My 2002 CLK430

...came without the built-in phone but all the buttons are there on the steering wheel and radio face.
I'm wondering how big a deal it would be to install a Blue Tooth system
utilizing the radio speakers and all the above presupplied hardware that would work like the COMAND system in my '08 C300.
Anybody been through this yet?
When I bought the car I was told the stuff was all there and it ought to be simple and cheap whenever I wanted to do it. Now, when I got my car serviced at the dealer a couple of months ago the service writer told me it'd be $3,500.00. That doesn't sound right.
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The fiberoptic wires to hook up devices are there... in another word... prewired. However, you need to buy the PSE, amplifier and another box... I forgot the name. All can be bought on ebay... you have to find the right PSE that is compatible with the bluetooth unit.
It can be done for less than $700 if you buy and install everything you need yourself. It is not hard to do... just need a bit of understanding on how the system is hooked up.
I have done this already for 01 E320... however, I did not go up to bluetooth... which cost $400... so I didn't want to go ahead with that.
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Thanks for the reply Tiger. You sort of back up my opinion that the guy is planning to hit a home run on me.
Unfortunately I'm not able to do it myself though so I'd have to find someone who could do it for me.
I don't want to look too clueless but I don't make my living as an auto mechanic. What's a PSE?
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http://home.earthlink.net/~phdwebsite/phone_bulletins.htm
Download your document and read up on it... it is not that hard.
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Wow! Thanks Tiger!
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Just finished washing and polishing my '81 380 SL. Realized that REAL chrome and REAL steel and REAL Paint make a damn fine looking car. A joy to do. Hate doing my '03 Volvo because it is half plastic. Can I add, tritely, they just don't make them like they used to.
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Paddy's Pig wrote:

This is not a solution to your particular problem but I have a '95 W202 C180. My mobile has Bluetooth and I was looking for a B-T car radio. All I found at the time was a shitty looking, silver faced B-T Wharfdale. Installed it myself in 10 minutes, paired it with the mobile and it has worked like a charm for over 2 years. The radio & mobile automatically pair up when the ignition is switched on. Install & forget. Need to re-pair if battery is disconnected. If someone phones me the music/radio is automatically turned down and the ring tone is transferred to the speakers ..... press a button on the radio and I can have a clear, handsfree conversation. Auto disconnect & music back up when the other party hangs up.
Sony now make a good looking B-T radio which would look at home in a merc dash ...albeit twice the price. Anybody need a kidney ?? Bernard.
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