Installation Guide

CAUTION

So far, all versions of the Garmin Map Pilot software are faulty. POIs are currently not displayed correctly. The errors can only be remedied by an update from Mercedes or Garmin. If you like, you can download and try our speed camera database. However, please do not expect a perfect solution. At your own risk, (as refunds are not possible after download), since the errors are not based in our files. You can see the known software versions and errors at the end of this page.

We look forward to helping you as a beta tester and sharing your experience with us; especially if we don't know a software version yet. We collect them for all users at the bottom of this page. Please send an email to support@scdb.info with brief feedback and the following information about your device (ideally with photos):
Device name
Software version
Installed maps
SD card version

 

1 Notes
2 Install the POI Loader software
3 Download speed camera data
4 Install speed camera data
5 Activate the display in the navigation system
6 Release notes / Known bugs
6.1 Model series: NTG5Star1
6.2 Model series: NTG5E
7 Factory reset

 

1 Notes

    The Mercedes Garmin Map Pilot is available in two different hardware variants: NTG5Star1 and NTG5E.
    There are different software versions for each hardware.

    We tested the installation of our speed camera database with the following devices:
    Device name: NTG5Star1
    Software version: 30.09
    Installed maps: unknown
    SD card version: V5.0 Map 5.0

    Device name: NTG5Star1
    Software version: 19/40.0 60.57
    Installed maps: 2020/2021 (V15.0) EUROPE
    SD card version: V9.0 Map 9.0

 

2 Install the POI Loader software

  1. Please install the Garmin POI Loader software first. You can download it free of charge from the Garmin Support website:

    Download POI Loader for Windows

  2. Download POI Loader for Mac

 

3 Download speed camera data

  1. Go to our product page for Mercedes Garmin Map Pilot.
    We offer only data of fixed speed cameras.
    Press button Download.

  2. Make your decision on the download page.
    Use preselection on the left or country list on the right.
    Hold down the CTRL key to select several countries.

  3. There are four options in step 2.
    Determine the number of files in which the speed camera database should be output (not: which symbols should be displayed in your navigation device).
    Note: Icon files are not included in the download. Because Mercedes devices can not import POI icon files.

    Split into all categories will download the database as many files for different camera types.
    Split into speed cameras and redlights will download the database as two files for speed cameras and redlights.
    All safety cameras in one category will download the database as only one file (POI category).
    All safety cameras in one category (another icon) Same file as option before.

    Depending on the selected option, the download contains more or fewer files. However, the number of speed cameras is the same for each option.

  4. Press button Download Now.
    Save the file mercedes-garmin-map-pilot.zip in a folder of your choice on your hard drive.

    Note: In most cases, the file is saved directly to your computer's download folder.
    Sometimes you can choose the location yourself (this depends on your personal browser settings).

  5. Unzip the file mercedes-garmin-map-pilot.zip to a target folder of your choice on your computer (we would suggest Desktop as it’s easy to find).
    For example, users with a Windows PC can right-click the ZIP file and select the Extract All... function.
    Mac users double-click the ZIP file to unzip it.

 

4 Install speed camera data

  1. Start the POI Loader software installed at the beginning and follow the instructions on the screen.

    Select the desktop as the location for the speed camera file.

  2. Click on Browse.
    Select the folder in which the unzipped speed camera files are located.

    Enter a file name for the new POI file (e.g. SCDB_EUROPE).

    Select the units for distance and speed (e.g. meters and km/h).

    Select the Manual mode (not: Express mode).
    We have indications that only such a warning message appears at the top of the screen (red bar with distance to the speed camera).

    See also Chapter 6 Release Notes / Known Bugs.

    Click on Next.

  3. The data is read in and the POI file is created.

    POI Loader displays the number of installed POIs. The number varies depending on the country selection and the day of the download.

    You will now find the new POI file in the location you have chosen (e.g. desktop).

  4. Insert the Garmin Map Pilot's SD card into your computer's card reader.

  5. Copy or move the SCDB_EUROPE.gpi file to the POI folder on the SD card.

  6. Safely remove the SD card from the computer.

 

5 Activate the display in the navigation system

  1. Insert the SD card into the navigation device, then switch on the ignition and wait until the navigation software has started.

  2. In most cases, the display should already be activated automatically.
    To be on the safe side, check the menu here: Settings > Map Display > Points of Interest (ON).

    Note: The view of the settings menu can vary in different software versions.

     

  3. Now it's time to take a real test drive.
    Visual and acoustic warning appears while driving.
    Note: It will not work if you are only simulating a route.

     

    The appearance of the display can vary in the different software versions.

     

    Note: Many versions of Garmin software still have some bugs. In some versions, for example, the flash symbol freezes on the left edge. You can only solve this error by briefly removing the SD card. Or the warnings are displayed with Asian characters. Further errors and possible solutions can be found in the next chapter.

 

6 Release notes / Known bugs

    The Mercedes Garmin Map Pilot is available in two different hardware variants: NTG5Star1 and NTG5E.
    There are different software versions for each hardware.

    At this point we would like to collect feedback and reports from our customers. Please let us know your experience and please send us photos if you have a different combination of device name, software version, installed card and SD card version. So far, it has been difficult to estimate which Garmin software versions are faulty or in which combinations errors occur.

6.1 Model series: NTG5Star1

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 30.09
    SD card: V5.0 Map 5.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert: Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    + alert bar on top edge: Yes.
    - flash symbol freezes on the left edge

    Solution: Remove freezeed icons
    Switch briefly to the start screen and then back to the map. Or briefly remove the SD card.

     

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 17/13.0 50.12
    SD card: V9.0 Map 9.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert: Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters
    - flash symbol freezes on the left edge

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

     

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 17/29.0 54.12
    SD card: V10.0 Map 10.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert: Yes.
    - speedcam icon on the map: No.
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

     

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 18/22.0 60.33
    SD card: V12.0 Map 12.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert: Yes.
    - speedcam icon on the map: No.
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

     

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 18/48.0 60.51
    SD card: V10.0 Map 10.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters
    - visual alert (alert bar on top edge): only if installed with POI Loader Manual mode.

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

    Solution: Alert bar on top edge
    Install files with POI Loaders Manual mode (not Express mode). Manuel mode will make sure that an alert bar appears on top edge of the display. The alert bar shows the distance and speedcam icon.

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 18/48.0 60.51
    SD card: V11.0 Map 11.0
    - acoustic alert: No.
    - speedcam icon on the map: faulty (see picture).
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters
    - visual alert (alert bar on top edge): unknown.

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 18/48.0 60.51
    SD card: V12.0 Map 12.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters
    - visual alert (alert bar on top edge): unknown.

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

    Solution: incorrect map display
    Make a factory reset of the device.

    NTG5Star1
    Software version: 19/40.0 60.57
    SD card: V9.0 Map 9.0
    Installed map: 2020/2021 (V15.0) EUROPE
    + visual alert (red bar at top of screen saying: warning safety camera): Yes.
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + red speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

 

6.2 Model series: NTG5E

    NTG5E
    Software version: 25.18
    SD card: V1.2 Map 5.0
    + visual alert: Yes.
    - acoustic alert: No.
    - speedcam icon on the map: faulty.
    - flash symbol freezes on the left edge
    - System crashes

     

    NTG5E
    Software version: 17/2.0 37.15
    SD card: V5.2 Map 5.0
    - acoustic alert: No.
    - visual alert: No.
    - speedcam icon on the map: faulty.

     

    NTG5E
    Software version: 17/2.0 37.15
    SD card: unknown
    + visual alert: Yes.
    - acoustic alert: No.
    - speedcam icon on the map: faulty.

     

    NTG5E
    Software version: 17/41.0 40.60
    SD card: V5.2 Map 5.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert (alert bar on top): Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    + no freezing flash symbol
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

     

    NTG5E
    Software version: 18/21.0 41.21
    SD card: V10.0 Map 10.0
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert (alert bar on top edge): Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    - flash symbol freezes on the left edge
    - warnings are displayed with Asian characters

    Solution: Remove Asian characters
    Delete the following files in the folder Garmin/Fonts/ (Make a backup copy of the folder before deleting.):
    006-D0952-01.bin
    006-D0952-02.bin
    006-D4436-01.bin
    006-D4436-02.bin
    006-D4436-03.bin
    006-D4436-06.bin

     

    NTG5E
    Software version: 19/40.0 41.24
    SD card: unknown
    Installed maps: 2020/2021 (V15.0) Europe
    + acoustic alert: Yes.
    + visual alert (alert bar on top): Yes.
    + speedcam icon on the map: Yes.
    + alert bar on top edge: Yes.

 

7 Factory reset

    You can try to solve any errors by making a factory reset.
    Open Settings > Restore All Settings.
    Before asking our support team try this option as well and reinstall the speed camera data.
    Maybe it solve some issues.

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