At Last - Recognition

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Finally, all my retro-fits and upgrades have been included on the datacard for my car. :D

Only took 2 months to filter through from the FDOK update. :roll::cool:
 

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I've no idea what you're talking about, but congratulations!
 

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I've no idea what you're talking about, but congratulations!

Official upgrades do not appear on the VIN unless you ask to have it done
 

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Official upgrades do not appear on the VIN unless you ask to have it done

Thanks - I'm amazed anything can be added if it was done after the car left the factory.
 
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Official retro-fits done at the dealers should be added so that other dealers etc get the correct info on your car when they punch in the VIN
 

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Hello Whitenemesis.

What do you mean official retrofit, retrofit by MB dealer or retrofit By any dealer.

Because I have retrofitted the CU for backup camera option 218 for a W164
And for me to do a proprer SCN coding I think the FDOK need to be updated first.

Could you please advise me on this ,
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By official I mean one recognised and supported by MB.

I am in no way expert in these things and suggest you perhaps contact Richard or Alfie for a more informed answer?
 

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It is not who fits it so much as if the mod is MB approved.

There are extra's available for all models, and they can be fitted at a later stage from when the car was built, these are the things best updated as Peter says, then when you run a check the correct information is there for all.

Peter went one stage further than this and fitted a wheel from a 1 year later car I believe, this still counts as it is a correct MB part for the 203 in this case
 

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Hello Whitenemesis.

What do you mean official retrofit, retrofit by MB dealer or retrofit By any dealer.

Because I have retrofitted the CU for backup camera option 218 for a W164
And for me to do a proprer SCN coding I think the FDOK need to be updated first.

Could you please advise me on this ,
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Many retrofits nowadays have to be done officially. By officially I mean the parts used are genuine, the cars datacard updated then the car SCN coded to enable the feature. This can only be done by outlets who have an official STAR system with a login/account with Mercedes Benz. Mercedes are tightening up the whole process and quite rightly so.

Pretty much all the newer cars from model year 2009 (and some before) can only be retrofitted in this way. The only exceptions to this we have seen are the ipod kits and Navigation-20.
 

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Many retrofits nowadays have to be done officially. By officially I mean the parts used are genuine, the cars datacard updated then the car SCN coded to enable the feature. This can only be done by outlets who have an official STAR system with a login/account with Mercedes Benz. Mercedes are tightening up the whole process and quite rightly so.

Pretty much all the newer cars from model year 2009 (and some before) can only be retrofitted in this way. The only exceptions to this we have seen are the ipod kits and Navigation-20.

As you have the official STAR alfie, does this also give you the right to use on line services
 

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As you have the official STAR alfie, does this also give you the right to use on line services
I thought that is what the subscription was for, that's why STAR costs so much.
 

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Finally, all my retro-fits and upgrades have been included on the datacard for my car. :D

Only took 2 months to filter through from the FDOK update. :roll::cool:
Oohh, that's interesting, I might see if I can get my latest addition added....Rust...

Not just any rust, this is proper official Mercedes rust...:rolleyes:
 

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I thought that is what the subscription was for, that's why STAR costs so much.

Star is hired from one company and MB have the the online service, I was just wondering if just because you hire STAR this gives you the right as a non MB dealer to make the changes, like in this thread
 

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Can you find rust on a star machine.

If it can't be found on a laptop they may not realise its there.

When a spring perch fails and the leg comes up through a fuse box maybe it will
 

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But when the error codes come up because the fuse box is killed they may struggle as the star will tell them about the engine/gbox/electicals. They'll miss it...

Well all MB staff know that the rust is our own fault, all caused by stone chips, also because someone else serviced the thing, or you missed a service stamp
 

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