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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
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The "horror" stories you read applies to the pre-facelift R171 COMAND Head Unit with HarmanKardon sound system. Where optical fiber is used to send the digital audio signals from Head Unit to the AudioGateWay (located at passenger side slanted footwell floor panel) and from there travel via copper wire to the different speakers.
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Pewter(cubanitsilber metallic)/Beige, PIII package, Airscarf, Hands-Free Communication System, Lighting package; Designo Black Leather Cover on e-brake handle(Thank you Bill T), SmartTop v3.x, John's 3BFM, M113 AMG OEM air filters, Modified R170 ant., clear side-markers & front parking lamps w/error-free LEDs, chromed front & rear turn indicator lamps, steel mesh at battery bay cover & cabin air intake, sock-over-seatbelt buckles, belt-loop guide protectors, Lamin-X fog lamp protectors, bilateral rear fog lamps enabled, AMG crest on gear shift knob