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Gateway 500

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I am looking into adding the Dension Gateway 500. This venture brings up a few questions that I, hopefully, can have some light shed upon.
1. Is this install straight foreward (for the most part).
2. What questions to ask when making the purchase
3. I dont see a phone backplate in the console so I would assume that I dont have that feature installed; will the optional Dension BTA 1500 for the Gateway 500 accomplish the same thing?
BTW Residence is USA.
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Zitsky is correct. I have provided pretty extensive help on the audio forum for the GW 500, but I would not call its installation particularly easy. If you know your way around car audio systems, it won't be too bad. However, folks have been having problems using the BTA 1500 with COMAND units; it seems to work with some AudioXX units. You might be better off installing MB phone equipment (see and read especially the MHI section; follow links). and will get you started.

You could investigate combo phone/iPod units from mObridge and InCarTronics - but you will lose use of your CD changer with those units. The GW 500 lets you keep your CDC.
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