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Old 01-11-2010, 10:22 AM   #18261
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Sorry to hear you're freezing your ass off bro.
That's gotta make it miserable and anti-productive.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #18262
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Hey guys, do you think that the part they are cutting into in these threads:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=390158
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=572795
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is the same part as # 2 in this diagram?
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=64&fg=05

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is the same as the part
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:40 PM   #18263
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #18264
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I dont think its the same piece but I may be wrong. Are you thinking of doing this?
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:00 PM   #18265
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I looked around the site and didn't see that part anywhere. it houses the heater core and all of the ducting connects to it. Good luck finding that one.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:19 PM   #18266
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I dont think its the same piece but I may be wrong. Are you thinking of doing this?
I will explain in detail at the meet, but basically it has already been done.

I took apart almost all of my stereo last week. Dash, speakers, everything to find out where I stood. While the rear speakers and HK sub were all stock, nothing else was.

I pull the Head Unit and HVAC controls and found what I expected, someone else had a Double-DIN nav unit in the car (as evidences by the rear view camera installed in my trunk keyhole) and they tore open that part to fit it in, just like the walkthroughs say to. Problem is, they did not patch the hole, so my HVAC just blows into the dash behind the radio. I am contemplating either sealing it up and placing a DD unit of my own in there, or attempting to source the original part and return it to stock. I just want to find the right diagram and figure out exactly what I am looking at.
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Sorry to hear you're freezing your ass off bro.
That's gotta make it miserable and anti-productive.
I wasn't really complaining about the temps, just talking about the difference in the office. It isn't all that cold but there is crazy temp swings as you walk around. I have a jacket here, but haven't been wearing it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:21 PM   #18268
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Patch it and go double din, if it has already been cut apart that is half the battle. What an a$$hole previous owner to cut it open and not patch it
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:43 PM   #18269
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I m just wondering which unit I like the Kenwoods and the Pioneers and whatnot, but even with the custom bezel you can buy I don't really like the way they look in-dash. I have been following the thread about the Chinese import one that seems way cool, but there are possible issues with the legitimacy of the seller (possible shady ****.)

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=731767

So, in the end I am just waiting. I need to get in and fix the hole regardless of what I do, so I wanted to consider replacing the piece (and possibly doing a very clean mod to create the room for double-din) or just fixing it in dash. People say they have had success with ABS plastic and glue, but I worry about how long that will last. Some people have been putting Dynamat or duct tape over it which might work but look just as shitty as it does now as a hole.
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Ron, Id just fix the hole and not replace the original piece. That way in the future if you do decide to pull the trigger to go to double DIN you're not cutting up another piece. Plus I'm almost positive that you would have to pull the ENTIRE dash to get that one piece of ducting replaced.

Just some things to think about.

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Hey Ron I saw in your post in the other thread that you lived in Colorado when you were younger. Is that true or did I read that wrong? I am originally from Colorado I was just wondering where exactly.
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I m just wondering which unit I like the Kenwoods and the Pioneers and whatnot, but even with the custom bezel you can buy I don't really like the way they look in-dash. I have been following the thread about the Chinese import one that seems way cool, but there are possible issues with the legitimacy of the seller (possible shady ****.)

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=731767

So, in the end I am just waiting. I need to get in and fix the hole regardless of what I do, so I wanted to consider replacing the piece (and possibly doing a very clean mod to create the room for double-din) or just fixing it in dash. People say they have had success with ABS plastic and glue, but I worry about how long that will last. Some people have been putting Dynamat or duct tape over it which might work but look just as shitty as it does now as a hole.
Yea man i was following that thread too. I put my whole system in my car but i have a flip out single din not a double din.
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Hey Ron I saw in your post in the other thread that you lived in Colorado when you were younger. Is that true or did I read that wrong? I am originally from Colorado I was just wondering where exactly.
I am originally from Fruita, CO. Grand Junction if you don't know where that is haha.

Colin, that unit looks great (I don't like the shiny knobs on it, but whatever). I just don't know about that retailer. I am going to wait until I see some other people receive the product first.
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I am originally from Fruita, CO. Grand Junction if you don't know where that is haha.
Yeah I think I know where that is. I think I stopped there on a road trip from CA before. I am from Centennial which is like 20 mins south of Denver. I am missing CO right now because I really want to do some legit snowboarding. I went in early December but, the resort still wasn't 100 percent. Do you think you will ever go back or do you plan on staying on the east coast? I know I am gonna move back later this year. I am just waiting on my girl friend to get out of the Navy.
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Yeah I think I know where that is. I think I stopped there on a road trip from CA before. I am from Centennial which is like 20 mins south of Denver. I am missing CO right now because I really want to do some legit snowboarding. I went in early December but, the resort still wasn't 100 percent. Do you think you will ever go back or do you plan on staying on the east coast? I know I am gonna move back later this year. I am just waiting on my girl friend to get out of the Navy.
I might end up in CO Springs or something one day. No plans right now.

I am not a fan of the East Coast, but this is where the money is right now...

I could never live back in my hometown. I would go nuts in about 5 hours.
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I might end up in CO Springs or something one day. No plans right now.

I am not a fan of the East Coast, but this is where the money is right now...

I could never live back in my hometown. I would go nuts in about 5 hours.
Yeah. I don't plan on moving back to my home town. I want to move to Ft. Collins and go to CSU for mechanical/electrical engineering. Do you ski or snowboard?
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Yeah. I don't plan on moving back to my home town. I want to move to Ft. Collins and go to CSU for mechanical/electrical engineering. Do you ski or snowboard?
Always been a skier. I suck at snowboarding.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #18279
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I don't have the budget for that **** though. Even as good a deal as that is.
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sucks they're only in 18's. I think I really wanna stick to 17's... who has some nice 18's I can throw on to see if I wanna go that big??
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