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Old 04-19-2009, 03:12 PM
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I really hope this wasnt posted before, but I played around with the eng mode, and unlocked a compass(which is amazing) Unfortunately the compass isn't on the main map screen, but this forum has been very helpful to me, and its time i repay my debt. so here is what it looks like:
Please note the compass moves as you drive
To enable the compass. go to 7-7-10 in eng mode
These last two pictures are of a side view camera option. Can someone please research this option and figure out what it does?
Also please let me know what you think!






* Please use cation when using either of these two options. I do not take any responsibility for what may happen. Attempt at your own risk.
****** After enabling the OFF ROAD FUNC... YOU MUST REBOOT YOUR NAV BY RESTARTING THE CAR!
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:21 PM
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my guess is that Merc uses the same nav software for all their models including the S class. so that side view camera is probably something that is/will be found on the S class like the bmw system.

ad that compass is cool...lol
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:32 PM
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side-view camera? This is new to me?

BTW, to enable this mode, do you press any of the keys simultaneously or just all serially?
Also does Comand allow you to exit the Eng Mode by turning it off, and then back on, or is there another way to exit that mode?

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Old 04-19-2009, 03:45 PM
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7-7-10 was "Off-road function" for me
i enabled it and nothing

What version of Command do you have?
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****** After enabling the OFF ROAD FUNC... YOU MUST REBOOT YOUR NAV BY RESTARTING THE CAR!
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****** After enabling the OFF ROAD FUNC... YOU MUST REBOOT YOUR NAV BY RESTARTING THE CAR!
thank! i was wondering why it wasnt working. i thought maybe he had a different software version. now i gotta go back downstairs and try again.
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Originally Posted by Savage c-300 View Post
thank! i was wondering why it wasnt working. i thought maybe he had a different software version. now i gotta go back downstairs and try again.
I restarted everything, even went for a drive, still nothing

Im familiar with the ENG menu, as I have a backup cam installed and working just fine and had to "restart" like you said but to no avail, no compass
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i had to wait about 5 mins before the compass appeared on my comand. Thanks theraj2 for this great find!

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How come I don't see this "Off-Road Function" in my car? It shows 7.7.10 as something else that's NOT clickable.
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i had to wait about 5 mins before the compass appeared on my comand.


YES YES YES! it's there
I drove around longer, lol and it showed up!
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There is a side view NOSE camera in R&D in europe. Lets one see around the end of an alley, or hedge. Pretty nice, I hope it makes it to production
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I was checking the new BMW 7 series at my dealer (Herb Chambers own both Mercedes and BMW dealers, among many otheres) and it has this feature of the side cameras. The cameras are located on the fron fenders in front of the wheels. The screen is split vertically and each side shows that camera. I guess this is only usefull when going out of tight spaces to make sure no pedestrian or car is comming. I would say this is more a show-off feature than it is practical. I wonder why that option is even there on our COMAND. As someone said, maybe it is the same software they use in other higher end models.
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nice find.....I have the compas readout in the rear view mirror, but this is cool....

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7.7.10 i cant click on that option ?
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Originally Posted by 01S408C300 View Post
7.7.10 i cant click on that option ?
Could be your version of command. have you had any updates since you picked up the car? I haven't checked mine yet but I doubt it will work as my command needs updateing. Will ask again at my 15,000 mile service next week.
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Nice, can't wait for lunch to test this out!

Good find!
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I have a 09 C300 2.2 09 build and it works on mine. I have the updated software as I know that I cannot change RIP to COPY to my hard drive option. The old version allowed you to do that.
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Originally Posted by 01S408C300 View Post
7.7.10 i cant click on that option ?
Thats what I said earlier.
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^ maybe your comand firmware is old.
do you have audio fade out option on you comand?
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My navigation on the bottom left already has a tiny compass?
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^ maybe your comand firmware is old.
do you have audio fade out option on you comand?
Actually I don't think I have that option. Is that an update from the dealership or is it an update that I need to buy the Navi-DVD? Last time I took my car to get serviced (2 months ago) they said there were no new updates
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I used theraj2 instructions and was was able to enable the "compass" option.

about the COMAND software I have. Its the latest one with audio fade out option
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Originally Posted by lx Raven xl View Post
I used theraj2 instructions and was was able to enable the "compass" option.

about the COMAND software I have. Its the latest one with audio fade out option
Same here Raven, I think it must be US/North America specific. My options ended at 7-7-9 in Eng. mode

I also have the updated software with fade out
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stupid Q : but how do you ( or better said ) where d oyou enter option 7.7.10 ?
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