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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 07-09-2014, 10:08 AM
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I have a 530i with a stock radio and the amp, I just got a new nice deck, does anyone have any advice on the installation because I've heard it's a total headache putting in a new deck. Most importantly how do u remove the factory deck?


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Old 07-09-2014, 10:55 AM
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:35 PM
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removing the factory cage is a serious pain, but patience and time makes it doable by anyone.
first, what kind of stereo did you get? single or double din? do you have all the components you need such as the install kit, wiring harness adapter, etc?
if not, this is what you need to interface with the factory amp and install:
http://www.amazon.com/Metra-70-8591-...=metra+bmw+e39

single din install kit:
http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Series-199...in+install+kit

cage/radio removal:

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Also, if you arent familiar with DIY radio installs, taking it to a professional is your best bet.
you do not want to mess up and cook your wiring harness or your amp.
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