More and more Mercedes benz new cars come with CarPlay function but many Mercedes do not have the options built into the head units. For these vehicles we have now developed a new CarPlay SmartBox solution that will enable CarPlay to any C Class (205) or GLC Class (253) with Audio 20/Garmin Sat Nav
This product listing is for cars with Audio 20 which has Garmin Sat Nav on SD Card. (This will still work if no SD card is installed)
This is an installed product that fits behind the radio so the centre dash trim and radio need to be removed for installation but everything is Plug & Play.
Apple CarPlay can be connected wirelessly or via USB cable. Android Auto is connected by cable only.
We offer installation at our workshop of this product for an additional £100
The device operates in a very similar way to the factory fitted option so all control is from the main Comand Controller in the centre of the car. Sound is switched in by selecting USB on the MEDIA menu. Video is switched separately by ‘Press & Hold’ the MEDIA button.
Because Audio and Video are individually selected there are differences to the in-built system:
If Audio & Video are both switched across to CarPlay then the system will work totally seamlessly. This is great if you are listening to music from your phone (iTunes, Spotify, etc) and CarPlay navigation commands will interrupt as expected.
If however, you choose to listen to the car system (eg. FM/DAB radio, CD etc) then you will need to switch away the audio from the CarPlay box to select your source. This means that CarPlay navigation commands can no longer be heard as the CarPlay SmartBox has no way of switching it’s sound back on! The in-built navigation is not affected in any way and can interrupt CarPlay too.
Product can be mailed for self-installation (much care needed – instructions provided) or we can install here at our workshop. We are unable to offer a mobile installation of this product.
When any new IOS is released that affects compatibility we will supply a USB memory stick pre-loaded with the relevant update files that will simply plug in where the phone cable would normally connect and the update will run automatically. There will be a small charge of £10 for this.
Initial stock is now available but is limited. Please place your order early above. A PayPal invoice will be sent.
£480 is product only price. Installed price will be £580