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Old 02-25-2010, 10:03 PM
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COMAND HEAD UNIT software update to enable MP3

Mercedes COMAND HEAD UNIT Service CD W211 589 14 22 00

This is for 2003-2006 models with command unit.might also work for 2007-2009 yr model

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Use this CD to update the COMAND Head Unit to software version 46/06.

Unzip the archive and burn all of the files onto a regular CD-R disc, making sure that your software finalizes the disk when it's done. I use NERO, and on NERO it is listed under the "burn" tab on the verification screen just before the CD starts burning.

Once you have the CD, power up your COMAND unit, briefly hold down 1,3,8 at the same time, and the service screen should come up asking you to insert the CD. Insert the CD and the update will begin automatically. VERY IMPORTANT....DO NOT CHANGE SETTINGS OR TURN IGNITION ON OR OFF DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS.

Once the CD is done updating, it will eject the CD and the COMAND unit will restart itself. That's all there is to it.

My unit is a 2005 version, and I cannot attest to weather this will work in other versions, but I have read that it will work on all COMAND units.

If you do not have the Nav module, then this should still update your audio SW... but only if you have the COMAND Head Unit (the one with the large screen). If you have the smaller unit, I think it's called the Audio 50 (but don't quote me on that), then I don't think this will work for you.

Also, this IS NOT a map disc. This is simply the SW update for the COMAND system itself. This update will add a few features with the Navigation module (i.e., adds the ability to display ETA at the bottom of NAV screen) if you have it installed, but it also updates other audio items as well, like the ability to play MP3 discs.

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I was able to update my Headunit using the link provided. Great, thanks for sharing.
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works on 2004 aswell

guys i just did it on a 2004 e320 and it worked like a charm. plays MP3..Awsome.
update takes about 10 minutes. leave your car ignation on when performing the update. also when burning the files, burn it as a data cd and finalize the cd after burn. also burn it as "Disc at once" and name the disc as mercedes.
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where do i download this from? and how can i check what software i have now, bc i have mp3 indash and in the cd changer. but i dont have eta in nav. is there anyother diffrences?
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It appears the links were removed, probably due to forum rules violation.

The easiest way to see if you have the current version of the software is to press the SERV button and see if you see two car images in the background. If there is only an E-Class on the left, you have the older version. If there is an E-Class on the left and a CLS-Class on the right, you have the newer version.
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sweet gonna try it out now
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I have the update cd as well if someone...
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hi

so you have 46/06 right? means mp3's but no more changing US/EURO coding. Is that correct?

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burned to CD-R. Took a few minutes for comand to install. Reset and works. Now shows E and CLS in service section. Will try MP3 CDs and see what happens.

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so you have 46/06 right? means mp3's but no more changing US/EURO coding. Is that correct?

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I don't know what you mean by that. I have a Euro COMAND in and have the Euro Update CD.

Additional info: My COMAND does not just play mp3 CDs or DVDs but also Dual Layer DVDs with a capacity of 9 gb. So I never had this mp3 problem.
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Originally Posted by Mackhack View Post
I don't know what you mean by that. I have a Euro COMAND in and have the Euro Update CD.

Additional info: My COMAND does not just play mp3 CDs or DVDs but also Dual Layer DVDs with a capacity of 9 gb. So I never had this mp3 problem.
oh ok,

can you email me that update in zipped file?

what I was thinking is that some updates allows you to change between US and EURO specifications, you know, VIDEO instead of SAT, but if you have Euro Comand then you dont need that option.

Still can you send it, please?

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thank so much
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That is some 30 mb large. No way to email it. PM me and I let you know...
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That is some 30 mb large. No way to email it. PM me and I let you know...
PM sent, thanks
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Can you take a pic of your COMAND and post what it looks like?

Did you lose the 211ECE option?
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I'm wondering that too. Post the picture as PB said, please.
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I did the update. I now see the two care in the serv tab. But b4 the update I could play mp3. I don't know y others couldn't. But I still don't have eta on nav dest. It only took away the bottom bar that had longitude latitude and elevation level. Does ne one have the estimated time of arrival on there command?
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And what else did this update besides mp3?
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Hm, what exactly do you see on the bottom? There is a setting in the menu where you have to enable the ETA display.

About updates. I wrote that before: We should combined go and ask to fix glitches and put more features into our COMANDs. I mean Becker and MB should know that although newer cars are out there, many still drive the older ones. And even 2006/2007+ use the same COMAND and I would assume it would make perfect sense of providing even today updates to these devices.

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I did the update. I now see the two care in the serv tab. But b4 the update I could play mp3. I don't know y others couldn't. But I still don't have eta on nav dest. It only took away the bottom bar that had longitude latitude and elevation level. Does ne one have the estimated time of arrival on there command?
You will need to go to the MAP screen and press the Display softbutton. You will then have the option to display Long/Lat or ETA or Off. It defaults to Off.

The 13/04 US version will play MP3s, but has some issues playing some bitrates. The 46/06 version does a much better job playing MP3s.
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The 13/04 US version will play MP3s, but has some issues playing some bitrates. The 46/06 version does a much better job playing MP3s.
my s/a at the dealer told me my year model (since it is 02/04 build) could play the mp3's but may have problems with it and freeze or get buggy.

i updated the software so hopefully this gets rid of that if it even had it.
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my s/a at the dealer told me my year model (since it is 02/04 build) could play the mp3's but may have problems with it and freeze or get buggy.

i updated the software so hopefully this gets rid of that if it even had it.
Yes - the hardware is virtually the same - the software that is 46/06 came out in the MY07+ vehicles. You should be able to make reliable DVD MP3 media with the 46/06 software.
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Yes - the hardware is virtually the same - the software that is 46/06 came out in the MY07+ vehicles. You should be able to make reliable DVD MP3 media with the 46/06 software.
Is this the latest for Euro COMAND?

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Yes- there is a newer one than 46/06 for US cars that was issued to add XM stations to Sirius SDARS that was released for 2008 cars.
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Hm, I would need the one for the Euro though!
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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.
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