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Carplay retrofit.. Anybody tried this?

 
Old 09-19-2017, 03:52 PM
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Carplay retrofit.. Anybody tried this?

Just stumbled upon this link after looking for any new info on retrofitting carplay on W205. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brun...ice/1159329393

Looks a little pricey, but probably the only time I've seen a picture of carplay ACTUALLY running on a w205.
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just patiently waiting for mercedes to offer the genuine update for all w205.
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There are retrofit options available with aftermarket which will be a fraction of the cost of what Mercedes will charge IF they EVER offer it.

There is a wireless version of the CarPlay AND (wired) Android Auto version available now. I tried it and it works well! No need to plug in your lightning cable anymore. There's an ebay auction here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303121978375 , however you can message the seller directly for a discounted price (no ebay fees): [email protected]. Include you VIN number for exact pricing. Price is ~$500-$600, depending on your Screen option

SardinCar has a newer cabled version (also CarPlay and Android Auto) available which works 10x better than the old version too. A friend has that in his C-Class and that also works great! It's a bit cheaper than the wireless version ~$425. You can message a US reseller for that version at [email protected]
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There are retrofit options available with aftermarket which will be a fraction of the cost of what Mercedes will charge IF they EVER offer it.

There is a wireless version of the CarPlay AND (wired) Android Auto version available now. I tried it and it works well! No need to plug in your lightning cable anymore. There's an ebay auction here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303121978375 , however you can message the seller directly for a discounted price (no ebay fees): [email protected]. Include you VIN number for exact pricing. Price is ~$500-$600, depending on your Screen option

SardinCar has a newer cabled version (also CarPlay and Android Auto) available which works 10x better than the old version too. A friend has that in his C-Class and that also works great! It's a bit cheaper than the wireless version ~$425. You can message a US reseller for that version at [email protected]
With either option you mentioned does any allow you to simultaneously use the CarPlay feature while listening local radio stations and the oem mic? Most Iíve seen only allows one audio source at a time because it uses a USB aux audio input.
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Order the wireless from China thru Aliexpress - make sure you email vendor your VIN# before purchase so they send you correct unit..
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Ok.... So I've been wanting to add Carplay to my C300. I've googled and looked at a number of articles about it and I'm still not totally clear. My car is Nav ready, but did not have the smartphone Integration package. I sent by the dealer and Picked up the kit I'd seen mentioned in my searches part # A2468203800. I get home and get ready to put it in, and notice this doesn't have the SD card nor does it look the right size. It is a bit smaller. So, I mainly would like to use the steering wheel controls for Siri. Making calls is a real pain if you are trying to stay hands free. I'm not opposed to an aftermarket option. I don't care about stock navi as I'd rather use googlemaps or Waze. I'm going to take that smartphone integration package back tomorrow. Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by Ed Steele View Post
Ok.... So I've been wanting to add Carplay to my C300. I've googled and looked at a number of articles about it and I'm still not totally clear. My car is Nav ready, but did not have the smartphone Integration package. I sent by the dealer and Picked up the kit I'd seen mentioned in my searches part # A2468203800. I get home and get ready to put it in, and notice this doesn't have the SD card nor does it look the right size. It is a bit smaller. So, I mainly would like to use the steering wheel controls for Siri. Making calls is a real pain if you are trying to stay hands free. I'm not opposed to an aftermarket option. I don't care about stock navi as I'd rather use googlemaps or Waze. I'm going to take that smartphone integration package back tomorrow. Any ideas?
A long push on the steering wheel button gives you the ability to make hands free calls on stock C300s. Just say, call Joe Blow
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A long push on the steering wheel button gives you the ability to make hands free calls on stock C300s. Just say, call Joe Blow
Unfortunately, I don't have a map chip in the SD slot so it tells me the steering wheel button is unavailable.
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i can do oem carplay which will activate from button. its not cheap but works flawless. can only do upgrade on audio 20 smaller screen units.

i also offer aftermarket similar to ones listed above but the best quality. wirelss carplay or wired android auto. 499 shipped. pm if interested, i can help and only do this for forum members as mercedes should have done this for us a while ago.
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why is it so expensive and why is it so difficult to do when you have the COMAND system?
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Originally Posted by spyder2005 View Post
There are retrofit options available with aftermarket which will be a fraction of the cost of what Mercedes will charge IF they EVER offer it.

There is a wireless version of the CarPlay AND (wired) Android Auto version available now. I tried it and it works well! No need to plug in your lightning cable anymore. There's an ebay auction here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303121978375 , however you can message the seller directly for a discounted price (no ebay fees): [email protected]. Include you VIN number for exact pricing. Price is ~$500-$600, depending on your Screen option

SardinCar has a newer cabled version (also CarPlay and Android Auto) available which works 10x better than the old version too. A friend has that in his C-Class and that also works great! It's a bit cheaper than the wireless version ~$425. You can message a US reseller for that version at [email protected]
i thinking of getting the SardinCar version for my 2016 C450.
can someone confirm 360 degree camera still works? 360 camera is really important to me. i use it daily to park my car inside the garage without hitting the wall.
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i thinking of getting the SardinCar version for my 2016 C450...
I think the SardinCar unit is wired only. You can get wireless CarPlay smartboxes now. I've had the Joyeauto wireless unit for about a month now. It's been fantastic. Backup cam works as it did before.

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why is it so expensive and why is it so difficult to do when you have the COMAND system?
Getting CarPlay in your car retrofitted is cheap compared to buying a brand new car with OEM CarPlay...
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