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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Does not provide 12v switched power on 2007 C230 as advertised
Cons: Does not supply 12v switched power
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Item # 1209005NAV | MFR # XSVI-9005-NAV
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This Axxess XSVI-9005-NAV wiring interface lets you replace the factory radio in your 2005-11 Mercedes-Benz using the existing wiring and connectors. Connect the Axxess interface to your aftermarket radio, mount the module, and plug it into the existing factory plug. This interface provides the accessory power wire needed to connect an aftermarket stereo, along with all the connections required to install an aftermarket navigation receiver.
Also, once you turn off the ignition in your Mercedes-Benz, the radio continues to play until you open the door. This interface maintains that function with your new aftermarket radio. This interface is compatible with select 2005-11 Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The XSVI-9005-NAV includes a plug-in connector for the Axxess ASWC-1 steering wheel control adapter, making that installation a little easier.
If you haven't done so already, please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this item is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 1 year.
Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.
Average Customer Review(s):
Does not provide 12v switched power on 2007 C230 as advertised
Cons: Does not supply 12v switched power
VERY GOOD HARNESS, IT WAS IN STOCK, ORDERED IT AND IT WAS HERE SUPER FAST
It worked good for my Sprinter van. At first I could not get my new receiver to power up, because I didn't know where I needed to plug the box into. But I figured it out, and it works great.
Very easy hook-up, worked with no problems.
Wrong item. Didn't fit.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 11/21/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the interface working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Worked first try in my 2016 Sprinter. I chose to solder my connections, shrink wrap them and wrap in friction tape. The leads could have been longer as what you end up with is kind of a clumsy club. I would have preferred to have enough wire to stagger my connections to make it more streamlined and easier to stuff into the little free space I have in my dash.
Pros: It works.
Cons: Leads are a little too short.
For any 2011 C300 Mercedes owners, this won't work for you. I tried this twice with no success. Crutchfield guys have been very supportive all the way and i wish i could give them 5 stars for the excellent customer service.
Super easy to use and directions easy to follow for splicing into new radios wiring.
Pros: Easy to use
Metra harnesses are junk. Have never had a good experience with them. The one I received for my latest install, a double din in a 2010 Mercedes C300, had a faulty power pin. My headunit would not power on. Called Crutchfield while I still had the dash apart. Great support over the phone. They sent me out a new axxess box. Long story short my headunit still has a ghetto-rigged power wire to the glove box 12v socket.
Although I was told this would work for my 2011 Mercedes C300 it didn't. The first one I got the connector on the box was loose if you lifted up on the connector the stereo would power on and as soon as you let it go it would power down. Had Crutchfield send me a new box. Got it wired in and it still didn't work. I wasn't getting any of my outputs from the box including the Acc/ign voltage so I just wired those inputs in from other parts of the car bypassing the box. Now my stereo works but I still don't have steering wheel control. I just took the box out and left it out. The item did me absolutely no good and caused me many hours of troubleshooting a system that was never going to work.
Cons: Doesn't work on my Mercedes, and according to a Mercedes Benz forum Metra was told it doesn't work.Crutchfield response on 4/26/2017 After we issued Richard a refund and saw his review, Darren, our in-house vehicle integration specialist, removed this harness as a recommendation for this vehicle. He's also following up with Metra to determine the problem and will update our database information accordingly.
Worked perfectly for my 2013 sprinter
Pros: Ease of use
I Installed this unit as instructed in to my 2007 Mercedes SLK. Had power to the unit (clock) but would not turn on with the key. Called the Axxess Help support to find a solution, and could not get a useful answer. They requested to verify wiring, car harness colors, pin-out, and model number on the unit several times. I pulled the receiver SEVEN times to provide the information they requested, and the unit would still not function. I called Crutchfield Reps, and they quickly sent a replacement as a troubleshooting option (Thanks!) but did not work either. Found out that Driver's side seat warmer turned on the Receiver! (This car has a Can-Bus, so there is no wiring for power other that the car's network) I told the Axxess help line this, since it obviously indicated that the unit was misinterpreting the key-on signal. I asked if there was an update I can install to the unit, and I was told it would be forwarded to Engineering and would get a call back.... never did. Ended up scrapping the module, and tapping into cigarette lighter for key-on. Should have skipped the Axxess product 2 months earlier. Would have save many hours of unnecessary atempts to get the interface to work.
Pros: If the unit is properly programmed, It would make installation a breeze if it worked as advertised
Cons: Axxess Help desk is no help. This unit does NOT work my car, despite indicating it is compatible. Axxess Help will not help if its installed correctly and will not offer a replacement.
The wiring harness is pretty straight forward, but the instructions are vague. The little black box is supposed to sense the car's computer signals and then switch on and off the radio power and provide the light dimmer signal. After a couple days of checking and double checking pin outs, we called the helpful techs at Crutchfield. They determined it was dead and shipped another. Same story with the second one. We left the black box out and wired the new head unit into a switched power source and dash light source (both from cigarette lighter). It then worked fine. The steering wheel black box doesn't work either. I was attempting the installation on a 2007 Mercedes SLK.
Pros: Crutchfield tech support was quick and helpful.
Cons: The quality of the interface boxes seem to be quite poor.
This interface component was dead on arrival, and it cost me several hours of frustration. After removing all of the dash components in my car and removing/installing the stereo, it did not function. I spent a few hours working on it and several calls to tech support before determining that the interface box was dead. I had to re-install my old stereo and re-assemble my dash as the replacement part took another 2 weeks to arrive. Very frustrating that these are not tested before being sent to customers.
Pros: If you get a good one, it works.
Cons: poor quality control.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Axxess Integrate XSVI-9005-NAV radio replacement interface module allows you to replace the factory radio in select 2005-up Mercedes vehicles (non-amplified factory system or when replacing amplified system) with an aftermarket head unit. Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle and aftermarket head unit is compatible.
Note: The XSVI-9005-NAV interface is designed to be used in select Mercedes-Benz vehicles without a factory amplified sound system or when replacing the entire factory amplifier system. The XSVI-9005-NAV does not retain your vehicle's factory amplifiers.
+12V Accessory Output: There is no 12-volt accessory wire in the factory harness, which requires the installer to run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio. The XSVI-9005-NAV is designed to provide a 12-volt, 10-amp switched accessory output (red wire).
Navigation Outputs: The XSVI-9005-NAV provides essential wires required for aftermarket radios that have navigation. VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense), Reverse, and Parking Brake wires are provided. This helps to cut down the installation time, since the installer does not have to look for these wires in the vehicle.
Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.) function supplies power to the radio after the ignition is shut off until one of the front doors are opened. This function is retained by the XSVI-9005-NAV interface.
OEM Steering Wheel Control Compatible (optional): The XSVI-9005-NAV interface features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC1, sold separately).
Color Codes: Wiring up the XSVI-9005-NAV is like wiring up any other wire harness that would attach to an aftermarket radio's harness. The Metra/EIA wire code can be found on the back of the interface's package that will aid you in the wiring of your aftermarket radio The XSVI-9005-NAV interface contains the following wire leads.
|Gray||Right Front +|
|Gray/Black||Right Front -|
|White||Left Front +|
|White/Black||Left Front -|
|Violet||Right Rear +|
|Violet/Black||Right Rear -|
|Green||Left Rear +|
|Green/Black||Left Rear -|
|Navigation||Blue/Pink||VSS (Vehicle Speed Sense)|
|Bright Green||Parking Brake|
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Part of a discounted package. [ Randall Feb 10, 2019 ]
I was looking for a convenient way to install a backup camera in my 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 that would still look decent. Being able to add navigation and a bluetooth streaming options is a nice bonus. This interface should make installing in to the car much cleaner while still allowing me to easily go back to stock when I sell the car. [ Rodney May 14, 2018 ]
It was the best fit for my vehicle [ Barry Sep 09, 2017 ]
For easy connection without cutting or splicing factory wires. [ Neville R. Jun 16, 2017 ]
To simplify hook up and make my steering wheel controls work. [ Eric Mar 04, 2017 ]
so the stereo works with the vehicle [ Dzenana Feb 20, 2017 ]
it fits my car [ Joshua Aug 31, 2016 ]
needed to adapt radio to automobile wireing. [ Guerney D. H. Aug 20, 2016 ]
To make installation of new unit easier. Hopefully no wires to cut or splice. [ Robert Jun 23, 2016 ]
for aplication [ Fernando Jun 09, 2016 ]
This is required for my Mercedes C-Class [ Jerry Jun 06, 2016 ]
A must have [ Gene Mar 17, 2016 ]
We were not able to research a 2008 Mercedes Sprinter to know what will work on it. I wish I had different news for you there My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul [ Paul Feb 27, 2019 ] Staff
The aftermarket rear-view camera's composite video (RCA) cable will connect directly to the matching rear-view camera input on the Kenwood stereo. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Jul 30, 2016 ] Staff