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Old 11-09-2010, 06:20 AM
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Excellent description and makes installation look very easy......Thanks
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awesome pics!
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Re: Navi Install

Great write up, and congrats on getting OEM Navi in your car.

When I bought my new non Navi E500 back in 05, I had the dealer install Navi as part of the deal. They balked at first, citing costs, but ended up doing it to get the sale. I drove the car for a week or so without the Navi, and it was a huge enhancement after it was done. It took them 2 days to get the car back to me, with appointment, I now see why.
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I will def. be doing this once I'm done installing my headers. I already upgraded to the 05+ command
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thank you for this writeup and the pictures. i used it to install a new GPS antenna.
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(For Sale 03 G55), 08 G55K, 99 C43, 04 E55, 05 E63, 91 BMW E30, 05 BMW M3, 05 Audi USP Avant
So thankful for your write up !!

I have an 03 e500 - All my wires were already there.
I have read on countless threads that 04 1/2 and UP need to route wires
Im the lucky one. Everything was on my side and my NAV was plug and play
Of all the parts listed all I dont see is the splitter.
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I have an 03 e500 Sport with the sh*tty tape deck.

I had a friend who totaled his car- he let me take his Command Unit,.

I took the Head Unit and Nav Unit.

Everything was plug and play. My car had the wiring in the rear for
the NAV unit and only worked when both were plugged in (front and back)

Stereo works everything works BUT the NAV.

There is ONE black wire that has an antenna line feel to it.
Its coming from the cars internal wiring in the trunk, it jumps off the
NAV units power and lead wires.

That is the only UNPLUGGED wire in the rear section. However there is
nowhere I can find for it to plug into. There is a similar wire that comes from the
front of the car to the back and then right behind trunk hinge on the driver side
it leads up and appears to route up to my cars snubby antenna.

Is this why my NAV doesnt work? I feels as if its my antenna for NAV?

NAV worked in the car I took it from right before I took it out.

***** AFTER READING YOUR AWESOME POST

I did unplug the antenna cable and instantly the Tele Aid flashed on my cluster.

That being said, does it seem like all I need is the splitter to make my NAV work?

I have a full functioning head unit, radio cdc and cd and mp3 and DVD audio all working.
I just did the software update on the head unit. Only the single drive in my head unit
has all the new updates. CD changer only plays regular CDs.

ps - Where can I find the NAV software update?

pps - How or what do I need to install XM Sat Radio? Does that jump off my AUX or Can I really Have

CD, CDC, FM, AUX & SAT?? Really is MBZ this effing Awesome?

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wish I could upgrade to command... I hate this stupid basic head unit..
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:05 AM
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wish I could upgrade to command... I hate this stupid basic head unit..
LOL,

You can
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Wish I could as in Wish I could afford to. better yet, wish my dad put some more options on this car when he bought it..
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Wish I could as in Wish I could afford to. better yet, wish my dad put some more options on this car when he bought it..
There are other options....

You can get an iPad, an application like REV or Dashcommand, and hook it up with a wifi system like KIWI WIFI to your OBDCII...

Plus movies, maps, Music, etc.

There are many youtubes showing it.
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Wow!! After looking at this post, I want to add GPS unit to my car. Incredibly well written and detailed posting. May God (if there is one) bless you, your kids, your grand kids and great grand kids ....
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Great right up, quick question, how do you know if your teleaid is deactivated or not?
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Very impressive, any chance you have similar instructions for back up camera? Thnx.
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Hello!
I have a faulty navi DVD unit on my -04 E320cdi wagon and I found one that might work with the part# A2208206085004.
My own DVD has the part# A2208206085005 though, do anyone of you know if these two are interchangeable? They are the same 6059 models but they do have a few different markings:

A2208206085004
6059K EC:124 mfg.date 48/03 Q04


A2208206085005
6059H EC:134 mfg.date 34/04 Q05
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Still got to be one of the best DIY posts to date!!! Fantastic job mate!
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Fantastic DIY .. super detailed. For anyone that is looking to install full navigation system including AGW, Comand, nav drive, iPOD etc ... hit me up. I just installed NTG 2.5 and have all of these parts for sale. Prefer to sell as a complete set.
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GPS antenna already installed?

I drive a CLK320 w209 2004. It has a radio cassette stereo, CD charger, telephone (don't have the cradle) and star communication factory installed. I learned that short after I bought the car, the new models came with a double din GPS I want to replace my radio cassette with Avin Avant 2 double din GPS. I am wondering whether the antenna I have is already GPS ready. Does anyone know whether the factory antenna has also a connection (or connector) for GPS?
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GUIDE Installing Factory Comand Navigation

Great write up and documentation, Thanks.
I'm in the process of retrofitting my 06 SLK. I've cobbled together most of the parts. I'm converting from Audio 20 to Comand, so have to add an AGW. I'm stuck on one point. I read posts about making sure I got a twin tuner AGW. I think I did; and it has 2 antenna connections. Both FAKRA, one yellow, one dark blue/black. In a document I found, the yellow one is labeled "Connection plug IF connection". What is this and what/where is the antenna that feeds this plug?


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I read posts about making sure I got a twin tuner AGW. I think I did; and it has 2 antenna connections. Both FAKRA, one yellow, one dark blue/black. In a document I found, the yellow one is labeled "Connection plug IF connection". What is this and what/where is the antenna that feeds this plug?
I am not sure, as your car is a different platform. For the w211, I can verify that the GPS antenna connector was blue. Aside from that, I am not able to offer any additional advice. Good luck!
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i have only one question for that, i did every thing step by step by following your guide. but the only thing is i can hear the DVD player reading the DVD however, the screen is not showing installing Map, still shows GPS device not available. may i ask how to fix that? please.

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I am not sure, as your car is a different platform. For the w211, I can verify that the GPS antenna connector was blue. Aside from that, I am not able to offer any additional advice. Good luck!
Thanks for the response. I understand the GPS antenna. The existing GPS antenna in the car is connected to the TeleAid. To add NAV, I added an antenna splitter. One output connects to the TeleAid; the other connects to the NAV DVD unit.


I'm confused about the radio antenna. The rod antenna on the car currently connects to the Audio 20 head unit. Audio 20 is a single unit containing radio tuners and amplifier. With Comand, the head unit is just a display (and CD player). The AGW (audio gateway) contains the radio tuners and amplifier. The AGW has 2 FAKRA antenna jacks; one yellow, one black. I don't understand the purpose of, or how to feed the 2 FAKRA jacks.
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