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2003 G500 Can't find aux hookup for my IPOD
Does anyone have any suggestions for how I might integrate my IPOD because the aux hookup does not seem to be in the glovebox. Could it be somewhere else? Any alternative suggestions would also be appreciated. I am very lonely w/o it! Thanks!​
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goodbrucker - 2/26/2005 1:01 PM

2003 G500 Can't find aux hookup for my IPOD
Does anyone have any suggestions for how I might integrate my IPOD because the aux hookup does not seem to be in the glovebox. Could it be somewhere else? Any alternative suggestions would also be appreciated. I am very lonely w/o it! Thanks!​
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There is not one on your truck.

If you want to email me off the forum, I have the instructions for installing the auxilliary cable and input for a 2002 G500. Not sure if it's the same for a 2003 or not; but it might provide some insight.
 

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If you live in Chicago I'll do it for a case of premium beer.[8D]
 

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Hi, I have a 2002 G500 w/o the HK sound system and am about to install the AUX input however have a few questions. I searched the forum/web and have detailed instructions on removing the comand unit and doing the install however I am foggy on the cable. All of the instructions say to buy the mercedes aux input cable however that cable seems to need to be jerry rigged to work on the C2 connector, since the cable is rather short and I plan on installing in my arm rest can I just buy a headphone to RCA cable from radiorack and wire that in? Also what are the "pins" i need, my assumption is that the C2 connector has unfilled holes for the 4 connections required and I need compatable pins to crimp the wires too and mount in the C2 connector.
One last question, once I remove the Comand unit should I avoid turning on the car at all costs to prevent a fault? if thats the case I want to make sure I have everything I need before getting started.
The other option is the buy the mercedes aux part and then buy an extension cable to meet my length requirement.
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Your assumption is correct. You need to buy the pins, because there is nothing in the connector in those places. I think Dutch's document has the part numbers for those pins. You could then solder on any old Radio Shack cable that suits your needs. The Merc one is pricey, and is only long enough to go to the glove box.
You can drive around with the Comand out. Nothing will be hurt by that. You might get some alarms in the instrument cluster, but you can ignore them.
 

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2003 G500 Can't find aux hookup for my IPOD
Does anyone have any suggestions for how I might integrate my IPOD because the aux hookup does not seem to be in the glovebox. Could it be somewhere else? Any alternative suggestions would also be appreciated. I am very lonely w/o it! Thanks!​
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You also have another option beside case of premium beer or RadioShack

Buy Mercedes G-Class iPod plug and play connection kit with 9 pages installation manual and iPod cable.
Mercedes G500 Auxiliary Input Harness.
 

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My hunch is that kit is a glorified fancy mic jack. You can see the one cable is a rca/rca cable. The one with the pins sticking out on one end and the 'bulb' on the other end I believe is also rca on on the bulb side. I bought this bulb part and some pins from MB (and didn't get any documentation or that extra rca cable) but didn't get it installed as just pulling off the front faux wood panel seemed to be a bit more force required than I was comfortable applying.

I am going to see if they can install it for me when I take it in for my B servicing next month.

If you do manage to try this and get it to work, take pictures along the way and post your results ;)
 

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You can see the one cable is a rca/rca cable. The one with the pins sticking out on one end and the 'bulb' on the other end I believe is also rca on on the bulb side.

I bought this bulb part and some pins from MB (and didn't get any documentation or that extra rca cable) but didn't get it installed as just pulling off the front faux wood panel seemed to be a bit more force required than I was comfortable applying.
Those are not RCA plugs. They are 3.5mm TRS connectors. Not the same thing.

The wood front panel is held in by four spring clips. The best way to remove it to first remove the cigarette lighter tray below, and then pull firmly on the bottom of the wood panel. It will not break, it is very solid. The spring clips will probably slide off, and they will fall down behind. Difficult to find them then.

To charge the ipod, you can just add a separate docking cable. Some of those also have a 3.5mm jack on the other end to bring out analog audio, so you could tidy the audio cable away and just have the docking cable attached to the ipod (as opposed to having an extra cable plugged into the headphone jack, which looks clunky).

This is probably the best way to hook up an ipod to an older Comand. There are some third-party adapters out there that let you control the ipod, and I have owned some of them. They aren't that great really. Cheaper and easier to just use the ipod controls.
 

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The best solution I have found so far was the Parrot MKi9200 car kit.
It has fully integrated bluetooth function (car kit, downloads all your contacts in the module+ Music Playback over Bluetooth-A2DP), plus it comes with three wires(USB, Ipod/Iphone Connector, Mini Jack) and also has an SD Card Reader.

It is the best module i ever had for bluetooth and music. It costed me around 230 euros installed.

Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kits - Parrot USA

Cheers,
T.
 

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Hmmm, don't know what a TRS connector is - I know I don't have it though and so maybe I would be screwed had I tried anyway. I was going off info I found here at benzworld that we needed 1 aux input harness and 4 terminals (plugs). I had hoped if I got the module cracked and access I could figure it out but as mentioned, was a bit timid when it came to yanking on the 'wood' cover.

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Talked to MB Canada today. Told them I have a A 203 540 61 07 auxilliary input harness and 4 A 008 545 55 26 terminal (little tiny bits). They looked up those and didn't think they were the right numbers - he thought it was a C class cable which may work but may not - and I don't have a 'trs' cable that looks just like an rca extender cable to me to get from the glove box to someones lap. As you can imagine, MB where I talked to them had never done this in a G which explains why its so hard to get a straight answer about how exactly to do it and who made it work.
 

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The cable is a for a C Class (dealer told me the same thing like it wasn't for a G). Nonetheless, it's hooks up fine and works great. Search the forums for the exact install instruction (there's some how-to videos out there too in terms of removing the COMAND unit). Taking the whole unit out is pretty easy. Install shouldn't take more than an hour...just be careful with all the parts/screws.

Hmmm, don't know what a TRS connector is - I know I don't have it though and so maybe I would be screwed had I tried anyway. I was going off info I found here at benzworld that we needed 1 aux input harness and 4 terminals (plugs). I had hoped if I got the module cracked and access I could figure it out but as mentioned, was a bit timid when it came to yanking on the 'wood' cover.

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Talked to MB Canada today. Told them I have a A 203 540 61 07 auxilliary input harness and 4 A 008 545 55 26 terminal (little tiny bits). They looked up those and didn't think they were the right numbers - he thought it was a C class cable which may work but may not - and I don't have a 'trs' cable that looks just like an rca extender cable to me to get from the glove box to someones lap. As you can imagine, MB where I talked to them had never done this in a G which explains why its so hard to get a straight answer about how exactly to do it and who made it work.
 

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