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Car Audio and Electronics
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Hi guys, I'm a newby & already have a problem. My new pride & joy has the old cassette deck which I would like to replace with an aftermarket deck. Any 323i radio wiring diagrams about? All the diagrams I've come across have orange wires(orange/black, orange/brown), but my radio harness hasn't got any orange wires. Help anyone...oh and thanx in advance
My ride is a GB model 1998 323i coupe....I've heard there are about 16 different wiring diagrams for the E36...lawda mercy!
Last edited by krustysgs; 02-04-2012 at 02:05 PM..
Thanx a bunch for the manuals dude, they'll be invaluable in my projects and maintanance as I'm a student and can't afford to splash out on garages. Unfortunately the wiring in these diagrams just does'nt correspond to mine. The car doesn't have a cd changer, but none of my wiring has any orange/brown, orange/black or any orange wires in it and I stupidly removed the bmw connecter to splice on the new stereo....oh heck.
I would consider a cheap CAI, and it makes the most mechanical sense but don't feel confident enough to tackle a diy jobie, especially the heat shield. All the write ups make it look quite fiddly. All I want is a slightly freer revving engine and a deeper note in the engine sound....my ride already has loads of torque for a 2.5l
Cheap and CAI usually don't go together well. A good CAI has a heat shield to protect it from the hot engine air or places te filter way down low in the bumper. The Jim Conforti one (which is what I have) is one with a heat sheiks an I did it works surprisingly well. Has a really nice sound at WOT. The Dinan one is the one that goes down into the bumper. Both work well. As for DIY it's like a 1 1/2 hour install. Nothing to complicated.