In Reply to: Re: Blaupunkt Toronto posted by Paul Ikeda on September 29, 2000 at 21:07:07:
I didn't mention in my previous post that Crutchfield also sells an adapter wiring kit (requires minimal soldering) to connect to the funky BMW stereo connectors. The phone rep also sold me a SoundGate receiver interface. He said that is to connect the Blaupunkt receiver to the factory wiring at the proper levels. I wasn't too sure about that so I'll have to ask around a bit. i bought the unit anyway, just for convenience sake. I was assured that can always return the interface if not needed.
I am still waiting on my receiver to arrive and am hopeful that I will see it either this weekend or early next week. I will take pics and post them to the forum upon completion of the installation.
Best of luck with your new Blaupunkt Paul.
1989 E30 M3
I have to thank you.
You saved me a lot of time researching a replacement stereo for my M3.
There is now officially a shortage of Blaupunkt Toronto CD receivers. This unit is the closest thing to E30 OEM look I've found so I had to have one for my M3. I contacted Crutchfield only to find that they have recently sold out of about 1,000 units they snatched up from Blaupunkt after the Toronto was discontinued. After hours of searching, I managed to find a little place on the web www.woofersetc.com (1-877-580-3876) that is selling them at a very reasonable $220.00. The units aren't listed on the website, so you have to call to enquire if you're interested.
For those neo-luddites who refuse to switch to CDs, the Sydney is basically the same unit in cassette form. It is currently on special at crutchfield.com for $149.00.
Check the URL below for further info and pics of the Toronto.
1989 E30 M3