| Originally posted by SLICK RICK@Aug 28 2004, 03:00 PM |
upgrading stereo in E46 328.
I have a bus. tape player and want to upgrade to business cd. Is it possible to upgrade to HK at the same time?
What all is needed?
Any help would be highly appreciated.
I'd bet good money that the CD player would be a plug-and-play installation. I've heard that the units have a security code that is required when the units are first powered up, so make sure to get that code if you buy a used unit. There are enough people upgrading their radios so you should be able to find one.
On the other hand, I wouldn't bother unless having the stock look is really important to you. I'd look for a used Nakamichi CD400 and pop that in there instead. There is an remote control add-on that allows you to retain the use of your steering-wheel buttons if that is your concern.
The speakers and amp realistically have to be replaced at the same time. If you've ever installed an aftermarket stereo then you'll find BMW's easy--all of the connections are conveniently located in the trunk.