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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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I bought a used 2001 E320 without a CD changer, and I've been looking around for something.
The first dealer's parts manager I asked said that he didn't know if he could get one, and advised that I buy a Sony that comes with it's own remote control. I looked at one at Circuit City (about $500) and it's probably a good unit. Call me an oddball but I would prefer something to work within the framework of the CD player I already have installed!
The second dealer's parts manager told me that "I'd love to sell you one, but they are hard to get, and Alpine makes them for M-B anyway. Go to the car audio place down the street and buy one from them" - supposedly $350 installed.
I went to the "car audio place down the street" and thay wanted about $750 for an Alpine installed - without the M-B faceplate or case. I should add that my car has a fiberoptic system, and about $400 of the $750 was for a small MB-engineered box that enables the Alpine mechanical changer to work with the car - ouch.
I wish I could be of more help, but all of this still has me baffled. I think the best solution is to buy a rebuilt OEM CD-changer from an MB dealer, if possible, bite the $$ bullet, and be done with it.
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Last edited by Musikmann; 08-09-2006 at 06:50 PM.