July 28, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for NTG5.0 head unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ Mercedes-Benz A B C E S GLE GLC GLA ML (NTG5.0) 2014-2018 - (CSBME-1).

A Class (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W176)

B Class (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W246)

C Class (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W205)

E Class (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W212)

GLA Class (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, X156)

GLC Class (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, X253)

GLE Class (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W166)

Metris (2015, 2016, Head Unit: NTG5.0)

ML (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W166)

S Class (2015, 2016, 2017, Head Unit: NTG5.0, W222)

And for other Mercedes Benz NTG5.0 head unit models, please contact us. 

The detailed steps are as follows:

1. Disassemble control panels.

1. Disassemble control panels - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

2. Take out the NTG5.0 head unit carefully.

2. Take out NTG5 head unit carefully - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

3. Take out 48PIN main harness cable.

3. Take out 48PIN main harness cable - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

4. Take out LVDS cable from the head unit.

4. Take out LVDS cable from head unit - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

5. Convert with 48PIN main cable and connect with box power cable.

5. Convert with 48PIN main cable and connect with box power cable - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

6. Connect LVDS IN between the head unit and the box.

6. Connect LVDS IN between head unit and the box - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

7. Connect the LVDS extension cable between the original LVDS cable and the box.

7. Connect LVDS extension cable between original LVDS cable and the box - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Sma

8. Connect CarPlay power cable.

8. Connect CarPlay power cable - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

9. USB cable for Android mirroring and USB flash play.

9. USB cable for Android mirroring and USB flash play - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

10. Connect antenna.

10. Connect antenna - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

11. Reverse camera connection.

11. Reverse camera connection - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

12. Connect AUX cable to AUDIO-OUT and AUX-USB adapter and then connect to USB 1 or 2.

12. Connect AUX cable to AUDIO-OUT and AUX-USB adapter and then connect to USB 1 or 2 - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253

13. Microphone installation.

13. Microphone installation - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

14. The CarPlay box located behind the head unit, then back all to original, job done.

14. The CarPlay box located behind head unit, then back all to original, job done - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - C

15. Select USB AUX 1, long press “BACK” button switch to the CarPlay system.

15. Connection on, select USB AUX 1, long press “BACK” button switch to CarPlay system - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W25

16. Set up system language with English.

16. Set up system language with English - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W205 GLC W253 - CarPlay Smart Box

17. Pairing CarPlay system Bluetooth “IDCORE” with iPhone switch to the CarPlay system, all jobs are done.

17. Pairing CarPlay system Bluetooth “IDCORE” with iPhone switch to CarPlay system, all job done - Wireless Apple CarPlay Retrofit for Mercedes 2015-2017 C W2


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