Installing new map software

The digital maps generated by the map software become outdated in the same way as conventional road maps. Optimum route guidance can only be provided by the navigation system in conjunction with the most up-to-date map software. Information about new map software versions can be obtained from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

You can install new map software yourself which, depending on the scope, may consist of one or more DVDs.

The installation process can take between 10 and 120 minutes, depending on the scope of the map software. If the radio is switched on before you start the installation process, you can still adjust the volume. You can also use COMAND to operate automatic climate control and to cancel the process. Other functions are not operational. If possible, carry out the installation when the vehicle is stationary. The DVD read speed is higher when the vehicle is stationary than when it is in motion, so less time is required. If the starter battery is not sufficiently charged, COMAND may end the process automatically in order to protect the battery. Therefore, let the engine idle during the installation process.

WARNING
Never leave the engine running in enclosed spaces. The exhaust gases contain toxic carbon monoxide. Breathing in exhaust fumes is a health hazard and can lead to unconsciousness or death.

Displaying information on the map version currently in use

function button once or twice. To activate navigation mode: press the To show the menu: press  the function button once or twice.

COMAND To show the menu: press COMAND the COMAND controller.

sliding  and turning Select Navi in the main function bar by sliding the COMAND and turning the COMAND the COMAND controller and press Select Map Version and press to confirm.

to Select Map Version and press to to confirm.

Notes on handling DVDs

Only hold DVDs by the edge.
Handle DVDs carefully to prevent reading errors.
Avoid getting scratches, fingerprints and dust on DVDs.
Use a commercially-available cleaning cloth to clean discs. When cleaning CDs, you should wipe in straight lines from the center outwards rather than in a circular motion.
Place DVDs back in their cases after use.
Protect DVDs from heat and direct sunlight.

Map software copy protection

Map software for COMAND is subject to a charge. The map software has just one activation code which is usable in one vehicle only, and is not transferable. You can obtain the six-digit activation code from your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. If you have lost the activation code, or if COMAND does not accept the activation code that you have received, contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

Your vehicle is supplied with map software at the factory. Depending on the country, map software for your region is either pre-installed (Europe/USA) or the map software is supplied as a DVD (all other countries). You do not require an activation code for the map software that is provided with your vehicle.

If the map software on your vehicle has been installed at the factory and you wish to reinstall it, this also does not necessitate entry of the activation code.

Installation process

drive. Load the map software DVD in the DVD drive.

COMAND checks the DVD and shows a corresponding message in the display.

Map software is not compatible with the navigation system

You will see a message that the map software cannot be installed.

COMAND ejects the DVD. To confirm the message: press COMAND ejects the DVD..

COMAND ejects the DVD.

Insert a DVD which is compatible with the Take the DVD out of the slot.

vehicles navigation system. Insert a DVD which is compatible with the vehicles navigation system.

Map software is not compatible with the current system software

You will see a message that the system software and the map software are not compatible.

COMAND ejects the DVD. To confirm the message: press COMAND ejects the DVD..

COMAND ejects the DVD.

Have the system software updated at an Take the DVD out of the slot.

authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Have the system software updated at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

The map software cannot be installed until the system software has been updated.

Map software compatible with the navigation system and the current system software

COMAND checks whether the map data on the DVD is already installed.

Map data is already installed

You will see a message that the map data is already installed and a prompt will appear asking you whether you wish to continue with the map software installation.

If you select Yes, the existing map data is Select Yes or No.

If you select Yes, the existing map data is overwritten.

If you select No, COMAND automatically ejects the DVD and the installation of the map software is canceled.

Map data is not installed yet Take the DVD out of the slot.

Map data is not installed yet

In the display, you will see a comparison of the version statuses of the map software DVD and the map software installed in COMAND.

A prompt then appears asking whether the map software installation should be carried out.

If you select Yes, the map data is installed. Select Yes or No.

If you select Yes, the map data is installed.

If you select No, COMAND automatically ejects the DVD and the installation of the map software is canceled.

If an activation code is required for the map Take the DVD out of the slot.

If an activation code is required for the map software, a prompt appears in the display requesting the code to be entered.

Enter the activation code and confirm the

entry with . Enter the activation code and confirm the entry with The map software is installed..

The map software is installed.

If you enter an incorrect activation code, the prompt to enter the activation code appears again. If the activation code is entered incorrectly three times, the prompt asking you to enter the activation code appears after a time delay. The time delay increases every time the activation code is entered incorrectly, from five minutes up to a maximum of five hours.

Installing map data

Just before the copying process starts, COMAND restarts the system.

While the installation is running, you will see a message to this effect and a progress bar.

the DVD. To cancel the installation process: eject the DVD.

If you interrupt the installation process, Take the DVD out of the slot.

the navigation system will not be If you interrupt the installation process, the navigation system will not be operational. You can continue an interrupted installation process at a later date.

map data: once the content of the first Installation process with multi-DVD map data: once the content of the first DVD has been installed, a message appears prompting you to insert the second DVD.

Follow the instructions on the display.

end without Canceling: take no further To allow the installation to run to the end without Canceling: take no further action.

When the installation process is successfully completed, you will see a message to this effect.

COMAND ejects the DVD. To confirm the message: press COMAND ejects the DVD..

COMAND ejects the DVD.

The installation is complete. Take the DVD out of the slot.

The installation is complete.

When the installation process is not successfully completed, you will see a message to this effect.

COMAND ejects the DVD. To confirm the message: press COMAND ejects the DVD..

COMAND ejects the DVD.

Problems with the navigation system Take the DVD out of the slot.

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