First Post.....E-Class Becker Map Pilot Pre-wiring

JuJigsaw

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Just about to place an order for an E-Class Estate 250CDi Sport Auto and need some advice on when the pre-wiring for the Becker Map Pilot was introduced to the E-Class estate.

The car is coming via a personal lease (quite a few great deals around) but I want to be 100% sure the pre-wiring is installed before I place the order. I'm aiming to buy a unit off ebay and just plug-and-play. I've asked the question of the lease company and they've said the Map Pilot cannot be retro fitted by them but that I can have the Nav 20 system but this adds an extra £40/month to the price which is crazy. My suspicion is either the stock they have available is from prior to Merc introducing the pre-wiring and the glove box dock for the Becker unit or it's a rooz to get me to fork out more.

Has anyone got any experience of this and when they introduced the pre-wiring?

If the available stock is non-prewired what are the best cost options for adding integrated Sat Nav to the E-Class? I definitely don't want a screen mounted Tom Tom.
 

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from this it would appear the prewiring is not standard and is only fitted when you specify the audio 20. Not helped by the continued absence of the E "configurator"

The C class sort of "leapfrogged" the E class a bit with the facelift although the E class will no doubt catch up-- if it hasn't done so already?? --- However THE BEAN COUNTERS may have calculated that fitting the budget sat nav Becker prewiring is going to improve "market penetration" of the C class but figured that E class buyers should be "steered" towards the more expensive Command system?
 
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JuJigsaw

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Ahh, that explains it. What's then the cheapest next option for adding an integrated sat nav system to the E-Class?
 

BigladUK

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I am also in the process if ordering a new E Class and have asked a lot of these questions

Pre wiring for Becker is not standard but a cost option of £300 against the full price of £795 for the Becker Map Pilot navigation system including pre-wiring. There are only 2 nav options, Command online & Becker Pilot

I'd be interested to hear about your personal lease deals you are looking at

Si
 

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Hi, we just collected a new E350 CDI Avantgarde Estate from the factory which we are delighted with. The car was built in July, and was probably one of the first E class Estates to have the Becker pre-wiring. The option code is 508 and it costs £250. (I was told that it wasn't added as standard equipment to avoid a price increase for the 2013 model year). I bought a new 8GB unit cheaply on ebay and having updated to the latest software, simply plugged it in at the factory and off we went.

It is a pretty good system, I prefer it to my previous NTG 2.5 and I felt good value for around £400 all in.

Harvey
 
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JuJigsaw

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Retro fit Becker Map Pro wiring and unit

I spoke today to a company who sells retro fit Sat Nav and audio equipment for MB's and the like and they guy said they were looking to get in a retro-fit wiring kit for Becker Map Pilot within the next few weeks. Anyone know if there's another firm out there who does this? Looking to get an idea of cost.
 

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I'm looking at options and would be interested in the wiring loom & cradle
 

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Just about to take delivery of a new E Class Estate - 250CDi Sport which apparently does not have pre wiring for Sat Nav. I am told, however, that iot is the latest model because it has Heated Front seats as standard

Does anyone know if you can have pre wiring fitted retrospectively and, if so, the cost ?
 

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Did you guys ever get to the bottom of this?

I'm also in the process of getting an E Class Coupe E220 CDI SE :rock: with a leasing company, and I'm trying to find out if I can just get a Becker to plug and play :wallbash:.

I'd appreciate if you could share your stories...
 

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Did you guys ever get to the bottom of this?

I'm also in the process of getting an E Class Coupe E220 CDI SE :rock: with a leasing company, and I'm trying to find out if I can just get a Becker to plug and play :wallbash:.

I'd appreciate if you could share your stories...
Becker is an optional upgrade, period

Si
 

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Becker is an optional upgrade, period
Yup, aware of that. But, excuse the pun, is this optional even an option? If the E class is not prewired by standard, what makes you think I even have the option to install a Becker?
 

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If you take a look at the brochure (page 49), it does say "Pre‐wiring for Becker Map Pilot navigation system", but at this stage I'm not sure if it applies to all 2012 E classes or only second half models?
 

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I ordered an estate about a month ago so know for fact that the estate isn't prewired but during the order I was offered the choice of the option of pre wiring or the option of a full becker nav (pre wiring plus unit )

Looking at that brochure the coupe/vert have different specs

Si
 

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Did you guys ever get to the bottom of this?

I'm also in the process of getting an E Class Coupe E220 CDI SE :rock: with a leasing company, and I'm trying to find out if I can just get a Becker to plug and play :wallbash:.

I'd appreciate if you could share your stories...
Did you get it? If so, was pre-wiring present??

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Defo Estates don't

Si
..But he was getting a coupe on which it is supposed to be present...
 

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