Try any of these. http://store.yahoo.com/logjam/auxmb.html They work
fine. I ordered teh Lexus version for my LS 400 and I am about to get
one for my wife's car.
On the other hand, if you were to change the stock radio to an Apline
would get you an auxilliary input for the iPod. You can actually control
the iPod with the radio.
Steven Hogue wrote:
I found the solution to the IPOD and Mercedes Question:
Kenwood Excelon + Denson ICE interface.
I just had my entire BOSE system RIPPED out! Put in this Killer
DVD/CD/IPOD/SIRIUS/GPS/NAVIGATION system for what it would have costed
me to buy just the Navigation add on for my existing System!
Check out the details and pictures of this baby at:
Keep in mind that Bose has nothing to do with the MCS head unit (which is
manufactured for MBZ by Alpine). The Bose portion of the ML's audio system
is the combination of the speakers (including a subwoofer under the driver's
seat) and the special Bose compensator that "tunes" the head unit's output
to match the speakers and the environment of the ML's cabin. Unless you
also ripped out the compensator and the speakers, you still have Bose sound
(which some people like, and some people like to hate). Keep in mind that
by removing the MCS, you have also disabled TeleAid (which may not be
important to you, but I thought I mention it) because the MCS is the
"master" in the D2B fiber optic ring.
As for the new system, it looks GREAT and is exactly what I am planning to
do in my ML. You mentioned that you paid $650 for the installation parts
and labor, but what sort of deal did you get on the head unit? The cheapest
I've seen is about $1K just for it, without the NAV and an amp.
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