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Old 07-20-2003, 11:30 AM
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How to remove built in phone '95 S320?

How does the factory phone come out of the small storage compartment? It's an analog phone and there is no more service for it.
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Old 07-20-2003, 12:10 PM
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analog phone service

I just initiated analog service for my factory installed MB phone (OKI in-dash + transportable handset) through Alltel. Works great!

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Old 07-20-2003, 12:56 PM
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It absolutely amazes me at the number of people that want to rip out the factory phone.

At some point in the future, people will occasionally find a nice old Mercedes with original factory phone intact and be very excited about it.

What are you gaining by removing it, 1/4 cubic foot of storage space?

Please don't wreck your car by gutting out the factory phone.

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Old 07-20-2003, 02:54 PM
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Larry, I'm in the same situation, but I don't want to rip it off with a crowbar. I'd like to replace it with the cubby that comes in cars that don't have a phone so I have some place to put my glasses. The knee bolster pockets in later 126s work nicely but the 140 doesn't have them. The upper armrest cubby has cup holders and the phone handset so glasses don't fit too well there either. Well, optical glasses don't I'd like to remove the handset as well to make room for my wife's glasses and/or a handheld cell phone. I'll keep everything for provenance.

IMO, I'd rather deal with a used car with the factory phone missing than with a car with a cup holder attached to the door panel.

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Old 07-20-2003, 09:49 PM
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Hi Larry,
I know where you are coming from, BUT the phone in my car has never worked. Aparently the first owner had a digital phone installed and the installers simply disconnected the factory phone.
Now if I had a low mileage S600 I would fix the phone to keep it original, but my S320 with 168k miles is a workhorse and no one is going to enjoy this car after me since I am going to drive it 'till the wheels fall off.
So my main objective is to have a functional vehicle. I am assuming that the factory phone has all the wires behind it that lead to the mike for handsfree operation and the speakers, so I would like to get the inop factory phone out of the way to get a digital phone wired in. I am using 3000 minutes on my phone every month and I like to be comfortable in the car.
So I understand that you guys are all sentimental about riping out a factory option, but please share the wealth, HOW DOES THE DARN THING COME OUT?
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Old 07-21-2003, 07:05 PM
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Hey guys,
nobody has any info as to how to remove the phone?
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Old 07-21-2003, 11:37 PM
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There's a thread on the SL forum that talks about removing the phone... I believe one person reported that the in-dash portion just pulls forward out of the box - at which point you can disconnect the wiring.
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