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Old 12-24-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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Has anybody fitted a double din head unit into a e39

Hi all

I am looking at one of the MOTORISED 7" LCD CD DVD PLAYER. for my E39 to replace the standard head unit. I also intend on fitting a reversing camera.

Has anybody fitted a double din type head unit into a e39

George
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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Hi,
I tried to fit 2 single din units (1 dvd player & the other a motorized screen). I was told that this wouldn't be possible due the bottom half of the back having the heating pipes there. If you look at the back of the original bmw system you will see that the top comes out more than the bottom half. The other way to do it is have 2 single units & have the dvd player as a single din unit where the bmw unit it & have the screen where the air vents are just above it. Seen this done and looks fantastic & I will get this done in my e39 too.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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Wink It can be done

This is a Pioneer AVIC Z2 w/Ipod adapter, Bluetooth & XM+Traffic.
It is hand made (by me). I kept the pattern. I had the wood color matched (dip) via a company I found on the web. It can be done!!!! It brought my 97 540i to the new millenium......... Not much modification
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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nice job

nice work with head unit install. did you have factory navigation prior? if not how'd you integrate factory computer? i need all the help i can get.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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nice work with head unit install. did you have factory navigation prior? if not how'd you integrate factory computer? i need all the help i can get.
I did not have factory nav but now I do!!!! The ugraded, aftermarket version by Pioneer. It has all the bells and whistles. My OBC still works through the dash board but I only have the range & MPG. I removed my MID but you can keep if you move it to your glove box. This way you cam keep your full functions but I never used much but range & MPG anyway.
It is not that hard to do the install. Admittedly, I used a pro for the HU install but i made the bezel by hand (homemade).
Big tips.... Install everything you want at once, Bluetooth, Ipod, rear cam, XM, Nav DVD Bypass etc..... It is a pain to redo.
I kept the pattern and the how to to make the bezel.... Not hard (I made all the mistakes first!!!)
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:24 AM   #6
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hello everybody!!!!!!
Do you have some pictures of your new installed head unit on E 39?
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:01 AM   #7
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For some reason I can't upload pics, files too big. Send me an email to zq22@hotmail.com, I will send some updated photos......
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:04 AM   #8
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hello everybody!!!!!!
Do you have some pictures of your new installed head unit on E 39?
My BMW E39 DVD was installed and the function is well established, but I did not have a picture yet. Gonna to find a new one to conntect with my rear view system.
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