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2007 CLK 350 Cab - how to bypass FO loop

Old 07-12-2019, 06:27 PM
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2007 CLK 350 Cab - how to bypass FO loop

My satellite receiver has died and should be replaced. Thanks to Rudeney, I was advised, with pictures, on where to find it in my trunk. In my attempt to tear apart my trunk, thanks to "ingenious" MB engineering, I found myself unable to complete the task. I ripped out as much trunk liner as I could, then went to work on the screws holding the covering panel down, and could not get at all of them. It appears I also need to remove some of the trunk partition mechanisms and coverings just to get back there. I'm 6'7" and my back is toast. I cannot for the life of me get at all of the crap that needs to be removed just so I can remove the screws on that covering plate. After 2 hours I gave up. My query now: Fine! I'll live without satellite radio. On a cold start, my FM radio works, as does my CD changer. It's the sat radio searching to "acquire a signal" that finally shuts down the whole audio system. I get a sense now why my local audio shop asked $600 to swap out the unit. (even on a bad day, would never pay this). This whole episode particularly burns me as my first job was as an installer for Marantz audio units.

What I want to ask now, is there any other access point to bypass the SDAR satellite radio unit, that is more easily accessible?
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:39 PM
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To bypass it, you need to get to its fiber optic connector, unplug it, and then "loop" it. Unfortunately, that means removing all that paneling to get to the SDAR module.
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