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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 11-27-2009, 02:24 AM
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about to pickup my 2002 325ci tomorrow. I was just wondering if it is possible to swap the stock cd player for a factory dvd Nav unit from a 3 series, without changing out the whole dash?
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:56 AM
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This process is much bigger than you think, last time I check it was approximately 8hrs of work. The screen and carrier are easy to swap, but you need to re-run the wiring looms. Check out www.bimmernav.com

Long story short, if it doesn't have factory NAV, it's probably not going to get it any time soon.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:15 AM
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Sure you can replace the screen without having to replace the entire dash - you won't have to replace anything else on the dash at all.

Now........ if you want it to work properly ......... there is a LOT of other work to be done. Be prepared to rip your car apart from stem to stern and do a LOT of wiring.
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This process is much bigger than you think, last time I check it was approximately 8hrs of work. The screen and carrier are easy to swap, but you need to re-run the wiring looms. Check out www.bimmernav.com

Long story short, if it doesn't have factory NAV, it's probably not going to get it any time soon.
Now that BMW makes the retrofit wiring harness, it's much easier - you can simply augment the wiring harness in your car instead of replacing it.
usmcshep, I've been toying with the idea of replacing my factory nav... make me a good enough offer .
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:58 PM
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took me about three hours to swap everything on my wagon
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