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Hi all!

I have a 2013 slk250. Going to install aftermarket carplay and a backup camera (not DIY, having it done). I can install a front camera too but it is very expensive because of the wiring. Any thoughts from those who added it as to whether or not it is worth it? Thank you!
 

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very worth it
1st, proof if you get in an accident.. whose fault is it?

2nd... fun! see the 'driving stories' section for racing fun

3rd... why is wiring expensive ^+1
 

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It can be useful in the event of an accident (either proving you caused it or didn't cause it).

Define"very expensive". Mine cost ~$70 (not "built in) and is fastened to the windshield with supplied two-sided tape and plugs into the ciggy lighter.
 

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The installer said that it was the labor cost as it needs to bypass the engine bay, a wireless camera cannot be used with the engine causing interference to wireless adaptors.
 

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The installer said that it was the labor cost as it needs to bypass the engine bay, a wireless camera cannot be used with the engine causing interference to wireless adaptors.

wrong,,, very wrong...camera is on inside of windshield or part of inside mirror
 

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that is completely different
i would learn to parallel park and just get a regular dashcam :D
 

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does your car already come with parking assist in the front and back bumpers?
It does. Which is why I was thinking about only doing the backup camera. I do find the parking assist does not warn me about the horizontal curb like things at the front of some parkint spots.
 

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It does. Which is why I was thinking about only doing the backup camera. I do find the parking assist does not warn me about the horizontal curb like things at the front of some parkint spots.
Oh, so many times :rolleyes:

For that front curb, no cam will help. BUT do this: when you pull in, line up the REAR of your car with the rear of the car beside you. You'll end up about 3 feet short of that curb in front (y)

Unless you're parking beside another SLK 🤣
 

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soooo, if they are putting in new stereo, that most likely means they will be adding a new hands free mike up by the visor...you could have an internal go-pro dash cam up next to the review mirror and run its wire at the same time.
I did my own hands free mike install on my older SLK...it just takes a bit of time to be running wires thru dash, up side panel and inside the part where the visor is mounted...rather easy, just time consuming.
 

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Oh, so many times :rolleyes:

For that front curb, no cam will help. BUT do this: when you pull in, line up the REAR of your car with the rear of the car beside you. You'll end up about 3 feet short of that curb in front (y)

Unless you're parking beside another SLK 🤣
Brilliant! Thank you. Also, why did I not think of that!!
 

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It does. Which is why I was thinking about only doing the backup camera. I do find the parking assist does not warn me about the horizontal curb like things at the front of some parkint spots.
i can relate...im thinking of getting rubber doo dad pole with flag up top so i can see when i bump it and get a handle on where exactly nose is, lmao
 

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Jeff, you do not stop driving long enough to parallel park! :cool:
As you know, in Floriduh, we never have to parallel park.... no curbs
 
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