Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-07-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Nope.  It goes back to 2000, I believe.

Contact this guy via email and ask him:

cell...@live.com

His name is Keith Valentine, and he is the guru of MB factory cell phones and 
retrofits.  He lives in the next town over from B1 (Bill Wachsmuth) in the 
mountains east of LA.  He is very helpful and really knows the ins and outs of 
doing this, as well as having a boatload of the parts necessary.  He’s been a 
cell phone guy since the days of analog phones in the W140 chassis cars, so he 
knows MBs well.

While I was able to source most of the major components on eBay for a minimal 
amount of cash, there were a few items such as the voice control lever and most 
importantly the fiber cable necessary to connect everything that were NLA from 
MB and near impossible to find in the aftermarket or PP.

Keith took an inventory of what I had and filled in the gaps, boxed and packed 
it up and had it to me in a couple of days.  When I got it he insisted that I 
call him to review the documentation that he put in with the parts so I knew 
what I was doing.  I had already studied the MB bulletin for retrofitting he 
phone for my model year in great detail, but he certainly filled in some gaps I 
had as far as how things worked and where everything fit.

Depending on what PSE module you have, it’s possible that all you need is the 
Bluetooth “puck” and nothing more.  Keith can tell you for sure and even sell 
you a puck if you want one.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Dan

 On Jul 3, 2015, at 4:15 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 I will need to look into that.  I was under the impression that the older 
 w220 was not blessed with access to the puck, only the newer (2003-05) had 
 that ability
 
 clay
 


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Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-07-03 Thread clay via Mercedes
I will need to look into that.  I was under the impression that the older w220 
was not blessed with access to the puck, only the newer (2003-05) had that 
ability

clay

On Jul 3, 2015, at 2:47 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

 Sure it does, if it’s a W220 with the factory Motorola V60.  You have to add 
 the Bluetooth “puck” to replace the phone, around $250 or thereabouts.  Do 
 that and it works with a lot of modern phones.
 
 Mine works with my iPhone quite well, even integrating its phone book into 
 the COMAND and instrument panel display.
 
 Dan
 
 
 On Jul 2, 2015, at 11:37 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 My car does not allow for new phones to connect to the in car system.  I 
 think the cutting edge for the W220 was a startak
 
 clay
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-07-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sure it does, if it’s a W220 with the factory Motorola V60.  You have to add 
the Bluetooth “puck” to replace the phone, around $250 or thereabouts.  Do that 
and it works with a lot of modern phones.

Mine works with my iPhone quite well, even integrating its phone book into the 
COMAND and instrument panel display.

Dan


 On Jul 2, 2015, at 11:37 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 My car does not allow for new phones to connect to the in car system.  I 
 think the cutting edge for the W220 was a startak
 
 clay
 


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Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-07-02 Thread clay via Mercedes
My car does not allow for new phones to connect to the in car system.  I think 
the cutting edge for the W220 was a startak

clay

On Jun 22, 2015, at 12:06 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote:

 Why do you want to retrofit a phone? Are you somehow going to wire up a 
 modern phone in it?
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Jun 22, 2015, at 12:53 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 If anyone is going to their local PP in the near future, would you be 
 wiling to look for a couple of cables I need to retrofit a phone to my S430?
 
 Pretty much any W220 from 2000-2006 and even other models of the same 
 vintage would have what I want if they were equipped with a factory phone 
 setup.  I’m looking for the cable that comes off the PSE as well as a fiber 
 cable that goes between the voice control module and the PSE.  These would 
 be mounted in the trunk on the driver’s side if a W220.  In the trunk as 
 well on other models, but I’m not exactly sure where.
 
 Pictures:
 
 PSE with cable: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7e6txlggwv4hef/PSE.JPG?dl=0
 
 Fiber cable: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3xh4t1n47d9rna/Fiber%20cable.jpg?dl=0
 
 There is one PP here in Tampa (LKQ) and they have one car that fits the 
 description.  It doesn’t have a factory phone.  Both of the cables are NLA.
 
 Thanks,
 
 Dan
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Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-06-22 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Why do you want to retrofit a phone? Are you somehow going to wire up a modern 
phone in it?

Sent from my iPhone

 On Jun 22, 2015, at 12:53 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 If anyone is going to their local PP in the near future, would you be wiling 
 to look for a couple of cables I need to retrofit a phone to my S430?
 
 Pretty much any W220 from 2000-2006 and even other models of the same vintage 
 would have what I want if they were equipped with a factory phone setup.  I’m 
 looking for the cable that comes off the PSE as well as a fiber cable that 
 goes between the voice control module and the PSE.  These would be mounted in 
 the trunk on the driver’s side if a W220.  In the trunk as well on other 
 models, but I’m not exactly sure where.
 
 Pictures:
 
 PSE with cable: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7e6txlggwv4hef/PSE.JPG?dl=0
 
 Fiber cable: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3xh4t1n47d9rna/Fiber%20cable.jpg?dl=0
 
 There is one PP here in Tampa (LKQ) and they have one car that fits the 
 description.  It doesn’t have a factory phone.  Both of the cables are NLA.
 
 Thanks,
 
 Dan
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Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-06-22 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

I think i understand that:  Eastern/Euro version:

PSE is who puts the PS in the PSR?


Western version:
Wizzee puts the wizz in the wizzer

Don't get the need for the fiber cable though!



If anyone is going to their local PP in the near future, would you 
be wiling to look for a couple of cables I need to retrofit a phone 
to my S430?


Pretty much any W220 from 2000-2006 and even other models of the 
same vintage would have what I want if they were equipped with a 
factory phone setup.  I'm looking for the cable that comes off the 
PSE as well as a fiber cable that goes between the voice control 
module and the PSE.  These would be mounted in the trunk on the 
driver's side if a W220.  In the trunk as well on other models, but 
I'm not exactly sure where.


Pictures:

PSE with cable: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7e6txlggwv4hef/PSE.JPG?dl=0

Fiber cable: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3xh4t1n47d9rna/Fiber%20cable.jpg?dl=0

There is one PP here in Tampa (LKQ) and they have one car that fits 
the description.  It doesn't have a factory phone.  Both of the 
cables are NLA.


Thanks,

Dan


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Re: [MBZ] Pick and Pull, Anyone?

2015-06-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
For a few bucks and some used parts, I can add voice control and a phone system 
that works with bluetooth and integrates with the COMAND system.

I’ve got most of the parts at this point.  Cheap as wine on fleabay.  I just 
need a fiber cable between my VCM and PSE and the PSE harness, which I’ve seen 
on fleabay but haven’t tried to get one yet.

Dan


 On Jun 22, 2015, at 3:06 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Why do you want to retrofit a phone? Are you somehow going to wire up a 
 modern phone in it?
 
 Sent from my iPhone


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