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Old 02-28-2010, 01:05 AM
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How do you check for the firmware version of COMAND aside from what the background image looks like. I've seen it before but can't remember how to do it again.
You can go into the "Engineering Mode" menu, and select software. It'll tell you what software version your COMAND is at.


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how to enter engineering mode after the update

how to enter engineering mode after the update. i cant get into it after i updated my system to change it to Euro instead of US. please help
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Engineering Mode access key sequence has been changed so people won't brick their units. What makes you think you can change a US spec. COMAND to a Euro COMAND via Engineering Menu? Just curious to read your answer.
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maybe, it's just me, but i feel like my AUX sounds better after the update. idk, but it's as if most of the static is gone
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:05 PM
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Does anyone know the new Engineering Mode access keys to enter into engineering mode?
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please sent to do this software please
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just going to update this thread, I am so happy to have mp3 now. thanks so much !
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can i get the software too?/

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Originally Posted by dis_sangsta View Post
can i get the software too?/

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I would state my location because the head unit service CDs are region dependent. You may get into trouble if you manage upload wrong SW. Why not put the info to your profile.
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How do you check for the firmware version of COMAND aside from what the background image looks like. I've seen it before but can't remember how to do it again.
Need to know as well:

My 2004 E-500 is in the shop for expensive strut replacement @ the local MB dealer.
The service advisor agreed to do a complimentary update on the COMAND system at no charge. (Told him I got the latest NAVI CD in the trunk, just need the COMAND update)

Today he called and said they tried to update the system, but it would not take any update as everything was current.
Maybe it is, maybe not, I checked last year and found it to be old if memory serves right.

How do I check the date and version as I pick up the car, and show it to the S.A., in case it is old stuff..?
(If it is indeed up to snuff, so much the better.)
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Not the COMAND has to be updated but the drive in the trunk.
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Extracted info from this board:

1) COMAND update w211589142200 performed by inserting the service DVD into head unit single disc player.

2) Navigation Service Update DVD. Part number w211 589 15 22 00

IS the above Nav Service update the same as the NAVI street update, or different...?

Now I am really confused here guys and it hurts.

Are we talking about a TOTAL of 3 possible software updates, COMAND, Nav Service and NAVI street/road data-base...OR just 2 TOTAL..:
COMAND and NAVI..?

Got the COMAND Operators Manual next to me, but it has to be read like a bible to find what I need, if ever.

In the Index, under U (Looking for Update) it only says:

1) Universal Time Coordinated
2) Unlock Code (Has to do with telephone)
3) UTC

S for Software:

Nothing....
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:37 PM
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No, we're talking about one single CD

The Navigation Drive update CD. It's the special tools CD with parts number 211 589 15 22 00. COMAND update uses a different CD and the NAVI street/road DVD is a DVD not CD.
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No, we're talking about one single CD
One single CD for all of the above...?

No Mr. Mackhack, don't think so, otherwise my system would have been up to date many moons ago...

Let's start all over again:

How many sofware updates are possible on a stone-age 2004 E-500 Wagon?

1) Navi..?
2) COMAND?
3) Navigation system software excluding NAVI data base?

The Headace is growing...Anybody with good answers, pls reply..
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:23 AM
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1 CD for COMAND update
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:37 PM
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Anyone try this update on a 07+ COMMNAD yet?
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Anyone try this update on a 07+ COMMNAD yet?
Update was released to bring MY03 thru MY06 COMAND up to MY07 – current disc 211589162200. This same disc will update MY08 & 09 to receive additional at cost SIRIUS XM channels. So to answer your question there are no updates available for MY07.
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Got my car back from the MB dealer today.

Had requested an update on the COMAND system.

They were unable.

When I picked it up and checking the COMAND version code it said:

HU:32/2003.

The current version however should be SW:22.100, 46/06

Am I missing something here, or is the MB dealer incompetent?
(Got the whole thing in writing on the invoice: Unable to update)

Thinking about complaining to MB USA.
Surely somebody higher up should know which DVD to insert and would be able to call the dealer and guide them through the procedure?
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Am I missing something here, or is the MB dealer incompetent?
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Originally Posted by konigstiger View Post
Update was released to bring MY03 thru MY06 COMAND up to MY07 current disc 211589162200. This same disc will update MY08 & 09 to receive additional at cost SIRIUS XM channels. So to answer your question there are no updates available for MY07.
konigstiger ... are you saying I could use MP3's on my 2003 211 with the Small Screen?
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Originally Posted by konigstiger View Post
Update was released to bring MY03 thru MY06 COMAND up to MY07 current disc 211589162200. This same disc will update MY08 & 09 to receive additional at cost SIRIUS XM channels. So to answer your question there are no updates available for MY07.
Originally Posted by SkiMiester View Post
konigstiger ... are you saying I could use MP3's on my 2003 211 with the Small Screen?
He was talking about Comand and your "Small Screen" must be something different (you could say if it is Audio 50 or Audio 20, I'm not sure if Audio 50 actually was the only other option for US cars).
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