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    Question bmw e46 headunit relocation

    Hi,

    I am relocating my head unit (Business CD Player) into the glovebox, im using the car2pc via cd changer emulation.

    Just need to know what wires i need to extend the cables into the glovebox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonessc View Post
    it turns out that the wires run from the glovebox direction anyway, so now extension wires were needed, just in case anyone else if thinking of doing this in there install.

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    I WANT TO ADD MY STOCK FM RADIO TO MY CAR , HOW WOULD I DO THAT , i NEED EXTENTION WIRES OR ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT THE STOCK WIRES FM RADIO AND ALL WIRE IN THE GLOVE BOX ITSELF. ARE YOU SURE THAT IS WHERE THEY CAME FROM .


    SORRY FOR THE CAPS , MY KEY IS STUCK IM NOT YELLING AT ALL.

    PS, CAN YOU SEND PICTURES IF YOU HAVE ANY

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    anyone else try this , do the ewire reach?

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    BUMP.... sorry to bring back an old thread but im in need of serious help.

    I am in the process of relocating my stock business cd player head unit into the glove box... the wire harness does not come from the glove box but instead somewhere from the center console. I dont mind extending the wire but how or where can i get the radio antenna extension. I have an 2000 model cd player that supports two antenna system. I have search many forums yet no luck. shed some light here plz

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    PEP Boys.....

    I bought one today at my local Pep boys. You should be able to find one at a local auto parts place.. or online like:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...270750&tp=3351

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    you can find those antenna extensions on ebay...just do a search for "bmw antenna adapter"...I relocated my headunit last week for my car pc setup...works great...got am, fm, ipod, OEM aux( for the car pc ), and cd...and volume control on steerting works perfect as well...i ll have my work log pics up fairly soon...did everything without cutting a single factory wire...well 1...had to extend the CD changer wire so I can use my OEM ipod kit but it was a breeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si_g View Post
    you can find those antenna extensions on ebay...just do a search for "bmw antenna adapter"...I relocated my headunit last week for my car pc setup...works great...got am, fm, ipod, OEM aux( for the car pc ), and cd...and volume control on steerting works perfect as well...i ll have my work log pics up fairly soon...did everything without cutting a single factory wire...well 1...had to extend the CD changer wire so I can use my OEM ipod kit but it was a breeze!
    Bump on the work log....
    I am doing this with my X5. I don't understand why more people don't do this actually. You keep the OEM sound ,the OEM steering wheel controls and extending the wire harness seems straightforward, with the ability to return to stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocNupe View Post
    Bump on the work log....
    I am doing this with my X5. I don't understand why more people don't do this actually. You keep the OEM sound ,the OEM steering wheel controls and extending the wire harness seems straightforward, with the ability to return to stock
    How did you end up doing it?

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