Dan, Thanks for that info on the CD changer port. I've got a couple of old CD changers, not sure if either works, maybe I can enlist Rich to figure out what the CD changer is saying to the radio to make the CD input active.
I have seen a couple of "hacks" to solder the aux cables to the cassette tape board, that doesn't look too bad. One hack required that a gutted tape be inserted in the tape player to make the tape input active, but I wonder if the radio would then count down the 30 hours and then call for the head cleaning. I still need to decide how to tackle the fader switch. Perhaps the only redeeming feature of the so-called "installation" job done to the car earlier is that they didn't mess with the fader switch and wiring. If I keep the fader switch, do I only feed it the front speaker signals from the 1492, or should I combine the front and rear signals (more power) to feed the fader? My gut tells me that combining the signals is a bad idea, so if no one can answer that I'll probably only feed either the front or the rear signals to the fader. ------------- Max Charleston SC On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Max, > > In researching possible mods to the 1492s in my W140 chassis cars, I > looked at the CD changer inputs and determined that they cannot be used for > auxiliary inputs. This is due to the need for a signal to be coming back > from the changer for the changer input to be active. It’s not something > you can “fake”, either. > > I believe the Becker folks do it by connecting to the tape head on the > cassette player section in order to get it to work. > > Dan > > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com