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Old 08-18-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Mercedes Telephone Glove Box to ipod connection

Hi everyone! I wanted to know if anyone knows if it is possible to use the cords that run to the mercedes benz cell phone to change into an ipod connection? If so, how? If not, what is the most affordable way (high quality sound) to connect my iphone to my '03 E500 W211 w/o navigation and to be able to control ipod from steering wheel also?

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Some search terms that may help....

search for "aux", "ipod" in this forum. Others have done this.

The usual way to connect an iPod is using the aux port and cable in the passenger glove box. Then you use the aux input in the "audio" menu to access the music. My car has that, it works, but I did not instal it. I forget whether I can select tracks from the steering wheel. I think I can.

My car has a full phone cradle and associated electronics. I am not aware of how to use the phone adapter or cabling to play music from an iPod or from anything else. It is made for telephony, not music, so I don't expect it will figure out that you want it for music just because plugs fit or don't fit.

I have an MB bluetooth adaptor, MB part number B67 87 5856, in the phone cradle now that allows my embarrassingly plain old Samsung cell phone to work with the telephony features of the car. I have not attempted to use an iPHONE with this bluetooth adapter, and if it works, I imagine it will enable phone features and not music-playing.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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search for "aux", "ipod" in this forum. Others have done this.

The usual way to connect an iPod is using the aux port and cable in the passenger glove box. Then you use the aux input in the "audio" menu to access the music. My car has that, it works, but I did not instal it. I forget whether I can select tracks from the steering wheel. I think I can.

My car has a full phone cradle and associated electronics. I am not aware of how to use the phone adapter or cabling to play music from an iPod or from anything else. It is made for telephony, not music, so I don't expect it will figure out that you want it for music just because plugs fit or don't fit.

I have an MB bluetooth adaptor, MB part number B67 87 5856, in the phone cradle now that allows my embarrassingly plain old Samsung cell phone to work with the telephony features of the car. I have not attempted to use an iPHONE with this bluetooth adapter, and if it works, I imagine it will enable phone features and not music-playing.
My car does not have the aux or iPod connection in the glove compartment so my case is different than yours
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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in an 03 it will NOT select tracks from your iPod via steering wheel it will ONLY adjust VOLUME from your steering wheel. Reason is because you can ONLY connect the 1/8 headphone jack from your iPod to your aux 1/8 jack inside the glovebox. if you had an 08/09 it would have the iPod adapter built in.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:34 AM   #5
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in an 03 it will NOT select tracks from your iPod via steering wheel it will ONLY adjust VOLUME from your steering wheel. Reason is because you can ONLY connect the 1/8 headphone jack from your iPod to your aux 1/8 jack inside the glovebox. if you had an 08/09 it would have the iPod adapter built in.
Like I said, my '03 E500 W211 does not have any means of connecting my ipod/iphone to the sound system. What I want to know is what is the most affordable way to make my ipod play through my sound system in my e500??
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Most affordable way would be a Belken FM transmitter.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
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Hello,
i have a model 2006 e200 cdi with audio20 radi/cd system. And i succes to added an aux connection myslef. Now i listen my music from my phone/tablet/mp3 player to car audio speakers.
If you have an audio20 device on your borad. then you can solvewiith only 3-5 euro cost.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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i have a model 2006 e200 cdi with audio20 radi/cd system. And i succes to added an aux connection myslef. Now i listen my music from my phone/tablet/mp3 player to car audio speakers.
If you have an audio20 device on your borad. then you can solvewiith only 3-5 euro cost.
How did you do it?? I've been trying to figure out how to do this for awhile now.
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How did you do it?? I've been trying to figure out how to do this for awhile now.
Do you have an audio 20 system on you carr too?
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Do you have an audio 20 system on you carr too?
Yes I do, I've been trying to figure out how I can play music and talk on the phone through the ststem
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Then ok. I will send you some video link on youtbe and some pictures too. But now my computer is not with me. Tomorrow i will send all information.

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Yes I do, I've been trying to figure out how I can play music and talk on the phone through the ststem
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I am sorry, yesterday i was busy and today just send you. And i hop you understand what i want to say because my english language is poor. If you dont understand write me here again. I will try to explain again.

You can watch this video how they install aux cable to on Audi20 system. And also i can send some picture too for to see more details.

I did exactly same this solution on my car and now i listen music from my mp3 player, my phone or my tablet. All sound tom come from 3,5 sound out from my devices. You can listen music and also you can hear your phone calls frome speaker too.

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If you need more help about this, write here. I will try to help you.

Advices:
1- before soldering, should to pass your aux cable from a hole of your device back side. Othersel will be crushed between cover and divece. Any hole you can use.
2- If you dont know soldering then find somebody experience. Becasue of soldering points is very small and thinn. I found somebody and they did for me in 3 euro.
3- pictures show to you where you will soldering left and rigt channels on aux cable. But, cable also has a notrcable too. You can solder this notr side to any corner on big shiny metal. (you can see examples on small rectangular window which looking up in second pictures).
4- Before to soldering you have know left and right channel is wihc cable. Then you can soldering to correct point. If you dont have idea then you can connect every cable on your car without installation and you can try cables just to touch to this soldering points. When you sure then solder it.
5- Select a good quality aux cable. I mea resistance and thick. Becasue if you select weak cable then will destroy in shor time becasue of you will move. Then will be difficult to soldering again to same point. Do one time, and do good one. And fix cable to some where. Then when you pull up cable after installation then you dont stress soldering points.
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Thanks for the help man! Sorry for the late response, I haven't been on MBWORLD for awhile.. Work and school is keepin me busy! Could you send me pictures of where you put the wire on the back of the audio20 system? Also, when you do this, can you still play normal CD's (not the silence disc)?

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there is an oem kit to integrate ipod, it splices the fiber optic wire with a t tap...
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