Redundant "C" connector wires to radio? - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By curro101
  • 1 Post By Rofa
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 06-19-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Tampere
Vehicle: 1997 230 Kompressor
Other Toys: Saab 9-5 V6 , Various Jags and Europa aircraft in the past
Posts: 109
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Redundant "C" connector wires to radio?

I'm fitting a Pioneer SPH 10BT smartphone receiver unit and it is plug and play and works fine. It's a pain to get in and out, so before I push it all the way in I thought I'd better check what the C connector that I removed from the original 1997 cassette unit does. It has two brown wires going to it and seems redundant. Thanks in advance.
Rofa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 06-19-2019
Moderator/RoTMorganiser

 
Avel Du's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wirral, England
Vehicle: 2007 SLK55AMG
Other Toys: 2009 SLK 350 (Bluebadger), MK I Nissan Murano (2008), Honda VFR 800 FiW (1998), CB400four f2 (1978)
Posts: 22,269
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 248 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2198 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,904
Thanked 1,420 Times in 1,307 Posts
Garage
@Seanhump
@curro101

Myk
(Moderator/Ride of the Month Coordinator)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



Useful R170 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R171 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R172 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Avel Du is online now  
#3 Old 06-19-2019
Moderator
 
curro101's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madrid-Spŕin
Vehicle: Slk 200K 2004 r171
Other Toys: Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Posts: 10,744
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 528 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,500
Thanked 1,297 Times in 1,138 Posts
Garage
Can you post a photo of the connector/wires and where it went on the original radio if you know?
Avel Du likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
curro101 is offline  
 
#4 Old 06-20-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Tampere
Vehicle: 1997 230 Kompressor
Other Toys: Saab 9-5 V6 , Various Jags and Europa aircraft in the past
Posts: 109
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Here we go. The connector was in the top slot. Can't remember which two pins were used. But as I say everything seems to work and there is no similar slot on the new unit, just the double ISO (?) for power and speaker etc which was a simple plug in without any modifications.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20190620_120443_1561021954873.jpg (18.2 KB, 6 views)
Rofa is offline  
#5 Old 06-20-2019
Premium Member
 
Elmer Fudd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: in the grim north of the UK
Vehicle: SLK320 2001, Brilliant Silver, 17" AMG Alloys, Magma/Black cockpit
Other Toys: 1985 500SL r107, 2006 E320cdi s211 5-seater Estate
Posts: 776
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 189 Post(s)
Thanks: 82
Thanked 73 Times in 70 Posts
was your old unit a Becker/MB original

it may have been wake-up wiring for a fibre-optic cd changer. or not.
Elmer Fudd is offline  
#6 Old 06-20-2019
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Tampere
Vehicle: 1997 230 Kompressor
Other Toys: Saab 9-5 V6 , Various Jags and Europa aircraft in the past
Posts: 109
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
(Thread Starter)
It was an original Becker MB unit. I found an old post from 2015 asking the same question. The poster never got a reply but decided it was for a CD changer. I certainly don't have one installed but maybe the wiring was just standard? In which cases issue resolved. Thank you all.

PS Reading the Wikipedea "Connectors for car audio" page before I posted the question would have been a good idea ....
Elmer Fudd likes this.

Last edited by Rofa; 06-21-2019 at 05:23 AM. Reason: Add a PD
Rofa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.