July 21, 2020 2 min read

This is a Carplay Smart Box suitable for NTG4.0 head unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ Mercedes-Benz A B C E GLA GLK SLK ML (NTG4.0) 2008-2011 - (CSBME-3).

 A Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0) - (CSBME-3)

✅ B Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0) - (CSBME-3)

✅ C Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0, W204) - (CSBME-3)

✅ CLA Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0) - (CSBME-3)

✅ E Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0, W212) - (CSBME-3)

✅ GLA Class (2008-2010, 2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0) - (CSBME-3)

✅ GLK Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0, X204) - (CSBME-3)

✅ ML Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0) - (CSBME-3)

✅ SLK Class (2008-2011, Head Unit: NTG4.0) - (CSBME-3)

✅ Mercedes CarPlay Smart Box 3 (CSBME-3)

And for other Mercedes-Benz NTG4.0 head unit models, please contact us. 

 

The detailed steps are as following:

1. Disassemble air conditioning panel.

1. disassemble air conditioning panel - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

2. Unscrew and remove out NTG4 head unit.

2. unscrew and remove out NTG4 head unit - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

3. Take out 48PIN harness and original LVDS cable.

3. Take out 48PIN harness and original LVDS cable - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

4. Convert with 48PIN harness power cable.

4. convert with 48PIN harness power cable - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

5. Then connect with Smart Box box power cable.

5. Then connect with SmartBox box power cable - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

6. Switch box ''LCD_IN'' connects to the LVDS port behind the head unit.

6. Switch box “LCD_IN” connect to LVDS port behind head unit - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart

7. Switch box ''LCD_OUT'' connect with original LVDS cable.

7. Switch box “LCD_OUT“ connect with original LVDS cable - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

8. Switch box "VIDEO_IN" connect to Smart Box LCD_OUT.

8. Switch box ”VIDEO_IN“ connect to SmartBox LCD_OUT - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

9. Switch box ''CTRL'' connect to Smart Box ''TOUCH''.

9. Switch box “CTRL” connect to SmartBox “TOUCH” - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

10. AUX cable connect from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT.

10. AUX cable connect from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

11. External USB cable.

11. External USB cable - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

12. External Microphone.

12. External Microphone - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

13. WiFi Antenna.

13. WiFi Antenna - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

14. Setup a dip switch according to the installation diagram.

14. Setup dip switch according installation diagram - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart

15. After all connected, test all functions before assembling back.

15. After all connected, test all functions before assemble back - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay

16. Check CarPlay audio, rear camera, original button controls, etc.

16. Check CarPlay audio, rear camera, original button controls etc. - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay

17. Disassemble glove box for Smart Box box location.

17. Disassemble glove box for SmartBox box location - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

18. Microphone installation.

18. Microphone installation - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

19. Someone convenient is okay, it’s sensitive enough.

19. Someone convenient is okay, it’s sensitive enough - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart

20. Through cables behind the head unit to the glove box.

20. Through cables behind head unit to glove box - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

21. Fix the AUX cable connection.

21. Fix AUX cable connection - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

22. Put back the NTG4.0 head unit.

22. Put back NTG4 head unit - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

23. Connect all cables with the Smart Box box.

23. Connect all cables with SmartBox box - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

24. External USB cable for wired connection.

24. External USB cable for wired connection - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

25. Assemble back glove box.

25. Assemble back glove box - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

26. Screw back NTG4.0 head unit.

26. Screw back NTG4 head unit - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

27. And assemble back air conditioning panel.

27. And assemble back air conditioning panel - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box

28. All jobs are done.

28. All job done - How to Retrofit Wireless Apple CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz C E GLK with NTG4 Head Unit - Carplay Smart Box


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