What model replacement radio does this car need?

Tiny
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  • 1998 BMW Z3
  • 65,000 MILES
The radio in my wife's 1998 BMW Z3 needs to be replaced. Which radio model is the correct replacement?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 10:36 PM

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Tiny
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That depends on what features you want. Do you want it exactly stoc, or an aftermarket model?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 11:44 PM
Tiny
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My favorite source for aftermarket car audio is Crutchfield. You get a complete installation guide with every head unit you buy. Some even come with a complete install kit, if one is needed, plus the wiring harness adapters.
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Car/outfitmycar/MyCar.aspx

Hopefully, it saves the vehicle lookup information and takes you to the landing page that gives you the options that give an exact fit for your application.
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 11:46 PM
Tiny
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I just want a replacement like the original model. They seem to be readily available but I don't know which model to search for.
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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If you want the exact model it has now, you need to pull the old one out and check the manufacturer's tag. If you just want one with similar features, then you need to search by those features. We have no way of knowing if the original owner specified certain features or just chose the base model. We have no way of knowing whether it's a Blaupunkpt or an Alpine. Take a look at the link below. It shows how many different model #'s were available on that year and model.
http://data.bmrparts.com/bmwparts/1319.html
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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 12:18 AM

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