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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 02-12-2005, 02:07 AM
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"Special" radio?

I have to hand it to my dealer, they didn't even blink when I brought my car in to get the stereo fade issue fixed. They did what diagnostics that were necessary and told me it would be taken care of. Here's the interesting thing, They've only done one other and it wasn't Nav equiped, so with mine they had order a "Special" new radio and head unit from Germany. No one there could tell me what was "special" about it and what would be different from the one I had. Well, it only took 4 days for the radio to come in, but I have to wait until the 22nd to get it swapped. Anyone have an experience like this and know what is Special about the replacement? Maybe this one will play Mp3's....
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:35 PM
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Hmm, I don't know what would be different about this "new" radio. You have a 2005 car, so it should have had already the latest radio available. I think Nav-equipped cars don't work with MP3's anyway, so I don't think you'll be in luck, sorry.

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4 days?! Mine took weeks...
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Hmm, I don't know what would be different about this "new" radio. You have a 2005 car, so it should have had already the latest radio available. I think Nav-equipped cars don't work with MP3's anyway, so I don't think you'll be in luck, sorry.

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I'm sure you're right. I thought maybe there were some updates done to the new out-going radios when they discovered this stereo fade issue, the way they were calling it some Special radio made me think there might be something. And I figured Mp3 capability would be wishful thinking Thank you for the reply anyway!

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4 days?! Mine took weeks...
Yes I was surprised. I was told it would be 2 to 3 weeks and it was actualy 3 days- I counted 4 because I got the message day late.
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2007 E90 328i | Metallic Black | Black leather | Heated seats | 6-Sp. Step. | ZPP | ZSP | NAV- iDrive | Adapt.-Xenon | Prem. audio- CD changer | Burl trim | BT to iPhone

**Looking for an E39 540, 530 or X5

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*2006 E90 325i- Ti-Silver Metallic, Black leather, Heated seats 6Sp Step. , ZPP, ZSP, NAV, Adapt.-Xenon, BT to iPhone

*2004 E46 325i- Silver Grey Metallic, Black Leather- heated, 6sp Step. , ZSP, ZPP, Xenon, Nav- V.26, BT to Blackberry

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Old 02-14-2005, 11:25 AM
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I agree I had the problem on my 2005 325i as well. I showed the TSB to the service manager and he ordered the radio right away. It took only one week and the install was done in 25 minutes. I think the only difference in the radio is software. It definitely fixed the fading in and out problem....
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