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The Tire Rack - Performance Specialists

Interested in having us take a look at your E46 M3 products? Drop us a line at:

This takes 2 minutes.
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Step 1: Getting the required items together

This requires:
  • Car Keys
  • A BMW M3 (E46).
  • 2 minutes of free time.

Step 2: Turning Things On

  • Get inside the car and insert your key in the ignition.
  • Turn the key to the first click (the accessory setting - only the center section with the odometer, etc will light up at this setting).
  • Turn the radio OFF and then back ON (press the big knob on the left side of the radio).
  • Do not press any other buttons!

Step 3: Accessing the Correct Screen

  • Press the "m" buttom on the right side of the radio and hold it down untill the serial number is displayed in the radio's main display panel (about 10 seconds).
  • Use the "+" or "-" keys on the left side of the radio to change options until the center display read "GAL 3" (GAL 3 is the default factory setting, if it was changed before it will read "GAL X" X being a number between 1 and 6).

Control Buttons

Getting to the GAL Screen

Step 4: Selecting the Setting

  • Use the pre-set buttons (big buttons below radio's the main display numbered 1-6).
  • Each number corresponds to a setting - 1 is the least speed sensitivity - 6 is the most speed sensitivity - 3 is the factory setting.
  • If you want to gain more volume with speed then go to a higher setting. If you want to gain less volume with speed then go to a lower setting. A setting of 1 will disable the speed sensitive volume completely.
  • Once you have selected your new setting, turn the radio OFF and back ON to save the changes.

Pre-set Buttons

Factory Default Setting

Max Volume Gain Setting

Min Volume Gain Setting

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