Installations

BMW 3 Series 1999-2006 (E46)
Radio Installation Products 

Compatible Cars

BMW 3 Series 1999-2005
BMW 3 Series 2006 E46 only

Radio Mounting Kit

This kit is designed to hold a standard double din radio.  It holds the radio in place and also fills the open space left after removing your radio.  It is painted to match the finish of your dashboard.  This fits all navigagation and non navigation radios.

Climate control relocation kits

If your radio did not have factory navigation then the climate control is right below the radio.  In order to install a double din radio you will need to install this part to relocate the climate control down to where the sunglass pocket currently is.

This is the most common relocation part that has all the buttosn on one.

The older vehicles have have 5

This is a USB 3.0 extension cable designed to specifically for use in the relocation kits above.

Radio Wiring Harness (cars without factory navigation)

Main Radio wiring harness

All non navigation E46 BMW’s have the “round pin connector”  This parts has the wiring harness and the electronics required for your factory steering wheel to control your aftermarket radio.  (Also see steering wheel control programmer below)

Main Radio wiring harness (without steering wheel controls)

All non navigation E46 BMW’s have the “round pin connector”  This parts has the wiring harness and the electronics required for your factory steering wheel to control your aftermarket radio.  (Also see steering wheel control programmer below)

Steering wheel Control Programmer

The main harness above has the electronics to do steering wheel controls but this wire will tell it what radio you are installing.  Since it is radio specific it is sold separately.  If we do not have one for your brand radio use the universal one.

Plug and Play Converter

The harness above has an ISO connector on the radio side.  This will plug into some radios.  Check the google sheet on this products page to see if your radio will connect directly of of you will need to buy a converter to do a plug and play free installation. 


AM/FM Antenna adapter

If you have a navigation radio the antenna adapter is built into the extension that runs to the trunk.
For BMW Business (cassette) and Business CD with “Mode”
For BMW Business (cassette) and Business CD without “Mode”

Micropohone for factory location

 

Every E46 has a factory microphone location in the overhead lights.  You can put this microphone in place of the factory one for use with your new radio.
Some newer convertibles have a factory location on the steering Colum.  This mic is to replace that one.

Panel Pry Tools

These tools come in handy when removing the cars interior trim.


Radios

These tools come in handy when removing the cars interior trim.

Videos

These tools come in handy when removing the cars interior trim.

Radio Installation Video

This video shows you the entire installation for a sony radio in your BMW E46 3-Series

Old Radio Installation Video

This is our old video.  It’s not as in depth and it also does not show the connection of the amplifire turn on wire.

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