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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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Hello all I'm a proud owner of a 2004 330CI I6 3.0l Convertible 3 series package. Looking to up grade radio and car alarm, due to factory options no longer available and need help figuring out wiring for steering column buttons and what the best lower end cost alarm system you guys know about. I've only had the car about 3 months but already have had offers form people to buy it and I'm like no thanks.
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I have moved your question to the E46 3 series forum, you will get more help in here. Check out the offerings from our sponsors for audio upgrades. If you get a system designed for your BMW the steering wheel controls will work. Example -

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For the alarm I would suggest the OEM as your car is already wired for it, but there are other options of course.

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As Tim said, I'd say OEM alarm, because your car is already pre-wired for it. Most people have had success with Dynavin or ///Avin aftermarket head units. They look stock and provide a much needed upgrade from the Business Radio your car probably has. You should be able to find everything you need through a few of the site sponsors...
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