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Hermes Module

Old 02-02-2019, 01:20 PM
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Hermes Module

Does anybody know if Hermes module can be added as a retro-fit since the car didn't come equipped with it from the factory? I only have the Mercedes Me adapter that is sort of worthless.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:32 PM
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I have no clue, but would doubt it would be worth the cost. I suppose anything can be done if one has enough money.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:41 AM
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I was not happy when I picked up my 2018 to find out I have no traffic in my car because of this snafu (and my dealer did not even mention that deficiency or that I should wait for the 2019 to get this feature).

For what its worth, I had a Mercedes technician in my car to look at another matter, and I asked him about the Hermes module. He said that Mercedes was working out a deal with the wireless carriers in Canada (that they were fighting to get the contract with Mercedes (uh huh)), and now that it is worked out, they will have Hermes modules available for the 2018 and earlier cars. He said all the wiring is already there and that all that is required is to plug in the module. The wires are located under the passenger seat. Didn't believe him then, and still don't, but I thought I would pass that along.

I also asked him about the nonsensical wifi connection option for the car. I have the car connected to the wifi at my house and at work, but it does not seem to do anything. Mercedes me does not work, nor are there any updates comming through (which it does not appear there will be). The tech told me that the functions only work with the Hermes module and not wifi. That was unfortunate, because I was hoping to get remote start to work over the wifi.

Funny, my first Mercedes (2009 e320) was able to connect the Comand head unit to the internet via the Bluetooth on my blackberry. I could see weather reports, do google searches, and send send address results directly to the nav all using the head unit. My 2018 e300 Comand head unit is a dumb isolated box.

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Is this the module you speak of?

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Is this the module you speak of?
Yes, but with the modesty loincloth option.
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