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#1 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 07:58 PM
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anyone know of any aftermarket decks that will match the reddish/orange lights in the dash and the panels

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the closest thing you will prob find is a sony explod series deck, red lighting
 
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There's an alpine that has orange lighting... forget the model. If I was to buy a new deck, that's what I'd get fo sho!

I've got my Kenwood Excelon 859 and some buttons are red, but still alot of blue...

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Nakamichi. I have one and love it. Not cheap, but VERY good sound. Also, if you want compatiblility, forget it. It doesn't support MP3, and is finicky about CD-R's.

If you don't have the $$$ for Nak, buy the Kenwood KDC-MPV5025. It plays MP3, CDR, WMA, etc. Doesn't have a 24 bit DAC (like the Nak.) or anything, but is still great quality for the $$$. You can change the illumination to match very well with the Bimmer amber.

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I have been looking at this deck:

http://www.hktrafficpro.com/

It has orange ilumination that is supposed to match BMW. Crutchfield has it on sale for really cheap: $399. Has anyone used this deck before, or had any experence with it?

It has GPS navigation built in, but to be honest thats not that important to me. I just want it because its a CD player that matches the stock orange.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-2kovJ9qMTq7/c...w.asp?i=108TPRO

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what do u guys think of this one. it says it has like 67 different colors or sumthin so one of em's gotta match!
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Hgg3icOKpY7/c...h=KDC%2DMPV8025

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That HK unit makes me laugh. $399? THat thing was like a grand when it came out. Now you can find one for less than half that price.

As for the Kenwood, the illumination does match BMW pretty well. I've put them in a few Bimmers at the store, as Kenwood multicolor illumination works pretty well. By I would recomend the KDCMPV5025 or a few steps up. As at $329 I would spend a bit more and go with a Nakamichi or the HK unit above.

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I have a clarion deck and it changes like 10 diffrent colors. One of the reds matches really well.
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That HK unit makes me laugh. $399? THat thing was like a grand when it came out. Now you can find one for less than half that price.
jllphan, does that mean its a bad deck or a good deck? You confused me there with your post. Have you had any specific experence with it? How is the sound quality, etc.?

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I was also looking at getting that h/k trafficpro does anyone know if it will hook up to the factory 6 disc. And also i have a 99 323is but crutchfield does not have din specs for it but they do have for a 99 m3 does anyone know if it is the same for both cars i would figure they would be. MrChance if you end up getting the h/k deck let me know what you think of it. thanks
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I'm probably going to get it Thursday when I get paid beacuse I am going insane not having a CD player. I will post when I get it.

I found this page:

http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/01/081501/becker.html

Evidently BMW put a version of this head unit in the M5? Anyway, at the bottom of the page is information for the US Version (from crutchfield), including CD changer information and pics of what it looks like installed.

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I have the Pioneer 8400mp. It has the motorised double face, mp3, etc.... has the choice of green or orange colours. the orange matches perfectly.
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Just installed a Clarion DXZ645 Head Unit with 80 selectable colors including an Mandarin Orange that is a very close (not exact) match to the dash/instrument orange in my 94 325. Size fits perfectly in OEM opening with universal mount. Need a Wiring harness ($16 at best buy and an antenna converter for $9. Unit available at Cruchfield for about $289. Got mine on Ebay for $204 including shipping. Takes about an hour if you take your time.
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Lot, can you post a pic?

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the new alpine line matches; and sounds pretty damn good; i'm kind of stuck between the eclipse 5444 (it doesn't match though) and the alpine 9835 (which does match)

what do you guys think? my only problem with the eclipse is the cheapest i've found it is 450, vs the alpine for 350
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