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I've searched all over the 'net, and even these forums. I'm usually pretty good at digging up info, but this time I'm at a loss. I have yet to find any information available regarding the differences between the 2005 and 2006 model year 300C. I've read (at another forum site) that the 7/70 warranty got cut back, but other than that my dealer just says "there are no differences". Is this true?

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Different coils so that there are no plug wires, 300M LH style autostick functionality, and more EVIC stuff (like Oil Temp) are differences I've seen in pictures or read on these forums.
 

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No, that is not correct. There are a few dealer sheets on this website. The main differences are the warranty, a/v inputs, trunk handle closer inside, rear dvd system in the middle console, and some colors discontinued and gained. I pretty much forgot it since I've been waiting so long after being bumped from an '05 to an '06. Others can chime in.
 

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No trunk handle, no AV inputs...

Well, at least on my 2006 300C, build date 3-31-05 at 8AM, the only noticeable difference is that I do have the graphic/digital tire pressure monitor on the EVIC.

Oh, and NO 7/70 Powertrain warranty too. :eek:uch:

My unit does NOT have the interior trunk pulldown, nor the AV external inputs... maybe they are in later 2006's, I think someone (ResumeSpeed?) said that mine would have been built in the first week...
 

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Jasper,I think that your car was built in the 1st week or so, I think that they went to '06 production at the end of day shift 3/24.
 

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These were the claimed 2006 changes as listed in an internal document in April:

- Same great lineup of 300, 300 Touring and Limited, the Hemi-powered 300C and 300C SRT8. Touring, Limited, and 300C are available in All-Wheel Drive with 18 inch tires.

- Linen Gold Paint (first available on Signature Series) replaces Deep Lava Red.

- Silver Steel Metallic Paint new for 300C SRT8

- New Tire Pressure Monitoring System on all 300's.

- New attractive 17 inch Machined Aluminum Wheel now standard on 300 Touring--replaces the painted wheel.

- New Center Mounted Console optional DVD Entertainment System on 300 Touring, 300 Limited, 300C and 300C SRT8.

- Optional Comfort/Convenience Group available on 300 Touring includes 8-way Power Passenger Seat, Heated Seats, and Express Up/Down Windows.

- New Pull Cups on the trunk on all models.

- New Cruise Light on dash notifies you when Cruise Control is activated.

- New Auxiliary Audio Input Jack on all radios.

- New SRT Track Experience for 300C SRT8.

- New Optional Kicker SRT High Performance Audio system with 13 Speakers in 8 locations, 322 watt amplifier, & 100 watt subwoofer is available for 300C SRT8.
 

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My 2006 300c built 14 April does not have the a/v input, trunk pull down cups or the dash light for the cruise.
 

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ResumeSpeed said:
These were the claimed 2006 changes as listed in an internal document in April...
THANKS for the accurate list! This place is such a great wealth of information - I really appreciate your posts!

Pull CUPS seems different than a handle/strap, so I'll look again today at the trunk lid interior.

I wonder if the AV input is on the back of the REC and not easily accessible without removal?

I do have the amber LED on the cruise stalk, but no visible dash light.

Thanks again!

2006 300C, Build Date 3-31-05 / 8AM
 

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Jasper said:
Well, at least on my 2006 300C, build date 3-31-05 at 8AM, the only noticeable difference is that I do have the graphic/digital tire pressure monitor on the EVIC.

Oh, and NO 7/70 Powertrain warranty too. :eek:uch:

My unit does NOT have the interior trunk pulldown, nor the AV external inputs... maybe they are in later 2006's, I think someone (ResumeSpeed?) said that mine would have been built in the first week...
Not to sound dumb but how can u tell the date and time your car was made?
 

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Great question, I wouldn't have known without the help of the guys here!

There's a sticker on the driver door jamb with MDH (month, day, hour) which is the build date/time. So: 033108 on mine equals: March 31, 2005 at 8AM.

Also, the folks at Brampton left a manifest in the glovebox which had a date/time at the top of 03/31/05 at 9:15AM.
 

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i think those 2006's that have early build dates without the AV and other items might have been 2005's that they sold as 2006's. i remember seeing something about that somewhere. :wtf1: HMMMMMMMMMMMM
 

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my black 06 was built march 12th. I have the tire pressure monitor. I have the child release handle inside the trunk which i use to pull the trunk lid shut. 2300 smiles already in 5 weeks.
 

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cruise light

Well, there is no cruise light on the dash of my 2006 but I did notice the amber light on the stalk- this light is not always visible, but I'm glad its there :)

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Tires!

I currently have a 2005 and 2006, the tires are different in the rear, 2005=245 ,2006=255 profile.
 

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Dawsongrant98 said:
I currently have a 2005 and 2006, the tires are different in the rear, 2005=245 ,2006=255 profile.
Actually, the 245's are the all season tires on the SRT-8. The 255's are the summer performance tires. Both options are/were available both years.
 

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On my 2006 300C MDH says 051407 Separate line MFG DATE says 5-05.
Translates into 14 May 2005.

Cruise control light is on the stalk. It is not always visible which depends on seating position and steering wheel position. There is no front A/V input.

Pull cups????? There are 2 rubber things on the internal edge of the truck lid. I am not sure should be pulling these. They do not look strong enough to be pulled. I think they are amortizers...

User manual mentions optional SmartBeams, i.e smart high beams which I do not think is available yet. According to the description it turns high beams on and off depending on the surrounding light condition and detectable tail lights or headlights. May be later in the year.
 
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