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#133217 - 05/01/2003 11:38 e46 m3
jgrant
new poster

Registered: 07/04/2002
Posts: 1
Loc: Burlington, Ontario
Has anyone done an install in one of these? Where did you put it? Do the steering wheel functions still work.

TIA. Jamie.

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#133218 - 06/01/2003 05:47 Re: e46 m3 [Re: jgrant]
NicolasW
journeyman

Registered: 05/12/2001
Posts: 65
Loc: USA
I would think the M3 is the same as any other E46 car. There was a guy that posted a while back (look up "3-series" or "E46") and used the SWI-X to tie the steering wheel functions into the Empeg and it worked perfectly.

Good luck!
Wes

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#133219 - 06/01/2003 14:31 Re: e46 m3 [Re: jgrant]
holio
stranger

Registered: 18/01/2002
Posts: 41
I have a 330i and my friend installed my Empeg into the dash as a replacement for the BMW Business CD stereo. There are still some problems.

1. The fit is not perfect so it the Empeg juts out a bit from the dash. It's reasonably well minimized, but still there.
2. I did not replace the AMP or speakers and thus require a pre-amp. Most pre-amps suck so I am having it custom fabricated.
3. The SWI-X never worked perfectly for me -- I suspect the device is defective and I will need to return it to Crutchfield. They have a great support department, I highly recommend them despite their sometimes premium pricing.
4. Still waiting on Patrick's tuner module. Sigh.
5. Darkstorm's lenses are not a perfect match. He was nice enough to send me an original lens which is extremely close. I will say, however, that his red is much better than anything else and still worthwhile.

All in all, it's a good install but not perfect. Don't ask me for pictures, I just ordered my digital camera yesterday.

Adam

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#133220 - 07/01/2003 06:45 Re: e46 m3 [Re: holio]
NicolasW
journeyman

Registered: 05/12/2001
Posts: 65
Loc: USA
Here's the thread I was referring to.....
http://empeg.comms.net/php/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=install&Number=79183

Good luck!
Wes

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