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I am interested in a modern radio, GSP plus screen, MP3, XM-Siris system.
The pop-up screen seems like a "hard to see" position.
What system have you put in the radio slot?:surrender:
 

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SRHsl600 you could have a look on Ebay and see if you find something that suits your needs :). Also do you have a Bose sound system in your car?

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Bose system behind the drivers seat. 6 dics CD changer in rear driver side trunk recess and a cassette insert on the radio face. The slot is a single, and is mid position on the stack, climate control above and closed storage below.
Anyone replaced the factory radio slot with a "pop-out screen"? How easy is it to use, see or was the modernization a nightmare?
 

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Bose system behind the drivers seat. 6 dics CD changer in rear driver side trunk recess and a cassette insert on the radio face. The slot is a single, and is mid position on the stack, climate control above and closed storage below.
Anyone replaced the factory radio slot with a "pop-out screen"? How easy is it to use, see or was the modernization a nightmare?
 

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Radio replacements that fit neatly

I am interested in a modern radio, GSP plus screen, MP3, XM-Siris system.
The pop-up screen seems like a "hard to see" position.
What system have you put in the radio slot?:surrender:
Not sure if this helps but I have a Clarion CZ500 that fits perfectly as if it was positioned by OEM.

Picture attached. There's a USB cable in the storage compartment below which I can connect to Ipod (but not iPod Shuffle dang it)
 

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I am interested in a modern radio, GSP plus screen, MP3, XM-Siris system.
The pop-up screen seems like a "hard to see" position.
What system have you put in the radio slot?:surrender:
Hi,
My '97 500 came with a Pioneer AVIC - X1 ready installed, a Sat Nav, DVD, CD, MP3 and motorised Flip-up screen all squeezed into a 1 DIN slot. It's a brilliant bit of kit (should be at £2000 original price! - now discontinued I think) which will guide me anywhere in Europe, but you're right the screen is low down and isn't easy to see in bright sunshine, especially since I have a Pano roof which makes the interior very light. Probably the biggest downside of a flip up screen is that assuming your unit is in the lower slot, it will obscure the Air Con unit (so set that first), but not the vents. You can swap the units, over so that the screen is higher, but then you'll obstruct the vents, which to me is worse. I do find it a little 'Star Ship Enterprise' for the R129, and if it dies I'll replace it with something more in keeping, but it's a nice-to-have extra especially since someone else paid for it! :) Best of luck in your search - I hope this helps either way. Here's a photo.
Regards
Steve
 

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http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/1568937-92-500sl-widebody-identification.html

At 0:20 on the video I posted, there's a deck mounted above the center air vents. In my dad's S-class that's where the keypad is for the carphone(I pop it out to impress the ladies when I drive it, lol.) Not sure if that's what you have in the SL, but something to think about, I think the higher position is much better suited for a GPS as you don't have to lower your eyes from the road to view the screen.

Cheers!
 
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