July 29, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for NTG4.5 head unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ Mercedes-Benz A B C E G GL ML GLA GLK SLK (NTG4.5/4.7) 2011-2015 - (CSBME-2)

✅ A Class (2012-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, W176) - (CSBME-2)

✅ B Class (2011-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, W246) - (CSBME-2)

✅ C Class (2011-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, W204) - (CSBME-2)

✅ CLA Class (2012-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7) - (CSBME-2)

✅ E Class (2011-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, C207) - (CSBME-2)

✅ G Class (2012-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, G463) - (CSBME-2)

✅ GL Class (2012-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, X166) - (CSBME-2)

✅ GLA Class (2013-2015, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, X156) - (CSBME-2)

✅ GLK Class (2011-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, X204) - (CSBME-2)

✅ ML Class (2011-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, W166) - (CSBME-2)

✅ SLK Class (2012-2014, Head Unit: NTG4.5/4.7, R170) - (CSBME-2)

✅ Mercedes CarPlay Smart Box 2 (CSBME-2)

And for other Mercedes Benz NTG4.5 head unit models, please contact us. 

The detailed steps are as following:

1. Take out Air conditioning control panel carefully.

1. Take out Air conditioning control panel carefully - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

2. Remove out the NTG4.5 head unit.

2. Remove out the NTG4.5 head unit - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

3. Unplug original LVDS cable (grey) and 48PIN harness.

3. Unplug original LVDS cable (grey) and 48PIN harness - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

4. Convert 48PIN harness with original Head Unit power cable and then connect to CarPlay Box.

4. Convert 48PIN harness with original HU power cable and then connect to CarPlay Box - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S clas

5. Connect AUX cable to AUDIO-IN from 48PIN harness.

5. Connect AUX cable to AUDIO-IN from 48PIN harness - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

6. AUX cable another side connect to AUDIO-OUT from CarPlay power cable.

6. AUX cable another side connect to AUDIO-OUT from CarPlay power cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - Car

7. LVDS-IN connect to NTG4.5 Head Unit.

7. LVDS-IN connect to NTG4.5 HU - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

8. Connect the microphone and install at a good position.

8. Connect microphone and install at good position - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

9. WiFi antenna.

9. WiFi antenna - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

10. USB cable.

10. USB cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

11. Original LVDS cable connect to LVDS-OUT or connect through LVDS extension cable.

11. Original LVDS cable connect to LVDS-OUT, or connect through LVDS extension cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class

12. LVDS-IN cable.

12. LVDS-IN cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

13. Microphone.

13. Microphone - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

14. CarPlay power cable.

14. CarPlay power cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

15. Setup the dip switch according to the installation diagram.

15. Setup dip switch according installation diagram - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

16. Locate the CarPlay box in a good position.

16. Locate CarPlay box at good position - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

17. Then assemble back all control panels, the job is done.

17. Then assemble back all control panels, job done - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

18. Select AUX External before the switch to CarPlay.

18. Select AUX External before switch to CarPlay - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

19. Long press ''BACK'' switch to the CarPlay system.

19. Long press “BACK” switch to CarPlay system - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

20. Turn on of iPhone’s WiFi, will find WiFi-CP-AP-******* (No need to connect it, and no need to connect any network).

20. Turn on of iPhone’s WiFi, will find WiFi-CP - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

21. Turn on of iPhone’s Bluetooth, pairing with ''IDCORE''.

21. Turn on of iPhone’s Bluetooth, pairing with ”IDCORE” - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

22. Will enter CarPlay automatically.

22. Will enter CarPlay automatically - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

23. Joystick knob controls.

23. Joystick knob controls - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

24. Press ''C'' or by saying “Hey Siri” to use voice control.

23. Joystick knob controls - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box


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