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Old 03-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2009 C class aftermarket radio

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I have a 2009 Mercedes c300 and was wondering is there a dash kit to replace the stock stereo with a aftermarket double din. I searched all over trying to find a kit, but was unable to find one that fits a 09. Has anyone replaced there stock stereo.[/SIZE]
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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I am also really interested in locating a dash kit for this car. Does anyone know?

I've only seen custom installations so far:
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:22 AM   #3
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I looked into this over six months ago and there really isn't any aftermarket option... It's even a huge pain to just change out the speakers in this car but do-able. I wouldn't mess with tearing into the dash, it's too integrated of a system and it will end up looking bad. Your best bet would be to upgrade the speakers and add a sub/amp. I have the base system and the power is good but speakers are cheapo. This is my first German car and stereo/tech. seem to be an afterthough at least on the base systems.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:25 AM   #4
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got_thang swapped his out for double din. Most aftermarket radio shops can whip you up a bezel that will fit well.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:16 PM   #5
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Alright, I'm pulling the trigger. Found a great place to build the custom dash kit for the unit.

I'm going with this Pioneer...

I've weighed the pros and cons of both options for weeks (Comand retrofit vs. aftermarket)... and I just can't see myself paying upwards of $2k for a mediocre system (not to mention all the installation headaches). If I want to sell the ride, I'll just replace the factory stuff.. done deal.

I'll post pics when the installation is complete!
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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Alright, I'm pulling the trigger. Found a great place to build the custom dash kit for the unit.

I'm going with this Pioneer...

I've weighed the pros and cons of both options for weeks (Comand retrofit vs. aftermarket)... and I just can't see myself paying upwards of $2k for a mediocre system (not to mention all the installation headaches). If I want to sell the ride, I'll just replace the factory stuff.. done deal.

I'll post pics when the installation is complete!
Could you possibly post some pics?
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #7
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Could you possibly post some pics?
+1 I'd love to see how it was finished up
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+1 I'd love to see how it was finished up

I would like to see this finish to. Plz post pics
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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The stock Audio 20 is actually a decent unit sonically and distortion wise. Its the speakers that are so lame. You will lose control of volume and station selection from the steering wheel, bluetooth integration, volume reduction with lowered speed, and access to the engineering menu. Make sure you get the software update from the MB dealer (free) for the Audio 20 ROM.

In any case you WILL ABSOLUTELY need new speakers, here is the thread for an upgrade to speakers, recommended are the Infinity Kappas.

W204 Third Party Component Speaker Upgrade
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