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#1 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 05:50 AM
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IPOD Integration Kit - '05 CLK55

FINALLY!!

I had my dealer install the MB IPOD INTEGRATION kit and the unit is fantastic. The sound quaility is as good as it can possibly get and the ability to view the songs, playlists, artists etc. is very worth the hefty $700 (kit and installation).

The kit was made available last week ...

If you have any questions about the kit feel free to email and I'll be happy to respond!

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RE: IPOD Integration Kit - '05 CLK55

Awesome! Do you have any pictures?

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FINALLY!!

I had my dealer install the MB IPOD INTEGRATION kit and the unit is fantastic. The sound quaility is as good as it can possibly get and the ability to view the songs, playlists, artists etc. is very worth the hefty $700 (kit and installation).

The kit was made available last week ...

If you have any questions about the kit feel free to email and I'll be happy to respond!

Cheers!
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Is there a cradle for the ipod? Is the ipod located in the glove box?
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There is NO cradle - it's a simple cable that looks like the connection cable that came with your IPOD. If you look closely in your glove copartment, there's a 1/8" input available for AUX inputs. This kit uses that available slot for the wire. All the hardware is concealed somewhere behind the glove compartment.

I don't have pictures yet, but I can certainly upload some soon. The installation is very clean and all you see is a IPOD cable coming out of right side of the glove compartment. For the money spent, I would wish they provided a secure cradle rather than just the wired connector.

For you techies out there, the installation kit look like a plug n' play unit.


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RE: IPOD Integration Kit - '05 CLK55

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There is NO cradle - it's a simple cable that looks like the connection cable that came with your IPOD. If you look closely in your glove copartment, there's a 1/8" input available for AUX inputs. This kit uses that available slot for the wire. All the hardware is concealed somewhere behind the glove compartment.

I don't have pictures yet, but I can certainly upload some soon. The installation is very clean and all you see is a IPOD cable coming out of right side of the glove compartment. For the money spent, I would wish they provided a secure cradle rather than just the wired connector.

For you techies out there, the installation kit look like a plug n' play unit.
The placement of the cable is totally optional. There is no need to position the iPOD in the glovebox so long as the cables have enough reach.

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Do you have NAV, and if so, do song titles only appear on the dash at the speedometer or also on COMAND?
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Information from the IPOD only appears on the dashboard, not on my navigation. Come to think of it, why doesn't it appear on the Nav? You would think it would/could/should.

Does anyone know why?

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Information from the IPOD only appears on the dashboard, not on my navigation. Come to think of it, why doesn't it appear on the Nav? You would think it would/could/should.

Does anyone know why?
The car has different networks (bus systems) to hook up everything. The audio, phone and entertainment system is DB2 or MOST for the newer cars. The instrument panel and steering wheel controls are CANBUS, if I remember correctly. From what I have gathered, the OEM iPod solution connects to the CANBUS, which means it can only speak to the instrument cluster.

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RE: IPOD Integration Kit - '05 CLK55

Does anyone know for sure if this kit will come out for a 2005 c230. I don't have a nav, but do have a 6 disc changer. I called Knauz (chicago area dealership) and they claim they have not heard anything yet. Does anyone have any ideas.
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Does it work in a 2005 G 500????

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