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I am fully confused about these COMAND either MCS units...


I own a ML 430 model year 2000 and i want to install a Mercedes unit which will be able to play MP3,to have NAV system ,TV tuner and to be able to accept a phone car kit (much better if it is and with bluetooth).

QUESTIONS:

What i have to order?


The MCS or COMAND system (i don't know it's name) for the models of ML over 2000 till 2005 can be installed to my ML?

Can i install also the speech system to my ML?

Is there anybody out there to help me?
 

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BOTONOSI - 4/28/2005 4:47 PM

I am fully confused about these COMAND either MCS units...


I own a ML 430 model year 2000 and i want to install a Mercedes unit which will be able to play MP3,to have NAV system ,TV tuner and to be able to accept a phone car kit (much better if it is and with bluetooth).

QUESTIONS:

What i have to order?


The MCS or COMAND system (i don't know it's name) for the models of ML over 2000 till 2005 can be installed to my ML?

Can i install also the speech system to my ML?

Is there anybody out there to help me?
You need to order the COMAND system for the M-Class. Here is a guy in Germany who can answer your installation questions and may also be able to supply the parts. He's a Benz dealer tech in Nürnberg.

http://groups.msn.com/MercedesInstalls
 

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Here's your answer....

BOTONOSI - 4/28/2005 7:47 PM

I am fully confused about these COMAND either MCS units...


I own a ML 430 model year 2000 and i want to install a Mercedes unit which will be able to play MP3,to have NAV system ,TV tuner and to be able to accept a phone car kit (much better if it is and with bluetooth).

QUESTIONS:

What i have to order?


The MCS or COMAND system (i don't know it's name) for the models of ML over 2000 till 2005 can be installed to my ML?

Can i install also the speech system to my ML?

Is there anybody out there to help me?

Hellas Botonosi,
Long time since you checked in with us - always admired your ML!

There are two LCD screen based systems for the ML from the factory:

> MCS - which is made by Alpine. This is ONLY FOR USA. (I have no idea why). The radio and navigation system that comes with MCS is useless in Europe. The radio stations are not spaced properly and there is no CD/DVD map database available for the MCS that covers Europe.
Many people however prefer the navigation user interface that comes with the Alpine / MCS. But anyway that's irrelevant because you can't use it in Europe.

> COMAND - which is made by Bosch/Siemens. This is what works in Europe. COMAND has an Auxiliary Input for accessories. That's what I recommend you get. You may find some at ebay.co.uk or ebay.de or ebay.es

> Voice command and phone integration - Our fellow forum member PaulHdick has done some excellent publications for mikbox and etc...

http://www.benzworld.org/publications/pub.asp?id=334

and

http://www.benzworld.org/publications/pub.asp?id=222

(voice control module)
 

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Thanks a lot for your help ,all of you to this superb forum!!!

I will check it and i will inform you...

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RE: Asking for help for COMAND

Coming back with news....


I sent an e mail to that guy from Germany that you told me but till now i didn't have any answer...

So i came in contact with a dealer of Mercedes Benz here in Greece and he gave me two parts codes of COMAND that are available for my ML

The older COMAND with 163.820.1489
and the newest COMAND 163.820.3689

So,

Does anyone knows what are the differences between these two COMAND units?

BTW The dealer doesn't Know which are the differences !!!!

Thank you in advance[:)]
 

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RE: Asking for help for COMAND

BOTONOSI - 5/11/2005 10:16 AM

Coming back with news....


I sent an e mail to that guy from Germany that you told me but till now i didn't have any answer...

So i came in contact with a dealer of Mercedes Benz here in Greece and he gave me two parts codes of COMAND that are available for my ML

The older COMAND with 163.820.1489
and the newest COMAND 163.820.3689

So,

Does anyone knows what are the differences between these two COMAND units?

BTW The dealer doesn't Know which are the differences !!!!

Thank you in advance[:)]
Contact this guy.

http://www.mbenznl.com/

Much cheaper and guarantees to work with your car
 

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RE: Asking for help for COMAND

BOTONOSI - 5/11/2005 7:16 AM

Coming back with news....


I sent an e mail to that guy from Germany that you told me but till now i didn't have any answer...

So i came in contact with a dealer of Mercedes Benz here in Greece and he gave me two parts codes of COMAND that are available for my ML

The older COMAND with 163.820.1489
and the newest COMAND 163.820.3689

So,

Does anyone knows what are the differences between these two COMAND units?

BTW The dealer doesn't Know which are the differences !!!!

Thank you in advance[:)]
Too bad he didn't respond. Probably the least expensive source, and reliable...

The first unit was installed until 8/2001 and is no longer used. Probably has some bugs. Here's more info, incl some sources.


http://www.ibex.co.uk/mbstuff/Retrofitting%20Comand.htm
 

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More COMAND info, from a dealer tech in Germany. Includes software versions and language info.

http://www.geo24.de/forum/thread.php?sid=&postid=39915#post39915
 
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