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Installation of Aux. Input for 2005 W203

Supplies needed:
Part # A 210 440 50 05 64
Allen wrench (unsure of size used)
Small flat head screwdriver
Razor knife

Installation Time:
30 minutes

Difficulty:
Easy

This is a great alternative to the IPOD Integration kit available from Mercedes for $300+. Although this does not allow you to control your Ipod with the steering wheel controls, it does give you more options! The Aux. Input will allow you to connect any audio device with a 2.5 mm jack, so if you use another brand of MP3 player, you’re all set. This as also MUCH cheaper than the integration kit, I picked this part of from Mercedes-Benz of Orlando for $47 + tax. The dealer told me that this part will also work with several other models.

This is in NO WAY instructions from Mercedes Benz, The steps listed here are what worked for me, if you decide to try it, and mess something up, it’s not my fault!

All Steps are done on the passenger side of the car.

Step 1:
Remove the side trim from glove box. This trim snaps off.


Step 2:
Remove lower door trim, this trim snaps off, once the front 3 snaps have been removed, it is not necessary to remove any more. You don’t need to completely remove the trim!


Step 3:
Using the small flat head screwdriver, remove the bolt covering from the side trim. Then remove the bolt using the Allen wrench.


After removing the bolt, the trim is healed by snaps, it was a little tough to get off.


Step 4:
Once all the trim has been removed, you will see a track that contains all of the wires, this track snaps together at the top; simply unsnap it to expose all of the wires.


Step 5:
Near the front of the track (towards the front of the car) you will see the white harness plug. Just plug in your new part!


Step 6:
Once this is done redirect your attention to the side of the glove box, you will see a small round black plug that needs to be removed. Using your razor knife carefully cut it out of place. This is where you will position the jack for you new part.


Step 7:
Once you have plugged the jack into the hole, simply hide the rest of the wire in the track near the floor. Reassemble (in the reverse order that you unassembled) and you’re done!



Hold down the CDC button to activate Aux. input.


Hope this is helpful!!

Ray
 

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Great work, and thanks for taking the time to post pictures. I'm still debating whether to install the iPod integration or just the AUX cable, but if I do the latter, your post will be very handy!
 

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So there is no need to get to the back of the radio head unit? I bought that cable a year ago or so - but never used it because I thought I would have to tear out the center console...
this looks pretty easy if that white input plug is there...
makes you wonder why they won't just put that cable in at the factory...a Cobalt has is...so does a Millan...
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Yeah, It was pretty easy, no need to pull the stereo out. The plug was already on mine, all I had to do was plug it in!
 

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Does anyone know if this will work for a 2003 C230 sedan? I don't have a CDC button on my radio, so I'm not sure how I would access the AUX input.
 

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Does anyone know the part number for 2007s, I read somewhere the above cable will not work.
 

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Some cars come with the aux port in the glove box the only down side really is you can't control the ipodusing the steering wheel controls.
The aux port and ipod install I think is for 06 and newer but might be for o5's aswell.
 

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All seems very complex to me why not just use an FM sender unit
Just plug it into the cigar lighter socket, plug the other cable into the earphone socket on any audio device. Then tune in to an unused radio channel & Voila.
No messing about with wiring. Will cost you about £ 5 on Ebay
 

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I used an FM modulator to start with, but the sound quality was pretty bad. I installed another one of these for someone else and it only took 15 min the 2nd time around. plus it sounds great.
 

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I used an FM modulator to start with, but the sound quality was pretty bad. I installed another one of these for someone else and it only took 15 min the 2nd time around. plus it sounds great.
Must be the unit you used mine sounds fine (and it was only a cheepie)

I think the secret in setting these up is getting the ideal output level using the volume control on the MP3 (or whatever device you are using) It takes a bit of experimentation to get the optimum level. Too low & you get the hiss from the radio, Too high & you get distortion. C'st la vie
 

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Ive got a UK W203 C180 (Year:2004) FaceLift, Ive read alot about the Command System and being able to view DVDs and Using the AUX Input and am confussed with all of the posts.

Can someone tell me if I am able to use DVDs in my Command System (it currently will not allow me to in the DVD slot which the Nav Disc is currently in).

Thanks a million.

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i placed an order for the above part to from mb uk
and was advised m/b Part # A 210 440 50 05 64
is incorrect, and they suggested Part # A 210 440 50 05!any help
 

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Indiaaa

Hey Painkiller,
Did your '05 230 come with the female input in the glovebox, or was that also part of your install, part of the kit? You did not specify that in your instructions. I'm not sure if my C230, (same year but very early model) will have that white plug in within that side panel. It's seems that I remember reading something about the earlier '05 models not having ipod inputs. Although when I pressed the CDC buttom and held it in I did see,"AUX INPUT ACTIVE" on the screen. I ordered my car in June of '04 and it came in to Phoenix 07, Sept. '04. Thanks, Indiaaa.
 
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