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Id like to remove the factory radio and replace it with and after market and put a retractable LCD/DVD player in the second din slot, but i was told if i remove the radio..#1 I wont be able to use the steering wheel controls any longer...and #2 Ill have to take the factory amp and speakers out...
Can anyone tell me what theyve and if u have any pics id love to see them....Thank You
 

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Correct on the 1st point but the second is not true. You can purchase a european harness ...

Correct on the 1st point but the second is not true. You can purchase a european harness for your car and use the factory amp with the aftermarket system.
 

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Thanks for your feedback..can you point me in a direction for the European harness? also in the pic do you still have the factory radio in or did you convert the top portion into a din slot? and what model is the unit you have installed? i looks hot
 

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It's a universal harness for BMW and Mercedes. You could easily find it in a Best Buy. ...

It's a universal harness for BMW and Mercedes. You could easily find it in a Best Buy. The top slot is a din pocket so whent the unit was open, it would cover the A/C entirely. The unit you are looking at is the Pioneer AVHP7480DVD video system with XM Satellite, changer, and navigation.

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Re: Correct on the 1st point but the second is not true. You can purchase a european harness

Correct on the 1st point but the second is not true. You can purchase a european harness for your car and use the factory amp with the aftermarket system.

Hi,

How did you get around the emergency brake restriction problem?

ThanX!!!
 

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my alpine cva 1004 booklet claims the factory steering wheel controls would work... i bo...

my alpine cva 1004 booklet claims the factory steering wheel controls would work... i bought my harness on ebay for 29.99
 

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harness

could you please give a little more deatils about this harness, the on where the steering wheel controls would still work if teh factory head unit is to be removed.
 

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radio harness

i have a clk430 2000 and i cant find the wire harness i went best buy they said they dont make wire harness for my year clk430 told me i would have to re-wire the whole system browsed online no luck they say in 2000 the audio is fiber optic would the universal harness work can someone point in the right direction thanks
 

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Correct on the 1st point but the second is not true. You can purchase a european harness for your car and use the factory amp with the aftermarket system.
Just wanted to point out that both points are FALSE and you CAN buy an adaptor to work the steering wheel buttons. I did a post before of how I did it, there is also a training wideo to help. My steering wheel buttons are great now, as I can programe them to control whatever I feel like ! Deffinately get rid of the stock radio they are so dated, you can now have bluetooth, USB, SD , mp3 compatability etc etc....
(Full post is here http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w208-clk-class/1395216-heres-way-keeping-your-steering-wheel.html)

I recently bought an excellent Sony MEX BT 3500 head unit for a great price at Halfords only £127 ! as I got a discount by reserving on line. The sound much sharper, louder and fuller then the stock CD as well as having a whole host of features that the stock stereo did not have, which is the reason I bought it.
For example I now have USB front input, ipod, Aux input, mp3, wma, etc etc compatibility as well as an excellent Bluetooth handsfree feature with built in mic so I dont need to ever touch my phone whilst driving, it just stays in my pocket ! and it also does Bluetooth music streaming to play your tunes too !

Now I knew that when I installed the Sony I would lose the ability of the steering wheel buttons, but not now I have added a PAC steering wheel adaptor controller. I live in the UK and had to order it from the US but it still only cost me about $110 all in !

For my CLK 2000 year model I needed to by two different adaptors and plug them together, one does the CAN BUS conversion (PAC SWI-CAN2) and the other is a general steering wheel adaptor (PAC SWI-PS) and the PAC customer services were really helpfull. Authorized dealer info

I wired it up and programmed it pretty easily and theres an online video to help too, in total it took me about 2 hrs to do. Steering Wheel Interface Training Video
And now I have full control again of my volume up and down steering wheel buttons and the left track up and down buttons too just like before!!
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@ A1EK - Mine is equipped with a cd changer at the trunk, were you able to hook that up with the radio you bought? not conflicting with the wiring of the PAC's? can you still use the cd changer? thanks
 
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