iPod connections

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by DEBGRA, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. DEBGRA

    DEBGRA New Member

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    :dk::dk:Hi
    Have just purchsed a new C180 and have been told by the dealer that if i want to connect an iPod it will cost £500 aprox. Surely there is a wire/ipod connector that will do the job for less.
    The MINI we own the wire was only £17.
    Any help would be appreciated

    thanks
     
  2. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Enthusiast

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    Hi

    Is there no aux connection on your head unit? Failing that have a look inside the glovebox on the passenger door side for an aux socket. If there? it may have a bung over it that you will need to pry off. Failing that tell the dealer you don't want the car unless they wire you in an ipod/aux connector.
     
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    DEBGRA

    DEBGRA New Member

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    Thanks Bruce
    In the centre arm rest is a jack plug with a USB right next to it, I have tried my MINI split wire but it does not work but cannot find anywhere that Mercedes have the same split wire , even been to the Apple store and they don't have anything. The Kia we had came with the wire in the glove box as standard.
    Oh and they are very close to getting the car back not even done 100 miles yet and having terrible trouble with the keys...
     
  4. npuk

    npuk MB Enthusiast

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    As you you get aux input and USB input in the centre console in post facelift W204.

    You can connect the ipod to the aux input. This will let you listen to it but not charge or control it. Use something like: Dock Connector to 3.5mm Jack Car Stereo Auxiliary Line: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    The USB socket is just for mp3 playback from USB harddrives or pendrives so you can transfer you music to one of those but you cant use the USB socket for IPOD connection.

    You need the optional media interface for full IPOD connectivity. Comand Online Ltd :: Mercedes iPod solutions :: Media Interface (UCI) Retrofit Kit for new C/GLK (W204), new E & E Coupe (W212/W207) - Right Hand Drive

    There is a cheaper option which is the Mercedes IPOD kit but this is not available for newer cars e.g. post facelift W204.
     
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  5. brucemillar

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    Go back to the dealer and tell him you are looking for them to stump up the media interface.

    Good Luck.

    Failing that you will need to use a jack to jack cable from the headphone socket on the iphone/ipod into your aux input. As above this will let you hear the songs but gives you no control apart from the iphone controls.
     
  6. tommo74

    tommo74 New Member

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    If your iPod/iPhone has Bluetooth you can play music via this method. Just connect it to the audio20 and then select "bt audio" from the list of audio options.
     

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