Originally Posted by E46Dude
So I have the 99 E46 that came with the stock cassette player with the cd changer in the trunk and the harmon kardon system.
What are the best options for an upgrade to play MP3's and/or an Ipod? I would like to keep the car as stock as possible, Ive seen the Alpine units but I dont like how they look inside...
Anyone have any ideas on how to get this sucker to play Mp3s /and/or Ipod?
It does not play MP3s. Just make it easy instead of the entire retrofit idea and do a new head unit. You will also get an improvement on the sound quality. What is the point in having a stock look with an outdated cassette player.
I went the Alpine route for my ipod and it works great! It looks fine, not OEM but frankly looks good. PM me your email address and I can send you pics.