I have an SLK with an Audio 10. I want a stereo upgrade, mainly for use with modern phones and mp3 files on USB drives. I've actually already purchased the after market stereo I wanna use, an Alpine CDE-173BT.
I've tried searching here and otherwise, and found some good info but still have questions. I do know my way around electronics (even got a degree and some practical experience) but it's been 15 years since I last mounted a car stereo.
My SLK is a -97, of German origin. The datacard has these items related to the stereo system:
270 INVALID/ANTENNA F.D-NET TELEPHONE ON FENDER REAR.L
312 TELEPHONE D-NET "MOBILE" AT TOWER (NOKIA 3110)
756 RADIO MB AUDIO 10 CD WITH VK/RDS
810 SOUND SYSTEM
I do actually not know if I have a "Bose" sound system - how do I find out?
Stereo installation, where to find parts for "my" harness?
After checking out https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-cla...-pictures.html
I have much info. However, the total combination of cables and connectors can be quite daunting. This is increased by the fact that the Alpine does not have ISO connectors in its chassie, instead they have their own connector and a harness that converts this to ISO connectors.
I really do not want to cut any of the original cables of the car, and I would like to avoid double adaptor harnesses, so my first question is if anyone know where to find a supplier of these items that ships to Sweden:
- A connector that will fit into the SLK original audio harness. I believe that tis is the "VW01B Wiring harness" mentioned in BSKs thread above?
- A connector that fits into the Alpine head unit?
If I cannot find the latter, I guess I'll survive with using Alpine -> ISO and ISO -> Benz.
My car aparantly has a phone unit for a Nokia 3110 which inclueds a neat mic near the rear view mirror and a phone holder lying on the passenger side footrest. I cannot see any devices for the phone stuff when removing the current head unit.
Does anyone know where the electronics for the OEM phone connector is hidden?
It should be possible to re-use the existing phone mic with my Alpine unit, as long as I can find the cable...
What's your favourite guide for dismounting the centre console, so I can access what I need to access? I've seen some while searching, but non that seems to obvious for me.