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Looking for ideas on a 1 din radio that would be plug and play for the car. The stereo that is in it is fine but I would like to be able to use hands free Bluetooth with my phone. I have seen some units out there but have no idea who has a decent unit. looking to spend $200 to $300. I understand I would have to purchase a mounting bezel as well. any recommendations?

As long as I have the right wiring harness I have no problem doing this myself. I have had the radio out before.
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crutchfield. comes with everything.

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sony.

pick the unit in your budget with the features you want

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crutchfield. comes with everything.

alpine,kenwood,clarion,pioneer,jvc

sony.

pick the unit in your budget with the features you want

Their BMW harnesses are half assed and you have to do a bunch of splices into the new radio, If I am going to pay list price I would expect a plug and play harness and be happy to pay it.

Where can I find a real harness for a radio for a BMW that I don't have to splice?
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I am 40 years old. been in the car audio hobby since 16. I have never seen a wiring harness that let's you adapt a multi-brand aftermarket head unit to a factory wiring harness without having to splice the wires (12v constant to 12v constant , 12v acc to 12v acc, ground to ground, speaker positive/negative to speaker positive/negative) Especially since there are so many possible brands. each brand has changed up there harness wiring before and each cartype has sapped wiring on even a specific model year to year.

remember again you are adapting a generic wiring scheme (head unit) to a very specific wiring scheme. So "plug and play" just isn't going to happen.

Research Scosche, metra or do a general search under your car year model and audio harness for whatever specific deck you get. Maybe there is one out there.

OR

Go to an installer and get it done that way you don't have to splice.

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