A step-by-step installation guide for a 2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit with HD 1080P Video Bluetooth

Upgrading the factory radio is what most car owners will do if they find it can’t satisfy them any more. Some of them may upgrade some features in the factory radio, while some of them may replace the whole factory radio with a new aftermarket head unit. No matter which way to take, you need to remove the factory radio and install what you need. Here I’d like to introduce the detailed installation on a Seicane 2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit. If you also have the same dashboard as follows, this article is great for you.

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit after installation

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit after installation

 

Precautions for this installation:

1.Before you start up any work, park your car well and unplug the negative power cable to avoid any danger.

2.Please make sure that all fastened wires are isolated with electrical tape.

3.Please make sure the ignition is off to avoid short circuit.

 

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation guide

  1. Open the little box beneath the radio and remove the screws with a screwdriver.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 1

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 1

  1. Pry the trim panel on the right side of the box with a removal tool, after that, remove it.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 2

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 2

  1. Remove the screw with a screwdriver.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 3

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 3

  2. Pry the leather surrounding the brake, then pull it up, at last, remove it.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 4

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 4

  1. Remove the trim panel under the brake with your hands.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 5

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 5

  1. Disconnect the connectors behind the trim.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 6

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 6

  1. Take the box out of the dashboard.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 7

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 7

  1. Disconnect the connectors behind the box.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 8

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 8

  1. Remove the trim panel on the box with your hands.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 9

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 9

10.Disconnect the connectors at the back of the trim panel.

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 9

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 9

  1. Remove two screwdrivers inside the trim panel.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 11

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 11

12.Take another box under the radio with your hands.

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 12

2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 12

  1. Disconnect all the connectors at the back of the box.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 13

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 13

  1. Remove two screws after taking away the box with a screwdriver.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 14

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 14

  1. Pop out the disc player.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 15

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 15

  1. Remove the screws at both sides of the disc player.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 16

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 16

  2. Take the disc player out of the dashboard.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 16

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 16

  1. Remove two screws holding the radio with a screwdriver.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 18

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 18

  1. Take the radio out of the dashboard.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 19

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 19

  1. Disconnect all the connectors at the back of the radio.

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 20

    2004-2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit installation step 20

 

  1. Connect the connectors and cables to the new Seicane head unit as the user manual shows.
  2. Put the new Seicane head unit into the dashboard and turn it on to have a comprehensive check.
  3. If everything works well, then install all the screws, boxes and trim panels accordingly into their original places. If not, check carefully whether all the cables are connected or not.

 

That’s all the detailed installation guide for a Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit. Wish it can be helpful for you. Please make sure you are clear about every step before the installation.  If you find it too hard to understand all the steps, please ask a professional for help.

 

In addition, you need to make sure your new head unit can fit your car, so that it can work well and be installed perfectly. If you are still looking for one, I’d like to recommend an ideal Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit from Seicane to you, it comes with many up-to-date features for you to upgrade your factory radio. Here’s the link:

 

http://www.seicane.com/oem-android-dvd-player-gps-navigation-system-for-mercedes-benz-slk-w171-r171-with-hd-1080p-video-bluetooth-touch-screen-radio-wifi-tv-ipod-backup-camera-steering-wheel-control-usb-sd-s018801

 

This Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit comes with a large 7 inch HD 1024*600 multi-touch screen to operate the navigation. You won’t get lost even if you travel around the country when you utilize its most accurate GPS navigation system. The Bluetooth technology allows you to wirelessly pair with your mobile phone to make and receive hands-free calls and stream music.

 

What’s more, an optic fiber decoder can also be supported by this Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit. After installing a decoder in your car, your factory car’s optic fiber and all the speakers still to work after installing this radio. The decoder is just plug and play and easy to install. And high quality sound is available for you after installation.

 

Having a relaxing and amazing journey in your car, this Seicane Mercedes-Benz SLK W171 R171 head unit is just your best choice. Take it and go right now!

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