Guest merc.y

219 - CLS Comand Retrofit

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Guys,

I have been quoted on the following.... but just the ipod connection...

One was $1150 the other was $850

$300 diff.... same product.

Anyone here can help or have installed this thingy???

Thanks!

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Hi merc.y,

My ride is also CLS 350 with Audio 20. Does your ride come with Audio 20 as well?

This iPod connectivity you mentioned is an extension to your existing COMAND?

Cheers!

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The guy that quoted me $1150 now can't do it cause mine is the '06 version....

I am not too sure on which comand is it>? btw Jovbot what year is your CLS?

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Jovebot wrote:

Mine is also 2006. Sorry for confusing you.... I should not have asked about the version of your COMAND. I believe most of the W219 comes with Audio 20 and your ride is likely same as mine. Mine looks like this - http://www.mb-info.ru/audio/img/ngt/audio20/audio20_cc_upto_032003.JPG

Am in two minds now whether to upgrade to the NTG 2.5 COMAND.

I'd be keen to hear your plans on this. :smile:

I am lost???? No system can fit my requirements...

I just want ipod and to be shown on my instrumental panel on the speedometer...

Maybe I have to change the whole system like the one you thinking of.... How much $3k plus.... Maybe we can make a deal for 2 cars.... who to do?

*but has to come with the ipod thingy!

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I think if you change to the command, you still can't display the iPod on you command interface. You can only see it on the panel between the speedos. Besides, you can't display chinese characters. My personal take on this is to upgrade to aftermarket set like the kenwood, alpine etc. They have better GPS maps, the higher end ones have signal processing built in and also comes with bluetooth handsfree, reverse cam and can connect USB and iPod at the same time. Steering control can also be included. I had a CLS that comes with Command. Didn't like the iPod especially when you have to enable it by holding the AUX button. As for my R-Class, I went straight to a kenwood. Included rear monitors as well. Can go down and speak to Autospritze/Wee Heng. For the highest end kenwood set, it will cost less than your 3k with all the options mentioned above included. Cheers!

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Yes! I know Autospritze, I will talk to Heng...

Thanks!

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