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#1 Old 10-23-2008
 
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Need new radio for 07 SLK280 non navi

I have liquid damage inside my head unit and mb wont cover under warranty. where else can i get a new radio and is someone selling one on the forum? I found some on ebay but they are for cls class and they look like they would fit.
here is one for e-class with navi
hxxp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/mercedes-Benz-command-radio_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1240Q7c39Q3 a1Q7c66Q3a1Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q 2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem300266794979QQitemZ3002667949 79#ShippingPayment

or this one for CLS
hxxp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MERCEDES-BENZ-W211-W219-E-CLS-CD-RADIO-COMAND-NEW_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1240Q7c39Q3a1 Q7c66Q3a1Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2e c0Q2em14QQhashZitem220298646366QQitemZ220298646366 #ht_1599wt_0

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First, Welcome to the forum.

Second, there is a little button in the message editor that let's you post links.

Lastly, out of curiosity, what was the liquid and how did it get the unit? (so others can maybe avoid the same situation)

Sorry, don't know the answer.
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its the great designed cup holders in the slk that are right above the radio.
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I don't know if this is good advice or not, because it comes from the 1950s and 1960s. But salvage yards used to be good sources for replacement car radios (and OEM additions to cars that never had them). This "should" still be the case, as the radio is rarely "totaled" in a totaled" car.

On a related subject, I don't use the cup holder in any of my cars for cups of glasses of beverages. Only cans. never had a significant spill in any of the cars.
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Hey Banej - never tried to fit a A20 from a CLS into a SLK - all I can tell you is that they are different MB part numbers. Not saying it won't work, just they are different part numbers.

I'd seriously consider going aftermarket - you can do it pretty easily - 'specially if you don't mind losing the steering wheel controls - and get a lot "more" for your money.



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You can only use a SLK part for the headunit because they all have slightly different shapes and mounting holes.

John's right about going aftermarket since you have an Audio 20 not COMAND but just so you know you wont have the same level of integration as the factory unit.
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