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Old 12-30-2012, 03:04 PM
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Hi Spoon,

I'm just wondering if you've just picked up an Ex Police car similar to my example? I was lucky, just 3 small screw holes on the console trim and 3 more on top of the dashboard and the oem radio cassette in a bag in the boot totally and completely unused!

I'd say it's not worth putting in a radio/cassette as these later E39's need the 'flat pin' version head units which command 'stupid prices' - the brand new one I had I sold on ebay for close to 300 !

I'd say it's much more worthwhile to go aftermarket, here's what my interior with my Alpine head unit and LumiDock looks like;

Do nip over to the UK centric - I have the same username over there and have a look in the audio section as there are products etc I can supply for you. There's also a bit more discussion being UK centric as we here in the UK will soon have AM switched off and FM will only have a few local stations in just a few years time, further making the oem radio/cassette redundant.

Cheers, Dennis!
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