hallcp
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Can I upgrade the iPod cable to an iPhone connector?

Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:41 am

My 2014 car has a connector for Aux. audio input and an old iPod-style connector. (See attached image)

If the image doesn't come through, the sticker on the connector reads:
A0038270404
MI2-IPOD/AUX
22.04.13 / 20364413

Did later models come with a cable compatible with modern iPhones? Could someone share that part number with me?

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JeffRay
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Re: Can I upgrade the iPod cable to an iPhone connector?

Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 am

Hallcp,

When you take you car into the shop, ask the parts department. I have an Android and easier to use BT vs AUX, plus the data flows through and the car audio controls work. Not sure what you can play through via this or upgraded connector. Do you have an older iPhone or iPad to test.

In my 2006 EW, I do use the AUX in via a 6 ft long 3.5mm adapter. It plays fine but no data or audio controls via car. You could use the cable you have and simply connect that way of course.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

mddg
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Re: Can I upgrade the iPod cable to an iPhone connector?

Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:15 pm

I had thought there was an interface like that, but all I can find is the two cable solution on MBs site. There is a USB connector to the media interface, and then connect a USB cable from the device of your choice. In the 2017 model, there are no aux or media interfaces, so everything is done through USB or Bluetooth. If your device supports either, you're better off going that way for the reasons JeffRay posted above.

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2012 Nissan Leaf, 2014 Mercedes B-electric, 2017 Mercedes B250e

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