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Old 03-04-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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dash kit for e46

I need to find a dash kit for a e46. I need to put my double din dvd player in.
If u know anyone or any info on this it would be great........

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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Check out the bavarian soundwerks electronic forum, its got a answer to everything you need.

Eurospec has the bezel you need though.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:53 AM   #3
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Yeah look at eurospec but prepared to spend $$$ those custom bezels are not cheap...I have seen a complete bezel with mounting brackets/hardware on ebay that was pretty pricey but then again it's eBay so better safe than sorry and just buying it from a sponsor.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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I've seen people make their own bezels out of fiberglass....... I'm getting ready to install a 2009 Kenwood double din in my E46. Won't be using one of those expensive custom bezels off the net. I'll be ordering a bezel from a stock E46 nav and modifying it so the install will look completely stock and like BMW did it from factory. I've got it all worked out in my head already.......i figure headunit in and fully installed, looking completely stock for under $1400 canadian. I can post pictures if you guys want as i'm doing it and once it's done. Just waiting on the parts I need now from BMW...........
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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That would be nice......
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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I just went to my local BMW dealer and bought an OEM radio blind plate, part # 65-8-229-147 cost $ 7.94. Then I bought a blank piece of black plastic 1/4 inch thick, 3x10 inches $2.75 and epoxied the two pieces together to fill the whole gap. I covered it with a piece of 12x12 black leather, the upholstery shop gave it to me for free and it was a perfect match with my black dash. The leather doesn't scratch or blem like paint and was easy to glue onto the new bezel. It took little effort and saved me some cash.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:47 PM   #7
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^^^ Thats very clean setup! Can you still use your steering wheel control buttons??
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:41 PM   #8
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Yes I installed the pac swi? kit and the steering wheel controls still work.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #9
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that looks great. I just have to get the time to get to trying to make my own. Man i wish it was easier to get the part make it fit without spending all that money. I would rather put that towards something else on the car lol....

Thanks for the info
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:04 PM   #10
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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Nice work MarkBMW! That looks great and it was cheap!
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:51 AM   #12
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I just went to my local BMW dealer and bought an OEM radio blind plate, part # 65-8-229-147 cost $ 7.94. Then I bought a blank piece of black plastic 1/4 inch thick, 3x10 inches $2.75 and epoxied the two pieces together to fill the whole gap. I covered it with a piece of 12x12 black leather, the upholstery shop gave it to me for free and it was a perfect match with my black dash. The leather doesn't scratch or blem like paint and was easy to glue onto the new bezel. It took little effort and saved me some cash.
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Hey, that's a cool idea.... I already got the bezel thing figured out for a stock bmw nav bezel piece, but gotta dremel it out for the bigger screen. Mind if i steal your leather wrap idea?
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:14 AM   #13
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wow some one should make a DIY for this
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:00 PM   #14
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check this guys custom install on his M3..... The guys at this custom stereo install designed a custom bezel for this customer.....check it out. Click on the link then scroll down the page and click on page 2... you'll see the white E46 navigation install there........ The custom asked for the bezel to be painted and to match his custom white trim... thought they did a good job. It's just a fiberglass mold that was painted....

http://www.soundworksonline.net/gallery.php
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:31 PM   #15
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yeah, i am re-doing my custom 2 din bezel, i'll post a diy when im done. its real easy, there r lots of ways to do it. dont spend over $250 on one, and if you dont do fiberglass, you can make one with supplies from michaels.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:50 AM   #16
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i ordered the Double din install kit off ebay but Iam not sure if it included the AC relocated. Does anyone know if that is absolutely needed for if the one in my car now is just fabricated a little?
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