Up to model year 2008, the Mercedes W211 and W219 have a compartment below the radio that can be opened electrically by means of a button (hazard warning flasher enclosure). It houses either the CD changer or a (very small) storage compartment. Since the presence of the compartment is not obvious, it is also called a "secret compartment." Other names are kinematics compartment, storage compartment or CD changer compartment.
Does this compartment also seem very small to you? Not even a glasses case fits inside! And it is also not illuminated!
We offer you a compartment insert with maximum use of space – 3D printed and illuminated!
Does your compartment no longer open because the original radio is missing?
We have the solution for that too! Please click
- 17.5 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm internal size (instead of ex factory): 17.2 x 7.1 x 2.5 cm
- Accurately 3D printed for the kinematics unit
- 21 LEDs color-matched to the W211
- Brightness separately adjustable, off when compartment is closed
- Matching connector, no soldering, no splice clips
- Individual lighting color upon request
- Upon request, individual partitioning / dividers etc. possible through 3D printing
Illumination is provided by 21 LEDs - you can choose to match the ambient lighting/key illumination (amber yellow) or the AI display (cool white). The LEDs only light up when the ignition is on and the compartment is open. A microswitch on the back of the compartment automatically turns off the LEDs when the compartment is closed.
The brightness can be dimmed independently of the vehicle interior lighting by a dimmer operated inside the compartment with a screwdriver!
The connection is made via a suitable plug on the kinematics compartment (no soldering, no splice clips). The kinematics compartment must be removed once for this purpose. This is explained in illustrated instructions.
In addition to the colors already selectable under "Lighting", other colors can be ordered from our supplier. Please write us a message if you are interested!
- 3D Printed compartment
- 21 LEDs, dimmer and microswitch integrated
- 2-pin connector plug, cable tie
- Installation instructions as PDF with photos
- The items shown (book, pen, case) and the original tray are for size comparison only and are not part of the scope of delivery