What ipod kit to go in a W211 03 Avtgd

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Ive gone off the idea of getting a cd changer in the dash and im thinking of going down the ipod in the car route.

I have no ideas on what one would be best either wired or fm transmiter

Has anyone on here got any ideas.

Thinking of spending about £100 max

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Only way for a ipod kit is the mb one, shows all tracks etc on the dash display and full control on the steering wheel buttons!!

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I have had 2 FM transmiter types in the past and in my experiance they are crap. Wired properly is the only way to go.
 
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Thanks all for info so far

Ill look up the merc 1 for prices (AM thinking it will cost too much with fitting)

Ive seen parrot are doing quite a few models now

Anyone know if they would work with my Aps 50 system

Many thanks for your help
 
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Just looked and the merc ipod kit doesnt work with the aps50

any more ideas

Please
 
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DICE FM IPOD Kit

Have a look at this

http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=52150

Used it for a week or more now and no issues.

Used it to Ipswich and back on shuffle with a new IPOD Touch for hours of uninterrupted fav music this week

For the budget you mention , this is , in my mind, the best bet

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Wired will be more than £100, but superb when fitted (I would have no other).

FM transmitters are terrible in town but much cheaper.

Like many things in life - you get what you pay for.
 
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"Wired will be more than £100, but superb when fitted (I would have no other)."

Disagree & agree

The DICE KIT is under £80 and do-able DIY if you can get the dash etc apart
As it was in for a service I had the garage do it - nudging it just above £100 in total

Agree wired - transmitters are pants

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Only way for a ipod kit is the mb one, shows all tracks etc on the dash display and full control on the steering wheel buttons!!

Pig to install but wouldnt use anything other!!

Hi there,

have you used the Parrot system yet. Mki9200 i think. I have an Audio 20 with no AUX.
 
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Hi i havent used the parrot system.

Ive seen it and shall have a look into it.

Thanks for the other replies,
 
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I used to use a Harmon Karmon gizmo in my Volvo - sounds similar installation procedure. The problem for me was I thought that the controller and separate screen would look unsightly in the W209 cabin so went down the replacement audio route (one unit for radio, CD, Ipod & bluetooth). Audio 10 in a 209 is a no go for Ipod!

I've got the Harmon Kardon here - was about to Ebay it.
 


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