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Old 10-09-2003, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there a link to a DIY of installing a cd/mp3 receiver into an e36?
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Old 10-09-2003, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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probably. Here's all you need to do though.

1. buy BMWs radio removal tool. The screws that hold it in place are very rare, and it is near impossible to get them out with an allen wrench.

2. With tool, unscrew screws. They are hidden behind little flaps on either side of the face.

3. Disconnect wiring harness from unit. If you're a wuss, disconnect the battery while doing this.

4. Plug old harness into adapter for new HU.

5. Follow new HU installation instructions.
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where do i get the bmw tools from?....the stealership?....it cost $40 to have a shop put in a receiver...how much are the tools?
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You can get the tool here for 16.95! Don't try to use a an allen wrench!

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=0&HTar...27&Hecode=yahoo
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u think if i go to the dealer they'll let me borrow the radio removal tool?...or would they sell it to me?
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very unlikely they would sell it to you. You may be able to "rent" it from them however. Depends on the parts manager.
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