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2000 528 Common Wisdom

02-16-2004, 10:49 PM
I've just purchased a 2000 528 from a friend of mine and I want to upgrade some of the electronics to something a little more modern and functional. I've read most of the posts here but I was hoping the folks here would have some good ideas to make this happen.

I'm looking specifically to do:

1. Integrate a phone with the dashboard and steering wheel controls.

My top priority since I live in LA and the car is a stick shift. I've been reading about the Bluetooth retrofit kit and have been encouraged that some members of the board have been able to get the kit for 2000 models. I'm guessing this is the best idea here.

2. Update the sound system

Right now I'm stuck on cassette, but I'd like to hook up an iPod, or do something with the CD Changer intergration. What are my options here? I've read about the PhatBox - it looks good but seems overpriced.

3. Add satellite radio

From what I've read this is not possible but maybe there is hope here.

Thanks very much for the advice!