July 21, 2020 1 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for S Class (2005-2009, W221) Head Unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ Mercedes-Benz S Class (W221) 2005-2014 - (CSBME-3S)

✅ S Class (2005-2009, W221) - (CSBME-3S)

And for other Mercedes-Benz W221 head unit models, please contact us.

 

The detailed steps are as following:

1. Disassemble W221 head unit cover panel (Disassemble head unit only, don‘t do anything for display screen).

1. Disassemble W221 head unit cover panel - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    2. Remove out the W221 head unit.

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

    3. Unplug the head unit power cable.

    3. Unplug head unit power cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    4. And LVDS cable.

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

    5. Transfer fiber optic cable to SmartBox kit cable the same position.

    5. Transfer fiber optic cable to SmartBox kit cable same position - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay

    6. Then connect to Smart Box box power cable.

    6. Then connect to SmartBox box power cable - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    7. LVDS cable connect from the original LVDS port.

    7. LVDS cable connect from original LVDS port - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    8. To switch box LCD_IN.

    8. To switch box LCD_IN - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    9. And original LVDS cable connect to LCD_OUT.

    9. And original LVDS cable connect to LCD_OUT - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

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

    10. AUX cable connect from AUDIO-OUT to AUDIO-IN - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    11. USB cable for wired connection.

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

    12. Touch cable connects from switch box CTRL.

    12. Touch cable connect from switch box CTRL - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    13. To Smart Box box ''TOUCH'' port.

    13. To SmartBox box “TOUCH” port - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    14. Set up a dip switch according to installation diagram (1, 3, 8 ON).

    14. Set up dip switch according installation diagram (1, 3, 8 ON) - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay

    15. WiFi antenna.

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

    16. External microphone.

    16. External microphone - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    17. After all cables connected, test all functions before assembling back.

    17. After all cables connected, test all functions before assemble back - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221

    18. Microphone cable layout.

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

    19. Disassemble cover board under the glove box for locating the Smart Box box.

    19. Disassemble cover board under glove box for locate SmartBox box - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221

    20. Go through well cables behind the head unit to the glove box.

    20. Go through well cables behind head unit to glove box - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    21. Then connect with Smart Box box.

    21. Then connect with SmartBox box - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    22. Assemble back glove box cover board.

    22. Assemble back glove box cover board - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    23. Assemble back W221 head unit.

    23. Assemble back W221 head unit - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box

    24. All job done.

    24. All job done - Step by Step Wireless Apple CarPlay Installation for Mercedes S class W221 - CarPlay Smart Box


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