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Bluetooth MMI Adapter

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I have recently just purchased one of these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JMANY...986871_TE_item
Its a " Mercedes Multi Media Interface MMI to Bluetooth Music Audio Streaming adaptor "

I basically wanted to get my phone music streaming to the car. I have a 2009 SLK

I thought it would just work after some usual bluetooth pairing etc but it seems to need something doing to comand to get it to work. The description on Amazon says'

Mercedes Multi Media Interface MMI to Bluetooth Music Audio Streaming adaptor This cable will work on Mercedes cars which have a Media Interface factory fitted to the car on Mercedes A,B,C, CLS , E, GLK , SL , SLK Class from 2009 on (please note not the Year of Reg The Year that your model was released) The MMI MI interface can be found in either the glove box or arm rest How it works is simple plug the Lead into MMI socket, search on your phone for bluetooth device select the product it will pair up no need for a pass code. On the stereo it you will need to select media then External Media. Sometimes you will need to refer to the user manual to turn external media on then you simple select the song , apps etc on you phone an it will play you audio through the stereo on any bluetooth product, work the same way as bluetooth headphone work. Please note that no art work or text or control from the stereo to the phone works it will only play audio. To Get these function to work this way you need to upgrade the stereo to high model which is about 1600 this is a solution for under 20 that will work on any phone we have tested as of June 2016 if newer phones come out note we won't have tested them but we don't for see any issues


ive been searching online to find out how to turn on external media but have so far been unsuccessful.
Does anyone know how to enable external media?
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did you get your free datacard?

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not an expert, do you have this option in your datcard

518 UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE (UCI)

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Hopefully attached is pic of my head unit. Thanks for helping
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I think i do have it all connected correctly. MMI end is plugged in in glove box. Blue light is on on the bluetooth dongle end. Phone connected to the bluetooth device successfully without needing a pass code as per description. In audio menu i have selected media interface but cant find external media. not in the car now but i remember music register (or something similar) being an option and along with the 6 discs and memory card. Tracks play on my phone and no sound comes out the phone as though it is coming out of another source.
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I think i do have it all connected correctly. MMI end is plugged in in glove box. Blue light is on on the bluetooth dongle end. Phone connected to the bluetooth device successfully without needing a pass code as per description. In audio menu i have selected media interface but cant find external media. not in the car now but i remember music register (or something similar) being an option and along with the 6 discs and memory card. Tracks play on my phone and no sound comes out the phone as though it is coming out of another source.
I have just been to the garage to look at my setup and in the Audio menu you need to scroll down to Media Interface and press OK. Make sure that on your phone that in the Bluetooth settings it actually says that the phone is connected to the dongle you have purchased. According to the instuctions you copied in post 1 you will not see any reference to the music being played ( tracks, artist etc.)in graphical terms on the screen of your head unit. However, you should be able to hear it through the Comand NTG2.5 which is the system you have in the car. For info I purchased a Tune2Air to play music from my smartphone over Bluetooth which is great and it works on the same principal. Hope this helps. Thanks Martin
PS: see picture of audio menu that I took just now.


PPS: Another thought also make sure you turn up the volume on the Smartphone as well as the volume on the head unit.
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I just get no device connected message. It's definitely connected physically in the glove box and by Bluetooth on the phone. Volume definitely turned up. Seems I need to enable external media somehow in comand according to the supplier on Amazon?
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