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I recently purchased a cpo 2016 c class. It's a great car but wanted to know if I could add CarPlay. I'm not sure which head unit I have but it's not the command. It's the smaller screen with the plastic frame around it. I also have the burmeister speakers.
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I recently purchased a cpo 2016 c class. It's a great car but wanted to know if I could add CarPlay. I'm not sure which head unit I have but it's not the command. It's the smaller screen with the plastic frame around it. I also have the burmeister speakers.
I think you're referring to COMAND, which is not the HU, but the 'brain' of the car. ISTR it stands for Cockpit Management and Data system? At any rate, you have a few options as far as CarPlay.

1. You can get an aftermarket HU with CarPlay, but this may be clunky and you may have a hard time finding an installer to take on the challenge.

2. You can upgrade the monitor to an Android monitor 10.25" touch screen

3. You can add a third-party interface ( Joyeauto, Unichip, icartisan, & many more.)

For some reason, the C and S classes were omitted from the Mercedes retrofit kit for CarPlay/Android Auto. ISTR, it had something to do with COMAND 5.2?

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Iím not real tech savvy but what is the benefit of adding car play to what seems like a system that works with your phone really well already. It plays your music, speaks your nav through the command from the phone. Can use your hot spot, not that I ever would I donít think. I know your apps come up on the screen but would you use them through the command system instead of your phone. I donít doubt Iím missing something here. Lol


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