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Old 12-23-2018, 11:15 PM
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7" Screen Android Radio Installed in R107 560SL

New owner here. I just inherited this 560SL that's been in my family since 1987. I'm a bit younger and used to having some decent tech in my cars so I installed this 7" android radio. It provides Google Maps navigation, youtube, spotify, etc. Here are a few pics of the install as well as some pics of the car. Let me know what you think.







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Old 12-25-2018, 07:50 PM
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Thumbs up! You did a great job; looks factory. Now others will know it can be done with a 107.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:45 AM
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Impressive. Can you share cost and level of difficulty? Anything unique or challenging related to installation? Where did you purchase new radio?
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by McLovinMyBenz View Post
Impressive. Can you share cost and level of difficulty? Anything unique or challenging related to installation? Where did you purchase new radio?
Sure, I purchased this unit from the Joying store on Aliexpress while they were having a sale. The total came out to be $220 shipped to my door. Currently it's for sale for $286 on their website here. There are cheaper versions with less memory/ram available, and possibly even cheaper on Aliexpress.

As far as installation goes. It's about as easy as it can possibly get. These cars are old, so the wiring is not complex at all. You just hook up the power and ground wires, and then the positive and negative front left and right speaker wires and that's it since there are no rear speakers or amps etc. Not only that, but the wire colors match because they're universal. Just match up the colors and connect.

The only other thing to do is place the wifi and GPS antennas behind the radio, and that is also incredibly simple because there's a ton of space behind the radio and glove box to secure them down.
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Does the antenna still operate correctly with this set up?
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:12 PM
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I actually tested this out while I was installing the radio. There is an antenna line that can be connected that will raise and lower the antenna. It automatically raises the antenna when the unit turns on and lowers it when it turns off. I ended leaving the antenna connection unplugged though however because I don't listen to AM/FM radio (I use Spotify from the unit), and I don't particularly like the look of the car with the antenna up. I can say that it does work though however.
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Thumbs up Love it!

I am going to be doing the same thing to my 84 380SL because I am also used to good tech in the car. I added a touch screen to my 07 SL550 and it looks factory. Did you have to cut the wood piece or is it just behind the screen? Anyway great job!!


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I am going to be doing the same thing to my 84 380SL because I am also used to good tech in the car. I added a touch screen to my 07 SL550 and it looks factory. Did you have to cut the wood piece or is it just behind the screen? Anyway great job!!


The screen actually sits above the wood panel. No need for cutting, there's plenty of clearance for any switches underneath .If anything I wish it could sit a bit closer and more flush to the wood panel underneath
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