Command, Voice Control, PSE, & Tele Aid Modules and CD Chnagers Are All Prone to Failure on Mercedes-Benz S500

CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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Average mileage: 106,796 (45,000–166,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 93,000 mi,
Command screen has vertical line running through display CD changer shows empty magazine message.
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 108,000 mi,
Bought the car a year ago used and the CD changer won't eject and the console won't acknowledge the changer exists. No voice control anywhere to speak of.
The Command Console just stopped working, won't turn on. Taking to the shop today. What should I expect? Bought it two days ago.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 108,000 mi,
The cd changer always says "empty magazine",TELE-AID warning
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 136,698 mi,
CD changer in Control panel just shuts down then the whole control panel needs to be stopped and restarted for it to work again. I haven't had it diagnose because I am broke from fixing airmatic suspension issues with just one strut.
Cd player reads empty.Wont play.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 134,000 mi,
no sound from command center and doesnt recognize cd changer
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 66,000 mi,
Command center panel not power on.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 166,000 mi,
CD changer does not work
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 80,345 mi,
It stuck when i put it in
voice command never worked.Tele Aid unit works but since change from anaylog to digital I guess that is normal.
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 45,000 mi,
command center quit working, shop says put in new center, not done yet