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I'm thinking of buying a 2007 ML350. I asked the seller about the phone hook up and he said I would need to take it to a MB dealer to have my phone hook up/programmed because a special code is required.

It's already navigation enabled. However, are there any parts/accessories that I should ensure comes with the vehicle and/or ask the seller about in order to have the phone hooked up? For example, I read somewhere that there's an accessory that comes in the hand rest compartment for this.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Many thanks. I understand that the prewiring can be costly to retrofit, so I'm hoping it's already in place.

Rather than depending on the word of the seller, how can I verify for myself if pre-wiring is already in place? Do I have to take the vehicle to the dealer or audio shop?

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Hey Pharaoh Zone, you can't just throw that statement out and not give me some concrete reasons!!! Haven't closed the deal as yet, so please share your experience.

@1997E300D, you have been very helpful. Thank you. So, I did call a local MB dealer with the VIN. Unfortunately, it isn't pre-wired for phone hook-up, and the Service Advisor told me that MB wouldn't be able to do a retrofit. However, I got a good recommendation for a audio shop to integrate a bluetooth system.

For other Canadians out there, who maybe considering this, I called the shop and the cost is CA$399 all in if the radio is not fibre-optic controlled and CA$899 if it is. The audio shop thinks the radio isn't fibre optic controlled as they recently completed a similar installation on a ML350 (I didn't get the year though).

Glad I found this forum!!! Thanks again.
 

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Hey Pharaoh Zone, you can't just throw that statement out and not give me some concrete reasons!!! Haven't closed the deal as yet, so please share your experience.

@1997E300D, you have been very helpful. Thank you. So, I did call a local MB dealer with the VIN. Unfortunately, it isn't pre-wired for phone hook-up, and the Service Advisor told me that MB wouldn't be able to do a retrofit. However, I got a good recommendation for a audio shop to integrate a bluetooth system.

For other Canadians out there, who maybe considering this, I called the shop and the cost is CA$399 all in if the radio is not fibre-optic controlled and CA$899 if it is. The audio shop thinks the radio isn't fibre optic controlled as they recently completed a similar installation on a ML350 (I didn't get the year though).

Glad I found this forum!!! Thanks again.
I have a 2007 ml 350 that I got in July of 06 one of the first 07 and it was prewired all I added was the puck in the center console
 

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Hey Pharaoh Zone, you can't just throw that statement out and not give me some concrete reasons!!! Haven't closed the deal as yet, so please share your experience.
3 major things to watch for in a 2007,
1. Valve body conductor plate
2. Front differential
3. Balance shaft (early models)

If you don't have a record of these things already fixed on the car then either be prepared to fix them or look for a reputable aftermarket warranty.

For other Canadians out there, who maybe considering this, I called the shop and the cost is CA$399 all in if the radio is not fibre-optic controlled and CA$899 if it is. The audio shop thinks the radio isn't fibre optic controlled as they recently completed a similar installation on a ML350 (I didn't get the year though).


Glad I found this forum!!! Thanks again.
If you have Harman Kardon sound then you have fiber-optic connector to the amp and that has nothing to do with the phone I believe...
 
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