For Mercedes Benz with NTG4.5 Audio
Car Model : Mercedes Benz W212 / C207 E-Class
Face lift model (2011-2016)
2012 model used for the photo.
Used parts : W212F_NP
Operation video from previous installation - on W212 E-Class.
Touch overlay installed (7" Glass Resistive touch panel)
Wireless CarPlay / Wired Android auto
USB3.0 extension port installed inside arm rest console
Why & How ?
Both CarPlay & Android Auto grants NAV with latest map, via Google / Apple Map and Waze.
Not to mention that media players like Spotify / iTunes / Audible / and those Digital Radio / podcast apps.
All of those can be integrated into the existing audio setup, without any change nor removal.
Apart from integration like this, there are only 2 other solutions, either change the headunit and
risk losing certain functions in the car, or get a new car that has such function.
Of course if you were planning to change the car, then by all means we'd recommend the latter path.
But if not, this is definitely the most minimal invasive product that will fit into the vehicle.
CarPlay & Android Auto will be installed as form of an 'external device' that attaches to the headunit.
It is an aftermarket product hence doesn't work exactly same as the factory fitted ones from current model MB.
Having said that, it will only play sound via AUX (external media input) and won't do fade in / out.
Nor sync with voice command function button on the steering wheel.
And will not create separate menu / icon within MB's original interface.
However It still uses the same audio screen, control knob & button pad, and provided full function of
CarPlay / Android Auto.
Without costing existing function / feature in the car to go obsolete.
Touch overlay is not 'essential'
As It's designed to use the control pad.
It's an optional / additional feature.
Both CarPlay & Android Auto will work
with control pad or Touch screen.
Also, press and hold of RETURN arrow
will switch the display mode between
CarPlay / Android auto and MB radio
We install dedicated USB input for the CarPlay / Android Auto.
As the original one in the vehicle is for Mercedes' original Media interface and the whole USB function will go obsolete.
Like in photo, USB3.0 extension with flush mount port will be installed
and connecting your phone will not only initate CarPlay / Android auto
but also charges the phone as well.
Apple CarPlay -
Used iPhone 11s
with latest iOS 13.4
Android Auto -
Used Samsung S10+
CarPlay / Android auto Module : Contains CarPlay / Android Auto License and dedicated chipset
Video Interface Module : Transfers the image generated from Module box, to audio screen of the car.
Certain products of ours have both modules merged into one.
Cable loom : Literally those cable / connectors needed for installation.
They will connected between those 2 and also audio headunit in the vehicle.
USB Extension Cable: Used for creation of Female USB input (flush mount) on desired location.
External Mic* : Used for Voice command via siri or Google Assistant.
If you are using Wireless CarPlay, certain devices will use this Mic for phone call also.
Touch Digitizer : May not be inlcuded if the car already has a Touchscreen, or
touch option hasn't been purchased.
They will always come with matching sized, for audio screen in the vehicle.