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2001 E320 with Timeport phone installed by the dealer. Will it work if the timeport phone and the cradle is replaced by a MB V710 and cradle?

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If you can give up the phone book and steering wheel buttons, try a 3rd party Bluetooth handsfree kits. It is much cheaper and frees you from the phone compatibility issues. There are a number of models from Nokia, Motorola, Sony/Ericsson and Parrot. Everybody in the family can use what ever they want, as long as the phone support BT.
 

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I think Argos is your best bet. I'm thinking about it for my '00 C280.

http://www.aardvarkmm.com/Mercedes%20compatibility%20and%20features.htm
 

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MikBox, with a V710 cradle, if you don't want Bluetooth. MB Bluetooth mod through AWS if you do.
 

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CalifSLK - 4/7/2006 2:31 AM

If you can give up the phone book and steering wheel buttons, try a 3rd party Bluetooth handsfree kits.
Thanks for all the valuable inputs.

CalifSLK:

You seem to imply that installing a third party BT kit will lose the steering wheel button controls, e.g., off-hook button to answer the call. If this is the case, then giving up steering wheel buttons seems to be a big sacrifice. How does the user answer the call then? What other steering wheel functions will be lost?

in2dwww:

Argos has the benefit of BT wireless interface. It will also work with any BT phones as CalifSLK said. The only thing I'm worried about are quality issue and loss of steering wheel controls as indicated by CalifSLK.

Skylaw:

What does it involve if taking "MB Bluetooth mod through AWS" approach?

Thanks for all the good inputs.
 

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cerritos - 4/7/2006 9:34 PM

CalifSLK - 4/7/2006 2:31 AM

If you can give up the phone book and steering wheel buttons, try a 3rd party Bluetooth handsfree kits.
CalifSLK:

You seem to imply that installing a third party BT kit will lose the steering wheel button controls, e.g., off-hook button to answer the call. If this is the case, then giving up steering wheel buttons seems to be a big sacrifice. How does the user answer the call then? What other steering wheel functions will be lost?
These kits give you a button assembly and you use it to to answer, hangup, increase and decrease volume. When I need to dial, I just pull out the phone.

You wouldn't lose what you have, but the wheel buttons doesn't control the phone. The only connection in my implementation to the car electronics is the MUTE line other than the normal power and GND lines.
 

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CalifSLK,

Thanks. That seems to be a nice implementation you have.
 

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If you go the bluetooth route, all you have to do is set your V710 to autoanswer in the car setting.
 
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