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driverdash 12-08-2012 10:12 AM

e39 radio flat pin plug not working
I have a radio which has died I am having trouble findin a replacemet without paying a fortune. I can get a round pin radio easy as. Is there a patch cable to change between the 2 stlyes or do I need to pay a kings ransom for a flat pin radio.

DennisCooper! 12-08-2012 10:53 AM

Hi Driverdash,

Yes, for some inexplicable reason, the flat pin audio units are much more highly priced for 2nd hand units. I don't think there's a cable to allow a flat pin to work in a round pin style connector and vice versa.

My vote is to put in a good quality double DIN head unit which will also have current technologies like iPod control, Bluetooth and a hands free mobile car kit etc. Here's mine for instance -

Upgrade the cabin speakers to gain an immediate much improved audio performance level as well and later (if needs be), once funds allow, you can add small amplifiers and a subwoofer to improve quality and performance again!

Cheers, Dennis!

driverdash 12-08-2012 11:00 AM

Thanks for the avice I will look at upgrading yours looks fantastic would like mine to look like that thanks

DennisCooper! 12-08-2012 11:04 AM


Nip over to and I have a post up about a double DIN fitting kit which doesn't require the airbox to be modified -

Please read it all as the one above is discontinued, but the Autoleads one is available (when in stock) - theres a link to some pictures in that thread as well.

Cheers, Dennis!

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