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Becker 2662 from SW Stereo in Bern SC, the advvertise in the star. Just over $400.00 with mounting bracket and adapter. Ask for Stephan.<br>Easy to install your self<p>
 
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Becker Changer has too many problems

working correctly in the fiber optic "ring". Better bet is to find a dealer selling the Alpine unit at a discount. The phone also needs to come from a dealer.<p>: Becker 2662 from SW Stereo in Bern SC, the advvertise in the star. Just over $400.00 with mounting bracket and adapter. Ask for Stephan.<br>Easy to install your self<p><p>
 
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Becker installatoin not always what they tell you

See my prior posts. A lot of the Becker dealers lie about the installation of the Becker. If they don't send you the correct bracket you have to drill the brackets yourself which I think is totally unacceptable. Best bet is to get the oem cd changer from clair motor parts and not fuck around with the Becker. Other people may disagree with me, but I don't think the Becker is worh the trouble.
 
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Re: Becker installatoin not always what they tell you

This radio dealer had all the answers and the holes for the braket are already there, works just fine> I have had it over a year, no problems, simple install, better unit than the alpine plastic junk that MBUSA puts in, imho<br>$400 for the becker or $650 pllus for the alp[ine<p>
 
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You can get the OEM CD Changer for $450...

from http://www.AutoClass.net.<p>You have to add shipping and about $75 for the installation bracket. Still, it's $100 less than ClairParts.com and up to $600 less than your dealer may charge. Installation is easy.<p>If you're a little more mechanically inclined, a little less paranoid, and alot more patient than James, you can save another $100 and buy the Becker BE2662 from http://www.continentalimports.com. It works fine.<p>You have no choice about the phone. You must buy it from the dealer. In fact, if you wanted the integrated phone, you should have bought the K2 package because it costs just as much to buy the phone by itself after delivery.<p>One last thing. I wouldn't recommend the Becker BE2662 if you get the phone. If you ever have a problem, the dealer may try to blame the non-factory CD changer since they are on the same fiber-optic bus. However, in reality, the CD changer cannot do any damage when it's attached via fiber optic cables. So, if the CD changer ever malfunctions, disconnecting it will restore operations to other systems, and the same is true for the OEM changer.<br>
 
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Re: You can get the OEM CD Changer for $450...

My dealer in Canada installed the factory CD changer for $800 CDN (about US$550). Seems like the simplest solution.<p>: from http://www.AutoClass.net.<p>You have to add shipping and about $75 for the installation bracket. Still, it's $100 less than ClairParts.com and up to $600 less than your dealer may charge. Installation is easy.<p>If you're a little more mechanically inclined, a little less paranoid, and alot more patient than James, you can save another $100 and buy the Becker BE2662 from http://www.continentalimports.com. It works fine.<p>You have no choice about the phone. You must buy it from the dealer. In fact, if you wanted the integrated phone, you should have bought the K2 package because it costs just as much to buy the phone by itself after delivery.<p>One last thing. I wouldn't recommend the Becker BE2662 if you get the phone. If you ever have a problem, the dealer may try to blame the non-factory CD changer since they are on the same fiber-optic bus. However, in reality, the CD changer cannot do any damage when it's attached via fiber optic cables. So, if the CD changer ever malfunctions, disconnecting it will restore operations to other systems, and the same is true for the OEM changer.<br><p>
 
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In the U.S., you're lucky if you can get

it for US$800 from a Mercedes-Benz dealer. Some charge nearly US$1200.<br>
 
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Re: You can get the OEM CD Changer for $450...

The going price is about 600 for the OEM...why not go for an extra couple of hundred and put a tv int he with a dvd player and cd changer...that way u dont have to buy the fuber optic one
 

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Hello,
I just purchased an '02 C320 and I had a question regarding the cd changer. The stereo has an option for a CD changer; unfortunately, mine didnt come with one (Not sure if they took it out or even if there was one in the beginning). If I buy a replacement CD changer, would it be a plug-and-play installation or is there more work to it?

I checked in the glove box for wiring that would allow me to connect a CD changer, but didn't see any. Any help would be highly appreciated.
You may contact me at [email protected]

Many thanks,
Danny
 

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You might still be able to find a used OEM on ebay for short money.
 
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I'm assuming since you're posting here your C230 is similar to the CLKs in this forum. So...

In swapping out my radio/CD changer (trunk), the interface is a fiber optic one. I would guess that you would need the changer, fiber cable (guessing that was proprietary per the radio manufacturer - bosch?) and perhaps a power cable to the CD changer. I'm sure there are others who have done this add on, but I would start by checking to see if your radio/head end have fiber out ports to a changer, then go from there. If not, you'll have to get a new radio or wire in the aux port if you have navigation, but then again, you'll be doing some odd custom wiring to make that configuration work well.
 

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I'm assuming since you're posting here your C230 is similar to the CLKs in this forum. So...
No.. he's in the wrong forum altogether, as his 2002 C230 is a W203...

W202 & W208 have similarities. W203 & W209 have similarities.

This W203 (before 31/08/03) will have the D2 Fiber-Optic bus, which chain links all the items of the entertainment system. If ever fitted, the CD system with 6 CD cassette would have been in the glove box. If never fitted the D2 fiber optic loop should still visit the glove box (rear) and be terminated in a dummy plug to complete the ring system. The glove box would have to be removed to access the wiring.
 

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Guys , how the fuck do u remove the dash part of the cd player .

I have an 02 clk 320 , removing the little tray under the cd player is easy but the upper part is being held back by something but i can't figure out what !!!



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ill sell my stock cd changer and phone. anyone interested? im not using them... they are just installed in the car lol.
 

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Guys , how the fuck do u remove the dash part of the cd player .

I have an 02 clk 320 , removing the little tray under the cd player is easy but the upper part is being held back by something but i can't figure out what !!!
you need to have the oem spoons for the radio. You can get them on ebay or you can file down a set from a aftermarket system.
 

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Guys , how the fuck do u remove the dash part of the cd player .

I have an 02 clk 320 , removing the little tray under the cd player is easy but the upper part is being held back by something but i can't figure out what !!!



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These are the tools. Slip them into the phone and # buttons until they click, then pull the tools. The radio will slide right out. What are you replacing the factory headunit with?
 

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I think you mean the head unit itself? If so, you've got it - the tools you have in there should click into place which release (pull inward) two small arms which keep the radio from being slid out. Once these are released, you should be able to slide the radio out. For mine, I also had to pull the tray below and use one hand to push out/jigger the radio forward from the backside with one hand, while jiggering the tools a bit with the other hand. I recall it took some doing the first time (probably since it hasn't been moved in 10 years), but thereafter slid somewhat easily.

Long story short, push out/pull towards you the radio from the backside through the compartment you've already removed.
 
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