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      03-18-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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installing amp w/ stock radio and speakers?

What do I need to install just an amplifier?

Harness?

amp?

is it just plug and play?

do I have to recode anything?

IS there any type of instructions to do so? (I'm not radio savy)

help!!!
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Read this and identify your stereo system

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959828

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958891

It all depends on which of the three BMW systems
you start with .
If you have Hi Fi its relatively easy .
if you use a jl audio amp .
Amp , Technic Harness and power cable kit.
There are many DIY guides for various parts of the car
but you should be somewhat skilled at doing mechanical
and electrical work.
If you want a all in one kit with proven to work configurations and high quality components
consider MusicarNW.
If you can assemble a home stereo or entertainment
system and wrench on your car a little bit you can probably DIY.

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959828

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958891

It all depends on which of the three BMW systems
you start with .
If you have Hi Fi its relatively easy .
if you use a jl audio amp .
Amp , Technic Harness and power cable kit.
There are many DIY guides for various parts of the car
but you should be somewhat skilled at doing mechanical
and electrical work.
If you want a all in one kit with proven to work configurations and high quality components
consider MusicarNW.
If you can assemble a home stereo or entertainment
system and wrench on your car a little bit you can probably DIY.
Seem like I'm going for it.

What a good estimate on how much I should be looking at spending.

All I want to do is use same head unit and speakers and replace with a better amp. I have the HIFI systems w/ navi
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technic harness, jl xd600/6 (with gains set to near minimum)
after about 6 mos you'll tire of it and be looking to upgrade your front speakers! then you put morels in and you'll be happy for about another year. then you will want to put in a DSP and more amp power and maybe a sub in the back. yea it's like that.
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The under seats need an upgrade also.

The under seats need an upgrade also.
if you buy all the parts from the lowest cost sources
and you use the lower quality speakers around 1k
I don't know what a Jehnert 3 way set costs but a little
more for that I think . If you are using Morels in the doors
just a pair of 4 inch component speakers can cost you you
400 to 1k depending on the model number.
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