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Old 12-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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My Ride: 02 330xi
H/K head unit replacment need line out converter

On my 02 330xi I want to (and did) replace my head unit with an aftermarket single din. The issue I have is Crutchfield sold me a line out converter and told me without issue the converter, headunit steering wheel control box and wiring harness will fit int he dash behind the headunit.

It doesn't.

First- after breaking my antenna lead, smashing everything any way I could find and cuttting the hell out of the stock stereo mounting bracket I got it all to "fit" but its not right and the stereo will not drop back far enough to seat right because the stock wiring harness connector is simply too large. IF I could ditch the line out converter, I created a chunk of space I could drop it into, but with that huge ass converter in there it is NOT fitting.

Second: with the converter set to the "factory" setting (which Crutchfield said I should leave it at) the stereo isn't all that loud. I was thinking of going back in there to set them higher, but I am not 100% sure I can get it all back together.

So has anyone done this without a line output converter? Does it work?

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