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      01-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #18
First Lieutenant

Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey

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Just to add my experience with an aftermarket HU...I was able to change the oem and put in an alpine cda117 that I had from another car. I mainly did it for bluetooth and Ipod.

My car had the Hi fi system, and I knew from reading the site that I would lose some functions ie: PDC (which I dont have) the ability to have updates done through the OEM HU, and the chimes.

In my case i didnt mind the updates...if i ever needed them I can switch the radio out in ten minutes. But I expected to lose chimes and didnt! I dont know why, but i'm ok with that. I was also able to retain steering wheel controls.

So FOR ME it wasn't as bad as everyone made it to be.