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Menus and submenus

Mercedes-Benz M-Class / Mercedes-Benz M-Class Owners Manual / On-board computer and displays / Menus and submenus

Menu overview

The number of menus shown depends on the optional equipment in the vehicle.

Function


Function

1 Trip menu 2 Navi menu (navigation instructions) 3 Audio menu 4 Tel menu (telephone) 5 DriveAssist menu (assistance) 6 Service menu
- calls up display messages - tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only) - tire pressure monitor
- ASSYST PLUS service interval display 7 Sett. menu

Trip menu

Standard display

– Press and hold the  button on


– Press and hold the the button on
the steering wheel until the Trip menu with odometer 1 and trip odometer 2 is shown.

Trip computer "From start" or "From reset"

The values in the From Start submenu are calculated from the start of a journey, while the values in the From Reset submenu are calculated from the last time the submenu was reset.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Trip menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Trip menu.

– Press the button to select or
From Start or From Reset. button to select
From Start or From Reset.

Trip computer "From start" (example)
Trip computer "From start" (example)

1 Distance
2 Time
3 Average speed
4 Average fuel consumption

The From Start trip computer is reset automatically if:
- the ignition has been switched off for more than four hours.

- 999 hours have been exceeded.

- 9,999 miles have been exceeded.

When 9,999 hours or 99,999 miles have been exceeded, the trip computer is automatically reset From Reset.

Displaying the range and current fuel consumption

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Trip menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Trip menu.

– Press the button to select or
current fuel consumption and approximate button to select
current fuel consumption and approximate range.

1 Approximate range


1 Approximate range
2 Current fuel consumption

Approximate range 1 is calculated according to current driving style and the amount of fuel in the tank. If there is only a small amount of fuel left in the fuel tank, the display shows a vehicle being refueled instead of range 1.
instead of range 1.

Digital speedometer

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Trip menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Trip menu.

– Press to select the digital or
speedometer. to select the digital
speedometer.

1 Digital speedometer


1 Digital speedometer

Resetting values

You can reset the values of the following functions:
- Trip odometer
- Trip computer "From start" - Trip computer "From reset"

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Trip menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Trip menu.

– Press the button to select the or
function that you wish to reset. button to select the
function that you wish to reset.

– Press .


Resetting the trip computer "From start" (example)
Resetting the trip computer "From start" (example)

– Press to select Yes and press
to confirm.
to confirm.

Navigation system menu

Displaying navigation instructions

In the Navi menu, the multifunction display shows navigation instructions. For more information, see the separate operating instructions.

– Switch on COMAND (see the separate operating instructions).

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Navi menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Navi menu.

Route guidance inactive

1 Direction of travel


1 Direction of travel 2 Current road

Route guidance active

No change of direction announced

1 Distance to the destination


1 Distance to the destination 2 Distance to the next change of direction 3 Current road
4 Symbol for "follow the road's course"

Change of direction announced without a lane recommendation

1 Road into which the change of direction


1 Road into which the change of direction leads
2 Distance to change of direction and visual distance display
3 Symbol for change of direction

When a change of direction has been announced, you will see visual distance display 2 next to the symbol for the change of direction 3. This decreases in size as you approach the announced change of direction.

Change of direction announced with a lane recommendation

Lane recommendations are only displayed if the relevant data is available on the digital map.

1 Road into which the change of direction


1 Road into which the change of direction leads
2 Distance to change of direction and visual distance display
3 Lane recommendation
4 Symbol for change of direction

On multi-lane roads, lane recommendation 3 may be shown for the next change of direction. Lanes may be added during a change of direction.

1 New lane during a change of direction


1 New lane during a change of direction 2 Uninterrupted lane

Other status indicators of the navigation system

- destination or : you have reached the
destination or an intermediate destination.

- New Route... or Calculating Route: a new route is being calculated.

- Off Map or Off Mapped Road: the vehicle position is outside the area of the digital map (off-map position).

- No Route: no route could be calculated to the selected destination.

Audio menu

Selecting a radio station

SIRIUS XM satellite radio acts like a
SIRIUS XM satellite radio acts like a normal radio.

For more information on satellite radio operation, see the separate operating instructions.

You can only change the waveband and store new stations using COMAND.

– Switch on COMAND and select Radio (see the separate operating instructions).

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Audio menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Audio menu.

1 Waveband


1 Waveband
2 Station

– To select a stored station: briefly press the button. or
– To select a station from the station button.


– To select a station from the station list: press and briefly hold the button. or
– To select a station using station button.


– To select a station using station search: press and briefly hold the or  button.
or Operating audio player or audio media button.


Operating audio player or audio media

Audio data from various audio devices or media can be played, depending on the equipment installed in the vehicle.

– Switch on COMAND and select the audio device or medium (see the separate operating instructions).

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Audio menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Audio menu.

CD changer display (example)
CD changer display (example)

1 Current CD in the CD changer 2 Current track

– To select the next/previous track:

briefly press the button. or
– To select a track from the track list button.


– To select a track from the track list (rapid scrolling): press and hold the button until the desired track or
has been reached. button until the desired track
has been reached.

If you press and hold the or
button, the rapid scrolling speed is increased.
button, the rapid scrolling speed is increased.

Not all audio devices or media support this function.

If track information is stored on the audio device or medium, the multifunction display will show the number and name of the track.

The current track does not appear in audio AUX mode (Auxiliary audio mode: external audio source connected).

Operating video DVD

– Switch on COMAND and select video DVD (see the separate operating instructions).

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Audio menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Audio menu.

DVD changer display (example)
DVD changer display (example)

1 Current DVD in the DVD changer 2 Current scene

– To select the next or previous scene: briefly press the button. or
– To select a scene from the scene list button.


– To select a scene from the scene list (rapid scrolling): press and hold the button until the desired or
scene has been reached. button until the desired
scene has been reached.

Telephone menu

Introduction

You can establish a Bluetooth® connection to COMAND (see the separate operating instructions).

A driver's attention to the road must always WARNING
A driver's attention to the road must always be his/her primary focus when driving. For your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location and stop before placing or taking a telephone call. If you choose to use the telephone while driving, please use the handsfree device and only use the telephone when weather, road and traffic conditions permit.

Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle.

Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph (approximately 50 km/h ), your vehicle is covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.

– Switch on the mobile phone and COMAND (see the separate operating instructions).

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Tel menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Tel menu.

You will see one of the following display messages in the multifunction display: - Telephone Ready or the name of the network provider: the mobile phone has found a network and is ready to receive.

- Telephone No Service: no network is available, or the mobile phone is searching for a network.

Accepting a call

If someone calls you when you are in the Tel menu, a display message appears in the multifunction display, for example:

– Press the  button on the


– Press the steering button on the
steering wheel to accept an incoming call.

If you are not in the Tel menu, you can still accept a call.

Rejecting or ending a call

– Press the steering button on the
steering wheel.

If you are not in the Tel menu, you can still reject or end a call.

Dialing a number from the phone book

If your mobile phone is able to receive calls, you can search for and dial a number from the phone book in COMAND at any time.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Tel menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Tel menu.

– Press the or,
button to call or
up the phone book. button to call
up the phone book.

– Press the button to select the or
desired name. button to select the
desired name.

To start scrolling rapidly, press and hold the button for longer than one or
second. After a short time, the rapid scroll button for longer than one
second. After a short time, the rapid scroll speeds up.

Rapid scrolling stops when you release the button or reach the end of the list.

– If only one telephone number is stored for a name: press the button or
to start dialing. button
to start dialing.

or
– If there is more than one number for a particular name: press the or
button to display the numbers.
button to display the numbers.

– Press the button to select the or
number you want to dial. button to select the
number you want to dial.

– Press the button to start or
dialing. button to start
dialing.

or
– If you do not want to make a call: press the button. or
Redialing button.


Redialing

The on-board computer saves the last names or numbers dialed in the redial memory.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Tel menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Tel menu.

– Press the redial memory. button to switch to the
redial memory.

– Press the button to select the or
desired name or number. button to select the
desired name or number.

– Press the button to start or
dialing. button to start
dialing.

or
– If you do not want to make a call: press the button. or
Assistance menu button.


Assistance menu

Introduction

In the DriveAssist. menu you can:


In the DriveAssist. menu you can: - show the distance display - activate/deactivate PRE-SAFE® Brake - activate/deactivate ATTENTION ASSIST - activate/deactivate Blind Spot Assist or Active Blind Spot Assist - activate/deactivate Lane Keeping Assist or Active Lane Keeping Assist

Showing the distance display

This function is only available with DISTRONIC PLUS.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist button on the
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist menu.

– Press the button to select or
Distance Display. button to select
Distance Display.

– Press The DISTRONIC PLUS distance display.


The DISTRONIC PLUS distance display appears in the multifunction display.

Activating/deactivating PRE-SAFE® Brake

PRE-SAFE® Brake is only available in vehicles with DISTRONIC PLUS.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist button on the
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist menu.

– Press to select PRE-SAFE or
Brake. to select PRE-SAFE
Brake.

– Press The current selection is displayed..


The current selection is displayed.

– To activate/deactivate: press again.
again.

When PRE-SAFE® Brake is activated, the multifunction display shows the function is not activated. symbol as long as the HOLD
function is not activated.

Vehicles with Active Parking Assist: if PARKTRONIC is activated and you are driving at a speed under 22 mph (35 km/h), the Active Parking Assist symbol will be displayed
Active Parking Assist symbol will be displayed instead of the Activating/deactivating ATTENTION symbol.


Activating/deactivating ATTENTION ASSIST

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist button on the
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist menu.

– Press the button to select or
Attention Asst.. button to select
Attention Asst..

– Press The current selection is displayed..


The current selection is displayed.

– To activate/deactivate: press again.
again.

When ATTENTION ASSIST (Y page 194) is activated, the the symbol appears in
the multifunction display when the ignition is on.

Activating/deactivating Blind Spot Assist

You can use the Blind Spot Asst. function to activate or deactivate Blind Spot Assist (Y page 198) or Active Blind Spot Assist.

– Press on the steering wheel or
to select the DriveAssist menu. on the steering wheel
to select the DriveAssist menu.

– Press to select Blind Spot or
Asst.. to select Blind Spot
Asst..

– Press The current selection is displayed..


The current selection is displayed.

– To activate/deactivate: press again.
again.

Activating/deactivating Lane Keeping Assist

You can use the Lane Keep. Asst. function to activate/deactivate Lane Keeping Assist (Y page 200) or Active Lane Keeping Assist.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist button on the
steering wheel to select the DriveAssist menu.

– Press the button to select or
Lane Keep. Asst.. button to select
Lane Keep. Asst..

– Press The current selection is displayed..


The current selection is displayed.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to set Off, or
Standard or Adaptive. button to set Off,
Standard or Adaptive.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

If Lane Keeping Assist or Active Lane keeping Assist is activated, the multifunction display shows the is symbol when the ignition
is switched on.

Service menu

In the Serv. menu you can:


In the Serv. menu you can: - call up display messages - restart the tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only) - check the tire pressure electronically - call up the service due date

Settings menu

Introduction

The Sett. menu can be used for:


The Sett. menu can be used for: - changing the instrument cluster settings - changing the light settings - changing the vehicle settings - changing the convenience settings - restoring the factory settings

Instrument cluster

Selecting the unit of measurement for distance

The Display Unit Speed-/Odometer: function allows you to choose whether certain displays appear in kilometers or miles.

The selected unit of measurement for distance applies to:
- the digital speedometer in the Trip menu - the odometer and the trip odometer - the trip computer
- the current consumption and the range - the navigation instruction in the Navi menu - DISTRONIC PLUS
- ASSYST PLUS service interval display

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Instr. cluster submenu. button to select the
Instr. cluster submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Display Unit Speed-/Odometer button to select the
Display Unit Speed-/Odometer function.

You will see the selected setting: km or miles.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Selecting the permanent display function

The Permanent Display: function allows you to choose whether the multifunction display always shows the outside temperature or the speed in km/h (USA) or mph (Canada).

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Instr. cluster submenu. button to select the
Instr. cluster submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Permanent display function. button to select the
Permanent display function.

You will see the selected setting Outside Temperature or Speedometer [km/h]:.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Lights

Switching the daytime running lamps on/off

This function is not available in Canada.

If you have activated the Daytime Running Lights: function and the light switch is in the position, the daytime running or
lamps are switched on automatically during position, the daytime running
lamps are switched on automatically during the day when the engine is running.

In the dark, the following also light up: - the low-beam headlamps - the parking lamps
- the tail lamps
- the license plate lamp - the side marker lamps

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Lights submenu. button to select the
Lights submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Daytime Running Lights: function. button to select the
Daytime Running Lights: function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Switching Adaptive Highbeam Assist on/off

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Lights submenu. button to select the
Lights submenu.

– Press the – Press  or button to confirm.


– Press to select the or
Adaptive Highbeam Assist: function. to select the
Adaptive Highbeam Assist: function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Setting the brightness of the ambient lighting

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Lights submenu. button to select the
Lights submenu.

– Press the button to select or
Ambient light. button to select
Ambient light.

You will see the selected setting.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to adjust the or
brightness to any level from Off to Level button to adjust the
brightness to any level from Off to Level 5 (bright).

– Press the button to save the or
setting. button to save the
setting.

Setting the ambient lighting color

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Light submenu. button to select the
Light submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Ambient light color function. button to select the
Ambient light color function.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to set the or
color to SOLAR, NEUTRAL or POLAR. button to set the
color to SOLAR, NEUTRAL or POLAR.

– Press the button to save the or
setting. button to save the
setting.

Activating/deactivating surround lighting and exterior lighting delayed switch-off

If you have activated the Lighting: function and the light switch is in the or
position, the following functions are active
position, the following functions are active when it is dark:
RSurround lighting: the exterior lighting remains lit for 40 seconds after unlocking with the key. If you start the engine, the surround lighting is switched off and the automatic headlamp mode is activated.

RExterior lighting delayed switch-off: the exterior lighting remains lit for 60 seconds after the engine has been switched off. If you close all the doors, the exterior lighting goes off after 15 seconds.

If you activate the Lighting: function, the following light up depending on the vehicle's equipment:
- the parking lamps
- the daytime running lamps - the side marker lamps
- the surround lighting in the exterior mirrors

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Lights submenu. button to select the
Lights submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Locator Lighting: function. button to select the
Locator Lighting: function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Deactivating delayed switch-off of the exterior lighting temporarily: – Before leaving the vehicle, turn the SmartKey to position 0 in the ignition lock.

– Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock and back to position 0.

The exterior lighting delayed switch-off is deactivated.

Delayed switch-off of the exterior lighting is reactivated the next time you start the engine.

Activating/deactivating the interior lighting delayed switch-off

If you activate the Interior Lighting Delay function, the interior lighting remains on for 20 seconds after you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Lights submenu. button to select the
Lights submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Interior Lighting Delay: function. button to select the
Interior Lighting Delay: function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Vehicle

Activating/deactivating the automatic door locking feature

If you select the Automatic Door Lock:

function, the vehicle is centrally locked above a speed of around 9 mph (15 km/h).

For further information on the automatic
For further information on the automatic locking feature.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Vehicle submenu. button to select the
Vehicle submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Automatic Door Lock function. button to select the
Automatic Door Lock function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Activating/deactivating the acoustic locking verification signal

If you switch on the Acoustic Lock feedback function, an acoustic signal sounds when you lock the vehicle.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Vehicle submenu. button to select the
Vehicle submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Acoustic Lock feedback: function. button to select the
Acoustic Lock feedback: function.

You will see the selected setting: On or Off.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Activating/deactivating the radar sensor system

The following systems are switched off when the radar sensor system is deactivated: - DISTRONIC PLUS
- BAS PLUS
- PRE-SAFE® Brake
- Blind Spot Assist
- Active Blind Spot Assist

USA only: This device has been approved
USA only: This device has been approved by the FCC as a "Vehicular Radar System".

The radar sensor is intended for use in an automotive radar system only. Removal, tampering, or altering of the device will void any warranties, and is not permitted by the FCC. Do not tamper with, alter, or use in any non-approved way.

Any unauthorized modification to this device could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Canada only:
Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Any unauthorized modification to this device could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Vehicle submenu. button to select the
Vehicle submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select or
Radar Sensor (See Oper. Manual):. button to select
Radar Sensor (See Oper. Manual):.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Convenience

Activating/deactivating the EASYENTRY/ EXIT feature

You can use the Easy Entry/Exit: function to activate or deactivate the EASY ENTRY/EXIT feature.

You must make sure no one can become WARNING
You must make sure no one can become trapped or injured by the moving steering wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is activated.

To stop steering wheel movement, move steering wheel adjustment lever or press one of the memory position buttons.

Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.

Children could open the driver's door and unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit feature, which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Convenience submenu. button to select the
Convenience submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Easy Entry/Exit function. button to select the
Easy Entry/Exit function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Switching the belt adjustment on/off

For further information on belt adjustment.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Convenience submenu. button to select the
Convenience submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the button to select the or
Belt Adjustment function. button to select the
Belt Adjustment function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Switching the Fold in mirrors when locking function on/off

If you switch on the Fold Mirrors in when Locking function, the exterior mirrors fold in when you lock the vehicle. If you unlock the vehicle and then open the driver's or frontpassenger door, the exterior mirrors fold out again.

If you have switched the function on and you fold the exterior mirrors in using the button on the door, they will not fold out automatically. The exterior mirrors can then only be folded out using the button on the door.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu. button on the
steering wheel to select the Sett. menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Convenience submenu. button to select the
Convenience submenu.

– Press the – Press the  or button to confirm.


– Press the to select the Fold or
Mirrors in when Locking: function. to select the Fold
Mirrors in when Locking: function.

You will see the selected setting: Enabled or Disabled.

– Press the setting. button to save the
setting.

Resetting to factory settings

For safety reasons, the Daytime Running Lights: function in the Lights submenu is only reset when the vehicle is stationary.

– Press the button on the or
steering wheel to select the Settings button on the
steering wheel to select the Settings menu.

– Press the button to select the or
Factory Setting submenu. button to select the
Factory Setting submenu.

– Press the The Reset All Settings? message button to confirm.


The Reset All Settings? message appears.

– Press the button to select or
No or Yes. button to select
No or Yes.

– Press the selection. button to confirm the
selection.

If you select Yes, the multifunction display shows a confirmation message.

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