a word of warning, when i kindly got the key gen off of mhhauto.com to enable developer mode it enabled all the ecu's but just to be awkward the NTG2.5 developer mode was missing. On this site someone said you need a patch so i downloaded the patch and then tried it again, this time developer mode appeared.
I have taken pictures of each stage, i'm just trying to give a bit back to this site as its really excellent and so is mhhauto.com.
***Important - when you've changed the Comand setting you must reboot it, restart the optical ring, don't mess about with star, just hold the on button until it switches off then turn back on***
Hope this helps someone.
Do post if you have queries.
Last edited by Skylaw; 04-17-2019 at 08:58 AM.