Just wanted to follow up on a message I read here once about playing
an iPod (or any MP3 player) through the Mercedes radio.
The commercially available FM transmitters that transmit the iPod
audio to the radio have poor quality.
The cassette adapters that have a cassette with a wire that you plug
into the player are difficult to use because the cassette door shuts
on the Mercedes radio so the wire cant connect to the iPod. If you
play with the cassette door open, the MB stereo beeps every few
Using a radio removal tool I bought on eBay for $7
I pulled the radio out and removed the top of the unit. It just pulls
up (no screws) to reveal the inside of the stereo. I inserted the
cassette adapter and routed the wire out the back of the unit, then
down behind the console and pulled it through the ash tray. I
reinserted the radio no problem. The iPod fits neatly in the ash tray
compartment and the fidelity is awesome.
This was literally a 15 minute job and I've never removed the radio
before. The only challenge was finding the release to remove the
"tool" that pulled out the radio.
This is a handy thing to have. I also connected it to my handheld
police scanner, nice to monitor around town.