Comand NTG 2.5 retrofit

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I have recently seen several adverts (ebay of course) for the later COMAND unit, which suggests that it is a straight swap for an Audio 20 unit. Can anyone confirm that it is a relatively easy swap? I am assuming that STAR would be needed to register the new COMAND unit.

Does anyone have experience dealing with these sellers in Poland and Lithuania. Initially I assumed that the units must be stolen, however, they have sold many unit for all variety of cars and I would imagine that ebay would have taken action if this was a criminal enterprise, so I am wondering if they are buying them from a contract manufacturer - maybe some excess stock due to the collapse in car sales?

If this is all genuine and it is an easy swap £700 seems like a great price
 

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Hi Matt,,yes it can be done,,but you need the correct Comand unit,,when you say later,,you cannot fit a most based head unit in a D2b car, and these things are year dependent. Some car need to go on STAR at the end, but an individual thing and I would need more detail of the car to be able to check
 

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I bought a unit for my SL320 from Eastern Europe and it was very good.
 

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I bought a unit for my SL320 from Eastern Europe and it was very good.

That guy has been selling the Comands for years from Lithuania
 
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Hi Matt,,yes it can be done,,but you need the correct Comand unit,,when you say later,,you cannot fit a most based head unit in a D2b car, and these things are year dependent. Some car need to go on STAR at the end, but an individual thing and I would need more detail of the car to be able to check

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The car is a Mar 2006 pre-facelift car with the 3.0 V6 engine. I think that it may not be MOST as there is a no input port in the glovebox

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If you put up or PM me your complete VIN I will find the retro fit papers. It will be MOST based I think, but you will need quite a few cables and a satellite antenna.

Once you have the retro fit paper, you can check on the price of the cables etc and see if it is all worth while
 
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Hi Malcolm
I sent a PM - It would be very useful to find out whether my ICE is MOST based

Thanks

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Yes it is MOST based but I am having some problem in finding a retro fit for the 211.222 I have it for most others like the 223 and 226, just that the 222 is not here.

I am going to switch systems and try and find it on another if I can
 

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OL I have found the correct document and Emailed it to you

this is for retro fitting comand in place of an Audio 20
 
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OL I have found the correct document and Emailed it to you

this is for retro fitting comand in place of an Audio 20

Malcolm

Thanks very much - this is a really useful document. If you were responsible for MB customer service, they would never have a complaint!

I am waivering whether to do this change or not, but it is great to know that I can!

I have just bought a Pure Highway, so that I can listen to DAB on my audio 20 - it is pretty impressive, although there is some Hiss going throught the FM transmitter, so I am planning to use the AUX socket. Unfortunately my car doesn't have AUX in the glovebox, I am assuming that there is an AUX socket at the back of the unit
 

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There is a AUX retro for some 211,,some cannot be done, I have turned the other machine of till this evening
 


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