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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-06-2005, 07:10 AM
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'05 330 CIC w/ Navigation. How I upgrade stereo?!

I have done searches for doing this, and I am unable to find any hard information on how it can be done.

I have an 05 330 CIC with navigation coming. I want to play MP3s, and have a "real" subwoofer. I have an avionixx amplifier that does 800Wx1 (4 OHM), 400Wx2 (2 OHM), 200Wx2 (4 OHM). I had it plugged into a 12" subwoofer (1000W RMS) but it won't fit in the BMW trunk.

What am I going to have to do to be able to play MP3s and at the very least get my amplifier in the car with 2 subwoofers instead of using the HK "sub"?

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Old 03-11-2005, 07:45 PM
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Thanks for the help, XD. Maybe I'll come back when the car is actually delivered.
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It's my understanding that the '05 head unit plays mp3's, though I am not sure about the one with nav. Can't answer your Q about the amp, though.
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It's my understanding that the '05 head unit plays mp3's, though I am not sure about the one with nav. Can't answer your Q about the amp, though.
As far as I know, the navigation system is not mp3 compatible. that's why I'm trying to research how to upgrade my stereo system. I want to be able to play MP3s and have a subwoofer/amp (at a minimum). At a maximum, I would want a new head unit powering my system, along with front components (I thinkit's impossible).

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hi - did you have any luck with playing mp3 on a 330 with sat nav? I have the BMW CD+changer+satnav+bluetooth+HK and neither the CD unit nor the changer play mp3s. Some people seem to thing the Icelink + iPod will work and some don't. Some people think the Alpine CD CDA-S634 will work and some don't. Have you had any luck???
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You may have better luck posting in the Audio Upgrades & Other In-Car Electronics forum.
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I have done searches for doing this, and I am unable to find any hard information on how it can be done.

I have an 05 330 CIC with navigation coming. I want to play MP3s, and have a "real" subwoofer. I have an avionixx amplifier that does 800Wx1 (4 OHM), 400Wx2 (2 OHM), 200Wx2 (4 OHM). I had it plugged into a 12" subwoofer (1000W RMS) but it won't fit in the BMW trunk.

What am I going to have to do to be able to play MP3s and at the very least get my amplifier in the car with 2 subwoofers instead of using the HK "sub"?

Thanks,
ELmO
One option for the subwoofers... http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74642... and for the MP3s you can get an iPod with an ice>Link Plus adapter.

I got both systems in my M3 with HK (and OEM Sirius too) and it sounds like the way it should come from the factory for $675.00...
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