W211 Bluetooth audio set up for less!
What you need are the below items to start if you already have a multimedia ipod/aux cables installed.
1) 3.5mm 1/8 Headphone Mini Jack Ground Loop Isolator Noise Filter replace SNI1/3.5
Here's a link where I bought it for $7.98 only.
3 5mm 1 8 Headphone Mini Jack Ground Loop Isolator Noise Filter Replace SNI1 3 5 | eBay
2) Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver Adapter for iPod iPhone 30-Pin Dock Bose Speaker
Here's a link where I bought it for $10.99
Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver Adapter for iPod iPhone 30 Pin Dock Bose Speaker | eBay
3) 3.5 mm Aux cable.
4) Apple Ipod universal dock (picture link below)
All you need to do is hook up the Apple Ipod universal dock to the cars ipod dock connector, and install the Bluetooth to the Apple universal dock for continuous power. Connect your phone to the Bluetooth directly. Then install the 3.5 mm aux cable to the Apple ipod universal dock, and connect to the ground loop noise isolator, then connect to the cars aux input.
From your cars command center, go to Audio settings and search for the AUX on the drop down menu, and select.
You are now good to go, with less cash for having a Bluetooth audio streaming to your cars stereo.
Note: if you have the HK system, which should have a prologic set up, make sure you turn off the prologic to have better bass on your car, and set up the bass to highest level for better bass punch. Or not, depends on your listening pleasure. but if your a bass lover, then do so, and you also have to set up all your radio stations, dvd, aux, multimedia, etc, manually to have better bass set up. It's a pain to do all the manual set up for each, but its well worth it. Picture location/info below.
This can also work for anyone who have the Aux input jacks in your car, with no Bluetooth connectivity at all, and just get a Bluetooth being sold on GROUPON "A.M.P Bluetooth Receiver" currently on sale for $18.99 and buy the ground loop noise isolator shown above to filter the noise issues.
Hope this helps anyone out there. Good luck.
If you are going to use an iPod universal dock, make sure it's the one that has only the AUX and 30 Pin connector as shown, for I am not sure if the one with the S Video Out connection will work, for I have read on the another forum that there seem to be a voltage issue which is why it won't charge if it's not compatible. Otherwise, you may have to find a different set up like another rechargeable audio BT that also can charge while in use, and directly connected to the car AUX input jack.
(The iPod universal dock I used was the one for the iPod Video 5th Generation 30gb). I found one on EBAY, maybe worth a try to check out. Per Apple, the part number is MA125G/A. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1380
But, you can also try to get the ones that has the 30 pin connector that will work for iPhone 4, and models before 2009. Just do a little research on the web as well.