How to Remove Radio / Navigation / CD Player from Mercedes E320 E350 for Repair
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2005 Mercedes Comand system and Harmon/Kardon LOGIC 7 sound system Review and Full in Depth Tour
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Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
Cockpit Management and Data system - COMAND for short - acts as a "command
center" for all audio, telematics and telecommunications functions on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Depending on vehicle specification, functions like
the radio, CD player, DVD player, navigation system with dynamic routing,
and amplifiers are all integrated in the COMAND system.
A high-performance processor controls the system and manages the various
programs. If requested by the driver, the CD changer, sound system, TV
receiver, telephone and Linguatronic voice control system can also be
linked up to COMAND via an optical fibre ring bus named D2B or MOST.
The latest generation of the COMAND system used in the Mercedes-Benz
S-Class boasts a large color TFT screen in 16:9 (wide-screen) format, and
uses a multi-directional wheel - located in the center console - to
navigate and use the numerous menus and functions. The system allows the
control of a huge number of features, from seat bolster inflation to the
With the Mercedes-Benz COMAND APS system, for instance, the car radio can
act in concert with the telephone to establish contact with a service
provider that will transmit digital traffic-jam warnings to the navigation
system via SMS and recommend a detour if necessary.
The COMAND APS system includes a navigation computer with a second DVD
player in the boot. The speech technology engine, used in the application
is provided by Nuance CommunicationsI recently purchase a 2009 Mercedes
CLK350 with Comand Navigation System. I've had a BMW Z4 factory Nav system
and a Megellan portable system, so I have a number of years experience
using Nav systems. I have read, re read, and re read again the Operator
Manual and I have still not been able to understand how to 'effectively"
use the Mercedes Nav system to direct me to a location using a reasonable
In my experience, if you are clueless on how to get somewhere, a Nav system
will get you there, but not always using the most logical or quickest
route. My experience so far tell me the my new Mercedes Nav system is the
most ill-logical, worthless, piece of crap, Nav system I've ever owned.
I'd rather not have to rely on my 3 yr old portable Megellan Nav system,
sticking to the windsheld of my $60k new Mercedes, with it's
state-of-the-art Comand Nav System, but I guess if I have to rely on a Nav
system getting me somewhere, I can't trust the Mercedes.
Fitted as standard, the latest COMAND multimedia system enables convenient,
intuitive operation of a range of vehicle functions. The enhanced system
includes an ECO function that plots the most fuel-efficient route, up to 40
GB HDD storage for the navigation system, 3D map display, and PIN-protected
navigation update. It also comes with TMC (Traffic Message Channel) to help
you stay one step ahead of road congestion.
Entertainment highlights include a 7.2 GB Music Register for storing audio
files and a new music search function. This enables you to search by
categories such as album or genre on the hard disk, SD-Card, USB device and
CD/DVD player. You'll also appreciate Bluetooth® connectivity for
hands-free phone calls, the latest Linguatronic voice-control system and a
handy USB port in the glove compartment.
2005 Mercedes E270 CDI Avantgarde Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
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Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
In July 2002, having waited six months for the new Mercedes- Benz E-class
to hit the showrooms, I borrowed one. After driving several hundred miles I
was left with one overwhelming emotion: disappointment.
I loved the sleek lines and the clever technology; the huge boot swallowed
the largest load. But none of this could hide the car's Achilles heel: its
engine. The 177bhp V6 petrol engine fitted to the E240 sounded harsh when
pushed, performance felt moderate and after 800 miles it had averaged only
But my reaction was out of step; almost universally the car was heaped with
praise. And it was 18 months before my opinion was to change.
This time I drove an E270 diesel. It was blessed with virtually identical
power to the petrol car on paper but in reality the leap in torque produced
a smooth wall of power that made the car genuinely fun to drive, and it
also averaged close to 40mpg. At last I understood what everyone had been
saying: this was quite possibly the best executive car money could buy.
I also tried the more modestly priced E220 diesel with 150bhp. It still
felt good, and the 3.2 litre E320 diesel with 204bhp was a real hoot. With
these cars Mercedes proved that not only had diesel engine technology
caught up with the petrol equivalents but actually eclipsed them.
In fact only one petrol version is comparable with the diesel. The E500
boasts a 5 litre V8 that kicks out 306bhp and while economy is not its
forte you get huge performance — 0-62mph in 5.8sec and a top speed
limited at 155mph. A used example will cost about £25,000 and makes an
excellent buy. Both the E200 and E320 petrol engines, boasting 163bhp and
224bhp respectively and introduced in 2003, are best avoided.
Once you've chosen your engine you have to decide on the trim level. The
entry-level Classic is far from basic with climate control, alloys, leather
steering wheel, electric windows and auto dimming rear mirror as standard.
It has front, side and head airbags, antilock brakes and traction control.
The car scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests.
Commanding a premium of about £1,500 on a used example is the Elegance
model which adds walnut wood veneer, automatic rain-sensing wipers, power
headlamp washers and electrically folding door mirrors. For about £750
more the used Avantgarde adds flashier alloy wheels, sports suspension,
bi-xenon lights, blue tinted glass and a dark wood interior.
Whichever you plump for it's best to choose an automatic box. They fetch a
premium of about £1,250 over the six-speed manuals but you'll enjoy
near-identical performance, equivalent economy and easier resale.
On the move the car feels smooth, quiet and well planted on the road, the
clever electronics intervening when the car reaches its limit. Leather
upholstery and sat nav are desirable options and add about £500 apiece to
used values, but multicontour seats that massage your back and Airmatic
suspension do little to enhance value.
Whichever E-class you choose it's a pretty safe bet that you will be buying
a great car. Just make sure it's diesel.
Satellite navigation A desirable option that adds around £500 to the value
of a used car
Front arm rest Air-conditioned to keep your drinks chilled
Transmission Six-speed manual best avoided as auto suits the car best. You
will find a range of five, six and seven-speed derivatives across the
Climate control Standard on all models with some cars having an optional
upgrade for separate climate control to the rear
Insurance Relatively modest group 13 insurance on the E270 diesel
Service history Avoid incomplete history on a car that is going to set you
back £20,000 plus
Sunroof Optional panoramic glass sunroof fitted with solar panel that
powers a fan to circulate air and keep the car cool when stationary. At
£1,250 it is a rare option and adds little to used values
Upholstery Cloth is standard with Avantgarde models having a cloth/leather
combination. But cars with leather are common and fetch about £500 more
Bodywork Aluminium used extensively in construction of bonnet, front wings,
rear parcel shelf and boot lid, which reduces the car's weight
Alloys Standard on all models. Avantgarde gets the chunky five-hole design
Tyres Check the inside edge for uneven wear on the front wheels
Model Mercedes-Benz E270 CDI saloon
Engine 2685cc 5-cylinder 20V DOHC
Transmission Five-speed automatic gearbox
Fuel 39.2 mpg (combined)
Acceleration 0-62: 9sec
Top speed 138mph
Xtrons TD712G - Fitting into Mercedes CLK - My Xtrons Hell...
Its absolute rubbish. 45w per channel? Its less than half that, at best.
The onboard GPS device constantly needs resetting.
You just cant jump in your car, pop in a postcode (TomTom only has 4 digit
postcodes, so wont get you anywhere useful unless you pop in the full
street name etc). This unit will sit and wait and reset and wait and
poweroff and reset... Then your driving along and bam! Satnav kicks in when
it feels like it. I have driven over 80miles before it decided to find a
Its been fun to use for a few days, but its going to be r-i-p-p-e-d out of
my car this weekend and replaced with an Alpine unit.
Then, I am gonna stick a screwdriver through its screen and send it back.
There is no issue with TomTom itself, the software has been great, but the
onboard GPS device keeps spazzing out every 5mins.
This unit is just like all the other cheap double din rubbish on the
market, but with much better advertising.
I really desperately wanted an Xtrons after seeing the videos on youtube
etc but mine is flawed. I havent heard such a quiet HiFi since I drove a
Daewoo Lanos years ago. The Xtrons cant even give a good signal to my
AMP/SUB so no sub woofers... Even changing the cables didnt make any
My Xtrons gets HOT. I mean, really hot. The back of the screen isnt warm to
the touch its baking hot! Eject a disk or SD card and you'll think "this is
way too hot, how does this unit not destroy everything that goes into it".
Radio signal is awful. The screen has a mind of its own, press a Photo icon
and the screen starts to open, then you have to go into Settings to close
Driving on a slightly rough road sends the Xtrons Super Anti-Shock into a
spin and the disk loads and reloads. I am driving a Mercedes, my cars
smooth as slik, one little jolt and my Xtrons keels over.
Disappointed with this unit big time.
Its cheap built, noisy mechanisms inside, quiet audio, invisible buttons on
the screen that do weird things, GPS device reset all day long, it runs
super hot, the screen colours can vary during DVD playback, GPS reception
is poor, the touch screen moves around inside the front facia, Xtrons
themselves dont care -
Wheres my warranty? Best I could get out of some bloke at Xtrons was "so
Their site says "We will replace any faulty items should there be one
within 7 days from purchase". So, not a 12 month warranty then... Explains
why the chap from Xtrons was so rude to me on the phone.
Please dont waste you money on these Chinese head units, I saw older
versions and some 2009 Chinese Double Din head units in peoples cars and
assured myself Xtrons would be the best of the bunch. Its not, its exactly
the same junk.
I am sure some of you will love the fact they are cheap and offer so many
features. Thing is, if the main features of these units dont work well,
whats the point in them? The TomTom software and iGo8 and Route66 both
suffer from the onboard GPS devices constant resetting.
I am not going to fork out a grand on a head unit from a branded
manufacturer either. Better I just stick with a 'Real TomTom' and leave the
car's HiFI to play music.
Plus touch screen HiFis take your eye off the road. I am a driver, I want
booming audio and the ability to change tracks without touching a screen to
bring up a menu, then looking for a tiny marker button to swap tracks.
Which is right above the on screen eject button, bad ergonomic design guys
Seems all these units are made by one manufacturer, then rebranded, they
build an entire series per production run and made minor changes to the
facia and TV or GPS cards. So, if mines faulty, then yours is bound to have
some issues too. Glad I am not alone...
Alpine... Save me from this Xtrons Hell !
mercedes w203 2005 comand unlock (GREECE)
This is the way you can unlock the comand aps of w203 2005 model.
With this way you can enter to the engineering mode.
You press : SERV then SYSTEM then LANG then immediately PHONE
And you ve done you are inside engineering mode.
After that i don t Know what you can do but many times i tried to find the
Dr.Dist. menu with no luck.
If someone with w203 did manage to do it would appreciate to help me.....
2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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