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Old 14-01-2017, 08:53 PM   #1
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DAB retrofit W212 anyone done it?

Looking to retrofit dab radio to my w212 e350 is it a easy diy? What's needed to do this?

Want to keep the car as oem as possible but if anyone has any options on this would appreciate your help!
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Old 14-01-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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You might want to tell people what year it is and what stereo it has in it. Is it Audio 20, Audio 50, Command?
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Old 14-01-2017, 10:31 PM   #3
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You might want to tell people what year it is and what stereo it has in it. Is it Audio 20, Audio 50, Command?
Duh that would help!

It's a 2009 e350 with command nav.
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Old 15-01-2017, 06:25 PM   #4
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Has nobody done this?
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Command on line might be able to help?
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Old 15-01-2017, 06:47 PM   #6
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https://www.commandonline.co.uk/help...tion=contactus

Fill in the form with your VIN number and they will have a look at whether there are options they can supply.
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Old 15-01-2017, 07:29 PM   #7
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2009 has NTG4. If you have COMAND (satnav) you can buy an aftermarket integrated kit to go in - the in2digi D-MB-1 with a front windscreen antenna (very discrete) that fully integrates (i.e controlled as per your manual).

The D-MB-2 has just been released for newer cars (NTG4.5), but within a couple of weeks should have software to use it on the NTG4 cars, so talk to Comand Online and they can tell you what works
The advantage of D-MB-2 is it uses the same antenna feed voltage as Mercedes OEM tuner will do, so it can be made to drive the factory antennas so you don't even need a front windscreen antenna.

They are reasonably simple to fit, but it does involve a permanent power feed and fibre optics and a bit of configuration work.

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Old 15-01-2017, 07:45 PM   #8
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Excellent bit of info thank you will look into both of them. I take it adding the oem setup is a mega expensive options?
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Excellent bit of info thank you will look into both of them. I take it adding the oem setup is a mega expensive options?
If you use all factory new parts in OEM locations etc you get to the nest part of about 1k on parts :-(

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Old 15-01-2017, 07:51 PM   #10
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Could you also pm me a supply and fit price.
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Old 15-01-2017, 07:52 PM   #11
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If you use all factory new parts in OEM locations etc you get to the nest part of about 1k on parts :-(

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Are we talking new modules or second hand at that price?
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It was new modules. But, if you fill in the contact form on Mercedes Retrofit Specialist - Comand.co.uk or www.comandonline.co.uk the Alfie will send you the price once he has checked what options are on your car already (as it all changes what fibre etc is needed)

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Old 15-01-2017, 08:45 PM   #13
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Thanks for you help much appreciated.
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