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      06-05-2014, 10:18 PM   #991
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Anyone know of any great deals on a pre-lci upgrade for e92?
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      09-14-2014, 11:10 AM   #992
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Have these really gone up from 200 odd quid to 370?
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      09-24-2014, 03:34 PM   #993
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Looking for the answer to the above as well.
Seems like a perfect mod for 200, but 379???
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      09-25-2014, 04:57 PM   #994
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Was it ever 200? I did it about 4 years ago and it was a lot more than that.
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      10-15-2014, 01:13 PM   #995
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Hi, Bit of a noob question but how would I know what what audio set up I have in my car? Are there any clues/giveaways to help me identify if it's bog standard or has extra options?
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      10-16-2014, 08:20 AM   #996
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have a look here http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641323
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      10-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #997
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Awesome, cheers for that mate!
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      10-30-2014, 05:17 PM   #998
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Was it ever 200? I did it about 4 years ago and it was a lot more than that.
Around 250 according to the first poster in 2008. I'm sure I saw someone had bought it new for 220 at some point
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      10-30-2014, 05:23 PM   #999
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Paid 360-47p with I think a discount for the full kit back in May 2011.
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      11-22-2014, 09:06 PM   #1000
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Wiring issue. Need helps

My car is 2005/9 Pre-LCI E90. I bought this kit from a dealer. Yesterday, I was trying to install this kit to my car.

According to the installation instruction, I need to connect A5-A10 to X9385 and X9386 on the right side and connect A11-A16 to X9387 and X9388.

However, when I opened up the carpet (passenger side) and looked for X9385 and X9386, I saw two connectors which is joint with 3 wires each. But the 3 wires color are BL/SW and BL/BR. I did not see other color wires like RT/SW, RT/BR, GN/SW and GN/BR.

Two questions
1. Are the connectors in the picture X9385 and X9386?

2. Does any one know where to connect RT/SW, RT/BR, GN/SW amd GN/BR wires to? I supposed I need to split the 3 wires on X9385 and X9386, and connect the wires as following

1. BL/SW and BL/BR to the wires which lead to radio head unit
2. RT/SW and RT/BR to the wires which connect to mid hight
3. GN/SW and GN/BR to the wires which connect to bass.

Need suggestions.
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      11-23-2014, 12:31 AM   #1001
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My car is 2005/9 Pre-LCI E90. I bought this kit from a dealer. Yesterday, I was trying to install this kit to my car.

According to the installation instruction, I need to connect A5-A10 to X9385 and X9386 on the right side and connect A11-A16 to X9387 and X9388.

However, when I opened up the carpet (passenger side) and looked for X9385 and X9386, I saw two connectors which is joint with 3 wires each. But the 3 wires color are BL/SW and BL/BR. I did not see other color wires like RT/SW, RT/BR, GN/SW and GN/BR.

Two questions
1. Are the connectors in the picture X9385 and X9386?

2. Does any one know where to connect RT/SW, RT/BR, GN/SW amd GN/BR wires to? I supposed I need to split the 3 wires on X9385 and X9386, and connect the wires as following

1. BL/SW and BL/BR to the wires which lead to radio head unit
2. RT/SW and RT/BR to the wires which connect to mid hight
3. GN/SW and GN/BR to the wires which connect to bass.

Need suggestions.
You bought he old kit. There is a newer one with harnesses included.
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      11-23-2014, 10:01 AM   #1002
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I bought "65410445684" this kit which is for car up to 2009/03
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      12-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #1003
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can anyone confirm if Logic 7 subs with enclosures from a 2012 e92 will fit in a 2008 e92 with Alpine Upgrade??
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      01-06-2015, 11:56 AM   #1004
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just upgraded my E90 LCI at the weekend ...much clearer and better then before although bass still lacking...

very annoyed at BMW for

1) labelling the some of the wiring incorrectly (and knowing about it!) and having to re-strip my doors again to correct it.
2) first sending the wrong tweeter covers which are incorrectly listed as applicable to the saloon

a really great guide I discovered (afterwards) on how to install and he also had the problem with incorrectly labelled wires

http://www.mysysadmintips.com/other/...=1&limitstart=
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      01-28-2015, 10:24 PM   #1005
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K31ron, can I ask how much you pay for your kit and where you bought it from?
Its defiantly something I wanna upgrade to. Thanks.
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      01-30-2015, 07:27 AM   #1006
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K31ron, can I ask how much you pay for your kit and where you bought it from?
Its defiantly something I wanna upgrade to. Thanks.

Hi,

check this thread

http://www.bmwforums.info/harry-fair...tml#post232913

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      01-30-2015, 08:00 AM   #1007
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just upgraded my E90 LCI at the weekend ...much clearer and better then before although bass still lacking...

very annoyed at BMW for

1) labelling the some of the wiring incorrectly (and knowing about it!) and having to re-strip my doors again to correct it.
2) first sending the wrong tweeter covers which are incorrectly listed as applicable to the saloon

a really great guide I discovered (afterwards) on how to install and he also had the problem with incorrectly labelled wires

http://www.mysysadmintips.com/other/...=1&limitstart=
Logic 7 subs work great with this upgrade, thats what i did and many others
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      02-21-2015, 10:56 AM   #1008
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I bought "65410445684" this kit which is for car up to 2009/03
I'm in the same boat as you, did you ever get wired up correctly??
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      03-06-2015, 02:24 PM   #1009
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Struggling to find the connections around the door sills..car is a 2008 E92 with 663 stereo, are they likely to be close to under the seat? I've lifted the drivers seat but still cant really see anything that looks like the connections?

Edit; trying to fit the 684 kit

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      03-07-2015, 06:47 AM   #1010
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Managed to find the connectors but im only getting sound through the bass and tweeter? Is this because the tweeter wiring is wrong, and do I have to cut the connectors and re crimp them?

Edit; of course I had plugged the mid speaker in...

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      03-10-2015, 11:57 AM   #1011
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Quick note for people retrofitting CIC with the Alpine retrofit also:
  1. Recode CIC so that [AUDIO_SYSTEM_CIC] = [hifi] rather than [standard]
  2. Then, play around with the switch at the bottom of the Alpine amp to find what you prefer.

Makes a massive difference, as [standard] setting has too much treble and seemed to have no mid/low.
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      04-05-2015, 04:38 AM   #1012
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I had intended to take photos while installing this but because I was so afraid of damaging trim and stuff I was so concentrated on doing things carefully that I completely forgot to take photos (particularly of the wiring loom that's under the carpets at the door sill).

I think that removing the door trim and fitting the tweeters is well documented in another thread. I also had to lift the rear seats (which required far more force than I expected!), remove the backrest side section (not at all difficult with the backrest folded down), lift out the boot floor and remove the door sill trim in order to access the wiring under the carpet.

As for how it sounds, well I'm not an audiophile but I can say that it's an improvement but not as good as I expected. What I didn't like most about the stock sound system was that when I wanted to play music loudly, the sound went into distortion. This is fixed now with the Alpine amp. I was actually quite happy with the old sound quality (at low to normal volume levels) even though I knew there where no tweeters. I would have the bass up to +6 and treble up to +4 and to me this sounded quite good, 'warm' even. With the new speakers yes I now hear the the high frequencies like symbols but because I was so used to not hearing them before to me it sounded quite tinny and hissy so initially I wasn't impressed. I've turned the treble down to +2 and I'm now quite happy with this. The other thing that didn't impress me and is still an issue is that whenever a male DJ with a low voice is talking you get a humming sound or echo under the lowest parts of his speech. I've had to turn down the bass to +2 to avoid this humming sound. Otherwise I'm quite glad that I upgraded. Certainly it was worth it in order hear undistorted music.

The other thing I'm pleased about is that the upgrade cost me 330 (and 2 days not the quoted 2.5 hours! although now that I've done it I could possibly do it again in the 2 hours) rather than the 650+ cost (for Ireland, we're taxed to the hilt here) of the hifi upgrade on the options list.
Is the sound noticeably louder? I want this upgrade to deliver a cleaner louder sound that I can't talk over when all the way up. Will I be disappointed?
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