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I am a new member of the slkworld forum. Purchased a pristine, 33K mile 2002 SLK320 6-speed in Scottsdale, AZ in January from the original owner. This car is the fourteenth Mercedes in the family starting in 1962.


This car was like a time warp vehicle; no changes other than maintenance. Wanting to make it more function, I relatively inexpensively adapted the car with existing radio/phone system, driver' seat lumbar support, and headlights.


The previous owner was told it would cost a minimum of $2K to add just MP3 capabilty! A bit of digging around led to a simple device that directly connects an MP3 player to the radio. Voila, music through the existing excellent stereo system.


What about the fine in-car phone system that came with a now ancient Motorola mobile? It turns out Mercedes was thoughtful enough to make a bluetooth adapter that fits in the same bracket in the console formerly occupied by the Motorola. I now have hands-free phone using the original control wands and speaker system. Hurray.


Lumbar support is important for me due to compressed lower back discs. My 1975 350SE with Recaros offers better support! An aftermarket adjustable lumbar system was added to the driver seat without too much difficulty.


Finally the the truly horrible original US- spec headlights. Again the 41-year old 350SE has substantially better (because it is a Euro car) lights. Solution? I purchased from a German dealer original equipment E-code (European ECE standard) headlights to replace the US versions. Straight up swap. Sold the original headlights on EBay.


I would not have found two of these improvements without great forums such as this one. If anyone wants more details on these projects, just let me know and I will post photos and part sources.
 

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