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NEW E350 Owner with amateur questions

Just bought an 07 E350; brand new! First MBZ for myself; had MBZs in the family since forever, but my first one!

When I bought it, it took a little longer than anticipated and I didn't get a tour of the car's abilities/features.

It is has pkg I and sport pkg with the gray maple...very nice.

Quick 2 questions;

I know there are so many bluetooth answers on the forum, but not sure what applies, the window sticker was unclear in my eyes. - Do i only need to buy the adapter for B/T to work? Not sure where the plug is that is mentioned in the forum; and I read it may be a std feature on the 07s; it does have the speaker in the mirror, etc.

Smart key - Do i have smart keys? They are silver and don't have any teeth. If they are, how do i activate them? They aren't working very smartly!

Thanks anyone & everyone, wish me luck with my first MBZ!
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Audio & Telematics would give better info. Don't know if phone kit is standard in the US now but on a W211 you should find the cradle connector from the centre storage compartment, from the floor. It may have a plastic cover on it. A phone specific cradle or a BT adapter would plug into that connector if it is there.

There are no speakers in the mirror. Microphones preferably.

I don't know what you mean by smart key but to me it is a smart key if it supports the current MB drive authorisation which your car has. Perhaps you are expecting some key specific settings at the car, those were dropped some time ago. I guess you know if it is keyless-go or not if that is what you mean by smart key.

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You have the SmartKey. The key itself is the entire fob. There is a mechanical key that you can take out of the fob to unlock the doors manually and lock the glovebox (I think). This is normally used for valets where you take the mechanical key after locking the glovebox and stuff and taking the rest of the keys with you and leaving just the fob with the valet.

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I found the plug, thanks; now it's off to get a bluetooth adapter tomorrow...thanks!

Smart keys - it says you only need to be 3' from the car with your key in your pocket and it'll unlock automatically and can even start remotely; but that's not working for me...is there a switch i need to flip? or better said (mercedes); a feature I need to turn on (since EVERYTHING is electronic).

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...Smart keys - it says you only need to be 3' from the car with your key in your pocket and it'll unlock automatically and can even start remotely; but that's not working for me...is there a switch i need to flip? or better said (mercedes); a feature I need to turn on (since EVERYTHING is electronic). Thanks all!
You are describing the "Keyless Go" feature. I don't have that so cannot help, but I would drive back the your dealer and have someone help you become familiar with your car. I think that is part of your salesman's job.

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I found the plug, thanks; now it's off to get a bluetooth adapter tomorrow...thanks!

Smart keys - it says you only need to be 3' from the car with your key in your pocket and it'll unlock automatically and can even start remotely; but that's not working for me...is there a switch i need to flip? or better said (mercedes); a feature I need to turn on (since EVERYTHING is electronic).

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I thought it would not open "automatically" but only when touching the door handle. The idea is that the car can only be opened from the side where you are (or the trunk if you are at the rear).
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I thought it would not open "automatically" but only when touching the door handle.
From what I remember reading, Diesel Benz is correct. I believe the MB version of "remote start" is that with this feature you do not have to place the key into the ignition switch, and if so, there should be a button/switch that you need to press for the car to start. Of course, this assumes that you still have your key with you.

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No offense...

but have you considered spending some "quality time" with the owner's manual? I am pretty sure it covers the smart key and all of the car's other features.

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but have you considered spending some "quality time" with the owner's manual? I am pretty sure it covers the smart key and all of the car's other features.

Enjoy...

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I'm an impatient guy, the manual leaves alot behid in my eyes.

I didn't drive it today, just went out to the garage and gauked at it, it's a beautiful car. I think they hit the mark with these E series; 07-08s.

I am going back tomorrow to get the nickel tour of the car's abilities; just a little bummed it's so difficult to figger this thang out...
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