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If you have an aftermarket head unit like a Dynavin/Avin or a quality item from the likes of Alpine, Pioneer, Kenwood etc then all 'control' of it can be done on the unit itself and where fitted/connected, via steering wheel buttons. What's the point of having the MID panel volume/DSP/change radio stations ? it'd be pointless, just reach up a few inches higher and control on the head unit ! Of course, technically once you work out how to interface the MID panel to the specific head unit be it electronically, physically and most likely a combination of both, you could have this setup. It's likely to cost a big wedge of cash too! I'd estimate north of $1000 to have someone with experience of reverse engineering and electronic integration do it.
2003 Ex-Police E39 530 Diesel Touring. Alpine White, 260,000+ Miles & climbing!
19" Hartge Nova 5 - with custom painted 'Flash Chrome' centres & Polished Lips (set of 5)
19" Hartge Nova 5 - Awaiting custom re-finish (set of 4)
19" Hartge Classic - with custom powder coated centres in shadow chrome & diamond cut/no lacquer lips (set of 5)
20" Hartge Classic - Awaiting custom re-finish
19" 3Pc Forged wheels - ID retained until re-built & finished (2 sets)
20" 3Pc Forged wheels -ID retained until re-built & finished
19" Centres - ID retained until rebuilt & finished
Full Custom Audio install - Arc Audio KS Mini ampliifers. DLS 5.25" 2 way front components & 4" 2 way co-axials. JL Audio 8W3-V3 subwoofer in stealth enclosure. Parrot Asteroid Smart head unit, custom door builds for DLS front stage & Earthquake SWS6 flatline subwoofers, custom rear pillar speaker pods. LumiDock iPod dock,
H&R Springs, ExoticsTuning front lip spoiler, Sport F/R bumpers upgrade, Carbon Fibre effect printed Vinyl roof wrap, High gloss black vinyl window trim wrap, Hartge bonnet/hood & tailgate badges, rear rooftip spoiler, matt Black kidney grille, projector foglamps.
Hartge auto gearlever, Hartge Handbrake handle, Hartge door sill strips, E46 M3 CSL Alcantara/Tri-stitch SMG steering wheel, full Black Leather Sport seats,
Custom ECU re-map biased for more Power & Torque in Steptronic mode, EGR delete, K&N induction kit, Stainless steel de-cat, Stainless steel exhaust backbox with twin oval pipes. Manual 5 spd gearbox conversion.
Plenty more modifications to come!