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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 04-28-2013, 12:20 AM
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Question Are there pictures and a description of the radio in 2001 BMW 530i ?

Are there pictures and a description of the radio in 2001 BMW 530i ? I would like to be able to see what the back is like without taking mine out. I want to seee the connectors, and find out where to be able to connect different connectors. Also, if I can connect a conversion connector cable to be able to use Aux in/out ?


MY radio that came with the car is just the stereo cd with 10 speakers, I believe all factory when ordered new. I forgot the info on brand and model (I will search the Internet again), as I am the 3rd owner I believe. There is no navigation. Though it doesn't matter, someone put ina dice ipod connector with cables into the trunk connector sometime in the past.

I know there are lots of options of cables, connectors, etc,, with instructions, but without taking the unit out of the dash, pictures of the wqhole radio system, front/back, etc, would be helpful top know what connectors are there that cannot be seen from the front while in the dash. I believe I only have the one box (TCU ?) in the trunk, no BlueTooth anywhere is installed, although it was prewired ()as al those models were for the factory phone back then) Also was pre-wired for 6 cd changer, but does not have that installed either just takes on CD in the radio dash unit.

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2001 BMW 530i
appears to have the sport package (steering wheel has 'M' and has body parts which suggest sport package) if any of that matters. I read a lot of info, but still would like more. I cannot afford to buy the GROM, not the media bridge right now. but, I have plenty of spare connectors for computers and stereos.

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:03 AM
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nevermind,, I found what I needed... I rthink,, it has to do with the rear connectors and kit's you can buy with the connector,, I se pictures on website and videos.. so never mind.. I think I figured it out... still a pain... retrofitting,,
all for a 2 bit aux jack...
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