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I was thinking of something black and has red/orange lighting to match the OBC?
anyone got ideas which HU that looks good?
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Some alpine units can change the color of their buttons & screen, some can just change the button colors.
+ they sound great.


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I think you'd be more restricted by your budget than the choice of colour.

Try Kelkoo.com and check the options according to price.

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check the pictures of head units thread pinned at the top of this section.

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if you want, you can look at crutchfield's assortment of headunits, nice big pictures too.


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i got a panasonic head unit with the ghost... the red looks like OEM on it, plus it has a remote, touch screen, and can play mp3s. It looks like there is nothing there when it is off. I paid about $250 on it on ebay

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If you want high quality and an oem look, go with Nakamichi. The illumination and button lettering are spot on with BMW's color, and type. That is what I have and am VERY happy. They aren't cheap, but are worth it, and seem proper in a BMW....{CLICK HERE}

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I saw a unit that had an E36 drive up ont he screen when you turned it on and it was the perfect shade of orange..cant rem the name..sorry

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i got a panasonic head unit with the ghost... the red looks like OEM on it, plus it has a remote, touch screen, and can play mp3s. It looks like there is nothing there when it is off. I paid about $250 on it on ebay
whats the model number?
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Some alpine units can change the color of their buttons & screen, some can just change the button colors.
+ they sound great.
any specific ones (model number) that complement my dash/obd?
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If you can find one, the 7894s are great. Originally $400, but they are a few years old now. you can probably swing one for about $150. Pics are in the pinned thread.

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Mstar, the Alpine 7894 is a good deck, but no longer made. There are other Alpine models that also feature dual illumination, but are no longer in production. You may be able to find these used online somewhere.

I am not a fan of the ghostface by Panasonic (sorry Cisco), as I sell them, and have had repeated issues with the touch screen.

If you don't have the money for Nakamichi, try and find a used Alpine.

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