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Hi people,

Just moved over to this side from BMW, still keeping my 335i, so its best of both worlds for me =].

Anyway alot of questions on learning a new platform so i'll appreciate anyone can give me simply answers ( please don't go too technical)

With BMW we can code alot of things via the OBD port, isit the same case with Mercs? I read something about STAR coding, something about adding the option on a data card then update the ecu??!?! seems awfully confusing to me.

Retrofitting a reverse camera, in our forum we have a GURU for this stuff, do we have one in the UK??the car has a stand 20 disc system, do u still call that a COMAND?

Been a really frustrating week from finding the car then test drive , haggle and then came home we realized we didn't look at the smaller stuff like - parking sensors (never assumed it isn't a standard option in this age), Lights, xenons aren't a standard? lucky i checked the options via a vin checker to find it has ILS so that is a bonus.

Thanks and nice to meet you all
 

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I moved your thread here
Comand has only 1 'm'. I fixed it in your post

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Hi and welcome from Kent. I too am looking at fitting a reversing camera. There is a really good thread under the Sticky section under the R172 Forum, Genreral Modifications R172. I suggest reading this first as it has a lot of very useful info.
 

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Welcome from Madrid ..

Yes you can code via OBD using the Star Diagnostic equipment , there's a thread on what sort of stuff has been done .

You might want to post your questions on a seperate thread as not all members look into the introductions ...
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

Search is your friend (top right), and we also have many very knowledgeable members on this forum who will answer questions you have once you've looked through whatever is already here. For reprogramming, search for "DAS/STAR" and you'll find the thread Craige (curro101) is referring to.

Unfortunately, you're right that parking sensors and xenons are not standard (on many of the models). :(

As Craige has also said, feel free to start new threads with any other questions (in the relevant section) and I'm sure you'll find someone that's able and willing to answer them. :tu:
 

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Welcome

Hi people,

Just moved over to this side from BMW, still keeping my 335i, so its best of both worlds for me =].

Anyway alot of questions on learning a new platform so i'll appreciate anyone can give me simply answers ( please don't go too technical)

With BMW we can code alot of things via the OBD port, isit the same case with Mercs? I read something about STAR coding, something about adding the option on a data card then update the ecu??!?! seems awfully confusing to me.

Retrofitting a reverse camera, in our forum we have a GURU for this stuff, do we have one in the UK??the car has a stand 20 disc system, do u still call that a COMAND?

Been a really frustrating week from finding the car then test drive , haggle and then came home we realized we didn't look at the smaller stuff like - parking sensors (never assumed it isn't a standard option in this age), Lights, xenons aren't a standard? lucky i checked the options via a vin checker to find it has ILS so that is a bonus.

Thanks and nice to meet you all

Welcome from Canada


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