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Pairing an iphone with the car!

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by robert_winter_1000, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. robert_winter_1000

    robert_winter_1000 Senior Member

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    Hello all,

    Few days ago I changed my ancient Nokia mobile phone with an iphone S6 . Any one can tell me how to pair this telephone with my car then I can phone hands free?

    Thanks & regards

    Robert
     
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    what system does it have to get Bluetooth telephone?

    as an older Merc, if it had BT working before but not now, it could be an obsolete BT adaptor in centre console or an aftermarket hidden extra

    Merc do two types

    SAP won't work with an Apple device (its an almost forgotten std that out of the box no modern phone supports)
    HFP (old model) some features work, many others don't they still look the same but inside later ones are updated (there is no firmware update for the old ones)

    If its never had a phone to your knowledge, look in the centre console to see if you can find a UHI socket.... which is the thing the devices above mount to. If it doesn't have that then there are other ways
     
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    It’s usually easy to follow the BT telephony pairing menu if indeed your car has it. If it has and it’s not seeing your iPhone you may find there are already too many phones stored in pairing mode in there and you’ll have to delete those first
     
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    Hello John and Botus,

    Today I tried to pair the iphone with the car. It reaches a point that I could see the name of my telephone on the screen of the car then it asks a code number. I entered 62872, 0000 and the code of the telephone but none of the 3 works. Do you know the correct code for this type of Mercedes MB E320 CDI (W211) 2005?

    Thanks & regards,

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    Not 100% on your Comand , on mine when pairing the phone will ask if the Comand screen displayed pairing code is correct
    Yours seems to be different , hopefully someone else will know
    On my SL I had some issues to begin, kept asking for the pairing code with no success until I deleted about 6 previous phone pairings!
    You could always try the usual suspect failing that 12345
     
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    Yep as JL says above I would guess 1234 or 0000 . Is it not anywhere in the cars manuals ?
     
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    Tried it again. Got a message on the iphone says: UHI-SN1295 is not supported!.
     
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    Have you got a connector plug (UHI) in the arm rest holder ?
     
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    Yes Wighty, I used it for my old Nokia.
     
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    I think the monster code u r using could well indicate you have an SAP device....
    as I said these ARE NOT compatible with APPLE, WINDOWS or out of the box with ANDRIOD phones

    show us a picture of the device in the centre console ?

    if it looks like this... later versions will work fully, early ones may not and or with partial features avaiable
    [​IMG]
     
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    There must be a straightforward bluetooth interface you can get (?) to make it work.

    A few years back I had a Parrot kit fitted into the steering wheel setup on my S203 and it worked fine for Nokia and Samsung. But I recently inherited an Apple iPhone 5 and it paired up in 20 seconds- works very well and I can call out 'Hey Siri, call XXX' and it just reads the contacts file and makes the call!

    - Best of luck - someone's bound to have the answer for you!
     
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    I think , I’m no expert , that You need to plug an adaptor into that for it to work ...ie the thing above or Viseeo adaptor ..


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    You need to remove that cradle and reveal the UHI connector - after which as GKinghorn mentions above you’ll need a Viseoo or MB Bluetooth device as pictured by Botus
    Comandonline will be able to sell you something if you can’t get it in Holland
     
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    try a secondhand viseeo MB-3 MB-4 or MB-4+ all compatible…. once plugged in you can see if the firmware is out of date, if it is the phonebook may be a bit odd and siri won't work.... so buy one with the cable set so you can update it at home


    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Viseeo-MB4-...469793?hash=item3d6cafdd21:g:LBcAAOSw4v1bSv7B

    MB-3 FIRMWARE RELEASE NOTES

    21 June 2011 MB-3 CPU Software V.27 released
    Fixes not sending phonebook to COMAND system when receiving more than 2000 entries from a single handset

    21 July 2011 MB-3 CPU software V.31 released
    Corrects the Windows Phone 7's compatibility issues

    6 January 2012 MB-3 Software V.032 released
    Correct iPhone's phonebook issue on MB-3!

    7 March 2012 MB-3 Major Update V.43 released
    After this update you will be able to enjoy three major extra features not found on previous MB-3:
    1. SIRI Activation from Mercedes console keypads
    2. Phonebook Type Selection function which allows you to choose which types of phonebook contacts to be uploaded into your Mercedes head unit.
    3. Bluetooth PIN Selection which is designed for changing pairing code to 0000 in order to pair successfully with Android Phone (including Samsung Galaxy phones W, R, S2, etc) with OS Version 2.3.4 or over.
    This Update also clears a few bugs and improves the overall usability. It is highly recommended that you update your MB-3 as soon as possible.

    27 September 2013 MB-3 Software V.048 released
    1. The paired devices are not cleared after mastered reset.
    2. There is no response when pressing previous track from the wired remote control.


    MB-4 FIRMWARE RELEASE NOTES

    17 February 2012 MB-4 CPU Software V.4.2 release
    Enjoy SIRI activation, Phonebook Type Selection for Sync, and Mercedes Keypad Control of MB-4's Functions...

    6 March 2012 MB-4 CPU Update V.4.5 released
    This version has improved SIRI usability and also corrected two minor issues. If you are a heavy user of SIRI we suggest you update to this version.

    7 May 2012 MB-4 CPU Update V.4.8 released
    This version of software adds Dutch and French menu on your MB-4. It also corrects phonebook auto sync issues occurred on D2B version of UHI (2004 Mercedes)

    13 June 2012 MB-4 CPU Update V.4.9 released
    This version of update improves the phonebook sync function that occasionally does not automatically start when switch between paired phones using the Quick Switch Button function.

    ?? 2013 MB-4 CPU Update V.5.1 Update released
    1. Improve the SIRI activation function when using iPhone's SIRI to call out from the phonebook.
    2. Improve the Caller-ID function

    18 June 2013 MB-4 CPU Update V.5.2 Update released
    1.Solve the issue that the paired devices are not cleared after mastered reset.
    IMPORTANT!!! Please update the software and master rest the unit.


    MB-4+ FIRMWARE RELEASE NOTES

    4 August 2014 MB4+ CPU Software Update V.101.9

    http://www.viseeo.com/ugC_Down.asp
     
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    Hello all,

    Many thanks for your replies. My car is already old and I will keep it only for few months till find a newer one. I am thinking or to buy a simple, not expensive hands free unit only for phoning and receiving phone calls or buy a good device and take to the new car when this car will be sold.

    Will be happy to know your opinions about it and where is the best place to buy such device(s).

    Kind regards,

    Robert
     
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    I'd buy the one I listed... and sell yours on ebay (yours will still work on many old nokia's and if its BT via the SAP profile, on android there's apps that can make then work https://play.google.com/store/search?q=bluetooth SAP&c=apps&authuser

    would only be 100 euros that way and you could either sell with the car and or ebay it again for the money u paid
     
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    Thanks to all of you gentlemen for your kind advices. I will keep you informed.
     

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