aftermarket, I'm not sure. There may be some converters that work with certain brands but I havn't found one. You can go OEM and get a stock cd changer for your car... Check ebay, they run from 200$ to 400$ or so... I havn't checked prices recently though.
Funtoos - I just added a used OEM changer to my 96 328. I paid $225. Plug and play, took about 15 minutes to install. I believe for your 92 you need a "non I-Bus" changer. 96 and newer you would look for a "I-bus" changer. This discribes the way the changer communicates with the head unit.
There are several places on the internet that sell OEM changers for the BMW's. Do a search. I know Bavarian Auto has them. New they run $500 - $600, used $200 - $400. If your car is prewired the install should be very easy.
Well, I am thinking about selling my sony cd deck and 10 cd changer that goes into your trunk pretty soon. They arn't the newest things to the market, but I think that I would sell it at a reasonable price. If you are interested: instant messege, e-mail, or PM me. I also have pictures of them.
Ack! $600 for a CD changer??!?!?!?! Unless you're going for a BMW changer (the dealership told me for MY car = $1,000 ! ), why... just why? I got an alpine about a year or two ago for a bit less than $300. I also just got the adapter... I think it was around $20... from Circuit City.
I just had picked Alpine cuz it cost less than sony at the time . Still working...
BeachBunny - yeah, $600 is a lot for a CD Changer, that's why I bought a used one. The $500 - $600 is for a "BMW" OEM changer, they are made for BMW by either Alpine or Pioneer.
The question is how much work do you want to put into it. I wanted to keep my factory Head Unit. Its not that great, but I have a convertible, so I wanted the dash to look stock, to discourage anyone from slicing my top to steal my stereo.
So I went with an OEM model so I could simply install it in the housing already located in the trunk, connect the wires, and controll the changer from the buttons on the factory head unit.
My dealer wanted $1,000 for the changer and install. As I said before, I got the used changer for $225 and installed it in 15 minutes. From outside the car you would never know I have a changer in the trunk.
If Funtoos wants to install a cd changer without "Making any modifications" like he says, I think he will need to stick with an OEM model. Am I wrong on that?
Keep the factory HU, but disconnect it, and route the harness over through the glove box. Its a bit of work, but it can be done. Its more time consuming than hard. Mount your real HU in there, and buy one with an RF remote.
Short of that, Alpine and Nakimichi make great HUs that aren't nearly as flashy as the rest of the aftermarket.
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