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Hi,

I am new to this forum and tried to seach around but could not find a defintative answer on this :)

I am looking to replace my cell phone with T-Mobile. Noticed on Ebay someone selling a V600 Mercedes brand phone. So I thought I would check and see how hard or easy it would be to integrate to the car.

I am not sure how to tell if I am pre-wired or have the command center. I do have a wire in the my arm rest for the emergency phone but it is not activated. In fact, I have one warning on my center text console. Any help, guideance or websites would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.
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US spec car = pre-wired. Euro spec (or other parts of the world) are usually not pre-wired.

The V600 GSM phone (not MB branded) may not integrate in your car... I know that MB withdrew the UHI V600 cradle before it even was released. There is the original MB branded Motorola V600 cradle (also GSM) that works with the MHI phone kit.

Here is a link with more phone kit info:
http://www.mbenznl.com/products/phones/

greetingz,

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pretty much the only phone option you have for that car is a v60 from at&t or verizon. the wiring connections for the new phone cradles are different.
if your going to add a new phone system you need a pse, booster comp, linear comp, cradle and voice control unit if you want voice control.
hope this helps.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Wanted a phone with B/T so I guess I will hold off now with intergrating :(

Thanks again!
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go to WWW.MIKBOX.COM

I installed it in less than 30 mins.

I have the Moto-V710 ... fully integrated with the dash, command/nav, voice recognition, steering wheel controls ... and best of all ... you don't need to purchase the MB version of the V710.

And better than that ... you can upgrade to the latest motorola phones when they come out in the future (w/BT) as fast as Mik updates his software ... which is pretty damn fast!
 

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Whytry is correct - although not Bluetooth, the MikBox is inexpensive (less than $300, minus the phone) and it's a simple installation. You can see my writeup of the installation in an S500 at http://www.benzworld.org/publications/pub.asp?id=317 The writeup has links to the phone bulletins on Paul Dick's website that should give installation hints more specific to your car.

The MikBox is much less expensive than the Bluetooth options below, and allows use of Motorola phones with a cradle. It is not yet available in a Bluetooth model. As you can tell from the link above, I have one, and have found it very reliable.

If you want Bluetooth, you might investigate a UHI or MHI installation. Search the forum for UHI, author Scorchie; also UHI and MBenzNL.

Another product that is due for release this summer is the Argos Bluetooth integration for Mercedes. I don't know of anyone yet who has one installed in a Mercedes (since it hasn't been released). It's around $850, without installation.

Thanks to tcflya for pointing out the following posts and information for Argos and Parrot devices:

http://www.connects2usa.com/argos.html
http://www.eiskits.com/argoslaunch4.html
https://www.connects2usa.com/proddetail.php?prod=MercedesBluetooth&PHPSESSID=355ae9f364a6f1addd336374367da5f4

The Argos Mercedes Bluetooth product is planned to be compatible with the following Mercedes Benz vehicles:
S Class: 2000-2003
SL Class: 1999-2004 E Class: 199-2002
C Class: 1999-2004
CL Class: 2000-2003
CLK Class: 2000-2004
M Class: mid 1999 – current production
SLK Class: start of production - current production

Another BT option is the Parrot add-on devices (which don't seem well-integrated) are available at http://www.driveblue.com/(2p05zb45necpje45gdg0oy55)/roof_propal/index.htm
 
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