1988 560SL, TRQ
Just had this radio reconditioned by Becker. Intermittently would come on. Now this crypto crap. Any thought? Yes, you can bet your ass I will be in touch with them.
Funny. That's what mine looked like BEFORE sending to Becker. Not after.
What's a CD?I appreciate that many owners prefer to keep their 560 SLs authentic, such as this. However, being no purist myself, just an hour ago powered-up my new JVC CD tuner with Bluetooth, USB, etc. Sounds great too.
My Becker BT? Within 5 seconds of power up.How quickly does the BT connect after power up? I’ve seen some pretty horrible BT implementations. My Impreza requires about eight taps on the head unit to reconnect every time (although it’s possible I’m just doing it wrong).
The Impreza will also take a 64 GB USB flash drive and just random play which makes for some interesting playlists…
I also use an app called MacroDroid where I created a script to launch SiriusXM app on my phone when it connects to the Becker BT. Pretty seamlessThat’s impressive. I think I’ll likely go this way too.
You can get prefab boards that do the USB thing for $5 so might try that as a fun side project.
I’ve actually collected a nice little selection of cassette tapes, further cementing my desire to keep the Becker. As an added bonus, they prop up the armrest when moving the seat so it doesn’t get caught on the console.So true. It came with a CD drive, although I'm unlikely to use it. As long as it's got AM/FM radio, USB and Bluetooth for music and phone calls; I'm covered.
I thought lifting the clips up seemed odd. Thanks for the clarification.Glad to help. It helped me too because I was converting back to the Becker from another radio. After watching the vid I realized that the clips, and side mounting "screw" were missing. Luckily I was able to locate them via my local Benz junkyard, and Mercedes Classic (the side mount screw/grommet).
One thing, though. Watching the vid again, I noticed that he said to push the metal clips at the front base of the radio UP in order to free it. This is not correct. You need to push their ends (tabs) Down, and hold them down while you pull the radio outward past it's clip detents.
The clips are "spring loaded" to assume their upward locked position. The small plastic tabs on top of the plate locate the top of the plate into position when reinstalling it.