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I drive a 1998 CLK Coupe. The radio in my CLK is the original "512 - Radio MB Special". I am looking for a CD Changer that is compatible with this radio. Which alternatives do I have, in addition to a MB-branded changer unit? Is there something special that I should notice when considering the possibility to use a changer that does not have a MB logo in it?

BTW: Is there a site in the web where I could find instructions for mounting a changer in a W208 CLK?


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I bought a fiber optic CD changer on the internet for about $400 for my '99 CLK. I'm not sure if the '98 requires the fiber optic model or not. (I think is only for '99+ )

As for mounting, I would like to know how that works as well. I have brackets but am not sure how to install the changer. Currently it is in the compartment in the rear of the truck floor on the right side. It is secured with a couple pieces of styro-foam and works great.
 

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I drive a 1998 CLK Coupe. The radio in my CLK is the original "512 - Radio MB Special". I am looking for a CD Changer that is compatible with this radio. Which alternatives do I have, in addition to a MB-branded changer unit? Is there something special that I should notice when considering the possibility to use a changer that does not have a MB logo in it?
Hi, do you have a picture of your radio? The reason I ask is because although you have a "1998" CLK, different countries have different schemes for what "year" a car is.

In the USA, 1998 CLKs did not use fibre optic changers, so you can use a changer such as an Alpine or Becker. The Alpine will require an adapter cable (which costs about US$20 here). I'm not sure if Becker still offers a non-optical CD-changer.

If you have what we call a 1999 CLK, then it does use fibre optic and you can use a Mercedes-Benz changer or a Becker.

Hope that helps.

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I have one that I have been trying to sell since I retrofitted/upgraded my car to a Comand...

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Scorchie,


I have a similar player as in GareeB's photos. The buttons have a bit different text, but their functionality seems to be exactly the same. So, I guess GareeB has a US model and I have Euro model, but the radios are the same from changer point of view. As far as I have understood, I do not need to have a fibre-optic changer.

You said, Alpine requires an adapter... As far as I have understood, I do not need to have a fibre-optic changer, so the Alpine would be good I think... How does the adapter work? Is it one of those "hacks" that make changer available though radio stations? Or is it a "real" adapter that allows using Alpine changer through the changer controls instead of a original (and terribly expensive) MB changer?

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European '98 CLK 230K Elegance is not prewired for a changer

I removed all liners in my European '98 CLK 230K with Mercedes Audio Special sound system. The trunk was not prewired.

Next I checked behind the radio. Sad, but true: The changer cable was missing.

-> European '98 CLK 230 Kompressor Elegance Coupe with Mercedes Audio Special sound system is not prewired.[:(]
 
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