Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 93 SL500, 95 SL320, 96 S320, 98 S500, 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon & A little 91 5.0 FORD Mustang
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada & El Dorado Hills, California, USA
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After "I" Made the mistake of getting a replacement radio(used one-luckly i only paid 45 bucks from the wrecking yard about five years ago-Now W140's are everywhere in the junk yards, but at the time none of my junk yards had these cars or any other late 90's Benz')
Though I have a Degree in Electronics, and my specialty is power electronics(power supplies and audio power) If I do not need to crack it open, I will not open it. My radio is working well, but I did find the volume control(the part itself) for a few dollars from Mouser Electronics in Texas. I do want to test to see if it works right with our radios. For now I have no incentive as I'm on the upholstery section of my W140, and the car is near perfect-leather is perfect- no leaks(many engine seals replaced)-Trany has been fixed by me, and body parts have been repainted by me..
I'll do the replacement encoder test to see if the one from Mouser Electronics works later...
I have a an old W140 radio where the cassette goes in with the tape goes in width wise, but I have not cracked open the radio..
Post some pictures of faces of the early W140 radios.. All I have experience with is the 96+ radios