I have a 2004 R171 with COMAND. My phone can see my car by BT and vice versa, BUT, that is as far as it goes It cannot pair with it or do anything remotely useful. I fail to see the point of BT on early R171s??????
Hi Gene, you're missing my point - slightly. I have telephone pre-wiring on mine. I plug a specific phone into a specific adaptor in the centre console and it does exactfully what you say.The original system was designed to only work with a few phones, and they would plug into a specific cradle that plugged into the puck in the center console. This way the car took control of the phone, charged it up, and allowed it to use the car's antenna and additional signal/broadcasting power. Great for 2004, but as you can guess there was a limited market for cradles, and everyone wanted to choose their phone based on features and not what car they drove.
Thanks for the clarification. Do you know what year has full functionality?I went through this with my 05 last night also. It -HAS- bluetooth connectivity inbuilt to the point that it will detect and pair with a device. However, it appears to have zero functionality beyond pairing.... unless you have the optional extra bluetooth puck or aftermarket equivalent.
And by zero functionality, I mean ZERO. It cannot access the phone, make a call, nothing.