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Bluetooth for iPhone with command head unit

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by GOONERJOHN, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. GOONERJOHN

    GOONERJOHN Member

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    Apart from the expensive Viseeo cradle adapters are there any other options.
    I’ve seen adapters that plug into head unit are these any good?
     
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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    The Viseeeooooo are excellent, I have two.
     
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    for phone calls?

    Mercedes ones are about (cost more although lots on ebay...but a bewildering number of part numbers....)
    later ones £250 new or 150 to 200 quid secondhand, early ones that will likely get calls but the phone books, texts and such may be odd / missing for around 80 to 120

    I use the viseeo one, it works perfectly (these are firmware upgradable but getting the files is hard work)
    also got their tune to air product that does BT music via an old Mercedes ipod integration kit...

    the world of Bluetooth went through a rationalisation process during 2012 and most manu had patches / fixes / firmware updates in pace by the end of 2012... so you want devices / firmware that was after this



    MB-3

    21 Jun 2011 MB-3 CPU Software Ver.027 released
    Fixes not sending phonebook to COMAND system when receiving more than 2000 entries from a single handset

    21 Jul 2011 MB-3 CPU Software Ver.031 released
    Corrects the Windows Phone 7's compatibility issues

    6 Jan 2012 MB-3 CPU Software Ver.032 released
    Correct iPhone's phonebook issue on MB-3

    7 Mar 2012 MB-3 CPU Software Ver.043 released - Major Updates! - After updates you will be able to enjoy three major extra features not found previously:
    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.

    27 September 2013 MB-3 CPU Software Ver.048 released
    1. The paired devices were not cleared after master reset.
    2. There was no response when pressing previous track from the wired remote control.

    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....


    MB-4


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

    6 Mar 2012 MB-4 CPU Ver.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 Ver.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 Jun 2012 MB-4 CPU Update Ver.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.

    xx xxx 201x MB-4 CPU Update Ver.5.1 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 Sep 2013 MB-4 CPU Update Ver.5.2 released - IMPORTANT!!! Please update the software and master rest the unit.
    1.Solve the issue that the paired devices are not cleared after mastered reset.



    MB-4+

    4 August 2014 MB-4+ CPU Update Ver.101.9 released
     
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    What car and what command unit
     
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    you need to check if it has a UHI socket....

    the options we've been talking about go in a proprietary UHI (universal handy interface) socket.... I suspect yours is earlier and there's a different module pre UHI - with a curly wire that pretends to be a nokia

    UHI ...left side at the front is a hidden dimple you depress on the handset / cradle that allows it to side back and off
    [​IMG]

    I suspect you need this one (*but at a sensible price) It may need the cable to connect to the car ????

    there's a 3000 and a 3000+

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes...533989?hash=item4b80fbd165:g:vO0AAOSw~8xfVTzj
     
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  7. Chrishazle

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    If the OP has the UHI connector, I have an iPhone 4/4S cradle (A212 820 17 51)he can have for the P&P - charges the phone as well as linking to the car aerial!
     
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    This is my current install
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    Its the viseoo then.

    They work very well.
     
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    on the bottom right of the picture you posted (top left when sitting in the car), is the 3mm black release button / pin / dimple.... thingy to release the cradle from the car (opposite the silver antenna connection)

    push it down 4mm with a biro at the same time wiggle the cradle, it should go towards the rear wheels 1/2" then lift clear (they can be little bugger to release)
     
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    And when it's released and lifted clear you should be looking at the UHI connector in Post#6 above.

    I'd also suggest a call to comand.co.uk @Alfie with your VIN and the phone you want to link, as there are different Viseoo's - they'll look up the build sheet for your car and advise which will be best for you.
     
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    Indeed your are correct, I will call Comand as you suggested, many thanks to everyone who contributed in this thread.
     

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    in the CL pal ? what model number ??
     
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    Yes in my 2004 W209 Clk 270 CDI
    I want to be able to use my iPhone 6s with Bluetooth.
     
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    Hang on a tickypoo - OP's car has ComandAPS with nav, doesn't that have built in bluetooth? It does on both my cars, NTG2.5 in the SLK and NTG4 in the S204. Comand automatically connects to the phone as soon as I get into the car now that I have paired the phone to each car, also worked when we both had iPhones (mine was a 4, wife had a 4 then a 5, we both now have Samsung Galaxy A10's).
     
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    Contacted Comand.co.uk.
    They advised me that the Viseeo MB-2 is the only model that will work properly with my car.
    I’ve seen these going for £130-160 on EBay.
     

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