Play MP3 files?

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  1. Gollom

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    SuzyCute has a R171 with standard Audio 20 (option 523) and a CD changer (option 819)

    What is the least expensive way for her to play MP3 files (CD or USB stick), preferably with details displayed on the Audio 20 screen

    Thanks
     
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    Does the car have an aux input and or USB input?

    If so then any sort of USB or MP3 player will play
     
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    If she has the cd changer, pretty sure you should be able to burn MP3 files to cd and play them.
    Certainly does on my CLK - it means you can get (from memory) around 80 tracks per disk.

    Worth a try first.
     
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    Adding to this- if it doesn't recognise Mp3's then the songs could be burnt to cd as audio files instead, obviously the limit then is the time allocated on the disc, I.e 80 minutes etc
     
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    I thought that too, but the CD's I used on her Audio-20 (2.5) in the A Class do not work in this set-up. From memory, it is only the later CD changers. What is the CD changer option number on yours?

    Nope - and with an AUX not sure the track detail etc. would be on the display. But thanks
     
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    Mine is a 2007 - I'll see if I can get the numbers.
     
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    Thanks - the option number for your Audio-20 would be useful too (you may well have the Audio 20 2.5). Help appreciated

    Is your Audio 20 like this? Or does it have the CD slot above?

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    I have Comand in mine, but sure that the changer isn't head unit dependent.
     
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    No need Ted - I have a totally different CD changer. Thanks anyway

    So, back to my original question: SuzyCute has a R171 with standard Audio 20 (option 523) and a CD changer (option 819)
    What is the least expensive way for her to play MP3 files (CD or USB stick), preferably with details displayed on the Audio 20 screen

    Alfie/Richard around?

    Cheers

     
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    Will this do the trick? And if so, is it a straight swap?

    MERCEDES E CLS SLK CLASS W219 W211 R171 6 CD CHANGER MP3 PLAYER 2118700889 | eBay


     
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    Sorry to be a pain, but could someone help please?

    I am looking for confirmation that a W211 CD changer with MP3 capability (A211 870 38 89) is a straight swap with the current CD changer in Sue's R171 (MY2004)

    Also, will it then display track information on her Audio-20

    Many thanks
     
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    Alfie/Richard came up trumps again, so for the benefit of future searches on this subject, the answers are yes it it's straight swap but no display of track information

    Thanks
     
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