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COMAND Operators Manual

COMAND Operators Manual


Order-No. 6515 6729 13 Part-No. 164 584 58 81 US Edition C 2006
We reserve the right to modify
the technical details
of the COMAND system as given
in the data and illustrations
of this Operators Manual.
Press time: 07/20/2005
Reprinting, translation and copying,
even of excerpts, is not permitted
without prior authorization in writing.
Title illustration no. P00.01-2982-31
Welcome to COMAND! We continuously strive to improve our pro-
duct and ask for your understanding that
Please make yourself familiar with your
we reserve the right to make changes in
COMAND control unit and read the instruc-
design and equipment. Therefore, informa-
tions in this manual before operating the
tion, illustrations and descriptions in this
COMAND system. This will help you derive
manual might differ from the equipment in-
a greater benefit from the system. Please
stalled in your vehicle. As such, the infor-
also follow the instructions and warnings
mation, illustrations and descriptions
contained in this manual. Ignoring them
contained in this manual may not be reaso-
could result in damage to the vehicle or
nably relied upon in making any claims
personal injury to you or others.
with respect to the actual performance of
The asterisk* identifies optional equip- the product.
ment. Depending on model, version and
These operating instructions form an inte-
configuration, your COMAND system
gral part of the vehicle and should there-
equipment may differ. Therefore, you may
fore always be kept inside the vehicle and
find explanations for optional equipment
passed on to the new owner if the vehicle
not installed in your vehicle. If you have
is sold.
any questions about the operation of any
equipment, your authorized Mercedes- We extend our best wishes for many miles
Benz Center will be glad to demonstrate of safe, pleasurable driving.
the proper procedures. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
Contents

Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Accessing the CD changer* . . . . . . 56


Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Balance and fader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Retracting the CD changer* . . . . . . 56
Where to find it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bass and Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Loading CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sound functions* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ejecting CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Operating safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CD operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Switching to CD operation . . . . . . . 61
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
At a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Audio operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Selecting a CD (CD changer* only). 63
Radio operating elements . . . . . . . . . . 12 Opening the Audio menu . . . . . . . . 42 Track select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Single CD operating elements . . . . . . . 14 Selecting an audio source . . . . . . . 43 Fast forward/reverse . . . . . . . . . . . 66
CD changer* operating elements. . . . . 16 Muting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Muting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
MP3 CD operating elements . . . . . . . . 18 Radio operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Playback mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Satellite radio* operating elements . . . 20 Switching to radio operation. . . . . . 44 MP3 CD operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Telephone* operating elements. . . . . . 22 Changing the Radio band . . . . . . . . 44 Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Navigation operating elements . . . . . . 24 Selecting a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tips on data storage media . . . . . . 70
Service operating elements . . . . . . . . . 26 Memory functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Tips on caring for your MP3 CDs . . 71
Multifunction steering wheel . . . . . . . . 28 CD operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tips on creating MP3 CDs . . . . . . . 71
Selecting the multifunction General information Tips on creating MP3 tracks . . . . . . 73
display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 on CD operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tips on copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Menu system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Tips on caring for your CDs . . . . . . 53 Switching to MP3 CD mode . . . . . . 74
Quick reference COMAND . . . . . . . . . . 34 Loading/Ejecting a CD . . . . . . . . . . 53 Loading a MP3 CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Switching the COMAND CD changer* operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Ejecting a MP3 CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
control unit on and off . . . . . . . . . . 34 Switching to CD changer* mode . . 56 MP3 main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Contents

Selecting a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Switching the rear monitor Changing the program category . . 119
Track select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Selecting a station . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Fast forward/reverse . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Loading/ejecting CDs. . . . . . . . . . . 94 Memory functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Muting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Connecting external Displaying information . . . . . . . . . 122
Playback options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Displaying service information . . . 123
AUX operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Adjusting the headset volume . . . . 97 Station list updates . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Adjusting the display brightness. . . 97 Sound settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Switching to CD mode . . . . . . . . . . 98
Rear Audio/Video*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Switching to MP3 CD mode . . . . . 100
Rear Audio operation* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Switching to DVD mode . . . . . . . . 103 Telephone* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Connecting headsets . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Switching to AUX mode . . . . . . . . 109 Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Selecting the audio source . . . . . . . 85 System settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Telephone operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 RSE audio playback through Switching telephone operation
Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . 86 speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Rear Seat Entertainment Muting on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Switching telephone operation
(RSE) operation* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Setting bass and treble. . . . . . . . . 113 off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
General information on Monitor off /on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Emergency call 911 . . . . . . . . . . 131
CD/DVD operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Entering codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
DVD playback requirements . . . . . . 89 Switching to telephone
Operating the Rear Seat Satellite radio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Entertainment* (RSE) . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Incoming call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Replacing the batteries. . . . . . . . . . 92 Subscribing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Outgoing calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Connecting headsets . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Subscribing to satellite radio . . . . 117 Active call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Satellite radio operation . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Phone book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Contents

Recalculating an existing route. . . 173


Navigation* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Voice instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Navigation displays. . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Service main menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Navigation DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Arriving at destination . . . . . . . . . 177 Activating the Service main menu 210
Route guidance after the vehicle Cancelling route guidance . . . . . . 178 SMS* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
has been transported . . . . . . . . . . 150 During route guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 SMS Received list . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Trip interruption during Displaying the soft keys . . . . . . . . 179 Reading SMS message received. . 212
route guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Info menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Tele Aid*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Navigation main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Selecting a detour . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Emergency call system . . . . . . . . . 213
Activating the Navigation Stopover function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Roadside Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . 213
main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Saving the current location. . . . . . 186 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Setting the routing mode . . . . . . . 154 Defining route guidance displays . 186
Saving current location. . . . . . . . . 155 Last destinations and
Destination input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 destination memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 System settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Activating the Enter street menu . 156 Last destinations memory . . . . . . 192 System settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Selecting the state/province . . . . 157 Destination memory . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Selecting the time zone . . . . . . . . 216
Entering destination address . . . . 158 POIs (Points of Interest) . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Selecting the language . . . . . . . . . 217
Selecting home address . . . . . . . . 169 Entering POIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Switching verification and
Displaying the compass screen . . 170 Selecting a POI on the map . . . . . 199 notification tones on and off. . . . . 218
Route guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Entering a POI by phone number . 200 Selecting display settings . . . . . . . 219
Starting route guidance . . . . . . . . 173 Todays plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Selecting Voice control* settings . 220
Route calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Adding a destination Resetting all settings to the
to todays plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 factory settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Software Updates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Contents

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Introduction
Where to find it
 Where to find it
This Operators Manual is designed to pro-  Last destinations and destination
vide support information for you, the Rear Audio/Video* memory
COMAND operator. Each chapter has its Hear you can learn about the rear audio*  POIs
own guide color to provide fast access to functions and the rear seat entertainment*
information.  Todays plan
operation.

At a glance Service
Satellite radio*
Here you will find an overview of Here you will find all the information about:
This chapter provides information on how
all COMAND control elements and system to select a station and a program category.  SMS*
components. If you are operating
 Tele Aid*
COMAND for the first time or if you have
rented or borrowed the vehicle, this is the Telephone*
chapter you should read first.
Here you can learn in detail about the System settings
many functions of the telephone, how to This chapter provides information on how
Audio initiate an emergency call and use the pho- to adjust COMAND system settings.
ne book.
Here you will find all the information on
how to use the radio, CD player (CD,
MP3 CD), CD changer* (CD, MP3 CD) and Directories
Navigation
AUX operation. The glossary explains the most important
This chapter provides detailed information technical terms.
on the following topics:
The table of contents and index directory
 Destination input will help you quickly locate the information
 Route guidance including detour you need.

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Introduction
Symbols
 Symbols
You will find the following symbols in these  This symbol points to instructions for
operating instructions: Warning G you to follow. A number of these sym-
bols appearing in succession indicates
* The asterisk identifies optional
Warning notices draw your attention to ha- a multiple-step procedure.
equipment. Since not all models
zards that may endanger your health or life, 
have the same standard equip- The continuation symbol
or the health or life of others.
ment, your COMAND system equip- marks an interrupted proce-
ment may deviate from some dure which will be continued
descriptions and illustrations. on the next page.
Environmental Note H
( page 9) This symbol tells you where
Environmental notes provide tips on envi- to look for further infor-
ronmental protection. mation on this subject.
-> This symbol is used in the
! glossary. It indicates that
Highlights hazards that may result in the term immediately follo-
damage to your COMAND. wing the symbol is also exp-
lained in the glossary.
Display Messages, menu items or
i
soft key names appearing in
Helpful hints or further information you the COMAND color display
may find useful. are printed in the type
shown here.

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Introduction
Operating safety
 Operating safety

Warning G Warning G While the navigation system provides direc-


tional assistance, the driver must remain fo-
Any alterations made to electronic compo- In order to avoid distraction which could cused on safe driving behavior, including
nents and the software can cause malfunc- lead to an accident, the driver should enter attention to traffic and street signs, and
tions. system settings with the vehicle at a stand- should utilize the systems audio cues while
still and operate the system only when road, driving.
The radio, amplifier, CD changer*, satellite
radio*, telephone* and navigation module weather and traffic conditions permit. The navigation system does not supply any
are interconnected. When one of the com- Bear in mind that at a speed of just information on stop signs, yield signs, traffic
ponents is not operational or has not been 30 mp/h (approximately 50 km/h), your car regulations or traffic safety rules. This al-
removed/replaced properly, the function of is covering a distance of 44 feet (approxima- ways remains your personal responsibility
other components may be impaired. tely 14 m) every second. when you drive. DVD maps do not cover all
areas nor all routes within an area.
This condition might seriously impair the COMAND supplies you with information to
operating safety of your vehicle. help you select your route more easily and
We recommend that you have any service guide you conveniently and safely to your
work on electronic components carried out destination. For safety reasons, we encoura-
only by qualified personnel. ge the driver to stop the vehicle in a safe
place before answering or placing a call, or
consulting the COMAND screen to read na-
vigational maps, instructions, or downloa-
ded information.

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At a glance
Radio operating elements
Single CD operating elements
CD changer* operating elements
MP3 CD operating elements
Satellite radio* operating elements
Telephone* operating elements
Navigation system operating elements
Service operating elements
Multifunction steering wheel
Menu system
Quick reference COMAND

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At a glance
Radio operating elements
 Radio operating elements

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At a glance
Radio operating elements

Function Page Function Page


1 Audio menu 42 6 J
2 Soft keys Muting 43
(multifunction keys)
7 Volume control 35
3 Color display with Radio
8 e Switching on and off 34
main menu 44
9 d and D
4 1 - 0, *
Automatic seek tuning 46
Station selection 45
Manual tuning 46
Saving stations manually 49
Selecting a station from
the preset memory 51
5 Push the joystick to
H,h,g,G
Function selection
g and G
e.g.
Automatic seek tuning 46
H and h
e.g. Manual tuning 46
Press E to confirm

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At a glance
Single CD operating elements
 Single CD operating elements

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At a glance
Single CD operating elements

Function Page Function Page


1 Audio menu 42 6 l
2 Soft keys Ejecting/loading a CD into 53
(multifunction keys) the CD drive
3 Color screen with single i
CD main menu
There are two l
The status bar indicates buttons. One is on the
CD status information 61 display unit. The other is
4 1 - 0, * located left of the CD
AUDIO slot behind the
Track select 64
display.
5 Push the joystick to 7 J
g and G
Muting 67
Track select
8 Volume control 35
Press E to confirm 64
9 e Switching on and off 34
a d and D
Track select 64
Fast forward/reverse 66

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At a glance
CD changer* operating elements
 CD changer* operating elements

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At a glance
CD changer* operating elements

The CD changer* is located in the glove Function Page Function Page


box. To access, press the CDC release
button a in the glove box to lower the 4 1 - 0, * 9 d and D
changer*. Track select 64 Track select 64
The CD changer* can accomodate up to 6 5 Push the joystick to Skip track 65
audio CDs. H and h
Fast forward/reverse 66
Selecting a CD 63
a CDC release button
Push the joystick to
g and G Accessing the CD
changer* 56
Track select or 64
b CD changer* slot
Selecting a CD in the
c Magazine compartement
magazine menu
Function Page buttons
Press E to confirm 64
1 Audio menu 42 Loading CDs, 56,
6 J Ejecting CDs 59
2 Soft keys
(multifunction keys) Muting 67
3 Color screen with CD 7 Volume control 35
changer* main menu 61 8 e Switching on and off 34
The status bar indicates CD
status information 61

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At a glance
MP3 CD operating elements
 MP3 CD operating elements

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At a glance
MP3 CD operating elements

Function Page Function Page


1 Audio menu 42 6 l
2 Soft keys Ejecting/loading a MP3
(multifunction keys) CD into the CD drive 53
3 Color screen with MP3 i
main menu 75 There are two l
The status bar indicates buttons. One is on the
MP3 CD status display unit. The other is
information located left of the CD
4 1 - 0, * AUDIO slot behind the
display.
Track select 79
7 J
5 Push the joystick to
H and h Muting 80

Selecting a folder 76 8 Volume control 35


9 e Switching on and off 34
Push the joystick to
g and G a d and D
Track select or 78 Fast forward/reverse 80
Activating playback mode 81
Selecting a folder 77
Press E to confirm

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At a glance
Satellite radio* operating elements
 Satellite radio* operating elements

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At a glance
Satellite radio* operating elements

Function Page Function Page


1 Satellite radio main menu 118 7 Volume control 35
Switching satellite 8 e Switching on and off 34
operation on and off 118 9 d and D
2 Soft keys Previous or next channel 119
(multifunction keys)
3 Color screen with Satellite
radio main menu 118
4 1 - 0, *
Station selection via direct
channel entry 120
Saving stations manually 121
5 Push the joystick to
H,h,g,G
Selecting a category,
Selecting a station
Press E to confirm
6 J
Muting 118

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At a glance
Telephone* operating elements
 Telephone* operating elements

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At a glance
Telephone* operating elements

Function Page Function Page


1 a 5 Push the joystick to
H,h,g,G
Telephone menu 134
Function selection
Switching telephone
operation on and off 130 Press E to confirm
2 Soft keys 6 k
(multifunction keys)
Accepting a call 136
3 Color screen with
Making a call 138
Telephone menu
Redialing 138
4 1 - 0, # and *
7 K
Entering codes 133
Rejecting or ending a call 136,
 the unlock code 133
136
 the PIN code 133
8 Volume control 35
Entering a telephone 9 e Switching on and off 34
number 137
Subsequent dialing 138
Speed-dialing 141
Quick-dialing 141

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At a glance
Navigation operating elements
 Navigation operating elements

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At a glance
Navigation operating elements

Function Page Function Page Function Page


1 b 6 Push the joystick to 8 J
H,h,g,G,F,f
Navigation main menu 152 During a voice instruction:
Function selection,
During route guidance: Muting current voice
Scrolling on map
Change over to navigation instruction 174
display 175 Press E to confirm
Switching off voice
Cancelling route guidance 178 7 l instructions 174
2 c Updating software/ 9 j
changing map data 205
Switches to map display 175 Repeating current voice
i instruction 174
Changing the map display
(split and full view) 177 There are two l Switching on voice
buttons. One is on the instructions 174
3 Soft keys
display unit. The other is
(multifunction keys) a Volume control 35
located left of the DVD
4 Color screen with NAVIGATION slot behind b e Switching on and off 34
Navigation main menu 152 the display.
5 Entering a house or street 159
number
Entering a POI by phone
number 200

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At a glance
Service operating elements
 Service operating elements

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At a glance
Service operating elements

Function Page
1 C
Service main menu 210
2 Soft keys
(multifunction keys)
3 Color screen with Service
main menu 210
i
The SMS soft key appears
if the vehicle is equipped
for phone operation and a
Mercedes-Benz specified
mobile telephone* is
inserted in phone cradle*.
4 Push the joystick to
g,G
Function selection
Press E to confirm
5 e Switching on and off 34

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At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel
 Multifunction steering wheel

Function Page Function Page


1 Multifunction display Single CD and CD
changer* mode:
2 Making calls:
j Next track 64
s
k Previous track 64
Accepting calls, 136
Redialing 138 MP3 CD mode:
t j Next track 78
Ending or rejecting calls 136 k Previous track 78
3 Volume setting Satellite radio* mode
Volume down 34 j Next station 119
Volume up 34 k Previous station 119
4 Radio mode: Telephone* mode
j Next station 46 j Next list entry 145
k Previous station 46 k Previous list entry 145
M class illustrated 5 Multifunction display
menu change:
forward
back 29

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At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel

 Switch the multifunction display to the Radio operation MP3 CD operation


respective system if you wish to
operate the system using the buttons
on the multifunction steering wheel.

Selecting the multifunction display


 On the multifunction steering wheel,
press or repeatedly until
one of the following, Radio, Single CD 1 Waveband 1 MP3 mode
or MP3 CD, CD changer*, Satellite 2 Station frequency 2 Current MP3 track
radio* or Telephone* display appears
in the multifunction display of the Single CD/ CD changer*operation
instrument cluster.

1 Current CD
2 Current track

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At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel

Satellite radio* operation Telephone* operation Rear Seat Entertainment* operation

1 SAT mode and preset channel number List with a phone book entry 1 AUX mode
2 Channel name
On display will appear either:
 the main display with the READY
message
 a list with either a phone book entry or
one of the last 10 outgoing calls
 In order to close the list display,
press t.
This switches to the telephone main
display.

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At a glance
Menu system
 Menu system
The menu system allows for easy Calling up main menus Menu display
operation of COMAND.
A display may consist of three areas.
Main function Activating main
Main menus are provided for the following
menu Example: FM menu
main functions:
Audio  Press A.
 Audio (AM/FM radio, CD, ( page 42)
CD changer*, MP3 CD, AUX, Rear
Audio*) Satellite radio*  Press B.
( page 118)
 Satellite radio*
Telephone*  Press a.
 Telephone* ( page 134)
 Navigation
Navigation  Press b.
 Service ( page 152)
Service  Press C.
1 Soft keys area
( page 210)
2 Main area
3 Status bar
The functions currently assigned to the
soft keys are displayed in the soft key
sections 1.

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At a glance
Menu system

i Center: Menu functions and submenus


The status of the current operating mode
A maximum of five soft keys may be Using the soft keys, functions can be
or other selectable functions are indicated.
displayed on each side of the main area switched ON or OFF, or submenus can be
2. In this example: called up.
 FM = current waveband E.g. the radio menu:
The main area 2 shows messages and
settings.  1 = memory location of station,
You can change the settings by operating e.g. 1
the system. Right side:
The status bar 3 is divided into three General status information is indicated
areas. independent of the operating mode.

Left side: In this example:


The current operating mode is indicated. In  Ready = Telephone* is ready for
this example: Radio operation
 = Reception strength of the  The FM/AM soft key switches between
mobile phone* FM and AM band.
 The Scan soft key starts/stops the
channel scan.

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At a glance
Menu system

In some situations, soft keys may not have Exiting from submenus
any function and are not operational. A Use the Back soft key 1 to exit a
soft key without function appears shaded
submenu. The display switches to the next
out.
higher menu level.
E.g.: Soft keys on the left and right side The system does not accept setting
modifications which have not been stored.
There are exceptions where pressing the
Back soft key will also store new settings.
These exceptions, whenever applicable,
are referenced on the following pages.

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At a glance
Quick reference COMAND
 Quick reference COMAND
i Switching the COMAND control unit Switching off
You have the following options to on and off  Turn the key in the starter switch to
control the system: position 0 and pull the key out.
Switching on
 at the COMAND or
 at the multifunction steering wheel
i  Press e.
(refer to vehicle Operators Manual) For an explanation of starter switch
positions, refer to vehicle Operators Volume
This Operators Manual describes the Manual. When the audio is playing, the volume
control at the COMAND.
knob will adjust the audio volume, and also
Unless otherwise indicated, the  Turn the key in the starter switch to the volume for telephone and navigation.
descriptions and illustrations refer to position 1 or 2 if the COMAND was
the COMAND. During a telephone call (talking or ringing),
switched off by turning the key in the
the volume knob will adjust the telephone
starter switch to position 0 and
voice and ringer volume.
removing it.
The volume for the navigation announce-
or
ments can only be changed while an
 Press e. announcement is being made.
In both cases, the system will activate When you adjust the volume, the system
the operating mode which was active will automatically store the setting for the
when the system was switched off. current operating mode.
i
If the key is not in the starter switch in
position 1 or 2, the system will automa-
tically stop after around 30 minutes.

34
At a glance
Quick reference COMAND

Adjusting the volume i Automatic volume control


 At the COMAND, turn the rotary control When the system is switched on again, The automatic volume control feature
at the e key. the volume may be lower or higher than adjusts the volume depending on:
or at the time when the system was  vehicle speed (only in vehicles without
switched OFF. premium sound system*)
 Press J or I on the
multifunction steering wheel. This will be the case when the volume or
was adjusted to a value outside a
The volume is turned up or down certain range when the system was  ambient noise inside the vehicle (only
depending on the direction of rotation switched off. in vehicles with premium sound
or the key pressed on the system*)
multifunctional steering wheel.
The system remembers the volume i
setting when it is switched off. This function is active all the time and
can not be turned on and off.

35
At a glance
Quick reference COMAND

Balance and fader Setting balance and fader For R class:


Common balance and fader settings apply In any audio source operation:
to the following systems:  Press the Bal/Fad soft key.
 Radio operation Cross-hairs are displayed. The
 CD operation (CD ) horizontal hair line indicates the
balance setting. The vertical hair line
 CD changer* operation (CD ) indicates the fader setting. You can
 MP3 CD operation now make balance and fader settings.
 AUX For M class:
 Satellite radio*
 Push the joystick to H or h.
When you make balance or fader settings,
the system will automatically save the Move the cross-hairs horizontally and
settings for the current operating mode adjust the balance.
and others. or
 Push the joystick to g or G.
Move the cross-hairs vertically and
adjust the fader.


36
At a glance
Quick reference COMAND

i When you adjust bass or treble, the  Push the joystick to H or h.


Push the joystick to F and f to settings apply to other sources within the Bass or Treble is adjusted.
move the cross-hairs simultaneously in group, but not to the other modes. For
example, if you adjust the bass while  Press E or the Back soft key.
vertical and horizontal direction.
listening to FM, that same bass level or
 Press E or the Back soft key. applies to AM and Weather band, but not
 Wait until the display changes.
to satellite radio* or CD/MP3 CD.
or The new setting is saved.
 Wait until the display changes. Activating the Bass or Treble menu
i
The new setting is saved. In any audio source operation:
Press the Bass or Treble soft key and
 Press the Bass or Treble soft key. keep it depressed to move the cursor
Bass and Treble
The Bass or Treble menu will appear. continuously. Release the soft key to
Different bass and treble settings are set the current value.
possible for the following operating modes:
Setting Bass and Treble
 Radio: FM-, AM- and
Weather (WB) bands
 Single CD (CD ) and CD changer*
(CD )
 MP3 CD operation
 AUX
 Satellite radio*

37
At a glance
Quick reference COMAND

Sound functions* The following sound functions* are i


available:
If your vehicle is equipped with the LOGIC7 Surround sound offers a sound
premium sound system*, the sound  Default Settings: quality superior to conventional stereo
functions* will be available for the COMAND sets the default settings sound.
following operating modes: (Bass, Treble, Bal/Fad) for the active
source mode. If the radio reception is poor, the
 Radio: FM-, AM- and system should be switched back to
Weather (WB) bands  Standard:
standard stereo playback. Switching
COMAND sets the sound linear for the back to standard stereo playback may
 Single CD (CD ) and CD changer* center of the vehicle.
(CD ) improve audio quality.
 Speech:
 MP3 CD operation Playback optimized for language
 AUX comprehensibility.
 LOGIC7 Surround:
 Satellite radio*
Surround playback.
You can use different sound functions* for
the modes mentioned above.
E.g.:
For radio operation the function
Standard, for CD operation the function
LOGIC7 Surround.

38
At a glance
Quick reference COMAND

Activating the sound functions*  Push the joystick to g or G to


select the desired function.
In any audio source operation:
 Press E.
 Activate the main menu for the
respective operating mode The function is activated.
( page 31).
 Press the Sound soft key.
The Sound menu will appear.

39
40
Audio
Audio operation
Radio operation
CD operation
CD changer* operation
MP3 CD operation
AUX operation

41
Audio
Audio operation
 Audio operation
In chapter Audio you will find detailed Opening the Audio menu
information regarding Warning G  Press A.
 radio operation
In order to avoid distraction which could
 CD operation (CD drive, CD changer*) lead to an accident, the driver should enter
 MP3 CD operation system settings with the vehicle at a stand-
still and operate the audio system only if
 AUX operation permitted by road, weather and traffic con-
If you have not done so already, please ditions.
familiarize yourself with these functions by Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
reading chapter At a glance. (approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is co-
vering a distance of 44 feet (approximately
14 m) every second.
Audio menu

42
Audio
Audio operation

i or Switching off
The CD or the MP3 soft key is  Press A again.  Press J again.
available, depending on the medium
inserted in the CD AUDIO slot. Selecting an audio source i
 In the Audio menu, press the soft key Mute function will also cancel by
The CD soft key is available if a CD
for the desired audio source. turning the rotary volume control or by
changer* is connected to the
pressing any soft key, g, h, the
COMAND. Muting joystick, E or any keypad button
except #.
 If an audio submenu is displayed, press Switching On
the Back soft key until the Audio menu
 Press J.
is displayed.
The system mutes the active audio
source and the symbol is displayed in
the status bar. The soft keys on the left
side are greyed out in some submenus.

43
Audio
Radio operation
 Radio operation
Switching to radio operation Switching back to the Audio menu
 In the Audio menu, press the Radio  Press the Back soft key.
soft key.
i
The Radio main menu will appear. The The Sound soft key is available if
station last tuned to will begin to play. COMAND is equipped with a sound
amplifier*.

Changing the Radio band


You can select between FM-, AM- and WB- The AM station last tuned to will begin to
Band. play. The frequency will appear in the
display.
AM Band
 In the FM Radio main menu, press the Switching back to FM band
FM/AM soft key until AM is displayed  Press the FM/AM soft key.
Radio main menu in the status bar.
The station last tuned to will begin to play.
1 Soft key assignment
2 Main area Frequency band Frequency range
3 Status bar FM 87.7 - 107.9 MHz
AM 530 - 1710 kHz

44
Audio
Radio operation

Weather Band WB i Selecting a station


 In the FM or AM Radio main menu, With the number keys 1 - 7 it is pos- You can use the following functions:
press the WB soft key. sible to choose a channel.
 Automatic seek tuning ( page 46)
An automatic scan is starting and the The message No channel will appear
 Manual tuning ( page 46)
COMAND plays and displays the if the system could not detect a chan-
channel of the first strong WB station. nel.  Station selection from the preset menu
( page 47)
Switching back to FM or AM band  Station selection via direct frequency
 Press the FM/AM soft key. entry (FM, AM) ( page 46)
or  Automatic station scan (FM, AM)
( page 47)
 Press the WB soft key
 Station selection from the FM/AM
The station last tuned to will begin to
Autostore presets ( page 51)
play.
Switching back to the Audio menu
 Press the Back soft key.
The Weather Band WB station will con-
tinue to play.

45
Audio
Radio operation

Automatic seek tuning Manual tuning (FM, AM) Station selection via direct frequency
entry (FM, AM)
 Press g or h.  Activate the desired wave band
( page 44). E.g.: 102.7 MHz in the FM band
or
 Press g or h longer than 2 se-  Activate the desired wave band
 Push the joystick to g or G.
conds. ( page 44).
The radio will tune in to the next
The function rapidly scans the  Press *.
receivable station (FM, AM) or channel
frequencies.
(WB) with descending/ascending An input line will appear.
frequency depending on the direction  Press g or h repeatedly to
of seek. change the frequency step by step.
or
WB direct channel selection
 Push the joystick to H or h.
 Press a number key 1 through 7.
Each push of the joystick will change
i the frequency by one step.
The selected channel is not shown in
the status line. FM Band
The frequency displayed will change in in-
crements of 0.2 MHz.

AM Band
Tuning will take place in increments of
10 kHz.

46
Audio
Radio operation

 Enter the desired frequency with the Preset station selection via number Automatic station scan (FM, AM)
number keys within 8 seconds, e.g. keypad The stations on the same band (FM, AM)
1027 for 102.7 MHz. can be scanned one after the other for 8
FM- and AM-Bands
The station you have selected will seconds each.
begin to play.  Press one of the number keys, such as
2 briefly. i
Frequency band Frequency range In the AM band, two search runs take
The radio will tune to the frequency as-
FM 87.7 - 107.9 MHz place. During the first run, stations with
signed to that memory location. If none
AM 530 - 1710 kHz good reception are played. During the
has been set by you, the radio will not
second run, stations with weaker
change the station.
FM, AM band reception are played.

Entries outside the frequency range are


i
Start scan function
not accepted. The message Please FM and AM presets are independent
and can only be accessed while in the  Activate the desired wave band
observe frequency range 87.7 -
107.9 MHz will appear briefly. corresponding band. ( page 44).
Saving stations for FM and AM  Press the Scan soft key.
i ( page 49).
If you do not make another entry within
8 seconds, the function will be canceled
and you will continue listening to the
station last tuned to.

47
Audio
Radio operation

End scan function and play a station Memory functions


 Press the Scan soft key again if you You can use the following functions:
hear the desired station.
 Saving stations manually (FM, AM)
or
 Saving stations automatically FM, AM
The scan function stops automatically ( page 50)
when the first station received has been
 Selecting a station from the FM/AM
scanned twice.
preset menu ( page 51)
 Selecting a station from the FM/AM
The scan function will begin. Auto presets ( page 51)

48
Audio
Radio operation

Saving stations manually (FM, AM) On the memory list  Press E longer than 2 seconds.
 Activate the desired wave band You will hear a verification beep if the
In the Radio main menu
( page 44). beep tones option was activated in the
 Activate the desired wave band system settings ( page 218).
 Press the Presets soft key.
( page 44).
The current station will be saved at the
The memory Preset menu will appear.
 Press one of the number keys, e.g. 2, memory preset selected.
longer than 2 seconds. You will see the Radio main menu
You will hear a verification beep if the
 automatically after 8 seconds
beep tones option was activated in the
system settings ( page 218).  if you press the Back soft key.
The radio saves the current station at
the memory preset selected. The me-
mory preset selected will appear in the
status bar, e.g. FM2.

i  Push the joystick to H, h or g,


There are 10 presets available (1 - G to highlight the desired memory
9, 0). preset.
An existing entry is overwritten in the
memory list when a new input is given.

49
Audio
Radio operation

i Saving stations automatically (FM, AM) The autostore function is active. The
message Autostore being
There are 2 presets for each of the FM  Activate the desired wave band
reloaded will appear. The radio
and AM waveband ( page 44).
stores the 10 stations with the
 standard FM/AM presets (saving  Press the Autost. soft key. strongest signal. The station
stations manually) and The autostore preset menu will appear. frequencies available will appear in the
 Auto presets (saving stations memory list.
automatically).
i
The standard FM/AM presets are not There are max. 10 presets available (1
affected by the Auto presets. This is a - 9, 0).
second option for storing a station ran-
ge you are currently receiving. The autostore function assigns the sta-
tions to the memory locations in the or-
der of their reception quality. The
strongest station is available on
preset 1. The number of available
 Press E to start Begin new search. stations depends on the stations avai-
lable in the area the vehicle is operated
in.

50
Audio
Radio operation

Selecting a station from the preset  Press E. Selecting a station from the FM/AM
menu (FM, AM) autostore presets
In both cases, you will see the main
 Activate the FM or AM memory radio menu  Activate the FM or AM autostore preset
( page 49). menu ( page 50).
 automatically after 8 seconds
You can use one of the following two ways You can use one of the following two ways
 if you press the Back soft key.
to select a station from the FM/AM to select a station from the FM/AM
presets The Radio main menu indicating the autostore presets
memory preset number.
 Press the corresponding number key,  Press the corresponding number key,
e.g. 3, to select the desired station. e.g. 3, to select the desired station.
or or
 Push the joystick to H, h or g,  Push the joystick to H, h or g,
G to highlight a memory preset in the G to highlight a memory position.
FM/AM preset list ( page 49).
 Press E.
In both cases, you will see the main
radio menu
 automatically after 8 seconds
 if you press the Back soft key.

51
Audio
CD operation
 CD operation
General information on CD operation i
Health hazard G The system may not be able to
Warning G The CD drive and CD changer* are Class 1
play CDs with copy protection or
copied CDs.
laser products. There is a danger of invisible
In order to avoid distraction which could
laser radiation when you open or damage
lead to an accident, the driver should insert
the cover. !
CDs with the vehicle at a standstill and
operate the audio system only if permitted Do not remove the cover. The CD drive and Use only CDs with a diameter of 12 cm,
by road, weather and traffic conditions. the CD changer* do not contain any parts do not use 8-cm CDs.
which can be serviced by the user. For safe- An 8-cm CD adapter may cause dama-
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
ty reasons, have any necessary service work ge to the CD drive and to the CD chan-
(approximately 50 km/h), your car covers a
performed by qualified personnel. ger* and should not be used.
distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m)
every second.
i i
Your CD drive has been designed to
play CDs which correspond to the IEC
60908 standard.
If you insert thicker data carriers, e.g.
ones that have data on both sides (one
Only use CDs, which bear the label
side with DVD data, the other side with
shown and that conform to the compact
audio data), they cannot be ejected
standard (IEC 60908). You can there-
and will damage the drive.
fore only use CDs with a maximum
thickness of 1.3 mm.

52
Audio
CD operation

Tips on caring for your CDs Loading/Ejecting a CD Loading a CD into the CD drive
 Avoid touching the CD surface with i
your fingers. Warning G There are two l buttons. One is on
 Clean the CD with a dry, lint-free cloth. the display unit. The other is located
Wipe them from the inside to the outer In order to avoid distraction which could
left of the CD AUDIO slot behind the
edge. Never wipe the CD in a circular lead to an accident, the driver should insert
display, see next page.
motion. CDs with the vehicle at a standstill and
operate the audio system only if permitted
 Do not use rubbing alcohol or solvents by road, weather and traffic conditions. i
to clean the CDs. The CD drive can acommodate either
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
 Do not expose the CDs to heat or direct audio or MP3 CDs ( page 70).
(approximately 50 km/h), your car covers a
sunlight. distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m)
 Do not write or put stickers on CD. every second.

53
Audio
CD operation

54
Audio
CD operation

1 Ejecting audio CD  With the COMAND switched on, press  Press l on the display unit to return
2 Opening/closing the display unit l. the display unit to its closed position.
3 Warning message Press EJECT to
The display unit moves forward and The display unit tilts up and then moves
close
then tilts down. The CD AUDIO slot is to the rear.
visible.
Playback begins with track number
Warning G  Press the l button left of the one.
CD AUDIO slot to eject a CD already
The display unit can cause injury if
loaded. i
contacted when open. Please close after
The message Press EJECT to
inserting an audio CD.  Remove the CD from the slot.
close will appear. If l on the
 Insert a CD into the slot. The CD should display unit is not pressed within 20
! be inserted with the label side up. seconds, eight successive series of two
Do not place anything on the lowered The COMAND pulls the CD in. beep tones will sound to remind you to
display panel (i.e. do not attempt to use return the display to its closed position
as a shelf). Placing objects on the ! by pressing l on the display unit.
lowered display panel may result in Inserting a second CD with another CD The active audio source will be muted
damage to the display or COMAND still loaded will cause damage to the until the display has been returned to
unit which is not covered by the CD drive which is not covered by the its closed position. If you do not do so,
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. the COMAND returns the display unit
to its closed position.

The message CD error will appear if


there is a media error.
 Remove the CD or switch to
another operation.

55
Audio
CD changer* operation
 CD changer* operation
Switching to CD changer* mode Loading CDs
 Activate the CD changer* main menu
( page 61). Warning G
or
In order to avoid distraction which could
 Load an audio CD into the CD changer* lead to an accident, the driver should insert
( page 57). 1 CD changer* release button CDs with the vehicle at a standstill and
2 CD slot operate the audio system only if permitted
Accessing the CD changer* 3 Magazine compartement buttons by road, weather and traffic conditions.
The CD changer* is located in the glove
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
box. Retracting the CD changer*
(approximately 50 km/h), your car covers a
 Open the glove box.  By hand, lift the CD changer* into the distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m)
stowed position. every second.
 Press the chrome CDC button 1.
A click is heard when fully retracted.
The CD changer* lowers and becomes
accessible. i
The CD changer* can accomodate up
to 6 audio CDs ( page 70).

i
For more information see General
Information on CD operation
( page 52).

56
Audio
CD changer* operation

The CD changer* has a built-in magazine The status of a magazine compartment can
which can hold up to six CDs. The CD also be seen when selecting a CD in the
changer* has six magazine compartment Magazine menu ( page 64).
buttons 3 for controlling the loading
The CD slot 2 for loading CDs into the CD
procedure. LEDs in the buttons indicate
changer* is located above the buttons 3.
the status of the corresponding magazine
compartment. Loading options:
1 CD changer* release button
 Button LED off:  Loading a single magazine 2 CD slot
Magazine compartment empty compartment 3 Magazine compartement buttons
 Button LED continuously red:  Loading all six magazine  Access the CD changer* ( page 56).
Magazine compartment loaded with a compartments
 Briefly press the button 3 of the
CD
Loading a single magazine compart- empty magazine compartment to be
 Button LED flashes green: loaded.
ment
CD changer requesting CD to be
 Wait until the LED in the button 3
loaded i flashes green.
Loading a magazine slot will stop the
playback of a CD in the changer. This indicates that the CD changer*
requests a CD.


57
Audio
CD changer* operation

 Insert an audio CD into the CD slot 2 Initial situation: all magazine compart-  Insert an audio CD into the CD slot 2
within approx. 15 seconds. Insert the ments empty. within approx. 15 seconds. Insert the
CD face up. The CD changer* loads all magazine CD face up.
The CD is pulled in. The red LED in the compartments beginning with The CD is pulled in. The magazine
corresponding magazine compartment compartment 1. compartment is loaded.
button 3 lights up continuously. The
 Access the CD changer* ( page 56). The red LED in the corresponding
system starts playing the CD.
magazine compartment button 3
 Press and hold the button 3 of an
The loading procedure is completed. lights up continuously.
empty magazine compartment for
 Retract the CD changer* ( page 56). more than 2 seconds. The CD changer* then requests
insertion of the next CD. The LED in the
The LEDs of all magazine compartment
Loading all six magazine buttons 3 briefly light up green
corresponding magazine compartment
compartments button 3 flashes green.
several times.
 Repeat the last step until all six
 Wait until the LED in the first magazine
magazine compartments are loaded.
compartment button 3 flashes green.
The system plays the sixth CD. The
This indicates that the CD changer*
LEDs in all magazine compartment
requests a CD.
buttons 3 light up red continously.
The loading procedure is completed.
1 CD changer* release button
2 CD slot  Retract the CD changer* ( page 56).
3 Magazine compartement buttons

58
Audio
CD changer* operation

i Ejecting CDs  Access the CD changer* ( page 56).


If, for example, only compartments 1 The following options are available:  Briefly press the appropriate magazine
through 4 are to be loaded instead of compartment button 3.
 Ejecting one CD
all six compartments, simply do not The button LED 3 flashes red. The CD
insert the fifth CD into the slot 2. The  Ejecting all CDs ( page 60)
changer* ejects the CD.
CD changer* attempts to load the fifth
CD, yet aborts the loading procedure. Ejecting one CD  Within 15 seconds, remove the CD
The system automatically plays the last from the slot 2.
(fourth) CD. The CD will be pulled in again if it is not
removed from the slot within approx.
15 seconds. The system starts playing
the CD again.
The ejection process is completed.
1 CD changer* release button  Retract the CD changer* ( page 56).
2 CD slot
3 Magazine compartement buttons

59
Audio
CD changer* operation

i Ejecting all CDs  Within 15 seconds, remove each CD


from the slot 2.
If you are listening to a CD in the CD
changer* and you eject another CD The CD will be pulled in again if it is not
from the changer: removed from the slot within
approx.15 seconds. The system starts
 While ejecting the CD, the system
playing the CD again.
interrupts CD playback.
The ejection procedure is completed
 The CD you were last listening to
1 CD changer* release button when all CDs are removed, or when the
starts from the beginning once the
2 CD slot procedure is aborted by the CD
ejection procedure is completed.
3 Magazine compartement buttons changer*.
If you eject the CD you are currently
 Access the CD changer* ( page 56).  Retract the CD changer* ( page 56).
listening to:
 Press and hold the button of a loaded
 The next available audio CD is
played. magazine compartment 3 for more
than 2 seconds.
 If there are no other CDs available,
the system switches to the audio The button LEDs of all loaded magazine
source listened to before CD compartments will briefly flash red,
changer* mode. several times.
The CD changer* ejects the CDs one
after another.

60
Audio
CD operation
 CD operation
Switching to CD operation i
Playback locations for audio CDs are: The Magaz. soft key is only assigned
when the CD changer* is active.
 the CD drive in the COMAND
If the CD changer* has already read the
 the CD changer*.
CDs, the Magazine menu will appear
( page 64) when you press the
CD drive
Magaz. soft key.
i
The CD drive is located behind of the
display unit ( page 54). CD changer* main menu

1 CD number or name of the CD currently


CD changer* playing
2 Track number or name of the track
i
currently playing
The CD changer* can accomodate up 3 CD - CD changer*
to 6 audio CDs. The CD changer* is CD - CD drive
located in the glove box. Actual track number/max. track
If a CD changer* is connected to the number on CD and elapsed playback
COMAND, the CD soft key is time
available. 4 Symbol for inserted CD

 In the Audio menu ( page 42), press


the CD or the CD soft key.

61
Audio
CD operation

Switching on i
The name of the CD and the name of
CD drive the track played are displayed if the
 Activate the Audio menu ( page 42). information is available.
 Press the CD soft key.
CD changer*
The CD main menu is displayed.
i
If no audio CD has been inserted, the
The CD soft key is available if a CD
message No CD inserted will
changer* is connected to the
appear. CD changer* main menu
COMAND.
 Load an audio CD into the CD drive If the last played CD is not available, the
( page 53).  Activate the Audio menu ( page 42). next available audio CD is played back.
 Press the CD soft key. i
The CD changer* main menu will The name of the CD and the name of
appear. The CD last played is played the track played are displayed if the
back. information is available.

No CD in the CD changer*:
The message Magazine empty will
appear.
 Load audio CDs into the CD changer*
CD main menu
( page 56).

62
Audio
CD operation

Selecting a CD (CD changer* only) The CD list includes all loaded CDs. Only  Push the joystick to H or h to
one list entry is visible at a time. select another CD from the list.
You can select a CD:
The entry is displayed above the track Loading CD <number> is displayed.
 in the CD list ( page 63) indication. It shows the number of the CD
After the CD is loaded, playback
 with the number keypad ( page 63) currently playing.
begins.
 in the magazine menu ( page 64)
With the number keypad
In the CD list
i
i The number keys 1 - 6 can be used
Selection is only possible if at least two for direct selection.
audio CDs have been loaded into the Keys 1 - 6 magazine slots 1 to 6
changer.
of the CD changer*

63
Audio
CD operation

 Press a number key, e.g. 2 to select i Track select


the corresponding CD.
The name of the CD instead of e.g. CD1 You can select a track:
Loading CD 2 is displayed. is displayed if the information is
 with g or h ( page 64)
The CD is changed. The selected CD is available.
 with the joystick ( page 65)
played back.
 Push the joystick to g or G to  with the number keypad ( page 65)
The message No CD <number> will select a CD.
appear if a selected slot is empty.  with CD track scan ( page 65)
 Press E.
In the Magazine menu or With g or h
 Press the Magaz. soft key.  Press one of the number keys 1 to  Activate the main CD menu
6. ( page 61).
The Magazine menu is displayed.
The CD is changed. The message
Next track
Loading CD <number> will appear.
 Press h.
The next track is played.

64
Audio
CD operation

Previous track or start of title (if more With the number keypad i
than 10 seconds of playing time has
 Activate the CD main menu Entries higher than the number of
elapsed)
( page 62). tracks available on the CD are not
 Press g. possible.
 Press *.
Playback begins.
An input line will appear in the CD main  After entering the track number, wait
menu. approximately 3 seconds.
Select any desired track
 Press g or h as many times as The selected track is played. The CD
necessary. main menu is displayed.

With the joystick CD track scan

 Push the joystick to g or G to play The tracks on a CD can be scanned one


the next or previous track. after the other for 8 seconds each. The
function will switch off automatically when
the starting track is reached. You can also
manually stop the scan function.
1 Number of tracks on CD corresponds
with the valid number range
2 Input line
E.g.: Track 14.
 Press 1 and 4 in short succession.

65
Audio
CD operation

Activating Ending the function Fast forward/reverse


 Press the Scan soft key. Scan search is running.
Fast forward
Scan will begin.  Press the Scan soft key.
 Press and hold h for more than 2
or seconds.
 Press E.
Fast reverse
Playback will resume with the desired
track.  Press and hold g for more than 2
seconds.

Ending the function


 Release h or g.
Playback will resume.
i
When you start the scan function, the
playback mode Normal sequence
( page 69) is automatically activated.

66
Audio
CD operation

Muting i Playback mode


COMAND will also deactivate muting if The following options are available:
On
you
 Normal sequence ( page 69)
 Press J during playback.
 press A to select another audio
 Track mix ( page 69)
The CD operation is muted and the source
symbol is displayed in the status bar.  CD mix ( page 69)
 change the volume
The soft keys on the left side are
 Repeat track ( page 69)
greyed out in some submenus.  press either g or h.
 Repeat CD ( page 69)
Off
i
 Press J again. If the CD changer* is connected, the
Playback will resume. playback modes Repeat CD and
The disappears from the status bar. CD mix are available additionally.
The soft keys on the left side are
selectable again.

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Audio
CD operation

Activating playback mode  Push the joystick to g or G to


select the playback mode Repeat
E.g.:
track.
Mode Repeat track
 Press E.
 Press the Setting soft key.
The mode is activated. The CD
The setting menu will appear. changer* main menu will then appear.
REPEAT TRACK will appear in the
status bar.

i
The playback mode Normal sequence
is not displayed in the status bar.

CD changer* setting menu

68
Audio
CD operation

Explanation of the playback modes  Track mix  Repeat track


 Normal sequence Tracks are played in random order. If The system repeats the current track
Tracks are played in ascending order more than one CD is available, the next until you switch the function off.
(e.g. 1, 2, 3 and so on). If just one CD is available CD is played when the current
 Repeat CD (CD changer* only)
inserted, the first track is played when CD is over. The CDs are changed in
normal order. The system repeats the current CD
the last one is over.
until you switch the function off.
 CD mix (CD changer* only)
If more than one CD is available, the
first track of the next CD is played At least 4 tracks of any CD are played
when the last track of the current CD is in random order. Then follows the next
over. The CDs are changed in normal available CD. The CDs are changed in
order. random order.

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Audio
MP3 CD operation
 MP3 CD operation
Safety instructions !
Warning G Your CD drive has been designed to
Warning G The CD drive is a Class 1 laser product.
play CDs which correspond to the IEC
60908 standard. Therefore only CDs
There is a danger of invisible laser radiation
In order to avoid distraction which could not exceeeding a thickness of 1.3 mm
when you open or damage the cover.
lead to an accident, the driver should insert can be used.
CDs with the vehicle at a standstill and Do not remove the cover. The CD drive does
not contain any parts which can be serviced
If you insert thicker data carriers, e.g.
operate the audio system only if permitted ones that have data on both sides (one
by road, weather and traffic conditions. by the user. For safety reasons, have any ne-
cessary service work performed by qualified
side with DVD data, the other side with
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
personnel.
audio data), they will become stuck and
(approximately 50 km/h), your car covers a damage the drive.
distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m)
Do not play single CDs (80mm) with an
every second. Tips on data storage media
adapter. An adapter could become
! stuck and damage the drive. Only use
Do not attach labels of any type to the 12 cm diameter CDs.
CD. They may become detached and
damage the drive.

70
Audio
MP3 CD operation

Tips on caring for your MP3 CDs Tips on creating MP3 CDs Permissible MP3 CDs
 Only touch the CD on the edges. In MP3 mode COMAND can read CD-R and
i CD-RW CDs.
 Clean the CD with a dry, lint-free cloth. CDs, software and hardware for writing
Wipe the CD a straight line from the audio data to CDs vary widely. Permissible file systems
center. Never wipe the CD in a circular Therefore, we cannot guarantee that
motion. COMAND will be able to play every The permitted file system for COMAND is
user-written CD. Problems may also be ISO9660/Joliet for CD-R and CD-RW.
 Do not use rubbing alcohol or solvents
to clean CDs. encountered during playback of user-
written CDs with a storage capacity of Multi session CDs
 Do not expose the CDs to cold, heat or more than 700 MB. Multi session CDs include mixed file types
direct sunlight. (e.g. MP3 and audio CD) in either
 Do not write or put labels on CDs. successive or random order on the disc. In
MP3 mode, COMAND will integrate audio
CD tracks into the discs folder structure.
The audio CD track folder will appear first
followed by folders containing MP3 tracks.

71
Audio
MP3 CD operation

File structure Track names and folder names  A period must appear between the
track name and the file extension.
When creating a MP3 CD, you can organize When creating an MP3 CD, you can assign
MP3 tracks into folders. A folder can also names to the MP3 tracks and folders. Example of a correct track name:
contain additional folders. COMAND uses these names in MP3 mode Track1.mp3
A CD may have a maximum of 255 folders for the corresponding display.
In the example, the track name con-
in total.
Please note the following when assigning tains six characters, followed by a peri-
A maximum of 255 tracks are permissible
folder and track names: od and the file extension mp3.
per folder.
 Track and folder names must contain Empty folders or folders containing data
Mathematically a maximum of 65025
at least 1 character. other than MP3 tracks will not be dis-
tracks would result. However, this amount
played by COMAND.
is usually not reached since MP3 requires  Track names may contain up to fifty
approx. 1 MB storage per minute recorded. characters. If a name exceeds this
character limit, COMAND will not be
able to display it in full.
 Track names must have the extension
mp3.

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

If MP3 or audio CD files are stored in the Permissible bit and scan rates Tips on copyright
root directory itself, the root directory also
 Fixed and variable bit rates up to 320 The music tracks that you can create for
counts as a folder. COMAND will then
kbps play back in MP3 mode are generally
display the root directory name as a folder
 Scan rates from 24 kHz - 48 kHz copyright-protected under applicable in-
name.
ternational and national laws.
i i In many countries, the reproduction of
COMAND does not support ID3tags. It is recommended to use MP3 tracks copyrighted material is not permitted,
with a bit rate of128 kbps or higher and even if only for personal use, without the
with a scan rate of 44.1 kHz or higher. express prior consent of the copyright
Tips on creating MP3 tracks
Lower rates may impair quality. This is holder.
Permissible MP3 formats particularly true if the sound function
LOGIC7 Surround has been Please check the current copyright laws
COMAND supports the MPEG1 activated. for your country and comply with them.
AudioLayer3 format. These restrictions do not apply for exam-
ple to your own compositions and record-
i
ings, or for recordings for which
In everyday speech, this format has
authorization has been obtained from the
been replaced by the designation
copyright holder.
MP3.

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

Switching to MP3 CD mode Loading a MP3 CD Ejecting a MP3 CD


i Loading a MP3 CD into the CD drive is the Ejecting a MP3 CD out of the CD drive is
same as described for audio CDs. the same as described for audio CDs.
A MP3 CD is played in the same drive
as a audio CD. The CD drive is located  Load a MP3 CD ( page 53).  Eject a MP3 CD ( page 53).
behind of the display unit ( page 54). After inserting a MP3 CD into the CD drive
the COMAND loads the data. It may take a
 Activate the MP3 CD main menu while to load the data, depending on the
( page 75). number of folders and tracks.
or After loading, COMAND plays the MP3 CD.
 Load a MP3 CD into the CD drive
( page 53).

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

MP3 main menu It may take a while to load the data If the MP3 can not be read, the
depending on the number of folders message CD error will appear.
 Activate the Audio menu ( page 42).
and tracks.
i
If the MP3 CD is loaded, the MP3 main
On MP3 tracks with variable bit rates,
menu will appear.
the elapsed track time displayed may
deviate from the actual time elapsed.

 Press the MP3 soft key.

i
The MP3 soft key is visible if a MP3 MP3 main menu
CD is already loaded. If not, the CD
1 Current folder
soft key will appear. In this case, load a
2 Current MP3 track
MP3 CD first.
3 Track number within the current fold-
er/number of tracks in current folder
4 Elapsed playback time of the current
track

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

Selecting a folder Selecting via folder list  Activate the MP3-CD main menu.
( page 75).
If the MP3 tracks are organized into folders i
on the CD, you can select a folder from the  Push the joystick to H or h to
The folder list only contains folders in
COMAND control unit. select a folder.
which MP3 or audio CD tracks are
The following options are available: stored.  Wait approx. 3 seconds.
 Selecting via folder list After inserting a MP3 CD, the COMAND The COMAND changes the folder and
loads the data. After loading, you can loads the data from the new folder. It
 Selecting via extended folder list
use this function. may take a while to load the data, de-
pending on the number of folders and
Only one folder can be viewed at a time. tracks.
Playback of the first track of the
selected folder will begin.
The track list displays the tracks of the
selected folder.

1 Current folder

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

Selecting via extended folder list If a folder was selected:

i A list of MP3 tracks appears.


The extended folder list only contains If a folder was selected:
folders in which MP3 or audio CD The next level of the folder structure
tracks are stored. will appear.
After inserting a MP3 CD the COMAND  Push the joystick to G or g to
begins loading the data. The Folder select a track or another folder. Repeat
soft key may be greyed out during that until desired track or folder appears.
time. Once loaded the folder soft key is
available. i If the Play soft key is available:
Folder contains MP3 tracks When pressed, playback of the
 In the MP3 main menu ( page 75), highlighted track or the first track in
press the Folder soft key. The Folder contains subfolders
the selected folder will begin.
extended folder list appears.
 Push the joystick to G or g to To go up one level in the folder structure:
select a folder.  Press the soft key.
 Press E.
COMAND changes the folder and loads
the data from the new folder. It may
take a while to load the data de-
pending on the number of folders and
tracks.

77
Audio
MP3 CD operation

Track select In the track list  Push the joystick G or g to move


The track list includes all tracks of the CD forward or backward through the track
You can select a track:
or currently selected folder. Only one list list.
 by using G or g in the track list of a entry is visible at a time.  Press E or the Play soft key to begin
selected folder
playback.
 with g or h
Using Skip track
 with the number keypad
 Activate the MP3 main menu
 with Scan
( page 75).
i
If there are tracks on the MP3 CD that Forward
can not be read, you will not see any  Press D.
error messages. The audio output will
The next track from the track list is
be muted and a search will begin to the
1 Current folder played.
next readable position.
 Activate the MP3 main menu
i ( page 75).
At any time during playback an
expanded view of a track title can be
displayed by pressing the Detail soft
key.

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

Backward Using MP3 track scan


 Press d. The tracks of the current folder can be
scanned one after the other for 8 seconds
If the track has been playing for more
each. Subfolders are not considered.
than approx. 10 seconds, the track is
replayed from the start. If the playing The function will switch off automatically
time is shorter, the previous track is when the beginning track is reached.
played. You can also manually stop the scan
search.
With the number keypad
The tracks of the current folder can be 1 Number of tracks in the current folder Starting the scan search
selected with this function. (10 tracks)
 Activate the MP3 main menu
 Activate the MP3 main menu i ( page 75).
( page 75). If the current folder contains less than  Press the Scan soft key.
 In short succession, press button * 10 tracks, the system will only recogni-
and the number key of the desired ze the first digit entered and play the i
track, e.g. 8. appropriate track. When you start the scan search, the
playback mode Normal sequence
After your entry the selected track is ( page 81) is automatically activated.
played and visible.

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Audio
MP3 CD operation

Ending the scan function Muting i


Scan search is running. COMAND will also deactivate mute if
On you
 Press the Scan soft key.
 Press J during playback.  press A to select another audio
or
The CD operation is stopped and the source
 Press E. symbol is displayed in the status bar.  change the volume
The last scanned track is played. The soft keys on the left side are
greyed out in the MP3 main menu.  press either g or h.
Fast forward/reverse
 Activate the MP3 main menu Off Playback options
( page 75).  Press J again. The following options are available:
 Press and hold g or h.  Normal sequence ( page 81)
Playback will resume.
 To stop release g or h. The disappears from the status bar.  CD mix ( page 81)
The soft keys on the left side are
selectable again.  Repeat track ( page 81)
 Repeat folder ( page 81)

80
Audio
MP3 CD operation

Changing the playback option  Push the joystick to g or G to i


select the playback mode CD mix.
E.g.: After selecting, the following playback
 Press E. options are displayed on the status bar.
Option CD mix
The option is activated. The MP3 main
 Activate the MP3 main menu  CD mix
menu will reappear.
( page 75).
All tracks of the MP3 CD are played in
 Press the Setting soft key. Explanation of the playback options random order.
 Normal sequence (normal setting)  Repeat track
Option Symbol
Function active _ The tracks of the current folder are The system repeats the current track
played in alphabetical order. until you switch the function off.
Function not active -
If the current folder contains sub-  Repeat folder
folders: The system repeats the tracks of the
The sub-folders and their tracks are current folder until you switch the
played in alphabetical order. function off.

Setting menu

81
Audio
AUX operation
 AUX operation
An external audio source can be  Open the Audio menu ( page 42). i
connected to the COMAND via the 1/8"
 Press the AUX soft key. For instructions on how to operate the
socket located inside the glovebox.
The AUX menu is displayed. The exter- external audio source, please see the
nal audio source is played back if it is operation manual of the device con-
connected and switched to playback. nected.

At the COMAND, you can set the following


for the AUX operation:
 Volume ( page 34)
M class illustrated
 Balance control and fader ( page 36)
1 1/8 socket  Bass and treble control ( page 37)
i  Sound functions* ( page 38)
Vehicles equipped with a Rear Seat En-
tertainment* ( page 87) system do
not include the 1/8" AUX socket. The AUX menu
audio signal from the Rear Seat Enter-
tainment* system is the permanent
AUX source.

82
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Audio operation*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

83
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Audio operation*
 Rear Audio operation*
Connecting headsets
Warning G Warning G Both 1/8" sockets 1 are located in the
The driver should not operate any of the When not in use, headsets should be stored Rear climate control panel at the back of
Rear Audio features at the Rear climate in a safe location (e.g. one of the vehicles the center console. You can connect one
control panel while driving the vehicle under storage compartments) so that they are not headset to each socket.
any circumstances. These features can loose within the passenger compartment
distract the driver from traffic conditions during braking, vehicle maneuvers or a
and should only be operated by the rear seat traffic accident. Objects moving within the
occupants. passenger compartment could cause
Similarly, the driver should not wear a Rear serious personal injury to vehicle
Audio headset while operating the vehicle occupants.
under any circumstances. The use of a 1 Two 1/8 sockets
headset while driving the vehicle could
drastically impair the ability to react to Warning G  Gently push the headset connector into
audible traffic conditions (e.g. emergency the socket 1.
sirens from police/fire/ambulance, another Due to a potential choking hazard, wired
The following functions are available when
drivers horn, etc). headset usage by children should only occur using the Rear Audio feature
with adult supervision.
 Select the audio source

i  Switch off
Only use 32 Ohm headsets.  Adjust headset volume
For further information please contact  Mute
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

84
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Audio operation*

Selecting the audio source  Push the joystick to g or G to


select the audio source you want.
i
You can select different audio sources i
for the COMAND and the Rear Audio In vehicles equipped with a Rear Seat
operation*. The selected audio source Entertainment* system ( page 87)
for the COMAND will playback through the audio signal from the Rear Seat
the speakers while the selected audio Entertainment system is the
source for the Rear Audio will playback permanent AUX source.
through the headset(s). The Rear Audio
source is the same for both headset Rear menu i
sockets.
An audio source, e.g. CD for CD
i
drive, will appear greyed out, if e.g.
 At the COMAND open the Audio menu The factory setting is Off _, so you there is no CD loaded in the slot.
( page 42). can not hear an audio source via the
headset. Loading a CD ( page 53).
 Press the Rear soft key.
The Rear menu will appear. If a MP3 CD is loaded into the CD drive,  Press E.
MP3 will appear instead of CD .
The audio source is selected. Playback
The CD and SAT options are begins.
available if a CD changer* and a
satellite radio* equipment (with i
subscription to satellite radio service Voice instruction during route
provider) are connected to the guidance, telephone ringing or a
COMAND. callers voice is not heard via the
headset.

85
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Audio operation*

Switching off  If the position of the volume knob 1 is


in, push it in and then release.
 Push the joystick g or G to select
Off.  Turn the knob to the desired volume
level.
 Press E.
The Rear Audio operation* is switched
off.
 To switch on again, select an audio
source and press E.

Adjusting the volume


1 Two volume knobs
i
Both volume knobs are located in the
Rear climate control panel at the back
of the center console. There are two
possible positions for each knob, in or
out. Neither position has an effect on
the audio signal to the headset.
Volume adjustment is only possible
when the knob is out.

86
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*
 Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Warning G Warning G Warning G


The RSE CD/DVD player is a Class 1 laser When not in use, headsets or external video Due to a potential choking hazard, wired
product. There is a danger of invisible laser sources should be stored in a safe location headset usage by children should only occur
radiation when you open or damage the co- (e.g. one of the vehicles storage with adult supervision.
ver. compartments) so that they are not loose
Do not remove the cover. The RSE CD/DVD within the passenger compartment during
player does not contain any parts which can braking, vehicle maneuvers or a traffic
be serviced by the user. For safety reasons, accident. Objects moving within the
have any necessary service work performed passenger compartment could cause
by qualified personnel. serious personal injury to vehicle
occupants.

87
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

General information on CD/DVD i Permissible CDs/DVDs


operation The system may not be able to play The following file and disc formats can be
copied CDs or those with copy played in the RSE CD/DVD player:
i
protection.  CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW containing
Your RSE CD/DVD player has been de-
signed to play CDs/DVDs which corres- CDDA files with title text and/or MP3
pond to the IEC 60908 standard. You ! files with ID3 tags.
can therefore only use CDs with a maxi- Do not attach labels of any type to the  DVD-ROM, DVD-R (up to 3.95 GB sto-
mum thickness of 1.3 mm. CD. They may become detached and rage) containing DVD video content.
damage the drive.
If you insert thicker data carriers, e.g. Tips on caring for your CDs ( page 53)
ones that have data on both sides (one and ( page 71)
side with DVD data, the other side with !
audio data), they cannot be ejected and Tips on creating MP3 CDs ( page 71)
Do not play single CDs (80mm) with an
will damage the drive. adapter. An adapter could become Tips on copyright ( page 73)
stuck and damage the drive. Only use Tips on caring for your DVDs ( page 89)
i 12 cm diameter CDs.
CDs, software and hardware for writing
data to CDs vary widely. Therefore, we
cannot guarantee that the system will
be able to play every user-written CD.

88
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

DVD playback requirements Tips on caring for your DVDs  Point the remote control with the
infrared transmitter 1 at the receiver
 Treat DVDs with care to prevent
i diode l on one of the two rear
malfunctions during playback.
Some DVDs may not comply with the monitors.
NTSC or PAL TV playback standards.  Do not scratch, touch or soil your
Sound, picture and other playback DVDs. Switching between the rear monitors
problems may occur when you play  Do not attach labels to or write on your  Move the left/right monitor switch 3
such DVDs. DVDs. on the right side of the remote control
The RSE CD/DVD player can playback  From time to time, clean your DVDs to switch between the left monitor and
video DVDs meeting the following with a commercially available cleaning the right monitor.
requirements: cloth. Never wipe circularly, but in a
 Correct regional code straight line from inside to outside. Soft key selection via remote control

 NTSC or PAL TV standard  After use, put your DVDs into the DVD  Turn the thumb wheel up or down.
box. You navigate through the soft keys. The
The appropriate information is usually
given either on the DVD or the DVD  Protect your DVDs from high corresponding soft key on the selected
box. The factory setting of the RSE CD/ temperatures and direct sunlight. rear monitor changes its color.
DVD player is regional code 1. The  Press the thumb wheel.
setting can be changed at an Operating the Rear Seat
Entertainment* (RSE) The function is selected.
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. This
will allow you to playback video DVDs You can operate the RSE via
with other regional codes, as long as  the Remote control and
they comply with the NTSC or PAL TV
standard.  the button panel at the front on the two
rear monitors.

89
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Remote control Rear monitor

RSE CD/DVD player

90
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Function Page Function Page Function Page


Remote control 9 j Locating lugs
1 Infrared transmitter Switching on and off 93 k Batteries - 2 Type AAA 1.5 V
2 Thumb wheel. Turn to a Rear monitor
select a soft key and press
Switching to the mode l Infrared receiver diode
to confirm 97
corresponding to the m
3 Left/right monitor switch inserted CD
Switching monitor on and
4 H,h,g,G,F,f b Monitor off/on 113 off 93
Function selection c LED 92 n
Press E to confirm d GH Adjusting the display
5 112 Track select brightness 97
Muting (CD, MP3 CD) 98, 102 o
6 Fast forward/reverse 99, 102, Adjusting the headset
(CD, MP3 CD, DVD) 108 volume 97
Not available. Message No
TV Scene/chapter skip (DVD) 108 p Headset connector socket 93
7 or e Adjusting the headset RSE CD/DVD player
volume 97
Switching to the external q CD/DVD slot 95
video source, if connected Volume down
r Video socket and two audio
or 109 Volume up (L - left, R - right) sockets 96
AUX menu 109 f Battery compartment s Eject button 95
8 g Retainer clip
System menu 110 h Cover

91
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Replacing the batteries The remote control is operated with two  Insert the new batteries. Please make
batteries type AAA 1.5 V. If you press any sure you insert the batteries in the
button on the remote and the LED does not correct polarity direction (+/-).
Warning G light or is red in color, discharged batteries
Left battery:
are most likely the cause.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Plus (+) must point upward.
Immediately seek medical help if a child  Remove the cover h of the battery
swallows a battery. Batteries are not to be compartment f on the back of the Right battery:
short-circuited, dismantled or thrown into remote control. Plus (+) must point downward.
fire.  Press the retainer clip g in the  Insert the cover h with the location
direction of the arrow and remove lugs j into the battery compartment
the cover h. f and then snap the retainer clip g
Environmental Note H  Remove batteries k. into the compartment.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.

92
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Connecting headsets Switching the rear monitor on and


The two rear monitors are located at the off
back of the front seats.
Switching on
A 1/8" socket 2 is located in the button
panel at the front of each monitor. You can i
connect one headset to each socket. The RSE system can be switched on
from the monitors regardless of key (in,
i out) or starter switch (0, 1, 2) positions.
Only use 32 Ohm headsets. For an explanation of starter switch
For further information please contact positions, please refer to the vehicle
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Operators Manual.

 Gently push the headset connector into  Press button 1 on one or both of
the socket 2. the monitors.
Rear monitor, R class illustrated
or
1 ON/OFF button
With the key inserted in the starter switch
2 1/8 socket
in any position (0, 1, 2):
 Set the remote control L/R monitor
switch to the side you wish to control.
 Press button 9 on the remote
control ( page 90).

93
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

i Switching off Loading/ejecting CDs


If the system is being used while the  Press on the rear monitor or press M class
key is out or inserted in position 0, the on the remote control again.
The RSE CD/DVD player is located under
system will switch off after approx. 30 or the right rear seat.
minutes.
 Turn the key in the starter switch to R class
In all cases, one of the following position 0 and pull the key out.
The RSE CD/DVD player is located at the
messages will appear on the monitor The message Vehicle key remo- front of the middle row console.
Please wait, loading disc... ved. Please confirm by pres-
sing OK so that the device
The RSE CD/DVD player will load the
continues operating. will appear
CD which was in the drive when the
for approx. 10 seconds. If no action is
system was switched off. The
taken the system will turn off. If OK is
corresponding menu will appear on the
selected via the remote the system will
rear monitors and playback will begin.
continue to operate for approx. 30 mi-
Drive empty nutes.
 Load a CD into the RSE CD/DVD
player.
R class illustrated

1 RSE CD/DVD player

94
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

The message Please wait,  Slide the protective cover on the center
loading disc... will appear on the console open.
rear monitor. It may take a while to
 Press .
load the data.
The message Press any key to
After loading, the player plays the
continue... will appear.
loaded medium and the corresponding
1 CD/DVD slot menu will appear on the rear monitor.  Within 10 seconds, remove the
medium from the slot 1.
The system is already switched on
Ejecting a CD from the RSE CD/DVD The medium will be pulled in again if it
( page 93).
player is not removed from the slot within
 Slide the protective cover on the center approx.10 seconds. The RSE CD/DVD
console open. player starts playing the medium again.
 Insert a CD into the slot 1. The CD After removing the medium, the
should be inserted with the label side message Drive empty will appear.
up.
The RSE CD/DVD player pulls the
medium in. 1 CD/DVD slot
2 Eject button
!
Inserting a second CD with another CD
still loaded will cause damage to the
RSE CD/DVD player which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.

95
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Connecting external video sources  Gently push the video and audio !
connectors of the external video
Two external video sources can be When not in use, external video
source into the AUX 1 and AUX 2
connected to the RSE CD/DVD player via sources should be stored in a safe
sockets 1 and 2.
the video and audio (L - left, R - right) location (e.g. one of the vehicles
sockets located on the front panel. The external video source is played storage compartments) so that they
back on the monitor switched to the are not loose within the passenger
corresponding AUX source. compartment during braking, vehicle
maneuvers or a traffic accident.
i Objects moving within the passenger
For instructions on how to operate the compartment could cause serious
external video sources, please see the personal injury to vehicle occupants.
operation manual of the device con-
1 Video socket nected.
2 Two audio (L - left, R - right) sockets

96
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Adjusting the headset volume At the monitor Adjusting the display brightness
 Press or .
i At the monitor
After connecting the headsets A window will appear indicating the
current volume level.  Press or .
( page 93) you can adjust the volume.
 Press or as often as The display brightness changes
With the remote control necessary to adjust the volume. gradually.
 Press or .
With the remote control
A window will appear indicating the
 Adjust the display brightness in the
current volume level.
System menu ( page 111).
 Press or as often as
necessary to adjust the volume.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Switching to CD mode Track select


An audio CD is loaded in the RSE CD/DVD  Press g or G to play the next or
player and it is switched on. previous track.
Loading a CD ( page 94). or
Switching on ( page 93).  Press H to play the next track.
 Set the L/R monitor switch on the  Press G to play the previous track
remote to the side you wish to control. or start of title (if more than 10
 Press on the remote. seconds of playing time has elapsed).
The CD menu will appear on the CD menu Playback begins.
display. Playback begins with track 1. 1 CD mode
CD track scan
2 Current track
3 Current track number/max. track num- The tracks on a CD can be scanned one
ber on CD and elapsed playback time after the other for 8 seconds each.
Starting the function
i
The name of the CD and the name of  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
the track played are displayed if the Scan soft key and press to select.
information is available. Scan will begin.

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Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Ending the function Playback mode  Repeat track


The function will switch off automatically  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the The system repeats the current
when the beginning track is reached. Setting soft key and press to select. track until you switch the function
off.
or The setting menu will appear.
 Track mix
 Press the thumb wheel to select the
Scan soft key again if the scan search Tracks are played in random order.
is running.  Press g or G to select the desired
option.
Fast forward/reverse
 Press E.
Fast forward The mode is activated. The CD main
menu will then appear. The playback
 Press and hold H for more than 2
modes TRACK MIX and REPEAT
seconds.
TRACK will appear in the status bar.
Fast reverse The following options are available: Setting Bass and treble ( page 113).
 Normal track sequence
 Press and hold G for more than 2
seconds. Tracks are played in ascending
order (e.g. 1, 2, 3 and so on). If just
Ending the function one CD is inserted, the first track is
played when the last one is over.
 Release H or G.
Playback will resume.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Switching to MP3 CD mode Selecting a folder


An MP3 CD is loaded in the RSE CD/DVD If the MP3 tracks are organized into folders
player and it is switched on. on the CD, you can select a folder from the
remote control.
Loading a CD ( page 94).
Switching on ( page 93). The following options are available:
 Set the L/R monitor switch on the  Selecting via folder list
remote to the side you wish to control.
 Selecting via extended folder list
 Press on the remote.
Selecting via folder list
The MP3 CD menu will appear on the MP3 CD menu
display. Playback begins with track 1.  Press H or h to select a folder.
1 MP3 mode
2 Current folder The RSE CD/DVD player changes the
3 Track list folder and loads the data from the new
4 Track number within the current fold- folder. It may take a while to load the
er/number of tracks in current folder data, depending on the number of
and elapsed playback time of the folders and tracks.
current track Playback of the first track of the
selected folder will begin.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Selecting via extended folder list  Press g or G to select the desired MP3 track scan
folder.
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the The tracks of the current folder can be
Folder soft key and press to select.  Press E. scanned one after the other for 8 seconds
each. Subfolders are not considered.
The extended folder list will appear. The Folders track list appears.
The function will switch off automatically
 To play the first track of the selected
when the beginning track is reached.
folder, press the thumb wheel to select
the Play soft key.
Starting the function
Track select  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
Scan soft key and press to select.
 Press g or G to move forward or
backward through the track list. Scan will begin.
 Press the thumb wheel to select the
Ending the function
Play soft key or press E.
The function will switch off automatically
i Playback begins.
when the beginning track is reached.
Folder contains MP3 tracks  Press H to play the next track from
or
Folder contains subfolders the track list.
 Press the thumb wheel to select the
 Press G to play the previous track in
Scan soft key again.
the track list or replay the track from
the start (if the track has been playing
for more than approx.10 seconds).
Playback begins.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Fast forward/reverse i  Press g or G to select the desired


option.
 Press and hold G or H. After selecting, the following playback
options are displayed on the status bar.  Press E.
 To stop release G or H.
The mode is activated. The MP3 CD
 Repeat track
Playback mode menu will then appear.
The system repeats the current
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
track until you switch the function
Setting soft key and press to select.
off.
The setting menu will appear. The
 Repeat folder
following options are available:
The system repeats the tracks of
 Normal sequence
the current folder in order until you
The tracks of the current folder are switch the function off.
played in alphabetical order.
 Folder mix
If the current folder contains sub-
All tracks of the current folder are
folders:
played in random order.
The subfolders and their tracks are  CD-ROM mix
played in alphabetical order.
All tracks of the MP3 CD are played
in random order.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Switching to DVD mode Soft key functions


A DVD is loaded in the RSE CD/DVD player i
and it is switched on. Depending on the DVD, not all func-
Loading a CD ( page 94). tions are available at any time.
Switching on ( page 93).
 Pause or Play soft key:
 Set the L/R monitor switch on the
Switches the Pause function on or off.
remote to the side you wish to control.
 Stop soft key:
 Press on the remote.
Stops the DVD playback and displays a
Playback begins. 1 DVD mode menu ( page 104).
2 T:1 - Track/film no.1 is played back
 Full scn. soft key:
Displaying the soft keys during S:1 - Scene/chapter 1 is played back
0:00:26 - Elapsed playing time The soft key display disappears.
playback
 Menu soft key:
 Turn or press the thumb wheel.
To remove the soft key display Displays the menu on the DVD, if avai-
The soft keys and the status bar are lable.
The soft keys and the status bar disappear
displayed.
after approx. 10 seconds.  Setting soft key:
or Displays the Setting menu
( page 105).
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
Full scn. soft key and press to se-
lect.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

 Tone soft key: Stopping DVD playback i


Brings you to the tone menu, where you
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the While DVD playback is stopped, you
can set Bass and Treble ( page 108).
Stop soft key and press to confirm. can press the Menu soft key.
 Bright., Contr. and Color soft The menu on the DVD is displayed, if
DVD playback stops. The following
keys: available.
menu will appear.
Allow you to adjust brightness, cont-
rast and color ( page 108). Displaying full screen
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
Pause function
Full scn. soft key and press to con-
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the firm.
Pause soft key and press to confirm.
The soft keys disappear. The full screen
DVD playback is paused. The picture will appear.
stands still. The Pause soft key
changes to Play.
 To resume playback, press the thumb
 To restart playback, press the thumb
wheel to confirm the Play soft key.
wheel to select the Play soft key.
Playback of the DVD will resume.
The DVD is played from the beginning.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Activating DVD menu Selecting an item from the DVD menu Activating Setting menu
The DVD menu is the menu on the DVD.  Use h, H, g or G to select a  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
The structure of the menu may vary menu item. Setting soft key and press to select.
depending on the DVD and allows certain
 Press E. The Setting menu will appear.
settings or actions.
For example, multilingual DVDs allow the The RSE CD/DVD player will perform
DVD language to be selected in the menu. the action defined by the menu item se-
lected.
Activating the DVD menu is possible by
selecting the Menu soft key i
 while the soft keys are displayed A DVD menu may contain several sub-
( page 103) or menus or include an item for closing
the DVD menu. Submenus may include
 after stopping the DVD playback
a menu item to go up one level in the
( page 104).
menu.
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the Setting options:
Menu soft key and press to confirm.
 4:3, 16:9 or Zoom soft key:
The highest level of the DVD menu is You can change the aspect ratio.
displayed, if available.
 Lang. soft key:
You can change the DVD language.

105
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

 Subtitle soft key: Possible aspect ratios are: 4:3, 16:9 and Changing the DVD language
You can display and switch between Zoom.
the subtitles. i
The soft key indicates the aspect ratio to
You can only change the DVD language
 Angle soft key: which you will change when you press the
if the DVD supports several languages.
You can change the camera view, if thumb wheel.
possible. Some DVDs allow the language to be
i selected exclusively in the menu on the
 Back soft key:
Zoom is useful to watch movies in cine- DVD.
Switches back to the soft key display.
matic aspect ratio. You can use this
function to reduce the width of the  In the Setting menu ( page 105), turn
Changing the aspect ratio
black bars at the top and bottom. the thumb wheel to highlight the
You can manually change the aspect ratio Lang. soft key and press to select.
during playback of the DVD.
The language list is displayed. The con-
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the tent of the list depends on which langu-
top left soft key. Press the thumb ages the DVD supports.
wheel in succession to scroll to each
 Use g or G to select a language.
ratio.
 Press E.
The selected language is set.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Displaying and switching between  Use g to select list entry  Use g or G to select the desired ca-
subtitles None. mera view.
 Press E.  Press E.
i
These functions are available only if the Subtitling is switched off. The selected camera view is active.
DVD supports subtitles. When you in-
sert a DVD, subtitles may be switched Changing the camera view Adjusting the tone
off.  Turn the thumb wheel while the soft
i
Some DVDs allow the subtitling func- keys are displayed ( page 103) to
You can only change the camera view if
tion to be selected exclusively in the highlight the Tone soft key and press
several camera views are stored on the
menu on the DVD. to select.
DVD. The number of available
camera views depends on the DVD. A submenu will appear.
 In the Setting menu ( page 105), turn
the thumb wheel to highlight the Sub- Some DVDs supporting different
title soft key and press to select. camera views do not offer a switch
option. In this case, select the camera
The subtitles list will appear. The view in the Settings menu.
content of the list depends on the DVD.
 Use g or G to select a subtitle.  In the Setting menu ( page 105),
turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
 Press E.
Angle soft key and press to select.
The selected subtitles are active.
A list of the available camera views will
or appear.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Adjusting bass and treble Scene/chapter skip Fast forward/reverse


 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the If the movie is divided into chapters or sce-  Press and hold H or G during
Bass or Treble soft key and press to nes, you can skip them while the movie is DVD playback.
select. playing. Some DVDs will not allow this in
H = fast forward
certain portions of the movie (e.g. during
A bar will appear at the top of the G = fast reverse
screen credits, age restriction and/or pa-
screen.
rental advisories).  Release the button to stop fast
 Press h or H. forward/reverse.
The respective setting is changed.
i
Chapter/scene selection may also be
Adjusting brightness, contrast and possible in the menu on the DVD
color ( page 105).

 Turn the thumb wheel while the soft  Press H or G.


keys are displayed ( page 103) to
highlight the Brightn., Contr. or H = Next chapter or scene
Color soft key and press to select. G = Previous chapter or scene or
A bar will appear at the top of the beginning of scene if scene has been
screen. playing for more than 10 seconds.

 Press h or H. A window will appear at the top of the


screen indicating the scene number.
The respective setting is changed.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Switching to AUX mode If an external video source is connec-


ted ( page 96) and switched to play-
 Set the L/R monitor switch on the
back the AUX menu will only appear
remote to the side you wish to control.
briefly.
 Press or on the remote. Playback begins automatically.
If an external video source is not
If the external video source is
connected the AUX menu appears. You
disconnected during playback the
can set bass and treble for the AUX
system switches back to the AUX
operation ( page 113).
menu.

i To remove the soft key display


For instructions on how to operate the The soft keys and the status bar disappear
external video sources, please see the after approx. 10 seconds.
operation manual of the device con-
nected. or
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
Displaying the soft keys during Full scn. soft key and press to
playback select.
 Turn or press the thumb wheel.
AUX menu
The soft keys and the status bar are
displayed.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Soft key functions Possible aspect ratios are: 4:3, 16:9 and System settings
Zoom.
 4:3, 16:9 or Zoom soft key: You can set the settings for both monitors
You can change the aspect ratio. The soft key indicates the aspect ratio to separately. To switch between monitors
which you will change when you press the ( page 90).
 Full scn. soft key:
thumb wheel.
The soft key display disappears.  Press on the remote.
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
 Tone soft key: The System menu will appear.
top left soft key and press the thumb
Brings you to the tone menu, where you
wheel in succession until the desired
can set Bass and Treble ( page 108).
aspect ratio is set.
 Bright., Contr. and Color soft
keys: Displaying full screen
Allow you to adjust brightness, cont-
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
rast and color ( page 108).
Full scn. soft key and press to se-
Changing the aspect ratio lect.
The soft keys disappear. The full screen
You can manually change the aspect ratio
will appear.
during playback. To do this, use the top left
soft key. The soft key changes each time M class illustrated
you press the thumb wheel.

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Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

You can use the following functions: Adjusting the display brightness Night Mode
The display is continuously set to night-
 Bright. soft key:  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
time design.
Adjusts the display brightness. Bright. soft key and press to select.
Automatic
 Design soft key:  Press H or h direction to adjust the The display changes depending on the
Sets the display dimming characteris- brightness. ambient light sensor in the vehicle.
tics.
 Press E.  Press E.
 Pic off soft key:
The setting is applied. The System The setting is applied. The System
Switches the monitor off and on. This is menu will appear.
also possible by pressing on the menu will appear.
remote ( page 113). Setting the display dimming characteri- Switching the monitor on and off
 Lang. soft key: stics
Selects the language for the menu text  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the Pic off soft key and press to select.
displays.
Design soft key and press to select.
 Speaker soft key: The monitor is switched off.
 Press G or g to select an entry.
Selects the source of the speakers  Press the thumb wheel again.
( page 112). Day Mode
The display is continuously set to The monitor is switched on again.
daylight design.

111
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Selecting the language Selecting the source of the speakers RSE audio playback through
 Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the If two audio sources (eg audio CD and speakers
Lang. soft key and press to select. AUX 2) are playing back simultaneously, RSE is set to playback
one at the left monitor the other at the
The languages list will appear.  At the COMAND open the Audio menu
right monitor, you can select which source
 Press G or g to select the desired can be played through the vehicle ( page 42).
language. speakers via the COMAND AUX channel.  Press the AUX soft key.
or At the COMAND, you can set the volume, Playback begins.
 Select Instrument cluster. bass and treble, balance and fader and
sound functions* ( page 82). Muting on/off
The display will use the same language  Press during playback (CD or
as is set in instrument cluster.  Turn the thumb wheel to highlight the
MP3 CD mode, DVD mode).
Speaker soft key and press to select.
 Press E. The respective operation is muted and
 Press G or g to select Left
The setting is applied. The System the symbol is displayed in the status
source or Right source.
menu will appear. bar of the corresponding main menu.
 Press E.
 Press again.
The setting is applied. The System
Playback will resume.
menu will appear.
The disappears from the status bar.

112
Rear Audio/Video*
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) operation*

Setting bass and treble i


 In the CD menu ( page 98), MP3 CD Press H or h and keep it depressed
menu ( page 100) or AUX menu to move the slider continuously.
( page 109) turn the thumb wheel to Release the soft key to set the current
highlight the Bass or Treble soft key value.
and press to select.
Monitor off /on
 Press on remote.
The monitor is switched off.
 Press on remote again.
The monitor is switched on again.

 Press H or h.
Bass or Treble is adjusted.
 Press E or wait until the display
changes.
The new setting is saved.

113
114
Satellite radio*
Important notes
Subscribing
Satellite radio operation

115
Satellite radio*
Important notes
 Important notes
In chapter Satellite radio, you will find i i
detailed information regarding
Note that categories and channels Sirius Satellite Radio provides approxi-
 selecting a station and a program cate- shown in illustrations are dependent on mately 100 channels, so called
gory programming content delivered by the streams, of digital-quality radio, among
 memory functions service provider. Programming content others music, sports, news, and enter-
is subject to change. Therefore, channel tainment commercial-free.
 sound adjustments and categories shown in illustrations
Sirius Satellite Radio uses a fleet of
If you have not done so already, please fa- and descriptions contained in this ma- high-power satellites to broadcast 24
miliarize yourself with these functions by nual may differ from the channels and
hours per day, coast-to-coast, in the
reading chapter At a glance. categories delivered by the service pro-
contiguous U.S.
vider.
i Satellite radio service may be unavai-
This diverse, satellite-delivered pro-
Additional optional satellite radio equip- gramming is available for a monthly
lable or interrupted from time to time
ment and a subscription to satellite ra- subscription fee. For more information,
for a variety of reasons, such as envi-
dio service provider are required for the call the Sirius Service Center
ronmental or topographic conditions
satellite radio operation described here. ( page 117) or contact
and other things we cant control. Ser-
Contact your authorized Mercedes- www.siriusradio.com.
vice might also not be available in cer-
Benz Center for details and availability tain places (e.g., in tunnels, parking
for your vehicle. garages, or within or next to buildings)
or near other technologies.

116
Satellite radio*
Subscribing
 Subscribing
Subscribing to satellite radio i After the connection is made:
 Press B to switch to satellite radio Depending on subscription status, soft  Follow the instructions given by the
operation. keys may or may not appear on the left operator.
and right side of the service information The activation process may take up to
The Satellite radio main menu will ap-
display. 10 minutes. If it is successful, you will
pear and displays the Preview chan-
nel. You cannnot select any other see the display with the message
station. Acquiring Signal... ( page 118)
followed by the Satellite radio main
menu ( page 118).

i
Credit card information may be re-
quired for your application.
The activation process takes up to ap-
proximately 10 minutes.
Service information display If a satellite receiver is not installed or
not properly installed:
 Press the Service soft key to display 1 Phone number of the provider,
(SIRIUS) or Call Service Provider The message No Satellite Radio
the Service information display.
2 The Electronical Serial Number (ESN) will appear.
The Service information display will ap- of your satellite receiver
pear.
 Contact satellite radio service provider
at the telephone number displayed in
the screen.

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Satellite radio*
Satellite radio operation
 Satellite radio operation
Switching on After the COMAND acquires the i
signal, the Satellite radio main menu will
See Subscribing to satellite radio for im- You can display 2 in full:
appear. The station last tuned to will begin
portant subscription information  Station information ( page 122)
to play.
( page 117).
 Press B to switch to satellite radio Muting
operation.  Press J while listening to the satel-
lite radio.
The symbol R will appear in the status
bar.
 Press J again to resume listening to
the current station.
The symbol R will have disappeared.
Satellite radio main menu
i
1 Program category
Muting will also be canceled if you
2 Station name
The message will appear at start up or switch to an audio source, e.g. normal
3 Memory preset selected if available
when the signal is not available. radio, or if you alter the volume.
and channel number
i
i
No Satellite receiver:
The Sound soft key is available if
The message No Satellite Radio COMAND is equipped with a sound
will appear in a window. amplifier*.

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Satellite radio*
Satellite radio operation

Changing the program category Selecting a station Automatic station scan


Satellite radio stations are split up into ca- You can use the following functions: The stations in the selected category can
tegories. You can select between various be scanned in numerical order for 8 se-
 Automatic tuning
categories such as News, Sports News and conds each.
Country Music, if available. The category  Automatic station scan ( page 119)
 In the Satellite radio main menu, press
list is sorted alphabetically.  Station selection via direct channel the Scan soft key.
entry ( page 120)
Selecting a program category The scan function will begin.
 Station selection from the preset menu
 Push the joystick to H or h while ( page 122)
the Satellite radio main menu
( page 118) is being displayed. Automatic tuning
The previous or next program category  Push the joystick to g or G while
(alphabetical order) will appear in the the Satellite radio main menu is being
display. The station last tuned in the displayed.
new category will begin to play.
or
At the beginning of the category list the
 Press d or D.
category ALL will appear. This category
is sorted numerically (by channel The satellite radio will tune in to the nu-
numbers) and displays all available merically previous or next receivable
channels. station in the selected category.

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Satellite radio*
Satellite radio operation

Ending scan function and playing a Station selection via direct channel  Enter the desired channel number with
station entry the number keys, e.g. 24 for chan-
nel 24.
 Press the Scan soft key again.  Press *.
The channel you have selected will be-
The station selected will appear with Input line will appear.
gin to play. The corresponding station
the station name. Scan will appear in
name will appear, if station is available.
white lettering again.

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Satellite radio*
Satellite radio operation

Memory functions Saving station manually

i In the Satellite radio main menu


There are 10 presets available.  Press one of the number keys, e.g. 2,
longer than 2 seconds.
You can use the following functions:
You will hear a verification beep if the
 Saving stations manually beep tones option was activated in the
 Selecting a station from the Satellite system settings ( page 218).
preset memory ( page 122) The satellite radio saves the current
 Selecting a station by entering the station at the memory preset selected. Satellite preset memory
channel number ( page 120) The memory preset selected will ap-  Push the joystick to g or G to se-
pear in the status line, e.g. SAT2. lect a memory preset.

On the memory list  Press E longer than 2 seconds.

 In the Satellite radio main menu, press You will hear a verification beep if the
the Presets soft key. beep tones option was activated in the
system settings ( page 218).
The SAT preset memory will appear.
The satellite radio saves the current
station at the memory preset selected.

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Satellite radio*
Satellite radio operation

i Selecting a station on the memory list Displaying information


An existing entry is overwritten in the  In the Satellite radio main menu, press  In the Satellite radio main menu, press
memory list when a new input is given. the Presets soft key. the Info soft key.
If the message Updating station The Satellite preset memory The information display will appear.
list appears the presets may be over- ( page 121) will appear.
written.  Push the joystick to g or G to high-
light a memory preset.
You will see the Satellite radio main menu
 Press E.
 automatically after 8 seconds
The Satellite radio main menu will then
 if you press s.
appear automatically after 8 seconds,
indicating the memory preset number
in the status line.

You will see (if available)


 the full station name
 additional program information
Switching back to the Satellite radio main
menu
 Press the Back soft key.
or
 Press the Info soft key again.

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Satellite radio*
Satellite radio operation

Displaying service information  Press the Back soft key to switch back Sound settings
to the Satellite radio main menu.
You can call the provider service center for Refer to chapter At a glance on how to
questions or releases, whenever you need. Station list updates adjust sound settings.
 Press the Service soft key. While receiving a new channel list the mes-  Volume ( page 34)
The Service information display will ap- sage Updating station list will ap-  Balance control and fader ( page 36)
pear. pear.
 Bass and treble control ( page 37)
The station last tuned will be muted until
the update is completed. You cannot ope-  Sound functions* ( page 38)
rate the satellite radio.
After completion of the update, the
Satellite radio main menu will appear.
The station last tuned to will begin to play.

1 Phone number of the provider,


(SIRIUS) or Call Service Provider
2 The Electronical Serial Number (ESN)
of your satellite receiver

123
124
Telephone*
Important notes
Telephone operation

125
Telephone*
Important notes
 Important notes
In chapter Telephone, you will find de- !
tailed information regarding the telepho- Warning G Radio transmitters, such as a portable
ne*, including emergency call.
telephone or a citizens band unit
Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from
should only be used inside the vehicle
using a cellular telephone while driving a ve-
if they are connected to a separate ex-
hicle. Whether or not prohibited by law, for
terior antenna that has been approved
safety reasons, the driver should not use the
by Mercedes-Benz.
cellular telephone while the vehicle is in mo-
tion. Stop the vehicle in a safe location be-
fore answering or placing a call.
If you nonetheless choose to use the cellular
phone while driving, please use the hands-
free device and be sure to pay attention to
the traffic situation at all times. Use the cel-
lular phone1 only when road, weather and
traffic conditions permit.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e.
without being connected to an external an-
tenna) from inside the vehicle while the en-
gine is running. Doing so could lead to
malfunction of the vehicles electronic sys-
tems, possibly resulting in an accident and
personal injury.

1 Observe all legal requirements

126
Telephone*
Important notes

i i
If you have a Mercedes-Benz specified In certain menus, the COMAND can
integrated mobile telephone (TDMA, display date and time of the calls.
CDMA or GSM) and the telephone is
The COMAND can display phone
inserted in the cradle, the telephone
number and name of the other party
functions can be used as follows:
(e.g. if the COMAND detects an
 at the COMAND incoming call, but also in other menus).
 at the multifunction steering wheel For the number to be displayed, the
number information must be
This instruction manual describes the transmitted with the incoming call. The
operation at the COMAND. Unless same goes for the name display which
otherwise indicated, the descriptions additionally requires that the callers
and illustrations refer to the COMAND. number and name are saved in the
Operation at the mobile phone is phone book.
described in separate operating guides.
Refer to the vehicle Operators Manual
for operation of the telephone using the
multifunction steering wheel.

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Telephone*
Important notes

 Please read the chapter Telephone  Also make sure that the air vents are In the following situations, it is not possible
first before attempting to operate your not pointed in the direction of the or not yet possible to use the telephone:
telephone. microphones located in the overhead
 The telephone is already unlocked but
control panel near the rear view mirror.
 Please also read the important notes in is not or not yet registered in the net-
Adjust air vents and/or reduce blower
the telephone operating manual. work.
speed if necessary.
 Always drive with extreme caution The message No Serv appears in the
 A brief disconnection from the cellular
when you operate the telephone status bar. The telephone will try to re-
network is not a malfunction, as this
hands-free. gister into an existing network. If the
can occur when the network switches
network is available, the telephone will
 For safety reasons, you should not use areas. The phone will automatically try
be ready for use.
the mobile telephone handset to make to sign on to a network again.
a call while driving the vehicle. The above message also appears
 If the message Please enter Lock-
 If the signal strength is very weak (dis- Code appears, enter the unlock code  if the network is no longer available
play in the symbol bar of all menus): to enable all telephone functions due to weak signals
Wait until reception improves before ( page 133). If you do not do so, only
making a call. the emergency call (911) is available.

 Close the windows and reduce all out- GSM mobile phone
side noise as much as possible when  If the message Please enter PIN-
you use hands-free operation. Code on the mobile phone appears, en-
ter the PIN-code to enable the telepho-
ne functions ( page 133). If you do
not do so, only the emergency (911)
call is available on the mobile phone.

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Telephone*
Important notes

 The message Telephone being ac- GSM mobile phone


tivated, please wait appears.
 If the message Please insert SIM
COMAND prepares the telephone for card (Emergency Call 911 only
use. Select other system functions, e.g. possible with phone) appears:
radio, by pressing the corresponding
 Insert the SIM card into the mobile
button or wait until the telephone is ac-
phone (Telephone Operating
tive.
Manual).
 The message Phone not inserted
 The message Call failed may
appears.
appear if you place an outgoing call
 Please connect the mobile phone. ( page 137).
 The message Phone not available  Try again later.
appears.
 Please contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation
 Telephone operation
Switching telephone operation on GSM mobile phone or
 Enter the PIN on the mobile phone  In the Telephone menu ( page 134),
Automatically or at the COMAND. press a longer than two seconds.
The telephone* is automatically activated If no SIM card is in the telephone, The message Telephone being
when the COMAND is switched on. The the message Please insert SIM deactivated, please wait will
mobile phone must be inserted in the card (Emergency Call 911 appear followed by Phone off.
mobile phone cradle* at the time only possible with pho-
COMAND is switched on. ne)appears.
 Insert a SIM card. Refer to the mo-
Manually
bile phone operators manual.
 Press a.
The menu to enter the unlock code Switching telephone operation off
( page 133) will appear (only if phone  Switch the COMAND off ( page 34) or
has been locked before). turn off the engine.
The telephone* is switched off with a
time-lag of around 10 minutes. If you
make a call within that time, the
telephone will be switched off around
10 minutes after you end the call.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Emergency call 911  TDMA or CDMA mobile phone


The emergency call will also be placed Warning G
i if the phone is locked ( page 132).
This function places a call to the local The 911 emergency call system is a public
911 provider. It does not initiate a  GSM mobile phone service. Using it without due cause is a cri-
Tele Aid* call. If no SIM card is in the phone or SIM minal offense.
PIN is not entered, you can only make
You can make an emergency call to an an emergency call at the mobile phone.
emergency rescue station with a mobile
Emergency calls may not be possible with
communication network.
all mobile phone networks or if certain net-
The emergency call will be placed as long work services and/or telephone functions
as the corresponding mobile communicati- are active. Check with your local network
on network is available. To do this, switch operating company.
the telephone on if you have not already
If you cannot make an emergency call, you
done so.
must initiate rescue measures yourself.

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Telephone operation

Initiating an emergency call  Press E to confirm Yes if you want to  Press a repeatedly until the
place the 911 emergency call. Telephone menu is displayed.
If Telephone is locked
The emergency call will be placed.  Press 9, 1 and 1 one after the
other.
 Wait until the emergency rescue
station answers and describe the  Press E.
emergency.
or
If you do not want to place the emergency
 Press the Send soft key.
call:
or
 Push the joystick to h to select No
when the inquiry menu appears.  Press k.
 Press E to confirm No. The emergency call will be placed.
 Press the 911 soft key.
 Wait until the emergency rescue
The system opens an inquiry menu If Telephone is ready for operation station answers and describe the
prompting if you want to dial a 911 emergency.
call.
The selection marker in the inquiry
menu should be on Yes.
 If necessary, push the joystick to
H to select Yes.

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Telephone operation

Entering codes i GSM mobile phone


Your unlock code prevents unauthori-
TDMA or CDMA mobile phone Entering the PIN code
zed persons from using your telephone.
Be sure to memorize this code, a four di-
Entering the unlock code git number, carefully.
 Use the number keys 1 through 0 If you enter an incorrect code, the sys-
to enter the four-digit unlock code. tem returns to the menu for entering the
Asterisks instead of digits will appear in unlock code.
the input line.
 Press the OK soft key. i
You must always enter the unlock code
when you switch on the telephone the
first time (if phone is in locked mode).  Enter the four-digit PIN code on the
mobile phone or at the COMAND. Refer
to the mobile phone operators manual
on how to do this.
If no SIM card is in the telephone, the
message Please insert SIM card
(Emergency Call 911 only pos-
sible with phone) appears.
If entered code is correct and the pho-  Insert a SIM card. Refer to the mo-
ne is registered in a network, the phone bile phone operators manual.
is ready for use and the Telephone
menu will appear.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Entry incorrect: Entering the PUK Switching to telephone operation


You will hear a warning sound. The mes- If you enter your PIN incorrectly three When the COMAND is switched on, you
sage PIN-Code incorrect will appear. times in a row, you need to enter the PUK can switch to telephone operation from
number. any other system (e.g. radio):
 You need to re-enter your PIN code.
i  Press a.
!
If the PIN is entered incorrectly three The PUK number is provided by your The Telephone menu will appear.
times in a row, the SIM card will be telephone service provider.
blocked. The message SIM-card
blocked is displayed briefly. After that
The PUK can only be entered at the mobile
the message PIN blocked. Please phone. Refer to the mobile phone
enter PUK on cell phone is
operators manual.
displayed.

Telephone menu

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

The telephone is ready for operation Full screen messages:


Message Ready and the reception Telephone not inserted
strength are shown on the status bar.  Plug the mobile phone into the mobile
Other messages phone cradle*. Refer to the separate
mobile phone operators manual.
 ROAMING
Telephone not available
The telephone is using a non home type
system Your vehicle may not have a mobile phone
cradle* installed and/or the telephone
 No Serv
control unit may not be coded properly.
The telephone is not logged into a net- Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
work Center.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Incoming call Accepting a call Setting the volume for hands-free ope-
ration
The system detects an incoming call, the  Press k.
phone rings. Raising the volume
or
Incoming calls are indicated in a window in  Turn the rotary control on the e but-
 Press E to confirm accept.
any system (e.g. radio). ton to the right.
The display will change to the
Lowering the volume
call menu ( page 141). In the status
bar, the off-hook symbol will appear.  Turn the rotary control on the e but-
An active audio source will be muted. ton to the left.
You talk over the hands-free set.
Ending a call
Rejecting a call
 Press K.
 Press K. or
or
 Press the End soft key.
 Push the joystick to H to highlight
The window shows:
reject and than press E.
 the callers number if it is transmitted
or
 the callers name if her or his name and
number are saved in the phone book or
 Unknown.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Outgoing calls Dialing a telephone number Deleting the last or several digits:
You can use the following functions to  Press the Delete soft key once or se-
make a phone call: Entering a telephone number veral times.
 Open the Telephone menu
 Dialing a telephone number Deleting all digits:
( page 134).
( page 137)
 Press K.
 Redial ( page 138) or
 Selecting an entry from the Received
 Press and hold Delete soft key for
calls list ( page 139)
more than 2 seconds.
 Selecting an entry from the Dialed
numbers list ( page 139)
 Use speed-dialing ( page 141)
 Use quick-dialing ( page 141)
 Selecting a phone book entry and
 Use the number keys 1 - 0 to enter
dialing the number ( page 145)
the telephone number.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Begin dialing Dialing will begin. If a name is associated Redial


with the phone number saved in the phone
When you have entered the telephone  Press k.
book, the name appears on the screen. In
number
the status bar, the off-hook symbol will ap- or
 Press E. pear.  Press the Dialed# soft key.
or COMAND will mute an active audio source. The Dialed numbers list will appear.
 Press k. If the person called answers the call, the The most recently dialed number is
call is active. You talk over the hands-free highlighted.
or set.
 Push the joystick g or G to select
 In the Telephone menu, press the Send The message Call failed may the desired entry.
soft key. appear if you place an outgoing call.
Try again later. To dial the selected number:
 Press E.
Subsequent dialing
or
Transmitting other dial tones:
 Press k.
 During a call you can press the number
or
keys 1 through 0, # and *.
 Press the Send soft key.
Ending a call
 Press K.
or
 Press the End soft key.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Selecting an entry from the Received Changing the list display


calls list
 Press the 123 soft key.
The COMAND automatically generates a
The display changes to numbers.
list of the last 10 calls received. The list is
sorted chronologically with the most or
recently received call at the top of the list.  Press the ABC soft key.

Displaying the list The display changes to names.

 In the Telephone menu ( page 134), Selecting an entry and begin dialing
press the Recvd# soft key. Received calls list
 Push the joystick to g or G to
The list is displayed and the most The status bar shows: select the desired entry.
recently received call is highlighted.
 the callers name if her or his name and  Press E.
number are stored in the phone book or
 the message Unknown if no entry is  Press k.
available
or
 the telephone number
 Press the Send soft key.
You can select the following functions: The telephone dials the number.
 Changing the list display
 Selecting an entry and begin dialing
 Ending a call ( page 138)

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Selecting an entry from the Dialed num- You can select the following functions:
bers list
 Changing the list display ( page 139)
The COMAND automatically generates a
 Selecting an entry and begin dialing
list of the last 10 numbers dialed. The list
( page 139)
is sorted chronologically with the most
recently dialed number at the top of the  Ending a call ( page 138)
list.
Toggling between lists
Displaying the list  Push the joystick to H or h to
 In the Telephone menu ( page 134), Dialed numbers list
select the desired list.
press the Dialed# soft key.
The status bar shows: Missed calls
The list is displayed and the most
recently dialed number is highlighted.  the callers name if her or his name and If there are one or more missed calls avai-
number are stored in the phone book lable on the mobile phone, a correspon-
 the message Unknown if no entry is ding message will appear.
available  Press the Back soft key or press E to
 the telephone number return to the Telephone menu.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Speed-dialing  Press E. Active call


or If the person called or you answer a call,
For all memory locations
 Press k. the call is active. The call indication is
At the mobile phone you can save displayed.
telephone numbers in the speed-dialing or
memory and use them. Refer to the mobile  Press the Send soft key.
phone operators manual.
The telephone dials the saved number.
You can also use speed-dialing at the
COMAND (only mobile phone memory Ending a call ( page 138).
locations 1-99).
Quick-dialing
You can enter up to 2 digits.
Quick dialing can be used on memory loca-
 Open the Telephone menu tions 1-9.
( page 134).
 Open the Telephone menu
Memory locations with up to two digits: ( page 134). Call menu
 Use the number keys 1 to 9 to  Press one of the number keys 1 - 9 You talk over the hands-free set. You can
enter the memory location number. longer than 2 seconds. set the volume for the hands-free
operation ( page 136).
The telephone dials the saved number.
The status bar indicates the call time and
Ending a call ( page 138). the off-hook symbol.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

The following functions can be used during Switching hands-free microphone on/ Three-way calling
a call: off (available if microphone is switched When a call is active and you receive a se-
on)
 Ending an active call cond call on your mobile phone, a tone re-
The microphone status is indicated by the presenting a second caller can be heard.
 Switch on/off hands-free microphone
status of the Mic Off or the Mic On You can accept the second call, toggle bet-
 Setting the volume for hands-free ope- soft key. ween the active (first) and the second call
ration ( page 136) and make a conference.
Microphone Soft key status
Ending an active call status Accepting a second call
 Press K. On Mic Off  Press k.
or Off Mic On You now have two calls, the second call
 Press the End soft key. is active. The formerly active call is put
 Press the Mic Off soft key. on hold.
The Telephone menu will appear.
The microphone is switched on. The
soft key status changes accordingly. Toggling between the active and the wai-
ting call
 Press the Mic On soft key.
TDMA, CDMA
The microphone is switched off. The
soft key status changes accordingly.  Press k.
When the microphone is off, the other The active call is put on hold and the
party cannot hear you. You can still call formerly on hold is now active.
hear your partner.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

GSM Making a conference call Ending a conference call


 Use the number key 2 and then TDMA, CDMA  Press K.
press k.
When a first call is active a second call can
The active call is put on hold and the be placed to make a conference call.
call formerly on hold is now active. During an active call:
Ending the active call  Use the number keys 1 to 9 to en-
ter the telephone number of the party
TDMA, CDMA
that you would like to conference in.
 Press K.
 Press k.
Both calls will be ended, but
Dialing will begin. If the person called
the on-hold call will call back.
answers the call, the call is active, the
GSM formerly active call is put on hold.
 Press K.  Press k again to make all calls
active and have the conference call.
The active call will be ended, the call
formerly on hold is active.

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

Phone book Entries marked with symbols have been


imported into the phone book from the in-
The phone book contains all entries
ternal memory of the mobile phone.
 of the internal memory of the mobile Usable phone number categories:
phone (TDMA, CDMA and GSM mobile
phone), entries can marked with  Symbol : Cell number
symbols  Symbol : Home number
 of the SIM card (GSM mobile phone)  Symbol : Work number

Displaying the phone book And additional categories:


The first entry found is at the top of the list
 Symbol : Fax number
 In the Telephone menu ( page 134), and highlighted.
press the Pho.Bk. soft key.  Symbol : Pager number
The phone book will appear. Phone book Status bar shows  Symbol : Main number
entry
A phone number Unknown
A name for a The phone number
phone number
Several numbers Several Numbers

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Telephone*
Telephone operation

You can select the following functions: Selecting a phone book entry and dia- Category Others:
ling the number
 Changing the phone book display at Here, all entries without names or with
the COMAND  Open the phone book ( page 144). names starting with a special character
(e.g. * or #) are put together.
 Selecting a phone book entry and The list of phone book entries with
dialing the number ( page 145) names starting with a certain letter is i
displayed.
If you hold one of the buttons, scrolling
Changing the phone book display
is accelerated.
Changing the initial letters
 Open the phone book ( page 144).
 Push the joystick to H or h one or Selecting an entry
 Press the 123 soft key.
several times.
 Change the initial letter if required.
The display changes to numbers. The
With every push of the button the
status bar displays the name of the  Push the joystick to G or g to
display changes to the next possible
marked entry. select a list entry.
letter. At the end of the letter list
or follows the category Others.  Press the Detail soft key to see all
 Press the ABC soft key. information about the entry.

The display changes to names. The


status bar displays the number of the
marked entry.

145
Telephone*
Telephone operation

Begin dialing
 Press E.
or
 Press k.
or
 Press the Send soft key.

146
Navigation*
Important notes
Navigation main menu
Destination input
Route guidance
During route guidance
Last destinations and destination memory
POIs
Todays plan
Software updates

147
Navigation*
Important notes
 Important notes

Warning G The route calculated by COMAND is a re-


commendation on how to best reach your
Warning G
For safety reasons, you should only enter a selected destination. The Navigation DVD module contains a
destination when the vehicle is stationary. During route guidance, you will not receive Class 1 laser product. There is a danger of
When the vehicle is in motion, a passenger any information on invisible laser radiation if the cover is ope-
should enter the destination. Study manual  Traffic lights ned or damaged.
and select route before driving. Do not remove the cover. The Navigation
 Stop and yield signs
Do not watch display screen or operate but- DVD module does not contain any parts ser-
 Parking or stopping zones
tons while the vehicle is in motion - let voice viceable by the user. For safety reasons,
instructions guide you. Stop at a safe locati-  One-way streets have any necessary service work performed
on before using buttons or making correc-  Narrow bridges by qualified personnel.
tions.  Similar traffic regulation data The display unit can cause injury if contac-
Traffic regulations always have priority over You should therefore always strictly observe ted when open. Return the display unit after
any route recommendations given. traffic regulations while driving. Drive care- inserting a Navigation DVD to its closed
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph fully and always obey traffic laws and road position ( page 205).
(approximately 50 km/h), your car is co- signs even if they contradict COMAND in-
vering a distance of 44 feet (approximately structions.
14 m) every second.

148
Navigation*
Important notes

Navigation DVD Loading/ejecting a DVD


!
COMAND calculates the route with the GPS (Global Positioning System) sig- DVDs are loaded and ejected at the DVD
help of data that is stored on the navigati- nals received make it possible to deter- Navigation slot. The DVD Navigation slot is
on DVD. mine the current vehicle position. located behind the display unit.
Only use Mercedes-Benz navigation DVDs. Deviations from the actual position i
Using other navigation DVDs or CDs will may occur There are two l buttons. One is on
cause malfunctions and/or damage.
 if the reception of GPS signals is the display unit. The other is located
Because of changes in local traffic patterns disturbed e.g. in parking garages left of the DVD NAVIGATION slot
(e.g. road works) and/or incomplete data, and tunnels behind the display ( page 205).
errors in calculation may occur.
 if road conditions are bad
As a result, the recommended route may  Open the display unit to get access to
deviate from the ideal route. The data  depending on the vehicles conditi- the DVD Navigation slot as described in
stored on the DVD only reflects local con- on Starting an update ( page 206).
ditions at the time of DVD production. DVD
maps do not cover all areas nor all routes
within an area.

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Navigation*
Important notes

Route guidance after the vehicle has  Switch the COMAND on.
been transported  Activate the Navigation main menu
If your vehicle has been transported (e.g. ( page 152).
by a car, train or ferry) the system may The navigation DVD needs to be in the
make navigation announcements which do DVD NAVIGATION slot ( page 205).
not correspond to the vehicles position.
 Drive and press c.
The system needs to redetermine its
position. Drive until the position or the road
indicated correspond to the real
Determining the location after the circumstances. The system is now
vehicle has been transported correctly adjusted.
The system will need some time to
determine its location after the car has
been transported. The time required for
the system to do so varies from case to
case.

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Navigation*
Important notes

Trip interruption during route The following applies if you interrupt your
guidance trip and continue later on:
 Trip is continued within 2 hours:
i
Trip interruption means the vehicle is The system will automatically resume
parked and COMAND is switched off. route guidance.

Trip continuation means the vehicle is  Trip is continued after more than
moving and COMAND is switched on 2 hours:
again.  Press E and confirm Continue
route guidance in the
Navigation main menu
( page 152).

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Navigation*
Navigation main menu
 Navigation main menu
Activating the Navigation main i Selectable Menu Items
menu If route guidance is active, a message  Continue route guidance:
 Press b. appears instead asking you whether Resumes interrupted or aborted route
you wish to cancel route guidance guidance.
The Navigation main menu or the
( page 178).
current navigation screen (e.g. map i
screen) will appear. If route guidance has been interrupted
This menu item appears if you:
for more than 2 hours, the entry
Continue route guidance will be  have aborted route guidance
on top of the list. ( page 178)
 have interrupted your journey and
 Push the joystick to g or G to continue it after more than 2 hours
select a menu item.
 Press E.
or
 Press one of the soft keys.
Navigation main menu The selected menu or the function of
the selected soft key appears.

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Navigation*
Navigation main menu

 Destination memory  Phone number: Available soft keys


You can select destinations from the You can select a POI by phone number.
 Home soft key:
Destination Memory ( page 194). Brings you to the Enter POI phone
You can edit the home address and
 Enter destination number menu ( page 200).
start route guidance ( page 169).
Activates the Enter street menu  Todays Plan:
 Mode soft key:
( page 156). You can select destinations from the
You can edit the routing mode for the
 Last destinations Todays Plan list one after the other or
next route guidance ( page 154).
You can select last destinations from sort destinations as Bestway or Round
trip ( page 202).  Compass soft key:
the Last destinations memory
( page 192). You can display direction of travel,
altitude and steering angle of the
 Points of interest: vehicle ( page 171).
Brings you to the Select point
category menu ( page 196).
POIs are e.g. gas stations, parking
facilities or airports.

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Navigation*
Navigation main menu

Setting the routing mode Selectable traffic routes  Push the joystick to g or G to
select a routing mode.
The COMAND calculates the route as  Minimize freeways:
Fastest route. The system calculates the route with/  Press E.
without minimizing freeways.
Switches the option on or off. You can
Minimizing traffic routes  Minimize toll roads: switch on more than one option.
 Press the Mode soft key The system calculates the route with/
 Press the Back soft key to confirm.
without minimizing toll roads.
 in the Navigation main menu The setting is saved. The previous
( page 152)  Minimize ferries:
navigation screen will appear.
The system calculates the route with/
 in the Start route guidance menu without minimizing ferry connections.
( page 173)
 Minimize tunnels:
 in the Info menu ( page 180). The system calculates the route with/
The Edit routing mode menu will without minimizing tunnels.
appear.
Option Symbol
On Q
Off q

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Navigation*
Navigation main menu

Saving current location i


 Press c. Such destinations are marked in
the Last destinations memory
The full view of the map appears. You
with _.
will see the vehicles current position.
For permanent storage you can save
 Press any soft key.
the destination in the regular
The soft key displays will appear. Destination memory ( page 193).

 Press the Memory soft key.


The system saves the current position
as a destination in the Last
destinations memory
( page 192).

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Navigation*
Destination input
 Destination input
Activating the Enter street menu Available soft keys:
 Activating the Navigation main menu  State soft key:
( page 152). Brings you to the Select state/province
menu ( page 157).

i
The currently set state is identifed by
the state code in the middle of the
screen.

Enter street menu If the vehicle location is in Canada, this


soft key appears as Province.
You can use the following functions
 entering a street name or accepting a  City soft key:
 Push the joystick to g or G to street name if already available Brings you to the Enter city menu
select the menu item Enter ( page 158). ( page 163).
destination.  changing the state/province  List soft key:
 Press E. ( page 157). Brings you to a list of streets beginning
with the previously input letters.
The Enter street menu will appear. or
 Delete soft key:
 entering a city ( page 163). The character last entered is deleted.
 Back soft key:
Returns you to the previous menu.

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Navigation*
Destination input

Selecting the state/province  Push the joystick to g or G to cannot choose mainland destinations. The
select a state. message You must change the state
i or province in order to use that
 Press E.
Use the State list for selecting states in destination will appear in this case, if
the USA and the Province list for The Enter street menu will reappear such a destination is selected from the last
selecting provinces in Canada. and shows the new state code in the destinations memory ( page 192), the
middle of the screen. destination memory ( page 194) or as
 Press the State soft key home address ( page 169).
Toggling between State and Province
 in the Enter street menu  Choose another state or province.
list
( page 156) The warning message This selec-
You can toggle between states in the USA
 in the Enter city menu ( page 163). tion will restart the system.
and provinces in Canada.
Last destinations may not be
The Select state/province menu will  Push the joystick to H or h. available, and todays plan
appear.
will be erased. Do you wish to
i continue? will appear.
If you have already calculated a route,
you can toggle to the Last list, which  Push the joystick to H to select Yes.
contains up to 5 last selected states or  Press E to restart.
provinces.
i
State of Hawaii After such a restart, Todays Plan
entries are all deleted. Destinations in
When on the mainland, you cannot choose
the previous area (for example in Last
destinations in Hawaii, because these are
Destinations) are kept so that you can
in a database separate from the USA/
Select state/province menu access and delete them.
Canada. Similarly, when in Hawaii, you

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Navigation*
Destination input

Entering destination address  Press the Delete soft key if


necessary.
Entering a street The character last entered by the
 In the Enter street menu ( page 156) system is deleted.
push the joystick to h, H, g or Back to the previous menu
G to select the characters. After each
selection, press E.  Press the Back soft key.

 Push the joystick to F or f to Confirming a street (menu)


select characters diagonally.
 Press E longer than 2 seconds.
or i
or
 Press one of the number keys 1 to For quicker input, COMAND offers
available characters from the character  Select the ( symbol. Push the
9 and 0 to enter digits.
set based on your selections and the joystick to h, H, g or G to do
i names of the streets stored on the so.
If you enter the first character, the navigation DVD. The character  Press E.
State and City soft keys disappear. selected appears magnified.
The status bar shows the number of Greyed out characters are not available i
current matches. and cannot be selected. If there is only one match for the
entered street name, the ( symbol is
highlighted automatically.

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Navigation*
Destination input

or  Push the joystick to g or G to Entering a house number


select a street.
 Press the List soft key. i
Available soft keys:
The street list will appear. You can now You can enter an intersection instead
select a street.  Press the Details soft key to see all of the house number. You cannot enter
information about the street entry. both.
Selecting a street
 Use the Page V and Page v soft keys
to display the next or previous page.
 Press the Back soft key to return to the
previous menu.

Confirming a street (list)


 Press E to confirm your selection.
The Enter house number menu will
appear.

Select street list Enter house number menu


The first line shows the available house
number range.

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You can use the following functions i Confirming a house number


 entering the house number For quicker input, COMAND offers  Press E longer than 2 seconds.
 entering any house number by pressing available numbers from the number or
the Any # soft key set based on your selections and the
house numbers stored on the  Select the ( symbol. Push the
 selecting an intersection to that street navigation DVD. The number joystick to h, H, g or G to do
( page 162). selected appears magnified. so.

Greyed out numbers are not available  Press E.


 Press the appropriate number keys
0, 1 to 9. and cannot be selected.
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or Each option is possible as long as the
entered house number is available
 Push the joystick to h, H, g or
from the information stored on the
G to select the numbers. After each
DVD.
selection, press E.
 Push the joystick to F or f to i
select numbers diagonally.
If there is only one match for the
or entered house number, the ( symbol
 Press the Any # soft key to select the is highlighted automatically.
available address range of the chosen
street. The Select city list ( page 161) will
appear.
or

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Destination input

The Start route guidance menu  Push the joystick to g or G to


( page 173) will appear, if the entered select a city.
address information (street name and Available soft keys:
house number) is unique in the
selected state or province.  Press the Details soft key to see all
information about the city entry.
or
 Use the Page V and Page v soft keys
The Enter city menu will appear if more
to display the next or previous page (if
than 7 cities share the entered address
available).
information (street name and house
number).  Press the Back soft key to return to the  Push the joystick to h, H, g or
previous menu. G to select the characters. After each
Confirming a city  Press E to confirm your selection. selection, press E.
The Start route guidance menu  Push the joystick to F or f to
( page 173) will appear. select characters diagonally.
or
Entering a cross street
 Press one of the number keys 1 to
You can enter a cross street with the 9 and 0.
previously entered street.
 In the Enter house number menu i
( page 159), press the Cross st The status bar shows the number of
soft key. current matches.
Select city list

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Destination input

i Confirming a cross street (menu) Selecting a cross street


For quicker input, COMAND offers  Press E longer than 2 seconds to
available characters from the character confirm your entry.
set based on your selections and the or
names of the streets stored on the
navigation DVD. The character  Select the ( symbol. Push the
selected appears magnified. joystick to h, H, g or G to do
so.
Greyed out characters are not available
and cannot be selected.  Press E.
or
 Press the Delete soft key if
necessary.  Press the List soft key.  Push the joystick to g or G to
select a city.
The Select cross street list will appear.
The character last entered is deleted.
You can now select a street. Available soft keys:
Back to the previous menu
 Press the Details soft key to see all
 Press the Back soft key. information about the street entry.
 Use the Page V and Page v soft keys
to display the next or previous page.
 Press the Back soft key to return to the
previous menu.

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Destination input

Confirming a cross street (list) You can now  List soft key:
Brings you to a list of cities with the
 Press E to confirm.  enter a city name or
previously input street.
The Start route guidance menu  accept the city name shown
 Delete soft key:
( page 173) will appear.
The character last entered or the
Available soft keys:
character last accepted by the system
Entering a city
 Map soft key: is deleted.
 Press the City soft key in the Enter Brings you to the destination input
 Back soft key:
street menu ( page 156). directly above the map ( page 167).
Returns you to the previous menu.
 State soft key:
Brings you to the state/province
selection ( page 157).

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The currently set state is identifed by
the state code in the middle of the
screen.
If the vehicle location is in Canada, this
soft key appears as Province.
Enter city menu
The most recently entered destination is
shown in the upper area.

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Destination input

 In the Enter city menu push the joystick  Press the Delete soft key if
to h, H, g or G to select the necessary.
characters. After each selection, press
The character last entered is deleted.
E.
Back to the previous menu
 Push the joystick to F or f to
select characters diagonally.  Press the Back soft key.
or
Confirming a city (menu)
 Press one of the number keys 1 to  Press E longer than 2 seconds.
9 and 0.
i or
i
For quicker input, COMAND offers  Select the ( symbol. Push the
If you enter the first character, the Map joystick to h, H, g or G to do
available characters from the character
and State soft keys and a city name so.
set based on your selections and the
already available disappear.
names of the cities stored on the  Press E.
The status bar shows the number of navigation DVD. The character
current matches. selected appears magnified. i
Greyed out characters are not available If there is only one match for the
and cannot be selected. entered city name, the ( symbol is
highlighted automatically.

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Destination input

or Available soft keys: Enter parking


 Press the List soft key.  Press the Details soft key to see all The Start route guidance menu will appear
information about the city entry. after entering a destination address.
The city list will appear. You can now
select a city.  Use the Page V and Page v soft keys Here you can select parking nearby.
to display the next or previous page.
Selecting a city
 Press the Back soft key to return to the
previous menu.
 Press E to confirm your selection.
The Enter street menu will appear. You
can now enter a street.

Start route guidance menu


 Press the Parking soft key.
 Push the joystick to g or G to
select a city. The Parking lot selection map is
displayed.
or
The message No parking near the
destination will appear.

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Destination input

Selecting a parking lot  Press the Details soft key to see


more information about the parking lot.
The map is displayed and shows the
destination and the available parkings lots.  Press E.
One of the parking lot is spotlighted. The The Start route guidance menu will
name belonging to it is shown on the appear ( page 173).
status bar.

 Use the Next or Prev. soft key to


select a parking lot on the map.

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Destination input

Selecting a destination using the map Available soft keys


 Press c. i
 Push the joystick to H, h, g, G, The POIs, Memory and Display soft
F, f. keys are available if the Map soft key
or was pressed.

 Press the Map soft key, e.g. in the Start  POIs soft key:
route guidance menu ( page 173). Spotlight a POI if POIs are on the map
The map is shown in full view and ( page 199).
cross-hairs appear. i  Memory soft key:
c was pressed: Set a memory point and saved it in the
i Last destinations memory
The system automatically places the If no soft key is selected within approx. ( page 155).
cross-hairs on the current destination 8 seconds, the soft key display will
address. disappear again.  Display soft key:
The Map view display will appear.
If soft key displays are hidden: ( page 186).

 Press any soft key.  Soft key +:


Enlarge visible map section.
The soft key displays will appear.
 Soft key ):
Reduce visible map section.
 Back soft key:
Returns you to the previous menu.

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Destination input

 Push the joystick to H, h, g, G This allows you to select your destination. i


to move the cross-hairs.
 Release the button. If you press the Back soft key, your
 Push the joystick to F or f to move selection will be discarded. The system
If the system is able to assign a street
the cross-hairs diagonally. then uses the data of the previous
name to the selected location, it is
displayed on the status bar. destination.

If a street name can not be assigned,


COMAND increases the zoom by one i
increment each time E is pressed If a POI is close to the center of the
until a street name can be selected. cross-hairs, a selection list will appear.
You can now select between a POI and
 Press E. the address destination.
The system uses the point at the center
of the cross-hairs as destination.
The Start route guidance menu will
appear ( page 173).

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Destination input

Selecting home address Here you can use the following Editing home address
functions
 Activate the Navigation main menu  Press the Change soft key.
( page 152).  changing to the map ( page 167)
The Change home address menu will
 Press the Home soft key.  setting the routing mode appear.
( page 154)
The message No home address
available! Please enter home  editing home address ( page 169)
address will appear.  starting route guidance
 Press the Change soft key to edit a ( page 173)
home address.
or
The actual home address is shown.

You can use the following functions


 selecting a destination from the
Destination memory ( page 194)
 entering destination address
( page 158)

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Destination input

 selecting a destination from the Last After entering the address the screen may Displaying the compass screen
destinations memory ( page 192) look as follows
If your vehicle is equipped with Navigation
 selecting a Point of Interest
 Activate the Navigation main menu
( page 196)
( page 152).
 entering a POI by phone number
or
( page 200)
 Activate the Info menu ( page 180).
 selecting a destination from the
Todays plan memory ( page 202)  Press the Compass soft key.
The Compass screen will appear.
If your vehicle is not equipped with
 Press E. Navigation
 Press b or c.
The home address is saved.
The Start route guidance menu will The Compass screen will appear.
appear ( page 173).

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Destination input

To cancel the compass screen in vehicles i


with Navigation
Compass screen is activated during
 Press any soft key, then press the Back route guidance:
soft key.
COMAND continues to provide route
or guidance via voice instructions
 Press b or c. ( page 174). The Navigation screens
are visible in the instrument cluster
To cancel the Compass screen in vehicles multifunction display.
without Navigation
 Press the A, B, a or C Compass screen i
buttons. Keep in mind, steering angle 1 and the
1 Pointer shows the steering angle on a
half circle scale in degrees steering icon 2 are approximations.
2 Steering icon shows the position of the
vehicle wheels
3 Dynamic compass displays the driving
direction at the top of the screen, the
white arrow always points to North
If your vehicle is equipped with Navigation
4 Height indication, the scale scrolls as
the the vehicle's altitude changes
5 Status bar shows GPS coordinates,
height above sea level and the number
of currently received satellites

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Additional information for 1, 3 and 4

Indication Remarks and Indication Remarks and i


value range value range Using the control system, the display
1 Steering angle Pointer shows to the 4 Height above i unit can be changed between km or
left the sea level miles (see your vehicles Operators
The white indicator Manual).
-35 to 0 is fixed, the scale
scrolls as vehicle  When the instrument cluster
Pointer shows to the multifunction display is set to miles,
altitude changes
right the COMAND will indicate
Scale range:
0 to +35 distances in miles (mi) or feet (ft)
The display unit is
3 Dynamic 0 to 360  When the instrument cluster
set to miles
compass card multifunction display is set to
-328 ft to 19680 ft kilometers, the COMAND will
The display unit is indicate distances in kilometers
set to km (km) or meters (m)

-100 m to 6000 m

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Route guidance
 Route guidance
Starting route guidance  Press E. Route calculation can take some time,
Route calculation and route guidance depending on the distance to the
Route guidance can be started if the
destination and the routing mode.
destination input is complete and Start begins.
route guidance is displayed at the During route calculation, an arrow pointing
Route calculation towards the destination, the distance to
bottom of the main area.
the destination (as the crow flies) and
CALC RTE are displayed.
Route guidance begins when route
calculation is complete.

Recalculating an existing route


The system will calculate a new route
during active route guidance if the driver
does not follow the route guidance.

1 Routing mode
Start route guidance menu
Setting the routing mode ( page 154)
1 Destination address 2 Arrow indicates the direction of the
2 Arrow indicates the direction to the destination, the distance to destination
destination and the distance to the and CALC RTE indication
destination (as the crow flies) 3 The road you are currently driving on

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Route guidance

Voice instructions Repeating current voice instructions Further route guidance takes place
If you have not understood a navigation using only the symbols in the display.
Warning G announcement, you can at any time have a If a new route guidance cycle is started,
current announcement repeated. the announcements are automatically
Voice instructions are intended to direct you switched on again.
 Press j.
while driving without diverting your attenti-
on from the road and driving. The current navigation announcement Switching on again
is repeated.
Always use this feature instead of consulting  Press j.
the map display for directions. Consulting
Switching voice instructions On/Off
the map displays for directions may cause
you to divert your attention from driving and
Switching off
increase the risk of an accident.
 Press J during a navigation
After route calculation, the system assists announcement.
route guidance using pictorial displays The message Voice announcements
( page 175) and voice instructions. muted will appear briefly.

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Route guidance

Navigation displays The road you are currently driving on is Important map symbols:
shown on the status bar, in this case
The navigation displays are only visible  Current vehicle location and direction
EAST I-90. The indication 571 mi is the
while route guidance is active. of travel y
distance to the next driving maneuver. If the map orientation Heading Up
To switch to the navigation display from
If the GPS position display ( page 188) is ( page 188) is chosen, the arrow will
another display, e.g. from CD operation:
active, the GPS data are shown instead of always point upward.
 Press b or c. the street name.
 The remaining route section is
Two examples are shown below: highlighted in blue color.
i
Display example 1: Using the control system, the display i
unit can be changed between km or
The colored highlight only appears
miles (see your vehicles Operators
when the system has completed the
Manual).
route calculation.
 When the instrument cluster
multifunction display is set to miles,
the COMAND will indicate
distances in miles (mi) or feet (ft)
 When the instrument cluster
multifunction display is set to
kilometers, the COMAND will
indicate distances in kilometers
(km) or meters (m)

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Route guidance

Display example 2: In the right half of the display, the symbol i


for the next driving maneuver is indicated
Using the control system, the display
(here: right turn).
unit can be changed between km or
On the very right side of the display next to miles (see your vehicles Operators
the turn symbol is the distance bar. It Manual).
indicates the distance to the next driving
 When the instrument cluster
maneuver (here: 800 ft).
multifunction display is set to miles,
The status bar shows the name of the the COMAND will indicate
street after the driving maneuver, if distances in miles (mi) or feet (ft)
available, here: MAIN ST
 When the instrument cluster
1 Current vehicle location and direction The destination is marked with a flag $ on multifunction display is set to
of travel y, remaining route section the map, an intermediate destination is kilometers, the COMAND will
2 Name of the road you are to turn onto marked with a flag showing the letter S. indicate distances in kilometers
3 Symbol for the next driving maneuver, (km) or meters (m)
distance bar and distance to the next
driving maneuver  Press any soft key.
4 The road you are currently driving on The soft key displays appear.

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If no other action is taken within
approx. 8 seconds, the soft key
displays will disappear again.

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Altering the map scale You can select the map orientation i
( page 188).
The current map scale is indicated on the If GPS display ( page 188) is active,
left side of the status bar. information on your current position is
Changing the map display
 Press the + or ) soft key. shown on the status bar.
While route guidance is active, you can
The map section is zoomed in or switch between split view and full view.
zoomed out. A bar indicating the map Arriving at destination
 Split view:
scale appears on the status bar.
The map is shown on the left side and
Selecting map orientation information on the next maneuver on
the right.
A symbol is shown on the bottom left side
of the status bar. or
 Full view:
 Heading Up <:
Full view of the map.
Dynamic map alignment, map is
displayed facing driving direction  Press c.
pointing up
The display changes with every push of
or the button. When you reach the destination, you will
see the destination flag. Route guidance
 North Up Y: ends.
Map is displayed facing north

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Route guidance

Cancelling route guidance Continuing route guidance


 In navigation mode, press b.  Push the joystick to h to select No.
The inquiry menu Cancel route  Press E.
guidance? will appear.
 Press E to confirm Yes.
Route guidance is cancelled. The
Navigation main menu appears.

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You can continue route guidance from
the Navigation main menu
( page 152).

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During route guidance
 During route guidance
During route guidance you can use the soft Available soft keys  Display soft key:
keys to activate additional menus and Brings you to the Display menu
 Info soft key:
displays and make settings. ( page 186).
Brings you to the Info menu
The soft key displays will automatically ( page 180).  Soft key +:
disappear after a few seconds. Enlarge visible map section
 Detour soft key:
( page 177).
Displaying the soft keys Brings you to the Traffic Jam function
( page 181).  Soft key ):
 During route guidance, press any soft
Reduce visible map section
key.  Stopovr soft key:
( page 177).
Brings you to the stopover destination
The soft key displays will appear.
function ( page 183).
 POIs soft key:
Brings you to the POI function
( page 199).
 Memory soft key:
Brings you to the save current location
function ( page 155).

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During route guidance

Info menu i  Details soft key:


See all information about the
 Display the soft keys. If a stopover destination has been
destination.
 Press the Info soft key. entered:

The Info menu will appear. The estimated time of arrival and the Displaying the route list
remaining distance to the stopover
 Press the Rte list soft key.
destination are displayed.
The list of the remaining roads/route
When the stopover destination is
sections appears.
reached, the system indicates
estimated time of arrival and remaining The road currently travelled on is at the
distance to the main destination. top of the list.
 Push the joystick to G or g to scroll
Available soft keys through the list.
 Compass soft key:  Use the Page V and Page v soft keys
Displays direction of travel, altitude to display the next or previous page.
Info menu and steering angle of the vehicle
( page 171). i
 Rte list soft key: Depending on the distance to the
Shows a list of the route. destination, it may take a few moments
before the route list is completed.
 Mode soft key:
Brings you to the route mode selection The list will only be complete when the
menu ( page 154). route is completely calculated.

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Navigation*
During route guidance

Selecting a detour i  Press one of the left distance soft keys.


The detour function blocks a route section If you have already placed a block on a The system calculates a new route
ahead. If possible, the system will route section, the Detour menu will around the blocked route section.
calculate a detour. You can adjust the appear instead of the map
length of the route section to be blocked. ( page 182).

i
If the system does not allow you to
block a route section, the message
Complete detour not possible
is displayed.
Traffic jams are identified by the driver,
not by the COMAND.

Switching on
 Activate the soft key display You can now enter the length of the route
( page 179). section to be blocked.
 Press the Detour soft key.

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Navigation*
During route guidance

Switching off (remove detour)  Push the joystick to g or G to  Press E.


select Remove detour.
 Activate the soft key display You can now change the length of the
( page 179).  Press E. route section to be blocked.
 Press the Detour soft key. The blocked route section is deleted.  Press one of the left distance soft keys.
The system calculates the new route.
The system calculates a new route
around the blocked route section.
Changing the blocked route section
 Activate the soft key display
( page 179).
 Press the Detour soft key.
 Use g or G to select item Change
detour.

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During route guidance

Stopover function  soft key:


Shows a list of parking facilities or the
This function allows you to select an
map with one parking facility
intermediate destination while route
spotlighted.
guidance is active. A stopover destination
may be a gas station or a restaurant or any  soft key:
other place. When the route to the Shows a list of restaurants or the map
stopover destination is calculated, the with one restaurant highlighted.
system calculates the route from the  soft key:
stopover destination to the main Shows a list of hospitals or the map
destination. with one hospital spotlighted.
Available soft keys
Entering a stopover destination After pressing a softkey on the left side, a If you press this soft key the following
corresponding list ( page 184) or, if a POI warning message will appear:
 Activate the soft key display
is close by, the map will appear with one
( page 179).
POI spotlighted ( page 199).
 Press the Stopovr soft key.
 soft key:
The map is displayed in full view. Shows a list of Mercedes-Benz Centers
or near your location.
 soft key:
The Stopover still active menu will
appear ( page 185) if a stopover Shows a list of filling stations or the
already exists. map with one filling station spotlighted.

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During route guidance

 More soft key:  Press a soft key, e.g. . Selecting a POI in a list
If you press this soft key, the
One of the following displays will  Push the joystick to G or g to
Navigation main menu ( page 152)
appear select an entry.
will appear. Enter stopover will
appear on the status bar.  a list with restaurants (see below)  Use the Page soft keys to scroll page-
wise through the list (if available).
You can now enter an stopover  the map with one restaurant
destination by spotlighted if the POI is close by.  Press the Details soft key if required.
 selecting one from the destination Select a POI on the map Details on the destination are shown.
memory ( page 193) ( page 199).
 After you have selected a destination,
 typing one in the Enter street menu press E.
( page 156) The Start route guidance menu will
 selecting one in the Last appear ( page 173).
destinations memory  Press E.
( page 192)
The system calculates the route to the
 selecting a Point of interest selected stopover destination. After
( page 196) that, the route to the main destination
 entering a POI by phone number is also calculated from the stopover
( page 200) destination.
The arrows indicate the direction of the
 selecting one in the Todays destination. The distances indicated are
plan memory ( page 202) straight line distances to the destination.

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During route guidance

Deleting or replacing a stopover i or


destination
If no stopover destination has been  Push the joystick to g or G to
 Activate the soft key display entered, the full view map appears select Change active stopover.
( page 179). instead of the menu. You can now  Press E.
 Press the Stopovr soft key. enter a stopover destination
( page 183). The stopover destination is deleted and
The menu for deleting or changing a you can enter a new stopover
stopover destination will appear.  Push the joystick to g or G to destination ( page 183).
select Delete active stopover.
 Press E.
The stopover destination last input is
deleted. The system calculates the
route to the main destination.

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Navigation*
During route guidance

Saving the current location Defining route guidance displays  Icons soft key:

The system can save the current position  Activate the soft key display Brings you to the POI Icons display
as a destination in the Last ( page 179). settings ( page 187).
destinations memory ( page 192).  View soft key:
 Press the Display soft key.
 Press any soft key to activate the soft Brings you to the map orientation
The Settings menu will appear.
key display. Press the Memory soft key. settings ( page 188).
The current location is saved.  GPS soft key:

i Brings you to the GPS display


Such destinations are marked in the settings ( page 188).
Last destinations memory with _  Automap soft key:
( page 192).
Brings you to the Split screen
If a destination is to be saved for later settings ( page 189).
or repeated use, the current location
 Trail soft key:
can be stored in the standard
destination memory ( page 193). Settings menu Brings you to the Trail settings
( page 190).
You can now use the soft keys to
activate other menus.

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Navigation*
During route guidance

Setting POI Icons displays  Push the joystick to g or G to Setting personal symbol display
select an option.
You can set which POIs are shown as  After selecting the Personal option,
symbols on the map.  Press E. press the Change soft key.

i The option is activated _. The list of available symbols is


displayed.
You will see the symbols only if the map  Standard option:
scale is in the zoomed in scales. The map shows the default Meaning Symbol
Altering the map scale ( page 177). symbols.
Selected Q
 In the Settings menu, press the Icons  Personal option: Unselected q
soft key. You can determine the symbols
which are displayed. The following  Push the joystick to g or G to
The available options are displayed.
section explains the further select a list entry.
operation.  Press E.
i The symbol is activated or deactivated
The Change soft key becomes depending on its previous state. You
available if the Personal option is may also activate more than one
chosen. symbol.

 None option:
No symbols are shown on the map.

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During route guidance

 Press the Back soft key to confirm and You can select the following map i
return to the map. orientations:
A symbol is shown on the bottom left
 Heading Up side of the status bar.
Setting map view Dynamic map alignment, map is
 North symbol Y:
 In the Settings menu ( page 186), displayed facing driving direction
Map is displayed facing north
press the View soft key. pointing up
 North Up  Compass symbol <:
The available options are displayed.
Map is displayed facing north Dynamic map alignment, map is
displayed facing driving direction
Option Symbol pointing up
On _
Switching the GPS info setting on/off
Off -
When the GPS info setting is active, the
Changing map view following data are displayed on the status
bar:
 Use the joystick to g or G to select
 your current position in the form of
the deactivated option.
coordinates
 Press E.
 the number of satellites currently
The orientation is changed. received
 Press the Back soft key to confirm and  the height above the sea level
return to the map.

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During route guidance

 In the Settings menu ( page 186),  Use the joystick to g or G to select  In the Settings menu ( page 186),
press the GPS soft key. the option with the symbol -. press the Automap soft key.
The options On and Off are displayed.  Press button E. The available options are displayed.
Depending on the previous setting, the
GPS is switched on or off.
 Press the Back soft key to confirm and
return to the map.

Automatic map toggling


You can set the change from map to split
view.

The symbol _ indicates the present


i You can select the following options:
setting.  Map
 Automatic
Shows the full screen as a map. The system automatically switches to
 Split screen split view whenever it announces a
driving maneuver.
Uses the right hand part of the When the driving maneuver is
screen to show maneuver icons completed, the system reverts to the
and/or intersection zooms. full view.

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During route guidance

 Manual Trail settings The symbol _ indicates the present


If you choose this option, the system setting.
With this function is active, the COMAND
only switches to split screen by
records a trail every time the vehicle is in  Move the E joystick in g or G
pressing c.
an OFF ROAD area (more than 0.25 miles direction to select the option with the
The symbol _ indicates the present away from a digitized road). symbol -.
setting.
The system places trail dots on the screen  Press E.
 Move the E joystick in g or G until it matches to a digitized road again.
Depending on the previous setting, the
direction to select the option with the
 In the Settings menu ( page 186), Trail is switched on or off.
symbol -.
press the Trail soft key.
 Press the Back soft key to confirm and
 Press button E.
The options On and Off are displayed. return to the map.
The option is changed.
 Press the Back soft key to confirm and Delete a trail
return to the map. If there is a trail in memory, you can delete
it.
 Press the Clear soft key.
The message Are you sure you
want to clear all trails? will
appear in a window.

1 Percentage of used memory

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Navigation*
During route guidance

 Push the joystick to H to select Yes.


 Press E.
The trail is deleted.
If you dont want to delete a trail
 Press E to confirm No.

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Navigation*
Last destinations and destination memory
 Last destinations and destination memory
Last destinations memory Now you can
The Last destinations memory  start route guidance to the selected
automatically saves last destinations to entry ( page 193)
which you have started route guidance.  add the selected entry to todays plan
The memory can save a maximum of 50 ( page 202)
destinations.
 Press the Plan soft key.
You can save your current position as a
 save the selected entry in the
destination in the memory ( page 155).
Such destinations are marked with _. destination memory
 To do this, press the Save soft key.
i Selecting a destination from the last
destinations memory Further operation is explained in
The home address is not saved in the
chapter Saving destination in the
last destinations memory.  Push the joystick to G or g to
destination memory ( page 193)
select an entry.
Activating the last destination memory  view details on the selected entry (if
 Use the Page soft keys to scroll page-
available)
 Activate the Navigation main menu wise through the list (if available).
( page 152).  Press the Details soft key.
 Push the joystick to G to select menu  delete the selected entry ( page 193)
item Last destinations.
 Press E.
The last destinations list is displayed.
The most recent destination is at the
top of the list.

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Navigation*
Last destinations and destination memory

Starting route guidance to a last Destination memory


destination
In the destination memory, you can save
 Select a destination from the Last destinations under freely assignable
destinations memory. names. The memory can save a maximum
 Press E. of 200 destinations.

The Start route guidance menu will Saving a destination in the destination
appear ( page 173). memory

Deleting a destination from the last  In the Start route guidance menu
destinations memory ( page 173), press the Save soft key. You can now
 Select a destination from the Last or  save the destination under a new name or
destinations memory.  Select a destination in the Last i
 Press the Delete soft key. destinations memory ( page 192)
If a POI is used, the POI name appears
and press the Save soft key.
An inquiry menu appears asking if the as default.
destination selected is to be deleted or
from the Last destinations memory.  Select a destination in the Todays plan  confirm the given destination name
 Push the joystick to H to select Yes. memory ( page 202) and press the  Press E.
Save soft key.
 Press E to confirm if you want to The message The address was
delete. saved as <name> will appear.

The destination is deleted. After that, the Start route guidance


menu, the Last destinations
memory or the Todays plan
memory reappear.

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Navigation*
Last destinations and destination memory

Create a new name Activating the destination memory Selecting a destination from the
destination memory
 Push the joystick to h, H, g or  Activate the Navigation main menu
G to select the characters. After each ( page 152). Activating the listing for the desired letter
selection, press E.
 Push the joystick to g or G to  Activate the destination memory.
 Push the joystick to F or f to select menu item Destination
 Push the joystick to H or h until the
select characters diagonally. memory.
listing for the desired letter appears.
 Press E to confirm the entry.  Press E. With every push of the joystick the
The message The address has The destination memory will appear. display changes to the next possible
been saved as <name> will appear. The destination memory is sorted in letter.
alphabetical order.
After that, the Start route guidance or
menu, the Last destinations
 Press 2 to 9 of the 12-button
memory or the Todays plan memory
keypad. Press a key once or several
reappear.
times in quick succession until the
listing for the desired letter appears.

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E.g.: Key 5
Press 1 x = access to listing for letter J
Press 2 x = access to listing for letter K
Press 3 x = access to listing for letter L

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Navigation*
Last destinations and destination memory

Category Others Now you can Starting route guidance to a destination


At the end of the letter list follows the  start route guidance to the selected from the destination memory
category Others. destination  Select a destination from the
destination memory.
 Press * to access.  add the selected entry to todays plan
( page 202)  Press E.
Category Others includes entries
without names or names starting with a  Press the Plan soft key. The Start route guidance menu will
special character (e.g. +, !, * etc.). appear ( page 173).
 view details on the selected
Selecting a destination destination (if available)
Deleting a destination in the destination
 Push the joystick to g or G to  To do this, press the Details soft memory
select a destination in the listing. key.
 Select a destination from the
 Use the Page soft keys to scroll page-  delete the selected destination destination memory.
wise through the list (if available).
 Press the Delete soft key.
A prompt message appears.
 Push the joystick to H to select Yes.
 Press E.
The system deletes the navigation
entry from the destination memory.

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Navigation*
POIs (Points of Interest)
 POIs (Points of Interest)
This function allows you to select Points of Entering POIs Selecting a POI category
Interest such as gas stations, parking
 Activating the Navigation main menu
facilities or shopping centers.
( page 152).
i  Push the joystick to G to select menu
You can also select a POI item Points of interest.
 in the Start route guidance menu  Press E.
( page 165) or during route
The Select POI category menu will
guidance ( page 179)
appear.
 on the map ( page 199)
 by entering a phone number Select POI category menu
( page 200).

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Navigation*
POIs (Points of Interest)

Available soft keys  Press E to confirm Sort by


distance.
 Name soft key:
Brings you to the Enter POI menu The Select POI list will appear.
( page 198).
Selecting a POI
 Details soft key:
Shows all information about the POI
category.
 Page V and Page v soft keys:
Use the Page V and Page v soft keys
to display the next or previous page. Find menu

 Back soft key: You can select between the following


Returns you to the previous menu. menu items:
 Sort by distance:
 Push the joystick to G or g to The Select POI list will appear.
select the desired POI category. Select POI list
 Within a city:
 Press E. The Enter city menu will appear The list shows the available POIs with
The Find menu will appear. ( page 198). Select a Point of Interest direction, distance and name. The nearest
around any location. POI is on top of the list.
 By name:  Press the Details soft key if required.
The Enter POI menu will appear
Details on the POI are shown.
( page 198).

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Navigation*
POIs (Points of Interest)

 Push the joystick to G or g to Entering a POI by name i


select the desired POI.
 In the Select POI category menu, press If menu item By name is chosen, the
 Press E. the Name softkey. corresponding category symbol will
The Start route guidance menu will or appear in first line.
appear ( page 173).
 In the Find menu, push the joystick to  Enter the POI name and press E to
G to select menu item By name. confirm.
Entering a city
The Enter POI menu will appear. A list showing the entered POI name
 In the Find menu, push the joystick to
G to select menu item Within a will appear.
city.  Press E.
 Press E. The Start route guidance menu will
The Enter city menu will appear appear ( page 173).
( page 163).
 Enter the city and press E to confirm.
A list showing the available POIs within
the entered city will appear.
 Select the desired POI from the list and Enter POI menu
press E to confirm.
The Start route guidance menu will
appear ( page 173).

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Navigation*
POIs (Points of Interest)

Selecting a POI on the map  Press the POIs soft key.  Press the Details soft key if required.
 Press c. One of the POI is spotlighted. The name Details on the POI selected are shown.
belonging to it is shown on the status
The full view of the map will appear.  Press E.
bar.
Your current position and the special The Start route guidance menu will
destinations are indicated by symbols. appear ( page 173).
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You can define which symbols will be
shown on the map ( page 187).

 Press any soft key.


The soft key displays will appear.
 If required, move the map pushing the
joystick to H, h, g, G,F or  Use the Next or Prev. soft key
f. to select the desired POI.

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Navigation*
POIs (Points of Interest)

Entering a POI by phone number  Use the number keys 1 through 0


to enter the phone number.
If a phone number is associated with a POI,
the number can be used to select a or
destination and making a call. The  Push the joystick to h, H, g or
database uses phone numbers in the USA G to select the numbers. After each
and Canada. selection, press E.
 Activating the Navigation main menu  Push the joystick to F or f to
( page 152). select numbers diagonally.
 Push the joystick to G to select menu When the number is complete, the (
item Phone number. i field is highlighted.
 Press E. Numbers not available for entry are
 Press E.
greyed out.
The Enter POI phone number menu will The Start route guidance menu will
appear. appear ( page 173).
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The menu always appears with the 1 Multiple matches to a phone number
prefix in first line. can occur if several businesses share a
number, or if a central number is used
to cover multiple locations. In these
cases, you will see a list to choose
among them.

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Navigation*
POIs (Points of Interest)

Dialing the POI phone number*


 Press the Call soft key in the Route
guidance menu.

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The Call soft key is visible if vehicle is
equipped for phone operation and
Mercedes-Benz specified mobile
telephone* is inserted in phone
cradle*.

Dialing will begin. In the status bar, the


off-hook symbol will appear. If the
person called answers the call, the call
is active. You talk over the hands-free
set.
 Press K to end the call.

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Navigation*
Todays plan
 Todays plan
The todays plan memory can be used to i  Press E.
save destinations for which routes can be
The message Todays plan is The todays plan memory will appear.
calculated one after the other.
full. You must delete an entry The first destination added is at the top
The memory can save a maximum of 18
before saving a new one. will of the list.
destinations.
appear if the maximum of 18
Adding a destination to todays plan destinations is saved.
You can add a destination to todays plan
Activating todays plan
 from the Route guidance menu
 Activate the Navigation main menu
 from the Last destinations memory and ( page 152).
 from the Destination memory.  Push the joystick to G to select menu
item Todays plan.
 Press the Plan soft key in the
corresponding menu. i
The menu item Todays plan is Todays plan memory
The message The <address> has
been added to todays plan.
available if destinations are added to
todays plan.
will appear briefly.
The number of saved entries is shown.

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Navigation*
Todays plan

Available soft keys  Delete soft key: Round trip


Deletes the selected entry.
 Bestway soft key:  Press the Rnd trip soft key in the
Sortes entries to obtain the most  Back soft key: todays plan memory.
efficient route through all the Returns you to the previous menu.
The todays plan memory is sorted to
destinations ( page 203).
obtain a route that circles through all
Best way
 Rnd trip soft key: the destinations.
Sortes entries to obtain a route that  Press the Bestway soft key in the The current vehicle location is placed
circles through all the destinations and todays plan memory. at the bottom of todays plan as
eventually ends at the starting position
The todays plan memory is sorted to Starting position entry.
( page 203).
obtain the most efficient route through
 Del. all soft key: all the destinations. i
Deletes all entries. The Starting position can be represen-
ted by e.g. a parking lot or an off road
 Save soft key:
location.
Saves an entry to the destination
memory.
 Details soft key:
Shows the entry in full.
 Page V and Page v soft keys (if
available):
Use the Page V and Page v soft keys
to display the next or previous page.

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Navigation*
Todays plan

Display details for starting position Saving a todays plan entry in the Deleting all the todays plan entries
destination memory
 Push the joystick to G to select  Activate the todays plan.
Starting position.  Activate the todays plan.
 Press the Del. all soft key.
 Press the Details soft key.  Press the Save soft key. A prompt message will appear.
The address information will appear. The Destination memory input menu
 Push the joystick to H to select Yes.
will appear ( page 193).
Selecting a destination from the If you do not want to delete the entries:
todays plan Deleting a todays plan entry  Press E to confirm No.
 Activate the todays plan.  Activate the todays plan.  Press E.
 Push the joystick to G or g to  Push the joystick to G or g to The system deletes all the destination
select an entry. select an entry. entries in the todays plan.
 Use the Page soft keys to scroll page-  Press the Delete soft key.
wise through the list (if available). A prompt message will appear.
 Press E.
 Push the joystick to H to select Yes.
The Start route guidance menu will
If you do not want to delete the entry:
appear ( page 173).
 Press E to confirm No.
i  Press E.
When you reach the destination, route
guidance ends and the system deletes The system deletes the destination in
the todays plan entry. the todays plan. The entries below the
destination deleted move up by one
position.

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Navigation*
Software Updates
 Software Updates

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Navigation*
Software Updates

1 Ejecting DVD i Ejecting


2 Opening/closing the display unit
Updating may take several minutes.  Press l.
3 Warning message Press EJECT to
During updating, the operation of The display unit moves forward and
close
COMAND is restricted. You cannot then tilts down. The DVD NAVIGATION
switch off the system. slot is visible.
You can update the system with a new
navigation DVD. The DVD may include new  Press the l button left of the
Starting an update
map/road information. DVD NAVIGATION slot.
DVDs are loaded and ejected at the
navigation module. The navigation module ejects the DVD.
Warning G The message No DVD in drive.
i Please insert Navigation DVD.
The display unit can cause injury if will appear.
The navigation module is located
contacted when open. Please close after
behind the display unit of the COMAND  Remove the DVD from the slot.
inserting a navigation DVD.
( page 205).

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Do not place anything on the lowered There are two l buttons. One is on
display panel (i.e. do not use as a shelf). the display unit 2. The other is located
Placing objects on the lowered display left of the DVD NAVIGATION slot 1
panel may result in damage to the behind the display.
display or COMAND
unit which is not covered by the  Switch the COMAND on ( page 34).
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.

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Navigation*
Software Updates

Loading i i
 Insert the new navigation DVD into the Inserting a second DVD with another The message Press EJECT to
DVD slot with the label side up. DVD still loaded will cause damage to close will appear. If l on the
The message Navigation is the DVD drive which is not covered by display unit is not pressed within 20
initializing. Please wait. will the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. seconds, eight successive series of two
appear. beep tones will sound to remind you to
After that, the COMAND loads the return the display to its closed position
 Press l on the display unit to return software on the DVD. by pressing l on the display unit.
the display unit to its closed position.
Shortly after that, the progress bar If you do not do so, the COMAND
The display unit tilts up and then moves appears. After some time, the progress returns the display unit to its closed
to the rear. bar reaches 100%. position.
The update is completed. You can now
operate the navigation system again.

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208
Service
Service main menu
SMS*
Tele Aid*

209
Service
Service main menu
 Service main menu
Activating the Service main menu You can use the soft keys to open other  System soft key:
menus Switches to the system settings
 Press C.
( page 216).
 SMS soft key*:
The Service main menu will appear.
Opens the SMS Inbox Folder
i ( page 211).
If a service submenu is displayed, you i
need to press the Back soft key.
The SMS soft key is visible if vehicle is
equipped for phone operation and
Mercedes-Benz specified mobile
telephone* is inserted in phone
cradle*.

 Scr.off soft key:


 Press the Scr.Off soft key.
The screen is switched off.
 Press any soft key or button.
Service main menu The screen is switched on again.

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Service
SMS*
 SMS*
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The functions described here apply if If another system is active (e.g. radio),
your vehicle is equipped with mobile a window with the message Received
phone cradle* and a Mercedes-Benz a new SMS appears when SMS
specified mobile phone*. message is coming in.

With the SMS Received list, you can SMS Received list
receive SMS messages provided that SMS
 Activate the Service main menu
messaging is available from your mobile
phone service provider. ( page 210).
The status bar shows date and time of
 Press the SMS soft key.
i the message.
The Received list will appear.
If you have received new SMS One line is provided for each message.
messages, n is displayed on the i Symbol = = Message unread
status bar. Additionally, a message
If there is no SMS message, the SMS
received tone is played. Symbol z = SMS message
soft key appears greyed out.

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Service
SMS*

 Press the Detail soft key. Reading SMS message received Line-by-line scrolling through the message
text:
The list entry will appear in full in a  In the SMS Received ( page 211) list,
window. push the joystick to g or G to  Push the joystick to g or G.
Line-by-line scrolling through the SMS highlight the desired message. Back to the SMS Received list:
Received list:  Press E.  Press the Back soft key.
 Push the joystick to g or G The message is displayed. In the status
to highlight the desired message. bar, the name or the phone number of
Back to the Service main menu: the sender will appear.

 Press the Back soft key.

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Service
Tele Aid*
 Tele Aid*
Tele Aid* incorporates the following If the system initiates an emergency call, Roadside Assistance
functions: Connecting call and the symbol will
Roadside Asssistance will assist if
appear on the status bar. All active
 Emergency call system technical problems with your vehicle are
connections are terminated.
 Roadside Assistance experienced.

 Information Roadside Assistance can be requested


manually by pressing the corresponding
Emergency call system button. Refer to your vehicle Operators
For certain emergency situations, the Manual for additional information.
system automatically triggers an Upon request of Roadside Assistance, the
emergency call. An emergency call can system initiates the call to the Assistance.
also be triggered manually by pressing the Connecting call and the symbol will
corresponding button. Refer to your appear on the status bar. All active
vehicle Operators Manual for additional connections are terminated except
information. During the emergency call, Call Emergency call.
Connected appears on the status bar. No
operation from COMAND is possible, so
you cannot disconnect the emergency call.

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Service
Tele Aid*

Information
A call to the Response Center will be
initiated by pressing the corresponding
button. Information regarding the opera-
tion of your vehicle, the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center or Mercedes-Benz
USA products and services is available to
you. Refer to your vehicle Operators
Manual for additional information.
If the connection is made, the message When an information call is initiated, When the connection is made, the
Call Connected appears on the status Connecting call and the symbol will message Call Connected appears on
bar. appear on the status bar. All active the status bar.
connections are terminated except
During activation of a Roadside Assistance During activation of an Information call
Emergency call and Roadside Assistance
call
call.  it is possible to switch to navigation
 it is possible to switch to navigation  you can initiate an Emergency call or
 you can initiate an Emergency call. Roadside Assistance call.

Terminating the connection Terminating the connection


 Press K.  Press K.
COMAND reverts to the system last COMAND reverts to the system last
active before Tele Aid was activated. active before Tele Aid was activated.

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System settings
System settings

215
System settings
System settings
 System settings
Activating the System settings In the System settings menu you can: Selecting the time zone
menu  select the time zone and daylight You can select the applicable time zone
 Press C. savings time settings and daylight saving time settings.
 In the Service main menu  select the language ( page 217)  In the System settings menu, press the
( page 210), press the System soft  switch verification and notification Time soft key.
key. tones on and off ( page 218) The available time zones are shown.
 adjust display settings ( page 219)
 activate and deactivate the Voice
control system* help window
( page 220)
 start Voice control system*
individualization ( page 221)
 reset all settings to the factory settings
( page 223)
System settings menu
 Push the joystick to g or G to
select the time zone.
 Press E.
You can now select the daylight saving
time settings.

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System settings
System settings

 Push the joystick to g or G to Selecting the language


select the desired entry.
The language affects the menu text
Daylight Savings Time: displays and the voice output during route
Changes from summer to winter time. guidance.
Standard Time:  In the System settings menu
Changes from winter to summer time. ( page 216), press the Lang. soft
 Press E. key.

The System settings menu will appear. The languages list will appear.
The setting is saved.
Option Symbol
Time change selected _
Time change not -
selected

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System settings
System settings

 Select Instr. cluster setting. Switching verification and  Push the joystick to g or G to
notification tones on and off select an entry.
COMAND will use the same language
as is set in instrument cluster.  In the System settings menu, press the  Press E.
or Tones soft key. The respective tones are activated or
The Tones menu will appear. deactivated. You hear the tone when
 Push the joystick to g or G to
you activate it.
select the desired language.
 Press E.  Press the Back soft key.
The System settings menu will appear.
The System settings menu will appear
The setting is saved.
with the display text in the language
selected.

Option Symbol
Tone activated Q
Tone deactivated q

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System settings
System settings

Selecting display settings You can use the following functions:  Press E.
 In the System settings menu, press the  set the display dimming characteristics The setting is applied. The System
Display soft key. settings menu will appear.
 adjust the display brightness
Adjusting the display brightness
Setting the display dimming
characteristics  Press the Bright. soft key.
 Push the joystick to G or g to
select an entry.
Day mode
The display is continuously set to
daylight design.
Night mode
The display is continuously set to night-
Option Symbol time design.
Display mode selected _ Automatic
Display mode not - The display changes depending on the  Push the joystick to H or h
selected ambient light sensor in the vehicle. direction to adjust the brightness.

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System settings
System settings

or Selecting Voice control* settings  Push the joystick to g to select the


Help Screen menu item.
 Press the Bright. soft key longer than Use this function to:
2 seconds. The status bar shows you whether
 Activate/deactivate the voice control the help screen is activated or
The display brightness changes help screen deactivated.
gradually. When the slider reaches the
 Start or delete voice control
end of the left or right border, it starts  Press E.
individualization
moving into the opposite direction.
The menu to activate or deactivate the
 Release the Bright. soft key when Activating/deactivating the help help screen will appear.
the desired brightness is reached. screen
 Open the System settings menu
Confirming the setting
( page 216).
 Press the Back soft key.
 Press the VC Tips soft key.
or
The Voice control menu will appear.
 Press E.
The brightness setting is applied.

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System settings
System settings

In this display example, the help screen  Open the System settings menu Starting individualization
is activated. ( page 216).
i
 Push the joystick to G or g to  Press the VC Tips soft key.
You can only activate the individualiza-
select an entry.
The Voice control menu will appear. tion function when the car is station-
 Press E. ary. If the car is moving, the following
 Push the joystick to G to select the
This will activate or deactivate the help Individualization menu item. message will appear:
screen. Individualization only
 Press E. possible when car is
Voice control individualization The Individualization menu will appear. stationary.

The individualization function is used to  Push the joystick to g to select menu


adapt the voice control to your own voice item Start new
and to therefore improve speech individualization.
recognition. This does not affect speech
recognition of other users.  Press E.

Individualization consists of two stages. The individualization process starts.


The first stage involves training digits, The system now guides you through
while the second stage trains specific the individualization process using a
commands. dialog, all operations are voice inputs.

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System settings
System settings

After completion of the first stage, the If you do not start the second stage: If you do not save the second stage:
system prompts you to save the data of the
 Data from the first stage remains  Individualization is cancelled,
first stage.
unchanged,
 Data from an existing second stage
If you do not save the first stage:
 The individualization process is remains unchanged.
 Individualization is cancelled, finished. If you save the second stage:
 Data from an existing first stage i  Data from an existing second stage is
remains unchanged. deleted and all new data is saved,
If you later decide to start the second
If you save the first stage: stage, you must restart the  Individualization is finished.
 Data from an existing first stage is individualization process from the
over-written but is not saved until the beginning of the first stage.
second stage is started.
After completion of the second stage, the
system prompts you to save the data of the
second stage.

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System settings
System settings

Canceling individualization Resetting all settings to the factory


You can cancel individualization at any settings
time during either the first or second
stage. All existing data remains
i
unchanged. All your personal data, e.g. Last desti-
nation entries or Radio main menu pre-
 During any individualization stage, set entries, will be deleted.
press the Cancel soft key.
Individualization is cancelled.  In the System settings menu, press the
Reset soft key.
Deleting individualization  Press E.
The Reset inquiry menu will appear. No
A prompt appears, which asks if you is highlighted.
i really want to delete the data.
This function is not available if no
individualization data has been saved.  Press E to confirm Yes.
The individualization is deleted.
 In the Individualization menu, push the
joystick to G to select menu item
Delete individualization.

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System settings
System settings

Accepting the factory settings i


 Push the joystick to H or h The factory settings are:
direction to select Yes.
Time - Central Time
 Press E.
Language - Instrument cluster
The inquiry Do you really want to
Verification tone - On
reset? will appear.
Notification tone - On
 Select Yes.
Display setting - Automatic
The message All data has been
If you do not wish to reset to the factory reset. COMAND will now
settings restart. will appear.
 Press the Back soft key or press E.
The System settings menu will appear.

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Glossary

Aspect ratio CD CD text


Width and height proportions of a video (Compact Disc) Additional information which may be
screen or signal - usually either 4:3 Digital storage medium in disc form. included on ->CD (e.g. track name, CD
(NTSC) or 16:9 for widescreen DVDs. CDDA title).
Audio source (Compact Disc Digital Audio) COMAND
This includes the systems radio and CD File type for a convential audio ->CD- (Cockpit Management and Data Sys-
(CD drive in the control unit, CD chan- ROM. tem)
ger*). Information and operating center for
CD-R
vehicle sound and communications
Autostore (CD Recordable)
systems, including the radio and
Enters the stations with the best recep- ->CD which can be written to once,
CD player, as well as for other optional
tion (signal strength) into the autostore read many times but not deleted.
equipment (CD changer*, telephone*,
memory in order of their reception
CD-ROM etc.).
quality (from strong to weak).
(CD Read Only Memory)
Balance Coordinates
->CD which can only be read.
Defines sound-center left/right. Indicate the geographical position on
CD-RW the earth's surface.
Bit rate (MP3) (CD Rewritable)
Measurement of transmission speed. ->CD which can be read, written and
Indicates the number of ->bits trans- deleted.
mitted per time unit.

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Glossary

DVD Folder Heading Up


(Digital Versatile Disc) Alternative designation for songs/ Dynamic map alignment, map is dis-
Digital storage medium for storing lar- tracks. Data saved on a storage medi- played facing driving direction pointing
ge amounts of data, e.g. movies. um can be grouped into folders for up.
improved organization. Can be likened
DVD-R ID3 tag
to a filing cabinet containing a number
(DVD Recordable) Additional information which may be
of folders, each of which holds a num-
->DVD which can be written to once, included in MP3 files (e.g. title, artist,
ber of documents.
read many times but not deleted. album).
GPS
DVD-ROM ISO9660
(Global Positioning System)
(DVD Read Only Memory) A standard file system for recording
Satellite-based system for relaying
->DVD which can only be read. data on CDs.
geographic location information to and
Emergency call from vehicles equipped with special re- Joliet
This function places a call to a local ceivers. Employs DVD digital maps for Standard for recording data on CDs; an
911 provider. It does not initiate a navigation. extension of ISO 9660.
->Tele Aid* call. Please note that the LOGIC7 Surround
GSM
911 emergency call system is a public Playback method resulting in an impro-
(Global System for Mobile Communica-
service. Using it without due cause is a ved spatial listening experience com-
criminal offense. tion)
A standard network protocol used pared to conventional stereo playback.
Fader throughout the world for digital cellular MP3
Defines sound-center front/back. communication The term used in everyday speech for
->MPEG1 Audio Layer 3.

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Glossary

MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 North Up PIN code


A means of compressing digital audio The map is displayed facing north du- Your PIN code prevents unauthorized
data. ring route guidance. persons from using your GSM mobile
phone. The PIN code is a number
Multi session NTSC (National Television System Com-
string, which you have to enter when
A method for recording data, e.g. for mittee)
switching on the telephone.
CDs. Data is written to the CD in a num- A TV and video standard for USA and
ber of sessions. Canada. This standard uses a composi- POI (Point of Interest)
te video signal, in which all information Points of Interest include service stati-
Navigation DVD
- red, blue, and green signals (and ons, rest areas, parking lots, hospitals,
Contains all available destination
sometimes audio signals as well) are sight-seeing points, etc.
addresses (town, road, intersection,
mixed together.
house number, special destinations) Provider
and the digital map material for a coun- PAL (Phase Alternation Line) is the network operator who makes
try or a region for destination entry, A TV and video standard for most coun- available (provides) telephone services
route calculation and destination tries in western and middle PUK (Personal Unblocking Key)
guidance at time of DVD production. Europe. The PAL standard uses a must be entered if the wrong PIN was
DVD maps do not cover all areas nor all higher image resolution and a lower entered three consecutive times.
routes within an area. picture frequency than the NTSC stan-
dard.

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Glossary

Regional code Service source Tele Aid*


The regional code prevents video DVDs This includes the systems telephone* (Telematic Alarm Identification on De-
from being played on DVD players not and navigation (voice output during mand)
having the same code as the ->DVD. destination guidance) The Tele Aid system consists of three
The factory setting of the Rear Seat En- SIM types of response: automatic and ma-
tertainment* CD/DVD player is code (Subscriber Identity Module) nual emergency, roadside assistance,
1. It can only play back video DVDs also Card provided by the GSM telephone and information. Tele Aid is initially
having code 1 or no code. service provider. Necessary for acces- activated by completing a subscriber
Roaming sing a mobile communication network. agreement and placing an acquain-
For this function, the telephone uses tance call. Refer also to the vehicle
SMS operating instructions.
the telephone network of a contract
(Short Message Service)
partner. The ROAMING indicator in the The Tele Aid system is operational pro-
With this function you can receive and
COMAND display indicates that a call is vided that the vehicles battery is char-
read short text messages (if SMS ser-
being made using a contract partner. ged, properly connected, not damaged,
vice is provided by your provider)
and cellular and GPS coverage is avai-
Root directory
Soft keys lable.
The uppermost directory on a storage
Keys that activate different functions.
medium. Unlock code
Function of key depends on the selec-
Scan rate (MP3) Your unlock code prevents unauthori-
ted operating mode.
Indicates the frequency at which volt- zed persons from using your telephone.
Subtitle The unlock code is a number string
age samples are taken during the con-
A textual representation of the spoken you must enter when switching
version of an analog signal into a digital
audio in a video program. on the telephone if you have locked
signal. The analog-to-digital converter
converts the samples into digital sig- the phone before turning it off or if the
nals. phone is set to lock automatically.

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Glossary

Voice output
During a trip, apart from visual informa-
tions (symbol or map displays),
COMAND also provides all of the
necessary spoken route information
via voice output.
WB
Weather Band

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Index

A Adjusting C
Accepting brightness, contrast and color 108 CALC RTE 173
call 136 display brightness 219 CALL CONNECTED 213, 214
Activating display brightness (rear seat CALL FAILED 129, 138
destination memory 194 entertainment*) 97, 111 Calling up
DVD menu 105 headset volume (rear audio main menus 31
Enter street menu 156 operation*) 86 Cancelling
last destinations 192 headset volume (rear seat route guidance 178
Navigation main menu 152 entertainment*) 97 CD
Service main menu 210 tone (DVD mode) 107 fast forward/reverse 66
Setting menu (DVD mode) 105 volume 35 general information 52
System settings menu 216 Altering loading
the help screen 220 map scale 177 into the COMAND 53
todays plan 202 AM Band 44 playback mode 67
Active call 141 Arriving playback mode (rear seat
Actvating at destination 177 entertainment*) 99
sound functions* 39 Automatic map toggling 189 Repeat track 68
Adding AUX operation 82 switching to CD operation 61
destination to todays plan 202 Track mix 69
B
Adjust track select 64
Balance control 36
balance/fader 36
Bass 37
Begin dialing 138

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Index

CD changer* Connecting Displaying and switching


accessing 56 external video sources (rear seat between subtitles 107
CD mix 69 entertainment*) 96 DRIVE EMPTY (rear seat
ejecting CDs 59 headsets (rear audio operation*) 84 entertainment*) 94
loading CDs 56 headsets (rear seat DVD
Repeat CD 69 entertainment*) 93 playback requirements (rear seat
retracting 56 CONTINUE ROUTE GUIDANCE 152 entertainment*) 89
CD/DVD Current vehicle location 175
E
general information 88
D Ejecting
Changing
Destination input 156 CD 53
aspect ratio 106
Destination memory 193 CD (rear seat entertainment
camera view 107
Dialing operation*) 95
DVD language 106
subsequent dialing 138 MP3 CD 74
map display 177
Displaying Emergency call "911" 131
COMAND
full screen 104, 110 Emergency call system 213
switching off 34
phone book 144 Ending
switching on 34
route list 180 call 136, 138
Compass function 170
soft keys during playback 103, 109 Entering
CONNECTING 213, 214
the compass screen 170 city 163
destination address 158

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Index

house number 159 I Memory


parking 165 Important notes destination memory 193
PIN-code 133 telephone* 126 last destinations 192
PUK 134 Incoming call 136 Memory functions
telephone number 137 Information 214 radio operation 48
the unlock code 133 Menu
L
functions 32
F Loading
main area 31
Frequency range 44 CD
soft keys area 31
into the COMAND 53
G status bar 31
into the RSE CD/DVD player 94
GPS 149 Menu display 31
Loading/ejecting
Menu system 31
H CD (rear seat entertainment*) 94
Monitor off /on (rear seat
Hands-free microphone navigation DVD 149
entertainment*) 113
switching on/off 142 LOGIC7 Surround 38
MP3 CD
Headsets
M CD mix 81
adjusting volume (rear audio
Making fast forward/reverse 80
operation*) 86
a conference call 143 loading (see CD) 74
connecting (rear audio
display settings 219 MP3 track scan 79
operation*) 84
Map orientation playback options 80
connecting (rear seat
Heading Up 177 Repeat folder 81
entertainment*) 93
North Up 177 Repeat track 81

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Index

selecting a folder 76 O PIN-code


selecting a folder (rear seat Opening entering 133
entertainment*) 100 the Audio menu 42 PIN-CODE INCORRECT 134
switching to MP3 CD mode 74 Operating elements PLEASE ENTER LOCK-CODE 128
track select 78 CD 14 PLEASE INSERT SIM CARD (EMERGENCY
Muting CD changer* 16 CALL 911 ONLY POSSIBLE WITH
CD operation 67 MP3 CD 18 PHONE) 129, 130, 133
MP3 CD operation 80 navigation 24 PLEASE WAIT, LOADING DISC... (rear seat
satellite radio* operation 118 radio 12 entertainment*) 94, 95
Muting (rear seat entertainment*) 112 Satellite radio* 20 PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE... (rear seat
service 26 entertainment operation*) 95
N
telephone* 22 Program category 119
Navigation
Outgoing calls 137 PUK
Important notes 148
entering 134
Navigation displays 175 P
Navigation DVD 149 Phone book 144 Q
loading/ejecting 149 PHONE NOT AVAILABLE 129 Quick-dialing 141
NAVIGATION IS INITIALIZING. PLEASE PHONE NOT INSERTED 129
R
WAIT. 207 PHONE OFF 130
Radio operation
NO SERV 135 PIN BLOCKED. PLEASE ENTER PUK ON
muting 43
NO SERV. 128 CELL PHONE 134
Radio station
saving station manually 49

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Index

Reading S the audio source (rear audio


SMS message received 212 Satellite radio* operation*) 85
Rear Audio operation* 84 important notes 116 time zone 216
Rear monitor (rear seat memory functions 121 via folder list 76
entertainment*) 90 Satellite radio* operation Voice control* settings 220
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) automatic tuning 119 Setting
operation* 87 Saving bass and treble (rear seat
Recalculating 173 current location 186 entertainment*) 113
Redial 138 destination 193 display dimming characteristics 219
Rejecting radio station 49 map view 188
call 136 Selecting POI Icons displays 187
Remote control (rear seat an audio source 43 routing mode 154
entertainment*) 90 CD (CD changer* only) 63 SIM-CARD BLOCKED 134
Replacing city 165 SMS 211
batteries (remote control) 92 cross street 162 Software Updates 205
Resetting detour 181 Sound functions* 38
all settings to the factory folder (MP3 CD) 76 Speed-dialling 141
settings 223 folder (rear seat entertainment*) 100 Starting
Roadside Assistance 213 map orientation 177 route guidance 173
ROAMING 135 multifunction display 29 Station
Route calculation 173 satellite radio* station 119 satellite radio* station
Route guidance 173 source of the speakers 112 station selection via direct channel
RSE CD/DVD player (rear seat street 159 entry 120
entertainment*) 90

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Index

Subscribing Switching on Trail settings 190


to satellite radio* 117 CD operation Treble 37
Subsequent dialing 138 CD changer* 62
V
Switching CD drive in the COMAND 62
Voice instructions 174
between the rear monitors (rear seat COMAND 34
Volume
entertainment*) 89 hands-free microphone 142
adjusting
the GPS info setting on/off 188 satellite radio* operation 118
at the COMAND 35
to AUX mode (rear seat telephone operation 130
Rear audio* headsets 86
entertainment*) 109 the rear monitor* 93
Rear Seat Entertainment*
to CD mode (rear seat
T headsets 97
entertainment*) 98
Tele Aid* 213 automatic volume control 35
to CD operation 61
TELEPHONE BEING ACTIVATED, PLEASE
to DVD mode (rear seat W
WAIT. 129
entertainment*) 103 Weather Band WB 45
TELEPHONE BEING DEACTIVATED, PLEA-
to MP3 CD mode 74
SE WAIT 130
to MP3 CD mode (rear seat
TELEPHONE NOT AVAILABLE 135
entertainment*) 100
TELEPHONE NOT INSERTED 135
to telephone* operation 134
The unlock code
Switching off
entering 133
COMAND 34
Three-way calling 142
hands-free microphone 142
Track select 64
rear audio operation* 86
Traffic routes
telephone operation 130
minimizing 154
the rear monitor* 94

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