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Old 08-30-2011, 09:32 AM
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IT is the maps! thanks
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It's on my 2011
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Does this update work for a 08 C-Class? Thanks
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At dealer now. Picked up the MIP unit to install later and they just took the car into the shop to check the software and see what updates are available. Will keep posted!
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Que walk of shame....they looked at my car and then showed me where the menu was to go and select the birds-eye view.....which i already had. Ok im an idiot

PS, on plus side, got the MIPs thing installed, and found out my map version is v5, and now need to update to v7 :P

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No worries - s**t happens. How are you liking the MIP though?
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No worries - s**t happens. How are you liking the MIP though?
Its nice, only problem is it sluggish, and the song names dont show up. Press play, or change track, takes about 5 seconds to react. And everything is listed as "bluetooth audio 1,2,3, etc" Not quite worth $300, but hey, i like it
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And will it let you stream audio right off your iPhone over Bluetooth? I ask because I know you can do the Pandora thing with the MIP, so I figure you could probably use it to stream music stored on the iPhone too.
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And will it let you stream audio right off your iPhone over Bluetooth? I ask because I know you can do the Pandora thing with the MIP, so I figure you could probably use it to stream music stored on the iPhone too.
Yes, it does music off the phone, plus pandora, those are the only 2 ive tested. It says it can also do videos off the ipod/iphone, as well as read you emails and text messages, and looks like you can dictate reply emails as well, but i have not yet tested any of those.
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Yes, it does music off the phone, plus pandora, those are the only 2 ive tested. It says it can also do videos off the ipod/iphone, as well as read you emails and text messages, and looks like you can dictate reply emails as well, but i have not yet tested any of those.
Wow, the e-mail / text message part really makes it an attractive upgrade... I need to ask myself though: is it worth ~$300, and if I want to spend that much, should I get the MIP, an OEM spoiler (painted white), or the luxury grille and hood ornament... Decisions, decisions..
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^^ the multimedia interface plus is not compatible with 2009 models (or 2008).
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Originally Posted by ucfbeta92 View Post
Wow, the e-mail / text message part really makes it an attractive upgrade... I need to ask myself though: is it worth ~$300, and if I want to spend that much, should I get the MIP, an OEM spoiler (painted white), or the luxury grille and hood ornament... Decisions, decisions..
Yea, not sure how to make it work though, i tried selecting it but it keeps saying no SMS or emails, so im wondering if it only catches 'new' (unread) ones? didnt get any while driving so havent been able to use it yet.


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^^ the multimedia interface plus is not compatible with 2009 models (or 2008).
Sadly thats true, just double checked the list on mbusa and it only lists 10-11 models on the compatibility list
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^^ the multimedia interface plus is not compatible with 2009 models (or 2008).
That's been a source of confusion for me. On the same page on MBUSA, they have two documents: one suggests that the MIP will only work with MY2010+, while another one suggests that it will work with MY2009+

This doc agrees with your statement:
http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalA...x_7_1_2011.pdf

But this one says MY2009 is eligible for the upgrade:
http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalA...AQs_v5_MIP.pdf

And both links are on the very same page, just a few lines apart...
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That's been a source of confusion for me. On the same page on MBUSA, they have two documents: one suggests that the MIP will only work with MY2010+, while another one suggests that it will work with MY2009+

This doc agrees with your statement:
http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalA...x_7_1_2011.pdf

But this one says MY2009 is eligible for the upgrade:
http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalA...AQs_v5_MIP.pdf

And both links are on the very same page, just a few lines apart...
Oh well theres the benz clarity ive come to expect after this entire experience.
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I have asked the parts department because I wanted to get the MIP. It is only compatible with 2010+ models
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So much for my hopes of A2DP / BT audio streaming..
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I got the update on my 09 350 but things haven't went well. None of the radio stations work anymore the radio says out of service for all stations and weather band as well. Took it back to dealer and they changed the entire COMMAND, once it was installed the stations would change but now there is no sound, Now I have a loaner and a wish.
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So much for my hopes of A2DP / BT audio streaming..
What part does my '10+ have the 08-09 doesnt that allows for the upgrade?

surely we can buy the new part and do a retrofit?

seems there has to be a way...

bluetooth music streaming is essesntial to me!!!!
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This was done during a service at the dealership. I'm not sure what software was used. Still no word from the dealership they were checking everything I was told there was some sort of connection issue somewhere.
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how can i find out if i have the latest version already on my 2010.
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Wow, the e-mail / text message part really makes it an attractive upgrade... I need to ask myself though: is it worth ~$300, and if I want to spend that much, should I get the MIP, an OEM spoiler (painted white), or the luxury grille and hood ornament... Decisions, decisions..
i had mine for a week and took it back to the dealer when it first came out. it was very buggy with the iPhone and it was a pain to setup. i don't know if the later firmware update made it better
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wth I didnt even know you can update your COMAND.....

should I ask my dealer if there is a COMAND upgrade for my CL too?
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Damn... I wish I saw this post earlier... wife just took her C300 for service last week... I could have had the dealer do the Command software update at that time. Our factory warranty runs out in about a week. I'm taking the car back to the dealer tomorrow and hopefully they'll get 'er done.

Then I just have to find a source of reasonably priced current maps...

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Ugh... so I get back to the dealer to get the command software updated and they tell me they won't do it unless there is an actual complaint about the current software not working properly. Besides, he says he does not see any updates in the system for my car.

My nav certainly does not look like what ucfbeta92 posted. Is it possible there is no such updated for the 2008 model year?

Should I try a different dealer?
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Ugh... so I get back to the dealer to get the command software updated and they tell me they won't do it unless there is an actual complaint about the current software not working properly. Besides, he says he does not see any updates in the system for my car.

My nav certainly does not look like what ucfbeta92 posted. Is it possible there is no such updated for the 2008 model year?

Should I try a different dealer?

Just called my dealer on this too. This would hopefully correct the horribly low volume issue I have with the factory Ipod integration. The service rep initially told me she knew nothing about it and its only updated if there is a complaint. I told her the complaint is the voulme level using AUX . She put me on hold and check with a wrench - he told her he remembers seeing this and they are going to research and call me back. They are a good dealer and I think they'll get it done for me.. Ill keep you posted
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So while driving in to work today i was fiddling around with teh system, and noticed i have the boost option available in my AUX input screen, so I do have the newest version then? Maybe the HU version is somethign else? I think i may just bring the car in and ask them to look at it and see what they say needs updating, command, maps, etc, just to get a definitive answer, while still trying to prove the update should be under the warranty.
I'm pretty sure HU version is the Head Unit version, not the SW version which I think is what you are interested in.
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