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How to Set Up Bluetooth in a Mercedes

by Nick Miles

Many Mercedes-Benz vehicles come with Bluetooth functionality that allows you to connect your Bluetooth enabled cell phone to your car for hands-free calling. Now that most states are requiring hands-free calling while driving, syncing your phone to your Mercedes is not only convenient but helps you avoid a traffic ticket as well.

Step 1

Press the "Tel" key on your Mercedes radio or select the "Phone" menu from your vehicle's navigation menu.

Step 2

Select the "Phone" button on the lower left corner of the screen.

Step 3

Select "Phone List," "Options" and "External Authorization." This places your Mercedes into pairing mode.

Step 4

Go to your cell phone's Bluetooth menu and add a new device. This process will vary depending on the type of phone you're using. Refer to your phone's manual for specific instructions.

Step 5

Select "MB Bluetooth" as the device that you want to add to your phone.

Step 6

Confirm on your Mercedes that you want to authorize your phone to be paired with your vehicle.

Step 7

Enter a unique password from one to 16 digits. Mercedes recommends that your password be at least four digits long.

Step 8

Enter the same password on your phone when prompted.

Select "Yes" on your Mercedes when it says, "Accept connection request from MB Bluetooth®?" This will complete the pairing process and you will be able to use your phone hands-free in your Mercedes.

About the Author

Nick Miles has been writing since 2006, with articles appearing on the sci-fi and horror website FanCrush Networks. Miles holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and electronic arts from California State University, Long Beach.

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