Please forward to your dealer Parts and Service Managers.

To all Northeast and Southern Region SPOM's :
Please forward to your dealer Parts and Service
Managers.
To all dealer Parts and Service Managers:
This message is being sent to help clarify dealer and customer expectations when connecting iPod and
iPhone products to Mercedes-Benz systems.
Introductory Note:
Most MB products currently provide a 12 volt charge when connected to various media. This will not
allow iPhone 3G and all newer iPod models to charge as they only accept a 5 volt charge.
All older iPods and the iPhone Gen 1 accept 12 volt charging as well as 5 volt charging. This is why older
iPods and the iPhone Gen 1 will charge in most MB systems.
MB has three different products offering the functionality to connect iPods and iPhones via wired
connection for audio playback.
1. Universal Media Interface (Navigation/Entertainment retrofit for MY08/09/10 W204 and MY10
X204, dealer or VPC installed option code 079) - 5 volt charge
The Universal Media Interface is capable of charging the iPhone 3G and all newer iPod / iPhone models
2. iPod Integration Kit (dealer installed accessory or VPC installed option code 057) - 12 volt
charge with 5 volt capability or adaption availability
Most (older and current) iPod integration Kit's do not support iPhone 3G and all newer iPod model
charging.
Current iPod integration kits B6 782 4502 and B6 782 4503 (NTG2.5 iPod Kit for MY09 and newer
ML/R/GL/E/CLS/SLK/) do support iPhone 3G and all newer iPod model charging.
New iPod Kits for MY10 W212 and A/C207 (part numbers tbd) will support iPhone 3G and all newer iPod
model charging.
All older and current iPod Kits can be upgraded by replacing the wiring harness between the iPod
Interface and the glove compartment with part number B6 782 4531.
3. Media Interface (factory option code 518) - 12 volt charge with future 5 volt adaption availability
The current Media Interface comes standard with an iPod/Aux cable in the glove compartment and is not
capable of charging the iPhone 3G and all newer iPod models.
An alternative cable that will allow iPhone 3G and all newer iPod model charging is being
developed.
We expect to be able to offer a customer pay / dealer installed alternative iPod/Aux cable for the Media
Interface this summer.
For reference, current cable part numbers are A0018276904 or A2048270504 for
E/CLS/SLK/SL/C/GLK/G and B6 782 4527 for ML/GL/R/S(MY10)/CL(MY10).
We will not be able to switch to the alternative cable for the factory option until stock is depleted. Before
the end of the current calendar year we do expect
that vehicles built with option code 518 will have the alternative cable and be capable of charging the
iPhone 3G and all newer iPod models.
Updates will be communicated as available.
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