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Reinstalling Stock 2000 W208 CLK 430 Radio From Aftermarket Radio

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Old 02-15-2015, 06:03 PM
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I bought a 2000 CLK 430 a while back and it came with an aftermarket radio. Everytime I turn my car off the radio restarts as if it is new again. I found a stock radio and navigation system that is popular in the CLK 550 that came from an old 2000 W208. I was wondering how easy it would be to reinstall this stock radio and get rid of the aftermarket one.
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the clk550 is a w209, not a w208. this leads me to believe you have the wrong stock radio.
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the clk550 is a w209, not a w208. this leads me to believe you have the wrong stock radio.
Thanks for replying! I took a screenshot of my ebay purchase with a picture of the radio. The seller says it is compatible and was pulled out of a 2000 CLK 430 same year as mines.

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That looks like a an OEM navigation radio for a W208. Re-install would depend on if any of the wiring was changed for the after market system.
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That looks like a an OEM navigation radio for a W208. Re-install would depend on if any of the wiring was changed for the after market system.
Yes sir! You are correct. Usually what wires are changed when replacing the stock radio with an aftermarket radio? And do you guys think this radio is worth the trouble of reinstalling? Really just wanted it for navi and the classic look.
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Some information on what wires that could be changed and to change back is located on the following site
http://www.mercupgrades.com/comand++...rticle-54.html

I wouldn't think the old system is worth the effort (old navigation, no Bluetooth, or direct use of your phone/mp3 player except through an Aux hookup).

The look is up to your preference and taste.
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id go with any one of the touch screen double dins available... it would be an easy install from your other aftermarket... as for the radio resetting it sounds like the installer didnt hook up the b+12v (memory usually a yellow wire on the aftermarket) to a power that is always energized... lots of people just tie that in with the b+12v switched (red) wire and call it a day... check that and you may have an easy fix
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Hi all,

Time for a short update on my aftermarket radio.

6 months after installation and I have absolutely no complaints about reliability (I had my MOST audio connection come adrift and had to pull the unit to reseat), and am in the process of adding a reversing camera and external microphone as my car doesn’t appear to have a built in mic, and the mic on the unit although effective, makes you sound funny.

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Appreciate the updates, any pics while we're at it?
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Note that you lose the wood trim above the radio. You do get a bigger screen though.


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Very nice indeed! I must admit I'm motivated to do my 99!
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