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Factory Phone Install - 2003 S430

With the help of BW members and others, I recently installed the factory phone and voice control system to my 2003 S430.

It's working great and provides some really nice features through the COMAND system for my iPhone.

Here is a link to the Telematics forum where I posted the documentation. Feel free to ask any questions if you have them.

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Nice write-up and photos. Thanks for making the effort for your brothers and sisters on Benzworld! I added the phone system with voice command to my 2006 S500 in March without a hitch, thanks to the Audio and Telematics forum. Oddly, though, I did not have to version code through DAS. All components worked fully as if it were a plug and play installation.

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Thank you!

The reason I had to version code was due to the instrument panel display not showing the presences of a phone. Everything worked as it should, but since the car was not built with the phone the version coding to allow the instrument panel display to show phone functions wasn't enabled.

I have a DAS/Xentry system, so it was a fairly simple and straightforward process using the Mercedes bulletin for configuring the phone. The instrument panel and central gateway both had to be updated to enable the phone to show in the instrument panel display.

I haven't really used the phone much yet, as I'm still getting familiar with what it does and doesn't do with my iPhone. I just discovered that the phone book displays in the instrument panel display today, quite by accident! I am enjoying the voice control. A bit of a novelty, but fun to use and keeps my eyes on the road.

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Were the right-angle fiber optics already in the trunk or did they come with the install kit?
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See the Phone Bulletin for your car; the link is located in the pdf file in the first post at https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w220...2003-s430.html. It shows the components, and makes it clear which are already in the car, and which are additional "kit" components.
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Hi Skylaw, I have a quick question. Can I just install the compensator and PSE without install the Voice Command?
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Were the right angle fiber optic plug are pre-wired? or I need to buy one? Cause I dont want to retrofit the voice command. It looks a bit complex, But I want to do the phone
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Edward Chung, it depends on what car you are installing the equipment in. Both questions are answered if you will just pay attention to the How-To Guide for Bluetooth, etc. in the stickies.

While you posted in a thread related to an '03 W220, the only car you show as owning is a '93 W140. If that is not the case, please update your profile via the USER CP in the gray band at the top of the page.

First, the 1993 W140 is not covered by the How-To Guide for Bluetooth sticky at all. The years covered are listed in the first paragraph of the first post. I have no knowledge of being able to place a linear compensator and a PSE from entirely different models (all of which use fiber optic audio systems, something I'm not sure a '93 does) into that car and make it work.

In North America, the cars that can accept the hands-free systems are usually pre-wired and would have the proper connectors (the only exception was the '06 W220, for which pre-wiring was an option, whereas it was standard on all other model years from '00 on). I would refer you to the phone bulletin for your car for the wiring and fiber optic connectors; but be aware, there isn't one for the '93. The phone bulletins are accessible in the attachments in the How-To Guide for Cell Phones in the stickies - the blue backgrounded area toward the top of the first forum page.

For the '00 through '04, a voice control unit was not required. For the MHI phone systems, '05 and later, it was.

If you aren't installing the equipment in a '93, then tell us what you're installing it in! Perhaps then we can give you a better answer. If you're installing in an '03 W220, this answer should give you what you need.
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Thanks for your information Skylaw, so I just installed the compensator, PSE and waiting for the V60 puck. I got Autosense PSE installed (Part No. Q6820754) but I didn't install the voice command cause I can not find the D2B Fiber Optic cable on eBay and I found out that there are so much works to deal with the fiber optic cable, can not really understand what should I do exactly even though after read the instruction. (Just plug the right angle D2B connector to voice command and the other side of the right angle plug just connect to the PSE?) So it is ok that I just leave the D2B fiber optic slot empty on my PSE if I don't install the voice command? Thanks

What I have done are compensator installed, PSE plugged with pre-wired 25 pins D connector and waiting for the parts of V60 puck to fit into the armrest.
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If your head unit has not been version coded for a phone in the past, it will have to be. This is discussed in the very first post in the How-To Guide, https://www.benzworld.org/forums/aud...ades-plug.html

The only installation instructions I have access to are the Phone Bulletins, once again covered in the How-To Guide. I believe the system installation as you have described it should work IF the version coding has been done.
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