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g-unit
08-26-2009, 07:48 AM
long story short, my stock radio/cd player got Fd up.
im going to replace the system with an aftermarket single din h/u.

my sister lives in virginia and she will be bringing me up the following parts next week:

http://www.scosche.com/ecom/images/product/212.9706.150x100.VWA3B.jpg
VWA3B
19.95
02 BMW 5-S/VW ANT ADPTR
[more]


http://www.scosche.com/ecom/images/product/12.9308.150x100.BW2330B.jpg
BW2330B
19.95
97+ BMW 5 SERIES RADIO INSTALLATION KIT
[more]

http://www.scosche.com/ecom/images/product/691.10616.150x100.VW03B.jpg
VW03B
14.95
02-UP VW HARNESS
[more]


Now is that all i need to install my new H/U and have sound again?
I have 02 530i no DSP

note: are those prices cheap or can i get them cheaper? if so where in the GTA?



thanks.

Kal
08-26-2009, 04:05 PM
IF you install an aftermarket stereo will you still be able to have access to the OBC? Eg. will you be able to check gas mileage, etc.

europrince
08-26-2009, 04:09 PM
^ I don't believe so. I'd rather have the OBC than an aftermarket unit.

I'd just pick up a new head unit off a parts car.

g-unit
08-26-2009, 04:09 PM
IF you install an aftermarket stereo will you still be able to have access to the OBC? Eg. will you be able to check gas mileage, etc.

I hope so. My h/u is fkd up now and my obc works.

europrince
08-26-2009, 04:12 PM
I hope so. My h/u is fkd up now and my obc works.

Yea, but you have to remove the OBC display unit to install that radio installation kit you showed. I'm gathering the guts of the OBC are in the display unit.

moogles
08-26-2009, 04:28 PM
i just installed a stereo yesterday... my E36 doesnt need a dash kit..

g-unit
08-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Update. Just disc my MID and my obc functions on the dash still work.

tlinkletter
08-26-2009, 05:05 PM
How do you do the setup on the obc and reset the numbers if you don't have the mid unit?

g-unit
08-26-2009, 05:14 PM
i thought this is the obc?
http://www.my02.com/images/cali04/zeromiles.jpg

this is working for me....

obviously the MID data being displayed is not working, since its been disconnected.

g-unit
08-26-2009, 05:23 PM
this is what ive done so far:

http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39obc.jpg
http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39mid.JPG
http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39midharness.jpg

http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39cd.jpg
http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39cdharness.jpg
http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39allgone.jpg

g-unit
08-27-2009, 02:05 PM
i was able to install it today since i had the day off and my sister arrived last night.

i went with the alpine cde-102 which is basic but its all i need and i was able to get it for $150 Brand New!

http://ca.geocities.com/mguinto@rogers.com/e39alpine.jpg

europrince
08-27-2009, 02:07 PM
I personally like stock much better, but whatever suits your fancy.

I gather your dash OBC display doesn't provid you with data because you need the centre console OBC display to reset data.

g-unit
08-27-2009, 02:12 PM
of course stock looks better, but my MID got fd up due to water damage. so i decided to change...dont really need the obc since i havnt reset the data since ive bought the car >5 yrs now...

i know the biggest complaint is the ugliness of aftermarket, personally its fine with me.
for the $200 ive spent its not bad...and i have my music back...
if i want to go back later to stock, i can always purchase a used MID on ebay for about $300 shipped...

europrince
08-27-2009, 02:15 PM
Whatever makes you happy. I personally would have spent the extra 100 bucks and got a used MID. There are guys on this site parting out 5ers, so you might have found a matching part number for less. Regardless, you're happy. Enjoy.

E39Bullet
09-09-2009, 02:20 AM
Does the cover go down?... I mean that "wood" strip that was used to cover your Bass/treble controls and stuff.. or the main button on the deck doesn't let it?...

hustler
09-16-2009, 12:12 AM
I have the same HU, but don't have it in yet. The main button clicks in and is kinda low profile so maybe ...

g-unit
09-16-2009, 06:51 AM
sorry for the late reply, the cover doesnt come down, but its fine with me.

in the end, i love it and thats all that matters. I have an aux port to hook up my iphone, and now its basically a hands free system since i can hear the conversation thru the speakers. also you can play mp3s on a usb stick if you dont want to hook up your iphone/ipod. well worth it for $200, and it only took me about 1hr to install.

europrince
09-16-2009, 09:34 AM
^ I'm glad I got rid of my e39 last year. I see kids butchering them not with silly stereo installs. There is a guy in my area with clear tails and chrome rims. I've seen e39s with spoilers on them. You may be happy with your install, but I know for a fact that any person that drops 80 large on a new 5 series wouldn't dare do stuff like this. The e39 is a great car, but because of this kid souping up shit, but it's time has passed. Next!

g-unit
09-16-2009, 09:38 AM
^ I'm glad I got rid of my e39 last year. I see kids butchering them not with silly stereo installs. There is a guy in my area with clear tails and chrome rims. I've seen e39s with spoilers on them. You may be happy with your install, but I know for a fact that any person that drops 80 large on a new 5 series wouldn't dare do stuff like this. The e39 is a great car, but because of this kid souping up shit, but it's time has passed. Next!


i guess im a kid at age 37 with 3 kids???? :moon:
geez europrince if u got rid of ur e39 why u still hanging around here?
you need to relaxxx before u have a heartattack at ur age.

limousine
11-03-2009, 05:44 AM
I tried hooking up my aftermarket stereo to my 2004 civic, I thought I hooked it up right, and then I started to drive like an hr later and there was smoke cumin outta the dash, and my dash lights were not working, any ideas?

Kal
11-03-2009, 05:51 PM
i guess im a kid at age 37 with 3 kids???? :moon:
geez europrince if u got rid of ur e39 why u still hanging around here?
you need to relaxxx before u have a heartattack at ur age.


he's the kid man dont' worry about him. He didn't get rid of his e39 it died on him lol funny how europrincess acts like he got rid of it by choice.

europrince
11-03-2009, 06:37 PM
he's the kid man dont' worry about him. He didn't get rid of his e39 it died on him lol funny how europrincess acts like he got rid of it by choice.

Dude, any kid can spend $12k on a car like you did on your old e39. Why do you have to play that game? Why are you bringing an old conversation back to life? Nothing better to do? Go sell some homes and get off my back. I did nothing to you.