Thanks Jaime,

I figured out those speaker connectors behind the radio are indeed the rear 
speaker connectors, so I can use jumpers through the fader connector for the 
front speaker (+) signal, now I need to figure out the (-) signal.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On June 19, 2015 7:46:12 PM EDT, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes 
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>Hi Meade,
>You can easily bypass the fader switch... In earlier cars (which I'm
>familiar with) the fader switch wiring harness has connections to the
>speakers in the center console.  If you work with the wire, you can
>them up to the radio.  No need to run new wires to the rear.  I run new
>wiring to the fronts, since the factory wiring is part of the factory
>harness.  Normally I do this with out cutting anything (I have lots of
>male factory speaker connectors, and access to the original crimp tool
>them) so I can return the car to original.
>The original style speaker connectors are labeled + and - if you look
>carefully at the plastic pieces.
>Good luck!


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