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Old 02-15-2004, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove the Radio

I just got my new radio and I was wondering how to remove the old one('98 ML320)??? I don't want to break anything just by trying to find how to by myself...

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Old 02-15-2004, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RE: How to remove the Radio

You can buy the radio removal keys from the dealer - it's only $3 or $4. Don't bother with ebay. It's cheaper at the dealer.

If you don't have the radio removal keys, then you can use the small blade of a swiss army knife. There are two small slits in the bottom sides of the radio where you insert the radio removal keys and then the radio removal keys have a ring you you pull on and voila everything comes out.

I would go to the dealer on Tue and use the radio removal keys so as to not mess up your radio.
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Old 02-15-2004, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks now I know how to remove the radio, but what I don't know is which wire is which, so that I can install an Amp. and Subs Can someone tell me? or where I can get a book. I have a 2002 ML with navigation
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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RE: How to remove the Radio

Thanks RoadSession! I'll take a look at this and give you some feedback.
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks now I know how to remove the radio, but what I don't know is which wire is which, so that I can install an Amp. and Subs Can someone tell me? or where I can get a book. I have a 2002 ML with navigation
Do a search for wiring pin outs.
I remember someone already detailed this...
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Old 02-15-2004, 09:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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RE: How to remove the Radio

If you have the Bose system and wish to keep the factory amp, you will need to install a High to Low power converter(do not install your new unit without one, you will smoke your Bose amp). You can purchase one at Wal-mart for about 13.00, found in the radio install section, Circuit City sells it for 40.00, they are identical. Basically what you are doing is converting your new high power radio unit to low power inputs into your amp. You will also need a wiring harness, I bought mine from Circuit City. It's a generic VW / Universal euro adapter cost of about 15.00. The wiring harness will make installation easy and will explain the wiring configuration. Good Luck!
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you have the Bose system and wish to keep the factory amp, you will need to install a High to Low power converter(do not install your new unit without one, you will smoke your Bose amp). You can purchase one at Wal-mart for about 13.00, found in the radio install section, Circuit City sells it for 40.00, they are identical. Basically what you are doing is converting your new high power radio unit to low power inputs into your amp. You will also need a wiring harness, I bought mine from Circuit City. It's a generic VW / Universal euro adapter cost of about 15.00. The wiring harness will make installation easy and will explain the wiring configuration. Good Luck!
I'm not replacing the factory unit I just want to install an Amplifier to power my subwoofer. I did a search for wiring pin outs but that didn't help.
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Old 02-17-2004, 05:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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C1 - 16 Pin Â*(A and B)

Pin Color Description Notes
A01 Blue ESP/SPS/BAS control module
A02 Green Data link connector (DTC readout)
A03 Gray Backup lamps
A04 Red Battery (circuit 30) +12V constant on
A05 Orange FM/AM amplifier Standard radio
A05 Orange FM/AM amplifier Bose premium sound system
A06 White PWM dimming, instrument lights
A07 Pink Power (circuit 15) switched, ignition
A08 Brown Ground

B01 Red Right rear door speaker + Bose premium sound system
B01 Red Right rear door speaker + Standard radio
B02 Gray Right rear door speaker - Bose premium sound system
B02 Gray Right rear door speaker - Standard radio
B03 Orange Right front door speaker + Bose premium sound system
B03 Orange Right front door speaker + Standard radio
B04 White Right front door speaker - Bose premium sound system
B04 White Right front

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Old 08-15-2004, 08:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Can someone help me out? I Can't get my pioneer 690 to work. I followed all the wiring diagram but there's no music coming out of the speakers. I used the high low converter and followed the directions precisely. One thing I am not sure of is where to splice the remote start from the pioneer to? an amp? any help? thanx

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