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Old 03-21-2010, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the info...

I just did a quick ebay look up on the becker mexico...$2500++

So i am going to try Gatorbaits trick. Hopefully i can get more sound and more Bass.

Thanks again. Will post results.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:17 PM
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LOL! No, you want a different Becker... the 4602, or some other models, are more in the $500 range. I think they sell some neat stuff in Europe that isn't imported here through normal channels. I believe the Traffic Pro is ~$300 used on eBay if you can find one.

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Old 03-25-2010, 11:11 PM
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Update: Tried all I can. Only solution to get more bass... get a sub 12" minimum.

So i'll be shopping around for that now.

Thanks to all who helped.
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I found it faster and easier to run new wiring to each of the dash and rear deck speakers. I'm not even sure there is anywhere you can get access to the wiring for all four speakers. If so, it's somewhere near the fader switch. My new install bypasses the fader switch, each of the four dash/deck speakers is wired directly to the head unit. You'll need to do the same to take advantage of the four channel amp in the new head unit.

To drive the door speakers, I retained the stock active bass amp in the trunk. Because it uses speaker level inputs, I tapped into the rear speakers to drive it. The amp also needs a +12v signal to tell it to turn on. For this, I ran a new wire from the head unit back to the trunk. The Sony I purchased had a lead for activating remote amps - I'm sure yours does to.

You'll need to purchase a 12' long antenna lead extension; they're about 10 bucks. The current antenna lead goes to the tuner/amp in the right hand side of the trunk. From there you need to run it up to the new head unit.

This is a tough install. You really need access to the wiring diagram to get it done right.
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Hi Jim, can you please share a little bit more info about how to run the 12' long antenna wire and run new speaker wires for the two rear speakers? My friend did a quick install for me, which is to hijack the mysterious wires behind the original fader instead of running new speaker wires for all 4 speakers. Although in general it did work, but now my rear speaker channels are reversed, and I can hear a very vague "white noise" (like beeping sound or humming sound) that always coming from the rear speakers (when the radio is on)...Do you know what might have happened and is there a easy fix for this white noise problem? I would like to assess how difficult it is to run new wires from the new HU to the rear speakers (and the rear trunk powered antenna)... do I really have to remove the rear seats and everything to get this job done right? Many thanks!

BTW I have a 93 300E 2.8, with Becker 1432.

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:39 PM
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I don't understand what you are asking.

You know, it occurs to me that you can use the new Sony headunit's external amp trigger wire for the car's antenna up signal. If you do this, the antenna will be up anytime the Sony is switched on. But you won't have to mess with any wiring for the active bass amp in the trunk - it will just work automagically. Can save yourself 2-3 hours work disassembling the interior, removing the backseat, removing the trunk lining, etc. by using this trick.

- JimY

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Hi Jim, can you please share a little bit more info about how to run the 12' long antenna wire and run new speaker wires for the two rear speakers? My friend did a quick install for me, which is to hijack the mysterious wires behind the original fader instead of running new speaker wires for all 4 speakers. Although in general it did work, but now my rear speaker channels are reversed, and I can hear a very vague "white noise" (like beeping sound or humming sound) that always coming from the rear speakers (when the radio is on)...Do you know what might have happened and is there a easy fix for this white noise problem? I would like to assess how difficult it is to run new wires from the new HU to the rear speakers (and the rear trunk powered antenna)... do I really have to remove the rear seats and everything to get this job done right? Many thanks!

BTW I have a 93 300E 2.8, with Becker 1432.
hi Did you run those wires and antenna to your car and how and where. Thanks
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