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My wife's 2005 W211 has Harman/Kardon audio and a Command head unit. While it works fine, the navigation is archaic by 2019 standards and without Bluetooth, it's due an update. This thread regarding a fiber optic interface and Android head unit is very helpfu:
. . . because it guides me to products that work with her W211 - specifically, the fiber optic interface and an Android head unit.

Head unit - https://avinusa.com/7-multimedia-navigation-system-w-dvd-player-for-mercedes-benz-e-class-cls-w211-w219.html
Fiber optic interface - https://avinusa.com/most-fiber-optic-amp-interface-for-mercedes-benz-e-class-cls-slk-s-cl.html

Thing is, I also have a W463 (2004 G-wagon), and while it looks like the same Android head unit will fit because the dash opening is the same size and shape as in her W211, I don't believe it has fiber optics. Also, its Command is MIA and it has an aftermarket head unit already installed. Moreover, while the channel selector and volume controls on the steering wheel work, the two telephone buttons don't. I'm interested in two of these 7: Android head units, one for her car and another for me, but . . .

What do I need to buy in order to retain the steering wheel controls for my truck, and most especially the telephone buttons? This is the existing radio.
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Many thanks in advance!
 

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I believe your year G-class has the D2B fiber ring, where the W211 has the MOST fiber ring. Therefore, they are incompatible with each other.
 
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