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Old 11-06-2010, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have found 2 salvage cars with radios in them. I need to replace my crappy radio. Is there any problems I need to be aware of when putting a different radio in my car. ( alarm concerns )? What really sucks is that I will probably end up with the same problems with the radio out of these cars.
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Skybeam, my radio has shorted out, keeps blowing fuses, did you have any luck changing your radio out? Any idea how to remove this radio? I would like to disconnect it and put a fuse back in to see if it's the radio or the wiring to it, but don't see how to get the radio out of the dash.
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Look at the first page of the 5 series forum and I think you will find the bently manual that can be downloaded and search the radio removal section.
I bought the manuals for my car when I had to r&r the rack and pinion steering unit.
I have not tried to put a different radio in yet.
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Thanks, I'll check it out!
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