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  1. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Yep, unfortunately, the fader in the MY1993 non-soundsystem cars (like the Active Bass cars) is a different part number from the fader in the MY 1993 sound system cars.
  2. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Good point, Probably the way to test that theory is to look up the EPC on a VIN that has the Active Bass stereo (speaker level fader) and compare the fader part number to the fader in a Sound System (line level fader) equipped VIN.
  3. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Gotcha. The wiring diagram in post 27 shows the OE size of all the wires used --- in mm. You would just convert mm to gauge. Some are 0.5mm, some are 0.75mm, and some are 1mm.
  4. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    The EPC will show which part belongs in which cars if you provide a VIN. If you don’t have a copy of the EPC, I’m happy to look up your VIN (you can PM it to me) and I will be able to tell you if your car has 96-89 or 97-89. You are welcome. I got so much help from reading through threads by...
  5. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    BTW, If you intend to get BT running and not lose cassette functionality, the MX3192 will be something you need to find. Here are two on ebay right now (I have no affiliation). It took me several months to find one. I wish it were so easy for me...
  6. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Regarding your observation about your tuner/amp module not having any line-level outputs ..... W124s in the USA generally came with 2 flavors of the BE1432 system: Active Bass (in your 1992 300E) Tuner/Amp Module in the trunk - this powered the 2 dash and 2 rear-deck speakers, full range...
  7. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Good stuff. My suggestion is - take your time and research / figure out exactly what you want to do. Don't splash out for fancy new speakers and run them off stock EQ curves / amplification - it might be disappointing. I had Rainbows in my car for 3 years (with everything else OE) and it was...
  8. Audio Guru Help Needed with Becker 1432/1532 Questions

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    @JoeyManhattan -- I kept my Becker 1432 and upgraded the amplifier(s) and all the speakers. IMHO, upgrading the speakers/amps will make a difference, but it won't be that great. I had Rainbow speakers in my car prior to the current setup, and the Rainbows + stock amplification is like 4/10...
  9. Rear Subframe mounting

    R129 SL-Class
    Hi @mahunt, @myarmar, @powergreen, @hksamc -- What a fantastic thread. Thanks for contributing all this wealth of info!!!!! Can the rear subframe REAR bushings take 202 350 34 08? (This is the C43 bushing mentioned above) I have a 1993 500E which is originally supposed to take 202 351 09 42...
  10. Vinyl / MBTEX Dye (SEM) for Cream Beige Interior?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    For folks with cream beige interiors - i.e. "275 / parchment a la 1992-1993 w124.036" (NOT parchment in 1994) ---- have you found a vinyl dye that matches? I have found assorted pristine interior trim pieces without any broken mounting tabs from the junkyard -- left side a-pillar sail panel...
  11. ERASE's determined w124 stereo journey.

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    More progress -
  12. ERASE's determined w124 stereo journey.

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    OK, with gsxr's encouragement, I decided to try mostly-duplicating ERASE's determined stereo setup (thanks ERASE!) ---- 8 years later after the original post. To that end, I decided to: Use Jehnert Door boards to get more midbass in the car Also use the 4.5" scanspeak 12M midranges in the...
  13. Radiator

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Hi M. Schneider, I just read that that the following items were recently replaced: As well, I read that you have the following avenues to chase down: I have a spare 300E fuel/oil/econo/temp gauge on my shelf if you want me to test it vs. any reading that you get off of your own. I'd be...
  14. Radiator

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    I'm curious to see the result. Does this running-hot condition show itself in traffic/stopped as well, or does it only happen at speed up mountain passes?
  15. "Common" Wire in wiring diagram for Becker Amps (BE1423 / w124)

    Audio & Telematics Forum
    Thanks!
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