Audio volume, W163, too loud!

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  1. Nosnibor

    Nosnibor New Member

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    Hi all.

    Odd problem with my ML. Just bought it, and there was no code for the rado, so fitted an aftermarket JVCONE I had lying about.

    Thing is, with the volume on 1, that's a bit too loud! The stereo worked fine in a previous vehicle. No idea why it should be so loud in this one. Any Ideas?
     
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    More sensitive speakers than in your previous car?
     
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    Possibly! I guess there may be an amp fitted somewhere?
     
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    kid-jensen Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yep, sounds like you're driving the output of one amp into another....
     
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    If you supply your VIN number someone will be able to get the code for you.
     
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    optimusprime Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Dito you old radio, can be sorted out . You need to give us the serial number and model and make .So it can be checked out for you.
     
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    www.radio-code.lt

    That will give you the code for your factory radio.



    Re you new radio, you probably have the amp in the car, if you do you need to buy the harness that reduces the level down correctly.
    It is expecting line level and you are feeding it hi level.
    You can buy a plug and play adapter for about £20 to sort it.
     
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    Thing is, the original radio is a radio/cassette. I don't have any cassettes anymore!

    It's a Mercedes Bose unit. Serial number 98C107305
     
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    Thanks for that. The only adaptors I can find are just pin out ones. Nothing said abut the amp.
     
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    Ahh.. Found this one

    Looks like the right bit to me.. ;-)
     
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    Yeah, have you got Bose?
     
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    Original radio was a Bose, yes.
     
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    That's the one then.

    I ask because I had to buy an adapter for my old E320 I think it was and they said there was an adapter for the basic amp and another for Bose. But I think the ML is just Bose so go for it.
     
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    Adaptor fitted, and all sorted. Cheers.
     
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    Cool!
     

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