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Mercedes Benz Bose Audio Repair Amplifiers, Speakers and Stereos
Single Channel BOSE amplifier repairs have a Lifetime Warranty, car stereo one year.
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1992 - 1993 Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Repair
'92-93  Becker Car Stereo
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Mercedes Benz car stereo - MBZ Bose Audio Repair
BOSE SYSTEM

(with separate tuner box)
Grand Prix BE1432 / A 002 820 86 86

Does not accept tape or does not eject. No audio or no audio on tape. Speakers snap, crackle, pop and/or have low or scratchy volume, see 7 channel Bose amplifier below for W-140, C-140, 7 Ch. Repair rate, up to $175.

CONTROL HEAD - Send all units in this stereo system for evaluation, amplifier, tuner and Bose amplifier.

E 2 error code on radio display, or stereo asks for CODE with turn on?
Do It Yourself Troubleshooting and Repair
   
Mercedes Benz
Tuner Box

Mercedes Stereo and Tuner Repair
BE1432 Non-Bose / A 001 820 96 89
BE1532 Bose / A 001 820 97 89

Tuner box is associated with most early '90's Mercedes Benz. Tuner box has distorted output. The tuner box should be sent for repair along with ALL SL Series W140 Bose amplifier for bench testing. Tuner Box repair, $225.

TUNER - Send all units in this stereo system for evaluation, amplifier, tuner and Bose amplifier.

   
MBZ BOSE '92-93
W-140, C-140, 7 Ch.
Bose Amplifier

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Mercedes Benz car stereo Bose amplifier - MBZ Bose Audio Repair
140 820 00 89 / 14315

Intermittent speakers, snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output. This is a 7 channel amplifier, 11 speaker system. Repair of this Bose amplifier $525.
See
Car stereo removal


One year warranty on Bose amplifier repair.

BOSE AMPLIFIER - Send all units in this stereo system for evaluation, amplifier, tuner and Bose amplifier.

   
Mercedes Benz
2 Channel Amplifier

Mercedes Amplifier Repair and Removal
126 820 19 89 / 663.832-819
Two amplifiers in vehicle.

No or intermittent audio two speakers. Single amplifier repair $150.
No or intermittent audio four speakers. Two amplifier repair $250.

NOTE - Trouble shoot to defective amplifier with one working, try swapping amplifiers, 2/2 channel amplifiers in vehicle. Always check speakers.

AMPLIFIER - Send all units in this stereo system for evaluation, amplifier, tuner and amplifier/s.

   
1994 - 1998 Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Repair
MBZ / Alpine
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Mercedes Benz car stereo - MBZ Bose Audio Repair
CM2194 / A 003 820 41 86
CM2294 / A 003 820 51 86
CM2296 / A 003 820 6086
CM2396 / A 003 820 6086

Speakers have loud pop with on/off, snapping and popping of speakers, no output, one side speaker/s not working. Loose, broken or missing buttons. Repair rate $225. See Bose Amplifier Problems below.
Black, or darkened display, part not available. Do not send for repair.
NOTE
'94-95
Alpine stereo supplied in SL300, SL500, SL600R, C220, C280W.
'96-97 Alpine stereo supplied in SL, C class.
'98 Alpine stereo supplied in SL, C, SLK, CLK, ML.

We ADD - iPod / Auxiliary Input to these stereos.  
Erratic volume control, see DIY Repair or repair rate, $85-125.
   
MBZ / Becker to 1999
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BE1492 / 003 820 86 86
BE1692 /
003 820 59 86

Distorted or no output, one or more channels, repair rate, up to $225. See Bose Amplifier Problems below.
NOTE
'94-95
Becker stereo - (BE1492) supplied in all E and  S class (except SL).
'96-98 Becker stereo - (BE1692) supplied in all E and S class (except SL).
'99 Becker stereo - (BE1692) supplied in all S class (except SL).

   
See our Shipping page before sending for repair.
   

Mercedes BOSE Amplifier
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No output from all or some speakers, static or hiss from one or more speakers, $250-300. We have seen these amplifiers have water damage.
One Year Warranty on repair of this amplifier.

NOTE for '94-99 please send Car Stereo and Amplifier for evaluation.
Bose Amplifiers W140 / 140 820 22 89
W202 / 202 820 05 89 / 6 Channel Amp
W202 / 202 820 30 89 / 6 Channel Amp
W210 / 210 820 03 89
W220 / 220 820 02 89
R124 / 4 Channel Amplifier
R129 / 4 Channel Amplifier
R170 / 4 Channel Amplifier
C208 / 6 Channel Amplifier

 

See our Shipping page before sending for repair.

Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Removal Keys Mercedes, Audi, VW Din Removal Tools
   
1998 to Present Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Repair
 
*NOTE - Fiber Optics Begin - Troubleshooting NO AUDIO
   

Mercedes / Becker
Repairing Mercedes Benz Car Stereos, MBZ Car radio
Becker
BE 3302 / A 208 820 01 86
BE 3309 / A 208 820 10 86

Stereo powers on, no audio, See Troubleshooting No Audio.

NOTE - The rubber cover on this volume control knob becomes sticky. Order a new one from your dealership, part # Q-4-82-0116. This is a good part number even if they say it is not!

Mercedes Car Stereo Removal Keys needed.

   
Mercedes / Alpine
Repairing Mercedes Benz Car Stereos, MBZ Car radio
Alpine
CM1910 / A 208 820 11 86
CM2299 / A 208 820 05 86
Stereo is dead, will not power up. Repair estimate, call before sending, up to $250.

NOTE - The rubber cover on this volume control knob becomes sticky. Order a new one from your dealership, part # Q-4-82-0119. This is a good part number even if they say it is not!

Mercedes Car Stereo Removal Keys needed.

   
Mercedes BOSE Amplifier
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No output from all or some speakers, static or hiss from one or more speakers, $250-300. We have seen these amplifiers have water damage.
One Year Warranty on repair of this amplifier.

Fiber Optic Amplifiers  
A163 / 163 820 27 89
C209 / 209 820 02 89 / 6 Channel Amp
C215 / 215 820 01 89 / 6 Channel Amp
CL203 / 203 827 50 42
W220 - 6 Channel Amplifier
W203 - 6 Channel Amplifier
 
See our Shipping page before sending car stereos for service
   
Mercedes ML
Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Service, Removal, Repair and Reinstallation of Factory Stereo

With Navigation
NV4BN110 / A 163 820 03 79
NV4BN110 / A 163 820 03 79-88
NV4BN11Z / A 163 820 19 86
NV4BN012 / A 163 820 31 86
RA4910 / A 163 820 04 86
Without Navigation
RA4110 / A 163 820 13 86
RA4210 / A 163 820 03 86

Common problems, intermittent audio, removing stereo, disconnecting and reinstalling can bring audio back for a period of time. No, intermittent or low FM audio, repair rate $300. Other problems, up to $450.

Navigation unit, will not read NAV CD, will not eject or loads intermittently or not at all. We suggest exchange of this Navigation unit problem at your Mercedes Benz Dealership.

Two set of Mercedes Car Stereo Removal Keys needed.

 

Troubleshooting NO AUDIO for Fiber Optic Audio Systems.
 

 

Mercedes Navigation
Blaupunkt / Bosch / Command 2.0

CD read error, sluggish loading and ejecting CD's, $450-500.

Mercedes SL500
A 230 820 06 89 / 7 612 001 450 / 8 618 001 100
8 618 001 123/124/160/955/475

   

Mercedes Navigation
Blaupunkt / Bosch

Mercedes E430

Navigation unit will not read NAV CD, check CD.

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Mercedes Benz E320
Blaupunkt / Bosch

BE 6069 / 211 827 48 42 80
 

Navigation unit will not read NAV CD, check CD.

Troubleshooting NO AUDIO for Fiber Optic Audio Systems
   
Mercedes Benz M Class
Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Repair and Removal
A 164 820 06 79 / RK4541
CD drive not working properly.
 

 

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Mercedes Benz

Blaupunkt / Bosch / Command 2.5

Navigation unit will not read NAV CD, check CD.

A 220 820 47 89 / 7 612 001 164 / 8 618 842 096
A 220 820 72 26 / 7 612 001 447 / 8 618 842 604

   
Mercedes Benz Stereo Service
Mercedes Benz Car Stereo Service, Repair and Removal
Alpine
C M1010 / A203 820 10 86
Becker
BE4410 / BE6021
"PROD" displays on screen of stereo after 10-20 seconds? This stereo is vehicle coded, replacing the stereo will exhibit this problem. Only the dealership maybe able to re-code this stereo.
Troubleshooting NO AUDIO for Fiber Optic Audio Systems
   

'99-04 Mercedes / Alpine
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Fiber Optic CD Changers
A002 820 7989 / MC3198
A203 820 9089 / MC3010
 

CD changer. Fiber Optic model only. Stereo does not recognize changer, "Empty Magazine" or CD's. CD changer jammed, will not eject, $295.

See our VIDEO for removing the glove box mounted CD Changer.
(C series and others)

 

See our Shipping page before sending car stereo for service
   
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MBZ SL320
Car Stereo
Car stereo sporadically asks for code, will not turn on, or will turn on then powers off? See DIY

 
 

Mercedes Benz - Bent or broken power antenna mast, will not extend or retract fully, antenna motor runs with improper mast movement.
 
Hirschman Power Antenna Mast Replacement
For Mercedes Benz '84-94 and up.
Mercedes 190E 2.3 / Alpine or
Matsushita/Panasonic
Hiss, snap, crackle, pop from speakers, no back light or partially missing for display.

Note - if you have front door speakers, there is also an amplifier in this vehicle.

 

 

'96-98 Mercedes / Alpine
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CD Changer (Non-Fiber Optic)
002 820 5989 / MC3196
CD changer, audio is intermittent, or unit does not operate properly. (Non-Fiber optic model.) We DO NOT repair this non-Fiber Optic Mercedes CD Changer.

 

 

'98-99 Mercedes ML / Panasonic
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CD changer, audio is intermittent, or unit does not operate properly. From our experience, this CD changer usually mates with the next stereo in this list. We have repaired many of these changers, they may not work when reinstalled in the car, to return to the shop and work fine. There are two problems with this system, the CD changer is bad, and a problem we have yet to determine either in the vehicle or stereo. Please do not send this CD changer for repair. We DO NOT repair ML Series Mercedes CD Changers.
 
Mercedes Car Audio
Matsushita / Panasonic
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Intermittent to no audio.
Will not accept code? This stereo needs to be left turned on for up to five hours, (from our experience), if code has been entered incorrectly too many times.
'90-91 190E / Alpine Car Stereo Poor audio. Hiss, snap, crackle, or pop.
 
   

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