View Full Version : Kenwood DNX8120 in 2007 Mercedes C230...Help?

08-24-2008, 05:22 PM
Ok, so I am thinking of putting the DNX8120 into my 2007 C230. I am told by many articles and stores that its not possible because of no kit or harness. However, people who have the car say that it is possible. So I coming here to look for any more info about the parts needed and/or install info. I will likely get a store to do it in the end, but I dont want to start buying stuff until I know its going to work.

I also need some help withe buying part. I want to save money as much as possible, so I have found the unit brand new on the web starting around $1000, however I am told that I cannot have warranty with kenwood when doing that. I am told that I would have to deal with the person I bought from, which may or may not tell me to get lost. If I buy from a dealer, the price seems to be more like $1600, but the warranty is there for longer so I am told. I dont want anything refurb or old. I want all new.

Once this is all done, I want a nice discrete sub of some sort to give me some low end. :)

Thanks in advance.

08-24-2008, 08:04 PM
why not get it on ebay new? I just bought a Pioneer AVH-P6000DVD HU for $452 in brand new condition. It retails for either $700 or $1000 retail, so i saved big either way
Brand new - $725(buy it now)
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-DDX812-7-LCD-2-DIN-DVD-CD-MP3-PLAYER-BLUETOOTH_W0QQitemZ280256773021QQihZ018QQcategoryZ 32825QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

New w/o remote - $320(auction)
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-EXCELON-DDX812-6-95-MONITOR-W-DVD-RECEIVER_W0QQitemZ140258614862QQihZ004QQcategoryZ3 2825QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

08-24-2008, 08:28 PM
Thanks but I want the DNX8120, not DDX.

08-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Any other ideas?

08-27-2008, 05:02 PM
I own a CLK and I'll tell you right now it's totally doable. I personally have the DDX812 and all you need for wiring is a VW Metra harness, a converter box to tap the factory Bose amp if your going to still use it ( I forget which one mine is, but I'll find out tonight) and you're set to go.

08-28-2008, 10:04 AM