You mean to say the type with aerial and amplifier in place. Usually that
type of install requires a controller interface and cradle. What did your
dealer say about the cars configuration.
Usually they can figure it out just from the chassis number.
For full integration, you would have to buy the phone through your dealer.
Although it is a generic Motorola StarTac or V-series phone, it has to have
the MB firmware in it before it will communicate with the vehicle, and that
will cost you an extra $1,600. There are some people I know of that have
installed their own hands-free kit and tapped into the built-in mic and
speaker of the Teleaid system and the radio's mute line. I also understand
that a new "universal" connection is going to be made available that will
allow retro-fitting of certain non-MB cell phones to the system, but I have
not actually seen this yet.
Like I mentioned, if you want the official MB integrated version, you'll
need to go to your dealer. If you aren't concerned about OEM integration
with the radio and/or Teleaid system, then you can install any aftermarket
model that's compatible with your phone. I have a Kyocera phone and the
handsfree kit is a "portable" unit that simply plugs into the 12V port in
the car. For some phone models, you can get a fully installed kit that has
a "dock" for the phone and the speaker and mic are somewhat more hidden.
Some of these also offer external antenna connections as well. If you want
to go the non-MB route, I'd check first with your cell phone manufacturer.
Also, you might look into www.cellport.com. If you have a supported phone,
they are supposed to be the top-of-the-line in aftermarket handsfree kits.
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