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Judging by your hair you're gonna make this car look nice af
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Judging by your hair you're gonna make this car look nice af
Can't tell if serious of sarcastic...
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Can't tell if serious of sarcastic...
Judging by this dude's taste in cars and his shop AND his haircut I think we can expect a good thread to follow

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Judging by this dude's taste in cars and his shop AND his haircut I think we can expect a good thread to follow

Haha, I think the biggest clue as to what's coming was actually the opening scene of EP1 where the 180HP naked is casually parked in the kitchen.

EDIT: Editing the first post to include a link to the playlist for episodes so it's easier to keep track of.
EDIT2: Right, this is MBWorld, nevermind...

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Front struts are in.



Anyone need a backup set of OE units? What do these go for used? I need to find how many miles are on these, i will dig through the dealer papers.

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Front suspension went in and I started on the rear.



Got stuck because I had to order various star and XZN bits on Amazon. Have the sway bar link disconnected, rear shocks are out, most of the bolts securing the rear bottom control arm are also out.





Also started exploring the interior and already broke the keyless-go button That shifter is NOT twist off! Get under it, do a quarter turn of the black piece under the leather and then pull the shifter straight up if you want that button to ever work again.





Huge disappointed with the headunit, no auxiliary input connector. The hell do I do now? Where is the amp on this car, I would possibly entertain the idea of getting a high quality aftermarket unit and ruinning the wires to the amp, bypassing the amp and using the existing speaker wiring.
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And this is why I love forums, I will be able to create a silent CD and solder inputs directly onto the headunit's PCB.

https://mbworld.org/forums/audio-ele...ml#post6328341
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What are you doing for the audio upgrade?
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What are you doing for the audio upgrade?
For right now I'm simply adding aux-in and Bluetooth.
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No, I'm not.

I guess I have a completely different headunit. BE 6069, the PCB looks nothing like the one in the pictures and I do not have the port in the back for AUX-in.

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New plan:

Remove the factory headunit and amplifier completely. Install an aftermarket double DIN unit and run output cable all the way to factory amplifier location. Then replace factory amplifier with an aftermarket unit and use the factory speaker wires.
Put inline crossovers for the tweeters in? Or does the split/crossover happen post amp harness. I guess we will find out. I will probably use my house stereo amp to test speaker wiring harness.

Based on some research, we're working with 8ohm speakers. Meaning we will run in parallel to reduce impedance. 4 speakers circuits x 4 ohms each. The front center channel will be lost.

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Suspension is in! Leaving wheelwells and trunk exposed for a while to make sure everything is kosher before it button everything back up fully.





The rear spring perches seem impossible to adjust without taking everything apart again, not sure how y'all do it.
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... The rear spring perches seem impossible to adjust without taking everything apart again, not sure how y'all do it.
You can make small adjustments just by taking the wheel off. If you want more than a turn or two, take the shock off.
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You can make small adjustments just by taking the wheel off. If you want more than a turn or two, take the shock off.
My main issue (with the wheel off) is that the collar sits under the weld-seam of the body which overhangs the perch, so a nice clean parallel grab is not possible to do.

I'll figure it out, I don't mind the setting it is on currently.
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No, I'm not.

I guess I have a completely different headunit. BE 6069, the PCB looks nothing like the one in the pictures and I do not have the port in the back for AUX-in.
there should be an AUX port inside the glove box ,,, but i dont blame you if your going to replace the head unit with something more current... keep the pics coming -- looks good
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there should be an AUX port inside the glove box ,,, but i dont blame you if your going to replace the head unit with something more current... keep the pics coming -- looks good
Trust me I checked.
Then I took the unit out to see if it has connections in the back, it doesn't.
Then I researched to see if I can solder it in, I can't.
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My main issue (with the wheel off) is that the collar sits under the weld-seam of the body which overhangs the perch, so a nice clean parallel grab is not possible to do.

I'll figure it out, I don't mind the setting it is on currently.
Yeah, I see what you mean. Mine is closer to factory ride-height (in lowered mode) and the spanner just cleared the weld seam.
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Here's a little teaser:

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Old 05-10-2017, 09:01 AM
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At least you are sniffing CAN and not huffing whip-its (Ready-Whip
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Front suspension went in and I started on the rear.



Got stuck because I had to order various star and XZN bits on Amazon. Have the sway bar link disconnected, rear shocks are out, most of the bolts securing the rear bottom control arm are also out.





Also started exploring the interior and already broke the keyless-go button That shifter is NOT twist off! Get under it, do a quarter turn of the black piece under the leather and then pull the shifter straight up if you want that button to ever work again.





Huge disappointed with the headunit, no auxiliary input connector. The hell do I do now? Where is the amp on this car, I would possibly entertain the idea of getting a high quality aftermarket unit and ruinning the wires to the amp, bypassing the amp and using the existing speaker wiring.

Amp is in an aweful spot these horrible instructions show the location


I have a pinout somewhere with speaker connections

I went with a $300 chinese android knock off and its pretty classy and quick with a 128GB SD card for tunes. I flashed an updated ROM


CAN connections to steering wheel buttons are pre-set and function. You can pair your phone with bluetooth and make calls etc

Pretty sweet for $300 and I am an audiophile. Its a droid so I have torque hooked up and it displays gauges for IAT/RPM/Boost which is nice also and makes logging pretty easy as well and pairs nice data sets to go with Zeitronix =D

I threw in all my old gear from another build
JL 300/4
JL 500/1
JL 12w6 v2 in trunk
Droid HU

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Old 05-10-2017, 11:04 AM
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Wiring:

Post #9 and Post #4 will get it done

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/...o-install.html

I want to say I specifically used information from here:

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachmen...e63-audio-.pdf

Or maybe it was this one honestly been buried with car projects but yea... for the money I went this way

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w...ml#post6518096

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I would love to know what's involved in making a CAN bus sniffing "starter kit". I'm a software developer by day and a wannabe mechanic at night, so this would be a fun project for me, I just don't know what hardware and software are needed to get started.

Any suggestions? Will that be in the video?

Looking forward to the next episode!
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I would love to know what's involved in making a CAN bus sniffing "starter kit". I'm a software developer by day and a wannabe mechanic at night, so this would be a fun project for me, I just don't know what hardware and software are needed to get started.

Any suggestions? Will that be in the video?

Looking forward to the next episode!
Nothing at all, it's so dead simple these days. Just order a CANBUS Triple: https://canb.us/

They're out of stock at the moment, but I messaged them about availability on Twitter. Wiring it in is super simple: CANBUS from the Parktronic connector, 12VDC and Ground from the cigarette plug. The unit lives in the center console.
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Wiring:

Post #9 and Post #4 will get it done

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/...o-install.html

I want to say I specifically used information from here:

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachmen...e63-audio-.pdf

Or maybe it was this one honestly been buried with car projects but yea... for the money I went this way

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w...ml#post6518096
Very helpful, thank you. I might end up getting one of those, but not worried about steering wheel buttons because the entire steering wheel has to go, I hate that thing. Planning to put in a Momo Prototipo.
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Nothing at all, it's so dead simple these days. Just order a CANBUS Triple: https://canb.us/

They're out of stock at the moment, but I messaged them about availability on Twitter. Wiring it in is super simple: CANBUS from the Parktronic connector, 12VDC and Ground from the cigarette plug. The unit lives in the center console.
Awesome! I'll order one as soon as they're back in stock and start playing around. In the meantime, here's some homework for you. ;-) Figure out the code for the intercooler pump. I assume it's on the CAN bus because you can turn it on and off using STAR. It would be way cool if we could turn that thing on using a button inside the car without having to cut up the factory harness in any way.
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