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Old 05-05-2009, 05:40 PM
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I have the Nav/Audio system with the folding screen, and my "engineering menu" looks completely different. It seems to only offer viewing of settings, software versions, etc, but no option to make any changes.

Also, although the header of the screen says page 1/2, there doesn't seem to be any way to get to page 2. And there is no Return button - the only way I could figure out how to get back to standard mode is to shut off the system and then turn it on again.
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I have the Nav/Audio system with the folding screen, and my "engineering menu" looks completely different. It seems to only offer viewing of settings, software versions, etc, but no option to make any changes.

Also, although the header of the screen says page 1/2, there doesn't seem to be any way to get to page 2. And there is no Return button - the only way I could figure out how to get back to standard mode is to shut off the system and then turn it on again.
you have to push the controller towards the back seats to get to page two.

to exit the menu, click down to page 2 and exit is the last option.

when you first enter, select an option by clicking down, and then selecting sub-menus within. to get back to the root menu, click back, and to exit, go to page two of the root menu and select the last option.

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I have the MM package in my car....

I could not f ind the option to increase my volume.....

Does anybody know where it is????????
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Originally Posted by flagman View Post
I have the Nav/Audio system with the folding screen, and my "engineering menu" looks completely different. It seems to only offer viewing of settings, software versions, etc, but no option to make any changes.

Also, although the header of the screen says page 1/2, there doesn't seem to be any way to get to page 2. And there is no Return button - the only way I could figure out how to get back to standard mode is to shut off the system and then turn it on again.
Actually almost every option that is not grayed out can be altered, when you click on them with the console switch they will show you the options - notice on this page in pic, the selections that are no lighted cannot be accessed witout SCN coding with StarDiagrnosis and being online with MBZ, the other 5 lighted options can be selected and altered. - do not mess with Update unless you have the DVDs to perform that update.
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Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by TanMan350 View Post
I have the MM package in my car....

I could not f ind the option to increase my volume.....

Does anybody know where it is????????
i couldnt figure it out either...was under hw or sw, but you couldnt alter the settings...
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Originally Posted by WWMIndy View Post
i couldnt figure it out either...was under hw or sw, but you couldnt alter the settings...
same here. Could not find it in COMAND system how to increase the MAX volume.
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Originally Posted by lx Raven xl View Post
same here. Could not find it in COMAND system how to increase the MAX volume.
Maybe it is already at Max Volume?
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Yeah there is no option that I could find for the MM package Engineering Mode.
It shows:

Engineering Mode (1/2)
1, Display
2. HU Diag
3. HU Info
4. Most Info
5. History Info
6. SW Setting
7. HW Setting
Engineering Mode (2/2)
8. Update
9. System Reset
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one thing to be nice to change is the radio station display, the 1980's slide dial look is stupid
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one thing to be nice to change is the radio station display, the 1980's slide dial look is stupid
1980's no way, that is a 1920's or 1930's slide dial look.

http://www.oldradioparts.com/pg20.htm

So what's wrong with that?
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its too bad such a nice car and that display.
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IMO, the W204 COMAND is soo dated - who in the world uses pcmcia slots? no rds traffic in the US? no hd radio? To add insult to injury, the overall GUI looks lame.
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Originally Posted by woedee View Post
IMO, the W204 COMAND is soo dated - who in the world uses pcmcia slots? no rds traffic in the US? no hd radio? To add insult to injury, the overall GUI looks lame.

PCMCIA slots are great, lets you use any kind of memory card you want, what do you think it should be instead??

TMC works everywhere except US

HD radio isnt used in the rest of the world

Whats wrong with the GUI, is it lame just because its simple and easy to use?
Preffer this over any crappy Lexus or BMW.s I-Drive (what a joke )
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red hang up, #, and 1 all at the same time
Thanks for the tip everyone.

Just tried it and it works. I always found that the preset max volume was low. I was not able to find any setting to increase the AUX volume though.

Besides the volume adjustment I couldnt find any other useful things in this, did I miss anything? light was already at its highest setting. BT seems to be all accesable from the normal system access.

Any more secrets?
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Originally Posted by mirzar1 View Post
Yeah there is no option that I could find for the MM package Engineering Mode.
It shows:

Engineering Mode (1/2)

10 Press Tour
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I have been thinking about trying to get MBZ to give me the Tour DVD. Think they might do it?
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Originally Posted by vic viper View Post
PCMCIA slots are great, lets you use any kind of memory card you want, what do you think it should be instead??

TMC works everywhere except US

HD radio isnt used in the rest of the world

Whats wrong with the GUI, is it lame just because its simple and easy to use?
Preffer this over any crappy Lexus or BMW.s I-Drive (what a joke )
TMC doesn't work in Australia. Correct me if i am wrong.
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TMC doesn't work in Australia. Correct me if i am wrong.
According to the latest info I was able to find from TMC Forum it should be arriving at 2007 to Australia.

The alarming issue is that they have last time updated this info at 2004.

http://www.tmcforum.com/en/about_tmc...ustralasia.htm

Probably some better source would exist today.
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Originally Posted by Diesel Benz View Post
According to the latest info I was able to find from TMC Forum it should be arriving at 2007 to Australia.

The alarming issue is that they have last time updated this info at 2004.

http://www.tmcforum.com/en/about_tmc...ustralasia.htm

Probably some better source would exist today.
http://www.sunatraffic.com.au/where.html

Currently TMC is provided by this company via FM frequence (encrypted ) is that why Comand can't receive the singal and possibly a future firmware update could fix it?
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Originally Posted by mrjsw View Post
http://www.sunatraffic.com.au/where.html

Currently TMC is provided by this company via FM frequence (encrypted ) is that why Comand can't receive the singal and possibly a future firmware update could fix it?
In this case MB would have to release a map update that would include the necessary data for your local TMC info and pay the licence. This sometimes takes a long time and nothing guarantees that MB would make the service available. In Europe they have done it for all countries that have introduced encrypted traffic info but it has often taken a couple of years.
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Originally Posted by vic viper View Post
PCMCIA slots are great, lets you use any kind of memory card you want, what do you think it should be instead??

TMC works everywhere except US

HD radio isnt used in the rest of the world

Whats wrong with the GUI, is it lame just because its simple and easy to use?
Preffer this over any crappy Lexus or BMW.s I-Drive (what a joke )
Should have been multi-card slot for media that is more common, that the consumer already likely to have, and more widely available today (mmc sd ms, etc).

Why oh why not include traffic via rds in the US? Some of the worlds most busyest highways are found here.

HD radio is a personal preference over regular radio, and to an extent, satellite (no subscription fees)

The Gui could use a facelift. Again, In My Opinion, its dated - I would prefer something similar to that found on Acura & Lexus). You are entitled to disagree.
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Originally Posted by woedee View Post
Should have been multi-card slot for media that is more common, that the consumer already likely to have, and more widely available today (mmc sd ms, etc).

Why oh why not include traffic via rds in the US? Some of the worlds most busyest highways are found here.

HD radio is a personal preference over regular radio, and to an extent, satellite (no subscription fees)

The Gui could use a facelift. Again, In My Opinion, its dated - I would prefer something similar to that found on Acura & Lexus). You are entitled to disagree.
agreed ^
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Pressed Update button by mistake.

I've pressed an update button by mistake, and was asked for a CD. I turned Comand off but had to do a few Power Ups and Downs before this screen cleared. Heve I messeed up something?

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nah. i went through that too. no problem at all.
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