A senior MB tech at my local dealer was nice enough to invite me to his station to replace my AAM with a new one recently. It was interesting to see the reality of this mysterious SDS AAM programming we hear so much about. Basically, its a simple matter of checking off options [and sub-options] from a list. It took no more than 5 minutes to program the new AAM to match the my old AAM.
To Witek's point: I had a persistent SRS light, which I thought was due to the dreaded pass seat sensor problem. Looking at the fault detail, it was TeleAid that caused the fault. I recently installed a new nav, including removing the TeleAid mic and mounting the bluetooth mic in that location [actually, in the TeleAid mic case so it all looks stock]. TeleAid was throwing an error [mic not present] which caused the SRS status check to fail, and set the SRS light. The solution was simple. Given I'll never use TeleAid I chose to deselect the TeleAid option in the AAM. SRS problem gone. The MB telematics design philosophy has everything cross referenced to everything else. A fault showing us in SRS was due to the TeleAid mic. That defies 'traditional' debugging techniques!