You can buy the didgy panel from ebay for less than 200 bucks - simple install, but as Dan sez, you loose a little bit of the functionality (due to missing sensors etc) - but still worth getting - if I could only remember where the link to it isHumm... I 2 cars to pick from and one has the iPod kit installed, and the other has the dig. controls installed. I guess I can always add the iPod, but not vice versa.
That manual climate control ain't looking so bad after all....its going to be next to impossible to do on a built car without massive amounts of money being spent and not gaining any back at sale time.
To do this job on any model SLK properly the dash must come out and to do it on a 55 the engine has gotta take a walk to get the box out.
I'm thinkin I might as well go for it. Thanks gang!Yeah the unit can be added later but as i said you only get the rest feature, most of the goodies are disabled because of the lack of necessary sensors.
Webslinger - Go for the car with the digi climate and add the iPod.
When I ordered my car, I did not opt for the DCC. It was part of a $1350 package that included rain-sensing wipers and a garage door opener. Since I didn't need the other items, I decided against the DCC. However, I did add it later, sans the extra functions Dansslk mentioned, for about $350. I like the look a lot more.So, here's the million dollar question...or the $710 question, whatever.
Is it worth adding it to my options for the car being built in a month? I didn't see the real value when I originally built the car, but now I'm reconsidering.
I'm with you Josef. I like the looks of the dials and buttons as opposed to the "streamlined" look of the digital climate control (personal preference). The "rest" feature is also found in the analog climate control, just push the AC/Rest button after the ignition is turned off.I find the manual version nicer to look at and more in line with the design of the car.