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Old 12-20-2012, 10:03 AM
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W166 Engineering menu findings

Ok listing everything I found digging in the engineering menu:

The engineering menu is controlled by comand central controller
up,down- to navigate, back to go back, pressing on the controller gets you in the next screen.


1. To access engineering menu hold 3 buttons for 10 seconds: END CALL, #, 1
2.The engineering menu main screen looks like this


2. Go to HW Settings:


3.Go to HU Parameter


There are about 100 parameters there, here are ones I found useful:
3A: Clock-3 different types of clocks you have to choose from:
the one that you have now and the 2 below. The s-class is best one IMO(type 3). Click on #46, click type 1,2 or 3, then click back button.







4. Rearview Camera:
If your ML didnt come with rear-camera you can retrofit one by first enabling it here #22, secondly wiring it to the back of Command unit:


#4, you need FAKRA RCA Cables to make it work(they plug in the back of command 4.5 unit. If anyone knows where I can buy some please post it here, Midcity sells one but its not good-the connector is Chinese and dont plug in the command 4.5-also they charge like 40$ which is insane.

5.Hybrid status:
You can have thes pointless but cool looking things displayed on your command by enabling this #39:


Then you will have these two screens:




6. Compass:
in HU Parameter #41:





IMPORTANT: To get out of engineering menu you have to go all the way back to first screen (2) go all the way down and click on END. Also the settings dont change right away, you have to drive for like 5 minutes, shut off the car and then they will change once you restart.




Be very carefull in the engineering menu, you dont wanna screw cars parameters.
Also you can enable internet browsing via your phone if you have Comand Online 4.5. Idk how to do this because I dont have navigation on my command(still figuring out how to get the navi-hardrive retrofitted) All I know I tried with my iphone and it didnt work.I think you need a phone with the DUN Bluetooth access profile.(BLACKBERRY) Iphones dont support Dun.
If anyone finds other stuff, please post it here!

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Ok listing everything I found digging in the engineering menu:
Very interesting, but I can see how you need to pay attention to what you're clicking on - screw it up and the dealer would probably never figure it out.

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Any idea on how to play DVD while the car is in D or stopped?
Right now you have to put it in P. This would be a great feature if it can still play the video while the car is stopped.
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Any idea on how to play DVD while the car is in D or stopped?
Right now you have to put it in P. This would be a great feature if it can still play the video while the car is stopped.
Try here

http://www.midcityengineering.com/vi...-motion/vim164
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Note, if you go with a VIM in-motion module - playing a in-motion DVD will auto cancel use of navigation, can't do both at the same time.
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Is there any list of what those codes refer to?
Such as hu, hw, sw, emc ?
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Is there any list of what those codes refer to?
Such as hu, hw, sw, emc ?
HU = Head Unit
HW = HardWare
SW = SoftWare
EMC = Electromagnetic compatibility

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How do you access the engineering screen in the first place? Thanks
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How do you access the engineering screen in the first place? Thanks
His instructions for accessing are included between the pictures at the top of this thread: https://mbworld.org/forums/5476524-post1.html

Which are:

To access engineering menu hold these three buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds:
END CALL, #, 1


It really take two hands. On the console below the screen, the left hand presses the End Call button on the lower left side of the console, while the right presses the pound and one key on the keypad.

Hold them all down until you see the screen change to the Engineering screen.
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Thanks, evidently my attention span is zero after holiday cheer and pies.
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Thanks, evidently my attention span is zero after holiday cheer and pies.

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Found the Clock options but they will not take. I even tried restarting the system. Any suggestions?
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What do you mean they won't take?


If you mean that the changes aren't saved, you need to make the changes you want, drive the truck for +/- 5 minutes, then shut the engine off. The changes supposedly take effect once you restart, according to the OP
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I figured it out. The quick way for the changes to take effect is to press and hold the "ON" button for 8-10 seconds. The Command Unit will reboot similar to a PC or iPhone. This was much easier than waiting 5 minutes.
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