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Hi All
Hope someone can help me out.
I got a Bluetooth module for my newly acquired 2007 slk200. Fitted it I. The armrest and it seems to have paired with the comand unit. My iPhone shows up on the screen but that’s as far as I can get.
Manual says it should give me a 16 digit code to type in but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I’m wondering if I’m missing something.
Thanks
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@Kenny-M I know this may sound like a silly question (and I know nothing) but I do see a 16 digit code. Is that not what you're looking for? Or...
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Through that myself but instructions say it will ask you to input the code but nothing happens. Don’t know if I’m missing something.
 

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A SAP cradle is a real pia to get to work. It accesses the SIM card in your phone and uses the info on that card to make and receive calls. Was already a hit and miss in the early days, that modile you have is probably from around 2004-2008. You have probably the latest iPhone so for the iPhone that cradle is as ancient as a black and white tube TV. If i were you I would stick with an HFP cradle like this
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These work usually pretty well. Found an old manual for the SAP cradle that describes 3 different procedures for authorising your phone. You should follow procedure C, don't know if you have the same manual. Can't be of more help,sorry.
 

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I see you were already given that advice. 😁 😉😇

 

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A SAP cradle is a real pia to get to work. It accesses the SIM card in your phone and uses the info on that card to make and receive calls. Was already a hit and miss in the early days, that modile you have is probably from around 2004-2008. You have probably the latest iPhone so for the iPhone that cradle is as ancient as a black and white tube TV. If i were you I would stick with an HFP cradle like this
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These work usually pretty well. Found an old manual for the SAP cradle that describes 3 different procedures for authorising your phone. You should follow procedure C, don't know if you have the same manual. Can't be of more help,sorry.
Thanks Sneaky Pete.
So basically ditch the module I’ve got and get the one in the picture you posted 😂
 

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just some older bt info

 

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Would this one work ok?
Mercedes-Benz B67875877 Bluetooth Adapter
Think it will. It has older firmware than B67870000 which has the latest fw,but I think it will work. These cradles are unfortunately not firmware upgradable so the newer your phone is the more chance it will have some minor quirks. But basic phone functions like making and receiving calls should work.

Other thing you could try is to insert a seperate SIM card in the SAP cradle and see if that works. No need for BT then,your cradle is then basically a phone and your Comand the keyboard with screen. Never tried it but I could imagine that works better than BT SAP.
 

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Think it will. It has older firmware than B67870000 which has the latest fw,but I think it will work. These cradles are unfortunately not firmware upgradable so the newer your phone is the more chance it will have some minor quirks. But basic phone functions like making and receiving calls should work.

Other thing you could try is to insert a seperate SIM card in the SAP cradle and see if that works. No need for BT then,your cradle is then basically a phone and your Comand the keyboard with screen. Never tried it but I could imagine that works better than BT SAP.
FWIW, I have the 5877 (older FW) and it works well, but 5 mins into every trip it switches off the radio for ca. 45 seconds, most once but sometimes twice in the same trip. It then switches back on with the same channel and volume that I had when I first started the car, or if I was listening to a CD returns to Track 1. My set up is 2005 SLK 350, iPhone 8 Plus.

I would also suggest getting the B67870000 if you can find one.
 

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A SAP cradle is a real pia to get to work. It accesses the SIM card in your phone and uses the info on that card to make and receive calls. Was already a hit and miss in the early days, that modile you have is probably from around 2004-2008. You have probably the latest iPhone so for the iPhone that cradle is as ancient as a black and white tube TV. If i were you I would stick with an HFP cradle like this
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These work usually pretty well. Found an old manual for the SAP cradle that describes 3 different procedures for authorising your phone. You should follow procedure C, don't know if you have the same manual. Can't be of more help,sorry.
Hi Pete
Quick question if you can help please?
I think I’m going to fit an android head unit. Do I need to get the extra fibre cable?
The build sheet says
527 COMAND DVD APS WITH NAVIGATION
Hope you can help.
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Do I need to get the extra fibre cable?
No,do you not really need it. But it depends on what you want.
Option 1 is move all necessary connections form the AGW to your new HU. Advantage is you keep everything simple and straight forward. Disadvantage is it is more work.
Option 2 is use the MOST fibre converter (guess that is what you mean?).Advantage is,easy job no need to move speaker connections etc. Disadvantage is 1 more extra aftermarket device on the MOST fiber ring,they don't always work flawless.
Personally I would go for option1 but that's up to you.
 

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FWIW, I have the 5877 (older FW) and it works well, but 5 mins into every trip it switches off the radio for ca. 45 seconds
That's weird. I have B67875877 in my 2006 SLK 350 and my 2007 C180. It works perfectly with iPhone 8 Plus, SE and 12 Pro Max. The radio is unaffected.
 
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