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Old 06-07-2012, 03:54 PM
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MID & CD Tray Removal

Has anyone attempted to remove the MID & CD tray from their X5.

I'm about to start the installation of my new Kenwood DNX6690HD but am having a hard time removing the existing tray.

I've been searching for hours now with little information found. It looks like it may need to be cut out?

I was hoping for a less violent solution

Any links to videos etc., would be greatly appreciated.

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Disregard... Pretty certain it needs to be cut. Looks like a job for the pro's!
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:13 AM
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Yes, most posts I have seen about installing a double DIN head unit like the Pioneer Avic, the middle part of the frame has to be cut.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:37 AM
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I have done mine for a Nav retrofit.

Look under the X5 how to's for Nav Retrofit and the information is all in there (this might help: http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/all...system-x5.html). Search the internet for x5 Nav retrofit. There is the BMW manual for it and it shows how/where to cut.

Anyone can do it if you can use a Dremel or similar..
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:53 PM
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I used a single din, the kit i got placed the stereo closer to the top so it slid right in without any bad modifcations. I know on the stero its self there is a little hex screw on a bottom corner, then use a pick in that same hole and it comes right out.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:27 PM
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I have done mine for a Nav retrofit.

Look under the X5 how to's for Nav Retrofit and the information is all in there (this might help: http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/all...system-x5.html). Search the internet for x5 Nav retrofit. There is the BMW manual for it and it shows how/where to cut.

Anyone can do it if you can use a Dremel or similar..
Thanks... Yes, I did see the information you mentioned but my X5 was not exactly the same.

In the end, I went with the pro's and they did an adequate job. I'm not super happy with the installation but can clean it up myself from here.

I'll post pictures in a couple of weeks when I get back home and have a chance to get at it.

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:55 PM
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Thanks... Yes, I did see the information you mentioned but my X5 was not exactly the same.

In the end, I went with the pro's and they did an adequate job. I'm not super happy with the installation but can clean it up myself from here.

I'll post pictures in a couple of weeks when I get back home and have a chance to get at it.

Cheers,

CP
No probs.. Glad you got it done, even if you have to "clean it up" a bit. It will be good to see the pictures.

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