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Old 07-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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E46 '98, strange stereo replacement

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I'm talking about an E46 '98 stock stereo, that i want to replace it, and i can't find any informations regarding the connector. It's a single DIN as you can see from pic1, but with a strange wider display. I've search the last month on internet, to find a similar model to mine, but i couldn't find any. The problem is, the connector: blue 12 pin (pic 2&3), and i can't find any lead to standard ISO, to put a regular stereo, or any info regarding that 12pin conn. Any slight of information, will be of great help.







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Old 07-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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That was the original monochrome small screen navigation system BMW had as an option for i think the first two years of production, then it was replaced by the 4:3 small screen lcd navigation unit and then in 2002 by the 16:9 navigation monitor

Google e46 monochrome nav
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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Navigation and a cassette player! What more could you want?!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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E46 '98, strange stereo replacement

How about and 8-track player. I have some in the garage with no way to play them.

The connector to the back of OPs radio/Nav is nothing like the standard connector used on other E46 single height radios. You might be able to find information on the function of the wires in the BMW WDS.


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Old 07-05-2013, 04:16 AM   #5
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"18801 Component connector (12-pin, blue), On-board monitor control unit" - That's all the information regarding the x18801 connector from bmw wds.

And i've manange to find this: BMWNavigationVideoandAudioInformation.pdf

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"18801 Component connector (12-pin, blue), On-board monitor control unit" - That's all the information regarding the x18801 connector from bmw wds.

And i've manange to find this: BMWNavigationVideoandAudioInformation.pdf
The BMW WDS for the E46 and your radio/nav is slightly different from what you found in that PDF. Here is what the BMW WDS has for USA_LHD up to 2001_09

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #7
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I though 99 was the first year of e46...guess I learned something new today.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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I though 99 was the first year of e46...guess I learned something new today.
Most of the rest of the world got the E46 before it was sold in the United States. BMW probably wanted to wring out the bugs and make the car perfect before selling it here.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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mate,in Australia bmw were still fitting cassette head units in the 2002 models,i know because I had one,nothing but the best for us aussies
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Unfortunately it's a 'rare' factory part that did not use standard plugs. Thus meaning, as shown here, would need to do a little bit of wiring
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:44 AM   #11
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Exactly. The normal plug was in the boot, and the one that is in front, its just a lead from head unit to the boot "peaces". I had to remove all the parts from behind: SatNav, CD-Player, "Amp", since they were of no use anymore.

I've bought some wires, different colours, and made a harness; then pulled it from head unit, central console, to the boot and with a bit of soldering everything was done. It took me like 1h and a half for the soldering, and the same amount of time, for the harness pulling beneath the central console, rear back seats etc.

Unfortunately, i was too eager to finish all this "crap", and didn't took any pictures.

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