Dig around the recessed area of the right side of the trunk, behind the
wheel housing and the rear brake light, near the side fender. The CD player
is typically hung vertically in that small side trunk space, and the cable
is normally coiled under the grey trunk cover on the side. I believe I
found my cable by pulling up the trunk liner on the rear right fender area,
and it was tucked down below, almost to the spare tire / battery recess.
My dealer had a third-party prefitted mounting panel that fit perfectly over
the side recess area, covered with the same trunk fabric used everywhere
else. I only had to slide the CD changer vertically into the rectangular
cutout, snap in the cables (two of them), then simply drop the changer and
mounting panel on top of the recess, leaving only the very top of the
changer showing. No mounting or drilling or hassle; looks like it came from
the factory, completely the same fabric, changer placement and look of the
I'm not sure they used the combination radio/telephone (keypad) system on
yours as they did on my 2000 C230K, but that's where my cable ended up being
stored -- in the right rear recess near the tail light, under the trunk
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