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Old 07-27-2004, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 92' 325i but it didn't come with a cd changer... its prewired so i guess all ihave to do is get a changer and just plag the wires, right?

do u guyz know what brands will fit without me making any modifications?

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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.
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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none. you need a factory changer from 92-94. No one makes adapters for those years that I am aware of.

Also, these kinds of posts belong in audio.
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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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.

Good luck with the search.

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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...

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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?
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beachbunny,
my car is prewired for a changer... so i were to get an alpine and the adaptor would it be just plug and play also.. .meaning would the adapter fit in the socket provided in the trunck???

also what's the best place to look for alpines?

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No, you can't do that. In my first post I said no one makes an adapter for that year. You either have to go OE or use an FM modulator, which defeats the SQ and purpose of a CD altogether.
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thanx el....

how about getting an indash cd player... are there any bmw manufactured out there?? or will i have to go after market for that...

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Since you have a vert, you could do this:

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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President... thats pretty much what a friend of mine did... and it works fine and good.
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but that would mean everytime i want to turn the sucker on, i'd have to open up the glove box, right? or am i not getting this right? as u can tell i m pretty new at this kinda stuff.. lol...

i was checking on ebay n they had some pretty cool subtle indash cd players.. i dont want to make it flashy... like this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=38641

but i m not sure if it will fit.. any thoughts... also what about the price?

another one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=38641

thanx a lot

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I'll suggest checking out the Alpine CDA-9831. You can adjust the button color to match the BMW amber, plus by burning MP3 disks you effectively have the changer you want.
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The keyto having a GB mount is the RF remote. It will penetrate the GB and wont need LOS like an IR remote.

I feel like that still wasn't enough abreviations.

Honestly though, a nakimichi will look very factory, and will match the illumination, and will sound 10x better than those units, while costing close to the same. Eclipse also has some OEM look units.
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