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I have an 08 s550 and I have the ipod kit/ video dvd also. however, im trying to connect my iphone through the RCAs in my glove compartment but when i do, i dont know hear or see any video on the screen from the my iphone. in other words, I guess Im using it wrong ot dont know how to use it, plz help me?

here is the pic of the RCA inputs

 

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Do you have a proper cable for your iPhone, you know Apple wants to have full control over their customers. Did you try your iPhone with the same cable at home with your TV for reference? If it works, you must have selected a wrong Video source from your car menus.
 

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Thanks for the reply...however, I tried the cable on my TV and it worked fine...Hence, I read in the manual of the car that if I want audio aux( Audio-->Audio Aux---> Aux(not sound))
my car only allows me to choose the sound which is for the ipod, im trying to switch it to aux but i cant, Does any body know why even though i already have the input in the glove compartment for it?

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Thanks for the reply...however, I tried the cable on my TV and it worked fine...Hence, I read in the manual of the car that if I want audio aux( Audio-->Audio Aux---> Aux(not sound))
my car only allows me to choose the sound which is for the ipod, im trying to switch it to aux but i cant, Does any body know why even though i already have the input in the glove compartment for it?

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Did you try Video?

I missed the point that you already have the iPod interface in your car, the AUX audio input must be disabled because the wiring is swapped towards the iPod interface. If you do not need the iPod interface, you can swap the wiring back and disable the iPod kit. But if you already have an iPhone, why not play music via the iPod interface?
 

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Thanks Diesel Benz, I just came from the dealer and they explained everything to me and it is like you said. i cannot have both at the same time. even though, i have the RCAs, it is not intended for an iphone, it is for a ps3 or laptop connection etc....

and the only reason i was looking for an aux input was because my iphone was not charging but now i bought the proper piece connection for it from Mercedes dealer.

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Hey hSo0on,

I'm having the same issue with my 08 S550. What wire did you buy from the dealer? How do swap the wiring like Diesel Benz suggested?
 

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Hey hSo0on,

I'm having the same issue with my 08 S550. What wire did you buy from the dealer? How do swap the wiring like Diesel Benz suggested?
What phone do you have? Simply ask the dealer for the media cable appropriate for your model iPhone (or search eBay for alternatives) and disconnect the old cable.

Here's an example: Mercedes Benz iPhone 5 5S 6 6 Adapter Cable | eBay

As noted above, the RCA inputs aren't meant for handheld devices like cell phones, and you can't have both inputs active at the same time.
 

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Apparently, I don't have the removable iPod/iphone connector to be able to place the connections you recommended. I was left to go with the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m) from apple to connect to my permanent 30 pin connector. I'm still waiting for it to arrive.
 

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I received the lightning to 30-pin adapter from Apple. I connected it to the permanent 30 pin and it worked well. Unfortunately, it does not charge the iPhone 6 plus, but it streams music from any music app pretty well.
 
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