Aftermarket Head Unit and Steering Wheel Controls
Has anyone gotten an aftermarket head unit to work with the factory steering wheel controls on a E46? I found a few adapters for different brands and even a universal one that works with any player that has a remote....none seem to be compatible with my 2000 323i according to crutchfield.com.
The reason being, is i eventually want to install an entire sound system and i know that having the factory head unit is going to make that a pain... i'm looking at alpine head units because they have the best iPod compatiblity, closest to full support over any other device/headunit, they have steering wheel support capablities, and they seem to match the stock look pretty well...
Sort of a noob question: if i had the kardon karman system how would i know it? just bought the car and am already confused by almost everything about this car. Everything it does or needs is such a freaking mess. The manual says that for a bunch of features i have to talk to the dealer. wtf is that? if i want to use my integrated cell phone, i have to have the dealer install it? or if i want to have my key automatically adjust my seat settings for me, and my girl's adjust the seats for her, i have to have the dealer program this crap.... freaking german's.
Anyway, this is my first post... glad to find a place for me and my new car, bimmerwerkz!!!!!!