Pretty ridiculous how you have to pay $2,200 dollars if all you want is to play music from your Ipod and don't need the other features. Wouldn't you agree Kevin? Hopefully there's a way to do it without replacing the whole COMAND system unit thats pretty lame how they did not put it as an option as I am sure they know many people use ipods in cars for music. I don't think the whole COMAND system would have to be replaced to add an aux input btw.C45,
You made a good point on the AUX post however with our COMAND system, the whole unit will have to be replaced and that will look not only unattractive in the vehicle but it will void the warranty on the electronics due to non mercedes benz parts being out into the vehicle, but some due and the ones that do usually don't care about the warranty cause they have enough money to replace the car lol.
US Code - Title 15, Chapter 50, Sections 2301-2312
Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) .Service advisors that tell customers their warranty is automatically Voided if they add wheels, remote starts, fog lights, etc are IN VIOLATION of Federal LAW.
P.S People who do add non mercedes benz parts, don't do it because they have enough money to replace the car with that mindset they wouldn't be rich in the first place.