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Old 11-03-2015, 09:13 AM
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E38 stereo options?

I have a 2000 BMW 740i without DSP. I have the 4:3 screen, cd changer,and mk3 navigation unit. The nav is broken it has the black screen and switches off audio every 1-2 minutes. In addition all the speakers and subwoofers are completely rotted out.

Initially I wanted to repair the nav unit and install new speakers everywhere.

Now I wanting to install my own subwoofers and amplifiers for door speakers, and the subs. And to control everything a new gps video head unit up front.

My question is this: by replacing everything I lose any features the BMW system originally came with. What is my best option to keep the features controlled by the factory setup, and still have modern features like gps, video/ audio streaming, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and separate amplifiers powering subwoofers, and door speakers?

Any ideas are appreciated. Because right now I'm thinking I will have to restore the factory nav unit for the factory features controlled by the unit, and install a separate head unit to actually operate everything else audio/video wise.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:52 AM
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I moved your question to the E38 7 series forum, you will get more help in here.

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:43 PM
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My advice would be to take the path of least resistance: Replace the trunk Nav with a MKIV nav unit, replace the head unit with a wide-screen unit, and replace the speakers one by one.

Dayton Audio ND140-8 5.25 speakers are correct spec for the rear deck, will fit well, and are inexpensive. You will need four for the rear deck. Search for them on Amazon.com
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:57 PM
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I have a 2000 BMW 740i without DSP. I have the 4:3 screen, cd changer,and mk3 navigation unit. The nav is broken it has the black screen and switches off audio every 1-2 minutes. In addition all the speakers and subwoofers are completely rotted out.

Initially I wanted to repair the nav unit and install new speakers everywhere.

Now I wanting to install my own subwoofers and amplifiers for door speakers, and the subs. And to control everything a new gps video head unit up front.

My question is this: by replacing everything I lose any features the BMW system originally came with. What is my best option to keep the features controlled by the factory setup, and still have modern features like gps, video/ audio streaming, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and separate amplifiers powering subwoofers, and door speakers?

Any ideas are appreciated. Because right now I'm thinking I will have to restore the factory nav unit for the factory features controlled by the unit, and install a separate head unit to actually operate everything else audio/video wise.
A new Garmin Nuvi has more features and capabilities than a factory Nav unit 16 years old, and costs a lot less. 16 years ago they used DVD instead of Satellites.
The switching off every 1-2 minutes is a separate issue I am dealing with so please post that solution if you find it.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:30 PM
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My advice would be to take the path of least resistance: Replace the trunk Nav with a MKIV nav unit, replace the head unit with a wide-screen unit, and replace the speakers one by one.



Dayton Audio ND140-8 5.25 speakers are correct spec for the rear deck, will fit well, and are inexpensive. You will need four for the rear deck. Search for them on Amazon.com

Will those Dayton speakers drop right in? Or will the deck need some modification?
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