Author: Neil

Google Maps and Waze are now on CarPlay available on most Mercedes

With the latest software release from Apple, IOS12 has allowed more developers to integrate their apps into CarPlay. Google Maps and Waze have already released updates to enable this which we have tried and tested in all of CarPlay adapters and SmartBoxes. We can now integrate CarPlay into most Mercedes from 2012 onwards. Contact us […]

AUX Input USB Output

After several problems trying to connect equipment to different Mercedes cars that had no AUX socket, we went about trying to find a solution. On some cars we can simply add a socket and on some we also need to program the radio to enable this connection. But on some of the newer cars this […]

Retrofit Park Assist

                      Whilst we have previously retrofitted many Parktronic systems to various different Mercedes using all genuine MB parts we were recently tasked to not only add Parktronic but also include Park Assist so that the car would steer itself into a parking space. After some […]

CarPlay Screen

Mercedes Benz Apple CarPlay Activator, Unlock Mercedes CarPlay Function In 2 Minutes

***NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH*** We now have stock of a unique new device that will allow owners of all A class, B class, CLA class and GLA class Mercedes to use Apple CarPlay on their existing radio and screen. By simply plugging this device into the OBD socket (located just above the brake pedal) and waiting […]

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S class 222 Remote Boot Closing

The Mercedes S class is a very high spec car but not everything comes as standard! The options list is huge and often a selection of products is offered as a package leaving it difficult to get ‘everything’ required at a sensible price. A recent customer had just brought his new S class and with […]

Dynamic LED Headlamps to 2011 E Class Cabriolet (R207)

After finding us on Google, a recent customer contacted us to discuss his 2011 E class Cabriolet that had been rebuilt with all facelifted parts. Because the car didn’t ‘recognise’ these newer parts, none of the lights worked so we were commissioned to get the car and the new lights to ‘talk’ to each other. This […]

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe (stripped out) Seat Belt Warnings.

Recently, a specialist car tuning company that we have dealt with recommended a customer of theirs to us to look at an issue that was causing them concern. This particular C63 was being tuned and lightened for maximum performance. Part of this work involved removing the rear seats and the relevant seat belts. After doing […]

Braybrooks S Class Ambient Lighting

S Class – Ambient Lighting Retrofit

We received a call from a dealer just before Christmas. The car had been delivered to a customer, however the customer was under the impression it was coming with Ambient Lighting as standard. Ambient lighting uses hundreds of tiny LED’s around the car to create a coloured glow. These all need to be installed along with the light […]

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C Class – Interior Trim Colour Change

Not long after we completed the interior trim change of the C 63 AMG S, we had another call from a different dealer with a similar problem. This time on a brand new C300h. Having the previous job fresh in our minds, we were able to quickly research and order the correct colour parts. However, the trim […]

Sound Upgrade To Burmester in new S Class

  We love a challenge here at Braybrook’s and this one was definitely that. Replacing all of the speakers and installing the dedicated amplifier was a very time consuming task but nothing untoward! The challenge was in the wiring! Our options were to either replace the entire floor harness which runs the entire car, or […]

Mains Powered V class!

The new V class is truly an Executive vehicle so luxury add-ons are common place on these cars. On this one we were asked to add mains powered sockets for charging laptops etc. We used black nickel face plates with USB sockets built in, to give a classy appearance and offer maximum connectivity. A powerful […]

E Class W212 Facelift Headlamp Conversion

A little while back we had a phone call from a customer in Birmingham with an 2011 E Class that had been in a front end collision. The bodyshop had rebuilt his car using the parts from a newer 2014 car . Only the indicators and main beam headlamps would work and there were plugs […]