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Question by  alex78 (17)

Can I use my Mercedes navigation system in Europe?

I will be living in Europe for a while, and I want to know if I will be able to use my navigation system.


Answer by  senthil34 (169)

It should work, You can update it With European country maps DVD. Just contact the maker of the navigation system or Mercedes. You may get info on their web site also.


Answer by  needforspeed04 (25)

Enter engineering menu on the navigation system, and go to Software Parameters Change the Region to ECE (2) Turn the car off for 5 minutes. Insert European Navigation DVD, and follow the on-screen instructions. You will need to leave the car idling for about an hour and a half,and there's a disc change after about an hour and 15 mintues.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

A GPS will work over the entire surface of the planet, but most automobile navigation systems have only been loaded with road maps for their country of intended use. You may have to load the European road map database. Your Mercedes dealership should be able to help you find and load the data.


Answer by  eharm007 (5)

I have contacted Comand uk, the maker for the Nav system for the Mercedes. I have a USA 2008 C300 Sport W204 with APC NTG-4 Comand navigation systemthat I brought to Germany with me. The folks at Comand say that the European map DVD will not load on an American Mercedes.


Answer by  stevenvdc (27)

Yes, they use the American satellites. Providing you have the right cards, you should be fine. However, Europe is planning to buit their own system to not be depending on the American army.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Being that your car was assembled in Germany, I would hope that it functions in Europe. You may need to update your gps though. Contact a Mercedes dealer and ask them how you would do this for your particular year and model.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

I would hope it would being that that's where they are made. Check with the manufacturer of the system to see how to update it with European map and info.


Answer by  DanMan (121)

most navigations systems need an update for changing countries. the discs usually cost from 20 to 50 dollars and can be installed rather easily


Answer by  Chiyamaka (846)

The ability to use your navigation will depend on the type of device you have installed. Most navigation systems require that you download maps to the device from the internet, others have them pre-installed right when you open the box. Either way, it will work while you are in europe.

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