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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-03-2009, 08:50 AM   #21
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That photoshopped pic won't fit easily. You won't be able to make a bezel cheaply either.


What you really should do is buy a double din kit, theres a great one off ebay for $240 shipped/paypald. Don't forget the HVAC relocation unit, EAS has them. Also get a pac ice unit or something (forget the name) for the steering wheel controls. Find a unit that does fit in there and use that one. I use the Kenwood 7120 (the 8120 is used stock on the ferrari or lambo). Its an incredible unit with everything I need and more. The iPod control is awesome and the nav is the easiest I've ever used. I also have the sirius and all the other cool stuff. I had it on my 325ci and I am going to slap it into my M3 soon. I miss it so damn much. I don't think it has the rear view camera, but the M3 has the sensors and you have your eyes.

Anyways, that photoshopped pic won't be an easy one to do. Get a prefab kit and buy a unit that fits. Don't look for the cheapest unit either. Its an M3 not a honda.
Got a buddy at Best Buy that always does my sh!t. Last car he did was Avic-D3 for my 911 Turbo. Gonna go in Fri to have my radar detector run and see what he says. He's already said he can make me a bezel.

..and yes, i forgot to mention it but for $140 it has the steering wheel controls.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #22
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Got the Pioneer Avic-X710BT $900, got it for $698 shipped
Ipod Controler $50
Steering Wheel Control $140, got it for $68
rear-view Camera $400, got it for $280 shipped.
Bezel $112
Got it all installed for $200

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #23
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it looks nice, but 112 for plastic bezel? if it was me I would have got the carbon fiber double din from ebay, oh oh I did do that and it is
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:15 PM   #24
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it looks nice, but 112 for plastic bezel? if it was me I would have got the carbon fiber double din from ebay, oh oh I did do that and it is
I thought about it but with no cf and having a brushed alum/mat black dash with mat black navigationI thought the mat black bezel would look best. I think I chose correctly.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:02 AM   #25
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Got a buddy at Best Buy that always does my sh!t. Last car he did was Avic-D3 for my 911 Turbo. Gonna go in Fri to have my radar detector run and see what he says. He's already said he can make me a bezel.

..and yes, i forgot to mention it but for $140 it has the steering wheel controls.
I can't believe you took a Porsche to Best Buy for A/V work.


...but to each his own. Sounds like you're a happy customer and that's what matters.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #26
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I can't believe you took a Porsche to Best Buy for A/V work.


...but to each his own. Sounds like you're a happy customer and that's what matters.
You think cause someone installs for Best Buy they can't be good? Anway, the dude is good. Best I've found. You have NO idea the care he takes on my cars. He's the manager, been installing for a *long* time and KNOWS his sh!t. .

...just ignorant.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #27
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Sorry for the old post need help if you can help. THANKS

What else parts did you have to buy in order to do the whole retrofit for the car? The retrofit wire harness (PN: 61-12-0-309-250), Holder (aka HVAC relocation) (PN: 51-16-7-001-410), GPS serial (PN: 65-90-8-374-297) and GPS serial cable (PN: 61-12-8-374-688)? Also does it matter if its for a coupe or convertible for the retrofit wire harness? I just recently purchased a 2003 bmw e46 m3 convertible and wanted to install the mk4, radio tuner, navi and cd changer installed on the car. I have all the components but didnt order the retrofit wire harness or hvac re-locator or the gps cable or gps antenna. Are those the right parts I would need for my vert install? Thanks Ronny
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #28
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Why not just get a dynavin?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #29
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If you have an iPhone 5/4S use iOS 6 turn by turn. Works great for me...
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #30
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All smart phones have navigation with turn-by-turn directions. That includes Android and Blackberry (as well as Apple). This begs the question, why add any in dash nav system to your car when you can simply plug in your phone?
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #31
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Because its illegal to use your phone while driving.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #32
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It's illegal to "use" your phone while driving? I guess that is why virtually EVERY car on the market is now equipped with Bluetooth. It's illegal to text while driving (in many states, but not all), but it is not illegal to use the phone's built-in GPS. Get real.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #33
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #34
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It's illegal to "use" your phone while driving? I guess that is why virtually EVERY car on the market is now equipped with Bluetooth. It's illegal to text while driving (in many states, but not all), but it is not illegal to use the phone's built-in GPS. Get real.
Lol you think cop is gonna believe that you were using your GPS?
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First of all, you are a first class cock if you hold your phone in your hand whilst following GPS instructions. You either place it in front of you on the instrument pod or grow a few brain cells and buy a cell phone holder. I have driven from Miami to Durham, on to Pittsburgh, and back to Miami using my cellphone without a problem. As I said, only a few states even prohibit texting in a car, no state prohibits using a cell phone with a hands-free device while driving, and no state prohibits using the cell phone's navigation software while driving. If states had such laws, NO cell phone would be sold with such capability, and no navigation service would be offered by the major carriers. GPS is pretty worthless if you are walking.
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Oh I see you're from Florida. In Cali it just won't fly with cops. And if you have an iPhone 4 you didn't get turn by turn nav with the new update.
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