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W221 audio

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by JRH, Oct 7, 2018.

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    34A44CD9-BA32-492C-8C47-7759B28F918B.jpeg hi guys, looking to play my iPhone through the head unit. This is the only aux connection I have, can I buy a cable for this or..
     
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    That is the aux in for the video feed. Theoretically you can pipe audio only through it, and select aux on TV.

    Alternatively, you can fit a 3.5mm aux jack in the glovebox with a cable from MB, though it needs to be plugged into the back of the comand unit.
     
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    where's that photo taken from ? I don't have it.... on the TV tuner I have 2 x those as outputs (for the optional rear screens) no inputs
     
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    In the glove box.
     
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    no, mines a 2007 one... I have the early Merc iPod 30 pin connection, Merc Digital TV, Merc DAB and Viseeo for Bluetooth Phone above the std toys for that era
     
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    Not without a 3rd party device doing bluetooth to Aux like a parot or IOplay
     
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    BT Music?

    yes if you plug a viseeo / bovee tune2air device plugged into the 30 pin socket I have
     
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    I don’t have the 30 pin
     
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    no exceedingly rare optional extra, quality wise its perfect... u can even get it to do .wav (same as a cd), operationally its a basket case but it does come up on the speedo display and the steering buttons navigate round the device (the comand screen and knob have no functionality)

    the facelift cars with NTG3.5 do BT, aux and media inputs correctly
     
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    So back to the original question. Is my only option the aux cable round the back of the command?
     
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    you can easily get 3.5mm male speaker jack to red white male phono (RCA) plugs (white / black is left, red is right, with the centre pin being +, outer is - )… yellow is the worst form of life for a video signal (should have been obsolete 15 years ago)
     
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    Thanks. Not seen one of those cables before, just ordered one.
     
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    The cable arrived today and was exactly what I needed, thanks!
     

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