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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Please add your location and vehicle info in your profile.

Registered 1997 SLK230
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Hi. I am after some info about purchasing Becker map pilot for my SLK. It has preparation fitted.
I did this to my 1997 230 and it works great all things considered and I like it because it was an original option. Obviously the main issue is the latest map disc available is from 2007 (and of course the lack of an on screen map).

I had no prep in the car for this but installtion was a direct swap for the Mercedes cassette unit with two additions:

1. Installing the gps antenna. Just to test out the install I just removed the left hand dash end cap and cable tied the antenna onto the top of the left hand air duct near the vent and fished the cable out behind the radio. In fact this works so well I have left it as permanent as except in really bad weather I always get at least 5 satellites and it has never dropped below the minimum needed of 3. I guess there are just more satellites up there these days.

2. The Becker requires an extra wire to be added to the plug that goes into the unit. This is a feed to tell the unit when the car is in reverse. I managed to get some pins to fit the plug and run the wire down the centre console to the gear selector.

Then it was just a matter of calibrating it to the car and job done.

There are actually instructions in WIS for adding this which I followed.

BTW I have only just seen thus as its posted in the videos section. Good luck if you decide to do it.

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