CD Changer in 1999 E320 Wagon

The 6-CD changer in my 1999 E320 Wagon started to fail and flake out.
So I bought one on ebay, but didn't do enough homework before buying.
The failed unit in the wagon was model: MC3198. The replacement was
MC3010. The MC3010 works fine...but is about 1 inch shorter than the MC3198. It is too short for the mounting bracket.
Before I inquire about an exchange or refund, has anyone else solved this problem?
- Is there a mounting bracket for the MC3010 / 1999 E320 WAGON combo? - Is there any kind of universal mounting "bridge" kits that can fill in the gap?
...other successful solution?
Thanks,
Zendog
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No, the length differential is more like 3/8" or so and you should be able to easily shim it up. As far as I know, the bracket fastening points are the same. I dont see brackets selling solo, as they're usually sold with the changer. But Ebay usually has something and it's just a matter of continuous searching....or post a WTB on the various MB forums.
I have two spare brackets for 3198 but none for 3010. I believe the 3111 bracket should fit 3010 but not sure.
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If unit works fine, then find some way to shim it up... longer screw to make ti work like av8 said.
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On the plus side, the 3010 is supposed to be a better unit in terms of disc reading and less skipping :)
Doug
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snipped-for-privacy@sorrynospam.com says...

For the record, the local dealer had a L/R bracket extension in stock.
Part number: Q 6 82 0694 About $20
The whole CD changer swap-out was easy -- took about 20 minutes. Much cheaper than the $800 parts and labor that the dealer service shop quoted.
Now I just have to convince my wife that I should use the $500 savings to buy a new electric guitar.
Zendog
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