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Stereo upgrade

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Peter Harvey, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Peter Harvey

    Peter Harvey New Member

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    Hi im new to the forum
    Recently purchased a new c,class coupe. I love the car but the stereo isent that great. Am i able to upgrade this some how
     
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    mercman111 Senior Member

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    hello and welcome,someone will be along later to help with your problem
     
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    What stereo system do you have?
     
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    What age is the car?
    Do you want to keep the Merc appearance or happy to go forlarger screen options?
     
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    Peter Harvey

    Peter Harvey New Member

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    Not sure its standard , incorporated into dash and screen
     
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    Peter Harvey

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    Hi thanks for your reply. Its a 2017 with a black wood finish. I would like to keep it looking factory if possible
     
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    Welcome, sadly the music system are not that good. I just live with mine.
     
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    Is it the audio system or the speakers that could be better?
     
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    I have a Bose system in my 55, superb and will hurt my ears if I crank the volume too far.
    The SLK has the Harmon one, haven't tried hers for the volume test :oops:
     
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    Usually the speakers..!
     
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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    I fit the Chinese 9" screens to mine, so not the factory look.
    Dynavin produced systems that had the factory look a few years back, I don't know if they have kept up with newer cars. The cost was higher than Erisin type units and still Chinese.

    Dynavin
     
  13. Dan G

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    I put in a 10.1" Chinese model and went with a low cost ($112 CDN) model because I didn't know if it would work. My 2006 CLK-500 has a Harmon-Kardon sound system, so I wanted to simplify wiring and bought the MOST interface ($180 CDN). I also purchased a wiring harness and double DIN face plate. Side-to-side it is a perfect match, but a bit larger on top and bottom, but not enough to block any switches. It all worked, except for the steering wheel control which I don't know if I simply connect the CANBUS low/high to the Key 1 or Key 2 wire coming out of the radio (I don't want to blow the radio). The radio gives me GPS (Google or Waze), BT, Android apps (Android 9.1), etc. It came with a back-up camera but I didn't bother as I usually drive it with the top down. Radio turns on immediately on ignition. Overall I'm very happy with it.

    Up date: I figured out that I need the PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface ($45 CDN) and wire that up to Key 1/2 so that the resistance can be measured by the radio where it can program any steering wheel control. Hopefully this works.
     
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