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Old 04-18-2003, 01:57 PM
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300E head unit mounting sleeve

What's the best way to mount an aftermarket head unit in the stock radio location? The plastic tabs that hold the old Becker in place stick up whenever the ashtray is installed... do I need to file them down, or is there a better way to get around them?

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Old 04-21-2003, 09:28 PM
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I did cut mine...

about half way. Just enough so it would not interfer with the new radio and to re-installed the old one if wanted to but, not likely.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:49 AM
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Yep, pretty much what I ended up doing. I took a hacksaw to both of them and took them clean off. I figured, after virtually destroying the old Becker getting to the harness plugs, there was no way I'd ever end up putting the old unit back in. Had to file down the corners and sides too, but I now have a nice snug (but not too tight) fit that appears to work perfectly.

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Old 04-22-2003, 09:34 AM
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Me too.
Snipped them off with diagonal cutters.

The aftermarket sleeves seem to fit perfectly.
That DIN standard is German afterall!

The Japanese (auto makers) seem to take a 'liberal' interpretation of the standard, which makes mounting a pain.
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