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Hi Everyone,

I have finally finished adding a little list of modifications and upgrades to my 2016 Australian GLC250d.

Im beyond happy with my projects and have had a lot of fun doing it myself with no issues.

this is what ive done so far.

  • added wired/wireless apple car play
  • enabled traffic sign assist
  • changed the puddle lights to AMG graphic
  • added extra colour lighting to under the seats
  • hardwired magsafe iPhone charger
  • dynamic mirror indicators
  • front grill changed

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Hi there
I have also have Australian GLC250D, how did you activate traffic sign assist? I am curious to do the same
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have finally finished adding a little list of modifications and upgrades to my 2016 Australian GLC250d.

Im beyond happy with my projects and have had a lot of fun doing it myself with no issues.

this is what ive done so far.

  • added wired/wireless apple car play
  • enabled traffic sign assist
  • changed the puddle lights to AMG graphic
  • added extra colour lighting to under the seats
  • hardwired magsafe iPhone charger
  • dynamic mirror indicators
  • front grill changed

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Hi i have a 2018 glc 300 will this work on mine usa model
 

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Hi again,
I have build date June 2017 GLC 250D, Selenite Grey, options of AMG line, head up display/sunroof, Upgraded Burmister command system and seat comfort package. Sadly mine model did not come with integrated apple car play,
By any chance have you replaced your tyres? I have scorpion verdi run flats 20 inch (48000 KLM) I am considering replacing them with standard tyres and purchasing a spare tyre.
 

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Hi again,
I have build date June 2017 GLC 250D, Selenite Grey, options of AMG line, head up display/sunroof, Upgraded Burmister command system and seat comfort package. Sadly mine model did not come with integrated apple car play,
By any chance have you replaced your tyres? I have scorpion verdi run flats 20 inch (48000 KLM) I am considering replacing them with standard tyres and purchasing a spare tyre.
Hi again,
I have build date June 2017 GLC 250D, Selenite Grey, options of AMG line, head up display/sunroof, Upgraded Burmister command system and seat comfort package. Sadly mine model did not come with integrated apple car play,
By any chance have you replaced your tyres? I have scorpion verdi run flats 20 inch (48000 KLM) I am considering replacing them with standard tyres and purchasing a spare tyre.
Hi yah i am waiting for my run flats to change for slandered tires they run better and longer plus handle much better i have purchased spare tire jack lug nuts so i am ready everything fit just perfect.
 

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Hi again,
I have build date June 2017 GLC 250D, Selenite Grey, options of AMG line, head up display/sunroof, Upgraded Burmister command system and seat comfort package. Sadly mine model did not come with integrated apple car play,
By any chance have you replaced your tyres? I have scorpion verdi run flats 20 inch (48000 KLM) I am considering replacing them with standard tyres and purchasing a spare tyre.
Hi Dave,
Sounds like you have a really nice GLC, Ive got a C200 in selenite grey and sometimes wish i ordered the selenite grey in my GLC and not black. Does your GLC have distronic plus ?
Also mine didnt come with apple car play thats something that i installed myself with command knob controls.
I haven't replaced my tyres yet, they are due this year but with covid and sydney lockdowns its something that has been delayed. Car was serviced earlier this year and was told they are something to look at this year. still have my factory tyres on it, Ive just done 42,000km recently also.

if there's anything i can help with or questions just let me know.
 

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Lockdowns? what are they!! I'm in Western Australia so we do not have lock downs, just saw Melbourne cases looks like it is also out of control over there also.
Yes my GLC has Distronic plus, lane keeping radar cruise control etc...
How did you activate speed limit display?
re: tyres one of my main reasons for wanting to change to normal tyres is the "harsh" ride on 20 inch wheels also if in the middle of no where with a flat run flat could end up being extremely expensive.
 

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Lockdowns? what are they!! I'm in Western Australia so we do not have lock downs, just saw Melbourne cases looks like it is also out of control over there also.
Yes my GLC has Distronic plus, lane keeping radar cruise control etc...
How did you activate speed limit display?
re: tyres one of my main reasons for wanting to change to normal tyres is the "harsh" ride on 20 inch wheels also if in the middle of no where with a flat run flat could end up being extremely expensive.
HAHA lucky you, im climbing the walls over here and looking forward to getting back to some sort of normal soon.
If you have distronic plus you will be able to activate traffic sign assist. i used software to unlock it as when i picked up mine from the dealership the option was greyed out in settings and after its first 1000km check in service the option had disappeared from the menu. I can help you with unlocking it if you are interested by sending you a copy.

Yeah thats not a bad idea with changing over the tyres, when i replace mine i will change them over to normal tyres most likely. the ride is a little harsh at times.
 

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I am definitely interested, do you unlock it via the OBD port?
Apart from the first service after 12 months I do not go back to Mercedes to service my car TOO Expensive
so if I add anything it will not get deleted when it has a service.
 

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I am definitely interested, do you unlock it via the OBD port?
Apart from the first service after 12 months I do not go back to Mercedes to service my car TOO Expensive
so if I add anything it will not get deleted when it has a service.
yeah its a software update via the OBD port, if for what ever reason you need to take the car back to Mercedes for anything say a safety recall update or something they will most likely delete it again but when you get home you can just do the update again and it will work again.
 

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thanks, i do really love them. at night they show up really well on the 360 camera to give you a little extra "buffer" guide when parking in or around tight spaces. Its a big help in the garage at night too.
Could you post the link to where you brought those lights and I will order some for myself.
 

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yeah its a software update via the OBD port, if for what ever reason you need to take the car back to Mercedes for anything say a safety recall update or something they will most likely delete it again but when you get home you can just do the update again and it will work again.
Sorry, should have added on last post.
Could you send a link to where you brought the dongle and I may as well buy one also.
 

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Could you post the link to where you brought those lights and I will order some for myself.
How did you also do the Apple car play? an add on screen or software update.
I have been reading (Mercedes offer no help at all) I need a head unit 5.1 I am unsure how to find out what head unit I have
and if you use the wrong dongle you risk damage your sound system.
I have also come across in China someone selling complete new Mercedes head units for around $800 each
 

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Have just acquired a MY17 GLC 250d. I'm a long term car enthusiast and tend to modify every vehicle I own. I'd be very interested in the Speed Sign recognition and also how to obtain Car-play integration.

Also WA based. More info to come when I've investigated the VIN and decoded it.

For those wanting (@ Aussie Dave) to know exactly what you have relating to your Merc use Free online Mercedes-Benz VIN Decoder : MBDecoder and it'll provide great detail.
 

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Have just acquired a MY17 GLC 250d. I'm a long term car enthusiast and tend to modify every vehicle I own. I'd be very interested in the Speed Sign recognition and also how to obtain Car-play integration.

Also WA based. More info to come when I've investigated the VIN and decoded it.

For those wanting (@ Aussie Dave) to know exactly what you have relating to your Merc use Free online Mercedes-Benz VIN Decoder : MBDecoder and it'll provide great detail.
Hi Westsurf, I tried the decoder using WDC## but it came up vehicle not found
MY17 my Mercedes has 6/17 on the compliance and sadly vehicles with compliance 9/17 had apple car play built in.
I have seen utube videos where you can replace the screen with a 10 inch diagonal like the newer models how ever you loose some of the functionality
(control via steering wheel etc)
I have not altered anything so far but having had it now for 4 years I am ready to alter a few things on it
(or trade it on a new 22 model which I have driven at Barbagello race way couple months back)
 

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Hi Westsurf, I tried the decoder using WDC## but it came up vehicle not found
MY17 my Mercedes has 6/17 on the compliance and sadly vehicles with compliance 9/17 had apple car play built in.
I have seen utube videos where you can replace the screen with a 10 inch diagonal like the newer models how ever you loose some of the functionality
(control via steering wheel etc)
I have not altered anything so far but having had it now for 4 years I am ready to alter a few things on it
(or trade it on a new 22 model which I have driven at Barbagello race way couple months back)
Dave there are other VIN decoders … you can google them and see if your vehicle details turn up. I’d avoid using any based in Russia though.

The car I’ve acquired has just above 15,000 Kms on it and just out of warranty so modding has no issues in my mind. Driven by an old man to the shops basically.

9/17 huh? Damn I may be one month early as my build is 8/17. I’m more likely to install the Carplay adaptors rather than the Android screens.

Have to take it over the pits to get WA rego and then I’ll start on my usual cosmetics including tint, rims, new front grill, lighting changes etc. It also needs some minor scrapes resprayed.

Then move onto the usual engine tuning and start hacking the OBD systems.

Looking forward to it as it’ll be my first Euro modded car and daily until I order, hopefully, a M2.
 
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