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Old 04-12-2002, 12:56 PM
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I'm buying a '99 BMW 528i today. It does not have a cd changer, but is prewired for the factory changer. BMW quoted ~$750 to add the factory cd changer. That seems a little high so I'm considering the following options:

1. After market CD changer.

2. Complete stereo upgrade.

I've tried to do a little research, but I can't seem to find anything to fit the BMW. Can you guys point me in the right direction, or am I limited to the factory changer?

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Old 04-12-2002, 01:05 PM
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Yes I agree BMW should be ashamed with themselves on this one. As of late there was not a adaptor to put either a Pioneer or Alpine unit in them. They have a funky hook up that makes it so far imposible. I will call today just to make sure that has not changed.

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OLYSAN,
Give me a call. I am a BMW dealer and I will sell you one for $495.00 U.S. Dollars. If you are out of state you pay no tax. This is a brand new unit with full warranty.All you need to do is install unit yourself and it's pretty easy.
Give me a call 815-455-9770

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Old 04-13-2002, 10:08 AM
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Jon,

You're right it's pretty ridiculous. But with guys like Dave (Bigwavz) around It should work out. OSO to the rescue.

Dave I'll call you Monday. From what I can see the installation looks straight forward. It looks like everything is setup for plug and play.

We picked up the car yesterday and man is it sweeeeeeeeet. '99 528i, 14068 miles.
 
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Mike soundgate technologies makes a interface for the BMW 5 series. I have to find the catalog but their stuff works. Does your new car have the DSP are not. You can call me at 636 464 5224 Forrest
 
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Forrest can you see if they make one for a Z3 1999-2000

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This is exactly why I didn't purchase a MB or a BMW earlier this year. The phone is $1500 and the Changer is a $1000. I think that it is BS! It is only a $200 alpine CD changer with some different firmware.
 
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John they do make that adapter for the Z3 he only ones it looks like they do not interface with is the DSP headunits. Forrest
 
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