Apple Car Play added quickly and seamlessly. Neil is a great guy and I would totally recommend
Our 2017 A Class came with most extras but electric folding mirrors was not amongst them. We had looked to maybe change the car but as we really like it decided it would be far cheaper to have the mirrors ‘electrified’. We were put on to Neil by Peterborough Mercedes and after initial contact he was able to fit us in very quickly. I imagined the car would be in for at least a day but Neil seems to have perfected the art of swopping manual mirrors to automatic ones and does the job in approximately an hour, updating everything on the car and it’s records at the same time. Additionally, the lighting was not the best and despite MB stating that changing bulbs was relatively easy it defeated me, again Neil came to the rescue and both high and low beams (inc running lights) are now much brighter.
Not a cheap conversion due to the cost of MB parts but a job well done, mirrors now fold when the car is locked and rather than opening out when the car is unlocked do so when one or other of the doors is opened – love it! Oh yes, and we can see where we are going now as well! Our thanks to Neil for the work that was carried out professionally and on time.
I recently purchased a new Mercedes AMG GLS63, it was pre-configured by Mercedes Brooklands and although I wanted an electric tow-bar the configuration could not be changed. I requested a price for a retro fit from Mercedes who quoted a ridiculous amount and claimed there would be a delay in the supply of one of the parts. However, it was no problem for Braybrooks who supplied the parts promptly and completed the installation to better than factory fit, quickly and efficiently and for a very reasonable price. Neil even found the time to drop me off at the local station and to pick me up again when I collected the car.
I was so pleased with Neil’s work that I asked if he could fit a HUD, this was a retro fit of an original Mercedes unit. I sourced the unit (Neil now has all the part numbers), this was the first time Neil has installed this type of HUD and it required the removal of the dash and the cutting of a hole in the top of the dash. Nevertheless the work was completed to a very high standard, ahead of schedule and again for a very reasonable price. The real ‘acid test’ is that after refitting the dash there are absolutely no rattles or squeaks so a first class job. I would have no hesitation in recommending Braybrooks, great work and many thanks Neil.
Neil retro fitted folding mirrors and analogue clock to my SLK55 AMG. Did a brilliant no hassle job in just a couple of hours. Highly professional service. Will definitely use again should the opportunity arise. Highly recommended.
Having recently acquired my SLK R171, I wanted to upgrade the standard Comand audio unit. Having researched various Merc forums Neil at Braybrook’s came highly recommended.
He didn’t disappoint. His knowledge and professionalism during the initial enquiry through to the installation was top class.
I’m now planning to take my Boxster to Braybrook’s for a similar upgrade.
Neil at Braybrooks manges to reach the parts other specialists can’t reach.
Despite having been told it couldn’t be done, Neil installed Apple CarPlay quickly and reasonably.
Neil at Braybrooks is “one of a kind” !
I doubt if there is anything he cannot fix and I am thorougly impressed.
I will always go back to him instead of the MB main dealers .
Neil did a great job. I can say no more, a great chap to have around. A competitive price.
After purchasing my early 2013 Mercedes ML250, i looked into getting Apple car play, was dissapointed in that Mercedes did’nt do a retrofit, so ventured onto the great world wide web, to find various aftermarket products that could do the job, after seeing some scary video’s of retrofits, found Braybrookes website and dropped Neil an E-mail and arranged a visit to his interestingly situated workshop, as previous people have said, Neil knows alot about Mercedes, and carried out my apple car play retrofit with ease, more than happy with the result, returned home chatting to Siri…..
Since buying my Mercedes GLC and realising there are a few extras that I had on my previous car and did not have on this one, namely Apple CarPlay and Head Up Display, I found Braybrooks via a google search online.
After an initial chat with Neil who I found to be extremely knowledgeable about my car and what he could do for me, I went to his place of work to get the CarPlay fitted. This by the way I was told by another company was impossible…
Neil did a fantastic job to an extremely high standard and approved by Mercedes which was very impressive so I looked into more that I could have done. So now I’ve had wood trim in the doors and dash added along with Burmester tweeters, safety cameras front and rear & a Mercedes upgraded grill with illuminated Mercedes badge. The HUD will be done in due course when parts are delivered by Mercedes. Anyone looking to get original Mercedes options retrofitted to their car should look no further than engaging Neil and his company to undertake the work.
Travelled down from Derby to have a genuine MB reversing camera fitted to my E Class Coupe and have to say well worth the trip. Excellent first class friendly service and bang on the estimated time to install.
I wanted t have android auto on my SLC and after speaking to Neil he recommended the ODB Activation Adapter. It arrived the next day and works perfectly. Great service – thank you!!
Had dab antenna fitted on my E 350 AMG,good job very professional easy to get on with.
Would recommend Neil probably knows more about Mercedes than they do themselves.
Many Thanks Les
I wanted front and rear parking sensors fitted to my CLA 200 Shootingbrake. The Braybrooks website was easy to use and the testimonials page is evidence of previous happy customers. After a few e mails Neil came and did the job at my house. He was on time and it was all done in 2 hours. The quality of workmanship is top class, the components are Mercedes quality (but not MB price) and I’m delighted with the finished outcome. You’d never know it was not factory fitted !
Neil is professional, efficient and knows his trade inside out. Would not hesitate to recommend him if you want any retro fit jobs done.
Neil fitted cruise control to my b180, great job well worth the 300 mile round trip. Thanks Neil.
Wanted cruise control fitted to my 2015 b180 searched internet and everybody said that they didn’t have anything to fit that model. Contacted a guy in Brigg North Lincs who specialise in Mercedes repairs who said they couldn’t do it because didn’t have the software.He gave me Neil’s website. I contacted Neil who said it was no problem and he could do it. We arranged a date I took the car to him and asked how long, 45 minutes was his reply and he was true to his word . Neil did a great job and I would recommend him to anybody.
The comand unit in my R171b SLK was shot and while I originally wanted it replaced Neil persuaded me to put in a Pioneer head unit which gave me Apple carplay, a much be sound quality and a number of other features that weren’t part of comand.
Glad I went to Braybrooks.
Well worth a 505 mile round trip! After extensive research and careful reading of reviews, Braybrooks seemed to be the most capable of fitting a reversing camera and front sensors for our 250SLK. Neil is very professional – prompt and accurate on timings and meticulous in the fitting.
I contacted Neil to enquire about having a reversing camera fitted to my E-Class. Throughout the conversation he was very knowledgeable and professional. I was really impressed with thr fact that Neil opened on a Saturday just to do my car. As i was travelling from the Midlands the weekend appointment suited. In the end, very happy with the job and i would definitely use him again! Worth the 200 mile round trip!
We are a very busy leasing company and needed to supply our customer with a upgrade to add Apple Car Play to his new Mercedes. I contacted Neil in November to discuss and agreed a price. Today contact them as the customers car has been delivered and within no time the unit was on its way. Priceless service thank you for you extensive knowledge.
Sytner Milton Keynes referred me to Braybrooks for supply and fit of folding mirrors to my A Class. Neil provided an efficient and professional service, coming to my home at a convenient time for myself to fit the mirrors. I am so happy that my car now has folding mirrors, I now feel my car is complete. A small upgrade but worth it!
Neil did a fantastic job of fitting CarPlay into my Mercedes C Class cabriolet.
I am so happy to have CarPlay at last in my car as it was the one real important feature that I can’t do without and which was missing.
Neil was superb throughout from my initial enquiry’s and ultimate fitting.
A superb and totally pro and clean install.
Well happy and will deal with again if I ever need any other jobs undertaking in the future.
It was well worth the 300 mile round trip from the West mMdlands to Neil’s workshop.
Again, thanks so much Neil !!! 🙂 🙂
Super happy they did a fantastic job replacing the centre console on my C 43 and also fitting CarPlay which I am over the moon about. A true professional good experience and good value
Neil did a fantastic job fitting parking sensors in my GLC
Would highly recommend for anyone with a Mercedes!
I went to Braybrooks to get parking sensors installed in my GLC
Was very happy with the price quoted and work done.
Would highly recommend Neil and will definitely use Braybrooks again!
Ive got a mercedes c class coupe 2017 model has there been any update to add apple carplay to the system please
We have several options available now from stock. If you can send your VIN number (or reg no) to email@example.com I can check out what will suit your car.
I contacted a number of Mercedes dealers in my area about a folding door mirror retrofit for my ML.
The answer – No we don’t do any retrofit. Contacted Neil at Braybrooks, Neil Checked my car information and said no problems we can do it. Took me 4 hours to get to The workshop and was
told it would take an hour or so to complete the work,Neil promised to text me when the car was ready to pick up.There is a place just round the corner called the Country bumpkin so ordered food and a drink. Very enjoyable. Then the call came to pick up my car.very lmpressed with the service I received would definitely recommend to anyone wanting Mercedes retrofit this guy is a genius. Thank you Neil.
Neil is very is incredibly helpful and proffesional I would not hesitate to recommend him to others
How refreshing to come across a business that is excited about solutions, not problems. I approached Mercedes to transfer an OEM swivel towbar – too difficult and complicated for them. However Neil relished the challenge and the end result is perfect and done quickly and at good value.
Neil did a great job transferring a Mercedes original equipment swivel tow bar from my old GL63 to my new one.
He was really help and knowledgeable and sensibly priced. Mercedes wouldn’t even do it as too unusual for them!
I recently purchased a Mercedes ML63 AMG (W164) and wanted to get heated rear seats fitted as they were one of the few options not factory fitted
Neil assured me he could retro fit these as they would have been fitted at the factory, I was not disappointed Neil did a great job and while he had the vehicle for the day he also did a command software update, a Sat Nav Maps update and fitted illuminated AMG Door sills. All done with great expertise, I would recommend Braybrooks to anyone with a Mercedes who wants a quality job doing. a pleasure to deal with and well worth the 200 mile round trip.
Thanks Neil I am sure I will be back in the future.
Top bloke. Couldn’t have been more helpful. This firm “does exactly what it says on the tin”……. 🙂
I very rarely leave feedback and only do so when I have had the pleasure of first class service.
What can I say, from my initial email up to and including seeing Neil at his workshop, I have nothing but praise for Neil’s constant communication and workmanship on retro fitting and converting existing wiring to accommodate a new subwoofer for my Smart Car.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Neil, and would happily have him work on my prize possession that is my Range Rover Westminster.
Thank you Neil!!
Quality service & extremely friendly
I recently purchased a AMG C63 W204 with the standard sound system. After hearing another car with the Upgraded sound system I knew that I had to have this installed some way or the other. After researching for some time, I came across Braybrook’s and was genuinely surprised after speaking to Neil that they could retrofit the HK system. Not only did Neil professionally install the HK sound system, he also provided me with a loan car I could travel back with 200 miles away, whilst the car was in the workshop. Genuinely friendly guy and work carried out was most professional. Car was returned back to me washed/cleaned and with no issues whatsoever.
Neil was also very flexible with schedules etc (we had some bad weather and had to cancel last minute and consequently re-arranged for the following week)
I would recommend Neil and Braybrook’s to anyone who requires their services.
It’s rare to find this level of service with such a friendly customer service.
Keep up the good work !!!
Neil fitted folding mirrors to my CLA, this was done while I waited at the arranged time.
Carried out to a professional standard, you would not know the car had been touched.
Finishes the car off to how I want it.
If you need any parts fitted to your Mercedes speak to Neil.
You can’t go wrong.
Stand Out Service & Knowledge
I had recently bought an E Class Cab from my local Mercedes-Benz retailer. It was the Retailer Sales Executive who put me in touch with Neil saying that the MB Tow Bar I was after was going to be “silly money”.
As it happens the MB solution isn’t available on my car at the time of writing and Neil was outstanding in researching all of the options for me (incl the MB option) having sent Neil a pic of the bumper with the AMG under-part (what ever it’s called!).
Neil turned up at my house and fitted the TowBar without any fuss AND on March 1st 2017 which was subzero temperatures (-5) which was a big wipeout day for the UK.
He cleaned up and left me with an outstanding product for us to attach a bike rack to.
I would recommend Neil and Braybrookes unreservedly. Quite outstanding in an age of slipping service standards. And thank you to Ged Woodward at Robinsons Mercedes-Benz for the introduction.
Very happy customer.
Neil is most professional. All you need to know.
My 2013 E Class, did not come with a reversing camera. Bugger that was a pain, that I need to overcome. I heard about Neil through the Mercedes Benz guy Steve, in Hendon. He spoke very highly about Braybrooks and their expertise. I spoke with Neil and he talked me through all the various, Reversing Cameras, I chose to have a Mercedes Benz original specification camera installed. Neil arrived promptly and on time, the work was clean and neat and the camera works perfectly. Now I have to get used to using it. great work, excellent service. I would not hesitate to recommend them, every time.
I needed a replacement stereo to include Bluetooth for my 2007 W211 E class.
On the recommendation of two Mercedes dealerships I contacted Neil.
I wanted someone to do the job who knew what he was doing and wouldn’t butcher the inside of my car.
I certainly wasn’t disappointed. I got the impression Neil could have done this job blindfold.
Massively impressed, top job , great communication, very punctual, would recommend without hesitation.
Big thanks to Neil for sorting out a retro-fit ISOFix for my wife’s Merc, its a more modern version that allows the fixing to swing out when needed.
Its a good value genuine piece of kit that arrived quickly and is an easy DIY fit, back set out, bolt & nut fixing, back seat in according to you tube
We now can borrow the Grandchildren for visits safe in the knowledge they are protected whilst travelling, cheers Neil
Having used Braybrooks twice so far, I find Neil remarkable for 3 criteria.
Firstly, he is quite patently an expert at what he does. His work is immaculate and once complete, indistinguishable from a factory installation.
Secondly, he is very responsive. He is far quicker than most at replying to phone calls or emails, and is always happy to give a progress update on how things are going.
Thirdly, he enjoys a challenge. Should you propose a retrofit so exotic that the details are not readily available anywhere, he is happily willing to research it open-mindedly to investigate further, even if ultimately the recommendation is that it will not work.
I would highly recommend him & his company.
One word of warning: Should you need to bring your car to his workshop, it can be rather tricky to find the correct turning. While near the cafe/tea-room, that is not the right entrance.
I recently bought a W211 E270 CDI that unfortunately did not come with factory fitted Isofix brackets, after making 20-30 phone calls to various different breakers and some other Mercedes specialists I was running out of ideas and came close to selling the car.
However, after spending some time online researching “Mercedes retrofit”, Braybrooks came out top and I gave them a call based on the reviews I had seen. Neil was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I will definitely be using him again / recommending him to anyone that needs help with a Mercedes.
I have just had Speed Limit Assist retro fitted to my Mercedes E350 by Neil. As ever, he did an excellent job. I have used Neil 3 time previously (2x ipod kits and 1x reversing camera). His work is of the highest standards (equivalent to factory standard in my opinion) and his level of service is excellent. I find his prices are reasonable and I would happily use him again ata some stage in the future.
The Apple Carplay Activator works! Simple install, just follow the instructions. Great job done. After being turned away by the M-B dealer for upgarding our Audio20 on our 2016 B Class (W246) the Braybrooks product gave me the confidence instead of trying some of the dubious offerings on the internet. Now we have navigation, via the iPhone, through CarPlay, safe and easy. Fully recommended.
Went to Neil to get front and rear parking sensor in my mercedes GLA after th dealer say they can’t get parking sensor done on my car. After research several place I went to Braybrooks after as most of them want to take the bumper off which I didn’t like that idea. Got there at 12pm and it was done at 2.30pm without taking the bumper off my car. It was worth the two hours drive and the parking sensors work brilliant and look just like the one that come with the car. Am satisfied with ththe job. Will definitely recommend Braybrooks to anyone.
Had just bought mercedes A class and realized that it did not have parking sensors. The MB guys said they don’t retrofit this for A class and recommended braybrooks. And I am satisfied with the job. They came to my place, took about 90 minutes to completely finish the job- start to finish !! I know whom to contact for stuff that even MB guys can’t do on mercedes. Thanks Neil. Would definitely recommend braybrooks.
Mercedes S Class (W222) 2017 model
When my new S Class arrived in March (ordered from UK stock) with almost every extra including soft-close doors and trunk I was so disappointed it did not have the remote trunk closing facility my previous CLS had had. The dealer told it was not a standard item and it was not possible to retro-fit this. Neil @ Braybrooks was happy to do the conversion for me which was going to take 24 hours to fit, make the new wiring harness and to fit into the car and reset on the computer diagnostics etc.. I am delighted with the conversion and the quality of the work and the overall experience. There was a slight delay in collecting the car but Neil kept me fully informed in advance,so we were able to have an extra long breakfast and coffee before setting of the pick up the car. It was a long 190 mile journey each way from Chester to Stevenage but well worth the effort – thank you Neil.
Simply…. brilliant. A perfect install, reasonably priced and done when they said it would be. I have a funny feeling I will using them a lot more…
I had reverving sensors fitted Neil arrived on time and the work was very professional and works very well. I could recommend Neil and Braybrooks to every one. Thanks a lot.
After some long discussions with Mercedes that cruise control could not be retrofitted to a 2012 B180cdi, I stumbled across a Braybrooks advert. I was pleasantly surprised that it was indeed possible and relatively straight forward. Neil arrived promptly on time and was very efficient in the retrofit. It all works perfectly and looks as if it had been factory fitted. I would highly recommend the customer service, communications, the fitting and will definitely be in touch when required.
Mr Neil Braybrook!
I was recommended initially by a Mercedes agent as I wanted some extras fitted that they said they could not/or would not do .
That was several years ago now, and as I’m lucky enough to have more than one Mercedes , I use Neil whenever I need something sorting/fitting to my cars. Always extremely polite, a gentleman in fact, and as I am in the vehicle business myself, do not know anyone who knows more than Neil regarding Comand/ in car DAB, telephones etc, etc. great guy, superb engineer, and top quality , and no I’m not related, just a really grateful and satisfied client. What MB cannot do, Neil can !
Requested comand , dab and reverse camera for mercedes SLK r171 and reverse cam for Bmw 5 series E60. Neil did the installation , which required a second visit. Neil was very friendly and installation was excellent. It is correct to say installation was as if it was fitted during manufacture. I was nervous when investigating comand and dab as , dealers would not quote. I would recommend Neil for any similar requirements . Dave (Bedfordshire )
Had a Mercedes factory revering camera kit fitted to my 2017 CLA by Brayrooks. Neal who fitted the kit really knows his stuff , you would not know he had even been in the car. Everything was put back with out a mark. He uploaded all the updates for the kit to work. The camera works just like it had been fitted at the factory. Excellent service .
M Elms (Essex)
I was having problems searching for reliable information on how to retro – fit an analogue clock to my SLK. I purchased the clock, mount and wiring loom from my local Mercedes-Benz agent, expecting some guidance with connection to the car’s system. I was sadly disappointed!
Through the Mercedes-Benz Club and thanks to Steve Nessling, I was advised to contact Neil Braybrook. Neil recognised my desire to install the clock myself and was able to EXPERTLY guide me through the electronic installation.
Car that Functions to my Expectation.
Good Value for Money.
What more can I say!
Ralph Coulson (Taunton Somerset)
My 2007 Mercedes S Class came without reversing camera, I look and inquired all over the Internet for someone to retrofit Mercedes camera system without success.
I came across Neil Braybrook on the web, after talking to him we made an appointment for me to bring my car to his place of work.
I was so impressed with the standard off workmanship and the knowledge.
Recommendation five stars
Recently had front and rear parking sensors and electronic folding mirrors fitted to my SLK 250d. Neil provided a speedy and efficient service. There was a problem coding the mirrors to the new switch and remote control key, but Neil sorted it out without any fuss and completely to my satisfaction. I would not hesitate to recommend Braybrooks.
I wanted to fit heated seat to my 2012 C Class, or at least my wife wanted them, and being eager to please I began my process of due diligence. I spoke to and emailed most of the so-called installers who could allegedly fit heated seats to the original Mercedes switching. Neil shone out as being the most professional and accommodating person I came into contact with.
Even though it was a 2 hour journey to get to his workshop it was worth it and my research was proved correct. I now have a better spec car and a happy wife. Bliss!!
I chose Braybrooks over and above the so-called competitors within the marketplace quite simply due to their “Old school” friendly, professional and premium service, which is second to none when making the decision in trusting a company with your prized Mercedes. Neil fitted an Alpine INE W920R to my SLK as a replacement unit to my existing out-dated Comand system. Not an easy decision , however this was made easier due to Neil and his teams’ thorough technical knowledge and understanding. Absolutely delighted with the product( upon reflection,given the multimedia benefits and how aesthetically pleasing this unit fits within and compliments the SLK, I wish I had done this ages ago)! I will recommend Braybrooks to everyone seeking a 1st class service from a personable, extremely competent company.
I contacted Braybrooks after a technical guy at the Mercedes Owners Club UK reccomended them. After they supplied a new radio, I was still having problems. The company could not have been more helpful or easier to deal. I would not hesitate to reccomend them for their professionalism and the excellent way that they resolved the problem.
After months of problems with my comand that would not work, and
3 visits to the local MB dealer in Antwerp, Belgium
(who could not find the problem)
i found this website. I contacted Neil and he was absolutely sure what the problem was…
So i ended up with a 5 hour drive, and while I went shopping in London, he fixed my problem.
i definitely can recommend Braybrooks to anyone, these guys know the inside of a car
better than a MB Dealer ! Thanks Again! Stefan
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