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Hi. I just ordered my new car and I ended up getting the C5 or BOSE package. I swore i'd never get another BOSE system, but it came in the package. My question is, did anyone get the volume controls, etc., on the wheel to work with an aftermarket stereo? In case your wondering, these are the parts going into the car as soon as I get it:

All Pioneer

AVIC-9DVD - DVD Player and Navigation
AVX-P7000CD - CD Player and 7" Pop-Out Widescreen
AVM-P8000R - Master Unit
SDV-P7 - In Dash DVD Player
CDX-P1270 - 12 Disk CD Changer
GEX-P900XM - XM Radio

Thanks for your help.

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I've heard that you can buy an adaptor (for about $90) that would do the trick to make you steering wheel controls work with aftermarket audio parts...
 

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Pweb said:
I've heard that you can buy an adaptor (for about $90) that would do the trick to make you steering wheel controls work with aftermarket audio parts...
I will have to look around for it, thanks.
:lol: I have atleast three months to find it.


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Pweb said:
I'll help ya find it:

Call Mark Musta at Audio King (in Minnesota), phone number: 952-435-8933 or your local Audio King store. Here's their URL: www.ultimateelectronics.com

They told me about that adaptor :)
Your making this too easy. Thanks a lot.

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Just called him up, they don't seem to make one for our cars. I will continue my search and let the board know what I come up with.

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i was wondering the same thing

i wanted to get an aftermarket alpine cd changer for the glove compartment (because its a lot cheaper than the benz one..) but i went to cartoys and they said they wouldnt be able to install it into my car because all the benz cables are fiber optic? im ok with the steering wheel controls not working with the changer...i just want one. anyone know how i could get an after market one installed?
 

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Here's what you need:

Call Gaston Rey at AutoClass.Net @ 800-749-9832.
Tell them that Pavel from BenzForum.com referred you to him. He'll sell you the same CD Changer as your dealer would sell you. The ONLY difference is the price - from Gaston Rey (AutoClass.Net) it's about $500 cheaper. Be sure to get installation kit and fiber optic cables. The total price shouldn't be more than $440. Your dealer will install it for approximately $100 and your steering wheel controls WILL work!

Many people bought cd changers from Gaston, including me. The quality is awesome and it works GREAT!
 

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"The SWI-X not only covers Ford, GM or Chrysler/Dodge but also it covers Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chysler, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab, Toyota and Volkswagan. Oh, did we also say it covers Harley Davidson motor cycles?"

It doesn't list Mercedes...are you sure it works?

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tifosiv122 said:
"The SWI-X not only covers Ford, GM or Chrysler/Dodge but also it covers Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chysler, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab, Toyota and Volkswagan. Oh, did we also say it covers Harley Davidson motor cycles?"

It doesn't list Mercedes...are you sure it works?

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Daimler Chrysler makes Mercedes id assume it would work.
 

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Benz4Life said:
tifosiv122 said:
"The SWI-X not only covers Ford, GM or Chrysler/Dodge but also it covers Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chysler, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab, Toyota and Volkswagan. Oh, did we also say it covers Harley Davidson motor cycles?"

It doesn't list Mercedes...are you sure it works?

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Erik
Daimler Chrysler makes Mercedes id assume it would work.
They only merged in '98 and last I heard no dodge parts ever went into an MB, only the other way around. Even then, I don't think any audio parts were swapped...with the exception of the crossfire, possibly.

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Mercedes-Benz purchased Chrysler in what was called a "merger". Don't expect to start seeing Chrysler parts showing up on MB cars. They are not at all related. You will, however, see last generation MB designs making it to Chrysler products (ie the suspension underpinnings and trans on the 300C are last gen E Class and the crossfire is last gen SLK with different sheet metal).
 
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