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1981 Mercedes 380 SLC Radio Replacement

I am looking for a radio that will replace the original spot of the old one, the old radio was original to the car it was a Becker Radio, Here are the dimensions 182 x 52 x 162mm, and I would like it to be as cheap as possible (No more than $50 in case it doesn't fit) it doesn't have to be anything fancy I just want a working radio, Thanks
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Radio sizes are standardized worldwide

Any radio that is a DIN size will fit. It is worth your time to also acquire an "installation kit" specific to your car. It will include any required wiring harness and fascia adapters, and instructions. Inexpensive.

A good source for all that stuff is Crutchfield through thier web site.
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I am looking for a radio that will replace the original spot of the old one, the old radio was original to the car it was a Becker Radio, Here are the dimensions 182 x 52 x 162mm, and I would like it to be as cheap as possible (No more than $50 in case it doesn't fit) it doesn't have to be anything fancy I just want a working radio, Thanks
If you could fill in details of where you are....

I have several option for you.

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I bought this- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B631RA/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I couldn't find an installation kit, but this one fit perfectly, my only problem is that the radio doesn't remember my presets or the time, its supposed to as advertised on the box, any suggestions?
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The presets and clocks are wired direct to the hotwire. It's been several years since I have messed with car stereos, if I remember right the stereo should have had 2 wires for power. The one for the radio connected to the usual power source from fuse block. It is set up so when you turn car off the radio shuts off.
The other wire was for the radios memory i. e. presets/clock, it usually was connect to Hotwire under the dash going to ignition system.
Like I said its been a 15 years or more since I have messed around with radio installations so things have probably changed. Check the radio's installation manual and if you can't find the answer there call your local car audio store. They can tell you exactly what to look for.
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