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Old 08-03-2008, 01:45 AM
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W124 Stereo Install...Redux

One month after the install, the system is doing fine.



Decided to add a stiffening capacitor to the setup. This one is a 2 farad unit.



A stiffening capacitor stores energy instantaneously and dispenses it when needed. Since I'm running a stock alternator, this was the trick way to get needed current to the amps during demanding musical passages.

I've seen these sell for upwards of $200. This one I picked up at a Fry's closeout for $20.



Install was simple...but you had to make sure the capacitor was discharged before installing and then charged up when ready to use. A light bulb was supplied with the kit for this purpose.



The digital voltage display was a nice feature. A quick test drive of the sound system revealed that the subwoofer output was much more controlled, translating to tighter bass.

What was considered a done deal has now become a work in progress...I found the speed sensor wire that will control volume, and I found a Honda to Alpine CD changer interface that looks to be the magic cable for the stock MB changer. But that install is down the road...
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:08 PM
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Oh dear..... Is this install going to be one of those never-ending types??? I have one of those stereos in my wagon....



ITS NEVER DONE!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:33 AM
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Oh dear..... Is this install going to be one of those never-ending types??? I have one of those stereos in my wagon....



ITS NEVER DONE!!
Post some pics...I like to see other installs!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:54 AM
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I'm not sure I'd want all that in my trunk, living in this area. I can just picture the scenario of driving into a government facility with all that stuff wired up in my trunk. . . .
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