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      12-30-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Ok, so I finally pulled the trigger and got the level I pack from Musicar nw. Got everything in and I\'m ready to do the install. I think the guys are out for the holidays but I want to install this weekend. Bottom line... I have no clue what goes where.

Somebody point me to the thread... I know there is one, I just can\'t find it anymore.
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There isnt just one thread.

What are you installing?
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It's very self-explanatory when you get everything spread out. The stock amp is in the trunk on the left side under the plastic piece. I've done their Subbass Module 2 on my car. It's quite easy.
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There isnt just one thread.

What are you installing?
I've got the processor, rainbows, sails, amp, and sws's. Yea I guess I just need the amp and processor hookups. I've found threads on the speaker installs.

Should be all plug and play. Just have to figure out where to plug ya know.
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It's very self-explanatory when you get everything spread out. The stock amp is in the trunk on the left side under the plastic piece. I've done their Subbass Module 2 on my car. It's quite easy.
I don't have a stock amp. I'm adding one. Level I
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I don't have a stock amp. I'm adding one. Level I
Easy enough then. What questions do you have then?
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Ok, so I finally pulled the trigger and got the level I pack from Musicar nw. Got everything in and I\'m ready to do the install. I think the guys are out for the holidays but I want to install this weekend. Bottom line... I have no clue what goes where.

Somebody point me to the thread... I know there is one, I just can\'t find it anymore.
It will help to post what you got in the package and the OEM system that you will be installing to.

We just can't read minds, you know?
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I have almost the same system.

Find diy for
1) door trim removal
2) hu/ ac removal

Rest is self explanatory

Did you get a long technic harness?
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I have almost the same system.

Find diy for
1) door trim removal
2) hu/ ac removal

Rest is self explanatory

Did you get a long technic harness?
I bet, no.
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Ok, so I finally pulled the trigger and got the level I pack from Musicar nw. Got everything in and I\'m ready to do the install. I think the guys are out for the holidays but I want to install this weekend. Bottom line... I have no clue what goes where.

Somebody point me to the thread... I know there is one, I just can\'t find it anymore.
It will help to post what you got in the package and the OEM system that you will be installing to.

We just can't read minds, you know?
I thought most of you guys were familiar with the the set up. Their level I package is for the base e90 system with no amp and no tweeters. Package includes subs, cleansweep, rainbows, amp, and all the appropriate pnp harnesses. Yes I think they include the one from technic.

I'll figure it out. Or blow it up trying. Thanks guys
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I don't have a stock amp. I'm adding one. Level I
Easy enough then. What questions do you have then?
Wiring diagram for the amp/HU/cleansweep.

What hooks into what?
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I bet, no.
I was wondering because I thought you stopped selling them for base audio.
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post a pic of whatever wiring harness Ken sent you
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post a pic of whatever wiring harness Ken sent you
I'll post pics everything shortly.
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I thought most of you guys were familiar with the the set up. Their level I package is for the base e90 system with no amp and no tweeters. Package includes subs, cleansweep, rainbows, amp, and all the appropriate pnp harnesses. Yes I think they include the one from technic.

I'll figure it out. Or blow it up trying. Thanks guys
We are not familiar with your car.

- unbolt seats and tilt them back towards the rear seats.
- unplug and remove underseat woofers enclosures
- remove OEM woofers from OEM enclosures
- install Musicar woofers to OEM enclosure
- install modified OEM enclosure to car
- plug Musicar pre-made harness to OEM woofer connector in the car (left and right) and to Molex connector on new woofer
- run pre-made harness to the trunk
- bolt seats back
- remove door panels
- remove OEM mid
- install Musicar mid and tweeter (with included OEM tweeter pods) and crossover
- plug pre-made harness to OEM mid connector, to mid and tweeter
- connect pre-made harness in the trunk to Cleansweep, Cleansweep outputs to amp inputs and amp outputs to pre-made harness.
- connect 12V and ground to battery
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I was wondering because I thought you stopped selling them for base audio.
I still have them for sale, but Musicar uses a different approach.
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I thought most of you guys were familiar with the the set up. Their level I package is for the base e90 system with no amp and no tweeters. Package includes subs, cleansweep, rainbows, amp, and all the appropriate pnp harnesses. Yes I think they include the one from technic.

I'll figure it out. Or blow it up trying. Thanks guys
We are not familiar with your car.

- unbolt seats and tilt them back towards the rear seats.
- unplug and remove underseat woofers enclosures
- remove OEM woofers from OEM enclosures
- install Musicar woofers to OEM enclosure
- install modified OEM enclosure to car
- plug Musicar pre-made harness to OEM woofer connector in the car (left and right) and to Molex connector on new woofer
- run pre-made harness to the trunk
- bolt seats back
- remove door panels
- remove OEM mid
- install Musicar mid and tweeter (with included OEM tweeter pods) and croosover
- plug pre-made harness to OEM mid connector, to mid and tweeter
- connect pre-made harness in the trunk to Cleansweep, Cleansweep outputs to amp inputs and amp outputs to pre-made harness.
- connect 12V and ground to battery
Thanks!
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The level one package differs based on system and options

What you get will depend on what stereo you started out with and if you have any upgrades. For instance a Hi Fi system won't have a cleansweep.
Its a good idea to have some spare plastic fasteners for the the door.
The first two part no are the ones you might need.

BMW Part no
51-41-8-224-768 b71d clip wi .71 ea door fastener natural
51-41-8-224-781 b71d clip wi 1.05 ea door fastener with seal gray
51-47-7-117-532 b18d clip wi .91 each door sill fastener
07-12-9-905-172 dp screw .71 each speaker grill screw
I didn't strip any heads out on these but they are soft
07-14-6-979-835 .71 Fillister screw under door trim
One of these was missing on my car


I documented my install and can send you a copy if you give me your actual email as I don't see a way to attach a word document to the email here.

When you are working on the car with the doors and trunk open the car is awake so its draining the battery you might want to either disconnect the battery or have it on a battery tender.

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I was wondering because I thought you stopped selling them for base audio.
I still have them for sale, but Musicar uses a different approach.
hmm didnt know that. Glad i got yours from them.
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What you get will depend on what stereo you started out with and if you have any upgrades. For instance a Hi Fi system won't have a cleansweep.
Its a good idea to have some spare plastic fasteners for the the door.
The first two part no are the ones you might need.

BMW Part no
51-41-8-224-768 b71d clip wi .71 ea door fastener natural
51-41-8-224-781 b71d clip wi 1.05 ea door fastener with seal gray
51-47-7-117-532 b18d clip wi .91 each door sill fastener
07-12-9-905-172 dp screw .71 each speaker grill screw
I didn't strip any heads out on these but they are soft
07-14-6-979-835 .71 Fillister screw under door trim
One of these was missing on my car


I documented my install and can send you a copy if you give me your actual email as I don't see a way to attach a word document to the email here.

When you are working on the car with the doors and trunk open the car is awake so its draining the battery you might want to either disconnect the battery or have it on a battery tender.

PM'd.

of course i didnt get past step 1 without running into a problem. No T50 bit in my set. Home Depot run
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A large hex also works although i did wventually buy the t50 for about $7
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I'm talking to Ken about this same package (the base audio is seriously crummy in these cars), trying to decide if I'm going to tackle the install myself or find an installer, so by all means, let us know how you find the process!

ctuna - I PM'd you to ask for your Word doc if you don't mind.
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