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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-23-2005, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, i recently bought a bmw and im looking to get a cd player installed and im hoping to do it myelf.The deck thats in there right now is a sony tape deck...is that the factory deck with this 3 series?
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No! The original one will say BMW on it!
The good thing is that the wiring has already been run for an after market radio, so insalling the new one will be easy.
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No! The original one will say BMW on it!
The good thing is that the wiring has already been run for an after market radio, so insalling the new one will be easy.
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so then how do i know which colour is for power etc?
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There is probably a wiring diagram on top of the stereo.
If not then you are going to have to just do a hit and miss kind of thing.
Maybe you can do a search on that radio and find the diagram that way!
If not, give me the model number and I will see if I can find it!
Let me know if you need a hand!
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is probably a wiring diagram on top of the stereo.
If not then you are going to have to just do a hit and miss kind of thing.
Maybe you can do a search on that radio and find the diagram that way!
If not, give me the model number and I will see if I can find it!
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ok i will do that,
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the model number is xr-5920
i couldnt find the wiring diagram as there is only 3 sites on google
could you please see if you can find it?
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ground = brown, consant power = red/green, ignition/"on" = purple... you should be able to figure out the speaker wires, and the power antenna wire is the kind of white/beige colored one sitting by itself all the way to the left... that should be it I think
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thanks mate your a champ.
ill have a crack tonight and let you know how i go
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thanks again E30M20b25, installed the alpine cda-9851 last night and it works like a treat, without your help it would have taken A LOT longer..
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