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Old 03-07-2018, 11:07 PM
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replace COMAND head unit with Android

I have COMAND with MOST (2 optical cables plug into the back of the head unit and go to amplifier in the trunk). I want to change to chinese Android head unit + new amplifer(with normal RCA in put).
Is it possible to still use steering wheel buttons to control audio? any extra equipment needed (such as optical loop cable or MOST optical convert, seller gave me the canbus plug, but I have no idea where to put it in. )? thank you
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by thekopman View Post
I have COMAND with MOST (2 optical cables plug into the back of the head unit and go to amplifier in the trunk). I want to change to chinese Android head unit + new amplifer(with normal RCA in put).
Is it possible to still use steering wheel buttons to control audio? any extra equipment needed (such as optical loop cable or MOST optical convert, seller gave me the canbus plug, but I have no idea where to put it in. )? thank you
yes you can use steering wheel controls
see this main thread for installing android unit into w215 coupe and w220 sedan . Lots of pictures and info

https://mbworld.org/forums/cl-class-w215/628129-head-unit-question.html
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Thanks tusabes. I want to do something a little different by not using a stock amplifier. I am wondering if I need the optical loop (to make MOST loop complete), and connect interconnect RCA from android front to the new amplifier. In addition, from what I read in the such post, can I imply that connect the right wiring from android to CANBUS(in the trunk or X30/5), shall make the steering wheel audio control work?
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Originally Posted by thekopman View Post
Thanks tusabes. I want to do something a little different by not using a stock amplifier. I am wondering if I need the optical loop (to make MOST loop complete), and connect interconnect RCA from android front to the new amplifier. In addition, from what I read in the such post, can I imply that connect the right wiring from android to CANBUS(in the trunk or X30/5), shall make the steering wheel audio control work?
you should ask your questions in the post I linked as that post is followed by the people who have done such COnversions
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