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mrscalex
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Becker Units

Post by mrscalex » Tue 29 Mar, 2016 11:43

Been finding out a bit about these units and know how well regarded they are.

The one that keeps popping up is the Cascade 7944. But I can see there are lots of other models including Traffic Pro and Grand Prix.

So a couple of questions:
  • 1. Will any Becker model, for any make of car fit/work in a pre-facelift Z3?
    2. Are there certain models to aim for or avoid? I'd be quite keen to have Sat Nav function but would be interested to know best choice models with and without.
If there's a Becker model guide on an old post I've missed please tell me but I couldn't find one.
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Re: Becker Units

Post by Southernboy » Tue 29 Mar, 2016 11:49

The Grand Prix is a stunning unit and can be ordered with the appropriate red lighting to match BMW general dashboard lighting. These units are fitted to Porsche, Mercedes and Ferrari..so you may want to do an eBay search for Becker units under those car names. I have read here of members fitting the Cascade too... :wink:
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Re: Becker Units

Post by ('_')Z3 » Tue 29 Mar, 2016 12:16

I fitted the Becker Cascade a number of years ago to mine.

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 32&t=34180

You can see the pics on my thread above. You are able to change the colour of the lighting to the more OEM orange so It matches better. Fitting wise it was reasonably simple for my facelifted car just a matter of removing a few bits of trim to feed the SAT NAV receiver, microphone etc. You do need to buy a simple connector adaptor for the unit from ebay for about £6 and then it's plug and play. You can also add the ipod adaptor which I did so you can access all your songs directly from the head unit but it does need to be a slightly older style classic ipod. I've put my connector in the glove box like most.
The unit is amazing, sound wise and functionality. I paid £300 for mine from a guy 10mins down the road and then bought the ipod connector separately.
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Re: Becker Units

Post by peterandjenny » Tue 29 Mar, 2016 12:22

Liked the look of these more in keeping with the style of the car, this is our one
http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... er#p319599

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Re: Becker Units

Post by Buz007 » Wed 05 Apr, 2017 14:07

I Have a Becker Head unit for sale if you wanted it?
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Re: Becker Units

Post by Paulro » Wed 05 Apr, 2017 17:53

Which model and what price?

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Re: Becker Units

Post by Buz007 » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 12:10

traffic pro. got all manuals and CD's for sat nav. £40 plus post?
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Re: Becker Units

Post by ('_')Z3 » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 13:31

Mine still available too. Becker cascade, nav discs, manual, original boxes and With the iPod connector also.
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Re: Becker Units

Post by gookah » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 15:05

('_')Z3 wrote:Mine still available too. Becker cascade, nav discs, manual, original boxes and With the iPod connector also.

£40?
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Re: Becker Units

Post by ('_')Z3 » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 15:11

Alas it's not £40. The other one might be but I suspect it's a typo.
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