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Old 16-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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C class w203 phone connection help please.

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I have a w203 with telephone controls on the steering wheel and also radio as standard. But how do I get my phone to work with this? The car as far as I know has not been pre-wired, I spoke to mercedes who put me through to a company called braybrooks. They told me the cheapest option was to buy the clc Bluetooth radio that will solve the problem at a price of around 420 :/

Surley there is a cheaper option, for example a parrot, but would both my controls on the steering wheel and radio work with something like this?

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Old 16-06-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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The buttons dont mean anything all cars have the buttons, to use the phone you need phone pre-wire, it was a factory option.

If you dont have phone pre-wire it can be retrofitted but it isnt cheap. The official retrofit will still require a cradle. http://www.comandonline.co.uk/Mercedes-Phone-retrofit-kit-MOST-based-cars.html

Or there is an aftermarket option the Fiscon Pro kit which works out cheaper and works exactly the same as MB phone pre-wire but wont require a cradle. http://www.comandonline.co.uk/Fiscon-Pro-Mercedes.html

Other option is upgrade to later MY09> Audio 20 NTG2.5 unit or Comand NTG2.5, both of which have full bluetooth connectivity built in so no pre-wire or cradle needed.

Or fit an aftermarket bluetooth solution to the current stereo like Parott or Bury. Go to the relevant manufacturers website and it will tell you if there kit will work with steering controls in your model / year of car.
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Old 16-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #3
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Wow! That isnt cheap! I could get the clc radio for around that price, which would give me better sound and a nicer visual look also. Plus I guess I could sell my old radio making a little bit of money back?

I will look into how much a parrot or bury will cost as you suggested

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CLC Audio 20 NTG2.5 tends to go for anything between 100 - 200 on ebay. MERCEDES CLC (W203) AUDIO 20 CD CHANGER BLUETOOTH (NEW) | eBay UK

Plus you will need Comand Online Ltd :: Mercedes SatNav/COMAND :: COMAND Retrofit parts :: A/B/CLC/ML/GL/R COMAND NTG2.5 (Hard Disk) retrofit kit - cars without phone.

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Old 17-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for that, so im looking at around 230.... how much would some1 want to fit this though please?

also what audio is the standard one i have in my w203? so i can get a rough price of what it is worth....

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Alfie / Richard can install it for you, they are based in Surrey, email comand online for a price.

I assume you just have a cd/radio so you will have the older audio 20.
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Alfie / Richard can install it for you, they are based in Surrey, email comand online for a price.

I assume you just have a cd/radio so you will have the older audio 20.
thanks mate ..... sorry, what do you mean by email command?

i am currenty bidding on the link you sent for the bluetooth audio 20
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He means look here:-
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Email them or use the contact form on their website to get a fitting price, you wont be able to PM yet.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:01 AM   #11
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thanks mate ..... sorry, what do you mean by email command?

i am currenty bidding on the link you sent for the bluetooth audio 20
lol, I'll dip out of this auction then to a fellow forumite . I've lost 4 of these by about 1.00 each time as I've not been in when the bidding ends. Good luck with your bidding, you're doing exactly what I want to do with mine. Same seller too... I have the Parrot MK9100, it works well enough but I'd like to go the route you're going for aestheitcs & steering wheel controls though.
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