Mercedes Bluetooth & Phone
Mercedes Bluetooth solutions depend on the age of your Mercedes vehicle and the type of Mercedes Phone system installed. Bluetooth can be added to most Mercedes vehicles allowing the use of a Bluetooth capable phone in your vehicle.
Mercedes Bluetooth for vehicles before late 2003 / early 2004:- Mercedes Benz vehicles supported two Mercedes phone systems - a fixed system that took a SIM card, and a system with a cradle for a Nokia 6310/6210/6150 phone or in North America the Star Tac phone.
Mercedes Bluetooth for vehicles from 2004 to 2009/2010:- Mercedes introduced the UHI (or MHI in North America) system where the phone cradle can be removed and replaced with a generic Bluetooth adapter or a phone specific cradle - which also often use Bluetooth also.
Mercedes Bluetooth Phone 2009/2010 onward: - Many Mercedes have Bluetooth built in to the head unit, although the C & GLK before 2011 and the SLS won't transfer contacts via Bluetooth without the optional Comfort Phone system and a Bluetooth adapter.
Which Bluetooth Adapter Should I use?
If you have a car with the fixed Nokia 6x10 cradle attached by a curly cable, you need to use the ViseeO MBU-3000 Bluetooth Adapter. It is the only integrated Bluetooth solution that will work without replacing the whole phone system
If you have a car with the UHI/MHI system:- if it is before mid 2004 you need to use the ViseeO MB-4 Bluetooth Adapter. You can not use the ViseeO MBU-3000 in a UHI 6310i cradle. If the car is post mid 2004 you can use the MB-4 or any Mercedes Bluetooth adapter such as the Mercedes HFP adapter or a phone specific cradle such as the Mercedes iPhone 4 phone cradle.
If you have a car with the Comfort Phone system, again to provide Bluetooth you can use a Viseeo MB-4 Bluetooth device, or a Mercedes HFP Bluetooth adapter, or any of the phone specific cradles.
You should note that most of the Mercedes phone specific cradles use Bluetooth to access the phone, so it can be in your pocket but when you plug it into the cradle it charges and uses the vehicles external aerial.
Please contact us with your VIN if your car is 2004/2005 as we can confirm whether you can use the Mercedes HFP Bluetooth adapter or phone specific cradles.