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DINAN 3
08-17-2007, 02:00 PM
I'm looking at replacing my original C33 head-unit with a brand new BMW CD43 Business CD/Radio head-unit.
I've read on various bimmerforum posts that it takes some fiddling around to get this thing to fit flush in the dash.
Looking for someone with experience interested in doing the job for me for a couple of bucks or can anyone recommend a shop for me in the GTA ?
Reply/PM or e-mail me at mrvster@aol.com.

Marv.

BTW: If any of you is also looking to upgrade to a stock CD43.....I can hook you up...See ~~>

http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93278

Rally318ti
08-21-2007, 02:04 AM
Kromer

DINAN 3
08-21-2007, 09:35 AM
Aren't they expen$ive ?

Rally318ti
08-21-2007, 05:17 PM
Well really depends on ya budget I guess all I know is they do a good job!

Mystikal
08-22-2007, 11:11 AM
Safe & Sound. E36 experts.

Jay

MParallel
09-18-2007, 06:56 PM
Company on Ebay.de (Germany) sells brand-new CD43's.

http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180154546395&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:NL:31]CLICK (http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180154546395&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:NL:31)

For like one 5th of orginal dealer price.

I picked one up

Not sure how flush flush is, but I this is what I got:

It did took some effort to get it in this far. But please so make sure that the 1 locking slides on each side are turned fully inwards. Even slightly out and the unit won't go in.

I have the older (CD33?) cd front loader and compared to that one, the sound output on the CD43 is awesome. Sure it has no MP3, USB, Christmas lights and whatever, but nothing will match the dash better than this.

http://www.idon-industries.com/bimmer/radio/12.jpg

http://www.idon-industries.com/bimmer/radio/13.jpg

aa34s
09-24-2007, 02:05 PM
Just one question, can it fit in the E30?? Need any adapter for the wires or plugs?

Thanks

MParallel
09-25-2007, 07:46 AM
Just one question, can it fit in the E30?? Need any adapter for the wires or plugs?

Thanks

Should be plug & play.

Maybe older e30 have a different loom, but if you have the 17-pin plug you'll be fine.

tominizer
09-25-2007, 08:16 AM
If you're somewhat capable, you can accomplish this yourself. Usually the toughest thing is tucking in the wiring as you're slipping the head unit back into the dash bracket. You need patience but it's very do-able as a DIY-er project.

aa34s
09-25-2007, 01:04 PM
Great

98Dinan3
09-25-2007, 05:34 PM
+1 on the DIY. It's not likely you will break anything, and worst case scenario you take it in after having failed. At least give it a try...

If you want to come to Hamilton, I'm sure I could wedge that bastard in there for you. ;)

Soldo
09-25-2007, 08:08 PM
DAMN, if only this headunit played MP3's i'd be all over, i don't own any NON-MP3 cd's anymore!

MParallel
09-26-2007, 07:11 PM
DAMN, if only this headunit played MP3's i'd be all over, i don't own any NON-MP3 cd's anymore!

Well, you can hook up an iPOD/mp3 player with a Dice module. I guess you would prefer and mp3 player above just a disc as it can obviously hold more songs :)

BMW03
10-04-2007, 10:05 AM
ya that looks clean, nice find on a deck, but i know I will always have a pioneer.

DINAN 3
02-20-2008, 11:23 AM
Safe & Sound. E36 experts.

Jay


Sorry about the delayed response.
I had Charlie (Bimmersport) install the deck for now.
He managed to get it in COMPLETELY flush.
Though now that I just bought a full BMW HK sound system (also from a '98 sedan), I've made an appointment with Mohamed at "Safe & Sound" to do the conversion.
I'm going in on Monday to get an estimate.

Mystikal
02-20-2008, 11:34 AM
haha, yeah Charlie is good at convincing things to fit properly. I love when he walks by Jon, who has been struggling for an hour to pry something loose, and with one try does the job. Ahhhh...Bimmersport jokes.

Did you mention my name to Mohamed? He might help you out a bit on the price, if you haven't already do so on Monday.

As a side note, Bimmersport and Safe & Sound are really the only places that touch my cars.

Jay

DINAN 3
03-05-2008, 02:46 PM
Had Mohamed do the HK mod and am happy to report that he did GREAT work at a very reasonable price.
He really knows his electronics !

THNX again,

Marv.

Mystikal
03-05-2008, 05:57 PM
Glad to hear Marv.

Jay

propr'one
03-06-2008, 04:20 AM
i''m really upset that headunit doesn't play MP3 cds. I would almost definatly replace mine with it.

Jon@Bimmersport
03-09-2008, 01:09 PM
haha, yeah Charlie is good at convincing things to fit properly. I love when he walks by Jon, who has been struggling for an hour to pry something loose, and with one try does the job. Ahhhh...Bimmersport jokes.

Actually buddy, I was the convincing one this time. *th-up*

Merv hows the 540?