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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    My Head Unit has packed up, it's stuck in a loop on the BMW startup screen. I've looked on ebay for replacements for the F21 and there are many but none that exactly match the one I have. The ones I mostly see have a few extra connections, I'm guessing for Sat-Nav which my original didn't have...
  2. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Just got a 330ci and trying to install an aftermarket head unit, assuming it would be the same as my previous 318ci I rushed out and bought a Sony Double Din unit that only takes up a single din behind to fit above the airbox. However I have discovered that the tuner/amp is in the boot and...
  3. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello! I've got a question about whether I can fit a newer head unit. I have a 1998 head unit(4:3) without dsp and amplifier, but I really dislike the head unit that is in my car right now. I just found a good deal on newer head unit (16:9) and was wondering if it is just plug and play or there...
  4. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi folks, I'm trying to retrofit bluetooth into my business cd C43, as using the cig. lighter devices look crap so trying to maintain an OEM look. The options my car came with: S650A - Radio BMW Reverse S661A - Radio BMW Business (C43) S692A - Preparation, BMW 6-CD changer I-bus There is no...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys I've recently bought a E46 Clubsport from 2003 the genuine head unit is outdated and slow, I've been looking for the genuine touch screen head unit for this model. one of the cars I viewed before I bought this one had one but I can't seem to find it anywhere looked on amazon/google with...
  6. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hey Guys, hoping you can help. I have just bought my first BMW and so far I'm loving it. It’s a 2009 320d E92 auto. I'm currently trying to swap the base stereo for an aftermarket unit so that I can get DAB radio and Bluetooth etc. The unit I decided on was the Pioneer AVH X490DAB and after...
  7. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello guys, been rummaging through the forum for some info on what kind of fascia to get. Looking on Amazon and pretty much everywhere else, everyone is selling the single din off centred fascia plate. I want a single unit as I like my sunglasses holder and don't want to get rid of my...
  8. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hello guys, been rummaging through the forum for some info on what kind of fascia to get. Looking on Amazon and pretty much everywhere else, everyone is selling the single din off centred fascia plate. I want a single unit as I like my sunglasses holder and don't want to get rid of my...
  9. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I have recently bought a BMW e60, 530d 2004. I love the car in every single way except the sound... The front speaker make decent sound giving enough quality and bass for me, however the rear speakers are just a nightmare. If I turn the fader to the rear, the sound they make is like an old...
  10. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Guys, I am bringing my JBL Sub and Amp from my Mini to this BMW but because I am not upgrading the head unit, I am struggling to fit it! I have the same original BMW Business head unit stereo. I have read around that you need to connect it using a frequency cable I have to the back...
  11. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys, I 'm changing my HU of 2005 X5 later this month, looking for some advice. Requirements: Double Din Navigation Bluetooth Andriod compatible Wifi (optional) Dual play (can paly movie/ audio ion rear screen whiile navigation in front) DAB DVB :cool :lol My budget is aroung...
  12. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi does anyone know if there is more wiring with connectors standard in the wiring harness ready to use i want to replace the nit with an aftermarket one but have the wrong connectors coming to the alpine unit they dont fit in the aftermarket unit looking for a 40 pin connector? any help would...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I have just finished installing an aftermarket head unit to my 2003 e46 3 series coupe. All has gone relatively well, I have managed to integrate the steering wheel controls using the relevant adapters and, with some modifications, got it centre mounted. I was just wondering if there is a...
  14. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Dear all, The general forums offer ample advice on how to replace your BMW radio (e.g. "business") with a different / better BMW radio (e.g. "professional"). I am currently considering replacing my "Professional" version with a non-BMW head unit, namely the Sony MEX BT3900. The only thing that...
  15. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, Was driving earlier and my whole sound system died. I pulled out the HU to inspect and found a lead had come out. I have a harness adaptor which allows me to use an aftermarket Pioneer HU but still use the steering wheel controls. The lead that had come out was similiar to number 2 on...
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I've got a BMW 320D (E46) Touring. It has the stock Business CD and factory speakers installed which are pretty useless. I'd like to upgrade the HU to a single DIN stereo which features DAB, inbuilt Parrot bluetooth, iPhone / iPod support and also the ability to control from the car's...
  17. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi there, I am new to BMW Forums. I recent sold my e46 320 compact and purchased a 118d M Sport. The 320 had rear parking sensors and i had fitted an Alpine x100 headunit using a wiring loom to allow control from the multi function steering wheel. I'm aware that i can put the saem head unit in...
  18. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    OK so my original thread had disappeared for some unknown reason? Im now looking to upgrade the amp and HU in the car. Are there any specific issues I need to watch out for? I understand that the OEM HU and amp comunicate via differential signals rather than RCA or the like but cannot find any...
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