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Old 05-01-2016, 04:47 AM
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Bose Sound System Transplant: W140, 202, 210 into W123, W124 etc.

I want to put either an early W140 Bose sound system, or a later W202/W210 Bose system into my 300D and 300CE, since they both have the pathetic base stereos. I'm also thinking about doing the later W140 stereo, or possibly one from a W202 or W210 based on design differences and what I can find at the yards in acceptable condition. I know the Bose Beta system is the best one, (from the W140 with 11 speakers) but those are known to be a bit problematic and are now suffering age related issues. So a more modern system from a C or E class might be my best bet. Has anyone done this? If not it looks like I'm going to be pioneering this worthwhile upgrade.

So far it looks like I'll need the head unit, tuner box, amplifier, all speakers w/ housings and associated wiring. A big job to be sure, but one I'm willing to take on.

Any thoughts? Has anyone done this?
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:00 AM
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Really? Nobody has thought about this?
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:39 PM
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Doo doo dooooooo lol
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:40 PM
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No interest?
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:29 PM
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Ok I will bite.

The problem with the transplant is that Bose specifically modeled the internal equalization and speaker placement to the exact geometry inside the vehicle.

While it may be physically possible to remove and transplant the components into your older vehicle, you may not be pleased with the results.
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