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2005 SL55 and Denison..

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by jjcodex, Sep 12, 2017.

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    jjcodex Senior Member

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    Hi guys

    Does anybody have any experience of the latesylt iteration of the denison gateway that provides bluetooth interface etc to the above?

    I am keen to connect my phone for music!

    Also - is it a diy job? I am pretty good with little projects but would baulk at it if too complicated

    Thanks in advance!

    James
     
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    You can connect your phone with the jack plug in the glovebox ?? Obviously depends on the phone having a headphone socket and the correct, but probably easily obtained cable
     
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    Hi Carnut

    Alas this was removed in the mid2004 mini facelift when the radio system converted over to NTG1 (most based). As such - no aux in the glovebox.

    Ironic that the earlier car is easier to make forward compatible !

    J
     
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    Interesting- the one I was looking at was the 'Denison 500s bt'- any reason not to go for that one? They do a multi buy with the dab unit which is attractive....

    J
     
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    maybe they are stupid, email and ask. the way I read their own website was if you want to add DAB you need the GW51MO2 and the DAB U units, maybe they're are confused?

    on the unit you mention the deal is on the cheap single MOST unit, dual MOST allows you to keep more toys but a bit costs more,

    or lose a cd multi changer and use

    http://www.fiscon-mobile.com/products/pro_mercedes.php

    for the sake of 1 or 2 hundred quid long term you'll regret penny pinching
     
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    Hmmm hadn't noticed that it was a single rather than dual on the bundle - completely agree - wouldn't take that route.

    Interestingly when I search by car both units appear to be compatible (ie the basic 500 and the 's bt' version.

    As you suggest - perhaps am email to them.

    I will check out the disco but am reluctant to lose the change if avoidable.

    Thanks for the input though - much appreciated
     
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    they answered my email and return queries promptly when I emailed a few years back, but didn't explain why they didn't support w221 at the time.

    most will know these days, on the 221 merc went down a path no one else chose, then bottled it and gave up. So the 2006 to 2009 S class' are not compatible with ANY aftermarket toys at all....
     
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    Blimey that's annoying!!!

    Interestingly they do have some funny habits in others too. My other car is an early w212 with Comand and I had to resort to the hidden menu to enable the Bluetooth audio (which works basically fine!) Begs the question as to why they didn't simply enable it themselves!

    James
     

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