a few years back i modified the 116s Becker system to maintain the classic look, but with more functionality. today i swapped out the original hidden Alpine deck with another more modern one. using an infrared repeater hidden behind the Becker display, the signal is then sent to the hidden 'master' deck in the glovebox. the new deck has CD/changer/MP3/ipod attachment and handsfree bluetooth (didn't attach this). when the remote is used, the indicator LED lights up behind the stereo sign of the Becker. the Becker volume switch turns the whole system on and off. with the remote, you can control power, volume, radio statio and source (cd/radio/changer...). a lot of effort for a system I'm happy with. excuse the glare from the camera.
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