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I recently purchased a beautiful 1992 300E. The only thing that I am not super happy about is the bad Becker head unit. It works but the volume will not go up, only down. I talked to my Mercedes mechanic about it and he suggested I just get a new head unit,+- $125. I first figured that for that kind of money why not just replace the head with a new Pioneer, Alpine or similar. Maybe get one that my iPod could plug into. That was before I read the forum posts. It seems that replacing the original head with any other than an old Becker will be a pain in the butt, requiring me to change out the amps, wiring and speakers. This is more than I want to get into.. Replacing speakers seems easy but the re-wiring seems complex and prone to problems.

Is there any new head unit that I can buy that simply plugs into the old slot and wiring. Furthermore, can I get one that has a CD player and aux. audio input? Or, am I destine to live with an old Becker or rewire the car.

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archibrat - 5/10/2005 9:28 PM
I just get a new head unit,+- $125. I first figured that for that kind of money why not just replace the head with a new Pioneer, Alpine or similar. Maybe get one that my iPod could plug into. That was before I read the forum posts. It seems that replacing the original head with any other than an old Becker will be a pain in the butt, requiring me to change out the amps, wiring and speakers. This is more than I want to get into.. Replacing speakers seems easy but the re-wiring seems complex and prone to problems.

Is there any new head unit that I can buy that simply plugs into the old slot and wiring. Furthermore, can I get one that has a CD player and aux. audio input? Or, am I destine to live with an old Becker or rewire the car.

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That does not sound right. You should be able to swap out the units. All the AMP is looking for is a signal. It does not matter. Why would you need to swap out the speakers? I mean down the road if you want a high end sound system yea, but not at first. and to get a Alpine or Pioneer that is half decent you need at least 200+$. And to add your ipod to you add another 99$ (for the Alpine ipod hookup) Dont know about the Pioneer.
 
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