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Old 12-13-2016, 05:21 PM
ratpH1nk ratpH1nk is offline
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Aftermarket Radio and Crutchfield..

All of the 'compatible" radios on Crutchfield for my 2005 E53 say
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You'll need to bypass the factory amplifiers by running speaker wires from your new stereo to each speaker.
That can't be right, right? There is no way anyone is going to do this?
Second thing, are the Eonon's still the way to go in 2016?

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:47 PM
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If you have radio with DSP - you have to bypass DSP processor - only BMW can control it.
And with any aftermarket Radio/Nav system you will lose OBC functions.

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Old 12-14-2016, 06:24 PM
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The idea of running speaker wires to god know how many speakers is crazy. I think I am going to ditch that idea.
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Old 12-15-2016, 06:40 AM
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You can clip the wires at the DSP amp and tap into the speaker wires there. I installed a Dynavin and an Alpine aftermarket amp. Put the amp in the rear compartment, ran line from the Dynavin back to it, and I'm in the process of tapping into the speaker wires back there. Can't find a perfect diagram online - about 3 different versions, but I've got the fronts connected and working.
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