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Old 12-13-2005, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, i am new to this forum and have a few questions. I just bought an '96 bmw 520i(e39). It comes with a standard factory radio/cassete. I would like to replace this with one of the many (navi-tv-dvd-radio) bmw-combos i see advertised on the internet (ebay). Can i buy any set or do i have to look out for something ? Is my car pre-wired for a setup like this, or do i hav to put in all the wiring... any help or advice is welcome...thanx
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not for sure on the nav stuff, maybe someone else will pipe in that has done it before. if you are going to keep the car for quite some time, i would look into the aftermarket world. pioneer makes an AVIC-N1 (or N2) that has good features and is reasonable, and will outperform any factory BMW option.
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i understand there are loads of brands who make very good subsitute systems, but i would like to keep the stock look, and have the bmw-like screen, buttons and illumination...
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