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Audio 10 CD ERROR

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by GlosRichCLK, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. GlosRichCLK

    GlosRichCLK Senior Member

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    Hi and merry Xmas,

    Just bought a used audio 10 CD unit to replace the audio 10 cassette unit in my w208 CLK.
    Fitted it fine, it takes the code, radio works, but when I load a CD it whirrs for a few secs then spits it out and say ERROR on the screen.
    Happens with original CDs and copy ones, have tried 10 originals.
    Any ideas before I go back to the supplier?
    Thanks
     
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    If the CDs work ok with another player it's the head unit I'm afraid.
     
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    GlosRichCLK

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    Ok cheers, will wait and see what the supplier says.

    If I decide to go for an aftermarket stereo, does anyone know the adapter cable I need, and I've read about needing a live feed?

    If I do that I don't mind loosing the steering wheel buttons.
     
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    I think they use standard ISO connections so no adapter needed. If going third party can recommend the Kenwood BT710DAB - got one in my 129 and also in the 210. Bluetooth (phone and audio), CD, USB, DAB, FM, and steering wheel integration with some cars via an adapter box (not included). Hugely adjustable for sound quality/tone etc as well and once set up sounds great. You'll need an aerial for DAB but I've found the adhesive windscreen one from Autoleads works pretty well.
     
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    Thanks for the tip about the Kenwood. I've had some of their stuff in the past.

    There are 3 connectors plus the aerial. 2 look like ISO connectors but the 3rd is a longer thinner one, is that the canbus one that supplies power?
     
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    The third one is canbus for the steering controls. It only has a twisted pair of wires if it's the same as the 210.

    Power is provided ( +12v permanent and +12v switched) via the standard ISO connections. You can just leave the third connector disconnected.
     
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    Excellent thanks for the info, good to know I don't need an adapter.

    I can live without the steering wheel controls, expect an adapter cable for them would be fairly pricey.
     
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    Ended up getting a Sony CD with Bluetooth aux and usb.
    Fitted it this afternoon, was surprised there is a plastic frame for the Mercedes stereo, so the cage for the Sony only just slid in with on space at the top to bend a couple of tangs over to hold it. Also no space at the back for the rubber bung.
    I had to move the pin on the Sony adapter so the switchable live was in the same place as on the car.
    Plugged in got a whirr, but it wouldn't turn on.
    The Sony adapter cable has the usual connections you can adjust for the switchable and permanent live cables.
    I tried it switchable and permanent live connected and just got a whirr.
    Then I tried it with the Sony permanent and switchable live both connected to the permanent live pin from the car. This made it work.
    So in summary, do these cars not have a switchable live, as it didn't seem to work on my car.
     
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    Interesting you had issues with the live feeds. The 210 has both (though I did need to reverse them).
     
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    Doesn't look like it's been messed with in the past, and the standard audio 10 unit worked fine.
    But I tried it permanent and switchable, then reversed them, neither worked, then it worked with them combined.
     

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