W212 (E220) iPod connection help.

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  1. Broxi

    Broxi New Member

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    Sorry if this has been covered a hundred times, I had a little search but I was just looking for a specific answer to a probably dumb question.

    I was looking to hook an ipod up to my car system, on my last car it had a simple little slot on the dashboard that you popped an SD-Card into and played mp3's from it but on the E220 it's a little bit more complicated.

    There is supposed to be an ipod connection in the glovebox, the only thing I can see in there is what looks like a silver metal jack point, pretty much like a 3.5mm jack that you would get on a stereo system to connect your headphones.

    Is this the ipod connect, I'm assuming I probably some other piece of kit or cable to plug into this if it a jack-point?

    I had a look on this webpage but I don't really see what part has a similar jack plug to suit.

    Comand Online Ltd :: Mercedes iPod solutions :: C, GLK, E, E Coupe class (W204, W212, W207)

    Can anyone please lend a hand here?
     
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    st13phil MB Enthusiast

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    Hi and welcome.

    What year is your car and does it have the Media Interface (it's an option)?
     
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    Broxi

    Broxi New Member

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    Hey thanks, my car is a 59 plate (so late 09) and I have no idea if it has the Media Interface or not. Is there a simple way to check this?

    I asked the salesman in the dealership if it had any sd-card / usb slots and he told me "it has ipod connection in the glovebox", I stupidly just nodded my head and took that at face value instead of checking at the time.
     
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    With the standard Audio 20 you get an aux input in the glovebox so you need this cable to hook up your ipod: 1 METRE 3.5MM PLUG TO PLUG AUX INPUT CABLE FOR IPOD MP3 CAR PLAYER: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Leisure It will allow you to listen to the ipod but not control or charge it.

    Media interface is a factory option option and you only get it if you have upgraded to Audio 20 with built in 6 disc changer, Navigation 50 or Comand headunit.

    For full ipod connectivity there is also the optional dealer fit ipod kit Comand Online Ltd :: Mercedes iPod solutions :: Mercedes iPod kit for new C, new E Class, E Class Coupe (W204/W212/W207)
     
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    Broxi

    Broxi New Member

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    Hmmm, too many iterations for my liking with this thing. I have no idea. I don't have the 6 disc changer, I know that much.

    I need to go in and see the dealer about a roof rack kit anyway, guess I'll pester the life out of him till I get an answer to this as well.
     

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