463G-Wagon Cabriolet (late 2003) - Sat Nav CD not recognised

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Hi all, sorry this si my 1st input into this forum so apologies if this has been answered previously.

I have a late 2003 G-Wagon Cabriolet which has just been brought into country from Germany. Everything works except the SatNav supplied with car is not recognized when entered into the CD drive in the infotainment system. A normal CD is not recognized either.

Can anyone help?

Also, i would like an English version of the User Manual.....nay pointers much appreciated.

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Re: 463G-Wagon Cabriolet (late 2003) - Sat Nav CD not recognised

Here is the message that comes up when i enter the SatNav CD (or any other CD tbh)

NAVI Information

CD-Reading error

Please use another navigation CD

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Re: 463G-Wagon Cabriolet (late 2003) - Sat Nav CD not recognised

Hello Mark,

I think you may have to insert the UK sat nav cd into the Comand System for it to work over here, these are available through your MB dealership (expensive though) or you could try eBay or someone on the forum ? The disc you have with the car is probably the sat nav cd for Germany. 

Although you have a cd slot on the Comand system, I believe this is for the sat nav discs only, as there is usually also a CD changer fitted to car somewhere ?

Regarding an owners manual, try part no: A4635843681 this was printed in English in January 2004 and covers the G320, G500, G55, G270 & G400 CDi's and has sections covering the cabriolet too. 

Cheers 

Gavin

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Re: 463G-Wagon Cabriolet (late 2003) - Sat Nav CD not recognised

Hi Mark,

If you join GWOA, I think you'll find the owners manual in the Members Area - although I accept that's not as good as having a proper printed and bound manufacturer's version.

Re the sat nav cd - it sounds to me more like a fault with the cd player (but more than happy to be proved wrong). I had a 2006 S500 and the CD slot was used to "read" the sat nav CD and any other cd. I can't really see why it would need to have a UK sat nav disc rather than the one that came with the car. The fact that you say you get the same error message with a music cd would indicate that it's not a faulty/scratched sat nav cd.

Whereabouts in Kent are you? I have a proper MB Navigation DVD Command APS 2010/2011 disc -  part number A221 827 68 59 that I used to update the maps on my S Class. If you're near you could try it and see if it worked. This has European maps, not just UK maps.

 

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Re: 463G-Wagon Cabriolet (late 2003) - Sat Nav CD not recognised

Congratulations on the new cabrio. I have one too, from Germany..

The laser on the CD mechanism wears out and will eventually stop reading the CDs with increasing errors.

It's a known issue and you can buy a replacement Matsushita CD part on ebay .

 

You can try cleaning the optical system, of course, it might help:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220-s-class/1586997-mercedes-benz-coman...

(Basically same as W463 version)

 

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