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Peter55 09-28-2012 08:48 PM

Head Unit
 
Hi Guys,

I'm new here and I am after some advice. I want to fit a GPS/Bluetooth to my 2003 325i. Any suggestions would be great. I'm in Melbourne.

Cheers

shannon1 09-28-2012 09:18 PM

If your an audiophile with a huge budget and have to have great awesome sound then check out Alpine gear. If your on a low budget and want an all in 1 DVD, CD, GPS, Bluetooth, Radio, USB, Ipod connect, TV, Reverse camera unit, then do a search on here for Dynavin and read up on the plethora of info about the good and the bad and make up your own mind. I've got an old V4 Dynavin and I'm very happy with it.

E46 Coupe 09-28-2012 09:29 PM

Audiophile and Alpine don't really belong in the same sentence these days. :rofl:

M3_Maniac 09-28-2012 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e46 coupe (Post 14771857)
audiophile and alpine don't really belong in the same sentence these days. :rofl:

+1

M3_Maniac 09-28-2012 10:19 PM

If ur just after Bluetooth & Nav go the Dynavin and depending on whether you use an iPhone or Android you have choices for both. If you want to dramatically improve the sound quality also but keep everything looking "factory" BSW (a forum sponsor) make speaker and sub kits specifically for the E46. I have used them in the past and found them a massive improvement over the factory HK system and they are so easy to install as a DIY. If you're after a system that will blow your mind that's a whole other discussion, lol

shannon1 09-29-2012 01:43 AM

Ok I don't know much about sound systems lol, but most of the guys who have bagged out the Dynavin for being crap have all ended up suggesting Alpine gear so that why I suggested it. My bad then.

fgin 09-29-2012 02:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shannon1 (Post 14771845)
if your an audiophile with a huge budget and have to have great awesome sound then check out alpine gear. If your on a low budget and want an all in 1 dvd, cd, gps, bluetooth, radio, usb, ipod connect, tv, reverse camera unit, then do a search on here for dynavin and read up on the plethora of info about the good and the bad and make up your own mind. I've got an old v4 dynavin and i'm very happy with it.

+1

steve.k 09-29-2012 03:20 AM

two options - 1. dynavin (if you want it looking neat) or 2. single din flip out screen with gps etc etc... But it depends how your car came stock... does it have sat nav? or aircon/cd player in the centre dash?

andrijko 09-29-2012 08:07 AM

I'm going to give the Dynavin a go when I get my new car. Really keen to try it out. Other wise if you want some good stuff either Alpine or JL audio will do the trick for you. ATM JB had 30% off car sound. So you can get some awesome prices especially if you know someone there. ;)

Peter55 09-30-2012 03:42 AM

Headunit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by steve.k (Post 14772345)
two options - 1. dynavin (if you want it looking neat) or 2. single din flip out screen with gps etc etc... But it depends how your car came stock... does it have sat nav? or aircon/cd player in the centre dash?

Thanks for the reply. My car doesn't have satnav and only single din dash. I'm mainly after satnav and bluetooth. Not so fussed about sound quality as long as its as good as original.

Cheers

Chewy 09-30-2012 03:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peter55 (Post 14774358)
Thanks for the reply. My car doesn't have satnav and only single din dash. I'm mainly after satnav and bluetooth. Not so fussed about sound quality as long as its as good as original.

Cheers

Defiantly go Dynavin then.

Peter55 09-30-2012 03:53 AM

I thought Dynavin required double din slot?

TurnersInOz 09-30-2012 04:00 AM

The Dynavin uses a single DIN just like the factory units do.

DesiredM 09-30-2012 04:05 AM

You mean double din ^^

fgin 09-30-2012 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurnersInOz (Post 14774371)
The Dynavin uses a single DIN just like the factory units do.

+1, the Dynavins are single din at the back, with a full screen at the front which is why it can fit into our cars.

Peter55 09-30-2012 04:21 AM

So my heater/aircon controls below my single DIN factory unit would have to be lowered to fit a single DIN Dynavin unit with a double DIN face? Perhaps a single DIN face unit with flip out GPS screen might be an option.

Cheers

DesiredM 09-30-2012 04:36 AM

Sorry i meant the face is a double din, while the unit at the rear is single din you still need to make the space to fit it on a non nav factory unit in an e46 so yeah you need to relocate the controls.

fgin 09-30-2012 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peter55 (Post 14774393)
So my heater/aircon controls below my single DIN factory unit would have to be lowered to fit a single DIN Dynavin unit with a double DIN face? Perhaps a single DIN face unit with flip out GPS screen might be an option.

Cheers

correct lowering the heater/aircon controls is a simple process.

agdiver 09-30-2012 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chewy (Post 14774361)
Defiantly go Dynavin then.

Yes, good suggestion, installed mine and love it !!!

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Bmwboi36 09-30-2012 07:31 AM

BMW Genuine 3 Series E46 A/C Climate Control Relocation Unit P/N 51168230903
is what u need if u dint have the SAV nat all ready in .


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