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hey guys i have been looking on ebay at the disk for the navigation. Seem like there are differnt one for different cars.

How do i know which one will work on a 2002 G500. I have decided after 2.5 years i should probably buy a disk so the navigation will work [xx(]
 

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I got one with my Gwagen when I bought it for the SE. The trouble is ....the disc is not current. They offered a set of six last year that covered the entire USA. About $150 for the set "on Sale"
Now for the kicker...they have changed the format from CDs to CD-DVD in the new models, or so I was told this week at the dealership, and the new ones may or may not work in our older models.
Chances are, you will not get a set of CDs, but keep trying.
 

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GwagenLover - 5/13/2005 8:13 PM

I got one with my Gwagen when I bought it for the SE. The trouble is ....the disc is not current. They offered a set of six last year that covered the entire USA. About $150 for the set "on Sale"
Now for the kicker...they have changed the format from CDs to CD-DVD in the new models, or so I was told this week at the dealership, and the new ones may or may not work in our older models.
Chances are, you will not get a set of CDs, but keep trying.
Check with NavTech. They should still be available in the future.
 

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I don't have a Nav system, but can the disks be copied?

Chuck
 

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RE:Copy????

I tried....Borrowed a set from a friend and gave it my best shot. They will not copy. Sorry[}:)]
 

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RE:Copy????

Kerr,

Nav CD sets out of any MB, any year (except early S-Class Nav systems) will work in your 2002 G500.

However, the MB Nav system is lousy and extremely limited. A $200 consumer GPS has more features and is more useful than the MB system.

THE MB Nav menue is cumbersome to navigate, does not work properly with larger tires, is not able to learn new features, does not show elevation, does not import data from other CDs, does not save routes, does not save relevant waypoits etc. etc.
My street (even though on the map since the 1950's) is not on the CD and my screen tells me I am driving off road. I can not save (thus calculate distances) from the turn off of my street from the next known highway. I can not save the location of my house. MB Nav stinks!

Harald
 

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4x4abc - 5/14/2005 3:17 PM

Kerr,

Nav CD sets out of any MB, any year (except early S-Class Nav systems) will work in your 2002 G500.

However, the MB Nav system is lousy and extremely limited. A $200 consumer GPS has more features and is more useful than the MB system.

THE MB Nav menue is cumbersome to navigate, does not work properly with larger tires, is not able to learn new features, does not show elevation, does not import data from other CDs, does not save routes, does not save relevant waypoits etc. etc.
My street (even though on the map since the 1950's) is not on the CD and my screen tells me I am driving off road. I can not save (thus calculate distances) from the turn off of my street from the next known highway. I can not save the location of my house. MB Nav stinks!

Harald
HOLD ON! Not quite true. The MLs use a different CDRom. If you make the purchase get the 2004 or 2005 disks. Earlier disks can be copied w/ Nero and there has been some success w/ the newer disks but I'm not sure it is a wise idea. This could be an urban legend, but apparently the burned nav disks spin faster and will wear out the unit. No idea if this is true.
 

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I'll give my COMAND DX disc a shot tonight - I'd be shocked if I couldn't rip it (after all, almost anything can be ripped if it's the same physical format). A CD-ROM's a CD-ROM. Unless you mess with the way the disc is laid out, it's just a matter of telling the drive to pull data from strange locations.

I used to use a program called DiscJuggler for old Dreamcast discs - they were problematic, but it could be done. Stay tuned!
 

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thanks guys.

I would just like to have them. I bought the car out of atlanta GA, and i live in VA so i have only been able to use it once in two years.
 
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