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Audio Fadeout in Navigation - What is it?

I've updated my navigation system's map, and have noticed a new menu item, called Audio Fadeout. Does anyone know what this is?
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:27 PM
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Try it and tell us. You have it. Bet it'll be faster than waiting on a response to your post.
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I've tried it...

... and saw no difference. I'll do further testing...

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Try it and tell us. You have it. Bet it'll be faster than waiting on a response to your post.
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how do you update your navigation map?
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Dealer sells Navigation Update DVD, or you can get it - cheaper - from www.navteq.com

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how do you update your navigation map?
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above link doesn't have navi map update for w204.
they supply dvd based navigation maps.
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Originally Posted by Bellavance View Post
I've updated my navigation system's map, and have noticed a new menu item, called Audio Fadeout. Does anyone know what this is?
I updated my navigation data, but haven't seen this new menu item. Can you tell me where you found it? Lack of an audio fadeout for the radio when the nav voice makes announcements has driven me nuts over the past year. I'm sure that's what "audio fadeout" means.
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what version of nav did you move to
3.0? like it states on navteq.com? (march 2008)

My car was built in april 2008, I wonder if i have the same version.
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Originally Posted by angeloxnet View Post
what version of nav did you move to
3.0? like it states on navteq.com? (march 2008)

My car was built in april 2008, I wonder if i have the same version.
Mine was built in October 2007. I just purchased the latest update from MBUSA, which was a couple of months ago. The disc says:

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MY08-MY09 C Class, Version 2008
Copyright 2008 Navteq

The part #s are: BQ 6 46 0238 and A204 827 37 59.

If they just came out with a newer version that has the audio fadeout, I'm going to be ticked. There is nothing on the disc indicating version 3.0 or anything similar.
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I just looked at the Navteq.com site. It says that its version was released in March 2008. I purchased mine just a few months ago and it looks nothing like what they have pictured. Mine seems very C-Class specific.

Here's the navteq site for this specific update if anyone's interested: http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/INT...llProducts=YES
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Originally Posted by Bellavance View Post
I've updated my navigation system's map, and have noticed a new menu item, called Audio Fadeout. Does anyone know what this is?
Did you update from Eng menu? Is the DVD one time use with the key or just a normal update DVD, looks like it update the main software also to show additional menu item.
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Hey guys, I just bought an 09 a few days ago, and when the nav gives instructions, the audio fades out for a second then comes back on. When I test drove an 08, I don't remember it doing this. Hope that helps!
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My update was the full update that updates all the COMAND software as well as the navigation maps. I'll look through some of the other menus and see if I find this - this has been my only real irritation with this car, as I use the navigation all the time. Our ML nicely fades the music in and out - the way it should be, rather than having both sources talk over each other.

If Bellavance or anyone else can tell me where that "Audio Fadeout" menu option is located, I'd really appreciate it. I suspect that I just don't have it or I would've likely found it by now. I do have to admit that I haven't done much searching for new options since my COMAND was updated.
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its interesting how you guys like the fadeout. on my lexus RX, the audio speaker in the drivers side fades out so it doesnt interupt the other passengers
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How do you check to see what version you currently have?

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Just got back from my tire rotation... the dealer stated there was no newer version for the COMAND, etc at this time... perhaps by the time I'm ready for my Service A, something will be out for us 2008 W204 owners to give us this new (much wanted btw) feature that the '09s seem to be coming with...

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Originally Posted by DAnton1316 View Post
How do you check to see what version you currently have?

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press and hold " hang up, 1 and #" 3 keys in center command, you will see eng menu in LCD. You can check SW version for system, nav, audio.. etc.
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Originally Posted by theinmoe View Post
press and hold " hang up, 1 and #" 3 keys in center command, you will see eng menu in LCD. You can check SW version for system, nav, audio.. etc.
Great tip -- thanks. My car was built in May 2008 and the navigation maps are listed as 2nd quarter of 2007 (yay)... Mercedes strikes again ;-). Its my w203 all over again where I got a 2006 MY car with a 2004 map :P...

I'll say at least this map has my house on it!

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Originally Posted by theinmoe View Post
press and hold " hang up, 1 and #" 3 keys in center command, you will see eng menu in LCD. You can check SW version for system, nav, audio.. etc.
Awesome! Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Kieffer View Post
Mine was built in October 2007. I just purchased the latest update from MBUSA, which was a couple of months ago. The disc says:

COMAND
North America
MY08-MY09 C Class, Version 2008
Copyright 2008 Navteq

The part #s are: BQ 6 46 0238 and A204 827 37 59.

If they just came out with a newer version that has the audio fadeout, I'm going to be ticked. There is nothing on the disc indicating version 3.0 or anything similar.
Can you please check the DVD in computer to see if there any of the following file exist.
LOADING.KWI and ALLDATA.KWI
VIM firmware hack is using these files and modify to work.

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Originally Posted by DAnton1316 View Post
Awesome! Thank you.

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Becareful using this, you can stuck at SW update menu, system will hang looking for update CD.
You can turn on buck up camera option from this menu, there is a thread in this forum about this option.
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Originally Posted by theinmoe View Post
Becareful using this, you can stuck at SW update menu, system will hang looking for update CD.
You can turn on buck up camera option from this menu, there is a thread in this forum about this option.
DO you have a link to this thread?

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Nevermind... Think I found it... https://mbworld.org/forums/showthrea...nu+navi&page=6

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Originally Posted by DAnton1316 View Post
DO you have a link to this thread?

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https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/263865-back-up-camera.html
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ahh finally! i love the new "audio fadeout"
I did service A today and got a Command Update with new Symbols loaded like the highway icon's we have here in canada.

Also when the nav is running and is giving a route direction it lowers the music slightly so u can hear it! awesome!
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MB Service did a complete download to my Multi Media system to fix an echoing problem that I had with my phone and the shop foreman told me the download updated the Nav too. So far I noticed some minor differences with icons and the new feature called "Audio Fadeout" is there. Works great momentarily lowers the radio while giving Nav directions and I got the Nav upgrade for free.
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