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Mechanicals / Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Last post by 90077merc on Yesterday at 09:20 PM »
Ha ha not fixing the problem is a definite short term fix. I should add that when I turn on the radio it does get louder, it’s just that when I turn it off there is still some faint radio sound coming through and a loud constant buzzing noise.
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Mechanicals / Re: Considering converting over to euro-spec bumpers
« Last post by raftel on Yesterday at 12:12 PM »
Thank you!  The links were very helpful.  I had searched for euro bumper, and those links didn't come up.  I guess I'm going to be spending some money in Vietnam, and looking for some other parts.
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Mechanicals / Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Last post by nathan on Yesterday at 06:49 AM »
there is a good chance someone retrofitted this and its live off the battery, not the fuse box. is there a separate wire to the battery positive terminal and perhaps this is the radio power confirming someone added power to it improperly?
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Mechanicals / Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Last post by floyd111 on Yesterday at 04:42 AM »
In that case I would think this is a broken Becker button. Power supply from the car, on/off works, so I think that is that.
Not fixing that problem would also be a good option. :D
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Mechanicals / Re: Considering converting over to euro-spec bumpers
« Last post by gavin116 on Yesterday at 12:37 AM »
This may help too.


John, not as easy as it looks, I had my 1980 450SEL converted a few years ago.Front:Remove the US bumpers and you will see that the top bumper blades are actually mounted on a bracket that is welded to the front panel, these brackets need to be removed and the welds cleaned up and painted. You need to also cover a hole on each front fender where the us upper blade used to mount.Once you remove the US bumper, you are left with the shock absorber holes and have no bolts to attach the euro bumper brackets to. You can have studs welded for this purpose as I did or insert screws from behind the lower cross member but this is a little tricky to do.Lastly, the rubber buffer that closes the gap from the us bumper to the body must be removed and its mountig studs cut, filed and painted. Remember also that you need the metal buffer that installs under the headlight lower eye lids and runs across the front of the car closing the gap between the euro bumper and the body, this metal piece is painted flat black, not body color.The lower grilles for the euro car are also different as they are taller and close the front skirt completely. And don't forget, euro cars do not have fog lights mounted on the bumper, they are part of the euro headlights.Rear:A little easier....After removing the US bumper you will have to close the holes where the shocks mounted and drill new ones to mount the euro. You will see exactly where to drill once you remove the shocks, there is a little dimple where the euro instalation is.In the back there is also a rubber buffer to remove but in this case you need to fill and paint the holes on the back panel.Hope this info helps, I am doing this from memory, mine was moded almost 10 years ago.Let me know if you have any questions. It is always nice to see this conversion taking place, the car just looks so right the way it was originally designed.Regards,Joe
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Mechanicals / Re: Considering converting over to euro-spec bumpers
« Last post by gavin116 on Yesterday at 12:15 AM »
No doubt 3133ter's past thread will help, and it's full of pictures too!

https://forum.w116.org/interiors-and-exteriors/front-bumper-conversion-with-pics/msg140143/#msg140143
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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: Headrest Foam Insert
« Last post by 90077merc on 03 May 2021, 06:26 PM »
Oh that’s right, I could just buy a whole headrest. Thanks!
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Mechanicals / Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Last post by 90077merc on 03 May 2021, 06:24 PM »
Oh yes it turns off when the key is out.
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Test Drive / Re: Euro 6.9 on dyno (in German)
« Last post by floyd111 on 03 May 2021, 06:10 PM »
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Test Drive / Re: New Stainless Steel Euro Bumpers Now Available
« Last post by floyd111 on 03 May 2021, 06:07 PM »
Has anyone bumped into any reviews yet?
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