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07-26-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By ekstepj

I can recommend the R350 - which I do not find...

I can recommend the R350 - which I do not find under-powered. In contrast - I think it drives a whole lot better than the Chevy and Ford sedans with their V6's - even if it is considerably heavier. ...
07-12-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,050
Posted By ekstepj

My 2006 R350 exhibited all the ‘known’ issues...

My 2006 R350 exhibited all the ‘known’ issues within weeks of buying it (now that I am over it I won’t rant about my experience with used car salesmen in NJ).

In order:
- Gearbox control unit
-...
07-12-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By ekstepj

Sorry - I should have replied on this thread...

Sorry - I should have replied on this thread earlier. On my 2006 R350 there 2 antenna connectors (L-shaped - one yellow and one blue. For FM (I found out by trial and error) you need the Blue one...
07-12-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By ekstepj

I use MD Motorwerke http://www.mdmotorwerke.com...

I use MD Motorwerke http://www.mdmotorwerke.com in Somerdale. Knowledgeable, cost effective and honest.
07-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By ekstepj

Had an experience when returning a couple of...

Had an experience when returning a couple of occasional chairs to a store. When I got them inside the guy asked “What the **** do you drive?”
07-12-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,569
Posted By ekstepj

Here are some pics of the completed installation...

Here are some pics of the completed installation (apologies for the delay)....
07-12-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By ekstepj

Take a look at...

Take a look at https://mbworld.org/forums/r-class-w251/695887-r350-aftermarket-radio.html.
07-12-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,731
Posted By ekstepj

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/ed81f44f_99a0_4581_8cdf_9ec3314d9e34_965acebca1b9178b1fd5322f07457c106cb7382f.jpeg
Note that you lose the wood trim above the radio....
07-11-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By ekstepj

When I had my Comand unit on my 2006 R350 looked...

When I had my Comand unit on my 2006 R350 looked at by local repair experts - they indicated that the control unit (front panel) on the Comand units are prone to failure (moisture, dust etc over time...
07-11-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By ekstepj

Aftermarket Radio

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
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R350 4matic
R350 Aftermarket RadioHi all,

REPOSTED from R351 forum.
07-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,731
Posted By ekstepj

Hi all, Time for a short update on my...

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...
02-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,569
Posted By ekstepj

In my car the wiring Has a black connector (sadly...

In my car the wiring Has a black connector (sadly I no longer have the original radio unit), and a yellow/mustard. Because I didn’t have a car wiring diagram it was a bit of trial and error - and it...
02-07-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,569
Posted By ekstepj

Looking at the wiring diagram, it appears that...

Looking at the wiring diagram, it appears that the car has dual microphones - which bring their own complication in that you can either choose to use just one (closest to driver), or you need some...
02-06-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,569
Posted By ekstepj

Hi, Not sure I can be of much help. My...

Hi,

Not sure I can be of much help.

My R-Class did not have phone integration to start with, so the microphone contacts do not appear to exist (just about to fit an aftermarket mic). As far as...
01-19-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By ekstepj

Also - you can buy decals that are supposedly...

Also - you can buy decals that are supposedly pretty good.
Clean off the buttons, apply stickers that make them look like new.
01-19-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By ekstepj

I have had a 2006 R350 (V6 petrol/gasoline) for...

I have had a 2006 R350 (V6 petrol/gasoline) for 18 months now.
Bought it with 88K on the clock.
I did my homework and knew that the following gives trouble later:
1. Gearbox shifters (electronic...
01-19-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By ekstepj

Different models have different cross-rails - it...

Different models have different cross-rails - it even changes in small model updates sometimes (so an E series bars for the year after or before yours might not fit!)
01-19-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By ekstepj

I suggest contacting MB. Not sure that the NTG2,5...

I suggest contacting MB. Not sure that the NTG2,5 (Europe spec) is the same as the NTG2.5 (NA spec)
01-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,569
Posted By ekstepj

R350 Aftermarket Radio

Hi all,

I thought I would share my experience in replacing my head-unit with an aftermarket (Android) unit in my 2006 Mercedes Benz R350 with Harmon/Kardon (optical) sound system. This because the...
11-04-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,443
Posted By ekstepj

We bought a 2006 R350 in July 2016 (having owned...

We bought a 2006 R350 in July 2016 (having owned a B Class in the U.K.) when we moved to New Jersey. I thoroughly researched several makes and models before settling on this one. The known issues...
10-18-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By ekstepj

My iPhone isn't listed as 'compatible' either. ...

My iPhone isn't listed as 'compatible' either.

What does this mean? 2 things:

1. You will have to pair the phone manually - the manual describes the process.
2. You may or may not be able to...
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