Help! What am I missing??

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  1. NIPhil

    NIPhil Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    I bought an MF2199 Mercedes Audio 10 CD/Head Unit for our W208 CLK as my wife complained that she would rather listen to CDs in the car.

    Plugged in the aerial, plugged in the three block connectors, refitted the removable face plate and inputted the code - unit is powered up and radio works fine and unit plays CDs (Real ones - won't play burned ones:crazy:)

    1. Why is the unit live all the time now? (Previously the radio/tape switched off with the ignition).:dk:

    2. Why is this unit not compatible with the buttons on the steering wheel and the readout in the middle of the instrument binnacle? (Previously we could change channel and turn the volume up and down from the steering wheel and see what radio station was playing from the dash).:dk:

    3. Why doesn't it play burned CDs?:dk:


    Hoping someone can enlighten me:confused:
     
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    You can't play your own "burned" CDs due to digital rights management (DRM) copyrights. It's in-built by design.

    However, you can experiment with different makes of disc and different burning engines as some may work. CDRWs rarely work. Try CD+R and CD-R discs.

    If your player supports MP3s then these usually work fine.

    Just looked up your player on http://www.audio-10.com/111.html and apparently it should work on CD-R. Although it might be a different (modded?) model.
     
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    Excellent - thanks for that:thumb:
     
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    I've updated my post (above) with some more info.
     
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    Thanks for that - I think that ours won't play them as it hasn't been modded:( My wife has quite a few original CDs so she can live with this:thumb:

    Still mystified why we can't control it from the steering wheel............
     
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    [​IMG]


    I bought an MF2199 Mercedes Audio 10 CD/Head Unit for our W208 CLK as my wife complained that she would rather listen to CDs in the car.

    Plugged in the aerial, plugged in the three block connectors, refitted the removable face plate and inputted the code - unit is powered up and radio works fine and unit plays CDs (Real ones - won't play burned ones)

    1. Why is the unit live all the time now? (Previously the radio/tape switched off with the ignition).

    2. Why is this unit not compatible with the buttons on the steering wheel and the readout in the middle of the instrument binnacle? (Previously we could change channel and turn the volume up and down from the steering wheel and see what radio station was playing from the dash).




    Hoping someone can enlighten me





    :dk::dk::dk::dk::dk::dk::dk::dk:
     
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    I'm guessing here because I am not familiar with 208s.

    Does it need coding on STAR for the car to recognise it?
     
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    As you say it is "on" all the time I would think the permanent live and switched lives are connected the wrong way round.

    Have a look at this link to see

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    Thanks for that Clive - from looking at the backs of both units the CD player has only three pins and the tape player has five. The plug that attaches to the rear of the unit has two wires connected to the top two pins (furthest away from the 10A fuse) so when I installed this plug nothing would have connected up.

    [​IMG]

    Still not sorted this issue out:doh:
     
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    Wrong unit for your car, that is why the steering controls dont work. Pin 1 and 2 are the CAN BUS pins that you need.
     
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    More likely the Audio 10 CD unit expects ignition on info (as well as the lights on and the speed signal) from the CAN bus while the older radio possibly was still built to use individual wires for each.

    The Audio 10 CD must expect a CD changer in the D2B fibre loop and would not support the one with copper wire audio signals.

    I don't know if this unit could be programmed to accept the ignition on from the specific wire (pin A7).
     
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    I was able to return the unit as it is not compatible with our W208 CLK. Thanks for the replies. I have ordered a Sony from Amazon - It plays burned/copied CDs, data discs, & IPhones/flash drives through the USB port on the front. Will just have to live without the steering wheel controls & Dash display......
     

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