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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 11-28-2012, 11:33 AM
teklord69 teklord69 is offline
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Someone explain this aftermarket radio setup

Interesting..

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:50 AM
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i think it looks better then most of the single DIN units i see. good integration with the CD. i am sure the buttons are not functional, so that would be my only criticism. buttons that do not do anything, but overall not bad considering how poorly single DIN units look in our cars.

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:13 PM
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Hi,

It's 'relatively' simple -

The Aftermarket JVC single DIN unit was dismantled so that the 'chassis' sits behind where you see the CD slot. The 'face' was moved to the location you it in now after the oem deck was cut. There's wiring from behind the face and it's 'contacts' to 'extend' to the chassis sitting further up - that's how the 'face' is able to operate. The gear mechanism in the JVC head unit which would've 'flipped' the face down/up have been moved and their wires extended in order to operate the oem 'flap'

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:02 PM
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Holy cow, this dude is listening to "bad boy" on a JVC deck, lol. That's a whole lot of work for such a crappy head unit, but nice work regardless.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:03 PM
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With that taste in music, radio delete FTW.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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With that taste in music, radio delete FTW.
hahaha agreed
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