Comand Online AfterMarket CarPlay and Android Auto System

Tony7Bear

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Hi everyone, I'm considering buying the unit shown in the link above and having it fitted in my 2018 model C220d but before I do I was wondering if anyone here has purchased it? If so what are your thoughts on it, was it money well spent, would you recommend it?
 

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Hi everyone, I'm considering buying the unit shown in the link above and having it fitted in my 2018 model C220d but before I do I was wondering if anyone here has purchased it? If so what are your thoughts on it, was it money well spent, would you recommend it?
You get a forum discount if you quote your forum ID when booking 😉
 

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Sounds like an interesting upgrade. I am looking at this but I guess my questions below are one other members would have.

Would you happen to know how the carplay affects the drivers console between the rev counter and speedometer ( NTG 5.x i think) ? I don't want my speed, car information changing whilst driving if I am changing something on carplay using steering controls.

How long the installation would take ? ( same day 4 hours ??? )

Wireless Android auto as well as wireless carplay ?

Any other gotchas? ( I am aware of the Aux audio thing)
 

malx7

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Sounds like an interesting upgrade. I am looking at this but I guess my questions below are one other members would have.

Would you happen to know how the carplay affects the drivers console between the rev counter and speedometer ( NTG 5.x i think) ? I don't want my speed, car information changing whilst driving if I am changing something on carplay using steering controls.

How long the installation would take ? ( same day 4 hours ??? )

Wireless Android auto as well as wireless carplay ?

Any other gotchas? ( I am aware of the Aux audio thing)
I had a similar system fitted last week in my S500 Coupe. It took around 90 minutes to fit. I haven't yet used the steering controls for it but will try it out tomorrow and let you know
 

malx7

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Carplay system

Hi everyone, I'm considering buying the unit shown in the link above and having it fitted in my 2018 model C220d but before I do I was wondering if anyone here has purchased it? If so what are your thoughts on it, was it money well spent, would you recommend it?
I had a similar unit fitted last week and am so happy that I did. I know I won't see any return on it when (if?) I ever sell the car, but it has increased my driving pleasure enormously - I have the navigation system I want (Waze) and can use any music app from my phone without having to touch my phone when driving. Yes, it was money well spent.
 

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Sounds like an interesting upgrade. I am looking at this but I guess my questions below are one other members would have.

Would you happen to know how the carplay affects the drivers console between the rev counter and speedometer ( NTG 5.x i think) ? I don't want my speed, car information changing whilst driving if I am changing something on carplay using steering controls.

How long the installation would take ? ( same day 4 hours ??? )

Wireless Android auto as well as wireless carplay ?

Any other gotchas? ( I am aware of the Aux audio thing)
It takes about four hours to do the job properly.

Your instrument cluster display is unaffected. It can be used wirelessly or wired.
 

malx7

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Sounds like an interesting upgrade. I am looking at this but I guess my questions below are one other members would have.

Would you happen to know how the carplay affects the drivers console between the rev counter and speedometer ( NTG 5.x i think) ? I don't want my speed, car information changing whilst driving if I am changing something on carplay using steering controls.

How long the installation would take ? ( same day 4 hours ??? )

Wireless Android auto as well as wireless carplay ?

Any other gotchas? ( I am aware of the Aux audio thing)
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With my system, you access the Android Auto / Apple CarPlay by pressing the back button for a second or 2 till the screen changes. At this point you access the new interface via the selection wheel (shown here in the middle without the covering pad!) or using "SIRI" or "Hey Google" - the steering wheel controls have no effect on the system and the system doesn't affect anything on the display in front of the steering wheel. This display is only affected by the steering wheel controls. When you want to go back to the "standard" COMAND system, just press the back button again for a second or 2.
 

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