I did the whole process and it worked well, However, the sound from the Aux in is coming only from the left spearkers (front and rear). the balance and faders are all correctly set. So basically the sound is mono, not stereo. The sound from the CDC works great, and I can hear it from all speakers.
is this what is to be expected? I am using a Stereo 3.5 mm jack male-male connector, so i would expect all the spearkers to work.
If anyone needs an AUX-IN cable (A 210 440 50 05) in the UK, I have one spare. Just send me a stamped self-addressed envelope/jiffy bag large enough for the cable and I'll return it with the cable for free.
Note that one of the plastic retainer prongs around the 3.5mm socket is broken. I've glued it back so the part can still be fitted and should work fine. I'll reply to the first one to PM me with my mailing address.
I'm debating whether it may be better to just head to the dealership. How did you take off that side portion of the glovebox and the door sill? Do they just pop off or do you need tools? Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question, all this is new to me.
I can confirm the harness to run the wire to is NOT present on the 2004 C230 SS (no COMAND head unit). I just took it apart for a friend and there was nothing underneath the right A-Piller. Good tutorial though.
hey guys after reading the loong thread... i cant find any info on how the wire goes into the center console... as for now... i have taken out the rear ash tray and my fitter the cables through the ash tray area.... this makes it hard for me to close/open the ash tray... is there another way of wiring it through the console? i was reading and some say u can go through the vent on the side of the center console? i tried but am not sure how to. can someone post a pic or guide me here?