Missing Media Interface ?

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  1. tsmith150

    tsmith150 New Member

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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?

    Cheers
     
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    npuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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    tsmith150 New Member

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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.
     
  4. richard

    richard Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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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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    tsmith150 New Member

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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
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    2U1 Desigation not recorded
    30P Stowage Space package
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    345 Windscreen wiper with rain sensor
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    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)
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    666 Prod. prot. f. freight pkging w/o tie-down hooks
    690 Compact spare wheel instead of TIREFIT sealant
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    817 Alarm for anti-theft warning system
    873 Heated front seats
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    885 Enhanced anti-theft protection
    909 Generator management
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    928 Emission control system with EU5 technology
    932 Stowage boxes under both front seats
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    966 CoC document EU5 without Reg. Cert. Part II
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    A31 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
     
  8. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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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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