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Hey, I'm new here and I'm talking about the housing for an aftermarket CD Player in this 97 528i . And is it hard to install an aftermarket in-dash CD or DVD player, ie. alpine, sony etc in a 97 528i? Crutchfield says none of theirs fits the car but obviously this guy got an aftermarket to work.
I don't have the car yet, but this is the only thing holding me back. I won't be able to take having to access the trunk anytime I want to put a new CD in.
Or, would an audio installation shop be able to do it?
Usually when we buy a BMW and decide to keep it; join different BMW forums, appreciate what we have and enjoy talking about it; show its pictures etc etc we don't try to challenge its design because those engineers did graduate from a highly accredited schools and carry many years of experience under their belts.
I can say with all Honestly there is nothing wrong with my 6 CD changer being safely tucked in the trunk, this holds true of the battery too; and nothing wrong with the way the stuff and little gadgets are integrated in the dash board with the little red lights of the 528I.
Why would I go for an aftermarket bulky thing in my dash??? I don't have an answer. In dash or in trunk it works for me. Otherwise I should have two choices buy a YUGO or face the following problem and I qoute someone else's problem:
PLEASE HELP FUSE #5 blows everytime when I open the trunk: Can anyone confirm that this is most likely due to the aftermarket CD changer? I've had it for about a year with no problems. I believe this is the cause b/c when the car is off now (after fuse has blown as a result of the trunk illumination light coming on) the eject button for changer will not work. But, if the ignition power is switched on (ie - radio on) the changer will eject.
Do CD changers get wired to constant power for the purpose of ejecting when the car is off? Where would the car stereo place have spliced into the trunk light?
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