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Old 05-19-2001, 11:55 PM
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I have a 96 C220 that is prewired for the OEM integrated phone. I am in the process of installing a motorola S6965b car kit for my startac. Now, i found the connectors in the lower part of the center console for switched power, and antenna up and the RJ-45 plug for the handset.
I have the AM/FM Cellular hirshmann power antenna, with the black top section. Now i am wondering, where is the coaxial connector for signal from the antenna to the phone? Also, where can I find the wiring for the 2nd rear speaker on the drivers side of the rear deck, so I can connect to that.
Thank you very much for your time and help.

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George Androulakis
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Old 05-21-2001, 06:23 PM
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Personally I do not think that the car is pre-wired with a coaxial wire for the cell phone, but I am not sure on an US model. The power Hirschmann antenna for radio and cell phone is the best there is; doe the connector that you have found have an additional remote wire to control the antenna? (to get the antenna up for the phone while the radio is off)

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Old 05-21-2001, 08:14 PM
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Yes it does have the additional wire, but from what i was told, the antenna signal comes through the RJ-45 connector that attaches to the phone in the center console.
From my research, I found an adapter kit to integrate to the OEM phone. It can be located here: under cellular kit.

However after calling the company, They advised me that the kit is no longer in production. Basically demand was not great enough to sustain production, quite a shame actually because it would make for a really nice integration.

My phone is installed. I made my own custom mounting bracket that puts the cradle just to the left of the head unit. Notched out a corner of the cassete holder to run the wire behind the dash, and went with an antenna specialists on the glass cellular antenna. So far no signal problems whatsoever. I will post pictures of the completed install as soon as we get a decent day and there is some sun.

Next step - speaker upgrade, The OEM speakers are terrible, but they will do until I decide exactly what I want. I am thinking a component set in the front and 6.5 coaxials in the rear, and possibly a small sub. We'll see.
Thank you for all your help
Best wishes and take care -
George Androulakis
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