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CLA 200 C117 Activating Apple CarPlay

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by MalcQV, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. MalcQV

    MalcQV Senior Member

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    I bought a CLA in October last year, or rather it was delivered. It was a dealer pre-ordered car so basically I got what they ordered. The only thing I required was the 7 speed DCT which I have.

    Anyway as such it did not have Maps (obtained now from eBay) and CarPlay. I have seen an OBD device that will supposedly activate CarPlay (Apple & Android) providing the car has two USB's (one is used for the Media Interface).
    Mine has these but I understand through the dealer it cannot be activated. Anybody with any experience of either MB activating it or the OBD device. I do intend to speak to my dealership today.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Srdl

    Srdl Senior Member

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    If you speak to your dealership, ask for their "Star Expert" who is probably the only one there that would understand your question. The lad at Southampton was very helpful when I spoke to him about Mercedes Me
     
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  3. steve gooding

    steve gooding Senior Member

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    My 2012 w204 has a CarPlay button on the steering wheel, but when I press it, it tries to open the navigation, which I don’t have.
    Is this what normally happens?


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    MalcQV

    MalcQV Senior Member

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    I bought the OBD device for £60. I now have Apple CarPlay :)
    Steve, I do not have a CarPlay button as such so cannot help you.
     
  5. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    There is no factory CarPlay for the W204. Do you have a picture of the button you are pressing?
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Happy days!
     
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  7. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Wonder if it’s the linguatronic button ( unused)
     
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  8. steve gooding

    steve gooding Senior Member

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    Think I may be getting confused. The manual mentions CarPlay and shows this button, but I think it’s the voice activation button for the sat nav. It’s the button on the right of the wheel, just above the volume/mute buttons. When I press it, it tries to activate the navigation which i don’t have...


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