Want to make your Mercedes-Benz COMAND Region free to play any DVD? Learn how to free-play your DVD on your Mercedes-Benz by following the procedures below. In the mid-1990s, DVD players were sold to play DVDs from a specific region. This nonsense restriction is still applied to Mercedes-Benz cars.
If your Mercedes-Benz ML, GL, R, and S Class can play DVDs, you will soon learn that it will only play DVDs from a specific region. If you export or take the car to another country, you will not be able to play DVDs from that place.
The good news is that if you have the right tools, you can make your Mercedes-Benz play DVDs from any region. In this post, we will explore how to enable just that.
Your Mercedes Benz is locked to only play DVDs from one of these regions.
- North America and Canada
- Western Europe and Japan
- Southeast Asia
- South America and Australia
- Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia
First of all, you should be responsible for complying with your local laws.
Making Mercedes COMAND Region Free
For this procedure, you will need to take the car to a mechanic that has a Mercedes Star Diagnostic scanner. Your Mercedes dealer may perform this as well, for a fee.
- Connect Start diagnostic scanner to the OBD Port.
- Launch Xentry and select your vehicle.
- Press F2 a few times until you get connected to your vehicle.
- Select Control Units
- Select Information and Communication
- Select Audio, video, navigation, and telematics
- Select Control Unit COMAND
- Hit F2 a couple of times.
- Control Unit Adaptations
- Select Area Code (DVD)
- Select Coding to CODE-FREE
Press F3 to write coding to the Head Unit. Cycle the key off. Wait 10 seconds, and you should have a region-free Mercedes COMAND/NAV system. Note that on some models, you may need to access the region settings from the Developer menu.
We hope you find the How to make Mercedes COMAND Region FREE Play any DVD guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.