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Old 03-11-2008, 02:24 PM   #41
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:06 AM   #42
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i've tried to search, but wasn't able to find a picture of the wiring that needs to be done for the ebrake, and the wire harness, or w/e it is, the connector that connects to the stock radio nd the one that plugs into the new unit.. srry can't think of it right now..
also if any one has done a diy for the reverse camera for AVIC-D3, or anything similar.. any feedback would be appreciated
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:40 AM   #43
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I have an 02 M3 vert and i need to know whats the part number for the HVAC relocation. I relized my ciggaret has a light..it glows in the night time.

Is the part number 51167001408....or is it...51167001410.

Please someone..help!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:26 PM   #44
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With the correct harness strickly plug and play - Unless you hook up the the VSS ( Vehicle speed sensor) but the Nav is pretty accurate without it. I would I would also ground the ebrake into the harness, that is what I did and no interference. I also tied the siruis into the harness so that it is all intergrated. Everything is easy if you do it this way.

Also the HK system sound about 100 times bettter just from the head unit upgrade alone. I changed NONE of the speakers. I wanted to prior to the install but now I doubt I will.
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I know this is an old DIY, but how can I ground the ebrake into it? Is it already on the harness? Any ideas anyone?
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #45
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:55 PM   #46
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:21 PM   #47
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I just got done with my double din install, 2004 330ci, for my center console I got the 51167001410 for the hvac relocate with single row buttons and all you have to do is pop the lighter out of the old one and into the new one. It also comes with the light already installed, just plug it in! And of course swap your button module from the old to the new!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #48
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:36 AM   #50
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reviving this thread in my research to get all the info i need. i went looking for the metra and found this on ebay. how come this has a connector on both sides? is it supposed to be plug and play in some stereo? do i have to cut the connector off or what?

the connector almost looks like the one in my D3. i would be amazed if i could just plug it into the car and D3 without any wire connecting

http://cgi.ebay.com/METRA-80-8590-70...item45ee16ff68
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:31 PM   #52
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ok guys - so I finally did it, I put a double din in the E46. I know many have done it before but I wold like to think this is a complete novices guide to installing a double din.

Ok first the parts list.

1. Eclipse AVN5500 - $1308.00 shipped from EBAY ( reputable seller )
2. SIR ECL1 - (sirius adapter) $99.99 - Circuit City
3. wiring harness - Metra- #70 - 8590 -$20.00 - Best Buy - not pictured ( do not purchase the 70-9003 even tho the website say it is the right one - Its NOT )
4. Bezel+Dynomat -$259.00 shipped Mybimmer.net
5. PAC SWI X - $50.00 I did not install this yet because I ordered a PAC SWI ECL - which is made for the eclipse head unit
6. BMW climate control relocation -$50.00 Palm Springs BMW - Part# 51-16-7-001-408 - PS BMW = Worse sales team ever. Nice service people tho



PLEASE READ! I will say that this is not for everyone. Also I am not saying that I know what I'm doing or suggest this is the right way of going about it. Iam doing this because I am a complete

novice at car electronics. I think this will help those who want to do it but are to scared, also this will hopefully simplify things for alot of people. Consider this" The idiots guide to installing

Double Din in a M3".

Well first thing I did was buy the Metra Harness 1st I bought the 70-9003 Harness -TOTALLY WRONG - Metra says that my car requires the 70-9003 harness but that is incorrect and this was

the biggest downfall of my install. I spent the night before the install sodering the harness to the Eclipse harness. I figured this would help. ( boy was I wrong ).

The next day I stated by first seting out my tools and what I thought I might need.

First I disconnected my battery -

pretty simple located on the rear passenger side. lift up panel and disconnect the cables.

next I remove the trim using a trim removal tool I bought at AutoZone for 5 bucks.

Starting from right to left I slowly lift from underneath until the trim is slightly popped out, when I reach the opposite end I pull slowly, then it just pulls off. pretty easy.



I do the same with the trim piece over the Business CD. - these trim pieces will not break as easily as it feels.

next i unscrewed the Stereo - and upper AC vents - then removed them both also remove the climate control underneath the business CD. remove the elctrical accordingly





should look something like this

Next I remove the sunglass holder and center console / SMG Dome etc

To remove this area first you need to pull straight up on the SMG shift nob, be snug with it, it will pop off. then pry the dome off from the backside it has a little space to pop the tool in.

then remove the electrical accordingly. and unscrew the 2 screws on the SMG base. and pop that off. going to speed up because this is all fairly simple - just remove all the screws and replace

the options buttons in to the new part - BMW Part# 51-16-7-001-408 - also place the climate control as well.




This is all very straight forward -

One thing to note: the original ash tray set up has a light in it and a plug for it. the new center unit will not have a light or plug. I just tucked it behind the panel.

with light

without light (new unit)



I did not reasemble this area into the care unitl I was done. - It's easier to do this with the SMG area taken apart.

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For cutting you can see here basically the same thing I did

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=314414

Except I made mine of Sheet metal and dynomatted it to death - to seal air in - also the arm that controls the vents to the drivers feet ( basically opens and closes a little flap) can be removed or modified - this is a choice YOU have to make - yes i still want those controls and will spend time modifying the arm to do so or you can leave it open or close -

thats it - no magic - it's not too confusing and it's not difficult. - just make up your mind and do it. also I used a dremel to cut the vents and I removed the front panel so I could make a cleaner cut like this -

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359575

this pic was before i cleaned it up and added the sheet metal - i forgot to take pics of it with the sheet metal in there but basically it looks like everyone else with dynomat everywhere.



the wire harness was basic if you do it in advance - the problem I ran into was having to do the wiring twice because METRA doesn't have thier info right. Make sure you get the correct one -

70-8590

this will make this so easy for you and complete plug and play - only hardwiring will be.... well none I can think of.

This is also a good way to mount the radio - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359575
I did mine with a complete 4 " wide sheet metal band and around the unit and some plastic modifications. No pics sorry. I was in the moment -

The most dificult part about it was making room for all the harness wires everywhere - there are a lot!! - I found it easiest to run them along the top of the unit

by pulling the wires up from behind while i push the head unit in. kinda a pain but eventually you'll figure it out.

as for mounting the gps and siruis antennas I used this as my guide -

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359575


- for the most part it's pretty easy even for a guy with no car stereo electronic experience.



not that difficult at all. As for the unit - the AVN5500 is awsome -

Pros -

Plays DVD's ( yes while driving also )
Nav ( Yes While driving also )
Sirius ( awesome - nice not having wires all over the place and the info on the screen - )
Radio - sounds great but who cares.
Play MP3s
CD audio is great -

Cons - NONE i can think of.

worth it - BEST MOD EVER!!! THE NAV at night lights up in black!! SUPER DOPE!!!

would I do it all over again? YES

the reason I was able to do this is because of all the support from others before me - here are great links for those who don't have time to search -

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359575
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359837
http://www.lazara.org/misc/photos/m3/system/2.htm
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...peaker+removal
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=314414
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=368326
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ghlight=wiring


these were the most useful for me.

THanks to Rich with Mybimmer.net - amazing craftsmanship and shipped it quickly for no extra cost, new how bad I needed the bezel. Also
thanks to ****** - his shop knows all.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS BECAUSE I HAD MANY MYSELF. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP. MANY MEMBERS ON HERE ARE JACKASSESS
AND WILL TELL YOU TO DO A SEARCH. IN THIS CASE THE INFO IS SCATTERED AND DOING A SEARCH WILL NET YOU EVEN MORE QUESTIONS ALOT OF THE TIME.

CARRY ON.

Vic
Vic great post. I want to just install an audio aux in my E46 and would like to install the input plug in the ashtray or sunglasses storage. Since you took all this apart is there access from the radio compartment to the ashtray or sunglass compartment even if a hole needs to be drilled? I only need to run one cable with the 3.5 mm plug at the end. Any idea?
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #53
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Thanks for the DIY!

It will come in Handy in a few months, I'm gathering parts to do a DBL Din Nav.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:47 AM   #54
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E46 Double DIN bezel for sale - $75

For sale: E46 double din bezel originally purchased from mybimmer.net and the carrier you'll need to move the AC controls. Just removed the stereo installation from my E46 as I'm selling the vehicle. The bezel has a small scratch (<1cm, hardly noticeable, see photos) on the right side. Would sell both for $125 plus shipping (or $75 for just the bezel). I'll throw in the BMW wiring harness if you purchase both.

UPDATE - SOLD!
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #55
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Hello I have a bmw 2004 CI 325 ,, I want to install a double din radio. if you have parts for it, send me info please I will buy it. also I will need an isntallation .. maybe you know who could do it.

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:17 PM   #56
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Hello I have 2004 BMW CI I will need somebody to install the double din radio.. please contact me.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:04 AM   #57
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Hey has anyone used an Axxess ASWC to get steering wheel controls with their aftermarket head unit. I saw that people have used PAC ECL, so is that basically the same set up/wiring as the Axxess or what? If it is the same can someone post some pics on how they hooked it up? I have a Pioneer AVH-P8400BH that has the 3.5mm input on it so I'm assuming it will work.
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