New radio questions - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
Audio and Electronics The place to go to discuss sound systems and show off your I.C.E. along with security systems and radar detectors too!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 02:03 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
siciliano is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I have a 2001 330i with the wood trim package. The radio I have is the BMW Business CD. I want to get a new Kenwood deck, but the guys at Best Buy are telling me that they might have to rewire things and that the steering wheel controls won't work after. They also say that they would have to make create a install kit for the deck...

Is any of this true? I find it hard to believe that people who own BMWs never change out their decks...

What do you recommend? The reason I want Kenwood is so I can install a Kenwood Music Keg...

Thanks

Tony
tsicilia@tampabay.rr.com
siciliano is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 06:50 PM
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Posts: 10,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
depending on what model kenwood or any deck for that matter you get , you should be able to wire in the controls, however it is true that some decks leave you without the lazy mans controls (steering wheel controls) investigate more into it, and see if you can find something compatable try checking the companies web address and even ask them a question they can help you out

Furious is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 08:21 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
Scarface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Jacksonville, AL
Posts: 569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Scarface is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Scarface
There is a company called Soundgate that makes a universal steering wheel control interface. Hit them up and see what they can do for you.

Soundgate

-1998 BMW 540i6(Axis Penta 20's,M5 shadow grilles,trunk lip,led tails,oem front lip,PIAA lighting)
-2002 Cadillac Escalade(Zinik Luina 22's,OEM HID upgrade)
Scarface is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 01:25 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: UMBC, Maryland
Posts: 2,329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to woobiee
heres another one that gives you steering wheel controls:
http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-OAKnm...27SWIX&g=118900

i have an alpine headunit but my steering wheel controls do not work; i have yet to buy one of these
woobiee is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2004, 12:00 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eugene Oregon
Posts: 2,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
007ben is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to 007ben Send a message via Yahoo to 007ben
http://www.phatnoise.com/

is the company kenwood licences the music keg from. they are compatiable with many OEM decks and systems... check them out.

2008 128i Jetblack
007ben is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 03:40 AM
4th Gear Member
 
spieluhr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Snohomish, Wa
Posts: 909
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
spieluhr is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to spieluhr
i dont know what its like with teh e46 but on the e36 the replacement of the stock deck is a quick in and out procedure and definately doesnt need the help of Best Buy. The people there arent really that knowledgable on car audio and you'd be better off buying your HU off a respectable company on EBAY and getting all the new wiring harnesses etc. for half the price and just find a DIY site online.

<img src='http://img268.echo.cx/img268/1430/zkwsig23iq.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
1996 328is Black

Suspension: MB Motoring 18x8, Kuhmo Supra 225/35/18ZR
Audio:Eclipse CD3414 HU
Lighting: ZKW W/ DDE PLUS
spieluhr is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 04:27 AM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
The biggest pain in the ass is a rear mounted/secured HU. I installed one on a coworkers honda, and it required the glove box, drivers lower dash, and center console be removed. I don't recall seeing an front removal screws on the e46, although I havent though to look whenever Im in it.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > General Category > Audio and Electronics


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E30 Anti-theft Radio Code aaronhoy 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 06-08-2009 12:40 PM
Vanity Mirror Causing Radio Prob. dell 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 12-14-2004 01:41 PM
XM Radio Questions simpsond 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 04-30-2004 01:40 AM
1995 740i Radio / Audio System wmccally 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 1 04-19-2004 01:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome