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Old 03-23-2001, 05:39 AM
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I have an aftermarket 600 ESP alarm system on my car. The alarm itself is mounted under the dash, and the speaker/horn is mounted under the hood next to the fuse compartment.
The problem is that it is muffled under there. The hood and insulation and everything else make it not very loud. With the hood open, the alarm roars. But I cannot find another location for it!! If anyone else has an aftermarket alarm on their C, or other model for that matter, please let me know where it is mounted. I probably need a space about 8 inches cubed to fit it... WHERE THOUGH? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-23-2001, 08:16 PM
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You should be able to relocate the horn(speaker) up front on one or the other wheel housings. Aim it towards the grill.
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Old 03-23-2001, 09:01 PM
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Jeff,
I thought about this. But what about all of the heat from the engine? I don't want to prematurely warp it.
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2006 C230k (Dad's)
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Old 03-23-2001, 09:17 PM
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Dave, really shouldn't be a problem. Most of the components for allarm systems are designed with that in mind. You should be OK as long as you don't slap it right on the exhaust or radiator.
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Old 03-23-2001, 09:25 PM
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Hmmm,
Ok, I will look into that, thanks Jeff.
But if anyone else still has any idea, I'd love to hear them

Thanks Jeff.
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
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1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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Old 03-25-2001, 04:00 AM
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John,
That's right, I should have asked you, I knew you used to do this kind of thing. Good idea about the piezo sirens. Do you think those can be added on to my system?
I am not worried too much about my car getting stolen or tampered with here where I live. But I go to LA sometimes, and I once had to drive through WATTS, LA, and let me tell you, that was a SCARY "adventure."
But I feel a good alarm is better than no alarm no matter where you are.

BTW John, check out my post in the AUDIO FORUM titled FM Modulation.

[Edited by David C Klasse on 03-25-2001 at 03:12 AM]
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
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1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
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2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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Old 03-25-2001, 08:51 AM
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After market alarms suck....In the Netherlands the insurance companies obligate to upgrade the factory alarm with after market crap (because they say that the original stuff is not good enough ).
All that after market crap works fine for a couple of years before it starts to take over control...

The siren can be placed under the hood wherever you want; you can mount it behind the front bumper near the horn as well. My after market siren is placed near the airco compressor (it works fine but the siren sound is turned OFF; it tended to haul in the middle of the night to keep everyone awake).
I have mounted a siren under the rear bumper of a 190E 2,3-16 once, because there was not enough space under the hood (besides the exhaust that went orange of heat). The car had 2 additional piezo sirens behind the console as well.
I have had a VW GOLF (my first car) with 2 piezo sirens in the ventilation units behind the grating; the sound was horrible.
We had a 186 300SL with the siren under the right seat (instead of under the hood). Sirens inside the car will help you (as the owner of a car) a lot more as a siren somewhere outside the car.

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