Date registered: Dec 2003
Vehicle: 2004 SLK32 AMG
Location: San Diego, CA
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RE: Tape deck beeping - ipod or xm satellite radio
I know how you feel. I plan to change out the HU in my car (even though I have a CD changer in the trunk). If your radio is similar to the HU in the SLK, you may be able to run the wire from your cassette adapter in such a way that you can close the door. It might flatten out the wire a little bit but don't force anything too much, that could cause other problems.
You do have some other options. You can change out the HU with one that has an in dash CD (that can play MP3's or has an AUX in or better input for your iPod or XM or both). If you like the HU you have, you could use an FM modulator to connect your other devices - iPod, CD changer, or XM. Don't confuse this with the wireless device. This device is hardwired to the antenna port. This should work even in places where there are a lot of FM stations.
Enjoy doing the mod - while you might not like the HU, your car has a lot more going for it than a Scion.[:)]