Thanks for the information and the link. Can you tell me what the rear speakers are (size) and where they are mounted? My fiancee's E320 wagon has speakers in the rear doors; is it the same for the TE?
Your mods are pretty much what I would do except for upgrading the speakers; once you've experienced a McIntosh am powering four ADS speakers it is kinda hard to go back to the crappy EOM stuff (and it is crappy).
A requiem for my diesel.