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If you go with a single-din unit, you can keep the cassette holder.

There still is a decent cassette headunit, but I can't remember what brand or model.

With the capabilities of aftermarket headunits, you'll be hard-pressed to noticed a difference in volume with two speakers versus 4 or 6 (if you've got the door speakers too). What you will notice, is a lack of depth because you won't have the sound from behind or next to you (door speakers).

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I would check out crutchfield.com for a single DIN head unit. They have many good basis options and will also send you the correct wiring wiring harness for the car so you don't have to splice anything. JVC, Pioneer, and Kenwood all make good head units. I've always used Alpine, but they're a little more pricey.
When you get the new head unit, I would replace the other 2 so you have matching ohms all around.
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And after the new head unit assuming the cassette player is gone, take out the cassette holders and replace it with the storage unit from the dealer. They are overpriced at $38 for just a plastic piece but with so little easy access storage area in these cars, it comes in handy.
I keep things like garage door opener/sunglasses/iphone holders/etc in it and do not regret the spending the $38.

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Thanks guys. I was about to ask a couple of other questions but you've already answered them. I guess the other alternative I have is to try to find a couple of used 6 ohm speakers at junk yard. But I suspect I would still not be as pleased as I would be in replacing the head unit and the other two speakers. Thanks again for the great advice.
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"garage food opener"
I must know more about garage food! I'm a big time foodie.

I still like the cassette media, and still use my walkman from ages ago when I'm out in the yard. The hard part is finding a headunit that has both the cassette player and CD player in such a compact package. They're nearly non-existent.

My 2.6 had an aftermarket unit that connected to what I recall to have been a factory CD-changer in the trunk; best of both worlds, even if you couldn't change out CDs on the fly.

In the 16V, I opted to replace the single din unit with a double din, and remove the ashtray. This meant having to re-positioning the factory gauges, which wasn't much of a worry either.

I went from this:



To this:

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Ha ha! Garage Food + garage door (:-))
Fixed the typo already.

I really like what you have done with yours Josh.

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I'd done this a few years back in preparation for a trip home to FL.

I planned to upgrade the unit in the 500SE, so I snagged this Alpine out of it to toss into the 16V. Fit well and the interface doesn't look out of place.

For years I'd been trying to get someone to tell me the secret to flash the unit so I could have an MB Logo appear on startup, but none of the sound guys wanted to divulge their secrets. I got lazy and didn't feel like hacking it myself.

Fast bluetooth sync time, XM radio, CD, and AM/FM radio, where the antenna only raises when the AM/FM source is selected; my gripe with the unit I've put in the 500SE is that there is power to the antenna wire at all times, regardless of selected source (because most people use that wire for hooking up an amp), which means the antenna would always be UP no matter what. I've elected to leave it disconnected since terrestrial radio sucks around here, and adding a switch to a car that CAME with an automatic antenna is just moving backwards!

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And all that wood came with the 16V or is it aftermarket?
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And all that wood came with the 16V or is it aftermarket?
It came with the car when I bought it, but I believe they're aftermarket parts. Most of the wood trim actually predates my car.

It may have been a custom "dealer-only" option, where it's still an MB deal, but not from the factory itself. I don't know the history of that, but I have seen a few others with similar sets of burl.

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Sorry to be way of subject now but does it feel like the extra wood is just put on there with a double sided quality outdoor tape?
Or is it glued on or something else?
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