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    Hi all,

    I am starting this thread since many have not jumped deep into this.

    Let me start. Feel free to add to what you know on this.

    1. I want to fit a single-DIN HU in there? Possible?
    yes, you need to pull out the whole radio/MID/CD/cassette module and put a faceplate like such: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...px?i=142BW2330 and dump a single-DIN HU. Ini berapa di Malaysia ya? Around RM200.

    2. How about double-DIN HU? I just found on the net, that it is possible. However, you need to modify the heating duct. Faceplate found here: http://www.mybimmer.net/E39doubledintrim.htm Ongkosnya berapa? I don't know. Never seen one sold here.
    Refer here for the discussion: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=890021
    More on the double-DIN and single-DIN install: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=183189

    Feel like DIY? Refer here. GULP!!!
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...put-bezel.html

    3. There was also an old thread on this in our own forum. Refer here:
    http://www.bmwclubmalaysia.com/forum...890#post232890

    4. Got pics? Here are some with single DIN, flip-up monitor. Refer post #11
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=183189
    For double-DIN, refer post #12

    5. Aftermarket HU? How about my steering controls? If you have vomitted blood because you can't reach the HU and MUST use the steering controls with your aftermarket HU, refer here, scroll down to the end: http://www.mybimmer.net/E39doubledintrim.htm. In Malaysia, this is sold for about RM350.

    6. Speakers? Errr. tired lah. Will continue later. Others please chip-in, especially senior E39 pilots.
    Last edited by affan66; 04-02-2008, 11:06 PM. Reason: more info
    Alpine White E60 525i M-Sport / Alpine White F10 520D

  • #2
    Sound like big project come in. Anyway thanks for the info especially those double din HU. At least there is still hope for my project. Will check out the site when free.

    P/S: Others E39 owner or anyone have done ICE project on E39 pls share here for the benefit of our ears

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    • #3
      Hi all, its a good effort to collate information for all E39 ICE enthusiast. I had recently purchased a set of face plate, wiring harness and antenna adaptor to fit in my single DIN HU to replace the stock unit. Bought in from eBay US. It cost me RM177 [US$52 (inclusive of shipping)] which I thought was quite a good deal. Check out this seller if any of you are interested. http://cgi.ebay.com.my/BMW-5-Series-...ayphotohosting

      Currently trying to DIY sound box to fit in 6 1/2" speakers into the front doors. Anyone has tried to fit 6 1/2" speakers yet? Please share.

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      • #4
        I may be going to the States in March and may buy the faceplate from Crutchfield which costs 19 bucks or so.

        Most likely will not do any surgery to the E39 doors unlike my E36.
        Alpine White E60 525i M-Sport / Alpine White F10 520D

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        • #5
          continued

          aiyo.. no one else contributing? Hmmmm..

          Anyway, here goes.

          Speakers.

          Found this webbie that seals pretty much a plug and play drop-in system. Quite pricey package. This is specific to the 98-03 E39s
          http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/ca...ct-Categories/

          Do note that the speakers are MBQuarts or Focals. I believe you can just go to any good ICE shops and get exactly the same models as sold by Bavariansoundwerks. I am pretty certain that they don't utilise the speakers' crossover.

          Some of our forummers here had some pretty nice setups but they are no longer active. Sad

          my current setup:
          Ipod Classic 80GB connected via FM transmitter to the std HU with std speakers. HAHAHAHA. Better than just radio. I got a cassette unit. *bummer*
          Alpine White E60 525i M-Sport / Alpine White F10 520D

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          • #6
            Originally posted by affan66 View Post
            I may be going to the States in March and may buy the faceplate from Crutchfield which costs 19 bucks or so.

            Most likely will not do any surgery to the E39 doors unlike my E36.
            Bro,

            Can u get me the faceplate for double din? How much? Available ka?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by initialM View Post
              Bro,

              Can u get me the faceplate for double din? How much? Available ka?
              Sounds like project coming in aje
              sigpic

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bailey View Post
                Sounds like project coming in aje
                Not so soon lar. Need to recce first. Dun want to mess wt the car wiring. So far haven't seen any E39 wt decent ICE mod. I'm very fussy when comes to my car.

                Anyone hv install 3 way component speaker on E39??

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                • #9
                  I dedicate this thread for brader initialM. What else do you think my intentions are? hehehe...

                  The double-DIN faceplate can be found online. Beli sendiri la... plus, you might be able to source it from Singapore. On the Net, it looks quite pricey. What I worry for double-DIN is finding someone who's willing to perform surgery to the heating ducts. GULP.

                  If you do cross over to SG, let me know ya. I need to buy some stuff. Unfortunately my recent trip did not allow me to buy bigger items as I was lazy to drive and took a bus instead.
                  Alpine White E60 525i M-Sport / Alpine White F10 520D

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                  • #10
                    Hhhmmmm ...

                    The force is very strong in this one ... Yoda says that a E39 is a better platform for ICE than a E36 for obvious reasons.

                    Cheers,
                    VaN.

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                    • #11
                      ah.. the Jedi master has entered the battlefield. jeng jeng jeng...... and the saga continues.
                      Alpine White E60 525i M-Sport / Alpine White F10 520D

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Vanquish View Post
                        Hhhmmmm ...

                        The force is very strong in this one ... Yoda says that a E39 is a better platform for ICE than a E36 for obvious reasons.

                        Cheers,
                        VaN.
                        At last master of ICE has spoken. More inputs pls.

                        Affan,

                        I just went last week. Spent almost 3k on parts. Nowadays the custom are very strict. That day got operation. They target on conti cars. I was taxed
                        I think better to buy in KL as not much different from SG for most parts.

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                        • #13
                          Very funny, guys!

                          MY ICE mis-adventures are over. Current system downgraded to a simple Helix 4 channel amp with an Infinity Basslink X coming up later. Sold off my Diamond + SEAS gears a long time back. That's about all I need - spent quite a bit putting a rig up at home a few months back - that one is still being tweaked and improved regularly. Anyway, I'm sure you guys have your own game plan for this project - just let me know if I can be of any help.

                          Thanks,
                          VaN.

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                          • #14
                            initialM, what day did you come back?
                            Alpine White E60 525i M-Sport / Alpine White F10 520D

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Vanquish View Post
                              Very funny, guys!

                              MY ICE mis-adventures are over. Current system downgraded to a simple Helix 4 channel amp with an Infinity Basslink X coming up later. Sold off my Diamond + SEAS gears a long time back. That's about all I need - spent quite a bit putting a rig up at home a few months back - that one is still being tweaked and improved regularly. Anyway, I'm sure you guys have your own game plan for this project - just let me know if I can be of any help.

                              Thanks,
                              VaN.
                              Van

                              Please share your thoughts on the infinity bass link.

                              Its a space saving active sub right? How do you think it would work in an E36? Considering between a free air sub abd the BL.

                              Cheers

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