Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: '84 Euro 500SE, '85 Euro 2.3-16, '51 Euro 170S, '97 Jeep Wrangler Sport, '15 G63 AMG
Location: San Antonio, Texas/Gulf Breeze, Florida/Neustadt a.d. Aisch, Deutschland
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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!
'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE
'51 Euro 170S
'15 G63 AMG
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8
'96 Ford F350 7.3 PSD