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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:21 AM
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DSP amp wiring diagram?

I will be removing the MID and factory DSP amp and speakers in favor of a dual din unit.
Can anyone point to a link where i can find the wiring diagram for my DSP amp? I found a link but its for the non-DSP system. Cant seem to find the DSP one.

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:06 PM
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Hi

What are you trying to achieve? I suspect you want to use the existing wiring to connect up speakers to the new head unit or to a replacement amplifier?

Does this link help?

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...with-Hualingan

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:58 PM
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Yes from the picture above I want to know where are the wires for the front and rear speakers.
I also need the positive (+) , as well as the "remote" turn on wire .

My plan is to install the new double din HU and run RCA's to the trunk.
Will use Metra harness to get (+), ground, and remote turn on for the new HU. I will also be powering the rear speakers from the new HU's built-in amp.

In the rear I will get a new 4ch amp that will power new two-way component speakers up front and a single 10 inhc sub.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:49 PM
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Hi,

It'd be a better plan to perhaps get a 5 channel amplifier. You could then run the RCA leads from the new head unit to the rear and once you've worked out the wires to the front speakers, connect those up and the rear ones will be relatively easy to trace back too. The 5th channel on the amp will power the subwoofer. This will have the benefit of allowing you to better setup the gains on the amplifier for the front and then rear speakers and when you use the head unit's fader controls it will all work nicely. If you use the method you mention above, it will work of course, however you'll turn up the volume in order to 'hear' the rear speakers and then as your more powerful aftermarket amp will be powering the fronts, you won't get the effect as the fronts will not balance with the rears. If you then use the fader to lower the volume on the fronts so that you get some 'rear fill' that will work, however it's more of a compromise way of doing things, as you'll then get more 'bass' from the subwoofer coming through and so you might then start turning that down a bit to compensate !

Of course, if you set it all up the way you're thinking and it all sounds ok to you - then great!

Cheers, Dennis!
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Thanks for the tip as always.
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2003 BMW 5-series audio wiring information
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Awesome..Thanks five.two.five !!
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2003 BMW 5-series audio wiring information
Thank you for the DSP amplifier wiring guide, is there a BMW Forum thread on installing and wiring a aftermarket head unit to the factory amplifier, or replacing the BMW factory amplifier and retaining the factory BMW head unit with more detail, and pictures?

Do you happen to know if the Non DSP and DSP amplifiers use electronic crossovers internally to the door and rear speakers or passive crossovers? I read some where that they are 10 channels, but that thread no longer comes up in my Google search.

Just in case some one needs the Non DSP factory amplifier wiring guide, this ADS amplifier installation guide for a BMW E39 has it, although I have not confirmed the accuracy.

adsstereowiring.pdf
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