How to Do a Mercedes Comand System Reset?

If you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz and your Comand system isn’t working right, you may need to do a reset.

This process is fairly simple, but it can be a little confusing if you’ve never done it before.

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In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps necessary to reset your Comand system.

Keep in mind that this process may vary depending on the year and model of your vehicle. Let’s get started!

Resetting a Newer Mercedes Comand System

If you have a newer model Mercedes-Benz (that doesn’t have a CD drive), the process for resetting your Comand system is as follows:

First, Open the Settings Menu in the mercedes comand. It’s usually opened by pressing the SYS button. If you have a touch screen setup and don’t have a button, you should find the option for opening the Menu in the display corner.

After that, Select ‘Settings’ and scroll to the ‘Reset’ or ‘Restore Factory Settings’ option.

Select the option and confirm that you want to proceed.

Keep in mind that the system reset will delete all the existing data in your comand system and give it a fresh start as if it just came from the factory production line. So, backup your data before proceeding.

Resetting an Old Comand System with CD Drive

Performing reset function in the older models is also simple. You should find the CD eject button around the stereo system.

After locating the eject button, press and hold the button for 5-10 seconds until the stereo display goes black.

At this point, you can release the button and the system should reboot automatically within a few seconds.

Be sure to keep your battery ignition on so that the power doesn’t cut off to the stereo when you perform the reset. Cutting the power while performing a reset can brick your device for good. So, be careful about this.

How to Reboot Mercedes Comand

Although the reset function comes in handy sometimes to solve issues, you should get away with most issues by rebooting the system. Here is what you can do instead of deleting all your data from the stereo-

  • Locate the power button in your mercedes dashboard. It should be located close to the stereo setup and have this sign-
  • Once you find the button, press that button to turn the stereo off.
  • Now, wait a bit of time (5-10 minutes is enough for most cases) before pressing the button again to turn the mercedes radio on.

In newer models, you may not find the power button at all as the comand system is made to turn on as you ignite the engine. In such cases, you’ll first need to find the reboot option in the system UI and then use that option to restart the system.

I Can’t find Reboot Option, What to Do?

In some car models, there is no reboot option at all. If you happen to have any of those cars, simply find the comand fuse location from your car owner’s manual.

Take that fuse out of the place and leave it that way for about 10 minutes.

After that, put the fuse back in place and turn on the engine. While it doesn’t act as a reboot, it can still clear out many software anomalies.

To Conclude

Comand systems can sometimes act up and need to be reset. The process for how to do this may vary slightly depending on the year and model of your Mercedes-Benz, but in general, it’s a fairly simple process.

In this blog post, we have outlined the steps necessary to reset your Comand system.

Keep in mind that performing a system reset will delete all the data in your comand, so make sure you backup anything you don’t want to lose before proceeding.

You can also try rebooting your Comand system if you’re having issues; this is usually enough to solve most problems.

If all else fails, locate the fuse for your Comand system and remove it for about 10 minutes before putting it back in place and turning on the engine.

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