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bigrank916 last won the day on November 29 2017

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    2002 Mercedes C230

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  1. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    I tried that first J. 3 different fuses for starting and all were good. I even ran thru the fuses before I started the install of the HU and made sure all was good. Its crazy because all the probs I've been having are since the car has been sitting. Before I took apart the car I had none of these issues. I'm betting that my electrical probs with the bad alty caused some of my other electrical components to take a shit unexpectedly. I'm gonna sleep on it for a few days but I think its been enuf of a headache.
  2. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    I must have THE worst fucking luck. I get my stereo all wired up and putting together the dash when my key suddenly wont work in the ignition anymore. This key is only 6 years old. Still works for the doors and filler flap tho. I bought it from the dealership when my last one did the same thing and left me stranded. Now its in a carport with the windows down and I cant get them up or move the car. I've searched the net and come up with 3 options. The key, electronic ignition system, or the steering wheel lock. The key is about $200. The EIS can be $1k-$1500, and Idk what the ESL would be. I think this car has finally broke me down. I constantly have had nothing but probs since taking it apart to install a fucking stereo. I'm about to list it on Craigslist for parts. I thot I was making major progress until this. I can't stand putting hundreds if not a $1k or more when its barely worth $1500...ruining my whole fucking vibe today
  3. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    Got the HU wires figured out and it powered up. Gonna install the rcas cables and remote wire today if it stops raining. Had a question about the 80PRS. It says to flip the DSP switch from standard mode to network mode if using multiple amps. Then reset the microprocessor. How would one go about doing that? I think I figured out the alarm/locking/light prob tho. Door switch on the driver side must be bad. I get door ajar messages on the dash when the door is closed and driving. That is coming on Monday. Now that I've got a few things fixed electrically this build should pick up speed along with the good weather.
  4. Indecision between FI Q Neo and FI BTL Neo

    Actually the Q can be ported or sealed. The BTL is ported only. Never heard the Q but I owned a BTL about 10 years ago and it was the best sub I'd ever had. If you like to bang pretty loud and enjoy some earth shaking lows, I'd go with a BTL.
  5. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    Been slowly getting at this build as the new year comes along. I installed the new headliner and it looks great. Still trying to find the damn wires to hook up the HU tho. I bought a new Bosch OEM alt for it and installed that about a month ago as well because the old one failed even tho it wasn't being driven. 18 years old tho so it went thru its lifespan I guess.

    Everything has been sent except for the mids that are still on back order. I really appreciate you guys taking care of that. Thank you!

    1800woofers order #1909 SSA order #22130

    I leave my cell number each time I've left a voicemail and I checked my account info which also has the right number. Something must be wrong. I'm confused as to how long the back order has been in effect. Is this since before Christmas?? That's when ordered mine. So no one has received the 4 ohm evil mids or tweets since then? NVX amp is good to go?? Does that mean the amp is in stock or not? Was it on back order before? If it wasn't back ordered, why wasn't it shipped out when I ordered it in Nov? Please include a bit more detail as to why I've been waiting so long. RCAs don't mean much w/o the amp they were purchased for but that's quite a wait for them. I've checked my spam folder leading back to the beginning of Feb. No email from SSA or 1800woofers.

    I'm having a hard time getting someone from SSA to contact me about my orders. I've left 2 voicemails on Mon and Tues. Called back Weds but no answer and sent an email on Friday. I also used the online form a few months ago to ask about changing my order if something was on back order but got no response. I'm assuming the items I'm waiting for are on back order? 1 set of evil mids and tweets plus RCAs on one order and an NVX amp on the other. I can still purchase the amp and tweets today which tells me it shouldn't be on back order right? Confused here. I have had zero notification on when these items might arrive too. I purchased them in late Nov and Dec. Someone please give me a heads up as to whats goin on. Thank you
  10. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    Should I not try to use it?
  11. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    Always the strong voice of reason. And no idk lol
  12. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    Would I benefit at all by getting an Alpine H701/C701 processor for my 80PRS head unit? I prob don't need it but I want it lol
  13. 2002 Mercedes C230 kompressor coupe

    Thanks guys I've always wanted the SSA line. I bought an Icon for my daughter but she blew that so it needs a recone which I will be attempting someday. Now I will have my own So far I have the tweets, mids, and the sub amp. Still waiting on the rest but not needed yet. Reassembled some of the interior now. Just floorboards and front seats. Need to keep everything else open so I can run some wires under the center console. I thot about running them under the floor but decided against it. I will be running all my own wires to the speakers and bought plenty of that and new RCAs. I have a lot of old stuff but I wanted to go fresh on this build to make sure I had no issues with crap wiring. I also picked up a 500 amp relay isolator. No I really didn't need one that big but it was cheaper than the 200 amp, go figure lol. I would like to keep the stereo on it own battery since this car has so much shit in the electrical dept already. I will be using a XS D3100 in the rear for the isolator so hopefully this will keep me from buying a HO alt for $800 that wouldn't be useful if I sell the car or get rid of it. The D3100 always can transfer I guess. Also grabbed some thermal barrier for the headliner. Once that comes in I can reattach the headliner and hopefully that goes smoothly. I've been dreading that part of reassembly the most...
  14. Pioneer DEH 80PRS

    Welcome to SSA. Kind of a hard question to answer. That could go a lot of different ways. What kind of setup are you looking for? I have the same head unit and Im doing a two way active with a sub. 2 mids, 2 highs, and a sub basically.
  15. J-roadtatts Super Sonic Xterra Build

    Insanely great idea with those adjustable pods!! Looking good dude!