How To Install Double Din Head Unit (E8x) Alpine ILX-700

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SupernoodlesRS
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How To Install Double Din Head Unit (E8x) Alpine ILX-700

Post by SupernoodlesRS » Mon May 29, 2017 6:17 pm

Hey Guys,

I personally installed an Alpine ILX-700 as I wanted Apple Car Play - In my opinion I think this is a much easier and cost effective method then installing iDrive which was an option I looked at originally.

I couldn't find a guide anywhere on installing a double din head unit and so as I have done this I have just typed one up and the link is here:https://www.mediafire.com/?uo9zn4lvf20g2kd

My car ended up like this as a finished result which I was quite pleased with:
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I have taken a lot of advice from this forum and have successfully installed and coded cruise control into my car as a result I felt it was important to give a guide back so I hope this helps some of you members out!

Feel free to comment or PM me any queries!

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Re: How To Install Double Din Head Unit (E8x) Alpine ILX-700

Post by Giggs » Mon May 29, 2017 9:43 pm

Looks great, I skimmed over the guide and it looks very professional, good job man I bet loads of people will do this now with help of your guide.
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Re: How To Install Double Din Head Unit (E8x) Alpine ILX-700

Post by SupernoodlesRS » Mon May 29, 2017 10:43 pm

Giggs wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Looks great, I skimmed over the guide and it looks very professional, good job man I bet loads of people will do this now with help of your guide.
Thanks :) hopefully it will help a few people out!

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Re: How To Install Double Din Head Unit (E8x) Alpine ILX-700

Post by drassini » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:09 am

that's pretty much exactly what I am about to do. Did you use a kit to retain the pdc noise etc or did you buy a full fitting kit? if so which one can you remember? Lastly did you instal a reverse camera? I was planning on doing that while I was changing stereo too. (mine is a 2010 e82 if that matters)

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Re: How To Install Double Din Head Unit (E8x) Alpine ILX-700

Post by SupernoodlesRS » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 am

drassini wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:09 am
that's pretty much exactly what I am about to do. Did you use a kit to retain the pdc noise etc or did you buy a full fitting kit? if so which one can you remember? Lastly did you instal a reverse camera? I was planning on doing that while I was changing stereo too. (mine is a 2010 e82 if that matters)
Hi Mate!

Okay so I managed to keep the PDC noise, this is part of the wiring kit that I bought - however it comes out of a separate speaker and is a lot quieter than the standard noise which comes out the cars speakers. I personally didn't fit a reversing camera but it wouldn't be hard - the alpine unit I have has a wire on its loom for a feed into it so if you wanted to add this it would be pretty simple!

Good luck bud!

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