Missing Media Interface ?

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Hi

I ordered a new 2012 C-Class Elegance with the following Audio 20 upgrade:

"Audio 20 with Media Interface and 6-disc CD changer. Media Interface allows connection and control of portable media devices (e.g. MP3 player, USB storage media). Cables included for aux-in, USB or iPod® connectivity" (Option 510).

The car has arrived with Audio 20 6-disc CD changer, but without Media Interface connector. I just wondered if anyone knows how this is possible, as Audio 20 and 6-disc CD changer without Media Interface is not an available option?

The dealer is in the process of trying to sort this out, but I just wondered if anyone could explain what went wrong. Could this be a genuine build error?

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Must be a mistake at the factory. Standard Audio 20 in the 2012 C class comes with aux and usb input anyway, do you have them?
 
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Yes, I have the standard USB and AUX input, just not the Media Interface connector.
So I agree, it looks like a mistake at the factory. It seems remarkable that could slip through Quality Control.
Hopefully the dealer can sort it.
 

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The options for Audio-20 and Media Interface are seperate. In other markets they are not bundled as one like they are in the UK.

So, I suspect, someone failed to put option 518 on the order (probably not your dealer though)

It can be added afterwards though

PM me your VIN number, i'll look up what MB thinks your car has on it ..

Richard
 
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Hi Richard

Thanks for the info. That makes sense now!

VIN is WDD2040022A548775

I would be very interested to see the build options

Cheers, Tim
 

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Here we are :-

Some are obvious, some are less so and I have no idea what they mean (like 064). 802 means MY2012

As you can see, option 518 is not on the datacard and thus the car was built without Media Interface. I would suspect you are not the only one, and this is a mistake somewhere in the translation between UK cars and what is ordered ...

Let us know what the final resolution is ....

064 Control code, solenoid vale M651
230 PARKTRONIC incl. Parking Guidance
236 Daytime running lamps and foglamps in duble oval
249 Automatically dimming int.and ext.mirrors
26R 43.2 cm (17-inch) 7-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels
280 Leather steering wheel and shift lever
287 Through-loading feature
294 Kneebag driver's side
299 PRE-SAFE ® -System
2U1 Desigation not recorded
30P Stowage Space package
310 Twin cup holder
345 Windscreen wiper with rain sensor
386 Convenience telephony
427 7-speed automatic transmission
440 Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC
442 Luxury multifunction leather steering wheel
461 Instrument with mileage reading
474 Diesel Particulate filter
477 Tyre pressure loss warning system
485 AGILITY CONTROL suspension with comfort tuning
500 Electrically folding exterior mirrors
508 Preparation for Becker® MAP PILOT
510 Audio 20 incl. CD changer
54U Roof liner fabric brown
551 Anti-theft warning system
580 Automatic air conditioning (THERMATIC)
584 Power windows (two)
613 Headlamps for RHD vehicles
666 Prod. prot. f. freight pkging w/o tie-down hooks
690 Compact spare wheel instead of TIREFIT sealant
802 Technical modifications
817 Alarm for anti-theft warning system
873 Heated front seats
882 Interior monitoring with tow-away protection
885 Enhanced anti-theft protection
909 Generator management
916 Fuel tank 66 l
928 Emission control system with EU5 technology
932 Stowage boxes under both front seats
955 ELEGANCE
966 CoC document EU5 without Reg. Cert. Part II
989 Identification label under windshield
99N Desigation not recorded
A20 Desigation not recorded
A31 Desigation not recorded
A35 Desigation not recorded
A62 Desigation not recorded
A66 Desigation not recorded
A86 Desigation not recorded
A89 Desigation not recorded
B03 ECO start/stop function
B09 Refrigerant compressor with magnetic clutch
B12 Tyre-change tool kit
H06 Matt brown ash wood trim
J69 CHANGE BACK OF LOWERING BY 2MM AT ENGINE SUPPORT
K11 Adaptive brake light, flashing
K13 Desigation not recorded
K22 SOFTWARE CONTROL F.LOW BEAM LIGHT EX NIGHT DESIGN
M22 CAPACITY 2.2 LITRE
P47 Automatic package
P49 Mirror package
P54 Anti-Theft Protection package
R01 Summer tyres
U01 Rear belt status indicator
U18 Automatic child seat recognition
U41 Fuel/water separator and lubrication package
V50 Desigation not recorded
 
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Hi Richard

Many thanks for that info. What you have said makes perfect sense.

In fairness to the dealer, although they haven't provided an explanation, they have been keeping in touch and the part (I guess Option 518) should be in the UK in a few days time.

Hope you don't me asking, but are you able to attach a pdf of the data card for my records?

Thanks again.

Cheers, Tim
 

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Anything to do with the Japanese Tsunami perhaps? You could perhaps envisage a period where, if component supply was a problem, such an option might be automatically deducted from a car's spec till supplies were resumed? This might be done far down the manufacturing path without the dealer's knowledge.
 
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Hi Graeme

Interesting point, and not beyond the realms of possibility.

Cheers, Tim
 

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