Alternative way to cool a Comand NTG4 upgrade?

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Uky, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Uky

    Uky Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have been considering upgrading my C207
    from Audio50 to Comand NTG4.

    Several sources on the internet strongly advices
    also to install the ventilation duct and fan.

    This kit is not that expenceive. No problem.

    The installation instruction is giving me second thaughts
    however as the entire dash board including steering wheel
    will have to be removed in order to fit the duct and fan.

    Not installing ventillation is not an option, but
    I am wondering if there might be an easier way
    to obtain suficcient air flow, ie. using a flexible
    tube and place the fan somewhere else.

    Any ideas? Has anyone found a simpler solution?
     
  2. Chrishazle

    Chrishazle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If anyone can answer this, it will be Alfie and Richard at comand.co.uk, why don't you give them a call?? Have your VIN handy so they can look up the exact specs of your car.
     
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  3. richard

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    If your car is Right Hand Drive, then the fan system is different and easy enough to add without removing the dashboard. The slight exception to this is some of the newest cars also cool the display (if certain options present)

    Mercedes put the cooling fans in for a reason. They have now stopped doing it on more modern cars *if* the car has HK, which makes sense as the head-unit amplifier is then not not used. They clearly wouldn't waste the ££ on the fans if not needed, they don't add any extra wiring for instance, and that is only pennies!!

    Cheers

    Richard
     
  4. Alfie

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    Great to see someone who wants to do the job properly. :thumb:

    As Richard has said, you do not need to remove the dashboard to fit the fans/ducting. If you buy the kit from us we send you the instructions on how to fit it all.
     
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    Uky

    Uky Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    (Sigh) My car is left hand driven...
     
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    You can still do it without removing the whole dash board.
     
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    Uky

    Uky Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Since Comand Europe Ltd does not sell Head units/Displays: Can someone point me to a trusted source of second hand Comand head units and displays in Europe that could pre-code them to my vehicle?
     

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