The guy I bought my SDL from replaced the car's original
Becker Grand Prix radio with an aftermarket Alpine unit
(gotta have that CD player). Fortunately, he gave me the
Becker when I bought the car. I despise the Alpine and
would like to reinstall the Becker. The Grand Prix may
not have the world's greatest sound quality, but I love
the controls since they're so easy to operate by touch.
Unfortunately, these radios lock up when power is removed
from them, and I don't have the security code. I suppose
most shops would refuse to even try to track the code down,
in case the unit were stolen. My local Mercedes dealership
will look it up. But as I learned with my previous car's
radio, they charge $20 -- for less than a minute's worth of
keyboard work. That chaps my hide.
What are my alternatives?
"Dead kittens hanging on meat hooks in corners
Old ladies falling down staircases forwards
Children depriving the flies of their wings
These are a few of my favorite things" -- John Lagrave