2000 W210 E320 Phone Disable question - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 06:32 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 2000 E320 4Matic Sedan
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
2000 W210 E320 Tele-Aid Disable question

Hi All:

(I actaully mean the "Tele-Aid" system. Sorry if I incorrectly described it as the phone).

Does anyone out there know how to either disable the now usless Tele-Aid system, or at least lower the speaker volume.

As it is no longer supported, due to the conversion to all digital cell service, it would be nice to eliminate the initialization noise on start up. Sounds like a dial tone for a second or two.

Thanks,
Ron Y

Last edited by Gasman59; 03-12-2008 at 04:17 PM. Reason: May have been incorrect in my description
Gasman59 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 08:36 AM
BenzWorld Senior Member
 
RichardM98's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Do you have a telephone 'base' in the front console storage bin (above the ashtray) and a handset? There were several different phones available.

If so you can get a pair of 'radio keys' and pull the radio. No need to disconnect it. Just slide it out far enough to get your hand in the opening and feel for a plastic latch in the center at the top of the telephone compartment. Release it and slide the telephone module out of the dash. Disconnect the cable and that should do it.

There is a storage bin replacement part called a 'cubby' which replaces the phone and gives you some storage instead of a 'hole' in the dash but they can be a little hard to find.
RichardM98 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 04:08 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 2000 E320 4Matic Sedan
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks, but no. The phone is missing but it was listed on the build sheet.
I am the third owner.
There seems to be a connector for it in the center storage area (top armrest compartment). I believe the start-up initialization noise is from the Tele-Aid (ONSTAR) system, of which I am trying to lover the volume.
If you press the info or SOS button you get a VERY loud "Unable To Place The Call" message that repeats for about two minutes.
That is the volume I would like to reduce.
Thanks again,
Ron Y
Gasman59 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 04:33 PM
BenzWorld Senior Member
 
RichardM98's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Sorry I wasn't of much help. There are certain parameters that can be adjusted using the STAR computer at a dealership. You might call and ask if that can be adjusted by them. Good luck.
RichardM98 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 05:01 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Musikmann's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 104,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 17,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
I don't hear any initialization noise at start up. I have never paid for TeleAid but the last time I pressed the SOS button (last year sometime) a woman answered the call. I'll have to try that again to see what happens.

Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Musikmann is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 07:10 PM
BenzWorld Extremist
 
Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 2001-W210-CAPRI METALIC BLUE-/ 2002-W210 E300D
Location: Los Angeles, Ca, Aberdeen Scotland, Lawrence Ks.
Posts: 836
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool Oh Ya

Open the trunk, pull the left side linner out, hidden way up in the top left hand corner is the ctel box.
careful which wires you disconnect.
B

The finest example of automobile engineering in the world
Floats like a CADI
Stings like a BMR
Stingy as a Prius
and.... all Mercedes Benz.
MRBSMITH is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 07:59 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 92 500SEL to 01 E320T current 2014 lexus LS460
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I believe MB has a bulletin for the dealers on how to disble Tel-Aid. If you pull the fuse, you will get an "error" code in your instrument panel. I would immagine removing the connector would do the same. I have Tel Aid but never resubscribed, and pushed the info button once by mistake, it is almost impossible to cancell the call unless you turn off the car as I remember. I dont get the beep, but did not install the telephone since it was not T-Mobile, and gave the handset away.
Peter Guenther is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 04:27 PM
BenzWorld Extremist
 
jimmypop's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 86 560sec-168K -Ext. Light Ivory/Int. Black/01 E320 4Matic Wagon Brl Silver/Black/ Mad '95 Q45
Location: NY
Posts: 852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pulled out phone stuff from center and disp reads 1 malfunction

so disconnected phone stuff from center consul and now display reads SOS TELE aid see service dept(or something like that)
and saya 1 malfunction

any ideas ???

1986-560sec 168k-rebuilt heads,new timing chain, tensioner,valve job,new Brembo rotors/ pagid pads,ss cat back w/gutted cats,billstein hd's w/h&r's,new paint, new alt, new belts,new battery,3 piece zender spoiler,nippon rebuilt compressor,high torque starter, lorinser 17X8.5 wheels w/ F235/R245/45/17 sumitomo HTR. Euro Headlights, clear corners, 1991 Black Interior, Alpine Head w/Ipod Cable.infiniti reference speakers,infiniti basslink 200w sub
jimmypop is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 05:18 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
TNTRower's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: '98 E320 Wagon (non 4matic)
Location: Atlanta, GA & Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Posts: 6,663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to TNTRower
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardM98 View Post
There is a storage bin replacement part called a 'cubby' which replaces the phone and gives you some storage instead of a 'hole' in the dash but they can be a little hard to find.
I have been looking for one of these cubbys for quite some time. Does anyone have any leads as to where to find them?

Drew

Who's John Galt.

"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" - Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 2

If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel. --Benjamin Netayahu
TNTRower is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 07:43 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
nox327's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 2000 C280 Sport
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got the same problem on my 2000 C280. I just called my local MB dealer (Barrier in Bellevue) and they told me that it is the teleaid that is producing the loud noise. They can remove the analog teleaid system, but it would run my anywhere from $280 to $420. He also said that Mercedes is advising people not to remove the analog system as it could harm other components in the car (e.g. your radio)

I am definitely not spending $300 on getting that thing removed. If there is anybody that has stopped the teleaid noise, please help us out here.

Thank guys
nox327 is offline  
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W210 E-Class

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Bluetooth Phone on a 2000 E320 (Fiber) harb W210 E-Class 5 09-21-2007 02:49 PM
C class AMG wheels on 2000 E320 w210 madmaxny The Discount Tire Direct Tire, Wheel, Brake & Suspension 4 10-04-2006 03:27 PM
W210 E320 Model 2000 Drain plug in the converter.?? EyeTech W210 E-Class 2 06-15-2006 11:53 PM
Phone upgrade for 2000 E320 Webnick W210 E-Class 9 05-04-2006 07:55 AM
2000 e320 phone connection jigaro Audio & Telematics Forum 4 12-04-2005 03:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome