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Cool iPod interface with Audio 20

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I'm a new Mercedes Benz SLK 280 owner. Bought my 2006 SLK last week and the dealer fitted an iPod interface to the Audio 20 system which uses the 0 FM station (doesn't have an AUX button). The first time I plugged my pod in, the song/album details appeared on the stereo and dash but I wasn't able to use the steering wheel controls or stereo to move between songs, it simply changed the radio station. Thought I was being a plum so didn't investigate further at the time. Now when I plug my pod in, the display simply shows ATTACHED and doesn't display the song/album details. Having listened to the sound quality with the engine off it's pretty awful and I also noticed today that when the pod is plugged in, I get interference on some FM stations.
Can someone tell me if the interface has been incorrectly installed or is this to be expected because I don't have a COMAND system? Anyone advise how I can improve things without spending a fortune?
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Welcome from London! *If* it was an MB dealer that fitted your FM to iPod interface, it was not an MB product. See if you can find out exactly what they did install....

I ask because I'm not aware of *any* FM transmitter product that will a] allow you to control the iPod or b] successfully implement RDS text to send title info the the HU. I'd really be interested in products that could do either....

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Anyone advise how I can improve things without spending a fortune?
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Am sorry to say the best solution I can think of is drive with one earphone in, directly from the ipod!

Anything else that's cheap is not going to make it decent!
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