Date registered: Mar 2017
Vehicle: 1997 SL500 - VIN WDBFA67F8VF151031 and 2011 E350
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Re post 255, ceta4zng, if you have fewer than a few dozen cassettes that you want to salvage, I suggest that you might consider transferring them to mp3. Then you can use the Conti and access all of them through a low-profile USB stick. I now have approx 500 tracks (i.e. 50 CDS or cassettes) on my Conti, in addition to a separate selectable input for my XM radio, and bluetooth. Your car is even newer than my 97 SL500, so it should be a slam-dunk to install the Conti. The installation on my 97 SL500 was very straightforward. Be sure to swap the A4 and A7 wires so the radio turns on with the ignition (Use two simple crimp connectors). The sensitivity of my new radio is far superior to that of the OEM Alpine that I replaced. My CD player was already broken when I bought the car, and I had no need for a cassette player. So for me it was a no-brainer to go for the Conti. If you need more than 500 tracks, you will need to exchange multiple thumb drives. Even though you can put more than 500 tracks on one USB drive, the Conti can only manage about 500 from one USB drive.