Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Florida, USA
Car Year & Model: 2018 GLA45 AMG
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Check the NTG version on your 2018, I am curious. Are you NTG 5.0? I guess you have to be if you have carplay?
I have a 2015 45 with the H/K system and COMAND on NTG 4.7. I do not have a volume indicator. It bugs me a little bit, but I had assumed there was nothing I could do. I would like to have it if I knew I could. My case is very different than yours. But I am still surprised to hear the 2017 had volume indicator.
I like to demo the stereo for folks because I have a very very extensive upgrade in the car, and when it comes to the absolute volume fun-time, it's nice to dial a volume level because sometimes music is recorded above 0db, or in my case, live music is not always clip-free at high volumes. It's annoying to wait for the quiet passage, max the volume out, then count down 10 clicks on the knob to get to the right spot when I could just dial in a volume level and go.
It's a very minor nuisance, but I'd still like to see the volume level.
I wonder if it is a 45 thing, an HK thing, a COMAND thing (I don't know if your 250 was HK or comand), or an NTG thing, or something else.
I don;t have carplay, so no help there. I put the phone in a cradle installed next to the screen and play pandora over bluetooth while waze is running. It works frankly just fine.