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W126 speakers

Mon, 03 Apr 2023 13:19:21 GMT

So I’m in the middle of breathing life into a new (to me) 126 gen2 1990 300 SEL. Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for speakers I can drop in. Some of the speakers crackle and others flat out don’t work. I have a new fader switch on order but figure its good to just upgrade the speakers while I’m at it too. From what I hear, anything modern is better than 30+ year old OEM speakers and the quality of the second hand original speakers on ebay is questionable. My concern is mainly with fitment. If anyone’s done this project can you let me know? Is it easy enough for me to diy or should I go to a place like best buy to get new speakers installed? Thanks.

Mon, 03 Apr 2023 16:27:05 GMT

I'm not sure how compatible your 33 year old W126 will be with modern speakers. Maybe the MB Classic Center might have some advise on that question?

Fri, 05 May 2023 20:36:44 GMT

I would check out Becker Auto Sound. They have new replacement speakers that are guaranteed to fit.

Wed, 10 May 2023 09:20:17 GMT

Turned out that the really bad crackling was the fader switch. Dropped in a new one and the sound is much improved! The driver dash speaker is still out but I can live with that for now. :) I’ll keep an eye on becker. I just got my radio retrofitted by them with bluetooth but at the time they did not have speakers for my model.