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Old 05-01-2003, 10:53 AM
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w210 am/fm Amplifer location?

I know the amp is located in the rear c-pillar, but how can I get to it? thanks.. I am changing out the amp and put a regular antenna in the rear fender.. I am tired of the radio not being a radio
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Since you are adding a regular antenna you WILL need a longer coaxial cacle for the antenna, just start at the radio. The C-pillar cover where the LR seat belt comes out would have to be removed otherwise.
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Old 05-01-2003, 09:18 PM
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Re: w210 am/fm Amplifer location?

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I know the amp is located in the rear c-pillar, but how can I get to it? thanks.. I am changing out the amp and put a regular antenna in the rear fender.. I am tired of the radio not being a radio
What are you changing out the amp with? And what type of antenna are you putting in?

I am unhappy with the AM reception in particular in my W210.
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Old 05-01-2003, 10:32 PM
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I am putting in a little stubby one I got from Pepboys..
It is only about an inch high, but I have to drill thru the rear
fender.. I am having problem getting a good ground.. I might
have to run another wire to the frame from the antenna.
I will post some pictures when I am done.
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:00 PM
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I am putting in a little stubby one I got from Pepboys..
It is only about an inch high, but I have to drill thru the rear
fender.. I am having problem getting a good ground.. I might
have to run another wire to the frame from the antenna.
I will post some pictures when I am done.
You know the MSRP on the factory amp is like $900 and the headunit is like $1400 or something? hahaha, it's pretty absurd actually...

Do you really think it will sound better with a new amp? I'd think you'd need to replace the speakers as well, and maybe even the head unit...

Looking forward to the pics...
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:16 PM
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I changed out the headunit the day I got the car.. I put in a Kenwood MP3 players.. no changer... 100s of song. and sound
better than the factory...still using factory amp and speakers
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:30 PM
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I changed out the headunit the day I got the car.. I put in a Kenwood MP3 players.. no changer... 100s of song. and sound
better than the factory...still using factory amp and speakers
Ah, sweet... Ya, I am going to leave mine stock. I just listen to AM radio in my benz when I commute. I may get a cd changer, but I don't really listen to music in it so it would just be to have one if I ever road trip in it. I save my music listening for the acura and jag, mainly the acura...
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:28 PM
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Does anyone know how to easily get the c-pillar off between the left rear door and the rear window. i need to get to my antenna amp connections and I am at a loss at how to even start.

Please help............
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