Telephone Pre-wire?

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  1. imadoofus

    imadoofus Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    What does a Telephone Pre-wire option consist of, and what is needed in addition to make it operational?

    TIA

    PJ
     
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    It consists of a UHI connection, looms from there to antenna and phone controller. Fibre connection to head unit/AGW, microphone(s), coding.

    There are kits available ;-)
     
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    imadoofus Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I know. Can't think where to get them from though... ;)

    The question is; what's in the kit. Just a cradle?
     
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    You need the pre-wire installed first. Then you can plug in a cradle - they are separate things.
     
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    Yep, as Bill says.

    I'll PM you some ideas.
     
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    How hard is it to change the cradle?
    My car is all wired up for the hands free but the cradle
    is incorrect?

    Cheers
     
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    imadoofus Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I sort of guessed that ;)

    New version of question:

    If I buy a car with pre-wire, what do I need to get a handsfree mobile working?

    PJ
     
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    A cradle!
     
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    2 second job - they just plug in.
     
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    imadoofus Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    There you are; that wasn't hard was it? ;) :D

    Thanks Bill. That's what I was hoping. MB only, I presume...

    PJ
     
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    Nope. You could use a Viseeo MBU-2000 if its UHI pre-wired or Viseeo MBU-1000 if its got the fixed Nokia 6150,6210 or 6310 type cradle.
     
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    They come up on eBay all the time though (as people change their phones). The bluetooth ones are more expensive but I personally prefer the normal cradle type as it charges the phone.
     
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    Or the fixed cradle I have for sale if it is a 6230i/6230/6220 :bannana:
     
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    How can you tell if your comand is pre wired to take a phone?...when your phone rings how friendly is the car comand to that?...ie does the stero turn down? where is the mic located? does the voice come through the car hi fi etc?
     
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    If you have UHI prewire you will find a little plug like this

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    should be in the armrest in a W203

    It will mute radio when a call comes in
     

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