W203 Comand Bluetooth - can anyone help, please?

Chris Preston

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Apr 7, 2009
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Hi all.

This is my first post, so I hope you'll bear with me!

I've just bought an 05/05 C350(W203) estate that has the Comand system, phone wiring and Bluetooth pre-installed. I have a Bluetooth phone (02 XDA Orbit, 2 years old) and thought I would be able to connect the two. If I try to pair them, they recognise each other and go through the whole process and are connected until I press 'finish' (the pairing process) on the phone. The Comand display then goes to 'not connected'.

I have also tried the process with my daughter's phone with the same result.

The car has a cradle inside the centre console but the connection is nothing like any phone I've ever seen. I've seen a Bluetooth HFP cradle on fleabay that fits into the car cradle. Do I have to buy one of these?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.



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Dec 21, 2006
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Welcome to the forum :)

Are you trying to connect directly to the COMAND? The bluetooth in COMAND is only for headset profile and is pretty useless!

Yes you need a bluetooth puck to fit in the cradle. You then connect to that. Pairing must be instigated from COMAND not the phone.

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