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No Carplay in my 2018 C300?

 
Old 06-12-2018, 07:49 AM
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No Carplay in my 2018 C300?

Wow, so I just got a C300 2018 with AMG and premium package etc and I am shocked that this thing does not come with Carplay. Not that it's so great but in 2018 how can a car not come with carplay? Even a chevy cruze comes with it. I have googled a little and there are websites claiming you can 'unlock' or install it. I wanted to know if this is a scam or if it is not possible? I don't mind paying for it but when I bought the car I was not told that it was an option or that it would not come with it. I am in Canada and the Mercedes me app doesn't even work with the car either!

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Old 06-12-2018, 04:02 PM
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Wow, so I just got a C300 2018 with AMG and premium package etc and I am shocked that this thing does not come with Carplay. Not that it's so great but in 2018 how can a car not come with carplay? Even a chevy cruze comes with it. I have googled a little and there are websites claiming you can 'unlock' or install it. I wanted to know if this is a scam or if it is not possible? I don't mind paying for it but when I bought the car I was not told that it was an option or that it would not come with it. I am in Canada and the Mercedes me app doesn't even work with the car either!

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does your radio show the volume bar when you adjust volume?
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does your radio show the volume bar when you adjust volume?
I don't believe so... I just called my dealer and they told me there is no licensing for the C class in Canada for carplay! Ridiculous. He has a C43 and he doesn't have it either. He said there might be a fix coming, for a price of course, in the near future due to so many complaints. In the A class he said there was some replacement USB port and a software update that allowed it for $250 or something.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:54 AM
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Have you used CarPlay before? I had it in my 2017 Ford Fusion and it’s overrated in my opinion. I can go in depth as to why if you’d like but i actually prefer COMAND. I hope you get it resolved though!
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Have you used CarPlay before? I had it in my 2017 Ford Fusion and its overrated in my opinion. I can go in depth as to why if youd like but i actually prefer COMAND. I hope you get it resolved though!
Yes I have used it. I had it in my A4. It's not that great but I feel in the next year or two there will be more useful things in it. I understand with iOS 12 I would be able to use google maps finally which is exciting. It's just sort of funny that pretty much every car in the world has it now except Mercedes C class.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:18 AM
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In the current C class you can get carplay and Android Auto if you get the cheap audio system, but if you upgrade to COMMAND you lose Carplay & Android Auto. I've used both and really prefer Bluetooth, I have a Pixel and and Distronic+ and I find it easier to navigate my music over bluetooth while letting the car drive itself than going through Android Autos cumbersome interface. Mercedes new MBUX system will allow you to use Carplay and Android auto, but that won't be coming tot he C class until at least 2020 model year so just forget about it for now...
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:54 PM
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I'm also in Canada. I didn't realize the C-class doesn't come with CarPlay. That's pure BS.

I might as well go for the A4
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I'm also in Canada. I didn't realize the C-class doesn't come with CarPlay. That's pure BS.

I might as well go for the A4
Total BS brother. I had a 2017 A4 which I actually gave up for this car. It's interesting how far Mercedes is behind Audi with the C300 vers A4 when it comes to tech.
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I guess there are also other equally pissed 2018 CDN C-Class owners who found out they don't get Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. I'm an Android user and was hoping the info on the Google Android Auto site was right...but turns out, I was wrong. Ugh... I feel I should get some money back for false advertising.

FYI: https://www.android.com/intl/en_ca/auto/mercedes-benz/
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A forum member Vladimir from Belarus "might" be able to help - he also sells CarPlay OBD modules on eBay.

You will need to message him with your VIN# and tell him you're interested in CarPlay or interested in Android Auto - and he will be able to tell you if he can help.

Vladimir is spot-on righteous on telling you what he and cannot do... the Best

Do you mean Canadian Mercedes dealers told you - or told others - that the Canadian C-Class has features it doesn't have ?
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Do you mean Canadian Mercedes dealers told you - or told others - that the Canadian C-Class has features it doesn't have ?
It was MB Canada on Twitter that told me 2018 CDN C-Class doesn't have Android Auto support, only 2018 USA C-Class do.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:18 AM
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Which is disappointing lol. One reason why I got an A4 instead of the C300. But may wait to see what they have to offer down the road
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