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DINAN 3 08-17-2007 03:00 PM

Who can install my CD43 Radio ?
 
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 03:04 AM

Kromer

DINAN 3 08-21-2007 10:35 AM

^^^
 
Aren't they expen$ive ?

Rally318ti 08-21-2007 06:17 PM

Well really depends on ya budget I guess all I know is they do a good job!

Mystikal 08-22-2007 12:11 PM

Safe & Sound. E36 experts.

Jay

MParallel 09-18-2007 07:56 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

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 03:05 PM

Just one question, can it fit in the E30?? Need any adapter for the wires or plugs?

Thanks

MParallel 09-25-2007 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aa34s (Post 1057373)
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 09:16 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 02:04 PM

Great

98Dinan3 09-25-2007 06:34 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 09:08 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 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soldo (Post 1058058)
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 11:05 AM

ya that looks clean, nice find on a deck, but i know I will always have a pioneer.

DINAN 3 02-20-2008 12:23 PM

UPDATE: THNX Jay !!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystikal (Post 1045296)
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.


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