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Replacing the H/K Stereo (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on April 30, 2000 at 18:47:01:

In Reply to: Was H/K Stereo available without the CD changer? posted by Eric Nadler on April 30, 2000 at 17:53:22:

Hi Eric,

Just a thought on the car you are interseted in. I'm wondering if the present owner is really all that interested in replacing the original H/K stereo system back in the car.

With a $5,000 stereo upgrade he no doubt removed the H/K amplifier and speakers. He also changed and/or added speaker wiring, power wiring, maybe equalizer wiring, etc. Getting the H/K amplifier and speakers mounted back are quite simple but rewiring the speakers, etc. may be quite difficult. That's why I'm suggesting the present owner may not want to go through with doing this. Negotiations with him may allow you to get the car with the stereo upgrade remaining for pennys on the dollar (the stereo). Just a thought!

Bob ///M3

: I'm still looking for my M3. I found one that I was interested in that had a $5000 upgrade to the stereo system. I'm going to have him take out the stereo and replace the stock stereo, which he says was the H/K upgrade. But he said it did not have a CD changer. From what I have seen I thought the H/K upgrade included the CD changer. The car is a 1997 M3, in case that helps. The speakers do say "H/K" on them, but now I'm wondering if the stock speakers say that. I want to make sure I get him to do the right thing, or adjust the price accordingly. So, two questions:

: 1. Does the H/K upgrade in 1997 include the CD changer?
: 2. Do only the speakers in the H/K upgrade say "H/K" on them, or are different H/K speakers used in the stock system?

: Thanks very much! I hope to finally get my M3 soon!

: Eric

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