I have been dreading how I was going to get the Reversing Camera Cable through from Bumper to front of the Car, because stripping out all the trim from the Trunk seemed like a giant PITA, but once I got my head round how MB built it, working a sensible procedure out was really easy.
The Trunk of these Cars is just crammed full of all the Roof Folding Mechanism etc each side and Fuel Tank at the front, with a bit of luggage space in the middle
I also found the Antenna Amp just hanging where some previous inept has fiddled, and nuts and washers rattling around down in the Well behind left rear Wheelarch.
Radio Signal was weak, and that is because it earths through it's fixing bolt so obviously it wasn't working !!
It is a small wonder it didn't get crushed and cause more damage by the Folding Roof Mechanism
To get this lot out, the procedure is Trunk Lid up into Loading Luggage etc (normal up) position, remove all clips, rubber buffers and the Luggage Roller Blind, plus loading edge plastic trim.
Link out the Microswitch for Luggage Blind with a split pin, shut Trunk Lid, then start Roof Folding Procedure, but when Trunk Lid is up fully in it's Roof Folding position, then just before the Roof starts to fold, release the Roof Fold Button !!
Then it is easy to lift out the Side Trims, (slot at rear), around the Trunk Hinge monstrosities, then fold Trunk back down and open back up normally, now I can get at all the guts, and see how to thread the Camera Cables so they will not catch on anything and will end up around the Fuel Tank and into the Cars Cabin at Floor Level.
After that I'll stick the Trunk all back together and clean it all as I go !!
I painted the little Bezel Ring of the Camera in body Colour as I did with my W220, just to make it even less obtrusive
Also today a full set of Carbon Fibre Trims arrived absolutely mint condition, and I also have the matching and very hard to find Carbon Fibre Shifter Knob
I decided to swap out the Wood, as it seems more in keeping with a Sports Car to have the C/F, and also I'll probably be fitting a 3 Spoke Black Leather Steering Wheel from W203 because that Steering Wheel has Buttons unlike the ones fitted to the SLK's .
I can then hopefully get the buttons to work with my new H/U
At this point I also fitted 4 Brand New Quality Tyres to the Car, so I installed 4 proper internal TPMS Valves inside the Wheels whilst fitting the Tyres, I really hate those silly Screw On Valve Cap design sensors, just another potential leak point IMHO
Once the H/U is in I have a USB TPMS Module to add with it
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