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Reversing Camera for Mercedes SL 400 2015 - R231

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by brick10, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. brick10

    brick10 Senior Member

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    Hi

    Can anyone recommend a good reversing camera for my car, it has a comand but unfortunately do not know the model number of the comand (have the datacard but doesn't state - can someone help me with this).

    Many thanks
     
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  2. sl500amgsport

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    The built in reversing camera that comes with the car is excellent, is yours not working?

    When I moved over from my Range Rover I was pleasantly surprised how much better quality it was...

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    I'd recommend Comand on line. They have premises in Lightwater, Surrey and they support this forum. Top chaps.
     
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    AMGeed Senior Member

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    I'll second @sl500amgsport the MB camera is really good. Go to the boys at COMAND.
     
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    +1 for comand.co.uk - waiting to hear back from them about a reversing camera for the C220 (Comand NTG4) and the soon to be here R171 facelift SLK280 (Comand NTG2.5)!! They may be almost 2 hours drive from us but with a good few years experience here and on t'other side I'm not prepared to look anywhere else to get them fitted (along with a couple of other upgrades!!).
     
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    brick10 Senior Member

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    There isn't one fitted.
     
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    Thought it was standard on all R231s, not on R230?

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    Just found out it was a £265 option on the SL400 in 2015...

    Bizarre on a £70,000 car!

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    Makes money for them though, why include it when you can charge for it
     
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    Maybe because it is included on £20k cars by other brands such as Renault, Peugeot, Skoda, Kia, Dacia and Mercedes like to pretend they make prestige cars and charge over £70k for the privilege?

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    brick10

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    Hi Guys

    Have now decided to scrub around the idea for the time being. Will see how I get on without it.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    Just park forwards buddy :D
     
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    I can’t get my head around any SL being manufactured without a reversing camera as standard what is going on at Mercedes marketing nowadays they must have lost the plot, the item can only be £100 at cost for them to fit on the assembly line and is very desirable and practical, it must be the new buyers who don’t give a jot even if they have to pay option prices - amazing!
     
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    The seating position in a R231 SL is so low, (I'm 6'2" and my shoulder barely reaches the sill) that it is very difficult to see the corners and front / rear of the car. The camera makes a big difference.
     
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    Or maybe, they have to find a way to sell Renault, Peugeot, Skoda, Kia, Dacia......I'm guessing you didn't buy a SL for it's "gadgets" :):):):)
     
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    :oops:Being relatively (5’10”) short I had no issues with reversing the SL...wasn’t out of the garage much mind!
     
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    You're not "relativly" short, you have to come down my way to qualify - I always say I'm built in metric feet - only 10" to the foot! About 5'5" in old money, wife is 5'3", had to make and install seat lifters (12mm aluminium between the seat and the runner) so she could see over the dashboard!
     
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    I did buy for the gadgets as I am a bit of a gadget freak which is why I chose the SL500, it had the same gadget spec as the SL63AMG but at the knock down price of £109,000 as opposed to £165,000 lol. The important thing was it did not have Active suspension as I was worried about it's reliability after reading the R230 horror stories on here. Yours seems to have lasted so looks like I need not have worried!

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
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