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Old 04-22-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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anyone have a DIY for alpine IVA-W205 install in a 2003 m3?

I have an alpine IVA-W205 head unit i was looking to install in my 2003 e46 M3, but I can't seem to find a DIY anywhere
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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it's a double din unit, you need to cut your air duck behind the radio.

Not an easy job, and once you've done it, you can not undo it.

search for "double din", you can find lots of threads on this.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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i know, it's going to be an all day affair. that's why i was hoping there might be an DIY video or something, but thanks!
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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This should give you an idea of what's involved, I think it's safe to say that it will be more than an all day affair .......
There are plenty more on the first page of Google search results for "BMW e46 double din install"

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=359575

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=390158
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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Thanks so much!
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:40 PM   #6
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FYI, I have done this mod. It is a FULL day event and I do it for a living. Have fun it is well worth it, just be patient with it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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Go get a pioneer head unit instead. This will be a giant Pita too.
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