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Old 01-06-2019, 04:28 AM
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Has anyone bought the SD Nav on eBay?

I wanted to save some money on the GLC and didn't get it with navigation. Thinking I was going to just use apple play to use the maps. I saw some eBay sellers selling SD cards with the MB maps build in. Has anyone bought it off of eBay?
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:48 AM
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Have not purchased since I have Command. But beware of anything software-related on eBay. The counterfeits are rampant and eBay only enforces when a manufacturer complains. And after a while, the counterfeits return. The same often goes for Amazon Marketplace vendors and Amazon, as well, notoriously fails to police the third-party vendors. Some may write that they have successfully installed. And then the manufacturers discover the counterfeit and defeat it in subsequent software/firmware updates.
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I haven't with the MB yet but a buddy bought eBay nav discs for his BMWs and they never worked properly; the screens would freeze, head units wouldn't function properly. I wouldn't buy any nav cards from eBay.
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I'll disagree with the sentiment here. There're a few threads about this already if you search around. I purchased the 2018 SAT NAV and it works fine. Send to Benz integrates okay with it too, as well as Sat Traffic (but you do need an active subscription).

A reputable seller is something you do have to ensure. My purchase was this one here from seller dominorose62:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Merced...2/272982091650

This item in fact is a bit cheaper than mine when I purchased earlier last year--I paid $179, this is currently at $145.

There is quite a bit of copy protection integrated into the SD Card and software, so 'counterfeits' are really not possible if you get an authentic item.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:39 PM
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I'm wondering if the ones on ebay are older versions? The link above says v8.2 and I think on this forum I've seen v12 mentioned as current?
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:46 PM
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Are you sure it was the Nav SD card vs. the COMAND version?

The one I purchased allowed me to update from v8 to v10. Here's what the latest update had last year when I updated. I think it was sometime in June.

It's possible it's updated yet again, but I'm outside my update window (supposedly 60 days after logging in) so not checking.



Found a newer listing here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-2019-M...jvv5:rk:1:pf:0

which lists v9.

Regardless, I think either one will allow an update to whichever the latest map/UI is.

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Old 01-06-2019, 09:00 PM
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I personally would not buy one from anywhere but MB dealer. I have the new MB SD card nav in my new C43, the call needs to be pre-wired from the factory ($200 us) for the SD card to work. No pre-wire, doesn't matter about where you get the card. When you then install it the card the data is loaded to the system and you can remove the card but it is somehow then coded with the VIN from the vehicle and it won't work in another vehicle. You also can not make a copy of the card, the German's were real good at coding this. Previously they used a Garmin SD card and Garmin is great at preventing copying their map and nav data. So I don't think there are legitimate SD cards out there unless they are old stock from dealers with outdated map info. A new card is $650 from a dealer unless they throw it in with a new car purchase. It's your money, just be careful where you spend it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:38 AM
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I can 100% verify dominorose62 is a righteous eBay seller for the Garmin SD Card - and if you provide VIN#/build-date top verify you are getting correct card version for your MB..

I have purchased SD Cards from him for over 15 Mercedes - and have had no problems - on one card that wouldn't load he promptly replaced it at no additional charge to me.

Yes - $650 MB parts price - but almost all those $$ go to Garmin - dealer margin is like $120... so make reputable eBay seller for under $200 a cool deal - really..

I don't ask "where" - I just know they do work.... on 2019's going forward - that's a new kettle of fish..
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Do ask where. This very well could be an incidence of theft of intellectual property, which is quite severe.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:40 PM
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I also purchased one about 6 months or more ago from the same vendor fabbrisd1 mentions, and it has worked perfectly. We use CarPlay and the SD map depending on our needs.

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All that is true, someone is probably selling illegal Garmin SD cards, but set that aside, the 2019 MB system is completely different, now the vehicle must be pre-wired at the factory and only a MB SD card will work. It's still a lot less expensive than the multimedia nav and I can't find anything it doesn't do. The Live Traffic is included at no extra monthly cost too. It is supposed to include life-time map updates and is "on-line" also current info.
Biggest benefit over Apple or Android play is that you don't have to plug your phone into the car.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:56 PM
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According to the reviews, this one work with the MY2019 GLC

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Old 01-08-2019, 11:11 PM
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Flj - please understand you should take your VIN# and check with any MB dealer Parts Dept to confirm CORRECT MB part# for your car,

For the "new" Mercedes-Me-Connect" system in 2019 US C-GLC's the current part # is A213 906 98 07 - which is another kettle of fish from pre-2019 Garmin cards.

Under this new system - if that is what your MB has - this SD card authorizes the car to download most current map version - once that map version downloads - the card then "unlocks" the nav system already coded in you car to use that map data and become functional. Like earlier Garmin card's - the 2019 card "links" to the VIN# of your car - so that the card can only be used with your MB.

2019 SD card has no Garmin call out - different kettle of fish really than pre-2019 Mercedes.

In pre-2019 MB's that use Garmin card - the model/version of the electronics in your car determines which part#/card can be used.

Again - confirm with your MB Parts Dept for correct MB part# to get CORRECT SD card for your Mercedes.
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Thanks for the detailed explanation (in the above I just went by the review where somebody said it worked MY2019 )


Originally Posted by fabbrisd1 View Post
Flj - please understand you should take your VIN# and check with any MB dealer Parts Dept to confirm CORRECT MB part# for your car,

For the "new" Mercedes-Me-Connect" system in 2019 US C-GLC's the current part # is A213 906 98 07 - which is another kettle of fish from pre-2019 Garmin cards.



Under this new system - if that is what your MB has - this SD card authorizes the car to download most current map version - once that map version downloads - the card then "unlocks" the nav system already coded in you car to use that map data and become functional. Like earlier Garmin card's - the 2019 card "links" to the VIN# of your car - so that the card can only be used with your MB.

2019 SD card has no Garmin call out - different kettle of fish really than pre-2019 Mercedes.

In pre-2019 MB's that use Garmin card - the model/version of the electronics in your car determines which part#/card can be used.

Again - confirm with your MB Parts Dept for correct MB part# to get CORRECT SD card for your Mercedes.
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No worries - I see 3rd party vendor ads a lot that can be intentionally or unintentionally misleading... best with any 3rd party part to get correct original MB part# confirmedmby MB Parts by VIN - then shop that part#
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I bought the Garmin Pilot SD Card from EBAY
"2017/2018" v 9.0 part/serial number A218 906 30 03

Just inserted the SD card yesterday, it activated within several minutes, works flawlessly.
It seems that there is a break point for cars manufactured after August 2017 where one must buy the later versions of the SD Card, (i.e., v9.0 such as the one I bought, but perhaps the v8 also work).
The version I bought was in original Mercedes packaging (plastic wrapped box with quick start printed instructions and smaller plastic SD card contained inside) . I don't know the status of the other SD Cards sold on EBAY that are without the original packaging.
It appears that you can remove the v 9.0 SD card and insert it into a pc/laptop to update same after downloading some Mercedes update/data download application from the web.

Just sharing to save someone the time I spent trying to sort this out! Good luck, Tom
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Just purchased a slightly used (11K miles) 2017 GLC 300 4-Matic. Could not be happier with the way the car drives and the interior comfort. However, no navigation (it's pre-wired) and no Apple Car play is a disappointment. My salesman assured me a local shop (Rocco's Auto Tech, Costa Mesa, CA) could do the Apple Car Play. I did find the Garman SD card on E-bay and purchased it for $79.99. Appears to be a Mercedes Benz labeled "Garman Map Pilot" card for 2017 models (see below). It is due for delivery in the next week or two so I'll let everyone know if it works and/or if I have any issues. I have seen posts here regarding pre or post September 2017 vehicles. Since my car was originally purchased in March 2017 I'm definitely pre so hopefully this will give everyone a cheap option for the earlier 2017 models. If not, I'm out $80 bucks and you can learn from my mistake.

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OK. The SD card arrived today. Correct MB card for pre-August 2017 builds. Plugged it in, 2 prompts, and it works like a charm. Voice commands as well. If you have a car that is pre-wired for navigation but didn't come with the SD card then I highly recommend purchasing from josnixo-4 on ebay. $79.99 was the price. Purchased on the 9th and received today (January 17th).
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Glad to hear it. If you are so interested, you can potentially get newer maps if you connect with the Mercedes-Benz download manager on your PC:

https://shop.mercedes-benz.com/en-gb...ard-navigation
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I bought the Garmin Pilot SD Card from EBAY
"2017/2018" v 9.0 part/serial number A218 906 30 03

Just inserted the SD card yesterday, it activated within several minutes, works flawlessly.
It seems that there is a break point for cars manufactured after August 2017 where one must buy the later versions of the SD Card, (i.e., v9.0 such as the one I bought, but perhaps the v8 also work).
The version I bought was in original Mercedes packaging (plastic wrapped box with quick start printed instructions and smaller plastic SD card contained inside) . I don't know the status of the other SD Cards sold on EBAY that are without the original packaging.
It appears that you can remove the v 9.0 SD card and insert it into a pc/laptop to update same after downloading some Mercedes update/data download application from the web.

Just sharing to save someone the time I spent trying to sort this out! Good luck, Tom
Same experience, same part number, also have a 2019 GLC 300 with SD card wiring. Works fine. Paid 39.99 delivered and it arrived fast. I was worried because many vendors selling the same product said the car needed the touch pad which I do not have. Seems to work okay with just the controller. Now I just need to learn how to use it. I did not get any instructions.

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