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Mercedes Becker Radio Model 780 - 1480

I have a bad Becker BE 0780 radio in my 1988 420SEL [:(] and want to replace it with a Becker 1480. It appears that the back side of both radios look the same. Like all the plugs and such are in the exact same position.

Please advise as if this transition between teh two will be a problem..

Thank you for your answers..


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RE: Mercedes Becker Radio Model 780 - 1480

Hi Coastal,

I should think if the plug connectors are the same from the early one to the latter, plug it in & turn it on.

A year ago I installed a later Becker to replace my ailing Grand Prix Model 754. The connectors were identical and it was 'plug & play'.

here's a link for Becker connection decoder...

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RE: Mercedes Becker Radio Model 780 - 1480

Contact Ed Ebel at Becker USA. He is extremely helpful.
1-888-423-3537 ext. 1207

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i tried the same swap in my 88 300sel. didnt work. all i get is rapid clicking when i push the on button.did yours work?
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I have a Model: BE 0780 Becker Radio.
The Serial Nos. is X 9041691
Can anyone please help me with the code?
Thank you so much.
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It says 780 does not require code, actually none. Check this out
Becker Grand Prix Electronic Model BE 780

86 300SDL teal green
96 E300D beige
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