Electronics

Add a Subwoofer: install a subwoofer on CLS C218 E W212

Add a Subwoofer: install a subwoofer on CLS C218 E W212

Adding a subwoofer can add to new sensation of frequencies factory drivers don’t hit.  I went with 2 – ten inch jl audio 10w0v3.  While back in the 1990s the W0 I didn’t pay much attention to, running a JL 18w6.  I enjoy the new w0v3 series.  The new 10w6 […]

February 25, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Laser Jammer Install on E class w212

Laser Jammer Install on E class w212

Check out this install thread on MBworld.org for AL Priority Laser on a w212. Very clean and detailed with some help from other members with CAD information on the mounts. I am not advocating the use of this, but I do love clean installs and have to link to it […]

January 27, 2021 0 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Adding Capacitors and Crossovers to Enhance Factory Speakers’ Sound

Adding Capacitors and Crossovers to Enhance Factory Speakers’ Sound

One of the ways manufactures can save on the total cost of an audio system is by cutting the costs of the crossovers.  As digital processing has evolved one might assume that factory wiring and amps would put out tightly controlled audio signals to each and every speaker independently.  However, […]

December 12, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Upgrade Mid-Woofers in a Mercedes CLS 2011-2018 (likely others too)

Upgrade Mid-Woofers in a Mercedes CLS 2011-2018 (likely others too)

After I upgraded the front woofers, added dynamat, upgraded the tweeters, it was time to tackle the mid-woofers.  I wanted something that would fit, match the sensitivity, and that was well controlled. I choose the Memphis audio 2.75″ mid-woofer which left a small gap (that should be remedied with some […]

December 12, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Install Android Screen in Mercedes CLS C218

Install Android Screen in Mercedes CLS C218

So there’s been things I’ve needed to do, and I haven’t done for too long.  There is a specific category that is at or near the bottom of the list on my life to do, but  high in terms of what I should post or write about.  I think perhaps […]

December 7, 2020 0 comments Android Screen, Electronics
Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Previously, I purchased a set of speakers to fit into the front.  I was only able to ft the woofers at the time but it made a huge difference.  The dynaudio tweeters and mid did not fit.  The screen I previously upgraded but haven’t yet done a video on. Later […]

November 22, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

I really enjoy driving my CLS.  I do remember though the speakers would rattle, the doors would rattle; I drove over a rough patch of road and I thought to myself, “why did I trade in my avalon.”  That is how bad the speakers and rattle were. Slowly, piece by […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

I recently picked up a Dragy which is a 10hz GPS sensor that can track your performance data.  This is pretty cool. BUT the really great part is that you can see the leaderboards by make, comment on other’s times (and receive replies).  Which can really demystify tuning. One example […]

October 20, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Performance
Eliminate Some Rattling from Rear Deck

Eliminate Some Rattling from Rear Deck

Many Mercedes in the USA have a built in subwoofer in the rear deck. There is unfortunately a certain amount of rattle that occurs when the bass or volume is turned up. I find this unpleasant, and go to great lengths to eliminate rattles. I’ve researched this a bit, and […]

October 2, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Change Mercedes Spark Plugs: Tuning? Go for Newer, Colder Spark Plugs

Change Mercedes Spark Plugs: Tuning? Go for Newer, Colder Spark Plugs

Spark plugs actually have a temperature range that they are designed to operate in.  A colder spark plug doesn’t fire colder, but it does help evacuate heat from the cylinder head faster.  Pressures with emissions and finding the right balance between a spark plug that will burn fuel completely even […]

August 25, 2020 5 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Eliminate Rattling from Aftermarket Android Screen

Eliminate Rattling from Aftermarket Android Screen

While the electronics in the aftermarket android setups are fairly good although I would use a usb dac or sound card and usb external dongle for wireless apple car play or android auto.  Both of those usb dongles are superior than the stock implementation.  Although, I feel that the internal […]

August 25, 2020 0 comments Android Screen, Electronics
Here you can see the use of a cut down jura milk frothing adapter and the milk container adapter to connect to the factory tubing.

When, Why & How to Replace Mercedes Auxiliary Battery

As the push for ever increasing fuel economy has pushed engines to be more efficient and use innovative technology we may not otherwise see, there are some configurations of Mercedes that run a dual battery set-up with one battery primarily, to my knowledge, to power start the engine and power […]

August 24, 2020 0 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Upgrade Mercedes-Benz Main Battery

Upgrade Mercedes-Benz Main Battery

I’ve often read the term pre-tune checklist on various posts across facebook groups, forums, etc.  One of the items that you may want to consider is replacing your Mercedes battery, regardless of how it tests if it is over six years old. There are two batteries on many late model […]

Check out Alibaba and Model Specific Facebook Groups for an Idea of Body Kits and Mods Available

Check out Alibaba and Model Specific Facebook Groups for an Idea of Body Kits and Mods Available

Alibaba for some reason will not sell to me.  This is by no means an endorsement for anything other than browsing in fact I would go with a reseller often like DMP for your Screens. That being said.  Checking out Alibaba and entering your common model code and year can […]

Upgrade Mercedes Clock:  Get a fine timepiece for your Mercedes.

Upgrade Mercedes Clock: Get a fine timepiece for your Mercedes.

Many AMG’s come standard with IWC clocks.  IWC is a fine German manufacture of clocks and watches.  IWC is perhaps best known for their ingenieur line which this particular IWC MB clock is related. Background on IWC IWC ingenieurs are individually tested like Rolexes.  These tests cost money and check […]

August 15, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Interior
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