MB could well be screwing us, but perhaps not. The other cars mentioned sell in larger volumes so unit costs go down. Let's hope that is at least part of why MB charges so much... (I'm the optimist )
^Volume sales or not, try justifying the difference in cost between the Premium Package in the G35 Sedan and the single Bluetooth option in the SLK:
Premium Package for G35 Sedan - $2,500
Bluetooth setup for SLK - $2,504 + tax
- - Power sliding tinted glass sunroof with one-touch open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade
- - Infiniti Studio on Wheels™ by Bose® premium audio system with 24-bit Burr-Brown DAC, single-feed 6-disc CD autochanger with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS), and ten speakers, including 3-way component front door speakers with 10-inch subwoofers and a parcel shelf-mounted subwoofer
- - Heated front seats
- - 2-way power driver’s seat lumbar support
- - Memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
- - Driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirror position synchronization
- - One-touch auto-up/down rear windows with safety auto-reverse feature
- - Power tilt and telescoping steering column synchronizes gauge cluster with column for improved vision
- - Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver and compass
- - Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
- - Heated outside mirrors
:tu:First step to reduce cost, factory installation when the car is built. Cut out the middle man (dealer).Mercedes Benz could well be screwing us, but perhaps not. The other cars mentioned sell in larger volumes so unit costs go down. Let's hope that is at least part of why MB charges so much... (I'm the optimist )
From what I've heard on this forum, it is possible to have that type of hookup if you have the IPOD integration kit and bluetooth. Both will probably not work at the same time because if the phone rings, the music will mute or pause. I'm unsure of cost though. Also, the phone book download works as well. hope this helps.i was wondering is it possible to use IPHONE to play music and use phone function at the same time while it's charging with audio A20?
if so... how much are we talking here....
FABULOUS!!!! GREAT TO HEAR!!!!Ive got the Mercedes Benz Bluetooth UHI and its works fine and the sound is very clear no problems so far.
... And that's why they're German (NO Offense!)Last time i checked UHI was Universal Handy Interface but i'm going to remember Unbelievable Hottie Inside for next time.
:tu:Good job, $900 is a fair price for a fully integrated factory style system.... I have my Mercedes Benz dealer installing BT (BlueTooth) and I blew my top when he tried to charge me $2000. I walked toward the door and started to make a scene Frikin Fracka @$*%$ Mercedes can KISS MY Frickin Fracka!
Eventually, we settled on $900 for the Entire Thing - Out-the-door, installed tested and working!-editor
MB nomenclature is misleading in this regard. The prewiring means just that. You'd still need the core kit and completer kit as stated in my previous post on page 2. If you don't see the receptacle to which the Bluetooth puck connects to in the center console area (as shown on pix in page 1 of this thread , post #9) then you need the 2 kits (dealer installed option).Please help, i still don't get it about the Phone System Prewiring. As i told from MBenz dealer over the phone, they said, all I need is a Bluetooth interface module for my car, since my car has a phone system prewiring. Therefore, I ordered a part# B6 787 5878 for my car, bad news came,, I just found out last night, my car needed a cradle(MHI Connector) in order to connect the bluetooth. What do i need to get this bluetooth working??
MB nomenclature is misleading in this regard. The prewiring means just that. You'd still need the core kit and completer kit as stated in my previous post on page 2. If you don't see the receptacle to which the Bluetooth puck connects to in the center console area (as shown on pix in page 1 of this thread , post #9) then you need the 2 kits (dealer installed option).
I know UK-C200 and Adam and others can do it. If you're good at DIY it's do-able. I had mine done by the dealer, see post #21 of this thread, page 2, for breakdown of parts and labor cost.I found something like this, check the page 10-12, do you think I can able to do this myself? Maybe I juse need to order the core kit and completer kit from the dealer, did you get yours done? Any idea how much and parts#?
Hey Zich - successful in the install of the completer kit on a pre-wired car? Yes, but not on a >MY2008 car - I've only done the older dual chamber style center consoles, not that I think it would be impossible by any stretch.Anyone successful in the installation?